As a guest on MSNBC Tuesday evening, Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) repeated his desire for a grand tax increase compromise with President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats. 

Coburn said the following to left-wing host Lawrence O’Donnell:

“Everybody knows there is gonna have to be a compromise on some sort of revenue increase as we make the major cuts.  That’s just fact.”

Coburn has grown increasingly aggressive in his calls for a compromise tax-hike deal with Democrats.  For this, he has been showered with praise by Lawrence O’Donnell, CBS News anchor Bob Shieffer, the New York Times editorial board, the Washington Post editorial board, and Democratic former Governor Ed Rendell, among others.