Mark Shields: 'Losing Their Virginity On Tax Cuts Is An Important Thing For These Republicans'

"I think quite bluntly leaving and losing their virginity on the issue of tax cuts is an important thing to these Republicans who have not voted – make it understood - no Republican in the House or Senate for 22 years has voted to increase taxes."

So said PBS's Mark Shields on Inside Washington Friday (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo):

MARK SHIELDS: I think quite bluntly leaving and losing their virginity on the issue of tax cuts is an important thing to these Republicans who have not voted – make it understood - no Republican in the House or Senate for 22 years has voted to increase taxes. And to do that on something that was going to be symbolic - Harry Reid saying it’s not going to be taken up in the Senate, it’s going to be rejected, President saying he’s going to veto it - I think that was a bridge too far.

These liberal media members sure do LOVE raising taxes, don't they?

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.