Ho hum, here comes Colin “the compromiser” Powell dissing the Tea Party on CNN, but not a word about Obama’s or OWS’s part in setting the tone in Washington.
From News Busters:
Colin Powell on Sunday blamed the media as well as the Tea Party for the divisive political tone in Washington.
Not surprisingly, neither the class warfare stoked by President Obama and his Party nor the resulting Occupy Wall Street movement was mentioned during this seven minute interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC’s This Week.
Move forward to where? Powell went on:
Compromise is how this country was founded, and unless two people in disagreement with each other don’t find a way to reach out to one another and make compromises, you don’t get a consensus that allows you to move forward. [I can’t stand this phrase about ‘moving forward’ because I want to know where exactly are we moving forward to, and those who use the vacuous phrase never say.—ed]
But the Tea Party point of view of no compromise whatsoever is not a point of view that will eventually produce a presidential candidate who will win.
How about the notion that the two sides fight it out (nearly to the death) and the side that garners the most public support wins?
Thank goodness the Republican Party didn’t put General Powell up (more accurately, Powell’s wife took him out of it) for the Presidency when his name was bandied about as a possible savior for the party in the mid-1990’s.
By the way, if Rush isn’t on vacation, he will surely discuss Powell, a favorite (NOT!) of Limbaugh, on his radio show today.