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Norquist: Romney Perfect Candidate Because He Is Weak

Grover Norquist (photo by Gage Skidmore)

David Frum, conservative columnist and member of the infamous Project for the New American Century that laid out how America can establish a world empire in the 2000s, wrote in The Daily Beast, that the best speech at this weekend’s C-PAC was not from a candidate, but from Grover Norquist, the guy who has extracted that promise from almost all Republicans that they won’t raise taxes on the rich.

Norquist made the case that Mitt Romney is so weak and pliable that he is the Party’s best choice for a candidate because the real power brokers in Washington – Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor – would be able to control him.  (John Boehner is equally weak, so he doesn’t count.)

Norquist’s formula for “conservative” success: “All we have to do is replace Obama…We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget…We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don’t need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and Senate.”

According to Norquist, the Republicans don’t need a president. They just need a robot to sign whatever they send him from the House. If they could get away with a rubber stamp in the hands of chimp, that would suffice for their vision of America.

And what is their vision of America? Well, Benito Mussolini put it best: “Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.” He knew, he invented fascism. The “modern conservative” agenda would end all our social programs, privatize all our government services except the military, fund the military at the cost of everything else and free corporations and the very rich from any taxation. Women especially would suffer in their little “conservative” world, denied health care, denied medically necessary abortions, denied birth control. Our children would be raised on conservative myths of the history of this nation. Our land would be raped until we were living in the kind of cesspool that Nigeria has become. We, the vast majority of Americans, would be driven back to the days of tenements, child labor, sweatshops and raging epidemics that characterized the last great capitalistic era of this nation – the 1890s.

This isn’t conservativism. Conservative, both as an English word and as a political science concept, means retaining the status quo. What Norquist and the Republican Party are talking about is reactionarism – a return to a real or imagined past glorious state of utopia. The utopia they want to return us to is the age of the robber barons, the Vanderbilts and Jay Goulds and mansions on the hills. They want us to return to the economies that created the Great Depression and every other recession and depression in our history. They want the days of uncontrolled speculation instead of investment.

They want to dismantle everything we the American people have built over the past century. If they had their way, we would return to the days of company stores and indentured servitude and even slavery.

No nation survives without a middle class. That is the economic lesson of the past half-millenium. Those nations that based their economies on a middle class thrived. Those that clung to an oligarchy of the super rich failed.

Grover Norquist has articulated what most of us only speculated about. The aim of the Republican Party is to destroy the middle class in order to create a one-party oligarchy in which the rest of us are subject to the whims and desires of the very rich. Norquist is right about the twenty-year arch on that. It would take about 20 years until this nation exploded in revolution against the same kind of top-down authoritarian rule that we rebelled against in 1776.




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4 Responses to Norquist: Romney Perfect Candidate Because He Is Weak

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  2. Victor T de Almeida

    March 30, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Here it is! The Republican agenda is to make the Ryan Budget the law of the land. Norquist’s formula for “conservative” success: “All we have to do is replace Obama…We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget…We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don’t need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and Senate.”

  3. Spo101

    February 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Conscious Man Consultants has made an alarming discovery. It seems Conservative wacko Adam Daifallah is among a growing number of foreign agents (like Rupert Murdoch, Mark Steyn, Saudi Royals, Grover Norquist, Communist Chinese, etc) trying to “divide, steal and conquer” the USA. Daifallah formed a terrorist cell in Montreal pretending to be a public affairs firm (Hatley Strategies Advisors) Read his traitorous swill in National Post.

    Violence is best. We’ve tried the non-violent protest since Reagan/Bush was elected and it accomplished NOTHING! If anything it emboldened the Republicans/ Conservatives to push the limits of their fraud, corruption, incompetence, low grade thought processes, etc… knowing full well Democrats/Liberals would do little to fight back. It was like an inside joke: “oh look the Liberals are having another peaceful protest march, ohhhhhh we’re so scared…”

    Finally, Millions of Concerned Citizens, with the help of cutting edge boat-rockers, have come to save the day. The Occupy Wall Street movement was an excellent start but now it’s time to plan seriously. The “American Spring” is the storm on the horizon for Republican/Conservatives whether they know it or not.

    Keep on talking Conservatives, give the monkey’s enough rope they’re going to hang themselves… Every year I think the Conservatives couldn’t do, say or act any worse than the year before. CPAC? Attack on religion? Are you people kidding me? GOD & COUNTRY? What do Conservatives know about GOD and what have you done for this country?

    NOTE: (I’m listening to Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) hocking his book on C-SPAN Book TV. This man is either very stupid or very corrupt… The lies/disinformation spewing from his mouth are almost unbelievable in scope and content. Conservatives hate the government helping poor Americans but they have no problem giving BILLIONS in subsidies and tax breaks to a bunch of corrupt, wealthy, silver spoon, trust fund baby aristocrats. Would Haliburton or Blackwater even exist without our tax dollars? What about Michele Bachmann getting government farm subsidies or Mitt Romney devastating communities after they gave his companies tax breaks and government loans and grants? I know, I KNOW… welfare queens )

    I have to listen on the jerk-off news everyday how these Conservative wackos falling all over themselves fighting over who’s the biggest right wing nutcase because they think it’s cool. They’re delusional and stuck in the past… DOES Rush Limbaugh LOOK COOL TO ANYONE? What about the famous old Conservative transvestite Ann Coulter? (Republicans only like gays when they’re feeding, decorating, dressing them or bending o…)

    I’m asking myself the same questions I was in 2000 but with different players. Is there enough dumb@$$ Sarah Palin groupies to elect another George W. Bush for president? AND IT SCARES ME…

    I don’t care what anyone says, these Republicans of 2012 are f***’n insane. Not only do I want to prevent them from taking over my government but I want to insure these right-wing degenerates end up in the puzzle factory.

    Republicans/Conservatives suffer from severe superiority complexes, odd paranoia, religious delusions, racist attitudes and low, LOW grade thought processes! Why would ANY responsible journalist take anything Conservatives say seriously? REALLY!

    Just look at how your spokespersons are representing you Mr & Mrs Republican voter. Has anyone really listened to what they’re saying? Doesn’t anyone think it matters the likes of Ann Coulter (and 100’s like her) insults a majority of the US population on a daily basis? An American majority that is already very, VERY angry at Conservatives for the Bush/Cheney catastrophe. (I’m surprised no one from Occupy blind-sided Andrew Breitbart after his raging meltdown outside CPAC in DC. COME ON!)

    TWENTY YEARS I’ve had to listen to the Republican propagandists tear down our belief system and force our Progressive agenda to the back of the bus. At the same time, Republican policies almost destroyed the greatest nation on Earth. (Thanks for NOTHING Rupert Murdock, you and you goofy silver spoon trust fund baby son are going to burn)

    NOTE: Did you see what the GOP did to our children? (watch Moyers & Co, 2-10-12)

    That is why we have started our “Punch a Republican” petition drive. It kicked off in Niagara Falls, NY on Friday night 2-10-12. A joint Native-American & Italian-American Warriors effort came together at the Seneca Nation Casino when State Senator Mark Grisanti (R-NY) was beat down by two men who were still angry about what the 90’s Tom Delay Republicans did Native tribes with Jack Abramoff. (I love the Natives and the Italians, they got balls)

    It’s time for the American PEOPLE to grow a pair and take back the USA from the greed stricken, power mad silver spoon trust fund babies.

    *kicking off our new campaign:
    IF YOU LOVE THE USA, PUNCH A Republican today

  4. Art Townsend

    February 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Forget about Grover Norquist. Instead, call out the lawmakers who signed his Taxpayer Protection Pledge ( Signing this Pledge appears to violate Rule 6 of the Code of Ethics for Government Service that states “Make no private promises of any kind binding upon the duties of office.” Read about the Code of Ethics for Government Service at Pages 20 and 436 of the House and Senate Ethics Manuals, respectively, at: and Demand that your lawmakers publicly renounce their Pledges to slow down the one-party oligarchy.