Grover Norquist at CPAC: “The Left Is Made Up Of Competing Parasites”

Stereotyping is generalizing, or assumptions, which are normally wrong. People elaborate about the characteristics of members of an entire group, based on an image as they perceive it. Also in a footnote if you sift through the dictionary is the name, Grover Norquist.

Norquist took the podium at CPAC reminding attendeees to keep their eye on the ball in reducing taxes (for the rich). And, he had a plan to promote Conservatism and stereotype the left.

Mediaite reports:

 

Tax reduction crusader Grover Norquisttook the helm at CPAC earlier this evening with a fiery speech reminding CPAC attendees to keep their eye on the ball in reducing taxes and giving them a game plan as to how to promote conservatism to the best of their ability. The plan included plenty of what one would expect: refusing to sit at the table with Democrats to increase taxes and going on a state by state plan to flip Democratic leadership in each of the “fifty of fifty-seven states, who’s counting?”

In 1982, they lied and fooled Ronald Reagan,” he argued, whereas “in 2011, they weren’t able to talk the Republicans into swallowing their own tongues and committing suicide.”

Norquist celebrated that the rise of aggressive conservatism had cornered the American Left. “Now they’re wondering who they’re going to eat or throw overboard,” he joked.

“You cannot solve a problem with too much spending by raising taxes,” he argued, and laid out a plan to regain the state governments for the GOP, while following up with a reminder that a tax on smoking disproportionately hurts the lower classes.
 


(My bold)

What ‘hurts’ the middle and lower classes is not taxing the wealthy. What we’ve just witnessed is desperation. His ‘Taxed enough already’ Tea Party is dying. He stands alone. Other Conservatives have felt anxious after signing his redundant, numerous pledges, leaving no room for negotiation. He’s speaking down to his audience. The majority of Americans want taxes raised on the wealthy. Norquist does not need to talk down to the general public – save it for CPAC.  Grover Norquist is the very essence of, parasitical.

See the other video at Mediaite

 

  • Peter Gatliff

    This guy is a fascist. If he doesnt like the American form of government move to a fascist state in south America. Traitor is a good word also.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kannbrown65 Karen Brown

    Let him keep spouting off. Those who want to stay in office are going to have to break with him, and those who follow lockstep will have to explain to constituents why they are obeying Norquist rather than those who voted them in. And btw, if their candidate is going to win, he’s going to have to get at least a few of those ‘parasites’ votes.

  • Wendy Piersall

    He’s talking about the republican primary, right?

    • http://freakoutnation.com/ Anomaly

      Yes, yes he was. He was just confused when he said, “Left.”

  • Wendy Piersall

    He’s talking about the republican primary, right?

  • Stephen in Portland

    Grover should run for president. The brutally complete and total ass-kicking he would undoubtedly receive might open his eyes to the reality of how few people in this country actually think like him, and shut him the hell up.

  • Stephen in Portland

    Grover should run for president. The brutally complete and total ass-kicking he would undoubtedly receive might open his eyes to the reality of how few people in this country actually think like him, and shut him the hell up.

  • Anonymous

    Were they celebrating “backwards day” at CPAC? The only competing parasites I’ve seen in my lifetime, as far as government goes, have all been Republicans and usually of the blatantly pro-corporation or openly pro-religion but anti-women and/or anti-gay stripes.

    We need to start calling him and his ilk what they are: traitors. They want to suck the nation dry from the inside, then finish destroying it and walk away without any consequence (at least not for THEM). It’s like those bad science fiction movies where Earth is being attacked by aliens who are like interstellar locusts – only Norquist and his buddies are the locust-like aliens here to plunder and destroy before moving on to their next target.

    • Donna Yazbek

      PERFECTLY stated roseviolet…I have thought of the interstellar locusts from “Independence Day” numerous times when trying to describe the current Republican politicians.

    • Ebernarding

      Roseviolet. Read “The Handmaid’s Tale”. It describes life in America under a far right-wing society. Scarier than science fiction.

      • Anonymous

        Think I’ll skip reading that. My ex would have enjoyed life in that kind of America and he would also back groups like CPAC.

        We need to start calling these sorts out as what they are – which is, at best, traitors.

      • roseviolet

        Think I’ll skip reading that. My ex would have enjoyed life in that kind of America and he would also back groups like CPAC.

        We need to start calling these sorts out as what they are – which is, at best, traitors.

      • Anonymous

        that book was dreamed up by a feminist communist sympathizer who has a skewed view on the world. right wingers want to be left alone, and reinstall constitutional values. Left wingers are paranoid children trapped in adult’s bodies.

      • libertyandtyranny

        that book was dreamed up by a feminist communist sympathizer who has a skewed view on the world. right wingers want to be left alone, and reinstall constitutional values. Left wingers are paranoid children trapped in adult’s bodies.

      • Anonymous

        What about Obama’s terrorist police state he’s creating? “Attack Watch”, “truth teams”, spying on citizens, drones, illegal wars, paling around with the Muslim Brotherhood, marxist redistribution of wealth class warfare tactics that divide Americans, attacks on freedom of speech (talk radio, media matters paranoia) freedom of religion (government appointed ministers, forcing people to violate conscience to pay for infanticide), attacks on Christianity (they aren’t forcing Muslims to provide basic human rights to women!)environmental bigots siding with smelt instead of human beings, constant appeasement towards Muslim groups who violate women’s rights everyday (Where is NOW?), supporting internet censorship (SOPA/PIPA, forcing everyone to have only one password) not to mention INDEFINITE DETENTION OF AMERICAN CITIZENS WITHOUT DUE PROCESS. This is soft tyranny, at best.

      • libertyandtyranny

        What about Obama’s terrorist police state he’s creating? “Attack Watch”, “truth teams”, spying on citizens, drones, illegal wars, paling around with the Muslim Brotherhood, marxist redistribution of wealth class warfare tactics that divide Americans, attacks on freedom of speech (talk radio, media matters paranoia) freedom of religion (government appointed ministers, forcing people to violate conscience to pay for infanticide), attacks on Christianity (they aren’t forcing Muslims to provide basic human rights to women!)environmental bigots siding with smelt instead of human beings, constant appeasement towards Muslim groups who violate women’s rights everyday (Where is NOW?), supporting internet censorship (SOPA/PIPA, forcing everyone to have only one password) not to mention INDEFINITE DETENTION OF AMERICAN CITIZENS WITHOUT DUE PROCESS. This is soft tyranny, at best.

  • Ebernarding

    His speech is so dumbed-down. “Moving water bucket by bucket to the other lake. They fooled Reagan, Bush was a cheaper date, heading down the road to Perdition, wall of spending, pretend to cut spending, we (dems) gave states all this money to not reform.” He said NOTHING. Not one statement backed by a fact. This has been the entire republican platform. No one has said anything resembling a fact-based statement. No one has said how they would make a change that would be beneficial and what that change would look like. AND republican followers LOVE this sarcastic, poke-fun-at-Dems stumping. The scariest part of listening to Norquist is that the room is full and everyone really likes what he said.

  • Anonymous

    Who appointed/anointed Norquist to be a “god?”

    • Anonymous

      He was elevated to God status by every single one of those Republican jackasses who signed his pledge. As well as those who assign that pledge a higher priority than their oath to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States.

  • http://mollysmiddleamerica.blogspot.com/ Middle Molly

    My question is this: How relevant is anything that Norquist says or doesn’t say at CPAC relevant to the country as a whole.. I mean relevant to the millions who perhaps listen to political discussions with one ear and go about their lives? Do those people.. the people who will elect the next Prez… know who Norquist is? Do they buy his one word talking points? Do they really think Chicago (my home) is so bad that it fits in there with the one word talking points? Have they actually visited Chicago recently?

    Anyway, are there people who are going to vote (who haven’t already made up their minds) who are going to listen to this babble and actually vote because they think “Solyndra is bad and that must mean the Dems are bad”?

    Are we perhaps paying too much attention to CPAC?

  • Rkvukovic

    Us average Americans (99%) would most likely not care about taxing the rich if the rich would stop taxing us. What Americans pay out to government in taxes pales when compared to the tens of billions we pay to the private sector, in fees, penalties, usurious interest rates, inflated insurance premiums ad in finitum. Any time the corporate world suspects that Americans are socking away a few extra bucks they devise new vehicles for snatching it out from under our mattresses. These private sector taxes do nothing to create jobs. On the other hand if American consumers were able to hang on to this cash long enough they would spend it mostly at small businesses who would then hire more people as they gained new customers.

  • Rkvukovic

    Us average Americans (99%) would most likely not care about taxing the rich if the rich would stop taxing us. What Americans pay out to government in taxes pales when compared to the tens of billions we pay to the private sector, in fees, penalties, usurious interest rates, inflated insurance premiums ad in finitum. Any time the corporate world suspects that Americans are socking away a few extra bucks they devise new vehicles for snatching it out from under our mattresses. These private sector taxes do nothing to create jobs. On the other hand if American consumers were able to hang on to this cash long enough they would spend it mostly at small businesses who would then hire more people as they gained new customers.

  • http://khanneasunztu.wordpress.com/ KhanneaSuntzu

    Well – the affluent part of society where an increasing number of people get stuck without essentials for dignity and survival will eventually be fed Guillotines. It’s quite simple, happened everywhere in history. It’s either revolution or the end of society. CPAC is the same societal cancer as any Czar or Marie Antoinette. Or politbureau.

  • Enough Political Crap

    The entire tax system is a mess. Why is it that 47% of the nation pays 0% in taxes? We should institute a tax policy that requires ALL Americans to pay some type of tax. That way everyone has a chip in the game and EVERYONE may be a little more concerned as to how tax revenues are being spent.

    The truth is you can tax the rich all you want but there is not enough “rich” people to make a real difference. How about a National sales tax with no exemptions for anyone or anything. That way if the rich are buying proportionately more, they will pay more. But the 47% will also be paying something into the system. This would also flush the money earned in the underground economy such as drug dealers and illegal immigrants.

    Also why doesn’t the Federal government have a balanced budget requirement? We have not even had a Federal budget for the past three years. This is just plain fiscally irresponsible.

    And finally, why not require all Federal employees to have the same health care as our nations fighting men and women? Are not our soldiers worthy of receiving the same type of benefits and care as the President and Congress?

  • libertyandtyranny

    Ignorant assessment of the state of our country. You tax the rich, and they will jus t continue to move their money and businesses overseas, hurting the middle classes especially. ALso, you could tax the rich 100% and it would pay for this administration’s reckless ideological spending for about four months. Sorry, but we have a SPENDING problem, and it’s got to stop.

  • Anonymous

    And yes, liberals support a parasitic, dependent populace, thinking some how the government is more benevolent than capitalism. It is actually the opposite. Government takes money from people through legal plunder, which is their only power, and divides it up as whomever in power sees fit. That’s called arbitrary power. Government holds a gun to our heads, while we can decide if we want to give money to businesses or corporations. No one forces you to buy anything, except now the government, with it’s unconstitutional mandate to buy health insurance, controlled by a few omnipresent all-powerful bureaucrats. Sorry, it’s the dems who want to push granny off the cliff. Obama stole 500billion from Medicare to pay for his trainwreck Obummercare. 5 trillion dollars more debt, that our children have to pay off. That is immoral. Power to the people!

  • Anonymous

    Money is spent best by the person who new what it took to obtain it. Government is a third party, stealing money from the populace to reward it’s friends in power, and wasting billions of our hard earned money each year. It’s called crony capitalism, and all you lefties are for it, since you support Obama. Obama has more wall street cronies in his cabinet than any president combined. Ownership and private property and freedom of association is what makes a free society, not attacks on private property, redistribution of wealth by arbitrary means, and attacks on free religious institutions. But go ahead, call me a racist, a terrorist, a teabagger, or whatever other insults you liberals dream up in order to make yourselves feel better about your immorality and ignorance.

  • libertyandtyranny

    Money is spent best by the person who new what it took to obtain it. Government is a third party, stealing money from the populace to reward it’s friends in power, and wasting billions of our hard earned money each year. It’s called crony capitalism, and all you lefties are for it, since you support Obama. Obama has more wall street cronies in his cabinet than any president combined. Ownership and private property and freedom of association is what makes a free society, not attacks on private property, redistribution of wealth by arbitrary means, and attacks on free religious institutions. But go ahead, call me a racist, a terrorist, a teabagger, or whatever other insults you liberals dream up in order to make yourselves feel better about your immorality and ignorance.

  • libertyandtyranny

    What about Obama’s terrorist police state he’s creating? “Attack Watch”, “truth teams”, spying on citizens, drones, illegal wars, paling around with the Muslim Brotherhood, marxist redistribution of wealth class warfare tactics that divide Americans, attacks on freedom of speech (talk radio, media matters paranoia) freedom of religion (government appointed ministers, forcing people to violate conscience to pay for infanticide), attacks on Christianity (they aren’t forcing Muslims to provide basic human rights to women!)environmental bigots siding with smelt instead of human beings, constant appeasement towards Muslim groups who violate women’s rights everyday (Where is NOW?), supporting internet censorship (SOPA/PIPA, forcing everyone to have only one password) not to mention INDEFINITE DETENTION OF AMERICAN CITIZENS WITHOUT DUE PROCESS. This is soft tyranny, at best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kannbrown65 Karen Brown

    Let him keep spouting off. Those who want to stay in office are going to have to break with him, and those who follow lockstep will have to explain to constituents why they are obeying Norquist rather than those who voted them in. And btw, if their candidate is going to win, he’s going to have to get at least a few of those ‘parasites’ votes.

  • Enough Political Crap

    The entire tax system is a mess. Why is it that 47% of the nation pays 0% in taxes? We should institute a tax policy that requires ALL Americans to pay some type of tax. That way everyone has a chip in the game and EVERYONE may be a little more concerned as to how tax revenues are being spent.

    The truth is you can tax the rich all you want but there is not enough “rich” people to make a real difference. How about a National sales tax with no exemptions for anyone or anything. That way if the rich are buying proportionately more, they will pay more. But the 47% will also be paying something into the system. This would also flush the money earned in the underground economy such as drug dealers and illegal immigrants.

    Also why doesn’t the Federal government have a balanced budget requirement? We have not even had a Federal budget for the past three years. This is just plain fiscally irresponsible.

    And finally, why not require all Federal employees to have the same health care as our nations fighting men and women? Are not our soldiers worthy of receiving the same type of benefits and care as the President and Congress?

  • Anonymous

    Ignorant assessment of the state of our country. You tax the rich, and they will jus t continue to move their money and businesses overseas, hurting the middle classes especially. ALso, you could tax the rich 100% and it would pay for this administration’s reckless ideological spending for about four months. Sorry, but we have a SPENDING problem, and it’s got to stop.

  • L.

    DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE 47% PAY NO TAXES? WHAT ABOUT FICA? THAT IS A TAX TEABAGGER.

  • http://freakoutnation.com/ Anomaly

    That’s been a Republican lie for ages. Everyone pays taxes.