Colin Powell Calls for Universal Healthcare

"I am not an expert in healthcare, or Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act."

Barack Obama greeting Colin Powell, 2010

But don't worry. The media will pretend he's a Republican when he's bashing Republicans.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell told a Seattle audience universal healthcare would show the world the United States takes care of "all of our citizens."

Speaking Thursday at a fundraiser sponsored by the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Powell said he doesn't see why the United States "can't do what Europe is doing, what Canada is doing, what Korea is doing, what all these other places are doing."

"We are a wealthy enough country with the capacity to make sure that every one of our fellow citizens has access to quality health care," he said. "(Let's show) the rest of the world what our democratic system is all about and how we take care of all of our citizens."

They do have access to it. It's called medicine. Does Powell really want to see death panels, like Europe is doing? Or people waiting extended amounts of time, like Canada is doing?

Powell, a Republican who was a career Army officer before serving in the administration of President George W. Bush, said he and his wife, Alma, have benefited from the government healthcare they have received.

Does Powell not really understand the difference between military healthcare and national healthcare? Also considering how broken military health care is, why would he want to impose it on the whole country?

"I am not an expert in healthcare, or Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, or however you choose to describe it," he said, "but I do know this -- I have benefited from that kind of universal healthcare in my 55 years of public life."

I don't understand what I'm talking about... but let me offer my opinion anyway. Powell/Christie 2016. For when you really want to lose.