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  • Be a Rock Star... Start Hating Big Government

    12/27/2014 6:31:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The self-proclaimed “Robin Hood of Rock” is beginning to sound a little more like Grover Norquist than a traditional pop-culture leftist. The U2 frontman, Bono, recently praised Ireland’s extraordinarily low tax rate, while claiming that the move has brought unparalleled prosperity to the Emerald Isle. According to the UK Independent, Bono boasted about the tax-policy’s ability to bring wealth to Ireland for the first time in centuries:“We are a tiny little country, we don’t have scale, and our version of scale is to be innovative and to be clever, and tax competitiveness has brought our country the only prosperity we’ve known.”He even...
  • Grover Norquist, then and now on "washed up" Jeb Bush

    12/12/2014 1:39:33 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | Adam Smith
    The Wall Street Journal's Beth Reinhard chatted with Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist about Jeb Bush's refusal to sign Norquiest's pledge never to raise taxes and his comments a few years ago that he could support a deficit reduction deal that entailed $1 in tax increases to every $10 in spending cuts: ....Mr. Norquist said the 2012 hearing came at a time when Republicans were all holding out on not raising taxes, and he was a guy from Florida, a former, washed-up politician from Florida not involved in that fightand he jumps in says, Id raise taxes. Youre either...
  • Grover Norquist: What makes Wisconsins Republican Governor Scott Walker a good choice for 2016

    11/22/2014 8:01:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 20, 2014 | Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason
    After the GOPs midterm-elections sweep, the Republican Party holds more U.S. House seats and controls more state houses than at any time since 1928. Having reached this goal, the GOP now needs to look for a 2016 presidential nominee to match this success. President Calvin Coolidge, who sat in the Oval Office from 1923 to 1929, would be a smart model for the party. He reined in spending and reduced tax rates at a time when it was as needed as it is today. President Ronald Reagan admired Coolidge so much that he hung a portrait of the 30th president...
  • Exclusive Report from UCLA: Michael Mann stunned when asked about Nobel prize fakery

    10/25/2014 11:05:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    JunkScience.com ^ | 10/24/14 | JunkScience.com
    Here is an exclusive and detailed account of the UCLA Hammer Museum event featuring hokey stick inventor Michael Mann.This event was notable even before this report for: UCLA taking away Michael Manns false Nobel prize; andWeather Channel Founder John Colemans letter to UCLA denouncing warmism and demanding equal time for skeptics. Report on Octber 23, 2014 UCLA Hammer Museum Event Tackling Climate Change Nationally and Globally By Michael Greer (@thetalentscout) October 24, 2014Last night I went to the Hammer Museum to hear Michael Mann of Penn State and Brenda Ekwurzel of the Union of Concerned Scientists speak about global warming....
  • Mohamed Elibiary has left the building

    09/14/2014 4:09:26 AM PDT · by iontheball · 15 replies
    CFP ^ | September 12, 2004 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    Mohamed Elibiary, an Islamist with extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and a record of influence operations in the service of its agenda, has announced his departure after five years on the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council. We can only hope that at a moment when the danger posed by shariah-adherent Muslims is becoming more palpable by the day the Department decided to stop legitimating an advisor who has publicly championed that it was, inevitable that Caliphate return, contended that the United States is an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution.
  • Is Rand Paul Becoming Just Another Republican? (ACLU & Grover Norquist now advisors)

    09/08/2014 8:26:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | September 4, 2014 | Lincoln Mitchell
    For several years Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky and the son of presidential candidate Ron Paul, has been one of the most interesting politicians in his party and in congress as a whole. At a time when new ideas have become increasingly scarce, and the policy bandwidth increasingly narrow in Washington, Mr. Paul, whether speaking about US intervention and foreign policy or more recently about militarization and the police, has been one of the few politicians with views outside of his partys mainstream. With the 2016 presidential election approaching, this has made Mr. Paul one of the most...
  • Grover Norquist yes, that Grover Norquist makes new friends at Burning Man

    08/30/2014 7:21:01 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 32 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    The GOP just keeps getting weirder.
  • The Heritage Hate Panel Features Two Leading Islamophobes (Unbelievable!)

    The controversial panel included two of Americas leading Islamophobes. Could you imagine a panel on Jewish issues featuring Mel Gibson?Why has hate become a part of mainstream conservatism? We saw an example of this Monday at The Heritage Foundation, a one-time quasi-respected conservative think tank. It appears that those days are gone, as Heritage has now become a platform for people denounced by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center for their hate-filled rhetoric. So what happened Monday? You may have read Dana Milbanks column in The Washington Post about the panelon the unanswered questions around Benghazithat turned...
  • Gloves Are Off w/ Rand Paul and His Immigration Reform Freak Fest. Where're This Mans Priorities?

    06/14/2014 9:44:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | June 14, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    “Rand Paul Talks About Amnesty With GOP Infiltrator Norquist While Sarah Palin Calls for Humanitarian Action for ‘Man-caused Illegal Immigration Disaster”. That could have been the title but it really is the story of the week – that is if you are enjoy seeing dirty politicking and corruption by weak-knee’d phonies like Rand Paul exposed. We have been telling you so! That picture above is a scene from the Rio Grande yesterday. Watch how Rand Paul has dealt with this critical issue.After all is said and done more is said than done. Rand Paul is no exception. It was...
  • This prominent conservative says immigration reform isn't necessarily dead

    06/11/2014 4:53:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 10, 2014 | BY BETSY WOODRUFF
    Tuesday might have been a bad night for immigration reform -- but not necessarily. That's the message from Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform. He favors the kind of immigration reform -- including a large guest worker program and more legal immigration -- that many Tea Party activists vehemently oppose. But its not guaranteed, and it depends on the media narrative that emerges, he added. Give it ten days, Norquist said. If a consensus emerges that Cantors stance on immigration lost him his seat, then thats a big problem for reform proponents. If the narrative hardens that...
  • Laura Ingraham fights whining Grover Norquist

    05/20/2014 3:57:58 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Radio host Laura Ingraham and Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist engaged in a heated exchange on immigration reform on Ingrahams show Tuesday. At one point, Ingraham, a Fox News contributor, accused anti-tax advocate Norquist of whining over the discussion on the show. After Ingraham said allowing more immigrant workers to come into the U.S. would be obscene to the American experience, Norquist cut in.
  • Immigration Overhaul Backed by Growing Number of Tea Partyers (Video)

    05/16/2014 10:20:24 AM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | Emma Dumain
    Updated 5:11 p.m. | House Republican leaders are mum on a timetable for advancing immigration overhaul legislation and have so far been noncommittal on moving on the issue before the end of the 113th Congress. But a group of mayors and business leaders from across the political spectrum is determined to prove that momentum is growing for a rewrite of the nations immigration laws even among conservatives. The coalition, Partnership for a New American Economy, on Wednesday held the first in a series of monthly conference calls moderated by Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and featuring public...
  • The Most Dishonest Amnesty Poll Yet

    05/16/2014 9:34:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/16/14 | Mark Krikorian
    Michael Bloomberg and Rupert Murdochs Partnership for a New American Economy (a.k.a. Billionaires for Open Borders) has released what may be the most ridiculously skewed pro-amnesty poll Ive seen. The poll, conducted by McLlaughlin & Associates, is timed to coincide with Tea Party Express executive Sal Russos teaming up with Grover Norquist to push amnesty (they both co-sponsored the poll as well); it purports to show that even tea-party people support Chuck Schumers amnesty bill, so get on with it already, Boehner! The mendacity of the whole exercise becomes apparent when you read the actual questions. After a few setup...
  • Exposing Tea Party Express Co-Founder's Amnesty Ties

    05/15/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 122 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | Chris Chmielenski
    Sal Russo, co-founder of the Tea Party Express, announced his support for amnesty on Wednesday, reversing his organizations statement from a year ago that it would not take a position on immigration reform. If you take a look at Russos background, this isnt exactly the revelation that some in the media are making it out to be. Whats interesting, though, is the dichotomy between Russos position and the principles of the organization he helped to create. The Tea Party Express bills itself as anti-establishment, but Russos immigration proposal is nearly identical to the principles pushed by GOP House Leaders --...
  • Tea Party Express Co-Founder Backs Immigration Overhaul Efforts (Teams w/ Grover Norquist)

    05/14/2014 7:07:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 66 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | Emma Dumain
    SNIP Sal Russo of the Tea Party Express broke the news in an op-ed titled Conservatives Need to Fix the Broken Immigration System, published by CQ Roll Call early Wednesday morning. In that piece, the longtime GOP operative and consultant argued that conservatives should be at the forefront of reform so the law reflects the just interests of the United States, not misty-eyed ideals of some of the liberal do-gooder reformers. That means no special pathways to citizenship that allow undocumented immigrants to cut in line, Russo cautioned, but rather some reasonable procedures that require the 11 million people who...
  • Immigration Overhaul Backed by Growing Number of Tea Partyers (Grover Norquist again)

    05/14/2014 1:39:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | May 14, 2014 | Emma Dumain
    More Republicans are pushing for an immigration overhaul.House Republican leaders are mum on a timetable for advancing immigration overhaul legislation and have so far been noncommittal on moving on the issue before the end of the 113th Congress. But a group of mayors and business leaders from across the political spectrum is determined to prove that momentum is growing for a rewrite of the nations immigration laws even among conservatives. The coalition, Partnership for a New American Economy, on Wednesday held the first in a series of monthly conference calls moderated by Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist...
  • GOP mission: Name 3,000 things after Reagan (Mount Reagan, Grover Norquist)

    05/14/2014 8:05:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 13, 2014 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Conservative activist Grover Norquist wants to name 3,000 things after Ronald Reagan. His next target is a small mountain in Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's home state. The would-be Mount Reagan, at 3,366 feet, is not nearly the highest peak in Nevada. But it does overlook Las Vegas and, as such, would remind all who visit and live there of the former two-term California governor who went on to become president and lodestar of the Republican Party.
  • Grover Norquist: FAIR Immigration Pledge Will Divide GOP

    05/08/2014 8:20:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Courtney Coren
    The problem with the pledge recently crafted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which asks lawmakers to vow not to support immigration reform that would include amnesty, is that it's not an issue that all Republicans can get behind, says Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. In 1986, Americans for Tax Reform put together a pledge for lawmakers to sign promising to "vote against and oppose all efforts to raise taxes."
  • Yes, I Hate the Cable Company Too

    04/09/2014 5:49:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | John Ransom
    Heavyweight conservatives and banterweight conservatives are lining up on both sides the Comcast/Time Warner merger. The heavyweights, which include Grover Norquist at Americans for Tax Reform, Wayne Crews at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Duane Parde at the National Taxpayers Union, have penned a letter to influential Senators including Mike Lee, Chuck Grassley and Ted Cruz, urging them to look past the politics and approve the merger between the two cable giants on traditional groundsyou know, the grounds under which the anti-trust laws were written and passed in the first place? As advocates for a free market, the heavyweights write,...
  • Rick Perry Is the Anti-Sarah Palin (Another day, another hit piece)

    03/26/2014 11:58:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Wire ^ | March 26, 2014 | Lucy Wescott
    Republican starlets Rick Perry and Sarah Palin are both known for their personalities, love of guns, sexiness, and moments of TV humiliation, but only one of them is doing something to avoid forever being labelled an idiot. After his intellectual humiliation during the last presidential election cycle during which he was unable to remember his own policy points Perry is becoming considerably more wonkish than weve previously known him, fashioning himself as something of an elder statesman, in stark contrast to Palin. The Texas governor, a pair of smart-person glasses now permanently attached to his face, has been...
  • Jeb Bushs Bush Problem Clouds 2016 (6% support in polls is worse than Romney...)

    03/07/2014 11:22:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Klein
    If 2016 brings another Bush-Clinton matchup, not all famous last names are equal at the start. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll makes clear why its better to be associated with the 42nd president than the 43rd and 41st, at least for now. The poll has plenty of good news for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Two-thirds of Americans say theyd consider voting for Clinton in 2016, and a full 25 percent say they will definitely support her. Again, among all Americans not just Democrats, or Democrats and independents one in four say they are fully on board for Hillary...
  • Government Coverups Behind Islamic Invasion of America

    02/16/2014 7:23:24 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | February 15, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    Grover Norquist, who founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)... his connections to Muslim Brotherhood groups and individuals in the U.S. is irrefutable. One such individual is Abdurahman Alamoudi. Another is Suhail Khan, whose father helped found the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA). His mother sat on the board of a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter... Norquist helped Khan become the White House gatekeeper relative to selecting Muslim leaders who the Bush administration partnered with before and after 9/11. Those Muslim leaders belonged to Muslim Brotherhood front groups. ... Last year it was...
  • Respected Leaders Present Info Linking Muslim Brotherhood to American Conservative Union

    02/14/2014 4:48:40 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 9 replies
    Politichicks ^ | February 13, 2014 | by Ann-Marie Murrell
    Late Tuesday, February 11, a group of respected former national security leaders and officials presented evidence against Grover Norquist (President of Americans for Tax Reform) and Suhail Kahn (Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union (ACU) of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. According to Breitbart, the 45-page dossier was issued to ACU lawyer Cleta Mitchell, who in 2011 cleared Norquist of the allegations initially brought by former high-ranking Reagan official Frank Gaffney. Signatories include Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former CIA Director James Woolsey, former Florida Rep. Allen West, retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, and former chief assistant...
  • National Security Heavyweights Allege Muslim Brotherhood Ties to GOP

    02/12/2014 10:40:44 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 13, 2014 | Matthew Boyle and Jonathan Strong
    A heavyweight lineup of former national security officials banded together late Tuesday to accuse Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) president Grover Norquist and high-ranking GOP political operative Suhail Khan of connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. The officials authored a 45-page dossier on the issue to Cleta Mitchell, the top lawyer for the American Conservatives Union who in 2011 cleared Norquist of the allegations initially brought by former high-ranking Reagan official Frank Gaffney. The signatories include numerous powerful and respected former officials, including former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former CIA Director James Woolsey, former Florida Rep. Allen West, retired Army Lt....
  • ISLAMIC INFILTRATION OF THE GOP::Norquist's Muslim Protgs

    06/03/2008 5:30:56 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 56 replies · 293+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com | 6/3/2008 ^ | FrontPageMagazine.com | 6/3/2008 | By Paul Sperry
    Norquist's Muslim Protgs By Paul Sperry FrontPageMagazine.com | 6/3/2008 If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That appears to be the strategy of GOP powerbroker Grover Norquist in his wicked project to dress Islamists up as patriotic Republicans so they can infiltrate the government. While he's managed to get some of his Muslim proteges jobs in the Bush administration, getting them elected to public office has been another story. Voters aren't buying their makeover. Last November, his crony Faisal M. Gill lost a bid for a seat in the Virginia state legislature. Now another protege, Kamal M. Nawash,...
  • Boehner gives immigration backers hope

    12/13/2013 9:23:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/13 | Niall Stanage
    Both sides in the immigration debate are watching Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) closely after Thursday evenings emphatic House vote in favor of a bipartisan budget deal. The calculus is clear in the minds of immigration reform advocates. They believe Boehner wants to get some kind of deal done on immigration, and any development that replenishes his political capital helps their cause. That Boehners budget victory came as he took on the outside conservative groups that have hampered his ability to lead his conference is an added plus. Boehners power in the conference is going to be improved, said Tamar Jacoby,...
  • Chamber of Commerce Ads to Run in Idaho, W.Va. (Chamber of Amnesty Alert...)

    12/05/2013 6:41:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    AP ABC News ^ | 12/5/13 | DONNA CASSATA
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Idaho, and two GOP candidates in West Virginia as the business organization ramps up its political activity for next year's congressional elections. The Chamber's involvement in Idaho marks the second time in recent months that the group has taken sides in the internal Republican fight pitting the GOP establishment against conservative activists. The group backed Bradley Byrne over tea party favorite Dean Young in a special congressional runoff primary in Alabama, pumping at least $200,000 into the race. Byrne won...
  • EXCLUSIVE--TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: KARL ROVE CANNOT 'BUY HIS WAY INTO THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT'

    12/02/2013 3:15:53 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/13 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    In response to the news that Karl Roves Crossroads GPS is funding Grover Norquists Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) to the tune of $26 million in 2012, Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin told Breitbart News that Rove cannot buy his way into the conservative movement. The old adage 'keep your friends close and your enemies closer' is more relevant in todays political arena than ever before, Martin said. It is not surprising that there are groups we thought were in this fight with us have been shown to have ulterior motives."
  • DOCUMENTS: KARL ROVE GAVE GROVER NORQUIST $26 MILLION IN 2012

    11/29/2013 12:23:14 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/13 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Tax documents from Karl Roves Crossroads GPS show that Grover Norquists Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) is largely funded by Rove, ProPublicas Kim Barker reports. -snip- On its 2012 tax return, Barker reported, the biggest grant Roves Crossroads GPS gave to anybody was a $26.4 million grant it gave to Norquists ATR for social welfare. -snip- ATR spokesman John Kartch and Rove spokesman Jonathan Collegio both declined to answer specific questions from ProPublica about the grant.
  • AMNESTY SUPPORTERS PLOT REVENGE AFTER BOEHNER SAYS NO TO CONFERENCE (Norquist, Rove...)

    11/29/2013 12:14:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/13 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    -snip- Ball quotes two different pro-amnesty activists as part of the plan pushing for revenge: Frank Sharry of Americas Voice and Joshua Culling of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), Grover Norquists outfit. -snip- Ball described Culling as a conservative, even though it was just discovered the outfit he works for, ATR, is funded largely by Karl Roves Crossroads GPS. According to tax documents released by Crossroads, Roves group gave ATR $26 million in 2012. Rove is actively working against conservatives nationwide in an effort to stop the Tea Party movement. His funding of Norquists organization--which has supported amnesty and publicly...
  • Grover Norquist Calls Christie a Strong Voice for Conservative Governance

    11/27/2013 4:38:35 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/6/13 | Alec Torres
    President of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist heaped praise upon Chris Christie on Wednesday, calling him a strong voice for conservative governance who has moved mountains in his state. In an interview with Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform, Norquist called Christie one of the six or seven who could run as a successful governor for the Republican nomination. -snip- Norquist called Christie a fine voice for the Northeast Republicans, and said we must grade on a curve for Republican governors who have had to manage divided governments as Christie has.
  • ATR's Tax Forms Raise Questions About Use of Crossroads Grant, "Social Welfare" Purpose

    11/26/2013 9:35:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    OpenSecrets ^ | 11/18/13 | Robert Maguire and Viveca Novak
    Americans for Tax Reform, the politically active nonprofit headed by longtime antitax activitst Grover Norquist, raised and spent nearly $31 million in 2012, according to its tax filing for the year -- a new record for the group. -snip- In addition, the vast majority of ATR's funds -- $26.4 million, or 85 percent -- came from Crossroads GPS, the 800-pound-gorilla among conservative dark money nonprofits that are highly politically active and don't disclose their donors. That means that ATR used at least a sizable portion of the Crossroads grant to fund its political ads, even given the fact that it...
  • Actually, Karl Roves Group Spent A Lot More On Politics Than It Said (Lied to IRS and his donors)

    11/26/2013 6:36:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/25/13 | Kim Barker
    On its 2012 tax return, GOP strategist Karl Roves dark money behemoth Crossroads GPS justified its status as a tax-exempt social welfare group in part by citing its grants of $35 million to other similarly aligned nonprofits. (Heres the tax return itself, which we detailed last week.) The return, signed under penalty of perjury, specified that the grants would be used for social welfare purposes, and not for political expenditures, consistent with the organizations tax-exempt mission. But thats not what happened. New tax documents, made public last Tuesday, indicate that at least $11.2 million of the grant money given to...
  • Report: Karl Rove has been funding Grover Norquist

    11/26/2013 5:55:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Students of the GOP establishment take note: new documents revealed by ProPublica, the George Soros-funded "investigative journalism" outfit that supplies free content to media outlets, reveal that Rove's fundraising behemoth Crossroads GPS supplied $26.4 million of the approximately $31 millionNorquist's outfit, Americans for Tax Reform, spent in 2012. That's about 85%. In the corporate world, if one company owns 85% of another, that company is properly called a subsidiary. Grover Norquist, a veteran conservative since his college days, is best known for his group's Taxpayer Protection Pledge, offered to candidates for office, in which they promise to "oppose any and...
  • The Problem With Libertarians

    11/07/2013 4:59:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 215 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    There was a time I called myself a Libertarian. And there was a time I was a Libertarian. I just wanted to get government to leave me alone, to leave people alone and to go all crazy and limit itself to doing only that which is spelled out clearly in the Constitution. That was what a Libertarian was. But its not anymore. The word no longer has any meaning, no definition or parameters, certainly no coherent philosophy to speak of. And theres no one to blame for that except Libertarians themselves. So what happened? By not even loosely defining...
  • Mitch Daniels: Sequestration Is a Bad Idea

    10/31/2013 5:13:00 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 31 Oct 13 | John Gizzi
    In rare political remarks since becoming president of Purdue University, former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has voiced sharp disagreement with many fellow Republicans over whether the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration should continue. Daniels, once director of the Office of Management and Budget under George W. Bush, dubbed sequestration a "bad idea" during a press breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. In so doing, the 64-year-old Daniels put himself on the opposite side of such national conservative leaders as Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, who recently told Newsmax "in the short term, it's important to...
  • Grover Norquist Turns to Progressive Media in Crusade Against Ted Cruz

    10/29/2013 4:21:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/28/2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) president Grover Norquist has now turned to left-wing media to continue his smear campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a first-year senator already emerging as a leader of the Republican Party.I have never had a criticism of Ted Cruzs strategy because Ive never been able to find it, Norquist said Monday night on Sirius XMs Standup with Pete Dominick, according to a report in The Daily Beast. Dominick is a reliably progressive radio host who hosts his show on the liberal POTUS network on Sirius XM. The Daily Beast is similarly liberal, having dropped notions...
  • Conservative Coalition Presses House Republicans to Act on Immigration

    10/25/2013 3:59:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 25, 2013 | By ERIC LIPTON and ASHLEY PARKER
    WASHINGTON With immigration re-emerging as the topic of focus in Washington, an unusual coalition of business executives, Republican Party activists and evangelical leaders will descend on Capitol Hill early next week to pressure House Republicans to pass their own legislation. The debate threatens to create another schism in the Republican Party and to further alienate a major source of campaign contributions; several corporate executives interviewed this week said they were considering withholding donations from lawmakers who get in the way. The push by conservatives will begin Tuesday morning with a news conference featuring, among others, Al Cardenas, the chairman...
  • Americans For Tax Reform's Policy Director Calls Tea Party 'Freaking Retarded'

    10/24/2013 4:14:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 24, 2013
    Americans For Tax Reform Tax Policy Director Ryan Ellis said on Wednesday night that he's starting to think tea party activists are "freaking retarded."
  • Grover Norquist Hides Treason by Attacking Ted Cruz

    10/22/2013 5:37:08 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 10 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 10/22/13 | Walid Shoebat
    It was once said that Politics and War make for strange bedfellows. When it comes to the Republican Party establishment, one such example is Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). Norquists prominence today very much includes a ride on Ronald Reagans coattails. The 40th Presidents name is invoked in the very first sentence of Grovers bio on ATRs website. Like Senator John McCain (RINO-AZ), when it comes to the fight waged by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) over Obamacare recently, Norquist would rather fight Cruz than the Democrats, despite the fact that Cruz has been fighting against what...
  • State Dept. Recruits Muslim Foreign Service Officers at Jihadist Conference

    01/31/2013 5:39:05 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Get your arms around this one, Americans. Obama's Deputy Special Coordinator in the State Departments Office of Middle East Transition, Mark Ward, held a seminar with two notorious Muslim Brothherood groups, the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). Ward stood side by side with speakers who advocate violent jihad. What was he doing there? Recruiting. This is beyond infiltration. This is a stealth coup. Ward stood with Jamal Badawi. At interfaith events Jamal Badawi. is presented as a scholarly visitor from Canada - a Professor of Business Mathematics at St Johns University in Halifax....
  • Grover Norquist to Newsmax: Immigration Reform Completely Doable (completely barfable)

    07/17/2013 7:52:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 05:26 PM | Todd Beamon and John Bachman
    Republicans are moving comprehensive immigration reform forward on Capitol Hill because we understand its solid for the economy, conservative activist Grover Norquist declares in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview. Immigration is Americas number one economic asset, Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, tells Newsmax. The rest of the world cant do that. We can have every smart person we want; every high-skilled person we want. A lot of young people just starting out unskilledas all Americans do when theyre born herecome to this country, and so the business community is for immigration. Big businesses, small businesses, high-tech, low-tech, the...
  • Human assets and liabilities (Must-read analysis of Gang of Eight amnesty)

    06/06/2013 9:37:24 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | June 6, 2013 | John Hayward
    Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform does not think much of the Heritage Foundations recent projection of the total cost of amnesty. Heritage figured a taxpayer cost of about $6 trillion over the next 50 years. Norquist takes many issues with this figure, including some that arent really problems with the report itself for example, he criticizes the way other people have presented its conclusions when describing it, and unfairly asserts that the time frame of 50 years was somehow hidden by the authors. In truth, the Heritage researchers were very clear about the time frame, and about...
  • Will County GOP Chooses Fundraiser Speaker, Grover Norquist

    04/30/2013 8:46:05 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 27 replies
    Are We Aware Yet ^ | April 15, 2013 | Dottie MacQueen
    Grover Norquist is not a conservative. He is pro-gay marriage, he was a lobbyist for Fannie Mae and at the 2011 CPAC conference, he told the Soros-funded organization Think Progress that Islam is completely consistent with the U.S constitution and a free and open society. And yet, the Will County GOP chooses Mr. Norquist as their speaker for their Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser. Are there no conservatives left in the Will County GOP?
  • Grover Norquist: A Republican who acts like a Democrat?

    04/29/2013 5:13:39 PM PDT · by AuntB · 23 replies
    TeaPartyNation/C-span ^ | Oct. 10, 2011 | Dr. Rich Swier
    I and others have written about Grover Norquist and his ties to unscrupulous individuals and organizations. Now Congressman Frank R. Wolf, Republican from Virginia District 10, has gone to the floor of the House of Representatives and taken Norquist to task. Congressman Wolf states, "My conscience has compelled me to come to the floor today to voice concerns I have with the influence Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, has on the political process in Washington. My issue is not with ATRs goal of keeping taxes low. Like Ronald Reagan said, and I believe, the problem is...
  • LIE of the WEEK! More Norquist Nasties!

    04/28/2013 8:27:41 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | April 28, 2013 | TheTownCrier
    Polls come and go, but consistently, when not using leading language, the American people....especially republicans......do NOT want the Cartel del Ocho AMNESTY! But that doesn't stop Marco Rubio's main mouthpiece, Grover Norquist. This traitor will stop at nothing!! How does any conservative still excuse Norquist? Nows hes working with gun grabber Mike Bloomberg. With Grover on the board of the NRA, how long before we see the 2nd Amendment sold out as well?? Keep in mind, this poll had a different outcome than ALL others! Ive come to the conclusion Norquist, et al arent going after the hispanic vote so...
  • Immigration reform is a no-brainer to help the economy

    04/25/2013 1:51:51 PM PDT · by AuntB · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 25 2013 | Grover Norquist
    People are an asset, not a liability. The United States is the most immigrant-friendly nation in the world and the richest country in the world. This is not a coincidence. Those voices that would make us less immigrant-friendly would make us less successful, less prosperous, and certainly less American. Today, some 11 million "undocumented workers" live in the shadows in the United States. Sixty percent of them crossed the Mexican border or the Canadian border without government approval and 40% arrived by plane and overstayed their visas. The 844-page immigration reform bill submitted to the Senate by the "Gang of...
  • Abdurahman Alamoudi, the Boston bombers, Grover Norquist, and the GOP

    04/24/2013 7:37:18 PM PDT · by TBP · 54 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | April 24, 2013 12:54 PM | Michelle Malkin
    For years, I’ve warned about the GOP’s Grover Norquist problem. Just last week, he was front and center at the Gang of 8′s amnesty press conference — despite longtime concerns expressed on this blog and by national security advocates and activists about his dangerous Islamist alliances and progressive proclivities. Now we learn that Norquist’s convicted terrorist pal and former funder, Abdurahman Alamoudi, was the first president of the radical mosque attended by the Boston bomber brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Alamoudi, as I’ve documented repeatedly here, provided seed money to Norquist’s Muslim outreach effort during the Bush years.
  • Boston Bombers were on Welfare, and They Were Far From Alone

    04/24/2013 7:20:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 24, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    We actually have two major welfare stories today. The first is about the Boston bombers, who, it turns out were among those immigrants were always chided not to notice: They were on welfare. As good Americans were supposed to pretend that immigrants (Im married to a legal immigrant, by the way, so no, Grover Norquist, Im not anti-immigrant) dont come here to get on welfare. Even though millions of immigrants do come here, legally or otherwise, and then get on welfare. Like the Tsarnaevs. Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was...
  • A Friend of the Tea Party. Really? [Grover Norquist-AMNESTY]

    04/24/2013 3:08:50 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    Conservative Daily News ^ | Oct 04, 2012 | Suzanne Webb
    Grover Norquist’s name surfaced recently in a publicized discussion about Islamic Jihadists that have taken root in America. No, he isn’t a Tea Party activist but apparently he’s identifying his 1985-founded ATR group with them and some Tea Parties are falling for it. The quote refers to the pair as a “Trojan Horse.” [Excerpted from The Washington Times, September 29, 2012] I suggest Grover Norquist is the only Trojan Horse and if anyone’s been ‘Trojan Horsed’ it’s been the Tea Party. Main stream media cites Norquist as “a conservative lobbyist and activist…responsible more than anyone else for rewriting the dogma...