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Grover Norquist: "We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it."

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Grover Norquist doesn't much care if his party ends up with some flip-floppy weakling like Willard Romney into the White House. Nope, as long as the House and Senate can force GOP bills through, as long their strength lies in numbers in both Houses of Congress, as long as they can push their radical agenda on the rest of us, then Grover's happy to have a vacuous, passive puppet of a president to do his/their bidding.

This is, obviously, not healthy for the country, nor is it exactly an American ideal or value.

Note to those who say it doesn't matter who is elected president in November: Snap out of it.

Hey voters! Want dysfunction? Don't care much for presidential leadership? Want to kill Medicare? Vote Republican!

Via David Frum at The Daily Beast:

[T]hey see Romney as essentially a weak and passive president who will concede leadership to congressional conservatives:

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.

The requirement for president?

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.

Charlie McCarthy for president!

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Speaker Boehner accuses Obama backers of 'colluding' with unions

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I heard alot of this yesterday when I was flipping back and forth to Faux. Some of the talkers outright accused the President of orchestrating the protests.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) accused President Obama's political supporters of "meddling" in the ongoing protests against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) controversial budget plan.

The Speaker said the president's political organization is "colluding" with special interest groups like labor unions to stifle Walker's proposal, which would limit collective-bargaining rights for state workers and make them pay for their pension and health benefits.

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Boehner comments came in response to reports that activists from Organizing for America, the grassroots arm of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), have traveled to Wisconsin to help organize rallies in support of the public workers.

DNC spokesman Hari Sevugan replied that his organization's role is being exaggerated to pull attention away from grassroots protesters in Wisconsin.

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