Colin Powell: 'Idiot Presentations' Are Killing the GOP

Former secretary of state says Republican leadership must denounce demonization of the president.
1:03 | 01/21/13

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Transcript for Colin Powell: 'Idiot Presentations' Are Killing the GOP
-- than the one thing you hope President Obama has this last. I hope he's learned that you know no one part of the government really gets it all done. And so he's got to do a better job of reaching out to members of congress who have crossed folks across the aisle to the Republicans and Republicans have to. Stop buying into things that demonize -- Why aren't Republican leaders shouting out about disclosed personal nonsense. And all these other things -- silent -- we should speak out this is the kind of intolerance that I'm talking about. Where -- these idiot. Presentations continue to be made and you don't see that senior leadership of the party saying no that's wrong in fact. They sometimes by not speaking out there encouraging it. And the base keeps buying this stuff and it's killing the base of the party. I mean 26% favorability rating for the party right now. And I'm telling them something. So instead of attacking me wherever speaks like I -- look in the mirror and realize how we can -- -- -- like.

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