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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:52 PM

Prominent Republican Senator Abandons Norquist's Pledge..Think Progress

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/11/22/1231321/prominent-republican-senator-abandons-norquists-no-tax-pledge/

First paragraph:
As lawmakers work on a balanced deal of spending cuts and revenue increases to avoid the coming fiscal cliff, another prominent Republican is publicly rejecting Grover Norquist’s no-tax pledge. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) told a local television station in Georgia on Wednesday that he will no longer support the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to never vote for any tax increases under any circumstances
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last couple of paragraphs from above link:

"Before the 2012 election, Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform boasted that 279 Congressional incumbents — and another 286 challengers — signed its pledge.
But as Democrats fought back against anti-tax zealotry, many voters reacted positively, rejecting the pledge and its adherents, and telling pollsters that they supported higher taxes on the richest Americans.

As a result, 16 incumbent Republicans and one incumbent Senator who signed Norquist’s pledge lost on election night. In total, at least 56 Republican House incumbents or candidates who signed the pledge and 24 Republican Senators or hopefuls lost."

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Someone is reading the election results...Read these last couple of paragraphs from the above link:...see how many signed the pledge and lost...

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elleng Nov 2012 #1
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elleng Nov 2012 #3
TXDemoGal Nov 2012 #4
libdem4life Nov 2012 #5
Dulcinea Nov 2012 #6
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:56 PM

1. Shall we get the rest of them in '14?

' 56 Republican House incumbents or candidates who signed the pledge and 24 Republican Senators or hopefuls lost."

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:02 PM

2. Get all of them if we can.

These assholes sure don't care about us...or the middle class..I wonder how many so called "middle class" and poor voted against their own interests??? ..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:03 PM

3. LOTS, because 'their own interests' have been skillfully hidden from them.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:19 PM

4. HELL yes!!! nt

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:05 PM

5. Reminds me of the Saturday Night Sinners and Sunday Morning Saints...pledges, pleas and prayers.

...redeemed by forgiveness. Rinse and repeat.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:56 AM

6. Who died & left Norquist king?

Why does the GOP cave in to that little worm anyway?

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:57 PM

7. Well, good for him.

It is better to look at the reality of things rather than following some sort of dogma.

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