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60 Minutes: Grover Norquist 'Likes Things Ugly, Has Characteristics of Protection Racket'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 11/20/2011 6:48:27 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Serious question: who do you think the liberal media loathes more: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Grover Norquist? I'm going with 'b.' After all, Mahmoud merely wants to build an atom bomb and wipe Israel off the map, for starters. But Grover Norquist wants to keep taxes from increasing and thereby limit the growth of government.

In a 60 Minutes hit piece tonight, CBS correspondent Steve Kroft claimed Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform, "likes things ugly." For good measure, Kroft claimed that Norquist's strategy has some of the characteristics of a "protection racket."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; bloggersandpersonal; grovernorquist; norquist; norquist4islam; norquist4norquist; norquist4sharia; protectionracket; stevekroft

1 posted on 11/20/2011 6:48:29 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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2 posted on 11/20/2011 6:49:40 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

60 Minutes says Grover Norquist “likes things ugly” and “has some of the characteristics of a protection racket.” This is what the liberal media does to someone who tries to limit the size of government. Ping to Today show list.


3 posted on 11/20/2011 6:49:51 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
In a 60 Minutes hit piece tonight, CBS correspondent Steve Kroft claimed Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform, "likes things ugly."

Likes things ugly?

So does Barack Obama.

4 posted on 11/20/2011 6:52:05 PM PST by South40
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’ve seen Norquist take some tough hits on this site, as well.


5 posted on 11/20/2011 6:52:43 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: musicman
Norquist is a stealth Islamist supporter.

Maybe it is Norquist who likes Ahmadinijad.

6 posted on 11/20/2011 6:53:05 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Grover in Waterbury, CT with Tea Party Express
7 posted on 11/20/2011 6:58:00 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: EDINVA
I watched it, Not once did 60 minutes even suggest that Govt was too big, sucking up way too much money, or had any possibility of reducing in size.

Only increase the burden on the individual.

The msm at its finest

8 posted on 11/20/2011 6:59:43 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I watched about five minutes of 60 Liberals tonight.

I yelled at and cussed at the TV for those five minutes, then switched off the TV and turned on the local classic rock radio station.


9 posted on 11/20/2011 7:03:27 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: EDINVA

He deserves the hits. Norquist is a muslim convert and married to a muzz. He founded the ‘islamic institute’. He was/is an agenda setter, lobbyist, fund raiser and overall heavy hitter for the 1930’s nazi bund type terrorist front group, C.A.I.R, here in America. C.A.I.R is bent on America’s destruction from within our own shores. Anyone associated with ‘em is terrorist loving scum. Norquist is a terrorist loving scum of the highest order.


10 posted on 11/20/2011 7:08:21 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Let’s see, on one hand the liberal media, on the other hand Grover No Borders Norquist.

It’s kind of like the Iran-Iraq War, you just sit back and hope they both lose.


11 posted on 11/20/2011 7:08:26 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Watching 60 Minutes - and complaining about the collectivism and general insanity?

Hello! It IS 60 Minutes.


12 posted on 11/20/2011 7:11:32 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: bobby.223; Stepan12

I’m with you. Don’t support Nordquist until you really look at who he is and what he’s doing. I used to think he was a good guy, but not now. He’s on the wrong side. He sells himself as pro-American, Conservative, Republican, etc., etc, but he’s anything but. Please, PLEASE Freepers, do a little research before you support Grover Nordquist. You’ll be glad you did. He’s really bad news.


13 posted on 11/20/2011 7:26:16 PM PST by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: holyscroller

He is for sure flying under the radar of LOTS of folk. Check this out....Norquist was put up, voted in, and installed as a board member of the National Rifle Association AND the NRA knew FULL well about his anti-American work before the vote and all along. Before I quit ‘em I called and asked about this. The answer from the once great American as apple pie org’s. rep was, and I quote: “Sir, the NRA does not care what it’s board members do on their own time”, end quote. Nice huh? Norquist is evil incarnate. Pass the word along to fellow FReepers when you see his name come up on future threads.


14 posted on 11/20/2011 7:36:04 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: bobby.223

“Serious question: who do you think the liberal media loathes more: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Grover Norquist? I’m going with ‘b.’ After all, Mahmoud merely wants to build an atom bomb and wipe Israel off the map, for starters.

Grover Norquist is a Muzzie lover, and is married to one. And I don’t think the MSM loathes Ahmadinejad. They are libs, after all, and like Muzzies. They should love Grover, with all his Islamist ties. Personally, I can’t stand either of them, and I don’t know why the Pubs put up with him, the little twerp. They don’t have to bow down to Grover in order to oppose tax increases. Do it on their own, and leave the little Muzzie lover out of the equation.


15 posted on 11/20/2011 7:41:03 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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16 posted on 11/20/2011 7:41:50 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Norquist is also an amnesty proponent.


17 posted on 11/20/2011 7:46:40 PM PST by oldbill
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To: bobby.223

Next time let us know how you REALLY feel ;)


18 posted on 11/20/2011 7:52:04 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

was there EVER a conservative the liberal media praised?

EVER?


19 posted on 11/20/2011 8:04:34 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Grover Norquist calls the elimination of biofuels subsidies a tax increase.

He is human scum.

20 posted on 11/20/2011 8:15:46 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Norquist helped get the whole K Street thing started with his buddy Abramoff. Turned the Pubbies into whores no different than the Democrats.

Norquist is human scum.

21 posted on 11/20/2011 8:16:50 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: EDINVA

With good reason, I would submit: The inimitable Ms Pamela Geller (of AtlasShrugs blog), has written with devastating effect on the dark Islamic underbelly of Grover Norquist, his activities, and his associations:
http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/03/grover_norquists_jihad.html

Read: He is the enemy within.

Guess what: Clueless Rick Perry is ‘buds’ with Norquist.


22 posted on 11/20/2011 8:39:38 PM PST by man_in_tx
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The entire Democrat Parth is a protection racket.


23 posted on 11/20/2011 10:42:14 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: man_in_tx

“Grover Norquist has continued his activities on behalf of the Islamic supremacists: In 2008, journalist Paul Sperry revealed Norquist’s sponsorship of Muslim candidates with shadowy ties to terrorists and wrote that Norquist had a “wicked project to dress Islamists up as patriotic Republicans so they can infiltrate the government.”

“Norquist sponsored Kamal Nawash’s unsuccessful bid to become Republican Party leader in Virginia; Nawash was Abdurahman Alamoudi’s attorney. Norquist also aided previous failed political runs by Nawash — including Nawash’s 2003 Virginia state senate bid, to which Saffuri gave money.”


24 posted on 11/21/2011 2:40:01 AM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: musicman

I ceased watching “60 Minutes of spew” many, many years ago. About the same time I unsubscribed to National Geographic magazine.

Back then they both turned from interesting articles and points to downright political left wing propaganda....and still are today.


25 posted on 11/21/2011 3:40:18 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: bobby.223

I hope that the Christian conservative groups leave CPAC and form their own conservative umbrella group that includes fiscal and social conservatism along with constitutionalism, states rights and gun rights. We don’t need Norquist. If he gives and invitation and nobody shows up to his party then he will be left outside in the cold.

So you know which conservative groups have disassociated themselves from CPAC?


26 posted on 12/15/2011 12:54:43 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Pelham

Have you ever wondered how all of these Muslim Brotherhood types got permission to immigrate to the United States? It certainly appears that someone with power must have pulled strings to get them in.

Abdul Rahman Al Amoudi was a Clinton goodwill ambassador to the muslim community so this stuff goes back as least as far as Clinton.

As far as Norquist, he will take his thirty pieces of silver from anyone with the money to pay.


27 posted on 12/15/2011 1:02:19 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

“I hope that the Christian conservative groups leave CPAC and form their own conservative umbrella group that includes fiscal and social conservatism along with constitutionalism, states rights and gun rights. “

Second that.


28 posted on 12/15/2011 9:45:00 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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