Why Grover is losing his grip

From E.J. Dionne’s column on Grover Norquist, failed god of the Republicans:

One indication that Republicans are aware they’re boxed in came from Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., one of his party’s shrewdest political minds. He suggested Republicans should take up the president’s invitation to extend the Bush tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans who earn less than $250,000 a year. Yes, this would amount to throwing in the towel on those upper-bracket levies. But Cole knows that it won’t help the Republican brand if voters come to see the GOP’s one and only objective as protecting wealthier Americans from tax increases.

It’s hard to understand why anyone does not see that protecting the rich is the Republican Party’s only objective!

2 Responses to Why Grover is losing his grip

  1. imhotep November 29, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    If it were only the rich that the Republicans were protecting that would be one thing. But they are also protecting bad actors. In 1948 Israel found it perfectly acceptable for the U.N. to vote to make Israel a state. Jews across the globe celebrated the U.N.’s decision by dancing in the streets. But…..but, in 2012 Israel and the Republicans are condemning the U.N. in the strongest possible terms for giving Palestine “observer state” status. This is the same gabbledegook and nonsense that Israel and their Republican supporters always pull. The double-standard and double-talk coming from Israel and the Republicans on every issue is breathtaking.

  2. Izquierdo November 29, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    Immy, I think that if you examine Israel’s supporters among US voters and elected officials, you will find a ton of non-Republicans. That’s quite a bit of the problem right there.

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