‘House Slave’: Left Treated Colin Powell Back Then The Same Way They Treat Elder, Scott Today

The left is offering condolences to Colin Powell’s family — as they should — but it’s important that we recall the statements the left made about Powell before he started voting Democrat openly.

Powell, who was under the Bush presidency in 2002, received what is now a common racial epithet used by the left towards minority groups on the right. That year, famed calypso singer Harry Belafonte called Powell a “house slave.” 

During an interview with a a San Diego-based radio show, Belafonte slammed Powell as that “slave” who got the privilege of living and working in the master’s house.

“There’s an old saying in the days of slavery,” he said, adding, “There are those slaves on the plantation and there were those slaves who lived in the big house. You got the privilege of living in the house to serve the master.” Belafonte pointed to Powell as the slave who had that privilege.

“Colin Powell was permitted to come into the house of the master.”

It wasn’t just Powell — Belafonte included then-National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice. They had earned the smear simply for working in a Republican administration. At the time Powell shrugged off the dig, saying, “I’m serving my nation. This president is my president. Our president is mine. I’m very happy to do so.”

Powell was also mentioned by other lefties of the day. Jesse Jackson, a prominent Democrat race-baiter and civil rights leader, spoke similarly about Powell. He was referred to as an African American alien because of his work with the Bush administration. 

Only a few days after Belafonte’s remark, Jackson told an African American church congregation that Powell is “not on our team.”

Powell should have had his minority status removed as soon as he started to work for a conservative.

These old attacks on Powell’s race remind us of how the left’s smear tactics haven’t changed too much over two decades. This year, many prominent African American conservatives are being called black-white supremacists. 

Earlier this year, lefties slandered African American Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) as “Uncle Tim” (that trended on Twitter) – a reference to Uncle Tom from Uncle Tom’s Cabin. An L.A. Times column called African American and conservative California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder the “Black face of white supremacy.”

Yes, Powell did indeed suffer from these hateful racial attacks by the left. Don’t be fooled, as many of the same people who never considered him a part of “our team,” are eulogizing him today. 

Again, maybe it’s because some of these people still have a shred of class, but Powell probably earned his partial redemption by voting for Barack Obama and spurning Donald Trump.

Ron is a Hollywood radical leftist. How can you explain Ron? PerlmanFor example, by giving Powell a funeral sendoff worthy of a saint. It’s the same reason John McCain is often praised effusively by the same people who hated him when he ran against Obama in 2008.

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