Richard Mourdock, fresh off of defeating Dick Lugar in the Indiana Senate primary, hit the ground running with a quote everyone is talking about this morning:
MOURDOCK: I certainly think bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view. … If we [win the House, Senate, and White House], bipartisanship means they have to come our way, and if we’re successful in getting the numbers, we’ll work towards that.That’s the Republican nominee on MSNBC.
"If we win, screw the Democrats. If the Democrats win, they must have cheated and the people really demand the Republican point of view. What's the problem here, anyway?"
There are no moderate Republicans. There are no compromise artists left. They will all be gone by 2014 or 2016 at the latest, and the remainder will all be exactly like Richard Mourdock, who will tell you straight out that mandates only matter if the Republicans have one, and if you don't agree with them, you don't matter, you're not American, and you should really stop thinking you have any place in the political process.
This is bipartisanship. But both sides are guilty of this, right?