The new Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner responded: “I reject the word.”
Tea Party Republicans applauded Boehner's style. Regular Republicans were amused, but had to wonder where such an attitude might lead. Well, now we all know.
It seems the same extremists who applauded Boehner then are outraged today because Democrats won’t accept squirrelly “compromise” offers from Boehner ... disingenuous offers to win something -- anything! -- in exchange for ending the House Republicans' shutdown stunt.
So how does perhaps the weakest Speaker of all time feel about his "no compromising" words in that 2010 interview today?
Maybe a little weepy and somewhat orange-faced?