And this is why I love Colin Powell he harkens back to the days of Eisenhower that no B.S. don’t care what you think attitude. The former Secretary of State has continued to criticize his own party on Monday, telling Republicans that they need to leave this “birther nonsense” alone and shift their attention to the nation’s shifting demographic by developing new policies. On ABC news, Powell commented that “Republicans have to stop buying into things that demonize the president…I mean, why aren’t Republican leaders shouting out about all this birther nonsense and all these other things? They should speak out. This is the kind of intolerance that I’ve been talking about where these idiot presentations continue to be made and you don’t see the senior leadership of the party say, ‘No, that’s wrong.’ In fact, sometimes by not speaking out, they’re encouraging it. And the base keeps buying the stuff.” Powell continues on to say that the Republican party needs to focus on how to win the next election instead of attacking everyone who doesn’t agree with the party including himself. He makes a good point since something is really wrong when your parties favorability rating is 26 percent and more and more people feel disconnected to the party itself. Scheming for the party hasn’t worked, so why not try doing some work instead of blaming everyone else. Powell offered up a suggestion to increase their appeal with minority voters by reflecting on where the party is heading and pursue policies to support that. He further criticize the repression of voters in the last Presidential Election. I think what he says next is true of politics in general right now but the comment was aimed at the Republicans. Last week, Powell had said that “a dark vein of intolerance in some parts” of the Republican structure does exist. Of course, the Republican strongly rebuke the claims Powell has made.