|Aug. 8, 2010--Rep. Mike Pence
(R-IN), chairman of the House Republican Conference, appeared on NBC's
"Meet the Press" for a discussion on the economy opposite former Rep.
Harold Ford (D). Pence told host David Gregory, "Clearly the
economic policies of this administration, however well intentioned,
have failed. And we've got to do something different. And
it's not just about preserving the tax relief of 2001 and 2003, David,
it is also about beginning to embrace the kind of spending disipline
and reform that will restore confidence to markets." Pence also
rejected the notion that President Obama has acted to transcend
partisan politics. "This has been the 'my way or the highway'
administration," Pence said. From the stimulus bill forward,
Democrats on Capitol Hill and in the administration have slammed the
door on Republican ideas, have slammed the door on bipartisan