The most striking thing to me about Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama on this morning’s Meet the Press, was when he discussed the persistent rumors about Obama’s faith. He said something very revealing, which is that he has heard “senior members of my own party,” say that Obama is Muslim and intimate that he is somehow connected to terrorists.

This really caught my ear. Typically, we’re led to believe that the more vile innuendo and slander floating around the internet is relegated to extremists, nuts, true believers, etc… But Powell indicates here that all the way up the GOP hierarchy you have people trafficking in what I’m sure is some really, really disgusting shit. Makes you wonder what these folks say behind closed doors. Clip of the endorsement below: