Grover Norquist in days: No one is caving on tax pledge. 3 days later says he’ll go after pledge-breakers

 Anti-tax crusader and all around partisan (and unelected) asshole, Grover Norquist said Monday that his group, Americans for Tax Reform, would work to unseat Republicans who break their pledge to never vote for higher taxes — even in the face of that oh so scary mythical fiscal cliff looming in the background.  But, just days earlier it was reported that Norquist said, “No one is caving. For 20 years Democrats have tried over and over to trick Republicans into breaking the pledge. It hasn’t happened. This isn’t my first rodeo.”

Yes, it’s all a democratic “trick”, which we call, ‘winning an election.’

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And now, today Norquist vows to unseat any Republican with “impure thoughts”. No, really. He actually said, impure thoughts.  “No pledge-taker has voted for a tax increase,” Norquist said to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien on Monday. “They’ve had some people discussing impure thoughts on national television.” This is reminiscent of the GOP purity pledge, which didn’t fare too well either.

After GOP lawmakers stated over the weekend that they would consider breaking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in order to reach a deal with Democrats and President Obama to avoid taking a swan dive over the ‘fiscal cliff’, Norquist said his group would, “certainly highlight who has kept their commitment and who hasn’t.” I take it that Norquist is going to teabag them, so to speak.

Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Peter King are up for re-election, and possibly that’s their reasoning behind their sudden urge to embrace bipartisanship — which was likely their reasoning behind signing the pledge. Add to the list of pledge dissenters: Saxby Chambliss. 

And today, we hear from Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN). Yes, Tennessee!

While Norquist feigns to be holding the pledge up as a vow to the American people, Soledad O’Brien corrects him, by pointing out that, “the pledge does come from you — Americans for Tax Reform — you’re the founder, you’re the president. This is really your pledge.”

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  • The shit I say ~ Grover

    If taxes are not raised, then it was my pledge. If they are then it’s the American People’s pledge, mmkay?

  • Matt Begley

    The only pledge that matters is the Oath of Office taken by these elected officials. That oath is paramount and Norquist and everyone who signed his absurd and treasonous “pledge” better damn well remember that if they want to stay in office and out of prison.

  • novenator

    Like most cons, he speaks with a forked tongue

  • Jose Antonio Rodriguez

    He is the front man for the trouble causing, economy and job trashing to elect Romney Israel lobby. They hide like cockroaches behind his skirt where no attention is called to them. Grover’s hold is bad press from Fox and CNN who work together with this lobby to force politicians to be Pro Israel even if anti America. Voters eliminated that this time, lol

  • CarolAnn BaileyLloyd

    For one man to have this much assumed power is outrageous. This is the United States. We don’t have two presidents; and for that matter, we don’t have an unelected dictator who has the power to call all the shots. In some countries (and even in this one), Norquist would be considered an enemy of the state… a treasonous traitor. No person owes allegiance to any one man, but elected officials (such as our congressmen and women) do owe allegiance to the oath they took when sworn into office; and they owe their allegiance to the American flag and the American citizens that they represent. Personally, I feel there should be a thorough investigation on Norquist and that he should be indicted on coercion, corruption and treason. Period.

    • LYG

      Amen! I couldn’t have said it better.

  • Bigdog327

    Move it on over Grover! It’s all over! He stated ‘remember what happened’ to Daddy Bush! He lost his second term after breaking the pledge!