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Grover Norquist on Tea Parties, Today at 2

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, will be online at The Post for a Q & A Wednesday, April 15, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss today's national tea party tax protests, which have been billed as part of a nationwide protest against the Obama administration's economic policies.

Posted at 10:56 AM ET on Apr 15, 2009  | Category:  The Green Zone
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My greatest fear is Obamma speaking out about wanting to become a one world Raceme. When this happens you will no longer have freedom anywhere in this world. Our constitution is being ridiculed daily by people who anti-American as well as our President. People at these rallys my be anti government but it is simply because our government itself is anti-American.

Posted by: LoverofFreedom | April 17, 2009 11:17 PM

That's my rough (unofficial) count from those reporting crowd estimates so far:

Posted by: JakeD | April 16, 2009 12:27 PM

There had to have been over 200,000 people coming out to the protests nationwide. Quite a success!

Posted by: JakeD | April 16, 2009 11:59 AM

JakeD said:

"No (sounds too much like Nazis, but then again, so did "Department of HOMELAND Security ; )"

LOL - very good point!

Posted by: JohnQuimby | April 15, 2009 4:13 PM

Thanks, LABC. Try reading the article next time.

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 3:27 PM

JakeDuh, will Norquist be a participant at your teabaggin' marathon? I understand it raises funds for a return to a flat earth...good luck!

Posted by: LABC | April 15, 2009 2:55 PM

Interesting chat with Norquist. Good job, overall.

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 2:52 PM

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 2:37 PM

No (sounds too much like Nazis, but then again, so did "Department of HOMELAND Security ; )

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 1:22 PM


Does "Field Marshall" Grover Norquist work better for you?

Posted by: JohnQuimby | April 15, 2009 1:14 PM

Oh, O.K., the "architect behind the many Bush tax-cuts" -- that sounds about right for that little sub-set category -- Rove was the MAIN "Architect" per Bush himself in 2004.

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 1:00 PM


I just quotes 'em as I sees 'em.

Re: Norquist

"In 1999, he was instrumental in securing early support for then Texas Governor George W. Bush, continuing a decades-long association with Karl Rove ("The Wall Street Journal's John Fund dubbed him "the Grand Central Station" of conservatism and told The Nation: "It's not disputable" that Norquist was the key to the Bush campaign's surprising level of support from movement conservatives in 2000").[11] After Bush's election to the White House in 2000, Norquist was the prime architect behind the many Bush tax-cuts ("Grover Norquist: 'Field Marshal' of the Bush Plan").[12]" - Wikipedia

Posted by: JohnQuimby | April 15, 2009 12:51 PM

You guys really need to get your boogeyman straight!

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 12:04 PM

I thought that Karl Rove was the "Architect"?

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 12:01 PM


The, "Architect" speaks!

Aside from being a reference to the master of "The Matrix", Norquist is in fact one of the primary authors of the catastrophic failure of Conservative American government. He has helped lead the GOP to the wilderness it now inhabits with militia men, neo Confederates and other anti-social elements.

Norquist still can't reconcile his faith in the need for good republican government with his argument that all government solutions are bad.

Why does this discredited and regressive Libertarian in an elephant suit get a platform?

Posted by: JohnQuimby | April 15, 2009 11:58 AM

Re: "Obama administration", Obama "won" the election, but he is not legally President if he is not a "natural born" citizen.

Re: attendance at TEA Parties, most real conservatives are WORKING today in order to support the massive tax burden on the top 10% of taxpayers.

Posted by: JakeD | April 15, 2009 11:48 AM

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