Predictable Powell Hits Tea Party

Colin Powell goes on This Week with Christiane Amanpour, but offers only cliche. The constant whining over the two sides being polarized misses the point - the two sides are busy serving their special interests, not the best interests of the country, so compromise doesn't serve their purposes.

The tone is not good right now. And our political system here in Washington, particularly up on the Hill, Congress, has become very, very tense, in that the two sides, the Republicans and the Democrats, are focusing more and more on their extreme left and extreme right. And we have to come back toward the center in order to compromise.

He does manage to get in a predictable hit on the Tea Party, though.

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. 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.