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Norquist: Defunders Owe
Conservatives an Apology

National Review Online, by Betsy Woodruff

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 10/17/2013 2:32:24 PM

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

The defunders ARE the conservatives, Grover.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Graniteman2009, 10/17/2013 2:39:26 PM     (No. 9569726)

Go away Grover..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Tucker, 10/17/2013 2:45:55 PM     (No. 9569737)

Believe it´s time to stick a fork in Grover. He´s so done.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 10/17/2013 2:49:43 PM     (No. 9569743)

Grover, Sen. Cruz did what his constituents elected him to do.

What do your constituents want you to do...?

You have none, you´re just making a very nice living being a gadfly.

Pipe down Grover.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56, 10/17/2013 2:54:47 PM     (No. 9569750)

Sounds like Grover´s gonna get all the swanky Washington party invitations.

Grover´s next quotation: "Please pass the sweet and sour shrimp."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 10/17/2013 2:55:16 PM     (No. 9569752)

Grover, you´re so over. Your Club for Growth is a toothpick for RINOs.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 10/17/2013 2:57:53 PM     (No. 9569756)

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.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: marthaville, 10/17/2013 3:04:23 PM     (No. 9569770)

Norquist needs to do two things - 1) eliminate his ties to Muslims, and 2) take a hike and don´t look back or come back.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: addicted_to_coffee, 10/17/2013 3:06:51 PM     (No. 9569775)

FTA: "... strategy they put forward which failed"

Failed? Tell me when it was even tried. You think the strategy was this miserable, wishy-washy shutdown? Bullstuff.

You want a strategy? Pass the budget in the house, publish the complete bill on the web, then go home. Let the dhims deal with that one.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/17/2013 3:07:17 PM     (No. 9569778)

grover poses as a conservative. He´s a fraud.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BamaTex, 10/17/2013 3:09:33 PM     (No. 9569782)

Grover is the bag man for mid-east oil money--he should be outed and shunned.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/17/2013 3:15:38 PM     (No. 9569791)

#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.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 10/17/2013 3:16:52 PM     (No. 9569793)

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.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/17/2013 3:17:33 PM     (No. 9569797)

Where did we get this midget with the Fascist ideas?

No Grover, freedom of thought is allowed in Conservative circles. I know that´s going to be uncomfortable for you but that´s the way it is.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/17/2013 3:24:16 PM     (No. 9569806)

Oh how I wish Alan West was head of the Republican party instead of panty waist Reince Priebus..how different things would be.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: gator, 10/17/2013 3:30:39 PM     (No. 9569812)

We are at the fork in the road, Rino´s or Tea Party.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: atexaslupine, 10/17/2013 3:53:00 PM     (No. 9569853)

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!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/17/2013 4:09:38 PM     (No. 9569881)

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.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/17/2013 4:21:45 PM     (No. 9569904)

#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.

Something like that ~

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Reply 19 - Posted by: kate318, 10/17/2013 4:30:52 PM     (No. 9569930)

Thanks, #6. I was starting to get pretty steamed.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: arcady, 10/17/2013 4:33:48 PM     (No. 9569935)

Wow, Grover and Rove tag-teaming from the same talking points, on the same day, at almost the same time. They´re acting almost like the usual Democrats. By their actions they´re known...more Judases

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Reply 21 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/17/2013 4:49:13 PM     (No. 9569956)

Try the other side of that bed in the morning, #18. You´ll feel better.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 10/17/2013 4:53:53 PM     (No. 9569967)

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.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: altoona, 10/17/2013 4:57:42 PM     (No. 9569974)

Yes, indeed, Grover, and they all should apologize by joining your surrender caucus in supporting immigration "reform" on the money side of the street.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: atexaslupine, 10/17/2013 5:15:05 PM     (No. 9570006)

Senator David Dumbhurst would have never pulled such a juvenile stunt, eh?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/17/2013 5:27:45 PM     (No. 9570025)

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.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: MissMolly, 10/17/2013 5:36:01 PM     (No. 9570038)

#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).

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Reply 27 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 10/17/2013 6:01:21 PM     (No. 9570089)

Can we please get the "likes" limited to those who log in to add their "like?" And (obviously) a limit to the likes from each user (per "liked" response.)

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Reply 28 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/17/2013 6:28:08 PM     (No. 9570123)

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.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/17/2013 6:44:50 PM     (No. 9570150)

We will definitely remember to give you something Grover.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Chief1942, 10/17/2013 7:43:04 PM     (No. 9570230)

Norquist is a mole of the Democrats. He´s every bit as despicable as John McCain.......and that´s really saying something.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nonsense, 10/17/2013 9:27:18 PM     (No. 9570373)

#25 I´ve wondered the same thing. It seems as if some threads end up with back and forth´s that might be more appropriate in the chat room.

Also agree with your "likes" comments.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/17/2013 11:08:12 PM     (No. 9570470)

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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When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
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Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
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President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

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