Norquist razes his brand to the ground

No list of losers compiled in the wake of the fiscal cliff deal reached Tuesday night can be considered complete without the addition of Grover Norquist. The vaunted protector of taxpayers everywhere blessed the deal on Twitter:

The Bush tax cuts lapsed at midnight last night. Every R voting for Senate bill is cutting taxes and keeping his/her pledge.

Got that? Everything’s cool because of a technicality.

Next up: Grover tells us exactly how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

  • I am reminded of something the late Hillard Selck, a national GOP committeeman from Missouri, once told me, “Craig. We are surrounded by and covered with slime.”

  • This kind of a thing works in a courtroom, but no rational person is going to view this as some kind of wonderful tax reduction.

  • While I despise and condemn Norquist’s effect on civil affairs, one thing I cannot deny; in many respects, he has won, and will continue to win. His simple premise, that is, no new taxes, has created havoc, pain, disruption, decay and deterioration, dissolution, and enmity. His effect has been profound based upon a simple truth; people don’t like to pay taxes. Of course, many of us do so in order to secure our nation and to engage in civil affairs, but there will always be those who don’t want to pay. Norquist and his ilk will always use them as a wedge.

  • MD Russ

    Grover Norquist would pee on you and tell you it was raining.

    • I had been wondering why it’s been sprinkling in Hampton Roads since yesterday.

  • In case anyone is wondering how we got here, today’s debt is tomorrow’s guarantee of taxation. The Republicans who went along with “deficits don’t matter” created this no-win situation for the taxpayer.

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