“All empires fall. There are no exceptions.” Oscar Wilde
Last Sunday on
Greet the Republicans Meet the Press, pusillanimous cretin Chuck Todd welcomed the wholly owned Koch-whore and perennial nihilistic traitor Grover Norquist to bask in the glowing admiration only a fellow Republican could bestow — on a show with that now makes Tim Russert roll in his grave every week. If oxygen thievery were a crime, then both Chuck and Grovey would be doing life without parole.
Though David Gregory was perfectly awful at every turn, NBC executives have oddly made the Randolf & Mortimer Duke bet to see how much worse they can make
Greet the Republicans Meet the Press to watch when some diabolical genius got the idear to put in the perfectly wretched Chuck Todd, who has all the enthusiasm of rigor mortis and the all the appeal of a rotting corpse.
Thomas Franks of Salon was there to decimate the foundational philosophical myth of republican economic policy that tax cuts spur economic growth and that ‘deficits don’t matter.’ Who better to controvert facts and logic more than a man who is completely impervious to both?
Using the perfect example of Kansas to illuminate the ‘libertarian’ ideal economic policy of ever decreasing taxes with a zealous yet compliant super-majority bent on wrecking what’s left of Kochbagistan’s economy, Franks began shooting the fish in the proverbial barrel with undeniable facts. With an exploding deficit and stagnant economy, Moody’s downgraded Kochbagistan’s bond rating to the lowest it’s ever been. In an act of self-preservation, responsible republicans are voting democrat.
Tormenting Grover Norquist with bothersome facts and figures has about the same effect as arguing with a petulant child that’s constantly iterating “I wanna shrink government to the point that I can drown it in a tub.” It’s no secret that Grovey has some carnal longing for St. Ronnie Reagan but what sweet Grovey forgets is that his Mt. Rushmore candidate raised taxes 11 times! It just gives Blanche Dubois, I mean Lindsey Graham the vapors.
As Chuck carefully laid out a pesky graph charting the fact that tax cuts do not spur economic growth, Franks reminded the cold-blooded stubble-faced placid miscreant that the greatest economic boom in all of human history was when tax rates were 91%!
265 Republican members of Congress have signed the tax pledge concocted by Grover Norquist’s Koch brother’s front Americans for Tax Reform to subvert the power of the Legislative branch of our Government. This pledge abrogates the Constitution by forbidding elected officials from levying taxes which is a responsibility solely given to the Congress.
They all have taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution but 265 Republican members of Congress have signed the pledge to Grover Norquist which abdicates their constitutional duty to levee taxes. This is not some innocuous political stunt dreamed up by right wing extremists, this is a violation of allegiance to one’s State. This is treason.
They have pledged allegiance to Americans for Tax Reform and Grover Norquist -first. They also take an oath to ‘preserve protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.’ A pledge to one man that supersedes the oath of office they make when they are sworn into Congress is in fact, treason. They take that pledge very seriously because Grover makes sure that there are dire consequences for breaking it as George Herbert Walker can testify to.
The republican message is simple, if you want to break the government, vote republican. If you want your great grandchildren saddled with crushing deficits, vote republican. If you want wholly owned political whores servile to the Koch brothers, vote republican. If you want more intransigence and gridlock, vote republican.
If you want women making less money for the same work, vote republican. If you want restricted access to birth control and abortion services, vote republican. If you are a sentient being that thinks voting republican is in your interest then find the nearest shallow body of water and drown yourself.
Watch Norquist get ripped yourself in the video below, courtesy of NBC News: