Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Things I read...

 “All we have to do is replace Obama. We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don’t need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate. Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become President of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.”
~Grover Norquist, calling for conservatives to elect a weak President they can use as a puppet, CPAC, February 2012. NOTE: While Norquist did not specifically mention Romney, other Republicans on this list have noted Romney’s weak leadership skills and his lack of spine in standing for what he believes in. Bryan Fischer stated in an earlier quote that Romney would be a pushover as President, which is exactly the kind of President that Norquist wants.


  1. '“The rigidity of those pledges is something I don’t like. The circumstances change and you can’t be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It’s – who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?” Bush remarked.'

    I love it when the rightwingers find out they aren't as rightwing as they thought. This quote was from the LA Times, but it is all over the place. Apparently Grover (who names their kid after a Muppet?) has blasted Daddy Bush back, but I refuse to read anything he says.. well, unless you post it here.

  2. ...Norquist, who has now deplaned, told Whispers it was “unfair” of Parade to “talk to a very old person about a mistake he made 22 years ago in a puff piece."

    What a creep!

  3. Not only do they want a weak president that can be manipulated, but they want congressmen and senators who are willing to push legislation that comes to them in a package already written by the special interest entities.

  4. We're both of an age where these things were not reported. I like to think that they never happened at all. That makes it easier for me to blame it all on a younger generation. Somehow we've forgotten the lessons of Tammany Hall...