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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:45 PM

Grover Norquist Defends Strength Of Anti-Tax Movement Amid Signs Republicans Are Defecting

Source: Reuters, via The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Prominent American anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist on Monday insisted that his movement was as strong as ever and that Congress would withstand pressure to raise taxes even if more Republican lawmakers are spurning his anti-tax pledge.

A vast majority of elected Republicans have signed Norquist's "taxpayer protection pledge," launched in 1986, which commits them to voting against tax increases, and it became a sort of litmus test among U.S. conservatives.

But the new House of Representatives, which takes office in January, has 16 Republicans who so far have not signed the pledge, up from six in the outgoing Congress. One new Republican senator, Jeff Flake, also has not signed.

Speaking on the sidelines of a Washington event, Norquist told Reuters: "People don't always take the pledge first when they run. A lot take it after they have been there for a while. The pledge isn't the only vehicle for stopping tax increases."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/19/grover-norquist-anti-tax-movement_n_2161367.html




Lindsay Graham today said he'd defy Grover, guaranteeing that he will be teabagged in the next S.C. GOP primary.

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Reply Grover Norquist Defends Strength Of Anti-Tax Movement Amid Signs Republicans Are Defecting (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 OP
SoapBox Nov 2012 #1
7wo7rees Nov 2012 #2
UpInArms Nov 2012 #3
go west young man Nov 2012 #4
The Roux Comes First Nov 2012 #5
Marie Marie Nov 2012 #6
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #7
louis-t Nov 2012 #13
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #8
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #9
tclambert Nov 2012 #10
jerseyjack Nov 2012 #11
CBHagman Nov 2012 #12
HughBeaumont Nov 2012 #14
newspeak Nov 2012 #15

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:49 PM

1. It's F*ing OVER, Grover!

Take a hike, asshole.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:54 PM

2. SPOILER ALERT: The monster at the end of this book...

is Grover. SURPRISE! He's alone.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:58 PM

3. move over, Grover

The reality train is coming and your 13-year old idiocy is about to meet reality.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:58 PM

4. Someone flush this turd already.

He just sitting there in the bowl stinking up the whole room.

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Response to go west young man (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:02 AM

5. Call a Plumber!

Shouldn't we be concerned about clogging?

With his incredible inflated ego, I'd at least have one standing by.

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Response to The Roux Comes First (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:16 AM

6. I hear Joe The Plumber is looking for work.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:18 AM

7. Did anybody else read the end of that title as "amid signs Republicans are defecating"? n/t.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:51 AM

13. I did! So funny.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:23 AM

8. People want reps that do things for them and this country...

.... not just things for you.

Your tax pledge has no legal or governmental standing.

No one's elected you to anything.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:26 AM

9. Bye Grover....and not the Furry lovable one

Your time has come!
Now go away!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:03 AM

10. Grover is fighting accusations that HE cost Republicans big in this election.

His rabid anti-tax position was a big negative for the Republicans this cycle. Tax cuts for the rich was about the only policy we were sure Romney really supported.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:16 AM

11. Grover Norquist is a poopy-head. !

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:24 AM

12. The American people didn't vote for Grover Norquist.

Every last member of Congress needs to hear this said aloud: Grover Norquist didn't get any votes. He's not appointed to any position. His opinion counts no more and no less than a single voter's, and anyone who says otherwise can be considered cowed, bought, or both.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:35 PM

14. The Kleptocracy is-a getting their taxes hiked. DEAL WITH IT, YARD GNOME.

The Most Important Yard Gnome In History, like a neutered dog, DOES NOT GET IT.

The fireworks ended thirty minutes ago and Grovel is still looking up at the sky.

President Obama has to do approximately NOTHING for expiration to happen. There will be no shutdowns or stonewalls. Nothing's going to get held hostage like last time. No one buys any excuse, "Debt Ceiling", "Fiscal Cliff", "Debtpocalypse" or whatever fear-laced assholish term Luntz or any of those other bastards are pushing for the purpose of allowing the precious wealthy to keep their cushy tax breaks.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:47 PM

15. yeah, grover it's worked so well these past ten something years

just admit to the whole country that you're really promoting your scam so your already wealthy friends can grab the rest of it; while destroying what's left of the country-that includes the people your friends have already scammed, screwed out of decent wages, pensions.

so, i guess what you really want is to cut any safety net, especially for children and the elderly, while allowing these same friends to beef up their profits by privatizing. and, if those who are their victims can't afford it, well, it's social darwinism baby; even though said friends are the ones who created the environment, right?

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