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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:48 PM

Salon - "Grover Gets Weird"

Interesting article that just underscores the level of idolatry Republicans have with respect to tax cuts, as well as the influence wielded by the corporate enforcers of Republicans' anti-tax stand. The fact that Grover Norquist can speak with such contempt to his elected Congressional underlings just goes to show who wields the real power in the Republican party. It is not the elected officials. It is the gatekeepers of millions in corporate campaign contributions. With Citizens United, Grover is even more powerful.

Is there any question as to why Republicans are getting more and more extreme:

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/28/grover_gets_weird/

The most important point to make about the spectacle of Grover Norquist being repudiated by some Republicans who signed his pledge is that it’s mainly theater. Norquist is on the ropes now and it seems OK to punch him, in front of the cameras; in private, some Republicans may well be reassuring him that they’re sticking to the pledge, because they are, more or less.

Still, Norquist is obviously feeling personally disrespected, and he’s replying with some weird sexual imagery in chastening Republican apostates. A few have had “impure thoughts,” Norquist told CNN, but “no Republican has voted for a tax increase.” Really? “Impure thoughts”? Then he attacked New York Rep. Peter King for publicly stating he didn’t consider the no-tax pledge a lifelong vow. In creepy personal terms: “Shame on him,” Norquist told Piers Morgan. “I hope his wife understands that commitments last a little longer than two years or something.”

His wife? Is Norquist implying the pledge is akin to a marriage vow? Or that King is married to him? The volatile King shot back Tuesday, calling Norquist a “low-life” for comparing his supposed “weaseling out” of his no-tax pledge to violating his marriage vows to his wife.
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer gleefully took up Norquist’s marital imagery, claiming Republicans “no longer want to be married to this pledge — they’re saying they want a divorce from Grover Norquist.”

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:57 PM

1. If he were a dinosaur, he'd be a Megalomaniadon

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:42 PM

2. A clip of King on Ed showed him saying that if Norquist ever met his wife, she would

"Knock his head off." Ouch! Little Grover is panicking and I love seeing these despicable Republicans turning on each other.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:54 AM

3. Grover's Gettin' Cuckolded

Right in his own hot tub! LOL...



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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:52 AM

4. I get a "perv" vibe when I watch him on TV.

I'm normally correct about these things. Just sayin.

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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:54 AM

5. Grover is making it easy for some GOPers to dump him. What's up with that?

So, the GOP is saying they won't follow Grover any more and he goes on TV and says "they are idiots and scum bags". Does he think he's Rush and they will all apologize to him? He doesn't have a radio program. Won't work.

So why doesn't Grover go on TV and make the case for why the pledge is "more important than ever" or something? What is going on here? Why would Grover push back like this? What he implied about King was the worst. If I was King, I'd spend the rest of my days trying to destroy Grover. It was not necessary.

???

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:31 AM

6. I predict by the end of the year he will be interviewed by a major magazine

and announce he is coming out of the closet. There will be a picture of him in his bathtub naked covered in his money. Then Michelle Bachmann and her husband husband will try an intervention.

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