MACCALLUM: Now Moody's is saying if you guys don't deal with this problem and figure out a way to raise the debt ceiling in the next couple of weeks, we're going to lower your credit rating. So now you've got to get both sides to come to the table, and each side is going to have to give in order to come up with some sort of temporary measure. Now the question is, is either side willing to compromise its reelection prospects in order to do that?Apparently sitting across the table from Democrats constitutes "compromise" in their world. I'm simply out of epithets to hurl at these unserious economic terrorists.
PRIEBUS: Well, I think the Republicans are compromising in the sense of we're sitting down with the Democrats, talking with the president about his idea of having a blank check, and what we're saying, Martha, is no we're not interested in giving you a blank check, but what we are interested in doing is making sure that our economy doesn't collapse. But at the same time, if there is going to be an increase in the debt limit, all we're asking for is that for every dollar that we increase the debt limit that we ought to cut spending by an equal or greater amount. That is reasonable, that is compromise, and that's what the American people are looking for.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Reince Priebus on compromise
Astounding. Simply astounding. Welcome to Tea Party "compromise"