May102012

justinspoliticalcorner:

(via Richard Mourdock on CNN’s Early Start: “‘Compromise’ Means Democrats Agree with Republicans”)

The tea party Republican candidate who defeated Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar (R) after six terms in Tuesday’s GOP primary says that his definition of “compromise” means that Democrats will have to come around the the right’s way of thinking.

“What I’ve said about compromise and bipartisanship is I hope to build a conservative majority in the United States Senate so that bipartisanship becomes Democrats joining Republicans to roll back the size of government, reduce the bureaucracy, lower taxes and get American moving again,” Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock told CNN on Tuesday.

“What I hear you say is you are not going to compromise,” CNN host Soledad O’Brien observed. “In fact, the only compromise you’ll do is really getting other people on the other side of the aisle to your side of the aisle, which I guess is the definition against compromise.”

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