Skip to comments.House Republican lawmakers want out of Norquist tax pledge
Posted on 11/09/2011 3:07:39 AM PST by markomalley
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Norquist is able to command an audience. Check his wifes background. I have heard him stir up conservative audience but will not stay around for Q and A. Trust factor not high on my list.
We’ll agree to disagree. The tax pledge was not a pledge of allegiance to Grover Norquist or his organization, or any organization. It was an across-the-board proomise to never vote to raise taxes, period. The only “interest” involved is the general interest of taxpayers. The classification of taxpayers as a “special interest” is an old Democrat trick, and it’s pretty sickening.
Because LaTourette has never heretofore even so much as questioned his pledge. Therefore a reasonable person could believe that he, like all the other Congressmen that signed -- whenever they signed -- continue to honor that pledge.
Seems to me the proof of that is how loud LaTourette barked when poked by the MSM on the issue. If it wasn't of significant import to him (viz versus what he knows his constituents back in Ohio believe about honoring that pledge) he could have, in lieu of a reply, told The Hill to go stuff themselves. But he didn't, did he?
And yes, LaTourette is a douchebag.
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