Here are 36 Republicans who are waving bye-bye to Grover Norquist's tax pledge


“An increasing number of prominent Republicans are dismissing Norquist as a pest.”

His majority in Congress is all but gone, and GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss brushed off Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge.

Alan Simpson said this about“Grover-Babe” Norquist: “He will be irrelevant. This guy is a zealot. He knows the game is up.”

Recently, Norquist said that the GOP “can have [Obama] on a rather short leash. Here’s your allowance… come back if you behave.”

So to recap, he's becoming increasingly toxic, including his racist statements and apparent indifference to the reaction to his repellant ways.

As of now, there are 36 Republicans who are distancing themselves publicly from this despicable, self-appointed dictator who should have the allegiance of no one. To see what some of them had to say about Grovie, hop over to Think Progress:

  1. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
  2. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
  3. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
  4. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
  5. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
  6. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE)
  7. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
  8. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
  9. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
  10. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY)
  11. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
  12. Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
  13. Rep. Timothy Johnson (R-IL)
  14. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
  15. Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY)
  16. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI)
  17. Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA)
  18. Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR)
  19. Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA)
  20. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ)
  21. Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)
  22. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
  23. Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA)
  24. Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH)
  25. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)
  26. Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)
  27. Rep. John Kline (R-MN)
  28. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)
  29. Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN)
  30. Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE)
  31. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA)
  32. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)
  33. Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)
  34. Rep. Allen West (R-FL)
  35. Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL)
  36. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA)
  • David G

     I like seeing this, but I don't believe either of the two moron sisters, McCain or Graham had actually said they would violate their pledge... And if that's the case, I question most names on there... But the truth is in the way they vote when and if it gets to that.  DG

  • We shall see how these Representatives vote. 

  •  . . . And yet, Grovie continues to believe has some sort of influence . . .


    Cavuto asked if Norquist was saying he has “a long memory.” He added,
    “I don’t want to liken you to Tony Soprano, but you’re going to
    remember these guys who turn on you?”

    ”Nobody’s turning on me,” Norquist insisted. “Corker was elected to
    the Senate because he took the pledge. And people had thought maybe he
    was too moderate... He would not be a Senator today if he hadn’t made
    that commitment.
    If he breaks it, he’s going to have to have a
    conversation with the people of Tennessee.” 

    Cavuto said, “That sounds like a threat.”

    Hey, Grover:  the game of Clue called -- it said you need to get one.