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Grover Norquist to push for statehood for Puerto Rico
Daily Caller 1:38 PM 01/25/2013 ^ | Alex Pappas

Posted on 01/25/2013 9:34:19 PM PST by JohnPDuncan

Yay!! MORE POOR DEMOCRAT VOTERS!

Anti-higher taxes activist Grover Norquist is joining an effort to convince conservatives to support statehood for Puerto Rico.

Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, is scheduled to appear at a press conference with Luis Fortuno, the former Republican governor of Puerto Rico, in Washington to push statehood for the territory next week.

The group organizing the effort is the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles.

“The group of conservative leaders will call on Congress to pass legislation to allow the people of Puerto Rico to decide their political future among non-territorial and constitutionally valid options,” according to a news release.

Others appearing at the conference include Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: democratvoters; norquist; puertorico; statehood

1 posted on 01/25/2013 9:34:25 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

What an ass he is — a donkey in disguise.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 9:39:01 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: JohnPDuncan

The Saudis must think it’s a good idea. What a jackass that Norquist guy is. Puerto Rico will have 2 permanent democrat senators who have a permanent chip on their shoulder about America.
It’ll be as bad as Hawaii.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 9:39:45 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: JohnPDuncan; Liz; AuntB; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; ...

Is this guy just plain nuts?


4 posted on 01/25/2013 9:40:50 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

This is the same Puerto Rico that demanded Vieques Island training be ended. This critical training area was the final polish of deploying amphibious forces.
They couldn’t care less about how it hurt our Marines and sailors readiness.

We will get nothing of value from them, only a new burden, and a new trojan horse in our house.


5 posted on 01/25/2013 9:44:03 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

I will no longer use the term RINO to describe these people. REPUBLICAN is exactly what they are.


6 posted on 01/25/2013 9:45:20 PM PST by Terry Mross
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To: sickoflibs

No, he isn’t nuts. he is doing exactly what his Saudi and GOP establishment buddies want done. Exactly.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 9:45:32 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Terry Mross

Good point. It’s our mistake to keep expecting republicans to be conservative. That was in New England and California,, 60 or 70 years ago.

Today they are a slightly relaxed version of progressive that actually enjoys minority status. The same pay and fun in DC, none of the blame, none of the burden of actually performing.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 9:48:21 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Actually, some may not remember that Newton Gingrich beat Norquist to the punch; he pushed for PR statehood as early as 1997.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 9:50:06 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: JohnPDuncan
Get thee hence, self-styled Super-Grover.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 10:03:35 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: DesertRhino

Grover’s Casino....


11 posted on 01/25/2013 11:18:39 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Nutty as RP.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 11:39:49 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Theodore R.

Oh wow. Do you think you’re slamming Newt Gingrich?
If you had read the article, you could have slammed Ronald Reagan.


13 posted on 01/25/2013 11:48:00 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Uncle Chip

How is that anti tax activism to support Puerto Rican paying taxes to the US government?


14 posted on 01/26/2013 3:57:39 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: DesertRhino

That’s only part of the story. PR is a net welfare state. Mainland taxpayers are propping up their economy. We ship more money to the island than it delivers in taxes. Moreover, they make little effort to learn English. It is a totally different culture. sd


15 posted on 01/26/2013 4:48:54 AM PST by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Somebody’s got something on Grover.


16 posted on 01/26/2013 5:18:32 AM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Maybe we just need to work harder on integrating them. Marry them and raise their next generation. You know the left will be busy aborting theirs. Whoever the next generation is that survives abortion is going to run what’s left of the place.


17 posted on 01/26/2013 5:24:42 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: JohnPDuncan

18 posted on 01/26/2013 6:23:42 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: JohnPDuncan

I thought they have had numerous votes on becomming a state and have turned it down....am I wrong?


19 posted on 01/26/2013 6:38:28 AM PST by ontap
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To: shotdog

We visited PR over Christmas week and had fun on the beaches, cliffs, caves and other attractions. There are probably more English speakers in Mexico than in San Juan.


20 posted on 01/26/2013 6:43:46 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: ontap

The most recent vote was in favor of statehood. I for one do not understand why but am more in favor of statehood than independence. I own property there. PR currently gets lots of federal benefits and also gets to keep all the income taxes paid in PR as well. Many years ago the cost of living was very high in PR but now prices on food are cheaper than here in FL and most other items are right around the same price.


21 posted on 01/26/2013 7:05:21 AM PST by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: sickoflibs; JohnPDuncan; Liz; John Semmens; All

“Is this guy just plain nuts?”

Anything but. Norquist knows exactly what he’s doing. And mostly what he’s done is destroy the republican party. He’s MR. AMNESTY, and you can be sure he’s in the close background priming Rubio. He’s a Muslim convert. He’s all about GROVER! His ‘no more tax’ gimmick, is just that, meant to fool conservatives into believing he really cares.

I’ve done years of research on this pompus ass. When it’s dirty and wrong for the country, you’ll always find Grover.

Start here, then search the site with his name.
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2006/07/cronyism-pandering-incompetency-what.html


22 posted on 01/26/2013 8:18:45 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Oh just what we need. Millions of additional Democrats and welfare recipients.


23 posted on 01/26/2013 8:42:13 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Norquist is pro-Illegal aliens, pro-CAIR/Muslim Brotherhood, and now wants 2 more Democrat senators. Sadly this vile man has his tentacles in almost every conservative group in the nation.


24 posted on 01/27/2013 12:38:32 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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