Col. Lawrence Wilkerson former chief of staff to Colin Powell is very blunt and candid about racism in the Republican party.

Comments

  1. #1 Danny Shumate
    florida
    October 27, 2012

    Col (R) Wilkerson is a weak minded person, and total flip flopper on issues. He only sways on the side of political convienence, and social correctness. He lacks the intestinal fortitude to react in a positive way, and support the Nation as a whole, instead he chooses to put his self interest in lieu of a strong, highly effective Miltary. CSM (R) Shumate

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    October 27, 2012

    Danny, you should speak more respectfully of your superiors, in terms of rank, intelligence, and moral fortitude.

  3. #3 Danny Shumate
    October 27, 2012

    Greg, I really appreciate the feedback. I realize College is tough for you, and competing with highly intellectual peers must prove exhausting. Go serve your Country and really understand the word self sacrifice. I am delighted I wore my uniform for 33 years, it afforded me the opportunity to help preserve your 1st Amendment rights .

    Sincerely Dan

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    October 27, 2012

    Dan, I hope you realize that the first amendment protects your speech from our government. Not from me.

  5. #5 dean
    October 28, 2012

    So apparently speaking the truth is not supporting Danny’s nation. Interesting, and disconcerting at the same time.

  6. #6 Kathy
    Mississippi
    October 28, 2012

    I applaud Col. Wilkerson’s candid remarks about his own party. They have definitely shown racism against our current president.

  7. #7 James Colonna
    USA
    October 28, 2012

    You notice Danny attacks the person rather then bebating what he has to say, its a old ploy “slay the messenger”. The fact is the repubs have gone out of their way to attack the color of Obama’s skin. they can’t do it in a obvious way without being called out for the racism it is. So they have invented new arguments against this president. He is not one of us he is a Muslim, was not born in this country, he is differant then us and it goes on. They have spead so many lies and told them so many times they believe them themselves. It’s sickening.

  8. #8 James Colonna
    October 28, 2012

    Oh and in case you want to pull out your military service trump card, I am a Veitnam Veteran.

  9. #9 Lafayette Jefferson
    Virginia
    October 28, 2012

    I applaud the man that can speak his own truth and stand behind it. He didn’t have to say anything. he has nothing to prove. But being a leader he spoke up and spoke out something everyone knows but no one says. He is not only displaying a level of intestinal fortitude that is absent from many people, but a high degree of courage.

    I personally believe that President has been one of the most effective presidents this country has ever had.

    Just in case you want to slay the messenger. Infantry Officer Rakkasan, 101st ABN. Support Vets by bypassing the sexy stuff (like care packages) and volunteered helping homeless and incarcerated vets.

    The number of years you served and the rank means means nothing if you are not representing the core values and the standards you should have learned.

  10. #10 Eric Walker
    Albany
    October 29, 2012

    This is an example of the modern Republican Party. These ‘neo’ Republicans are NOT the party of President Lincoln or even President Ronald Reagan. They are not fiscally responsible nor morally sound and are hypocritical because they do the very same things that they are always accusing the Democrats of. And their candidate of choice isn’t interested in the entire United States of America; only 53% of it.

  11. #11 Becky
    Cocoa
    October 29, 2012

    James, I am proud of your service. Please spell Vietnam correctly. You attacked Danny for his position, then started to rant about race. Danny simply stated he thought Wilkerson was a flip flopper. Please take the time to look in the mirror, and realize that race bating is not required in an intellectual forum.

    Becky

  12. #12 Samuel Freeman
    Texas
    October 29, 2012

    Becky, I certainly applaud your wanting to spell Viet Nam correctly. Unfortunately, you did not. The correct spelling, as above is Viet Nam. The Viet Namese language is monosyllabic. Thus, there are no multi-syllable words. It is Da Nang, not Danang. Sai Gon, not Saigon.

    Viet Vet Team 162, Advisor, Airborne Infantry Division, Army of the Republic of Viet Nam, 1969-1970

  13. #13 Nick Bruno
    Albany, Oregon
    November 4, 2012

    I served with Dan Shumate many years ago as Inspector Generals in the 5th Infantry Division. Listen to what he is saying, we have so many people giving political views out both sides of their mouths. Have FACTS to back them up. We are not asking you to hail us for our service. However please respect the many years we served our country from Viet Nam to the Gulf War. By the way Danny I have not seen you in 27 years best to you and your family.

    Nick B. Bruno US Army Retired and proud of it

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