Grover Norquist, the anti-tax crusader (for the rich) has just called a meeting. Republicans have distanced themselves from his demands in recent days — Norquist’s pledges prompt a no-compromise, partisan government. More and more Conservatives are speaking against his demands, recently Jeb Bush and Alan Simpson among others.
As reported here, Norquist called Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval a “rat” for supporting tax increases, so his unrelenting position is to be held as sacrosanct among his Republican peers.
At one point, Norquist brought up Ronald Reagan as an anti-tax president while dismissing the fact that the former President raised taxes 11 times.
Today Norquist is on Capitol Hill to privately lobby GOP congressmen and aides to ensure they don’t allow any additional government revenue. Meanwhile, no angst is spent fretting over the dwindling middle class, only in protecting the wealthy. After he “re-educates ” his devotees on obstruction, we will likely witness an even lower Congressional approval rating, and who thought that was even possible.