Think Progress: Cartoonist depicts Colin Powell as Benedict Arnold in blackface.

Think Progress

Cartoonist depicts Colin Powell as Benedict Arnold in blackface.

A new cartoon by syndicated cartoonist Gordon Campbell hits Gen. Colin Powell forendorsing Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL). The cartoon shows a picture of Revolutionary War general Benedict Arnold — who infamously committed one of U.S. history’s greatest acts of treason — in blackface, followed by the line: “Benedict Powell…Race Patriot“:

Politicker reports Campbell also stated that Powell “wishes to see someone who looks like himself in the White House.” Similarly, Rush Limbaugh is now saying that Powell endorsed Obama onlybecause they are both African-American, and a prominent Maine GOP activist claimed, “If Obama was a white man, Powell would not have made the endorsement.”

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