As scarce noted earlier, Senator Saxby Chambliss is breaking the hold the Norquist pledge has over him. As Georgia goes, so goes the nation? Well, perhaps not, but Chambliss is doing the right thing as are other Republicans who understand that
As scarce noted earlier, Senator Saxby Chambliss is breaking the hold the Norquist pledge has over him. As Georgia goes, so goes the nation? Well, perhaps not, but Chambliss is doing the right thing as are other Republicans who understand that stonewalling just isn't an option if they want to keep their office and also do what's right for the country.
“I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge,” Chambliss says. “If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that.” … Now Chambliss says he wants to do what it takes to right the U.S. fiscal ship, even if that means findings ways to raise revenue, which Norquist strongly opposes.
Does Chambliss think Norquist will hold the anti-tax pledge against him during his next re-election bid in 2014? Yes.
“But I don’t worry about that because I care too much about my country. I care a lot more about it than I do Grover Norquist,” Chambliss says.
Perhaps Senator Chambliss heard the voters better than some Republicans. I hear rumbles in Tea-Party Land of third party challenges to anyone breaking the pledge. Oh, please, yes. Let the Tea Party break into a third party and see how relevant they become.
I can never decide if "May you live in interesting times" is a blessing or a curse. When you see Saxby Chambliss smack down the power that Grover Norquist wielded over the Republican Party in DC, I can't decide if this interesting Read more...
So far, there's only one, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE). But I suspect this desire to distance themselves from Grover will only grow. So at least for the time being, while the chaos in the wake of the S&P downgrade is fresh in the public mind, Read more...
John Huntsman turned down the Grover Norquist pledge to never raise taxes which did surprise me. Less surprising is the news that Pawlenty is standing on the fence about it:
It's Grover time in the GOP, which has nothing to do Read more...
On this 4th of July weekend, I wanted to remind everyone to pause for a moment, put down those Cokes, and join with those other Kochs in reciting our sacred psalm of patriots.
So please rise. Hand over heart. Ready. Begin:
I pledge Read more...