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Grover Norquist Offers A Striking View Of The GOP

Posted on | March 11, 2012 | 14 Comments

by Smitty

Bearing Drift has a genuinely interesting interview with Grover Norquist. GN pooh-poohs the importance of the Oval Office occupant, and says that the GOP Congress will be more crucial. Hmmm.


14 Responses to “Grover Norquist Offers A Striking View Of The GOP”

  1. AngelaTC
    March 11th, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    From a fiscal viewpoint, I absolutely agree with him on this.  If  we compare the Clinton years ( Dem exec, Rep legis) we fiscal conservatives were far better off than we were under the GOP hat trick.  

    But the biggest source of our problems is this “war as stimulus” foreign policy that both sides embrace.  Until we figure out that our government can’t even run this country, much less the world – we’re screwed.

  2. Beto_Ochoa
    March 11th, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    I could not disagree more. What cannot be done legally will be done illegally with the full cover of the justice and inflexible representatives arrested under the NDAA .

  3. Bob Belvedere
    March 11th, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    It is very troubling that conservatives still bestow any legitimacy on Grover Norquist who is, at best, a Useful Idiot of the Jihadists and, at worst, a Fellow Traveller of the Mohammedins.

  4. Nospam
    March 11th, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

    Considering how unwilling  Congress has been to step in and undo ANY of Prince Obama I’s power grabs- and how willing the Republicans on the Judiciary Comittee were to sign off on his abysmal Supreme Court picks- I’d have to say that Brother Grover is full of cat droppings here.

  5. Bob Belvedere
    March 11th, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

    It couldn’t be dog droppings because Muslims think dogs are dirty.

  6. TR
    March 11th, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    I read through the link from Bob B. and although I knew GN was married to a Muslima, his deep involvement in pro-jihadist activities is remarkable.  If he had his choice, the Arab-American Institue heralded Mitch Daniels, we would be in a lot of trouble.

     As it is, GN is very powerful as he doles out approvals and pathways to money from his positition at the Am Tax Institute. 

    He thinks leadership is a lesser quality than arm-twisting.  We have very little (ideological or moral based) leadership in Congress and thats why a president is important.  Mittens (the likely nominee at this point) is a committee man with more of the arm-twisting qualities than innate political leadership.  Fingers-crossed for November.

  7. smitty
    March 11th, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

    I’m not endorsing GN’s immigration views.
    As with Ron Paul and the Fed, I am agreeing where possible.

  8. Bob Belvedere
    March 11th, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

    I’m just trying to make the point that we should be shunning the man because of his pro-Islamic activties and associations.  He is part of the problem.

  9. smitty
    March 11th, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    It’s a good point. However, the Breitbart memorial in DC was at the Americans for Tax Reform office. How far are we going with the shunning, then?

  10. Quartermaster
    March 11th, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    We should go as far as we need to. Norquist should be ignored.

  11. smitty
    March 11th, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    I’m hopefully not sounding like a GN apologist here, but he’s not the sort who will be ignored to good effect.
    Note that he preceded Sarah Palin at CPAC12. It was not because he is a nobody.

  12. hrh40
    March 11th, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    In reply to Smitty: He preceded Palin because he is a GOP elitist who wanted a captive audience. He blathered on way past his time when he knew we didn’t want to hear him.

    He preceded Palin because he has WAY too much power at CPAC, within conservative circles, in DC, ANYWHERE, and he USED Palin’s spotlight to try to get a little light himself.

    He is bad news and all that is wrong with DC elite conservatives.

  13. Evilbloggerlady
    March 12th, 2012 @ 12:16 am

    If Romney, Santorum or Gingrich win the White House, does anyone doubt they would veto a repeal of Obamacare? That is what Norquist means, the heavy lifting will be by Congress.

  14. Bob Belvedere
    March 12th, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    Smitty: The reason he retains any power and influence he has is because we allow him to.  He needs the same treatment given to him that Bill Buckley delivered to The John Birch Society.