Grover Norquist no better than Trump.

A Lobbyist Never Quits

by James Turnage:

“CBS This Morning” had as one of its guests Grover Norquist. For those of you who don’t know him, he received his ten minutes of fame when he convinced, (with the aid of TEA Party extremists), 95% of all Republican Congressmen and all but one of the Republican Presidential candidates to sign his “Taxpayer Protection Pledge”. He is the president of “Americans for Tax Reform”. What he is, is a lobbyist.

Although Boehner and McConnell have both agreed to reach some sort of compromise on the debt ceiling, including raising some taxes, Norquist continued to assert his opinions on this morning’s show. I think he regrets his appearance. When he spouted several lies about Mr. Obama’s policies, and was unable to explain why his philosophies would work, Nora O’Donnell challenged him. All he could do was repeat his position continuously. He had no answers. Finally Nora cut him off, and he was off the screen.

I remember the day I read about the Republicans signing his oath. My first thought was, “these men and women, who we elected, are pledging a loyalty oath to one man, no matter what the wishes of the American people might be”. They forgot that they had already pledged an oath to work for all of us when they took the oath of office.

His disrespect for Mr. Obama was so obvious it was disgusting. When did anyone who is given the right to voice an opinion through the media decide it was alright to personally demean our Nation’s leader? Disagreeing with polices, submitting constructive ideas, and arguing a point of view is something we all want to hear. But actions on news shows rivaling those on “reality shows” are not permissible. Civility and respect are things I was taught over and over again when I was a young man.

Ambitious men and women whose only goal is to acquire fame and fortune for themselves are part of the ruination of our country. Norquist is no better than Trump. I’m just sorry they gave him time on their show. No one wants to hear any more stupidity. The election is over.

5 Responses to "Grover Norquist no better than Trump."

  1. josiah   May 17, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Devout democrat here, I believe Grover Norquist is full of hot air, but this article wreaks of the type of stuff that Fox News would say to anyone that questioned bush when he was in office. I’m done reading this website.

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  2. john2397   November 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Grover Norquist is a right wing thug; who has hypnotized the mind and souls of majority of GOP leaders and congressmen and senators taking oath that they will not raised income tax of any one even though the great super power crashed in day light and majority of Americans lose their lives. This guy should admit in reputable mantle hospital for full check-up and treatment otherwise, he has strength to crumble our national and global economy. Rather than wasting more time to convince die hard disciple of Grover; Democrats should start RECALL campaign of the GOP leaders.

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    • Benjamin Gaul   November 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.” ~ Obama, 2006

      We could tax 100% of the income of the top 2% income earners, and not even come close to eliminating the deficit. America doesn’t have an income problem at the Federal level, we have a SPENDING problem.

      “In short, it is a paradoxical truth that … the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now … The purpose of cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy.” ~ John F. Kennedy, Nov. 20, 1962, news conference.

      “A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget. Every taxpayer and his family will have more money left over after taxes for a new car, a new home, new conveniences, education and investment. Every businessman can keep a higher percentage of his profits in his cash register or put it to work expanding or improving his business, and as the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues.” ~ John F. Kennedy, Sept. 18, 1963, radio and television address to the nation on tax-reduction bill

      “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.” ~ John F. Kennedy, Jan. 24, 1963, special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform

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  3. Richard   November 13, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Perhaps the end of civility and permission to publicly demean our Nation’s leader came during President Bush’s tenure when you likely had no such complaint. Double standard much?

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  4. L.Sanfod   November 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Don’t fret it. It will be Grover “Poopy Head” Norquist forever. His gift to every comedian in the world.

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