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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:23 AM

Norquist pledge takes election hit (Norquist’s majority in Congress is all but gone.)

Source: The Hill

Norquist pledge takes election hit
By Russell Berman - 11/13/12 05:00 AM ET

Republicans might have held the House, but Grover Norquist’s majority in Congress is all but gone.

Fewer incoming members of the House and Senate have signed the pledge against tax increases run by Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, in a reflection not only of the seats that Democrats gained but of the success they’ve enjoyed in vilifying Norquist.

About a dozen newly elected House Republicans refused to sign the anti-tax pledge during their campaigns, and another handful of returning Republicans have disavowed their allegiance to the written commitment.

With Democrats picking up seven or eight seats, that means the pledge guides fewer than the 218 members needed for a majority. In the Senate, where Republicans lost two seats, just 39 members of the chamber are pledge-signers, according to the group’s records. That is a drop from 238 members of the House and 41 senators who committed to the pledge at the start of the 112th Congress.



Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/267467-norquist-pledge-takes-election-hit

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Reply Norquist pledge takes election hit (Norquist’s majority in Congress is all but gone.) (Original post)
kpete Nov 2012 OP
onehandle Nov 2012 #1
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #4
MicaelS Nov 2012 #5
Panasonic Nov 2012 #10
freshwest Nov 2012 #12
MicaelS Nov 2012 #13
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #17
go west young man Nov 2012 #22
DippyDem Nov 2012 #2
SoapBox Nov 2012 #3
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #6
SoapBox Nov 2012 #7
malexand Nov 2012 #8
kpete Nov 2012 #9
maddogesq Nov 2012 #11
freshwest Nov 2012 #14
socialindependocrat Nov 2012 #15
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #16
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #18
Roland99 Nov 2012 #19
Mr. Sparkle Nov 2012 #20
barbtries Nov 2012 #21
Kingofalldems Nov 2012 #23
Dubster Nov 2012 #24
wishlist Nov 2012 #25
ReRe Nov 2012 #26
part man all 86 Nov 2012 #27
Blue Owl Nov 2012 #28
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #29
The Wizard Nov 2012 #30
yodermon Nov 2012 #31
Politicub Nov 2012 #32

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:24 AM

1. Now can we find out who financed this little prick? nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:37 AM

4. Yes, please who are the $ in his head

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:39 AM

5. Jack Abramoff and his clients.

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

Involvement with Jack Abramoff

According to a 2011 memoir by former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Norquist was one of Abramoff's first major Republican party contacts. Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform were also mentioned in Senate testimony relating to the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal which resulted in a 2006 guilty plea by Abramoff to three criminal felony counts of defrauding of American Indian tribes and corrupting public officials. Records released by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee allege that ATR served as a "conduit" for funds that flowed from Abramoff's clients to surreptitiously finance grass-roots lobbying campaigns. Norquist has denied that he did anything wrong, and has not been charged with any crime.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:00 PM

10. Then Jack needs to be rearrested for violation of his parole.

 

and throw him back in jail until he sings about Grover N.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:03 PM

12. +1

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:05 PM

13. Agreed 100% n/t

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:34 PM

17. Dirty money

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:31 PM

22. Abramoff was in the early days.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/americans-tax-reform This link is more current. Heavily in bed with AEI, in other words the neocons and the Bush admin. I would also refer you to this article in Rolling Stone last year. The comments section is also a good read. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/grover-norquist-the-billionaires-best-friend-20111109

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:30 AM

2. Who's the poopyhead, Norquist? nt

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Response to DippyDem (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:37 AM

3. RMoney was the "poopyhead"...

This little weasel is a F*ING, unelected, asshole that has some perverted death wish for America.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:43 AM

6. What a

Repoopyhead douchenozzle.

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:56 AM

7. ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:57 AM

8. Bye, bye, Grover Norvey...

Thanks, kpete.

Finally, the tide is changing. We're getting our mojo back.

We have the wind at our backs.

I'm still basking in our victory on November 6th...

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Response to malexand (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:59 AM

9. malexand

you are SO very welcome
and thanks for Queen!

peace, kp

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:02 PM

11. Hey Grover, it's all over.

Go get a real job. Oh, wait, you might need the social safety net now that you are out of work you prick.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:05 PM

14. But 218 still need to be voted out in 2014... Keep at it Democrats!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:06 PM

15. Most people are smart enought to not sign any agreement longer than two years

These idiots signed Norquist's agreement for what - LIFE?!

and these are the people we trust are intelligent enough to speak
on our behalf?

At least it's just the Repukes - not MY fault...

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Response to socialindependocrat (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:15 PM

16. Signed in blood...

for life... with the tax devil....

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:40 PM

18. Sold their souls

Betting on the wrong horse

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:48 PM

19. They should all sign a pledge with *this* Grover >>>>



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:50 PM

20. That dickweed has gotten way too much free air time on TV lately

i feel like i have seen him every second day last week. He is nothing but a snake oil salesman.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:51 PM

21. that is really good news.

he can go away now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:33 PM

23. K and R for all the repubs

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:47 PM

24. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:53 PM

25. Pledge was only to insure votes and money from rich donors

Now that Dems succeeded in winning more voters by changing the tax narrative with the 98% and $250,000 emphasis, Grover's no tax pledge has lost its effectiveness with rich Repub donors. Repubs like Romney were so convinced that voters cared mostly just about lower taxes over all other issues and that would be enough to carry them to victory.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:04 PM

26. BINGO!!

That just puffed me up with more hope. It's about time Norquist and his arrogant hubris is dunked in his own bathtub! He's such a poopy-head!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:28 PM

27. Go hide under your altar of abomination, vile rover grover and take your teabillies with you!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:30 PM

28. This is like some kind of dream

Could it be the expiration date on these two turds has finally occured?

Hooray! Now get the fuck out of our lives forever.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:48 PM

29. One Congress Critter who took Norquist's pledge will soon be shown the door

CA-7 Dan Lungren ("I was a teabagger before we even invented the word, and I'm not a carpetbagger, so stop saying that") is losing to Doctor Ami Bera in a slow arduous count.

The good doctor, Ami Bera is in Washington DC, today, learning the ropes, so to speak.

Hey, I'm tooting my horn here because I have been supporting Bera from day one and got cheated out of an election evening celebration.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:55 PM

30. Consider him neutered

Democrats got over 50% of the total votes cast in House races. Grover could be shining shoes in Union Station in a couple of years, but recycling condoms would be more fitting.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:21 PM

31. Govern or Squirt.

anagram for Grover Norquist.

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Response to yodermon (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:47 PM

32. HA! Love it!

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