Rep. Pence Can't Name One Compromise He's Willing To Accept
During his meeting with House Republicans today, President Obama faulted the GOP's over-the-top attacks for the lack of bipartisan cooperation on health reform. "You've given yourselves very little room to room to work in a bipartisan fashion," Obama said. "Because what you've been telling your constituents is, 'this guy's doing all kinds of crazy stuff that is going to destroy America.'"
A few hours later, in an interview on MSNBC's Hardball With Chris Matthews, Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) was asked what specific compromise Republicans would be willing to accept to pass health reform. Pence was visibly befuddled by the seemingly simple question.
"Well, look, you know, I was, uh, yeah, yeah, look, uh" Pence stammered, before finally saying that Republicans support allowing Americans to buy insurance across state lines (which is a GOP proposal in the first place).
"Clearly, the American people have rejected this massive multi-thousand-page government takeover of health care," he added.