Colin Powell was on This Week with Christiane Amanpour and the two had a grand old time blaming D.C.'s problems on the tea party (you know, because passing a budget is so difficult). Powell also blamed the media for honing in on the divisive rhetoric.
Here's the transcript from Newsbusters where Amanpour and Powell go after the tea party:
AMANPOUR: I get your point about heat and light, but what about the fact that, in fact, it is one of the political parties, although -- or rather the big political influence, which is the Tea Party, which quotes left and right the Founding Fathers? They say compromise is a dirty word, and they try to point to the Founding Fathers and the Constitution.