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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:40 PM

Grover Norquist: GOP Will Keep Obama On 'Short Leash,' Leave Him To 'Blow Up Small Countries'

Source: Huffington Post

Grover Norquist expressed confidence on Thursday that Republican adherents to his rigid anti-tax hike platform would emerge victorious in upcoming budgetary scraps, joking that it would leave a bitter President Barack Obama to engage in a campaign of indiscriminately bombing "small countries" for his personal entertainment.

Speaking on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," Norquist argued that congressional Republicans had a number of weapons ready to wield against Obama and Democrats in order to ensure that there would be no spending increases or tax hikes.

“Obama will be on a very short leash, fiscally speaking, over the next four years,” Norquist said. “He's not going to have any fun at all; he may just have to go blow up small countries he can’t pronounce because it won't be any fun to be here, because he won't be able to spend the kind of cash he was hoping to.”

Norquist said that Republicans would be willing to use the threat of the sequester -- large spending cuts paired with tax hikes scheduled to kick in if a deal to avert the fiscal cliff isn't met by the end of the year -- to leverage Democrats, whom he said were fearful of that possibility. Norquist also claimed that GOP lawmakers would utilize continuing resolutions, or temporary appropriations bills used in the absence of an official budget, in order to chip away at spending.


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Reply Grover Norquist: GOP Will Keep Obama On 'Short Leash,' Leave Him To 'Blow Up Small Countries' (Original post)
Emit Dec 2012 OP
Haywood Brothers Dec 2012 #1
DanM Dec 2012 #2
olddad56 Dec 2012 #33
Arkana Dec 2012 #3
AzDar Dec 2012 #4
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Dec 2012 #5
Liberalagogo Dec 2012 #6
freshwest Dec 2012 #30
Liberalagogo Dec 2012 #35
freshwest Dec 2012 #37
Liberalagogo Dec 2012 #38
freshwest Dec 2012 #42
Liberalagogo Dec 2012 #47
freshwest Dec 2012 #48
newspeak Dec 2012 #45
LuckyLib Dec 2012 #7
Dakota Flint Dec 2012 #27
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #28
DCKit Dec 2012 #8
xxqqqzme Dec 2012 #17
DCKit Dec 2012 #19
otohara Dec 2012 #9
madrchsod Dec 2012 #10
denvine Dec 2012 #11
frylock Dec 2012 #12
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #13
DakotaLady Dec 2012 #22
Vietnameravet Dec 2012 #14
xxqqqzme Dec 2012 #15
kiranon Dec 2012 #16
Cha Dec 2012 #18
The Wizard Dec 2012 #20
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #21
melody Dec 2012 #23
daybranch Dec 2012 #24
SoapBox Dec 2012 #25
patricia92243 Dec 2012 #26
Harry Monroe Dec 2012 #29
Frustratedlady Dec 2012 #34
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #40
mokawanis Dec 2012 #31
and-justice-for-all Dec 2012 #32
Dont call me Shirley Dec 2012 #36
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #39
jmowreader Dec 2012 #41
newspeak Dec 2012 #46
jmowreader Dec 2012 #50
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #43
Fearless Dec 2012 #44
Ash_F Dec 2012 #49
Coyotl Dec 2012 #51
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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:47 PM

1. Poor Grover

Can't help but think he's become increasingly irrelevant, desperate to get back into the spotlight.

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:48 PM

2. Does Norquist and his friends in Congress . . .

. . . have the ***** to let the sequester go through?

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Response to DanM (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:24 PM

33. I don't know about friends, but he may have several 'employees' in Congress

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:49 PM

3. What an impotent little turd.

I look forward to his smug, stupid face crying crocodile tears on TV as more and more Republicans realize that his "pledge" is bullshit.

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:50 PM

4. Who is this asshole, again?

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:51 PM

5. This turkey was elected to nothing.

IF he wants to have a seat at the table he should run for something. Executive in charge of bagger arse wiping?

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:52 PM

6. Seriously, why does anyone

give a rat's ass what this unelected immature racist piece of human waste think? Why do GOP idiots and/or the media give a shit about this worthless powerless tiny dicked fuck?

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:15 PM

30. Koch money is one reason why. Media consolidation and 60M voters are the others.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:26 PM

35. I don't recall

anyone "voting" for this pig shit.

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #35)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:48 PM

37. A vote for Romney, Ryan and the Ayn Rand agenda is his goal.

I don't buy that the libertarian wing of the GOP - which is just about the entire group, no matter how they brand themselves, doesn't approve of Nixon's 'the government should be run like a business' and Reagan's 'government is evil' mantras.

Nordquist turned into the 'starve the beast' and 'government small enough to drown in a bathtub' agenda. Romney, Ryan, Boehner, Rand Paul, the Koches, Alan Greenspan and the rest of the crew are Randians. Nordquist has framed the message and been paid by the Koch brothers to advance their agenda. Just because Democrats think this stuff is crazy, destructive or stupid won't make them go away.

Alex Jones and Glenn Beck aremost modern Libertarians who want government to be shrunk so there is no Social Security (welfare moochers and statists who will have to bow to one world governance); no public schools (indoctrinating children into homosexuality and communism while becoming Muslim or atheist); and no police, fire or postal services (they are watching you and making out lists to kill you).

I hate to say it, but when you talk to these guys, Breitbart and Norquist is heroes. I've even run into those who believe the Koch brothers are out to save America. And they vote.

:rant;

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Response to freshwest (Reply #37)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:19 PM

38. I agree with all your points

but my point is NOBODY voted for this pig shit, therefore he has no actually power other than the media giving him a platform to spew his garbage. He's not even a pundit and Fat Ass with his own radio show, or a jackass like Beck or anyone at False Noise. How does this pathetic twat who's never outgrown his whiny 12-yhear-old persona have ANY credibility, and pull over anyone in the government enough to threaten them if they go against his self imposed dictatorship?

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #38)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:29 PM

42. I've said it before - the one who pays the fiddler picks the tunes played.

Last edited Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:19 PM - Edit history (1)

Media is owned by reactionary conservatives and they will only allow the voices they want us to hear and to have only their box of arguments to be considered in public policy.

They built up the Oliver Norths, John Boltons, Grover Nordquists and other criminals to national stature by installing them on think tanks and then tell the media to give them air time. They've invited Jack Abramoff (sic) the felon on the air again.

They've fawned over Rove, Coulter, Gingrich, Ryan, Palin and the rest of the gang, because that's what they want America to accept as mainstream and their acts are played as heroic and intelligent. They've ever put the criminal Tom Delay on DWTS and make that maniac look like everyday people...

Years ago these amoral scoundrels would have been jailed by an informed electorate. We've had the national conscience shredded and been taught to act like greed, sociopathic pigs.

Many of us have stood aside in horror but they are destroying the country and the world. And I've just come off of threads on the CT massacre so I'm not really able to discuss this well now.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #42)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:25 PM

47. After what Huckabee said about Sandy Hook

and CNN and the rest complete fuck-up on the identity of the killer. The media is dead to me. It actually was a while back when I got forced out of it, but I decided NEVER to go back. Not that they'd have me.

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #47)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:50 PM

48. Here's my post on the relationships between these different networks and the RW religionists:

CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network), The Family Channel, The Fox Family Channel and The 700 Club:

...In production since 1966, it is one of the longest-running television programs in broadcast history. The 700 Club can be seen weekdays in 96 percent of U.S. television homes, and has an average daily audience of nearly 1 million viewers. It is currently hosted by Pat Robertson, Terry Meeuwsen, Kristi Watts, and Gordon P. Robertson, two of whom (one male and one female) will host on any given day...

CBN Broadcasts currently reach over 100 nations in dozens of languages, and are viewed by more than 360 million people each year. CBN's primary strategy is to develop television shows produced by local staff in selected countries. Programs are culturally sensitive, relevant to the ethnic audience, and presented in their native language...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_700_Club#1980_to_the_present

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

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

Changing The Family Channel Cable Network Plans To Expand Programming


The number of cable subscribers grew from 28 million in 1985 to 49.6 million in May 1990. The network, the nation's 10th largest cable operation in terms of viewership, is carried on cable systems available to 55 percent of all American homes.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1990-09-28/lifestyle/9009270340_1_broadcasting-network-pat-robertson-cable-network

In the 1990s as the GOP was taking over just about everything, it was said the program reached nearly 50 million American homes. It migrated to various networks, such as FOX, ABC and Disney. This is the block of voters that powers the GOP.

I just posted it and thought it would show just how much all of this is related. And Democrats who say both parties are the same, or won't vote, or whatever, are giving the power they want to turn this nation into and medieval nightmare.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #37)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:08 PM

45. yep, they want a very ignorant, bigoted public

so they can inform their sycophants who to vote for (against their interests), who to blame (just not who pays their checks), and who to hate (all those poor people that don't look or act like them).

and we'll send your kids to the "right" schools to teach you who to vote for, who to blame and who to hate--who needs stinkin facts. yeah, those wealthy families sure want to help america and americans-so they should pay their taxes, since most get subsidies and lucrative contracts that "we the people" pay for and keep their money in the states. right guys? you want to make sure our infrastructure doesn't fall and the well being of all americans are one of your concerns, right?

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:03 PM

7. That he's even visible on national media says EVERYTHING about our national media. No brains,

minimal actual reporting, and zero investigative skills. That's our MSM!

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:57 PM

27. MSM breakdown is due to either to

A.) Ignorance, in that they cannot comprehend simply facts and cannot separate fact from fiction.

B.) Extreme laziness while being overpaid.

C.) Actively participating in a criminal conspiracy to thwart the will of the American people... A.K.A treason

or as I suspect........

D.) Some combination of all of the above.

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Response to Dakota Flint (Reply #27)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:00 PM

28. C is the answer.

 

They do as they are told to do.

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:15 PM

8. His already loose grip on reality is slipping.

 

I had a similar experience with someone over the past several years. Everything was peachy keen as long as everyone let her be the boss and said "yes" to everything she asked. Once the "Noes" started flooding in, she totally lost it and has gone through four attorneys (in eighteen months) as each realizes she's delusional and a threat to their ability to practice law if they continue to threaten people on her behalf. Grover is showing the same signs and symptoms as his imaginary world (where he is Emperor) crumbles.

At least some on the right are finally asking "Who the hell is Grover Norquist, and why are my Congersscritters listening to him?"

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Response to DCKit (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:01 PM

17. You know

Orly Taitz?

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:18 PM

19. No, but if they ever meet, it might mean the end of the universe. Dopplegangers. nt

 

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:16 PM

9. He Really Hates The President nt

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:23 PM

10. grover?

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:42 PM

11. What a pig!

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:48 PM

12. keep talking, asshole

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:49 PM

13. He's a nasty little piece of work, isn't he?

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:56 PM

22. Yes my thought exactly ...

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:59 PM

14. Bring it on asshole!

Just another example of the old saying "Pigs always squeal the loudest when you step on their feet!"

The entire Republican party is deranged!

Just pause and think for a second about the hate that must fill this man....and large sections of the entire worthless party!

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:59 PM

15. For someone who has

never been elected to ANY office, any where, at any time, he sure has a big mouth.

Put your crazy ass ideas and policies on a ballot somewhere. Then we can talk. Until then STFU.

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:01 PM

16. Is this the face that the Republicans want to represent their party?

Grover Norquist is todays Republican Party. See it now in all of its ugliness. The curtain has been drawn back and the true spirit of the Republicans is on display for all to see.

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:05 PM

18. Keep Digging, dumbfuck

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:42 PM

20. Grover would be greatly enhanced

by a sucker punch. Find out where he hangs out, follow him into the mens room and leave him laying on the floor with a fat lip. Then walk away as if nothing happened. That's seems to be the only thing these radical fascists understand.

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:53 PM

21. Proceed, douchebag

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:21 PM

23. Grover's a fascist tool serving his masters n/t

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:40 PM

24. Offensive and stupid

This statement exemplifies the stupidity of republicans as to what democrats are.

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:49 PM

25. WTF???

Shut the hell up!!!!!!!!!!!

Gawd....I SO hate this freak.

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:55 PM

26. He is seriously a repulsive person. n/t

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:09 PM

29. I've always wondered how this little weasel dick wields so much power in the GOP?

"Binders" full of blackmail, perhaps?

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Response to Harry Monroe (Reply #29)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:25 PM

34. Who pays his salary? Why don't we know more about him?

How did he work behind the scenes to micro-manage our government without our knowing about him?

It is only recently that I've heard his name...say the last 8 years or so, but he's been pulling this a lot longer, hasn't he?

Something smells.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #34)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:40 PM

40. I believe most of his money comes from the Kock brothers

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:20 PM

31. I think Obama's been having lots of fun

kicking Republican ass. Grover Fuckface is the one who isn't going to have much fun over the next 4 years, watching his party wallow in the shit-pile they've created.

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:21 PM

32. Hardly...

This guy is a total fucking dipshit and a announce.

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:31 PM

36. And who fracking elected you, Grover?!

NOBODY!

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:38 PM

39. Norquist is a terrorist

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:49 PM

41. Can't we just deport him already?

We deport anti-American maniacs every day. Norquist should be no different.

Finding a country that would take him is the hard part. Somalia would form a working government just to keep him out.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #41)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:11 PM

46. "love it!"

"somalia would form a working government just to keep him out." Gee, maybe we should threaten somalia that we're sending grover and see what happens.

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Response to newspeak (Reply #46)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:19 AM

50. Probable response

Our government drowned in a bathtub in 1992 and we got rid of the pirates. Why has Allah forsaken us?

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:24 PM

43. Norquist needs to be picked up by the short hairs

No one voted for this asshole. I hate his cartoonish voice.

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:28 PM

44. Because he's your "boy" and you own him right?

Asshole.

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:56 PM

49. GOP suddenly care about small countries?

What the hell is going on over there?

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:32 AM

51. Squeeling on his way into the slaughterhouse, no surprise!

Has this guy done anything to take the pork out of politics? No. How about a war on earmarks, enough to finance a small country?

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:43 AM

52. Wasn't he the Muppet that was charged with child molestation...

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Response to Emit (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:58 AM

53. Somebody needs to invent a shrink ray

To make him small enough to flush down the toilet

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