Used to be, you could count on a politician to honor his non-binding contract with the head of a small but well-funded 501(c)(4) organization.
Looks like those days are in the past…
Over the weekend, two veteran Republican lawmakers went on ABC’s This Week to announce that they are willing to buck Grover Norquist's famous anti-tax pledge for a deal on the "fiscal cliff," according to the Los Angeles Times.
Said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), "I will violate the pledge for the good of the country only if Democrats will do entitlement reform."
Said Rep. Peter King (R-NY), "A pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago, is for that Congress. For instance, if I were in Congress in 1941, I would have supported a declaration of war against Japan. I’m not going to attack Japan today."
Oh, sure, Peter King, you say you won't attack Japan now, but you've already proven that your word is no good. So, how do we know that you won't suddenly change your mind and start rampaging through the streets of Tokyo, trampling buildings underfoot?
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Tags: Grover Norquist, Lindsey Graham, Republicans, Taxes
The Obama administration claims to be in favor of transparency and civic participation, but lately, it's been deleting citizens' petitions from the "We the People" website, undoubtedly a prequel to the mass purges of political dissidents soon to befall the United States. And to think, all these people were petitioning for was a right to punch Grover Norquist "once, and only once, square in the dick." Was that too much to ask?
Tags: Animals, Barack Obama, Batman, Grover Norquist, Internet, Movies
Grover Norquist articulates what he believes to be the case for Barack Obama's re-election…
"The president was elected on the basis that he was not Romney and that Romney was a poopy-head and you should vote against Romney."
Clearly, the Obama campaign's message has sunk in.
Tags: Grover Norquist, Mitt Romney, Quote Unquote
"The rigidity of those pledges is something I don’t like. The circumstances change and you can't be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It's — who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?"
I'd take that with a grain of salt if I were you. Later in the interview, he goes on to call Bill Clinton "a very knowledgeable, bright man." So, he's clearly been brainwashed by the America-hating factions of the country.
Tags: George H.W. Bush, Grover Norquist, Quote Unquote, Taxes