CANTOR: I was pleased on a number of accounts, first that the president did recognize that the election meant that the people want to see results out of Washington. And I think you have heard now a process being put into place that hopefully we can begin producing those results; first and foremost, take away the uncertainty around the tax hikes or rates that exist right now. Secondly, I was encouraged by the president's remarks regarding his perhaps not having reached out enough to us in the last session. And that this meeting was the beginning of a series in which he hoped that we could work together in a different fashion for the benefit of the American people given the problems that we face.
RUSH: I am literally gonna get sick here. Ha-ha. Literally gonna puke. Who is the author of all of this lack of bipartisanship? Whose mentality is it to defeat your opponents? That's mine! That's what I have been suggesting. I'm the hyperpartisan here, I guess. My strategery has been, wipe 'em out! And that's what the election meant, wipe 'em out. They were wiped out. I didn't see civility on the ballot. Awe, jeez. Okay. That's it. Look, see where this is headed? (interruption) Well, no, I'll hold out hope this is just a bunch of BS Republican assumption that the real stuff's gonna go on. We gotta deal with what is. What does my gut say? Well, my gut could only react to what I heard here and words are just words. What part of "hell, no" did the Republicans not understand? It's just two words, h-e-l-l, space, n-o. What is hard to understand about that? ....I'm just trying to remember what the Tea Party people thought they were getting with this win and what they said prior to it that they wanted. And I just don't remember this. Now, I coulda been playing golf that day. I don't remember the Tea Party saying, "Damn it, you guys compromise and work together. We want to see you all get along, for us." I've apparently been laboring here on a total misunderstanding. I thought that the Tea Party wanted Obama stopped.
Senate Republicans Vow to Block Dem Legislation Until Tax Cuts, Budget Pass!