Why Does Colin Powell Still Call Himself Republican?

Colin Powell voted for and supported President Obama in the last two elections, despite the fact that Obama is the most liberal president we’ve ever had. So why does Powell continue to call himself a Republican? Does he think it gives him credibility when he says stuff like this:

“There’s also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “What do I mean by that?  What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities.”

Powell, who endorsed Obama, pointed to a number of statements that were directed at Obama as evidence that there is still racism within the party.

“When I see a former governor say that the president is ‘shuckin’ and jivin’.’ That’s a racial-era slave term,” Powell said, referring to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin using the term to describe Obama’s response to the attacks in Libya.

Powell also pointed to former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, who was an aggressive surrogate for Mitt Romney, for calling Obama “lazy” after the first debate during the campaign.

“He didn’t say he was slow, he was tired, he didn’t do well; he said he was ‘lazy,’” Powell said “Now, it may not mean anything to most Americans, but to those of us who are African Americans, the second word is “shiftless,” and then there’s a third word that goes along with it.”  (Read More)

Powell doesn’t seem to mind when Democrats say similar things.

For the record… New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney have both used the term “shuck and jive” but were given a pass by the liberal media.

More…Barack Obama thinks he’s lazy too.

I guess it’s easier to play that tired old race card than it is to defend this president on his horrible record.

Update: Linked by Expose the Media – thanks!