Posts tagged Grover Norquist

5 Signs That Grover Norquist is Losing His Political Power

  1. The Natives are Restless
  2. His Ballot Measures are Failing
  3. His Desperation is Showing
  4. People See Through the Façade
  5. The Ideology is Losing Voter Support
Grover Norquist qualifies his support or Romney-Ryan

Grover Norquist qualifies his support or Romney-Ryan

motherjones:

Burning Man starts today, and the tax-slashing conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist is pissed it’s happening the same time as the Republican National Convention. Anybody else similarly inconvenienced? 
In case you’re wondering, this is what a conservative’s Burning Man looks like.

If Norquist appeals to philistines, he has little to worry about; but if he’s worried about engaging narcissists or hedonists, then he has a legitimate complaint.

motherjones:

Burning Man starts today, and the tax-slashing conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist is pissed it’s happening the same time as the Republican National Convention. Anybody else similarly inconvenienced?

In case you’re wondering, this is what a conservative’s Burning Man looks like.

If Norquist appeals to philistines, he has little to worry about; but if he’s worried about engaging narcissists or hedonists, then he has a legitimate complaint.

ALEC Says It Plans To Craft Legislation To Take Down State Renewable Energy Targets

ALEC has already attempted to write legislation preventing targets for renewable energy on the federal level. As nothing substantive has happened nationally, it seems ALEC is now preparing to take its corporate-influenced legislation to the 29 states that actually have targets in place.

Along with promoting legislation to kill climate policies and renewable energy targets, ALEC also provided the framework for legislation currently moving through the U.S. House of Representatives that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating toxic coal ash.

According to the Center for Media and Democracy, Peabody Energy — the largest private coal company in the world — is a major underwriter for ALEC and sits on the organization’s Private Enterprise Board.

Americans for Tax Reform, the infamous anti-tax organization run by Grover Norquist, also says it is taking a more aggressive approach to opposing renewable energy targets. According to Bloomberg News, the group is urging its members to “speak out” against renewable energy promotion policies.


This guy is enough to make you barf up your bacon bagle. What a worthless TeaBagger who’s OD’d on his own excessive ego. His contract with the overwhelming majority of Republicans in Congress is equivalent to black mail. His note-signing minions promise to never raise taxes. When they even think of doing so, Norquist raises holy hell with them. Born with silver nitrate in his mouth, as the spoiled brattchild of a Polaroid bigwig, Norquist throws his weight around like he’s Mr. Big. Republicans who can’t think for themselves and who walk in lock step with orders from above, are easy prey for Norquist. Yet now he’s raised the bar higher with his threat that Republicans will Impeach President Obama if he doesn’t extend the Bush Tax Cuts. He thinks he has Obama on the defensive because cutting the program that extended the taxes of the wealthiest Americans, will also cut the taxes for everyone else as well. So Norquist thinks it’s a safe bet that Obama will bail, and he feels confident in his threat. Let’s hope the president keeps his promise NOT to extend the tax cuts for the wealth, yet seeks legislation to extend it for the rest of America.

This guy is enough to make you barf up your bacon bagle. What a worthless TeaBagger who’s OD’d on his own excessive ego. His contract with the overwhelming majority of Republicans in Congress is equivalent to black mail. His note-signing minions promise to never raise taxes. When they even think of doing so, Norquist raises holy hell with them. Born with silver nitrate in his mouth, as the spoiled brattchild of a Polaroid bigwig, Norquist throws his weight around like he’s Mr. Big. Republicans who can’t think for themselves and who walk in lock step with orders from above, are easy prey for Norquist. Yet now he’s raised the bar higher with his threat that Republicans will Impeach President Obama if he doesn’t extend the Bush Tax Cuts. He thinks he has Obama on the defensive because cutting the program that extended the taxes of the wealthiest Americans, will also cut the taxes for everyone else as well. So Norquist thinks it’s a safe bet that Obama will bail, and he feels confident in his threat. Let’s hope the president keeps his promise NOT to extend the tax cuts for the wealth, yet seeks legislation to extend it for the rest of America.

A highly influential conservative leader is already considering an impeachment strategy against President Obama if he wins re-election.

Grover Norquist of Americans For Tax Reform told National Journal that if Obama is re-elected and refuses to re-authorize the Bush-era tax cuts for millionaires, “Obama can sit there and let all the tax [cuts] lapse, and then the Republicans will have enough votes in the Senate in 2014 to impeach.”

When will anyone else on the center-to-left get the gumption to stifle these assholes?

This intransigence is largely motivated by the shadowy influence of lobbyist Grover Norquist, the head of Americans for Tax Reform, who threatens to serve any Republican who breaks his anti-tax pledge with electoral defeat. Today on CNN, super committee member Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) noted that Norquist’s handcuffs on his GOP colleagues essentially makes him the “13th member of this committee without being there“

Questions for “Gridlock Grover” Norquist and his Shrinking Flock

  1. Do you currently feel bound by the anti-tax pledge held and enforced by Grover Norquist’s organization, Americans for Tax Reform?
  2. Do you believe that your Oath of Office to support the Constitution trumps Mr. Norquist’s pledge and any other special interest pledge?
A growing number of GOP lawmakers have disavowed Norquist’s pledge against supporting tax increases in recent days, telling The Hill they no longer feel bound to uphold a document that they signed, in some cases, more than a decade ago.