TheBlaze has reported on former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s stinging critique of Republicans during Sunday’s appearance on “Meet the Press.” During the segment, something General Powell said triggered a memory: It was Powell’s claim that anyone using the word “lazy” when talking about the president was basically using racist code language.

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When I heard the former Secretary of State make a leap from “lazy” to racism, I was reminded of President Obama’s frequent use of the word to describe America and Americans.

You can watch the evidence after the jump.

Is there a double standard here?

The full video of General Powell’s appearance on Meet The Press is here.