Norquist’s response was sparked by an interview Chambliss gave to a local Georgia station on Thursday where the senator said “I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge.”“If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that,” Chambliss added.SNIPChambliss on Thursday had said he understood some conservatives would criticize his decision and might challenge him in 2014, when he is up for reelection.“I'm willing to do the right thing and let the political consequences take care of themselves,” the senator said.
Norquist slams latest tax pledge defector
By Meghashyam Mali - 11/23/12 04:46 PM ET
Grover Norquist on Friday responded to criticism from GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss (Ga.) who suggested this week that he was ready to ditch the influential activist’s anti-tax pledge.
“Senator Chambliss promised the people of Georgia he would go to Washington and reform government rather than raise taxes to pay for bigger government. He made that commitment in writing to the people of Georgia,” said Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, in a statement.
He did – REALLY?????????
He promised the people of Georgia
Did he sign a blood oath / promise / pledge to Grover Norquist?
“If he plans to vote for higher taxes to pay for Obama-sized government he should address the people of Georgia and let them know that he plans to break his promise to them,” he added.
Chambliss already did in
“an interview Chambliss gave to a local Georgia station on Thursday”
Oh, Chambliss – that old poopy head.
Approximately a dozen newly elected House Republicans have also refused to sign the anti-tax pledge.
Those stupid poopy heads.
“The Senator's reference to me is odd,” said Norquist. “His promise is to the people of Georgia.”
HE signed the pledge authored/written BY Grover Norquist
He DID NOT sign a tax pledge that was authored/written by a group of citizens in Georgia.
Can someone, anyone – anywhere show me ten citizens from Georgia who actually told ANY Georgia legislator in the past twenty years
– Please, oh please, sign the Norquist tax pledge. That is the most important thing you can do for me – a citizen of Georgia – is to sing the Grover Noquist pledge.
Ten citizens? Nine, eight, seven, … one – Thought so.
"Sen. Chambliss mentions his fear of losing a primary if he breaks his word to Georgians and votes to raise their taxes,” said Norquist. “History reminds us that when President George H.W. Bush raised taxes in a deal that promised (and did not deliver) spending cuts he was defeated not in the primary, but in the general.”
History reminds us of a 60 Minutes interview with Norquist where he threatens legislators that don’t uphold their oath to Norquist and THAT may be why Chambliss is having re-election doubts.
Here are excerpts from a 60 Minutes interview with Grover Norquist – I strongly suggest you read the transcript or watch the entire video.
Kroft: But you're the keeper of the pledge.
Norquist: We remind your voters that you took the pledge.
Kroft: You are the ones that are--
Norquist: That's true.
Kroft: --gonna retaliate if they break the pledge.
Norquist: Oh, no, no, no. The voters will retaliate. We may inform the voters. But let's say the voters all want --
Kroft: Inform the voters with hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign or educational -
Kroft:--expenditures to point out the fact that they broke the pledge.
Norquist: If necessary.
Kroft: But you make it pretty clear. If someone breaks the pledge, you're gonna do everything you can to get rid of them.
Norquist: To educate the voters that they raise taxes. And again, we educate people--
Kroft: To get rid of them.
Norquist: To encourage them to go into another line of work, like shoplifting or bank robbing, where they have to do their own stealing.
Oh – Norquist – you poor old poopy head.