Monday, June 30, 2008

Grover Norquist

The man above is named Grover Norquist. He yields enormous power within the Republican Party and is one of the foremost tax hawks in the country. Every serious Republican Presidential Candidate is asked to and usually does sign their name to a pledge from Norquist or his group promising that they won't raise taxes.

John McCain investigated Norquist for his involvement in the Jack Abramoff Scandal. Norquist and Abramoff, along with Ralph Reed and Karl Rove are long time friends in the party some dating back to their college days. This was one of those 'Maverick McCain' deals that had Dem's love him and Republicans not like him so much.

Candidate McCain signed the Norquist pledge and has been using his support in this race.

Many in the news have not covered the following story, but thanks to 17people favorite Keith Olbermann we found an outlet that carried the story. In a meeting with the LA Times Washington Bureau Norquist made the following ridiculous statement about Barack Obama:

"John Kerry with a tan."

We couldn't be naive enough to think that their would not be racist code would not be thrown out during this campaign, but Norquist's despicable statement wasn't code, it was pure ignorance. I have heard some defense that he was just referring to his politics, but this kind of comment has no place in politics and was done in terrible taste.

Hopefully McCain and Republicans will do to Norquist what they should have done to this corrupt piece of garbage years ago and kick his ass to the curb.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

That "Kerry with a tan" statement is ridiculous for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that, given his skin tone, there is NO WAY Kerry could ever have gotten than solid a base tone with which to build such a deep, dark tan.

This guy is a jerk who knows nothing of tanning. He probably just lost the support of the Hawaiian Tropic nation.