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Powell delivered a stinging indictment of his long-time friend, John McCain, and the hateful fear mongering that has come to characterize the GOP. Oct. 19 – Meet the Press:
I’m also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say. And it is permitted to be said such things as, “Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.” Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim, he’s a Christian. He’s always been a Christian. But the really right answer is, what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer’s no, that’s not America.
I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion, “He’s a Muslim and he might be associated terrorists.” This is not the way we should be doing it in America.
I’m troubled about the fact that, within the party, we have these kinds of expressions.