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Powell Hires Illegals To Do Home Repairs

From a forgiving Associated Press:

Powell says illegal immigrants do his home repairs

By CALVIN WOODWARD
Sunday, September 19, 2010

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and he has firsthand knowledge of that — because they fix his house.

Powell, a moderate Republican, urged his party Sunday to support immigration generally because it is "what’s keeping this country’s lifeblood moving forward."

In an interview with NBC’s "Meet the Press," he said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they "are doing things we need done in this country."

Because American citizens would never stoop to doing home repairs. Even when we have 10% unemployment.

He added: "They’re all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I’m sure you’ve seen them at your house. We’ve got to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status."

Powell did not say whether he’s hired illegal immigrants directly or they showed up with contractors…

In lamenting the party’s rightward drift Sunday, he said Republicans must not become anti-immigration and spoke in support of legislation that would give certain children of illegal immigrants a way to become citizens if they pursue a college education or military service

Being against this obvious backdoor amnesty is a sign of the GOP’s “rightward drift”? We already have the most generous immigration of any nation on the planet. Why do we need to expand it?

Why should we reward people who are in our country illegally with free college educations – and then reward them again with instant citizenship?

There is only one reason to do such a thinly disguised amnesty, and that is to import more Democrat voters. Which helps to explain Mr. Powell’s support, given his actual political views. For Mr. Powell is an ‘Obama Republican’ at best.

Powell also said "fringe" elements on the right are taking a low road when they label Obama a foreign-born Muslim and peddle other false theories about non-American influences on the president’s character. Obama was born in the U.S. and is Christian.

"Let’s attack him on policy, not nonsense," he said.

Speaking of the low road, Mr. Powell allowed the Democrats to attack the Bush administration for years about ‘outing’ Valerie Plame, when he knew perfectly well that this (meaningless) ‘leak’ came from his close buddy Richard Armitage.

Has Mr. Powell ever apologize to Scooter Libby and the American people for helping to perpetuate that Democrat lie? Of course not.

And he said the tea party may not become an enduring force unless it moves beyond slogans and promotes an agenda that people "can see, touch and actually believe in."

So sayeth a man who has never been an enduring force for anything – except careerism.

The former secretary of state said he still sees Obama as a transformational figure, if one who has lost some of his ability to connect with people.

Mr. Powell sees Mr. Obama first and foremost as a black man. He is a prisoner of his own racism.

Powell said he’s not giving up on the GOP, even in the face of a rightward drift, and says it might actually help Obama if Republicans win the House in November and gain responsibility for driving policy, not just opposing Democrats.

And that is the important – helping Mr. Obama.

And to hell with the country.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 20th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Powell Hires Illegals To Do Home Repairs”

  1. untrainable says:

    Powell admits to knowingly hiring illegal aliens. Fromal charges should be brought. Oh, that’s right Eric Holder is in charge and Powell is a supporter. Never mind.

    …peddle other false theories about non-American influences on the president’s character. What false theories is he talking about? I think in this case the only proven false theory is that Obie even HAS character. He IS a character, but there is a difference.

  2. Right of the People says:

    He added: “They’re all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I’m sure you’ve seen them at your house. We’ve got to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status.”

    No Collin, I have not seen them at my house and never will. When I need work done I can’t do myself I hire local, AMERICAN contractors, I would never even think of hiring a wet to work on my place.

    And you’re right, General, we do need to give them a status, it’s called being deported, that is the only status they deserve.

    It’s time to change your official affiliation General and go hang with your home boy Barry, you’re not even good enough to be called a RINO. We don’t need you and we don’t want you. Thank you for your service in the Army but that’s over so it’s time to fade away.

  3. GL0120 says:

    What a two-faced moron!
    He rose through the ranks of the military by following orders but now feels that if he doesn’t agree wit ha law, it’s perfectly okay to violate it.

  4. beefeater says:

    Colin, we used to have people here to do the jobs that Americans wouldn’t do. Many of them were you ancestors, doesn’t make it right.

    F’ing racist!

  5. NoNeoCommies says:

    Colin would not hire them if they had “status” because they would charge too much for his cheap rear end.

  6. proreason says:

    Many people, myself included, used to think that Colin Powell was a smart and honorable man, and would have made a good president.

    Boy, were we ever wrong.

    As it turns out, he and the Moron rose up to positions of authority with the same approach. Don’t be responsible. Find someone else to put in the position to blame in case things go awry (think Norman Schwartzkoph). Only commit if the odds are overwhelmingly in your favor (again, Desert Storm). Take no risks (his career as Secretary of State). Leverage the color of your skin. Hide your true views. Keep talking. Pretend you are a moderate. Depend on liberals to hide who you really are.

  7. AcornsRNutz says:

    It’s great to know our elite are leading us by example and employing illegal labor.

  8. beautyofreason says:

    I’m glad he’s proud of hiring someone under the table, for less than minimum wage, without the required documentation. It shows what a loser he is, saving a few bucks to keep an American out of work.

    10% of Americans need a job and are required at the point of a gun (or the IRS) to follow a gazillion rules on wages, taxes, licensing, etc. Powell is above those rules.

    What good is a politician if he doesn’t even follow the law? I used to respect him. Not anymore. He should declare himself a Democrat and get it over with.

    60% of Americans sided with the Arizona law so when he pretends that hiring illegals is mainstream and something opposed by only the “far right,” it’s a crock.


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