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(NPR)   Norquist: "Pink unicorns aren't real and the GOP won't break my pledge" Because we all know the GOP is batting a thousand, do the unicorns come in other colors or are we stuck with the pink ones?   (npr.org) divider line 162
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2012-11-28 08:43:37 AM
It's gonna be fun watching this turd throw an Eric Cartman style tantrum when taxes go up on his beloved %2.
 
2012-11-28 08:52:40 AM
Unicorns? Oh shi-
 
2012-11-28 09:03:52 AM
Hmmmm....oath to uphold Constitution or oath of allegiance to whiny little turd with infantile tax 'plan'....decisions decisions....
 
2012-11-28 09:10:23 AM

Diogenes: Hmmmm....oath to uphold Constitution or oath of allegiance to whiny little turd with infantile tax 'plan'....decisions decisions....


you would think there would be some sort of penalty or outcry that there are congressmen willing to forgo the constitution for a lobbyist
 
2012-11-28 09:26:08 AM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2012-11-28 09:47:38 AM

vernonFL: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 183x275]


I'd ride him hard and put him away wet.
 
2012-11-28 09:48:55 AM
the freepers have been turning on Norquist, calling him a traitor and a shill for muslim infiltrators trying to weaken the country. so...yeah. I think Grover here is in some serious trouble.
 
2012-11-28 09:49:42 AM

Weaver95: the freepers have been turning on Norquist, calling him a traitor and a shill for muslim infiltrators trying to weaken the country. so...yeah. I think Grover here is in some serious trouble.


link and or comments. I want to see this
 
2012-11-28 09:51:56 AM

Weaver95: the freepers have been turning on Norquist, calling him a traitor and a shill for muslim infiltrators trying to weaken the country. so...yeah. I think Grover here is in some serious trouble.


Why? Because his Coalition of Derp is falling apart? I hate Norquist like poison, but that's hardly all his fault. Reality wins sometimes.
 
2012-11-28 09:56:35 AM

somedude210: Weaver95: the freepers have been turning on Norquist, calling him a traitor and a shill for muslim infiltrators trying to weaken the country. so...yeah. I think Grover here is in some serious trouble.

link and or comments. I want to see this


start here. this was from 11/26. I haven't seen anything more recent than that...but freeperville's search functions are clunky and not always accurate.
 
2012-11-28 09:57:58 AM

Diogenes: Weaver95: the freepers have been turning on Norquist, calling him a traitor and a shill for muslim infiltrators trying to weaken the country. so...yeah. I think Grover here is in some serious trouble.

Why? Because his Coalition of Derp is falling apart? I hate Norquist like poison, but that's hardly all his fault. Reality wins sometimes.


I think the Republican rank and file are looking for a scapegoat, that's all. Norquist might be the first person they sacrifice to appease their dark gods.
 
2012-11-28 09:58:11 AM
I'm pretty sure there will be some type of tax increase on the rich. The way I see it playing out is that Grover gets all pissed off at the GOP Congresscritters that break the party line and the pledge, starts a super PAC, primaries out every reasonable Republican, and unintentionally throws the Congress to the Democrats in 2014. At least I feel that that is one possible outcome.
 
2012-11-28 10:01:26 AM

somedude210: Weaver95: the freepers have been turning on Norquist, calling him a traitor and a shill for muslim infiltrators trying to weaken the country. so...yeah. I think Grover here is in some serious trouble.

link and or comments. I want to see this


Norquist is married to a Muslim woman.
 
2012-11-28 10:02:16 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: I'm pretty sure there will be some type of tax increase on the rich. The way I see it playing out is that Grover gets all pissed off at the GOP Congresscritters that break the party line and the pledge, starts a super PAC, primaries out every reasonable Republican, and unintentionally throws the Congress to the Democrats in 2014. At least I feel that that is one possible outcome.


Norquist might not last that long. he's at least 2 years out from a retributive strike. if the GOP drop kick his ass outta D.C. in 2013 then...he's done. he wont' have enough juice to knock over anyone in 2014. he HAS to scare the Republicans back in line and he has to do it right now or he's out. thing is - I don't believe Norquist has the ability to keep the GOP leadership in line. he isn't scaring them anymore, they've started to break ranks and he can't force them to obey.
 
2012-11-28 10:02:28 AM

Weaver95: somedude210: Weaver95: the freepers have been turning on Norquist, calling him a traitor and a shill for muslim infiltrators trying to weaken the country. so...yeah. I think Grover here is in some serious trouble.

link and or comments. I want to see this

start here. this was from 11/26. I haven't seen anything more recent than that...but freeperville's search functions are clunky and not always accurate.


Oh, that's right. His wife is a Palestinian Muslim. From teh Wiki:

Norquist has described himself as a "boring white bread Methodist."[56] In 2004, at age 48, he married a Palestinian Muslim[36] named Samah Alrayyes,[57][58] a Kuwaiti PR specialist who was formerly a director of the Islamic Free Market Institute and specialist at the Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs at United States Agency for International Development (USAID).[59][60] The couple has two children adopted from abroad.[61]

How dare he marry for love instead of taking a nice white Protestant wife for patriotism!!!

Plus, a Methodist? I wonder what God will think of his "good works" here on earth.
 
2012-11-28 10:05:20 AM

vernonFL: somedude210: Weaver95: the freepers have been turning on Norquist, calling him a traitor and a shill for muslim infiltrators trying to weaken the country. so...yeah. I think Grover here is in some serious trouble.

link and or comments. I want to see this

Norquist is married to a Muslim woman.


yup. it wasn't too much of an issue tho until after Obama got re-elected. NOW they remembered Norquist is banging a muslim and suddenly its an issue. if the GOP does drop Norquist, that'll be one of the reasons.
 
2012-11-28 10:32:40 AM
Norquist is just confused because he doesn't realize that the Pink Unicorn is also Invisible. (pbuh!)
 
2012-11-28 10:36:07 AM

Weaver95: yup. it wasn't too much of an issue tho until after Obama got re-elected. NOW they remembered Norquist is banging a muslim and suddenly its an issue. if the GOP does drop Norquist, that'll be one of the reasons.


Not quit sudden, Bachmann was calling him out for unamerican activities back when she was on that McCarthy kick in the summer.
 
2012-11-28 10:37:00 AM
I don't see necessarily increased taxation on the rich, but I do see an end to a lot of deductions and other loopholes to increase revenues. Everyone saves face on a technicality and can call themselves the winners in the discussion.
 
2012-11-28 10:37:31 AM

Diogenes: vernonFL: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 183x275]

I'd ride him hard and put him away wet.


uh, huh huh huh huh...
uh huh huh huh huh huh...
uh huh huh huh huh huh huh ... you said hard.
 
2012-11-28 10:38:28 AM

Captain Darling: Weaver95: yup. it wasn't too much of an issue tho until after Obama got re-elected. NOW they remembered Norquist is banging a muslim and suddenly its an issue. if the GOP does drop Norquist, that'll be one of the reasons.

Not quit sudden, Bachmann was calling him out for unamerican activities back when she was on that McCarthy kick in the summer.


I'd pay good money to see a Bachmann/Norquist steel cage death match.
 
2012-11-28 10:39:25 AM

Diogenes: Weaver95: the freepers have been turning on Norquist, calling him a traitor and a shill for muslim infiltrators trying to weaken the country. so...yeah. I think Grover here is in some serious trouble.

Why? Because his Coalition of Derp is falling apart? I hate Norquist like poison, but that's hardly all his fault. Reality wins sometimes.


At the very least, you have to give Norquist props for sticking to his true principles and not shifting with the wind.
 
2012-11-28 10:40:01 AM

pkellmey: I don't see necessarily increased taxation on the rich, but I do see an end to a lot of deductions and other loopholes to increase revenues. Everyone saves face on a technicality and can call themselves the winners in the discussion.


I really don't think the Democrats would call "implementing Romney's tax plan" a win.
 
2012-11-28 10:40:03 AM
Pink unicorns? Pfft, ridiculous.

Pink ponies... well shiat, those lil stinkers just break into song all the damned time.

Seriously though, Grover has only the threat of riling up the teabaggers if anyone breaks his precious 'pledge'.
Given how useful that bunch was over the last election cycle... any Republican worth a damned may not be too concerned with Grover's tirades.
 
2012-11-28 10:40:46 AM
Couldn't be happening to a nicer guy. Maybe him and Karl Rove can move into a crappy 2 bedroom apartment together ans share "I used to be somebody" stories.
 
2012-11-28 10:40:52 AM

qorkfiend:

At the very least, you have to give Norquist props for sticking to his true principles and not shifting with the wind.


he DOES have the courage of his convictions. he's flat out wrong...but he really does believe in his own stated philosophy.
 
2012-11-28 10:41:08 AM

Weaver95: vernonFL: somedude210: Weaver95: the freepers have been turning on Norquist, calling him a traitor and a shill for muslim infiltrators trying to weaken the country. so...yeah. I think Grover here is in some serious trouble.

link and or comments. I want to see this

Norquist is married to a Muslim woman.

yup. it wasn't too much of an issue tho until after Obama got re-elected. NOW they remembered Norquist is banging a muslim and suddenly its an issue. if the GOP does drop Norquist, that'll be one of the reasons.


Norquist seizes control of the tax policy of an entire party, then brings the country to gridlock using a no tax pledge he wrote when he was 12, but the thing that pisses off the derpers is that his wife prays to a different sky man. You gotta love it.
 
2012-11-28 10:41:46 AM
Republicans: "Rush Limbaugh Grover Norquist is not the titular head of the Republican Party"
 
2012-11-28 10:42:03 AM
Never thought I'd say this, but I'm going to have to defer to Alan Simpson (R) on this one:

Link
 
2012-11-28 10:42:31 AM
The Derpday clock is now five minutes until midnight.
 
2012-11-28 10:42:43 AM
i568.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-28 10:43:20 AM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Norquist is just confused because he doesn't realize that the Pink Unicorn is also Invisible. (pbuh!)


I resent you.
 
2012-11-28 10:43:22 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-28 10:44:18 AM
why do members of congress take that fat muppet more seriously than the actual oath of congress?

"I, (name of Member), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."

(think about the war on drugs, terror, etc,)
 
2012-11-28 10:44:53 AM

qorkfiend: pkellmey: I don't see necessarily increased taxation on the rich, but I do see an end to a lot of deductions and other loopholes to increase revenues. Everyone saves face on a technicality and can call themselves the winners in the discussion.

I really don't think the Democrats would call "implementing Romney's tax plan" a win.


Well, there certainly may be an increase in tax payments by the rich. The Dems could easily just compare last years numbers versus this years without going into details. Technicalities are wonderful things in D.C.
 
2012-11-28 10:47:28 AM
"if we'd had a Reagan-sized recovery instead of an Obama-sized recovery over the last 3 1/2 years there would be 11-plus [more] million Americans at work. That's a lot of damaged lives because Obama has a theory and his theory was wrong"

I'm so sick of this stuck record of a talking point:

1) This past "recession" was closer to a 2nd Great Depression than a recession. It was a far deeper hole to dig out of than what Reagan had to deal with.

2) Reagan had a Congress that was actually willing to work with him.

3) Our country hadn't shipped a vast majority of our manufacturing sector to China and India when Reagan was president.

Norquist's career needs to be over. Now. The sooner the GOP realizes this, the better off they'll be.
 
2012-11-28 10:47:54 AM

qorkfiend: Diogenes: Weaver95: the freepers have been turning on Norquist, calling him a traitor and a shill for muslim infiltrators trying to weaken the country. so...yeah. I think Grover here is in some serious trouble.

Why? Because his Coalition of Derp is falling apart? I hate Norquist like poison, but that's hardly all his fault. Reality wins sometimes.

At the very least, you have to give Norquist props for sticking to his true principles and not shifting with the wind.


To a degree. But situations change. Conditions change. You can soften principle and you can make accomodations without doing full reversals or abandoning your principles altogether.

Plus, he expects this absolute fealty to an unbending principle from our legislators. It's OK for him to be uncompromising. Not so much for members of Congress.
 
2012-11-28 10:48:20 AM
houseoffacts.com
 
2012-11-28 10:48:50 AM

Diogenes: qorkfiend: Diogenes: Weaver95: the freepers have been turning on Norquist, calling him a traitor and a shill for muslim infiltrators trying to weaken the country. so...yeah. I think Grover here is in some serious trouble.

Why? Because his Coalition of Derp is falling apart? I hate Norquist like poison, but that's hardly all his fault. Reality wins sometimes.

At the very least, you have to give Norquist props for sticking to his true principles and not shifting with the wind.

To a degree. But situations change. Conditions change. You can soften principle and you can make accomodations without doing full reversals or abandoning your principles altogether.

Plus, he expects this absolute fealty to an unbending principle from our legislators. It's OK for him to be uncompromising. Not so much for members of Congress.


His pledge cannot fail, it can only be failed.
 
2012-11-28 10:49:10 AM

Weaver95: qorkfiend:

At the very least, you have to give Norquist props for sticking to his true principles and not shifting with the wind.

he DOES have the courage of his convictions. he's flat out wrong...but he really does believe in his own stated philosophy.


Right. He'd be an awful politician, but he makes an effective activist and lobbyist.
 
2012-11-28 10:50:06 AM

qorkfiend: Weaver95: qorkfiend:

At the very least, you have to give Norquist props for sticking to his true principles and not shifting with the wind.

he DOES have the courage of his convictions. he's flat out wrong...but he really does believe in his own stated philosophy.

Right. He'd be an awful politician, but he makes an effective activist and lobbyist.


He is as effective as he is farking damaging to the health of this nation.
 
2012-11-28 10:50:32 AM
What did this guy do to be so revered, feared even? No, seriously...what did he do? What the fark did this piece of shiat ever do to have our elected representatives sign pledges of loyalty to him?

He's never held office. He doesn't have sagely business expertise or anything. He was born fairly wealthy. He's not a policy wonk. He's just a dickhead lobbyist with a shiatty idea who's somehow managed to convince Republicans en masse to commit to it.
 
2012-11-28 10:51:40 AM
Sticking to a pre-conceived belief despite any contradictory information is what is wrong with the current GOP.
 
2012-11-28 10:52:13 AM
"One of these things is not like the other, one of these things is not like the other..."
 
2012-11-28 10:53:31 AM
Grover, your bath is ready.

i222.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-28 10:55:06 AM

qorkfiend:

Right. He'd be an awful politician, but he makes an effective activist and lobbyist.


activist yes, lobbyist no. Lobbyists are more adaptable - they don't make demands, they make requests...and they're more persuasive. Norquist is a blood cultist - you swear an oath to him, you keep it or you die.
 
2012-11-28 10:58:08 AM
I'll ask again: What actually happens if you break the pledge?

/nobody expects the spanish norquisition
 
2012-11-28 11:00:19 AM

Weaver95: Captain Darling: Weaver95: yup. it wasn't too much of an issue tho until after Obama got re-elected. NOW they remembered Norquist is banging a muslim and suddenly its an issue. if the GOP does drop Norquist, that'll be one of the reasons.

Not quit sudden, Bachmann was calling him out for unamerican activities back when she was on that McCarthy kick in the summer.

I'd pay good money to see a Bachmann/Norquist steel cage death match.


First ground rule:
It's not over until both of them are dead.
 
2012-11-28 11:01:16 AM

Weaver95: Diogenes: Weaver95: the freepers have been turning on Norquist, calling him a traitor and a shill for muslim infiltrators trying to weaken the country. so...yeah. I think Grover here is in some serious trouble.

Why? Because his Coalition of Derp is falling apart? I hate Norquist like poison, but that's hardly all his fault. Reality wins sometimes.

I think the Republican rank and file are looking for a scapegoat, that's all. Norquist might be the first person they sacrifice to appease their dark gods.


Let us hope.

From the freeper link: "Wolf mentioned Norquist's "association and representation" of terrorist financier and vocal Hamas supporter Abdurahman Alamoudi, and terrorist financier Sami Al-Arian"

What a surprise. Norquist, the largest economic terrorist the world has ever seen, is linked to other terrorists.
 
2012-11-28 11:01:17 AM

Superjew: I'll ask again: What actually happens if you break the pledge?

/nobody expects the spanish norquisition


He runs primary opponents against you, who run on their allegiance to the Norquist pledge and highlight your compromise.
 
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