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when they complain that "the same folks who like to denounce politicians because they can't be trusted are now praising politicians who openly admit they can't be trusted", in reference to the fauning attention being given to a bunch if people who have mostly been jerks but are now considering reversing their positions and doing something helpful.

One of the reasons so many republicans are not going to be in office in January is the very pledge which is at the center of this debate. If they hadn't followed the other lemmings off the cliff in the first place, they would not be clamoring to climb back up now. Let them be crushed by the weight of their own folly I say!

Grover Norquist, the pied-piper of American politics...

WSJ makes a further helpful point, when, after mocking those who succum to his whit, remark "The truth is that Mr. Norquist doesn't have such power. The voters do."

and the voters have spoken!

The rest of the editorial is a bunch of garbage, of course.

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  •  WSJ had really gone Downhill Fast (0+ / 0-)

    Since Rupert Murdoch bought them.  I've heard the previous owners think that, too.  I group Faux Spews, WSJ, and the British rags in the same group.   I wouldn't pay attention to WSJ if they were to publish the next winning powerball number on the front page.   But my neighbor subscribes to it, poor deluded Republican...

  •  Stories about Grover Norquist I can stand. (1+ / 0-)
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    burana

    He's a news item, he can probably be considered an historic figure. So there will be ink. And I will read it.

    And although his voice is exceptionally cringe-worthy, I can tolerate hearing it on the radio in that it offers the parlance, the nuance that is Norquist at his affectational, self-serving best.

    BUT COULD DAILY KOS PLEASE STOP PUBLISHING HIS PICTURE?
    Please?

    I mean, that guy is ugly!
    The stingy grinch actually looks at his veiny image in the mirror and grooms it, the sticky hair and slimy beardish growth, the beady eyes.
    The pretentious finery, UGH!
    Then he puts his glasses on and points his finger in the air and goes out to obstruct our economy through extortion, threats, and bully tactics with that upside-down frown on his face.

    We know what he looks like, Kos, help us start to forget!

    Try it for a month — no imagery of the blushy charlatan — let's see how it goes. His newsworthiness is slipping, let's just give it a little push. We can be visually Grover-free by years' end!

    [It's not Grover's first rodeo because he has never been to a rodeo and never will be. Rodeos already have enough horseshit.]

    skipping over damaged area

    by Says Who on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 12:15:24 PM PST

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