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Continue now with our lead story a no -- interview -- general Colin Powell -- -- -- second segment with what really teed off the general.
Causing him to make strong public comments.
The fuse former governor John Sununu campaigning for Mitt Romney.
Calling President Obama.
They objected to Sununu.
Who is of the biggest Mitt Romney surrogate.
You know -- -- campaign Sununu called prison Obama -- Now she you know Sununu you know I don't for a long time I don't think -- new news -- -- do you.
Know that I -- I didn't call the -- although -- said that that word -- sends that Cole would it does.
Did you say anything to.
It is opinion he was lazy on an issue it wouldn't matter if he's white purple or green he said he was lazy after the first debate and he said -- a couple of times it's.
Well let me finish shelter is so what.
It's so shocked.
The person who was interviewing and they said do you really want to use that word knowing but Johnson and other things have a troubling.
He said you know the president wasn't a real American.
What does that so supposed to mean to somebody -- mean he's not a real American clearly.
It was in the heat of the campaign he's a partisan I'm not defending -- -- -- his choice of words I'm not okay all right all right I'm not defending it.
But I'm -- -- I know Sununu you know Sununu he's not a racist so why even bring -- just say.
He was foolish let me tell you what that way.
Let me tell you why I wouldn't call I would never call is not a racist -- he -- some very poorly.
Chosen words in my judgment and I think he might agree with the -- -- -- but you have to understand the impact this has.
Are minorities throughout our country and if you want to appeal to these people if you want to bring them to the Republican Party and give them a reason to vote Republican.
You have to avoid this kind of language which can infuriate.
People and cause them to go vote.
I agree that there has to be -- -- and put out to reach out to those precincts but I didn't think with all due respect general you know I respect you.
That make it a racial issue out of it's -- -- knew who was a blatant partisan was right thing to do you -- -- with Sarah Palin when this -- and Inge -- stuff.
You know Governor Palin is a performer.
For her crew.
I didn't caller you know you keep saying that but I -- -- -- -- -- -- Context of -- tomorrow we'll put that there I know on the term relief keeps saying they were appealing to their base they're speaking to other people.
I think they have to speak to a larger group of people for the Republican Party and that's a ballot back on the right track which I understand the point why we're making doll I am not real point you're making -- but -- your remarks were taken then.
And branded on the GOP the Republican Party there by -- racist they don't care about the minority black on black and you obviously not true.
I know that's not true but I'm telling you there is this -- of intolerance within the part Harry Potter party.
When you say you know let's self deport people 47%.
-- a lot of things the party has to look in the mirror at and say is this we want to be.
I got two more questions for you.
You being who you -- our traditional -- Wounded in Vietnam served his country patriot guy.
By supporting as actively as you did Barack Obama you also put yourself in a category of intolerance.
Entitlement culture when you yourself were born in the South Bronx and humiliated on your -- The entitlement culture now extends to 50%.
Of the American homes right huge rise in.
So your putting yourself.
In that bracket by supporting the Democratic Party through Barack Obama.
Who it seems their values are different than yours general.
Yes I was raised in South Bronx but I can assure you with Social Security that kept my parents in -- respectable comfort.
After they had retired and they paid into that that's not -- -- -- yet that's not what I'm talking all I would get I would have means testing in a heartbeat in fact I should be means tested.
I think there are a lot of things we can do -- entitlement reform I think -- lots of areas and our government.
Where we can take a hard look entitlement reform other areas and there are ways to cut the budget but the president doesn't know and that he -- number one he's he's been number one thing bill.
It is -- congress that passes appropriations bills that.
Pays for the bills -- Miami.
Bruno Barack Obama is behind the big spending jargon I know this is a rude question and I'm sorry to have to ask it.
This is the scuttlebutt.
On the Republican side it's.
There's this -- by more than one.
That your angry.
With the Republicans.
The major look bad and the weapons of mass destruction deals during the Iraq War.
I don't believe that I have to go on record saying I don't believe that that's what's motivating you I think here.
Genuinely sincere guy and American who sees it that the way you see it I disagree in some areas I agree and others.
But this is a round.
That Cheney and these guys you like -- he had no use for Cheney had no use for this war he did what they asked you to do.
It turned out there were no weapons of mass instructions and held that.
You want to comment on.
As a bunch of nonsense I presented the information that we all had from the intelligence community.
And when I went to the UN.
It was with the assurance of the CIA that the information I had to course correct.
Cheney is that same -- -- the president did all of our commanders thought it was correct.
And we all we're saying so the congress voted -- on the basis of that it's amazing and I did two more months earlier right.
Before I spoke.
And so I made a choice based on the information I had and I don't have to.
Answer idiotic questions like that -- about whether I'm mad at somebody if it's.
I appreciated general always a tube that was it coming if I had a good time and I invited back -- general senate -- listen.
-- you -- and you know may I guy you might think -- a patriot and I don't want you to come on this program and I one did you speak your mind in front of this audience I think it was an important interview we're very happy did thank you very much.
Thank you bill.
Again we would like to thank the general for appearing on the factor.
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