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personal thought:

Romney was no more, no less, a shit-head than:

Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Bachmann, Paul, Herman ‘hold the  sausage. baby’. >>>

So what’s your point, Grover?

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November 13, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Cain, Gingrich, GOP morons, Norquist, Perry, President Obama, Rick Tyler, Romney, Ron Paul, Santorum | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Grover Norquist Losing His Grip on the GOP?

Via: Business Week

Most Republican members of Congress—279 of them—have signed Grover Norquist’s antitax pledge and sworn never to raise taxes. But there are signs that his legendary sway over GOP lawmakers may be on the wane.

Last week, Congressman Allen West, a Tea Party favorite from Florida, told Politico: ”I signed that thing in the desert of Afghanistan. I got home and they wanted me to sign again during my campaign, and I wouldn’t, and Grover started yelling at my campaign manager. Grover is a nice guy, but I think he’s a little misguided.” (Norquist (see photo) says he never yelled at anyone who worked for West.)

West joins Wisconsin Congressman Reid Ribble, a fellow signee of the pledge, in speaking out against it. And Scott Rigell, of Virginia, who changed his mind and said he could no longer abide by it.

Also: Jeff Fortenberry, of Nebraska, who flat-out refused to sign the pledge last year and explained in a recent interview that he wasn’t opposed to increasing certain taxes. “Removing special-interest loopholes,” Fortenberry told the American Conservative, ”could potentially increase revenues and allow for LOWER RATES.” (potential? Hell, there’s NO ‘potential’ about it!).

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-05-23/is-grover-norquist-losing-his-grip-on-the-gop

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personal thought:

‘4 out of 279’; yup, sounds about right.

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May 28, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boehner, boner, whatever; forgets who Grover Norquist is

Via: The Atlantic Wire

House Speaker John Boehner appeared flummoxed when he was asked about anti-tax activist Grover Norquist’s influence on his party, waiting five seconds before answering, “It’s not often I’m asked about some random person.”

For Boehner, Norquist is the random weird girl no one knows standing in the corner at the party, except this party has been going on for 20 years. He should have followed up, “Wait, are you talking about that dude who’s been in literally hundreds of articles about me since the 1990s?”

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been attacking Republicans as being “terrified” of violating Norquist’s pledge, which has been signed by 275 of 288 Republicans in Congress.

“They’re in a thrall, my Republican colleagues, they’re in submission to a man whose singular focus is keeping taxes low for the very, very, very wealthy no matter what the effect on the nation,” Reid said Wednesday, as The Hill‘s Alexander Bolton reports. The Democrat quoted former Sen. Alan Simpson, a Republican, saying “The only thing [Norquist] can do is try to defeat you for reelection, and if that means more to you than your country, you really shouldn’t be in Congress.”

A day earlier, Reid said Norquist was the real leader of the Republican Party. Boehner’s response to this appears to be, “Who?”

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Thursday, when NBC News’ Luke Russert asked Boehner if Norquist makes a positive impact on the party, Boehner thought it over for five seconds, The Washington Post‘s Felicia Sonmez reports, before responding, “Our focus here is on jobs. We’re doing everything I can to get our economy going, to get people back to work. It’s not often I’m asked about some random person.”

Russert asked if Norquist was really just a random person to Republicans. “Listen, our focus is on creating jobs, not talking about somebody’s personality,” Boehner said. Russert asked, What about what Norquist stands for? What he stands for?” Boehner asked.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/11/john-boehner-forgot-who-grover-norquist/44523/

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‘Grover And ATR Admit That The Expiration Of Bush Tax Cuts Does Not Violate Their Anti-Tax Pledge’

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/grover-and-atr-admit-that-the-expiration-of-bush-tax-cuts-does-not-violate-their-anti-tax-pledge/

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November 4, 2011 Posted by | 2012, Boehner, GOP morons | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grover Norquist

2004 – ‘from the National Review, quoted in The Republican Noise Machine by David Brock, Crown Publishers, pg. 50′

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Grover_Norquist

Only seven-years on, he seems to be right on schedule.

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‘Grover and ATR admit the expiration of Bust Tax Cuts does NOT violate their anti-tax pledge’

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/grover-and-atr-admit-that-the-expiration-of-bush-tax-cuts-does-not-violate-their-anti-tax-pledge/

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July 30, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Norquist | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grover And ATR Admit That The Expiration Of Bush Tax Cuts Does Not Violate Their Anti-Tax Pledge

Via: Think Progress

Republicans have developed a cultish opposition to raising tax rates on the wealthy, consistently protecting over $1 trillion in tax breaks for corporate jets, hedge fund managers, horse breeders, etc. At the epicenter of this obstinacy is Americans For Tax Reform head Grover Norquist.

Shackling Republicans to his anti-tax pledge, Norquist is dictating to Republicans that they cannot close a single tax loophole or allow one tax cut to expire, not even to entice Democrats into agreeing to much larger spending cuts.

As Matt Yglesias explains, “Norquist’s apparent veto-power over congressional Republicans” would require them to make billions in cuts that increase unemployment, slow economic growth, endanger children, undermine safety and health, and weaken the social safety net in order to satisfy his anti-tax demands.

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But there may be one chink in the Norquistian armor. The Washington Post editorial board reported this morning that Norquist himself
stated that:

Allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire in 2012 would not technically violate his pledge as . . .

“NOT CONTINUING a TAX CUT is NOT TECHNICALLY a TAX INCREASE”.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/07/21/274991/grover-norquist-and-atr-admit-that-the-expiration-of-bush-tax-cuts-does-not-violate-its-anti-tax-pledge/

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The 2004 (two-thousand and four) ‘toon:

did that:

– CUT TAXES

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close to:

– wiping out Social Security

– wiping out welfare

– wipeing out health care

– wiping out NASA

– wiping out roads

– wiping out FAA

*** ‘The House Republicans May Shutdown FAA Over Anti-Union Demands’ ***

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/07/20/274238/faa-shutdown-union/

-wiping out more, MUCH MORE!

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July 22, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Norquist | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments