Today on ABC’s “This Week with Christine Amanpour”, General Colin Powell was the featured guest. The discussion was on the dissatisfaction and divisiveness in politics today. Christine Amanpour points blame at the media and the Tea Party, but fails to mention what brought the Tea Party into focus, or the massive effort still in play to demonize the Tea Party, while ignoring the “anti-American”, “anti-capitalism” of the Occupiers.
When the POTUS goes around the Country to speak of the Tea Party, he is seen bending over and pretending to wag a “tea bag” in a very offensive manner. When POTUS goes around the Country and speaks of the Occupiers, he says, “You’re the reason I got into politics”. Ms. Amanpour thinks the Tea Party creates divisiveness? In order to get respect you must first give respect, otherwise there is no place to start the discourse that is needed in our Country.
It is true that Tea Party supporters understand that the foundation of the United States needs to be restored to the intents of the Founders, and that the Constitution is the foundation of the Country. The Constitution was created through a consensus by each of the States elected delegates. One key factor that they all agreed upon was to establish a federal government that is respectful of the people and understands the boundaries placed upon them. Personal responsibility has been replaced with social responsibility as the guiding principle of the government, yet that is not a power given to them in the Constitution. As this conversation continues to evolve, please ask yourself (and your representatives); “What article in the Constitution gives government the authority to do that”?
Colin Powell Blames Media and Tea Party for Divisive Tone in Washington
By Noel Sheppard | November 27, 2011 | 12:22
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 (video follows with transcript and commentary):…………..
However, although the question was asked by Amanpour, any discussion of the Tea Party's involvement in the current tone should certainly have involved the Occupy Wall Street movement and what its participants both overt and covert are doing.
This is particularly important given the press's adoration for a group so antagonistic to the most successful members of the society.
Also missing in this segment was how a president and a political Party that are stoking the flames of class envy fit into the current caustic environment.
When the leader of the nation continually talks about the rich not paying their "fair share" - doing so in a fashion that defies any knowledge of the current tax code as well as who's actually paying most of the costs associated with the federal government - this has as much to do with the divisive tone as anything else if not more.