You Should get to Know This Man

13 Feb

Grover Norquist—- the anti-tax conservative lunatic that essentially controls your republican party.

 This is the guy that would shrink the government to a size that would fit in a bathtub,— then drown it.

 If we’re unfortunate enough to elect one of the republican clowns that are running in their primary now, this is the man that will be the defacto leader of the free world. Conservatives don’t breathe unless they have this man’s OK.
 This article from David Frum is a confirmation of that fact. Frum is a solid conservative pundit. Always has been. But,…. he’s one of the few that have seen the crazy, acknowledged it, and is committing a little heresy by saying it out loud every once in a while.
 The title of the article really says it all,… but you should read the rest. Amazing to see Norquist actually say these things publicly. Not the fact that he’s doing it, really,… but the fact that he could care less who hears it.  It doesn’t matter to this guy who is in the presidency,– he just needs someone who can sign his name.  🙂  Simply amazing.

 Norquist: Romney Will Do As Told

 The most quoted speech at CPAC this year was Mitt Romney’s, but my vote for the most significant goes to Grover Norquist’s. In his charmingly blunt way, Norquist articulated out loud a case for Mitt Romney that you hear only whispered by other major conservative leaders.

They have reconciled themselves to a Romney candidacy because they see Romney as essentially a weak and passive president who will concede leadership to congressional conservatives:

All we have to do is replace Obama. … We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. … We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don’t need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.

The requirement for president?

Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.

This is not a very complimentary assessment of Romney’s leadership. It’s also not a very realistic political program: congressional Republicans have a disapproval rating of about 75%. If Americans get the idea that a vote for Romney is a vote for the Ryan plan, Romney is more or less doomed.

To date, sad to say, Romney has worked hard to confirm this image of weakness.

Nobody wants a president who acts as the passive instrument of even generally popular groups like labor unions. (Did you know that—despite decades of declining popularity—unions still have an approval rating of 52%? I didn’t until I looked it up.)

But a candidate who appeases the most disliked people in national politics? That guy will command neither public affection nor respect.

Mitt Romney badly needs his Sister Souljah moment. Instead, he’s running as Jim DeMint’s doormat.



Posted by on February 13, 2012 in Economy, Politics


5 responses to “You Should get to Know This Man

  1. mpbulletin

    February 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    And why has this not made into the media at large?? So, essentially the GOP and their presumptive leader norquist want to do away with the checks and balances and run the country through Congress?

    Yeah… let’s do that ’cause the House gop have done such a wonderful job so far.

    • h2dog

      February 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      He’s their guy. Every last republican politician,… plus every dem that’s running scared because of the t-baggers, has a friggin’ deathly fear of this man.
      He’s got some heavy, heavy clout. I really wish I knew why there are NO dems that try to raise the issue to the level it deserves.
      Media attention???— I don’t know. Statements like that should be headlines everywhere. They’re not. Cowards.

      • mpbulletin

        February 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm

        It should be making headlines, yes. Essentially saying they want a puppet president? Wow!

  2. h2dog

    February 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Yeah,… that’s the rub, isn’t it. They want a guy they can control completely.
    What really gets me is that they don’t give a damn about saying it to the world.
    That should scare everyone.

  3. toph

    February 13, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    It just amazes me that large throngs of citizens don’t see either a) what a mockery of our democracy this is b) how morally vapid and shallow modern conservatism has be come


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