Talk Box: Compromise? Thanks, But No Thanks


Despite President Obama and Harry Reid’s post-drubbing promises to work with GOP leadership on future legislation, confident Republicans are telling the Democrats where they can store that olive branch. Representative Steve King told Hardball’s Chris Matthews that he won’t be leading on any kind of compromise regarding the Bush tax cuts and that he has his sights set on repealing health care, and on The Ed Show, an irate Ed Schultz wonders if Obama really wants to be president anymore. Over at Fox News, born-again redneck Rudy Giuliani tells Sean Hannity that there are things to compromise on, just not spending, tax cuts, and repealing “Obamacare.” On Parker Spitzer, James Carville believes the Democrats will roll over and extend those tax cuts for the wealthy, and Rachel Maddow highlighted one new Republican legislator’s hilariously incorrect, yet bumper-sticker-ready, idea of what compromise means. Watch our compilation to see what you missed.