Grover Norquist isn’t happy with the Defunders. The Americans for Tax Reform president told reporters today that they have a lot of apologies to make and bridges to re-build. “It’d be a good idea if they stopped referring to other Republicans as Hitler appeasers because they opposed the strategy they put forward which failed,” Norquist says. “I think if you make a mistake as big as what they did, you owe your fellow senators and congressmen a big apology — and your constituents, as well, because nothing they did advanced the cause of repealing or dismantling Obamacare.” Norquist refrained from naming the
Comments: The defunders ARE the conservatives, Grover.
No they don´t. On the contrary, the entire Republican party, including those so-called conservatives who did not back the defunding effort, owe the people who elected them an apology. It´s not the fault of the general public, who have been brainwashed by the Obama-Media complex, that they don´t understand the kind of fraud which has been perpetrated by the creators of Obamacare. But their elected officials do know better.
#6, usually I agree with you, but not this time. The defund tactic wasn´t a good one and there was no requirement for those who disagreed with it to support it anyway. No one who declined to join in should be condemned. Many of us believe a lot of valuable time was lost when we could have been hammering the cost of ObamaCare and tying it to the debt ceiling instead. Now, we know that even the leaders of the effort knew it could not succeed. Norquist is wrong about the apology, however. It was a bad move, it failed and now we have to move on.
What a turncoat this Muslim sympathizer turned out to be.
It´s hilarious to watch leftists rail against Norquist and his tax pledge as he is simply staging the sort of political theatre they love. As long as DC grows so does Norquist and that´s the way he likes it.
Unfortunately, we´re going to need a clever acronym/animal reference for Conservatives In Name Only.
Don´t you and McCain and Cornyn DARE co-op MY "conservative". I have not moved away from nor been embarrassed by the conservative label; YOU have. YOU owe US an apology, you linguini-spined snakes. Apologize and slither away at once!!
John Cornyn? I suggest John Cornyn will easily win the GOP nomination and then reelection. Aside from not immediately funding Christine O´Donnell and declining to join Cruz in what Dan Henninger calls the General Custer Caucus, I´m not sure why this solid conservative gets sniped at so often. He doesn´t deserve it. In regard to Cruz, please remember that Cruz has made a show of refusing to endorse Cornyn for reelection. I suspect Senator Cornyn holds a bit of a grudge about that. He campaigned for Cruz in Texas´s general election.
#11 Next time it gets tried keep your qualms to yourself. If it doesn´t work, it doesn´t work. If it does, it does.
Having Republicans stabbing you in the back is not good form at all and in fact, makes Real Republicans think you and your running dog lackeys should be flensed and washed off the poop deck like yeterday´s fish guts.
Grover owes Cruz and the Tea Party an apology. Cruz, almost single-handedly made a major step towards the unavoidable task of taking back the hearts and minds of the American people. He brought the issues to the fore like nobody else in the public eye, besides Rush, Mark Levin, Sarah Palin and very few others.
And that unavoidable task is for us dedicated conservatives and libertarians to push back aggressively against the lying media, the lying academic elites, the lying Hollywood propaganda, and the counterfeit "Christian" pastors and "Jewish" rabbis who have betrayed their congregants (and tv/radio audiences).
Once the people have learned about true charity, true opposition to racism, true unparalleled blessings of a free market, the truth about the value of the 2nd amendment, it will be possible once again to have sound policies.
At that time (if it ever comes), it won´t matter if we have used the Republican Party for that purpose, or have formed a new party. The numbers, the zeal, and the education of very large numbers of people must come first.
Mr Norquist, do we have a problem. Things not going your way. Stay off the bottle and dry out.
This is a great site to air our opinions. I thought there was some sort of cap on the number of times that people can post on any article. I confess I occasionally post twice, but mostly to correct something I´ve said.
Also I think their is some fudging going on where people vote for themselves multiple times in the ´Like this article´ area. Thanks.
#25, the staff has told us, no more than "3 or 4" posts on a thread. I agree with you about the Likes. It´s kind of suspicious when a comment gets 60 Likes within about 30 seconds as I saw happen on two other threads (same poster).
I sent e-mails to Senator Cornyn 3 times during the lead up telling him that defunding was my wish. I kept getting back that his tactics were different but the goal was the same. I called twice to say that actually funding the beast was different from a show vote against O-care. Then I got a survey asking my opinion only days before he whipped the Senate against defunding. In short he isn´t listening. I would welcome a conservative challenger. Cornyn has good ideas like ensuring the military gets ballots in time for votes, but execution suffers. In the last two elections the Dems have ignored the law.
31 and 25 ~ we could definitely use more discourse back and forth between/among knowledgeable posters on the really hot issues
But Grover Norquist?
Is he still a hot issue, or cold potatoes?
I don´t know how we could pre-identify a hot issue thread before it happens. I´ve noticed over in Breitbart that some threads that OUGHT TO BE major gathering places end up with NO posts at all. Tried something to day ~ thing had been there a couple of days ~ no posts, so I put in a firebreathing post. It has 20 or so now and not a one of them is directed at me.
Just no rhyme nor reason some time.
Still trying to figure out why I need to dislike Cornyn ~ seriously. I don´t like the guy, but I don´t dislike him. Might try to do a backgrounder on him though. Last Senator I did that for announced his resignation a week later ~
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