Multimillionaire K-Street lobbyist, billionaire toady, and Republican anti-tax master Grover Norquist is losing his grip on power. Realizing their backs are against the wall with the so-called “fiscal cliff” looming, a number of Republicans have come forward in recent days to disavow Grover Norquists’s pledge to never raise taxes. Republican Senator Bob Corker appeared on CBS Sunday morning to say he is “not obligated” to obey Grover Norquist’s pledge. That echoes comments made by Senators Lindsey Graham and Saxby Chambliss over the weekend who both distanced themselves from the pledge saying they would break their pledge to Norquist for the good of the country.
This morning – Norquist himself went on TV in a desperate attempt to hold his Republican lackeys in line saying, “We've got some people discussing impure thoughts on national television.” Last time I checked – there’s only one pledge that our elected Representatives should be taking – and that’s the pledge to defend the Constitution against all its enemies, foreign and domestic.
Norquist's pledge - or any other pledge to deep-pocketed lobbyist that sacrifices the economic health of our nation to grow the bank accounts of the global elite - is nothing short of supporting enemies of the Constitution. But, since the Republican Party has been the Party of the 1% ever since the 1880s, don't expect too much change anytime soon.
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