Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:31 PM
TomCADem (9,935 posts)
Rolling Stone - "How (Norquist) hijacked the GOP on behalf of the rich" - Norquist As A Frontman
The mainstream media helps perpetuate the influence of Norquist by ignoring how he actively acts as a proxy for corporate interests. It would be bad PR for a corporation to dump money into a political campaign. But, give the money to Norquist, or allow him to threaten politicians on your behalf, and you can keep your hands clean.
Norquist's influence over the GOP began in 1985, when Ronald Reagan tapped the little-known staffer at the Chamber of Commerce to head up Americans for Tax Reform, a pressure group organized to push a comprehensive tax package through Congress. With backing from the Chamber, Norquist – a Harvard MBA and former head of the College Republicans – challenged GOP candidates to take a two-part pledge: that they would never raise taxes, and that they would only close tax loopholes if the additional revenue was used to pay for further tax cuts. Before long, he had 102 congressmen and 16 senators signed up.
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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:58 PM
LeftInTX (4,661 posts)
1. Tea Partier, probably a houswife, on MSNBC supporting Norquist
At the 4:58 mark
This is obviously a middle class woman.