I wrote last month about the unique definition of compromise that some on the right employ, specifically Rep. Tom Price's characterization of compromise as being when you get more of what you want. Wednesday, The Maddow Blog's Steve Benen flagged another classic, Indiana Republican Senate nominee Richard Mourdock's repeated redefinition of the word "bipartisanship" as consisting of "Democrats coming to the Republican point of view."
What we see here is an inventive if intellectually nonsensical way for Republicans to bridge the divide between what concepts popular with independent voters (compromise and bipartisanship) and principles important to conservative voters (steadfastly standing by principles and eschewing weak-kneed notions like compromising or deal-making).
As a public service to our friends on the right, here are a few other suggested talking points they might want to employ in the same vein:
Actually they're already using that last one.
Propose your nonsensical GOP talking points in the comments section below.