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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:39 PM

Alan Simpson: I hope Grover Norquist drowns in the bathtub

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/27/alan_simpson_i_hope_grover_norquist_drowns_in_the_bathtub/

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 05:45 PM EST
Alan Simpson: I hope Grover Norquist drowns in the bathtub
In a surreal "Hardball" interview, the former senator makes the wildest threat yet against the anti-tax zealot
By David Daley


So this just happened on “Hardball” — former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, of the Simpson-Bowles commission, essentially called for anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist to slip and fall in the tub.

Norquist has said he wants a government small enough that it can drown in the bathtub.

Said Simpson:

“So how do you deal with someone who comes to stop government? … Grover wandering the earth in his white robe saying he wants to drown government in the bathtub. I hope he slips in there with it.”


Chris Matthews, in a new record, was left speechless for several moments.

And that wasn’t even the strangest thing Simpson said in the interview. In a discussion of taxes and how the middle-class would end up on the short end, Simpson posed this question: “Who gets diddled the most?”

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Reply Alan Simpson: I hope Grover Norquist drowns in the bathtub (Original post)
babylonsister Nov 2012 OP
cthulu2016 Nov 2012 #1
bluedigger Nov 2012 #2
Hekate Nov 2012 #3
forestpath Nov 2012 #4
The Magistrate Nov 2012 #9
Marie Marie Nov 2012 #22
PA Democrat Nov 2012 #38
dchill Nov 2012 #39
jsr Nov 2012 #5
Raine Nov 2012 #6
jeanlibny594283 Nov 2012 #31
denverbill Nov 2012 #7
salinen Nov 2012 #11
zentrum Nov 2012 #16
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #18
dchill Nov 2012 #40
malaise Nov 2012 #8
Mira Nov 2012 #10
SHRED Nov 2012 #12
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #13
Chan790 Nov 2012 #29
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #14
Vattel Nov 2012 #15
MADem Nov 2012 #28
SCVDem Nov 2012 #17
ErikJ Nov 2012 #19
ReRe Nov 2012 #20
DonCoquixote Nov 2012 #21
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #23
jwirr Nov 2012 #24
gejohnston Nov 2012 #25
leveymg Nov 2012 #26
MADem Nov 2012 #27
IggleDoer Nov 2012 #30
Dont call me Shirley Nov 2012 #32
trusty elf Nov 2012 #37
JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 #33
tclambert Nov 2012 #34
Raster Nov 2012 #35
SidDithers Nov 2012 #36
dchill Nov 2012 #41
Hubert Flottz Nov 2012 #42

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:50 PM

1. Actually, the weirdest thing was Simpson's claim that the deficit will cause high interest rates

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:52 PM

2. You gotta love ex-pols when the filters come off.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:53 PM

3. LOL -- I have to catch this on rerun!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:54 PM

4. Is there a tub big enough for both of them?

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:07 PM

9. Hear Hear, Ma'am

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Response to forestpath (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:40 PM

22. If not, I will find one.

The amount of combined compassion in these two jerks could be drowned in a thimble.

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Response to forestpath (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:44 AM

38. LOL. Great idea.

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Response to forestpath (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:56 PM

39. What a perfect idea!

I'm sure there are many shape and color choices.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:55 PM

5. I see no problem with it

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:20 PM

6. I heard, LOVED it! nt

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Response to Raine (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:56 AM

31. me too!

 

way to go, simpson!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:21 PM

7. Simpson is still an arrogant, government-teat sucking leech.

A man who spent his entire life working for the government, drawing millions in pensions, who complains about people on Social Security being greedy.

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Response to denverbill (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:10 PM

11. Right

 

a horrible person and partisen fuckstick.

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Response to salinen (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:27 PM

16. You are so right

And he tried to do real damage to Anita Hill.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:36 PM

18. I was just remembering that simpering, misgynistic bastard and the

 

Clarence Thomas hearings.

Those of us who were paying attention know that Anita Hill testified truthfully, that Thomas perjured himself before Congress, and that Thomas was not held accountable. This was not a 'he said, she said' matter. Hill had complained about Thomas' harassment to friends and colleagues AT THE TIME of the alleged harassment, a fact that I will never forgive Joe Biden for allowing to get drowned out in all the background noise.

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Response to salinen (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:57 PM

40. A perfectly apt description!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:21 PM

8. I saw it

It was fall down funny

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:10 PM

10. Can I watch?

part of me actually means it

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:13 PM

12. I still can't stand Alan Simpson

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:15 PM

13. I had to look up "diddle." It means cheat, swindle. Very interesting. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:24 AM

29. In more uncouth terms...

it also means "to fingerf**k"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:17 PM

14. What a horrible fate...for that bathtub.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:20 PM

15. God this sort of reporting is so vile.

Salon: "In a surreal "Hardball" interview, the former senator makes the wildest threat yet against the anti-tax zealot."

Actually, no. there was no threat uttered by Simpson. A threat would be something like: "If he doesn't stop messing with the government, I will drown him in his bathtub." Simpson made a joke about Norquist's express desire to drown government in the bathtub. Simpson said "I hope he slips in there with it."

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Response to Vattel (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:24 AM

28. +1,000,000! The attendant poutrage over the "non-comment" is even more vexing! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:30 PM

17. The topic title is wrong!

Simpsons mention of drowning was a reference to Grovers ideology, nothing to do with actual drowning.

Simpson just imagined a slip and fall in the tub.

Busted ass is not dieing of drowning.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:41 PM

19. Oops! Grover must have fallen on soap.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:41 PM

20. Sorry... as soon as I seen Simpson's face, I turned the TV off...

... I was pissed at Tweety for having him on. I have absolutely NO respect for Simpson after some of his comments after that commission.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:35 PM

21. when even Simpson thinks you are too much

you have crossed a line.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:00 AM

23. I heard norqist on NPR this morning ...

He was saying that all the goppers that are backing away from THEIR (not his) pledge, are really not that many, and those that have flat-out said it, really don't mean it.

I turned off my radio and spent the next 5 miles trying to figure out ... Is this another example of conservatives denying facts, in a desperate effort to remain relevent (ala, john mccain); or, is norquist outting goppers' willingness to flat-out lie to the public?

I concluded, it's a little of both.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:02 AM

24. Just a few relevant questions: How much did grover have to do with the mess in California today?

Did he ever hold public office? Who gave him the power over all of us?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:12 AM

25. here is the video

his choice of words may be nutty, but he isn't saying anything we haven't said. I say that as someone who always voted for whatever Democrat that ran against him.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:15 AM

26. Simpson and Bowles can climb right in there with him. Scrubba-dub-dub.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:21 AM

27. I enjoy the hell out of watching that guy pontificate, even when I don't agree with him.

He is NOT dull, and he doesn't hold back.

When people talk like people do when the lights and cameras are not on them, the "media" calls it "strange"--I say it's just "unvarnished."

He didn't say Grover should DROWN--he said he should slip and, presumably, fall. So he hits his head and gets hurt? Sounds like he's advocating eye-for-an-eye justice to me. Actually, I think he was referencing Grover's IDEAS, too...but context is often absent when people want to get outraged, as I am sure Grover's pals will do.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:55 AM

30. If he slips into a bathtub ...

... can we throw a toaster in the tub for just to make sure.

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Response to IggleDoer (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:48 PM

32. A hair dryer would be much much closer.....

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:23 AM

37. .......


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:53 AM

33. They're so cute when they're out of office.

Unfortunately no republican dares speak of reaching across the aisle while cashing their congressional paychecks, but once they leave the job they become the sacred voice of sanity.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:50 AM

34. Now, now, if Grover Norquist were really drowning, I think we should all be willing to throw him

an anvil.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:08 AM

36. Catfood!! 22%!!...nt

Sid

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:58 PM

41. It's the ONLY thing Simpson has ever said...

that I agree with.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:25 AM

42. Drowning is not enough for that POS,

let's waterboard him before we flush him.

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