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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:21 PM

Grover Norquist: Obama and Democrats Using Newtown for ‘Political Purposes’

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/grover-norquist-obama-and-democrats-using-newtown-for-political-purposes/

Grover Norquist: Obama and Democrats Using Newtown for ‘Political Purposes’

National Rifle Association board member and president of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist said on Sunday that President Obama and Democrats are politicizing the Newtown tragedy by pushing for gun control.

“We ought to calm down and not take tragedies like this, crimes like this, and use them for political purposes,” Norquist told me on “This Week.” “President Obama has been president for four years. If he thought some gun control could solve this problem, he should have been pushing it years ago.”

“Democrats had a majority in the House and a supermajority in the House and the Senate for the first two years that they were in office. If they thought that this was really an important issue they might have done something then. They didn’t,” he added.

Norquist endorsed the recommendation made by NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre at a press conference on Friday to place armed guards in schools across the country.

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NRA's 'ludicrous' proposal to have armed guards at every school would cost $3.3 billion

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Reply Grover Norquist: Obama and Democrats Using Newtown for ‘Political Purposes’ (Original post)
jsr Dec 2012 OP
Warren Stupidity Dec 2012 #1
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #2
emulatorloo Dec 2012 #3
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #9
iemitsu Dec 2012 #17
Kber Dec 2012 #4
The empressof all Dec 2012 #5
pinto Dec 2012 #6
Thinkingabout Dec 2012 #7
cantbeserious Dec 2012 #8
HereSince1628 Dec 2012 #10
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Dec 2012 #11
99Forever Dec 2012 #12
FVZA_Colonel Dec 2012 #13
LeftInTX Dec 2012 #14
DonCoquixote Dec 2012 #15
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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:26 PM

1. I certainly hope so. That way something good might come from this tragedy.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:27 PM

2. Grover, you are a psychopath.

He cares not a bit about those victims. I pray that in 2013 he is revealed by the media for the nut that he is.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:28 PM

3. Why does the media ask this vile asshole for his opinion?

I cant for the life of me figure it out. Who the FUCK is Grover Norquist?

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:11 PM

9. You can ask the same thing about Ann Coulter and other RW windbags that get it so wrong


so often.

Asking a person on the street would probably get you a more accurate view of the day's events. The problem is that the media woulodn't be able to leave that alone and would have to balance it off with a contrary answer to even it out and come to no specific answer.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:06 PM

17. He is a National Rifle Association board member and the President of Americans for Tax Reform.

He is also an idiot, who can't sense what way the wind is blowing when it comes to gun control or taxing the rich.
His statement suggests that he closely tied to the gun lobby for his power and influence, otherwise he would not publicly defend the universally condemned, NRA proposal to put armed guards in every school.
He is a man struggling to survive after being the radical voice of the losers. He is still clinging to the past because he has burned all bridges that lead to the future.
He is a laughing-stock.
The media treats him as an important voice because they are on the same side as he.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:49 PM

4. Oh good

because I needed another reason to ignore Grover Norquist

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:50 PM

5. Politics as a force of Good...

These people have such self loathing they can't even conceive of the fact that politics can be a positive force in the universe....This blathering is another reflection of their rotting brains. They need to go on the NRA list of the "deranged"

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:04 PM

6. Dems had 59 possible votes (including Ind.) for most of the 1st 2 years, not 60.



Party standings in the Senate

57 Democrats
2 Independents, caucusing with Democrats
41 Republicans
0 Vacancies

100 Total

Begin (2009)

55 Dem
2 Ind
41 Rep
2 Vacancies

98 Total


Final voting share

Dem/Ind 58%

Rep 42%

(During the 2 years, Dems had a possible 60 vote majority for four months, Oct '09 - Jan '10 )

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:05 PM

7. Grover, take your advice, don't politicize the tax issues you are always crying about.

Grover and Wayne are in the same boat, we want what we want, we want to continue to get paid for scaring the crap out of those who are paying you for a service the rest of us do not need. Go back in your shell, either help but stop hurting.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:07 PM

8. Damn Straight We Are!

eom

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:13 PM

10. As are all, including NRA and their miserable failures. n/t

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:27 PM

11. "Now is not the time to talk about this..."

This is the standard NRA response after a mass murder.

One day after the killings: "Our hearts and minds go out to the victims of this tragedy."

One week later: "Now is not the time to politicize this issue."

Blaming President Obama for not proceeding after gun control legislation during his first four years is absolutely psychotic. During the first election the NRA was screaming, "Obama's going to take your guns! Send us money!" When that didn't happen the cry became, "He was waiting until his second term, when he didn't have to face re-election, and then he's going to take your guns! Send us money!"

Now it's, "Why didn't he take your guns when he could have? Send us money!"

The NRA has but one function -- to increase gun sales.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:29 PM

12. Why would anyone care what that asshole thinks or says?

Fuck him and everything connected to him.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:33 PM

13. So it's only "politicizing" when gun-control advocates even say anything.

Got it, you fucking nutbag.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:56 PM

14. Duh, what did LaPierre do on Friday?

The NRA is politicizing this.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:58 PM

15. if Lanza's name was Arabic

You know this would be used again and again and again.

BTW GROVER, you better hope Israel does not remind people that you have ties to Hamas....
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/10/spencer-rep-frank-wolf-calls-out-grover-norquist-on-jihad-ties.html

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:05 PM

16. How many years did the RWers use 9/11 for political purposes?

How many concessions did they gain by playing on people's fears?

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