Colin Powell slams Palin, plays race card: GOP has ‘dark vein of intolerance,’ ‘use[s] code words’; Update: #DemocratCodeWords

Sigh. This is really getting old. Talk about the boy who cried dog whistle! The old “code words” rears its head again: Get ready for more entries in the Handbook of Racial Code Words. “Aloof” isn’t the end of it, evidently.

https://twitter.com/darthouse/status/290466668168216577

We reported earlier that Colin Powell blasted “birthers” on “Meet the Press” this morning, because, you know, that’s the most pressing issue of our time. Andrea Mitchell doubled down and implied that the “birther movement” was GOP policy. Powell continued the inanity.

https://twitter.com/DraftRyan2016/status/290467496299986946

Heh. And he let it fly on this morning. Cue the ominous music: The GOP has a “dark vein of intolerance.”

https://twitter.com/meetthepress/status/290463428252925954

https://twitter.com/fran_chambers/status/290472785384456192

Twitter users immediately react to this utter nonsense.

https://twitter.com/Rschrim/status/290495993508675585

https://twitter.com/sistertoldjah/status/290463579273048064

Yes, dark vein? How racist, Mr. Powell. But, wait. There’s more.

https://twitter.com/LRD90/status/290517749120253952

https://twitter.com/CatholicDems/status/290486367052513281

Sarah Palin already epically smacked down that charge of racism. And now Twitter users are smacking down Powell. They are calling him out for his pitiful race card playing, and for continuing to insist that he is a Republican, even after supporting Barack Obama for president. Both times.

https://twitter.com/hleecar/status/290471715644002304

https://twitter.com/blankinglost/status/290471885861449729

https://twitter.com/TXGaryM/status/290467475336876032

https://twitter.com/SHannitysHair/status/290466174444113920

Yep. Twitchy has documented many such instances of leftist racism and intolerance. From Powell? Crickets.

https://twitter.com/libertygaurdian/status/290470542023208962

https://twitter.com/rookietweeter/status/290470433214578688

https://twitter.com/arthur23/status/290469717775360000

https://twitter.com/HeavensLane/status/290469259140808704

https://twitter.com/JanethMoresi/status/290467903764037632

https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/290496831316705280

https://twitter.com/EYEcChavis/status/290510442479120385

https://twitter.com/BiasedGirl/status/290471339142295552

Bingo.

https://twitter.com/redsteeze/status/290501605323853825

https://twitter.com/redsteeze/status/290501191211810816

That must be some of that there “subtle” racism or something. Like peanut butter sammiches.

And this Twitter users sums it all up.

https://twitter.com/stickeenotes/status/290505786801651713

https://twitter.com/StickeeNotes/status/290507488556625920

https://twitter.com/StickeeNotes/status/290508285902213121

https://twitter.com/StickeeNotes/status/290509464535171072

https://twitter.com/StickeeNotes/status/290510837507059713

But, you know, it’s far easier to just trot out the race card, even if that means disgracefully diminishing actual acts of racism. Here’s a lesson for you, Mr. Powell: If everything in the entire world, including the word “lazy” is racist, then nothing is.

A second tip: Get out of your Beltway Bubble once in a while and talk to some people.

https://twitter.com/damianbiltres/status/290488225426972673

https://twitter.com/LaurenC_Lux/status/290522984815398913

Update:

Heh.

https://twitter.com/lheal/status/290563698530078721

https://twitter.com/larsoneric50/status/290554983756210178

Twitter users kindly weigh in with some helpful #DemocratCodeWords.

 

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