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Robert Ariail

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    You mean Norquist is no longer calling the shots?

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    According to Grover, “No one is turning on me!”
    He should move to Egypt, since he’s “The King Of Denial!”

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    I think it is strange that an un-elected person has so much power.

  4. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Rockngolfer

    Please. He’s a lobbyist and lobbyist’s run Washington. Ultimately that’s where everybody’s money and power comes from. K street rules the roost, both parties…

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    They had one of his rants on the news this morning. My eyes glazed over and nothing he said was truly heard.

  6. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    Norquist is a paid lobbyist. The people he works for will spend a lot of money to oust any Congressman who breaks the “pledge”.

    Unless Republican voters send the message that they approve of a deal to increase taxes (which are at a post WWII low as percentage of GDP), in exchange for spending cuts, the Republicans aren’t willing partners in a compromise.

  7. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Not yet. Only four (?) Republicans have said anything about breaking the pledge and it was loaded with disclaimers.
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    I laugh when they say they will do it ‘for the good of the country’, implying that that wasn’t on their radar before. Lots of evidence to back that up, too.
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    Anyway, there have to be more defections before Grover’s influence will cease to be in public. Hasn’t happened yet.
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    And, this will be a one time thing if it happens at all. Grover will still operate behind the scenes and the Kochs will replace him someone with the same politics, albeit not as fat.

  8. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The pledge should be declared unconstitutional, it conflicts with the 16th amendment. All member of congress that admit signing it ought to be dismissed for breaking their oath of office, and prosecuted.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    They call it reality…

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Norquist is a paid lobbyist. The people he works for will spend a lot of money to oust any Congressman who breaks the “pledge”.
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    Who are those people, exactly?
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    The absolute best outcome would be for an angry Grover to expose the identities and the finances of those who support him.

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