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Grover Norquist At CPAC: “Republicans Don’t Need Someone Who Can Think”

Here are some uplifting and inspiring words from the behind-the-scenes leader of the Republican party who has never been elected to public office, Grover Norquist, President of Americans For Tax Reform.   Mr. Norquist and Blog for Iowa have found common ground on this:  It doesn’t matter who the Republicans select for their candidate; whoever it is will do what they are told.  [Also see: GOP Power Pyramid]

Text excerpts if you don’t have time to view the video:

  • “We just need a president who can sign the legislation that the Republican House and Senate pass. … We don’t need someone to think. … We need someone with enough digits on one hand to hold a pen.”
  • “All we have to do is replace Obama…We’re not auditioning for fearless leader…we know what to do…we want the Paul Ryan budget…we just need a president to sign this stuff..we don’t need someone to think it up or design it.”
  • “Our job is to say no to tax increases, stop throwing cash into the middle of the table, put our foot on the airhose and watch that pile of cash decline.”
  • “The left is not made up of friends and allies. It is made up of competing parasites.”
  • [Democrats are] “the people who create cars that are too small to put your family into…the people who mandate toilets too small to flush completely.”
  • “Before I immigrated to the United States I used to live in Massachussetts.”
  • “What happened in 2011 was that they weren’t able to talk Republicans into swallowing their own tongues and committing suicide.”
  • “As for the trial lawyers,let’s put them in plastic bags and take them down to the river.”


One Response to “Grover Norquist At CPAC: “Republicans Don’t Need Someone Who Can Think””

  • Art Townsend:

    Call out the 238 Representatives and 41 Senators who have signed his Taxpayer Protection Pledge. ( This Pledge solemnly binds a lawmaker to oppose any and all tax increases and prohibits any exception. In signing this Pledge, lawmakers appear to violate Rule 6 of the Code of Ethics for Government Service which states “Make no private promises of any kind binding upon the duties of office…” Call on these lawmakers to publicly renounce this Pledge. Read about the Code of Ethics for Government Service at Pages 20 and 436 of the House and Senate Ethics Manuals, respectively. and

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