Colin Powell: Tea Party Is All Slogans, No Agenda


“[Republicans] have got to take a hard look at some of the positions they’ve been taking. We can’t be anti-immigration, for example. Because immigrants are fueling this country. Without immigrants we would be like Europe or Japan with an aging population and no young people coming in to take care of it. We have to educate our immigrants … [And the tea party movement] doesn’t become a real force until it’s — until it starts to talk to the issues. You can’t just have slogans. You can’t just have catchy phrases. You have to have an agenda.” —Republican and former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Meet the Press this morning [Politico]