Rep. David Scott tells Fayette NAACP: ‘This election is our future’

U.S. Rep. David Scott. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Several hundred residents from Fayette County and beyond met Oct. 27 for the 15th annual Freedom Fund Banquet hosted by the Fayette County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The event was held at the Wyndham Conference Center in Peachtree City and featured Congressman David Scott.

Scott in his remarks combined the upcoming presidential election with a view back in time to the history of the NAACP. He laid the groundwork for his comments by citing the work of 19th century abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth.

“We’ve got to be a sojourner for truth,” Scott said, then bringing the Nov. 6 election into focus. “We’re faced with difficult days. You’ve got to make sure the first black president is not a one-term president. That’s our task. We’re the NAACP. This president has done a remarkable job.”

Scott also noted that healthcare in America is under threat.

“If we don’t get out and vote, the first order of business will be to repeal (Obamacare) if Romney is elected,” Scott said.

Scott likened current-day challenges to those faced by Joshua in the Bible. Calling Joshua the greatest general in history, Scott cited the 12 stones set up by Joshua in the Jordan River to illustrate what he called the 12 stones of the NAACP. Those stones included figures such as sociologist W.E.B Du Bois, baseball player Jackie Robinson, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, civil rights activists Rosa Parks, Roy Wilkins and Medgar Evers, poet and columnist Langston Hughes and Mary Turner, a pregnant woman who was lynched and burned in Valdosta in 1918.

Returning to the upcoming election, Scott said, “This election is for our future.” Citing an example of the implications for the future, Scott said the next president will likely appoint the next two or three justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Advocating for a second term for Obama, Scott noted the necessity of having a tax code that is fair for everyone and the provision under Obamacare that requires insurance companies to accept pre-existing conditions. Scott using another example said AIDS is a pre-existing condition, one that is a leading cause of death among black women of child-bearing age.

The Freedom Fund Banquet was also the occasion for the presentation of annual awards. The 2012 Freedom Fighter Award went to longtime civil rights leader Rev. C.T. Vivian. The 2012 President’s Award recipient was Fayette County Democratic Party Chairman Arnold Martin, III. And three Community Service awards went to Olympic gold medalist Christian Taylor, Fayette County School System Assistant Superintendent Sam Sweat and to Rev. BaSean Jackson on behalf of Fellowship of Love Church. Taylor’s award was accepted by his parents, Stephanie and Ian Taylor.

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Joined: 11/08/2005
Racist and TYPICAL

Vote based on color. Good message, about as good as the message we got from the racist senile old pig joseph lowery . Have you checked the unemployment rate of blacks under this president? Thanks for the message of hate or vote based on color.

I can't tell if I should give money to you the black panthers or the kkk it really is a toss because you all have the same message: Hate based on race.

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Joined: 09/18/2009
That's the message, Sky...

...sent by their vengeful President.

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NAACP takes over Polling Station

Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Friday allegedly descended on a polling station in Houston to “encourage” people to vote for President Barack Obama,’s Katie Pavlich reports.

Poll watcher Eve Rockford, who was trained by True the Vote, claims three people wearing NAACP labeled clothing showed and started handing out bottled water to people waiting in line. After that, they started “stirring up the crowd,” at one point even mentioning flying people to Ohio to promote the president.

...and so it begins.

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Joined: 05/15/2007
Rep. Bobby Rush (D) Illinois on Obama

Rush reportedly said Obama’s over-education provided him with an “ivory tower” outlook and he specifically took issue with Obama suggesting that the black community’s days of protesting are over.

“Barack is a person who read about the civil rights protests and thinks he knows all about it,” he said. “I helped make that history, by blood, sweat, and tears.”

Rush slammed Obama in an interview with The Chicago Reader published on March 17, 2000, saying, “He went to Harvard and became an educated fool,” adding, “We’re not impressed with these folks with these eastern elite degrees.”

Gee, how things have changed.

Davids mom
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Joined: 10/30/2005
Is that all ya got? -SL

An opinion from 12 years ago? I think more will remember the 47%. We'll know tomorrow. Thanks for supporting your view with current samples of support or opposition. Colin Powell has more 'pull' in the US. Most ask, who's Bobby Rush?

Dogood Quietly
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Joined: 07/21/2010
Colin Powell Endorsement?

Obama's Military Endorsements:

General Wesley Clark, USA, (Ret)
General Colin Powell, USA (Ret)
Major General Paul Eaton, USA (Ret)
Admiral Donald Gutter, USN, former JAG of the Navy, (Ret)
Admiral John Nathman, USN, (Ret)

Mitt Romney's Military Endorsements:

Admiral James B. Busey, USN, (Ret.)
General James T. Conway, USMC, (Ret.)
General Terrence R. Dake, USMC, (Ret)
Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, (Ret.)
Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, USM, (Ret.)
General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret)
General Tommy Franks, USA, (Ret)
General Alfred Hansen, USAF, (Ret)
Admiral Ronald Jackson Hays, USN, (Ret)
Admiral Thomas Bibb Hayward, USN, (Ret)
General Chuck Albert Horner, USAF, (Ret)
Admiral Jerome LaMarr Johnson, USN, (Ret)
Admiral Timothy J. Keating, USN, (Ret)
General Paul X. Kelley, USMC, (Ret)
General William Kernan, USA, (Ret)
Admiral George E.R. Kinnear II, USN, (Ret)
General William L. Kirk, USAF, (Ret)
General James J. Lindsay, USA, (Ret)
General William R. Looney III, USAF, (Ret)
Admiral Hank Mauz, USN, (Ret)
General Robert Magnus, USMC, (Ret)
Admiral Paul David Miller, USN, (Ret)
General Henry Hugh Shelton, USA, (Ret)
General Lance Smith, USAF, (Ret)
Admiral Leighton Smith, Jr., USN, (Ret)
General Ronald W. Yates, USAF, (Ret)
Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN, (Ret)
Lieutenant General James Abrahamson, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Edgar Anderson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Buck Bedard, USMC, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral A. Bruce Beran, USCG, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Lyle Bien, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Harold Blot, USMC, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum, USA, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Mike Bowman III, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Mike Bucchi, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Walter E. Buchanan III, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Richard A. Burp ee, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General William Campbell, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General James E. Chambers, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Edward W. Clexton, Jr., USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Marvin Covault, USA, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Terry M. Cross, USCG, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral William Adam Dougherty, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Brett Dula, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Gordon E. Fornell, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral David Frost, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Henry C. Giffin III, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Peter M. Hekman, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Richard D. Herr, USCG, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Thomas J Hickey, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Walter S. Hogle, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Ronald W. Iverson, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Donald W. Jones, USA, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Douglas J. Katz, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Jay W. Kelley, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Tom Kil cline, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Timothy A. Kinnan, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, M.D., USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Albert H. Konetzni, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Buford Derald Lary, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Frank Libutti, USMC, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Stephen Loftus, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Michael Malone, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral John J. Mazach, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Justin D. McCarthy, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral William McCauley, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Fred McCorkle, USMC, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Joseph S. Mobley, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Carol Mutter, USMC, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Dave R. Palmer, USA, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral John Theodore "Ted" Parker, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, USMC, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Charles Henry "Chuck" Pitman, USMC, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Steven R. Polk, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral William E. Ramsey, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Edward Rowny, USA (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Dutch Schultz, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Charles J. Searock, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General E. G. "Buck" Shuler, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Alexander M. "Rusty" Sloan, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General David J. Teal, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Billy M. Thomas, USA, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Donald C. "Deese" Thompson, USCG, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Alan S. Thompson, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Herman O. "Tommy" Thomson, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, USCG, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General William Thurman, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Robert Allen "R. A." Tiebout, USMC, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral John B. Totushek, USNR, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General George J. Trautman, USMC, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Garry R. Trexler, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Claudius "Bud" Watts, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General William "Bill" Welser, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Thad A. Wolfe, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General C. Norman Wood, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Michael W. Wooley, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Richard "Rick" Zilmer, USMC, (Ret.)
Major General Chris Adams, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Henry Amos, USN (Ret.)
Major General Nora Alice Astafan, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Almon Bowen Ballard, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General James F. Barnette, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Robert W. Barrow, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John R. Batlzer, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jon W. Bayless, USN, (Ret.)
Major General John E. Bianch i, USA, (Ret.)
Major General David F. Bice, USMC, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Linda J. Bird, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James H. Black, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Peter A. Bondi, USN, (Ret.)
Major General John L. Borling, USMC, (Ret.)
Major General Tom Braaten, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Robert J. Brandt, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jerry C. Breast, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Bruce B. Bremner, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown III, USN, (Ret.)
Major General David P. Burford, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John F. Calvert, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jay A. Campbell, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Henry Canterbury, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James J. Carey, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Nevin Carr, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Stephen K. Chadwick, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral W. Lewis Chatham, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Jeffrey G. Cliver, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Casey Coane, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Isaiah C. Cole, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Stephen Condon, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Richard C. Cosgrave, USANG, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert Cowley, USN, (Ret.)
Major General J.T. Coyne, USMC, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert C. Crates, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Tommy F. Crawford, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James P. Davidson, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney, USN, (Ret.)
Major General James D. Delk, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Robert E. Dempsey, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jay Ronald Denney, USNR, (Ret.)
Major General Robert S. Dickman, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James C. Doebler, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Douglas O. Dollar, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Hunt Downer, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Thomas A. Dyches, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Jay T. Edwards, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General John R. Farrington, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Francis L. Filipiak, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Charles Fletcher, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Bobby O. Floyd, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Veronica Froman, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Vance H. Fry, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral R. Byron Fuller, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral George M. Furlong, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Frank Gallo, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Ben F. Gaumer, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Harry E. Gerhard Jr., USN, (Ret.)
Major General Daniel J. Gibson, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Andrew A. Giordano, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Richard N. Goddard, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Fred Golove, USCGR, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Harold Eric Grant, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Jeff Grime, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Robert Kent Guest, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Tim Haake, USAR, (Ret.)
Major General Otto K. Habedank, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Donald P. Harvey, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Leonard W. Hegland, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John Hekman, USN, (Ret.)
Major General John A. Hemphill, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admir al Larry Hereth, USCG, (Ret.)
Major General Wilfred Hessert, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Don Hickman, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Geoffrey Higginbotham, USMC, (Ret.)
Major General Jerry D. Holmes, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Weldon F. Honeycutt, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Steve Israel, USN, (Ret.)
Major General James T. Jackson, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John S. Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Tim Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Ron Jesberg, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Pierce J. Johnson, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Steven B. Kantrowitz, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John T. Kavanaugh, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Dennis M. Kenneally, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Michael Kerby, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral David Kunkel, USCG, (Ret.)
Major General Geoffrey C. Lambert, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Arthur Langston, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Thomas G. Lilly, USN, (Ret.)
Major General James E. Livingston, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Al Logan, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General John D. Logeman Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Noah H. Long Jr, USNR, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Don Loren, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Andy Love, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Steven Wells Maas, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Robert M. Marquette, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Larry Marsh, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Clark W. Martin, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General William M. Matz, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Gerard Mauer, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral William J. McDaniel, MD, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral E.S. McGinley II, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Henry C. McKinney, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Robert Messerli, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Douglas S. Metcalf, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John W. Miller, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Patrick David Moneymaker, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Mario Montero, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Douglas M. Moore, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Walter Bruce Moore, USA, (Ret.)
Ma jor General William Moore, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Burton R. Moore, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James A. Morgart, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Stanton R. Musser, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John T. Natter, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Robert George Nester, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General George W. Norwood, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert C. Olsen, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Raymund E. O?Mara, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert S. Owens, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John F. Paddock, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Robert W. Paret, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert O. Passmore, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Earl G. Peck, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Richard E. Perraut Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Gerald F. Perryman, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral W.W. Pickavance, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John J. Prendergast, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Fenton F. Priest, USN, (Ret.)
Major General David C. Ralston, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Bentley B. Rayburn, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Harold Rich, USN , (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Roland Rieve, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Tommy F. Rinard, USN , (Ret.)
Major General Richard H. Roellig, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Michael S. Roesner, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral William J. Ryan, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Loran C. Schnaidt, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Carl Schneider, USAF , (Ret.)
Major General John P. Schoeppner, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Edison E. Scholes, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert H. Shumaker, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral William S. Schwob, USCG, (Ret.)
Major General David J. Scott, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Hugh P. Scott, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Richard Secord, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral William H. Shawcross, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Joseph K. Simeone, USAF and ANG , (Ret.)
Major General Darwin Simpson, ANG , (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic, USN , (Ret.)
Rear Admiral David Oliver "D.O." Smart, USNR, (Ret.)
Major General Ric hard D. Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Donald Bruce Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Paul O. Soderberg, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert H. "Bob" Spiro, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Henry B. Stelling, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Daniel H. Stone, USN, (Ret.)
Major General William A. Studer, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Hamlin Tallent, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Hugh Banks Tant III, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Larry S. Taylor, USMC, (Ret.)
Major General J.B. Taylor, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Thomas R. Tempel, USA , (Ret.)
Major General Richard L. Testa, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jere Thompson, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Byron E. Tobin, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Larry Twitchell, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Russell L. Violett, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General David E.B. "DEB" Ward, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Charles J. Wax, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Donald Weatherson, USN, (Ret.)
Major General John Welde, USAF, (R et.)
Major General Gary Whipple, USA , (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James B. Whittaker, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Charles Williams, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral H. Denny Wisely, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Theodore J. Wojnar, USCG, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral George R. Worthington, USN, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Arthur Abercrombie, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General John R. Allen, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Loring R. Astorino, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Richard Averitt, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Garry S. Bahling, USANG, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Donald E. Barnhart, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Charles L. Bishop, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Clayton Bridges, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Jeremiah J. Brophy, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General R. Thomas Browning, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General David A. Brubaker, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Chalmers R. Carr, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Fred F. Caste, USAFR, (Ret.)
Brigadier General R obert V. Clements, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Christopher T Cline, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General George Peyton Cole, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Richard A. Coleman, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Mike Cushman, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Peter Dawkins, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Sam. G. DeGeneres, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General George Demers, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Howard G. DeWolf, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Arthur F. Diehl, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General David Bob Edmonds, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Anthony Farrington, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Norm Gaddis, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Robert H. Harkins, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Thomas W. Honeywill, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Stanley V. Hood, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General James J. Hourin, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Jack C. Ihle, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Thomas G. Jeter, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Willi am Herbert Johnson, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Kenneth F. Keller, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Wayne W. Lambert, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Jerry L. Laws, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Thomas J. Lennon, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General John M. Lotz, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Robert S. Mangum, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Frank Martin, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Joe Mensching, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Richard L. Meyer, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Lawrence A. Mitchell, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Michael P. Mulqueen, USMC, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Ben Nelson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Jack W. Nicholson, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Maria C. Owens, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Dave Papak, USMC, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Gary A. Pappas, USANG, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Robert V. Paschon, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Allen K. Rachel, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Jon Reynolds, USA F, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Edward F. Rodriguez, Jr., USAFR, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Roger Scearce, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad, USAFR, (Ret.)
Brigadier General John Serur, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Joseph L. Shaefer, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Graham Shirley, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Raymond Shulstad, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Stan Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Ralph S. Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Donald Smith, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General David M. Snyder, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Michael Joseph Tashjian, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Richard Louis Ursone, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Earl Van Inwegen, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Terrence P. Woods, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Mitchell Zais, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Allan Ralph Zenowitz, USA, (Ret.)

Davids mom
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Name Recognition

Powell wins! ( For serving the American people regardless of political party throughout his career.). The Republican Party lost him by having him share misinformation with the world. WMD's. (IMO). His trustworthiness was 'used' because of the respect he had from American citizens. Name recognition counts in endorsements.

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Joined: 04/27/2011
Powell and WMD's

DM, this is a tired worn out issue, Saddam Hussin HAD WMD's Powell KNEW he had them, how did he KNOW Saddam had them for a FACT? because he knew Ronald Reagan
SUPPLIED them back during the Iraq Iran 8 year war, he KNEW hussin had them because he SAW the Kurds killed with WMD's The ENTIRE WORLD knew Saddam had WMD's, that is why for 6 years the UN had inspectors, low and behold INSPECTING his WMD facilities. I offered before and will offer again, I'll be more than happy to post comments and speeches by DEMOCRATS, declaring the danger of Saddam Hussin and his stockpiles of WMDS

January 27 1998 Bill Clinton State of the Union Address

" Together, we also must also confront the new hazards of chemical and biological weapons, and the outlaw states, terrorists and organized criminals seeking to acquire them. Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade, and much of his nation's wealth, not on providing for the Iraqi people, but on developing nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons -- and the missiles to deliver them. The United Nations weapons inspectors have done a truly remarkable job, finding and destroying more of Iraq's arsenal than was destroyed during the entire Gulf War. Now Saddam Hussein wants to stop them from completing their mission.

I know I speak for everyone in this chamber, Republicans and Democrats, when I say to Saddam Hussein: You cannot defy the will of the world. And when I say to him: You have used weapons of mass destruction before; we are determined to deny you the capacity to use them again. "

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Yet he did nothing, Q... was/is Clinton's modus operandi. Here's some tidbits that only a fool would think Saddam would ever stop making WMDs and building a nuclear bomb (from PBS, no less!):

> Nuclear physicist and Iraqi defector Khidhir Hamza agrees. He told FRONTLINE that Iraq did not relinquish certain critical components of the nuclear program to the inspectors, and that it retains the expertise necessary to build a nuclear weapon. He believes that Iraq may have one completed within the next couple of years.

> For the first few years, Iraqi officials failed to disclose much of their special weapons programs to the inspectors. In 1995, Saddam Hussein's son-in-law Kamel Hussein defected. He had been in charge of the bioweapons program and revealed to UNSCOM that there was a vast arsenal of weapons they had failed to uncover, including biological weapons, and described how the Iraqis were hiding them. This was a breakthrough for the inspection teams, and they continued their work until 1998, when Iraq blocked further access and expelled UNSCOM.

> In summary, the IAEA report says that following the August 1990 invasion of Kuwait, Iraq launched a "crash program" to develop a nuclear weapon quickly by extracting weapons grade material from safe-guarded research reactor fuel. This project, if it had continued uninterrupted by the war, might have succeeded in producing a deliverable weapon by the end of 1992.

> The IAEA inspections revealed seven nuclear-related sites in Iraq. [2] The IAEA reports that all sensitive nuclear materials were removed, and that facilities and equipment were dismantled or destroyed. Activities uncovered and destroyed included:

an industrial scale complex for Electromagnetic Isotope Separation (EMIS), a process for producing enriched uranium. The complex was designed for the installation of 90 separators; before the Gulf War, eight were functional. If all separators had been installed, the plant could have produced 15 kg of highly enriched uranium per year, possibly enough for one nuclear weapon.

a large scale manufacturing and testing facility--the Al Furat Project--designed for the production of centrifuges, used in another method of uranium enrichment.

facilities and equipment for the production of weapons components.

computer simulations of nuclear weapons detonations

storage of large quantities of HMX high explosive used in nuclear weapons.

This article goes on, and on, and on about his WMD programs; feel free to read about it -

Yeah, Bush sent us in just to avenge his ignorant a statement as there could be.

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Sure Clinton did something, he fired a few million dollar missiles at aspirin factories,,,and let's not forget he got laid in the Oral Office.

I do however honestly wonder if not for 9/11 what WOULD bush have done???
and would Israel be glowing in the dark....

Davids mom
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They weren't found because they (WMD's) were in Syria. More about that later.

Lots of interesting opinions discussed in July 2012;

There were those in high positions who knew where those WMD's were, but they allowed Powell to make his presentation anyway, anything to go in and get the man who 'threatened my daddy'. Post away. I'll share my info. Again, keeping an eye on Florida. Long lines and confusion. It should be easy to vote in America! I had the honor of observing (voluntarily) the voting in South Africa. A very, very patient people - regardless of color.

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So it's your assertion that Gen Colin Powell was so ignorant of the Facts that he allowed himself to be "lead" into his claims?..
You may be onto something, after all he has been lead into endorsing Obama..

Glad I wasn't ever under his chain of command....

Davids mom
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So it's your assertion that Gen Colin Powell was so ignorant of the Facts that he allowed himself to be "lead" into his claims?.

Nope! He trusted those who lied about their own candidate McCain, (in the Republican primaries) saying that McCain's daughter was the result of an illicit relationship with a 'black' woman - when in reality she was lovingly adopted from Bangladesh. If you find yourself laying with dogs and you don't want fleas - you get out of there!! Romney is in 'bed' with some of those same individuals who disgraced themselves with that rumor about McCain's daughter. Romney and the Republican Party would have loved to have had Powell's endorsement! Powell and Clark are well respected by persons in the military - and many consider it an honor to have served with Powell and under him. He was known for his knowledge, his fairness, and his dedication to his men and women - American citizens and not to a political party.

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"" Powell and Clark are well respected by persons in the military""

I have no doubt of this. But I also seem to remember reading somewhere in a book
there was another Well respected Military leader, just can't remember his name .......oh yeah Benedict Arnold that was it.

I'm just saying for me, I don't give a rats patooty who endorses whom.
Sadly though it seems most Americans are lead by "popularity" rather than results. If this election was based solely on positive results Obama would be lucky to get his wife's vote

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Clark is respected? By who

Maybe by hard-line Dems--Gen Shelton, as CJCS, got rid of his sorry ass when the opportunity presented itself.

Davids mom
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Ah yes - General Shelton; a great judge of character!

The John Edwards campaign brought on Hugh Shelton—the general who had said Clark was made to leave the SACEUR post early due to "integrity and character issues"—as an advisor, a move that drew criticism from the Clark campaign.

Now we know what a sterling character John Edwards turned out to be!! Thanks for reminding us!

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DMom & Shelton

I expect he would have helped ANY North Carolinian who was in competition with Clark!

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Ya know either people choose to forget or they never bothered to learn about their Favorite Gen Clark, ya know the man that dang near started World War 3, Had not a British General (Sir Micheal Jackson) refused to obey Clarks order to ATTACK Russian troops. Ya know the same Gen Clark, that REFUSED to attempt a rescue of an American soldier (Scott O'Grady) , for fear of upsetting the very people he was bombing. Ya know the exact same Gen.Clark that publicly made the statement that the US Constitution is "over rated" July,4 1997

Robert W. Morgan
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Remembering the 47%, no not really

What will be remembered is Libya mismanagement and coverup and of course the famous "Voting is the best revenge" comment which is more of Obama being perfectly honest about his feelings.

Davids mom
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What is being remembered?

The handling of Sandy in comparison with Katrina.

Davids mom
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Only if your channel is stuck on Faux News! 500 retired generals the day before the election? Where was the message of support for Romney before today? A lot of votes have already been cast! Interesting strategy . We'll know, hopefully by Wednesday.. Lots of military families are glad their heroes are home or at least on the way. Americans, by voting, will make their choice. In our country, there is more than just one view of the situation. Just sharing mine.

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David Scott

When you take into account the group of people he was addressing, I am not surprised by his comments. However, had it been the National Association of White People and someone said that we must elect a white guy, he'd be nailed to the cross. I hate double standards.

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David Scott


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You’ve got to make sure the first black president...

How is voting for a president simply because he's black any different than voting against a president because he's black? Racism is believing a biological group is both less desirable, more desirable, inferior or superior than another. Telling your constituents to vote for Obama because he's black is racist Mr Scott, but I guess it's politically correct to give you a pass.

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I agree with Rep Scott that this election will impact greatly on America's future, however, based on the context of his comments it is obvious that his use of "we" or "our" is not referring to all of his constituents.

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This actually is racist

Rep. Scott hits it out of the park with a 100% pure set of racist remarks. And nobody blinks an eye. Thinking for myself, the fact that the color of someone's skin is such a big deal to 12% of the population doesn't even make my top 10 list of things to consider in this election. If I were black, I would simply ignore the issue or I would try to convince myself that this empty suit of a President is (half) white. I think he inherited a lot more than skin color from each of his whacky parents - some really disturbing ideas. In many ways his white mother was a much more disturbing influence upon young Barry than his absent father was.

Thankfully the momentum is with Romney and the storm will keep the turnout low in the bluest part of the country. I think Romney wins anyway, but PA or NJ or even NY or MA turning red would be huge.

Davids mom
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A Question

What if Obama's gene selection has been different - and he physically appeared more like his mother? Would we be as concerned about the color of his skin; his grades; etc.? What if he, as an American, didn't have to declare his 'race'? Would there have been more of an effort for bi-partisanship to get us out of this crisis? Since he s our first 'black' president, we have nothing to really compare. It will be interesting how history views this period. Although both parties claim that there is a great difference between the two candidates for president, as the election draws close, when looking at the stand on most issues, there is more agreement than disagreement. (As Romney indicated in one of the debates). Regardless of who wins or loses, we should be concerned about the failure of Congress, and what will happen if they don't deal with the end of the tax cuts in January. What are we going to do about this problem?

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DM,,and a WHITE Obama

Obama would have NEVER EVER defeated Hillary Clinton had he appeared WHITE in skin tone, For the love of God he ONLY had 147 DAYS of Federal Experience (Illinois Senator)he was elected for ONE reason and ONLY one reason, Skin Color
and even then Civil Right Selma Bridge WAS there members OPPOSED him at first due to his "half breed" heritage,, DM there ARE recordings of this opposition we live in a Video/Audio age, what ya say IS recorded....
MLKIII Opposed Obama, as did Sharpton, Lowery, Bernice King, oh and Rosa Parks Family members,,,,,,,,

Davids mom
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Hillary/ Q

Made a big mistake belittling and demoting Hilda Solis. It wasn't a black /white thing in the Democratic Party,, that was a brown thing that hurt Hillary in the primaries.

Operative words in your sharing 'at first'. Hillary opposed him 'at first' as did her husband. You're entitled to your point of view, I'll stick with mine and continue to post it. Just heard that most polling is done on land lines (phones) - there are a lot of voters out there (students) with only cellular phones. We may have to 'poll' differently. The name of the game is who votes

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Racism is Blissfully Ingnorant

""Scott noted the necessity of having a tax code that is fair for everyone""

If Mr Scott expended as much time DOING his job as he does trying to KEEP his job, he might find out Tax Code is HIS responsibility, HE can write legislation and work for it's passing to ensure a "fair tax code" to date, NO SUCH Bill has been presented by this Congressman.

If Mr Scott's constituents would only take off their colored glasses, maybe they would be able to see, WHO is setting up laws in which to cause future serious harm to minorities, maybe they could see, it's "their' political party that constantly elects former KKK leaders, who elects people of serious moral question.

Davids mom
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How about asking him to write a bill. He is my Representative. I'm not too pleased with his 'job' history. Just sayin'

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DM Westmoreland

Considering his history of Co Signing Bills with the likes of Maxine Waters and THAT bill being directly linked to the "Fall of the Real estate" economy
I pray he just collects his pay and does nothing.. at least THAT is better than his CURRENT record of F ing America

Davids mom
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Q - Westmoreland

Westmoreland is known to sign anything. For anybody. What was the number of the Water's bill? He is a joke in Congress, yet this community sends him back. Why?

Davids mom
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KKK legislators

"Their party?" In the 20's and the 30's, it was politically expedient for some to join the Klan. In my lifetime, David Duke proudly supported the Klan ideology. After the passage of the voting rights act, the Democratic south went Republican. David Duke is a 'leader' in the Republican Party. Racism crosses party lines. Unfortunately, minorities today, on the whole, see the Republican Party as supporters of Jim Crow. Actions speak louder than words, and the current practices in the south should overcome this perception eventually.

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KKK Legislators,

DM, you REALLY NEED to read a History book NOT published by a Political Party
THE "Father" of the Democrat Party; Andrew Jackson, Who signed a treaty with "the 5 civilized tribes" (New Echota Treaty) and then proceeded to FORCE these "conforming" people on the Trail Of Tears.
Abe Lincoln- Republican
Gen, Geo Armstrong Custer, prior to his famous last stand exterminated more than 5000 Men Women and Children in the Plains....DEMOCRAT
Booker T Washington... Republican
Right here in Ga Governor Alexander Stephens used state militia against "Freed Slaves" killing more than 1000,,, DEMOCRAT post Federalist War
Harry S Truman KKK wizard, Vise President, President and the ONLY human to use Nuclear weapons,,,AND a segregationist DEMOCRAT
Hugh Dorsey DEMOCRAT approved sending Ga troops to quell the Bonus Army in DC
Herman Talmadge DEMOCRAT owned and operated WHITE ONLY restaurants (mostly on the 19/41 corridor south of Atlanta before and during his term as Governor
Martin Luther King Sr,,,Republican
his son Jr didn't switch parties until his meeting with JFK...
LBJ was FORCED to sign the Civil Rights act by,,, REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED Congress
Now let's look at "current events"
Senator Robert Byrd DEMOCRAT,,, Grand Wizard KKK oh and Senator...
oh and let's be real clear about this,,, Malcom X Died a registered Republican
and THIS is suggested as one reason for his assassination

Davids mom
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Democrat party post Federalist War? Please. Not exactly the party of Roosevelt, Kennedy, Johnson or Clinton. My mother was a Republican , registered 'til the day she died . Never missed voting, but did not always vote 'Republican'. Labels do not always denote works in history. What did these people stand for? What actions did they support? You didn't suffer the indignity of Jim Crow, since you may have identified as 'white male'. Many 'blacks' could also identify as 'white' - and were treated very differently under Jim Crow - by Republicans and Democrats. I know 'history' as it affected my family. Most interested in learning 'history ' as it affected other Americans. You have had an advantage that many American students do not have, and that is learning history from the Native American perspective. This lack of knowledge has almost nothing to do with political party, but has much to do with the absence of the story of the Native American perspective in most history books in our country..


LBJ was FORCED to sign the Civil Rights act by,,, REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED Congress

Oh please, I watched this on television , and was part of this movement. The Dixiecrats, the Democrats of the South, were not part of that Republican Party that controlled Congress at that time. The Republicans knew they would get the support of the south after Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act.

During the debate over the 2006 extension, some Republican members of Congress objected to renewing the preclearance requirement (the Act's primary enforcement provision), arguing that it represents an overreach of federal power and places unwarranted bureaucratic demands on Southern states that have long since abandoned the discriminatory practices the Act was meant to eradicate.[8] Conservative legislators also opposed requiring states with large Spanish-speaking populations to provide bilingual ballots.[9] Congress nonetheless voted to extend the Act for twenty-five years with its original enforcement provisions left intact.[10]

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I Have to admit you have THE thing right lol or left...
Labels suck, Labels seldom correctly ID the "thing"
Dem or Republican,,Conservative or liberal...Left or right...

There really is only Freedom or Slavery,
Independence or Not
Salvation or Death....
any "inbetween" is fantasy, and only a nice place to be in Fiction

Davids mom
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I understand what you mean, but there is an in-between that was/is not a pleasant fantasy. Many/some make a conscious decision to do what is necessary to survive. . And get out of the perceived fantasy. Got to watch the rest of this game! Dallas/Atlanta tied !!

Back on the road!

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