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02-13-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Norquist: Romney Will Do As Told says Norquist:

The most quoted speech at CPAC this year was Mitt Romney's, but my vote for the most significant goes to Grover Norquist's. In his charmingly blunt way,

Norquist articulated out loud a case for Mitt Romney that you hear only whispered by other major conservative leaders.

They have reconciled themselves to a Romney candidacy because they see Romney as essentially a weak and passive president who will concede leadership to congressional conservatives:

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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 the Senate.

The requirement for president?

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Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States.
This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.

Norquist: Romney Will Do As Told?David Frum - The Daily Beast

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Nothing wrong with that strategy after all some of the greatest US Presidents were from a time when Congress was strong... and all they needed from a Prez was a bunch of signatures. Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan... Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison... These were truly Great Presidents

But why throw away all the Deep Strategy the Republicans have worked on all this time? The 'grass roots' organizing, the think tanks and money spent, so as many states as possible had Republicans in control during the Census, and the redistricting afterwards? This is so that Republicans can tilt Congress their way through the next 10 years at least... And the fruits of all those think tanks and PR campaigns, the Ryan budget, should be enacted without any monkeying from the executive office.
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Nothing wrong with that strategy after all some of the greatest US Presidents were from a time when Congress was strong... and all they needed from a Prez was a bunch of signatures. Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan... Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison... These were truly Great Presidents
You forgot Grant.
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You forgot Grant.
I'll grant you Grant

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So in a nutshell, the Norquist dude is of the opinion that what the USA needs is a President who will be his bitch.
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So in a nutshell, the Norquist dude is of the opinion that what the USA needs is a President who will be his bitch.
Yes, he is the unelected power behind the Tea Party - the guy who orchestrated the ban on any more tax increases.

The Pledge: Grover Norquist's hold on the GOP - CBS News
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Yes, he is the unelected power behind the Tea Party - the guy who orchestrated the ban on any more tax increases.

The Pledge: Grover Norquist's hold on the GOP - CBS News
Excellent. So what happens if the Republicans win is that the USA has a defacto king.
Didn't you guys fight some sort of revolutionary war to rid yourselves of that sort of muck?
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