Grover Norquist sides with Obama on raising debt ceiling beyond 2012


The idea of so much as nodding in agreement when it comes to anything Grover Norquisty gives me the creepy crawlies. Nothing could feel more unnatural. However:

(CNN) -- The head of a conservative group that has backed a high-profile pledge to oppose any tax increase told CNN on Friday that he would support effectively lifting the debt ceiling through the 2012 presidential election. [...]

"I assume it's a disaster," Norquist said of defaulting on the nation's debt, which would happen unless Congress takes action by August 2. "There's no reason to assume otherwise. It is gambling with the economics of the country."

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day blahblahblah. And speaking of disasters, Grovey...

Norquist thinks voters should be able to Yea or Nay candidates at the ballot box, voting for those who either want major cuts or who prefer both cuts and tax hikes. I'm sure that's because he's comfortable with those spiffy Diebold voting machines. Oh, but I kid the Grovester.

Nevertheless, he is correct, defaulting would be a disaster, although I'm not sure why he calls that an assumption when everybody but the tea partisans has pretty much stipulated to that.

I need a shower.

  • Djamescollins43

    I'm printing up a bumpersticker that reads: "The only ELECTED Grover was named Cleveland"

  • Why, Grover -- first, you were loudest {hell, you were the only} far-right wing figure who was in support of the Park 51 mosque/community center in NY; you said arguing about that issue took away from the real conservative agenda {that fact that your wife is a Kuwaiti-born Muslim may have had something to do with it, too} . . .

     . . . now, you're actually siding with the President on the need to raise the debt ceiling??

    Better be careful, Grov -- next thing you know, FOX will be calling calling you a "liberal" and putting a "D" behind your name . . .

  • Anonymous

    I guess I don't understand how an electorate that is less than 1%, has taken over the political conversation and the MSM. 

  • Anonymous

    He does LOOK rather sleazy doesn't he?

  • 42bkdodgr

    I guess Boehner and the Tea Party just got their marching orders from Norquist.

    We all know the Tea Party and Republican Party have more loyalty to their Norquist Pledge, than the oath they took to protect and defend the Constution.