Grover Norquist






 A deeply divided congress is no accident.  It's a strategy.  Grover Norquist doesn't believe in bipartisan action unless democrats are caving in to republicans and acting totally subservient.  He looks towards total and complete unconditional surrender, and he won't be happy until such day as Democrats lick the boots of Republicans on the House and Senate floors.  Until he gets that victory he believes in dividing the electorate with fear, scandal, and outright harassment.

"Bipartisanship is another name for date rape." -- Grover Norquist


"Big city political machines thrive on federal grants and state-granted powers."  -- Washington Monthly,  September 2004


"We are trying to change the tones in the state capitals and turn them toward bitter nastiness and partisanship."   -- Grover Norquist quoted in John Aloysius Farrell, "Rancor becomes top D.C. export: GOP leads charge in ideological war," Denver Post, May 26, 2003


"Little damage was done to the structure of the Democratic Party during the interregnums of the Eisenhower, Nixon, and George H.W. Bush administrations, because their moves could be checkmated by a Democratic Congress."  - Grover Norquist, Washington Monthly, "The Democratic Party is Toast"


Evidently doing damage was one of the Norquist's goals and his target was the democratic party.  Having succeeded at the federal level, state buyouts should be achievable.  But is this the direction we want to see America go?



Norquist isn't shy and doesn't need to resort to stealth activity like other political hacks.  He comes right out and tells you in your face what he's going to do.  He's confident because he knows money buys politicians AND political parties.


"Republican-led redistricting in Texas will add an additional five to seven Republican House seats over the next few cycles. Redistricting in Texas and throughout the country ensures that Republicans will continue to control the House through 2012." 


Norquist comes right out and proudly boasts that redistricting is the tactic.



"With Democrats lacking a beachhead in Congress, four more years of Republican governance with President Bush in the White House will badly damage each of the pillars of the Democrat establishment."


Norquist unashamedly declares his goal for Democrats.


"It is exactly the Stenholms of the world who will disappear, … the moderate Democrats. They will go so that no Texan need grow up thinking that being a Democrat is acceptable behavior."


By his own words, doing damage to the democratic party is one of the Norquist's goals.  Democrats provide balance by standing for worker, consumer, and environmental protections.  They receive support from unions.  But unions and regulations stand in the way of business profits because these protections cost money.  One of Norquist's many goals is the complete elimination of all regulations, regardless of economic or safety costs to consumers.


"We will hunt [these liberal groups] down one by one and extinguish their funding sources."  -- Buying a Movement


At the 32nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2004 Norquist state that “the Left are not friends, they’re not allies, they’re competing parasites”


"According to Norquist, the privatization of social security will have the added benefit of protecting corporations as well, because the public will view Democrat’s attacks on corporations as hurting their personal retirement futures."  -- Right Wing Watch Online March 2, 2004



"In the first term, the Bush Labor Department wrote modern, clear, and updated regulations as to who earns overtime pay, and when and how."

The Bush Labor Department wrote a phony overtime law whose true intent is to take away overtime pay by reclassifying workers as 'management'.  Also, the law was written in such a way that anyone making over $22,300 per year would no longer be eligible for overtime pay.  This was Norquist's concept of a "modern, clear, and updated regulations as to who earns overtime pay, and when and how."




Never burdened by humility or grace, about democrats Norquist stated:


"Once the minority of House and Senate are comfortable in their minority status, they will have no problem socializing with the Republicans. Any farmer will tell you that certain animals run around and are unpleasant, but when they've been fixed, then they are happy and sedate. They are contented and cheerful. They don't go around peeing on the furniture and such."



 Norquist has a tendency to go outside the field of economics and extend himself.  Bring fear to America and having an enemy to combat is essential in bring the masses together, not unlike in Germany during the 1930s.  David Horowitz offers this comment about Norquist:


"What is particularly disturbing, about the information in this article by former Reagan Defense official, Frank Gaffney, is that it concerns an individual who loves this country and would be the last person to wish it harm, and the first one would expect to defend it. I have known Grover Norquist for almost twenty years as a political ally. Long before I myself was cognizant of the Communist threat – indeed when I was part of one of those Fifth Column networks – Grover Norquist was mobilizing his countrymen to combat it. In the early 1980s, Grover was in the forefront of conservative efforts to get the Reagan Administration to support the liberation struggles of anti-Communists in Central America, Africa and Afghanistan."   -- David Horowitz,  December 9, 2003


Norquist was never in the military despite his "efforts to get the Reagan Administration to support the liberation struggles of anti-Communists in Central America, Africa and Afghanistan" and allowed others to do the real fighting, like any self-respecting ChickenHawk.



"Labor unions, once the godfather of the Democratic Party but now displaced by the richer and more photogenic trial lawyers, cannot maintain their $8 billion in compulsory union dues without the laws that make such payments mandatory."

"Trial lawyer money is now a major part of the Democratic Party, but it is wholly dependent on legislators and courts maintaining the present tort laws that allow lawyers to interject themselves into any and all contracts and relationships.

They siphon off some $240 billion a year--$40 billion of which stays with a few thousand lawyers."


Even though their are hundreds of thousands of lawyers in the United States he's blaming "a few thousand lawyers" for all troubles in America.  Now Norquist goes after both unions and lawyers with one shot.  But with this quote Norquist shows how truly vicious he is:


"And rather than negotiate with the teachers' unions and the trial lawyers and the various leftist interest groups, we intend to break them."



"From the moment he gets up to the moment he gets to bed, he thinks, 'How am I going to hurt the other team?'" says Stephen Moore, the president of the anti-tax group, the Club for Growth. "One time I was telling Grover about this woman I met. Most guys would say, 'Oh, is she really good-looking?' or something like that. Grover said, 'Is she good on guns?' He was being totally serious."



"Other shifts in national policy will also occur. Abroad, four more years under President Bush will move America and the world towards greater free trade, spreading prosperity throughout the world and bringing more countries into the trading systems that require property rights and rule of law, draining the swamps that breed radicalism and terror."


This of course flies in the face of all evidence that NAFTA has proven to be a disaster.  Because of the NAFTA trade agreement millions of Mexican nationals have overwhelmed local communities in the United States due to the fact that they cannot find jobs in their own country, their schools are deficient, and in some places health care is nonexistent.  "Free trade" is a fallacy and used to sell trade agreements to congress.  Consider who is pushing them and you will know who benefits most.



Typically, 'right to work' laws mean that non-compete clauses are not withheld within the state.  But Norquist puts a new spin on THIS one because his objective is to take unions out at the knees, and left unchallenged, he will.


"four more years of GOP control means four more years where labor laws are not changed to force workers to pay dues to join unions they don't wish to join. Twenty-two states have Right to Work laws to limit compulsory unionism; that number will grow, and the decline of labor unions from 33 percent of the workforce in the 1950s to 20 percent in 1980 to 13 percent today will continue. Every worker who doesn't join the union is another worker who doesn't pay $500 a year to organized labor's political machine."


His true agenda is displayed at the end where he's gleeful about the possibility of limiting labor's financial strength.  Norquist has been met head on by labor and he's desperate to undercut them, because Norquist promotes cheap labor.  That means labor provides an impediment that must be crossed and Norquist doesn't bother worrying about truth.


With the advent of labor laws union membership has slowly declined, and in addition, millions of union factory jobs have been moved offshore.



"a second Bush administration will permanently abolish the death tax, which not only threatens to confiscate up to half of your parents' lifetime earnings, but also leads to the creation of Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Ford Foundations that inevitably are taken over by liberal bureaucrats."

Inheritance taxes are not imposed upon a person's death.  They are imposed on those receiving an estate inheritance, something particularly useful for someone like Paris Hilton who makes no income, offers nothing, but spends a great deal and lives off inheritance, who would otherwise not contribute at all to our nation.



"Social Security should be reformed not because the system is going broke but because it's a lousy program."

 -- Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform,  told the LA Times



 Some of the organizations Norquist uses for his front work....

 The American Spectator Columnist

Microsoft Washington lobbyist

African American Republican Leadership Council Advisory Panel

American Conservative Union Board of Directors

American Enterprise Institute Columnist for the AEI Newsletter

Americans for Tax Reform President and Founder

College Republicans

Council for National Policy

Council on Foreign Relations

The Heritage Foundation Helped draft the 1994 "Contract with America"

Islamic Institute President and Founder

National Rifle Association Life Member



"In 1998, as the Bush camp was plotting its run for the White House, Karl Rove sought out Norquist's support. At Rove's request, Norquist traveled to Austin for a private meeting with the then Texas governor and presented the agenda he wanted George W. Bush to back: broad income-tax cuts, school choice, the privatization of Social Security, tort reform, and free trade. Bush won Norquist over, and with Norquist's endorsement, the Republican base soon got on board. "The president and Rove understood the coalition and deliberately placed themselves inside it," Norquist says now. "That's why they won and McCain lost.""





Grover Norquist is credited as being the architect of the "STARVE THE BEAST" strategy, which is the conservatives long term goal of eliminating all social programs, and their method is to destabilize the solvency of the U.S. by forcing huge federal deficits.  As this debt load grows and nations declares the U.S. will be bankrupt in X number of years, and if it does NOT get it's financial house in order, at that point a desperate nation will concede all social program lest the U.S. banking system fail and the America goes broke.  With financial chaos across the land, social upheaval will follow until society breaks down - a very scary thought.  The way to avert such financial and social chaos would be to terminate all social programs. 


One of Senate's principal disciples of this strategy is Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference.  The senator puts it this way:


"I came to the House as a real deficit hawk, but I am no longer a deficit hawk," he told The Hill newspaper in February. "I'll tell you why. I had to spend the surpluses. Deficits make it easier to say no."


Ed Kilgore makes this commentary about Norquist:  Starve the Beast


"But one of the leading strategists behind Bush's secret war on government is more than happy to tell the world all about it. His name is Grover Norquist, and he is the nation's leading advocate of 'kill the taxes and you kill the government.' If pre-emption is the most dangerous idea any president has had since Richard Nixon, Norquist may well be the most dangerous adviser. Perhaps more than anyone else, his growing influence on the Bush agenda helps explain not only the country's current economic woes, but also the long-term threat the new conservatism poses to a prosperous future. More and more, the administration seems to be thinking about taxes just like Norquist -- tax cuts are always good, because they take money from government.


Norquist, leader of libertarian-leaning groups like his unofficial leave-us-alone-coalition and Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), is renowned in Washington as the avatar of scorched-earth tax reduction. He's a hero to so-called 'movement conservatives' (people for whom conservatism is religion) because they still see, through Reaganesque lenses, the government as always the enemy, never the solution. Norquist is the man who compared any and all recipients of government funds -- presumably excluding the Defense Department -- to cockroaches. He also famously announced that he and his brethren in the anti-government movement wanted to reduce the federal government to a size so small 'that it could be drowned in a bathtub.'


All this would make for an interesting, if grotesque, sideshow except for one thing: What once was right-wing braggadocio is now the heart of the Bush agenda. 'What this administration is doing, and most people haven't figured it out yet, is an annual tax cut,' Norquist recently told The Washington Post."


Norquist and his powerful business interests view social programs (i.e. Social Security, Medicare) as "the beast", and the only way to tame the beast is to to thrust America in such a perilous financial position by forcing huge federal deficits.  Once a crises has been created smaller government with less taxes must surely follow.  This is their goal and the reason for the "STARVE THE BEAST" strategy of Grover Norquist. 


"Like supply-siders, starve-the-beasters favor tax cuts mainly for people with high incomes. That is partly because, like supply-siders, they emphasize the incentive effects of cutting the top marginal rate; they just don't believe that those incentive effects are big enough that tax cuts pay for themselves. But they have another reason for cutting taxes mainly on the rich, which has become known as the 'lucky ducky' argument.


Here's how the argument runs: to starve the beast, you must not only deny funds to the government; you must make voters hate the government. There's a danger that working-class families might see government as their friend: because their incomes are low, they don't pay much in taxes, while they benefit from public spending. So in starving the beast, you must take care not to cut taxes on these 'lucky duckies.' (Yes, that's what The Wall Street Journal called them in a famous editorial.) In fact, if possible, you must raise taxes on working-class Americans in order, as The Journal said, to get their 'blood boiling with tax rage.'"  —Paul Krugman, "The Tax-Cut Con," The New York Times, September 14, 2003 


Since the stated goal of the "STARVE THE BEAST" strategy is "limited government and lower taxes" then a huge federal deficit becomes the tool to force this strategy on the American people.  Huge, out of control federal deficits are by design and conspiracy amongst the various PACs.



"But it is also imperative that we should allow them to come to the United States legally, and return to Mexico as frequently as necessary: doing so would have the ultimate effect of reducing the constant pressure now exerted on the other side of our southern border. This pressure is expensive to combat, and counterproductive to the existing positive relationship between the United States and Mexico. It would make far more sense for this pressure to simply be relieved."


"Make no mistake: immigrants do not take jobs from citizens, they create jobs for all of us by doing the hard work that increases our nation’s productive capacities, which in turn fuels economic growth. A rising tide lifts all boats, including a multinational tide."  --  Testimony of Grover Norquist to the Senate Judiciary Committee, September 7, 2001



Norquist was implicated in a scheme by Jack Abramoff, a Republican lobbyist, and under investigation by the U.S. Senate.  Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) stated, "From our first hearing emerged the utter contempt that Mr. Abramoff and Mr. Scanlon held for their tribal clients. In the second, Mr. Abramoff's and Mr. Scanlon's insatiable greed came to the fore. Today's hearing is about more than contempt, even more than greed; it's simply and sadly a tale of betrayal."


During a Senate hearing it was learned that Abramoff, while working as a lobbyist for the Choctaw Indians, bilked six Indian tribes out of millions of dollars.  An investigation led to charges that a small portion was used for tribal purposes.  The rest was pocketed as pure profit.


According to a report issued by American Progress Action Fund "Abramoff and friends was a pass through scheme that worked in two parts. First, at Abramoff's direction, the tribe would send millions to various organizations, and the money was 'intended to be passed through to other groups doing grassroots public advocacy work for the tribe.' The committee found 'numerous memos' between Abramoff, former head of the Christian Coalition Ralph Reed, and Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform on 'how to move more money through (c)4s to obscure or deceive the source of the money.' One e-mail has Abramoff complaining to Reed that a certain group 'does not have a (c)4; only a (c)3. So we are back to ATR -- Americans for Tax Reform -- only. Let me know if this will work. Just do this through ATR until we can find another group." 


ATR - Americans for Tax Reform is headed by Grover Norquist.



Michelle Malkin, a top quality journalist, documents a link between Norquist and a known terrorist sympathizer - Abdurahman Alamoudi. 


Alamoudi stated before an excited, cheering crowd: "I have been labeled by the media in New York to be a supporter of Hamas...Anybody support Hamas here? Hear that, Bill Clinton? We are all supporters of Hamas. I wish they added that I am also a supporter of Hezballah...Does anybody support Hezballah here? I want you to send a message. It's an occupation, stupid...Hamas is fighting an occupation. It's a legal fight."


Malkin displays checks written by Alamoudi to The Islamic Institute (founded by Norquist).  She goes on to say:  "Norquist owes a public apology to fellow Republicans whom he has smeared as bigots for raising fundamental questions about Alamoudi and the Islamist-supporting apparatus in America. More importantly, Norquist owes answers about why he partnered with a known terrorist sympathizer, whether or not he now defends Alamoudi, when he plans to stop hiding behind the race card, and what exactly he plans to do to disavow Islamist influences."



On Pat Robertson's 700 Club, Norquist said the following about the Bush Administration, “We is them, and they is us. When I walk through the White House, I recognize as many people as when I would walk through the Heritage Foundation.” 


“My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”


“I want to reduce the size of government in half as a percentage of GNP [gross national product] over the next 25 years. We want to reduce the number of people depending on government so there is more autonomy and more free citizens.”

“Every time you cut programs, you take away a person who has a vested interest in high taxes and you put him on the tax rolls and make him a taxpayer. A farmer on subsidies is part welfare bum, whereas a free-market farmer is a small businessman with a gun.”


Norquist Quotes




National Enemy of Americans and Traitor Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist

Grover Glenn Norquist (born October 19, 1956), the president of the noted anti-tax lobbying group Americans for Tax Reform, is a well-connected conservative activist with close ties to business and to the media.

Norquist is the man that brought together the forces of the religious right, with neo-conservatives, ChickenHawks, Libertarians, and greedy corporations.  They all use one another to further their goals.  He's facilitating the government take over by the greedy corporations, and in order to do that he's tapped into the resources of these groups who all have their own agendas, yet those agendas manage to coexist.  For now.

Norquist is the single key to all these groups which each play a role in the destruction of America.  He is at the center of all these separate movements.  Norquist was instrumental in the take over and hijacking of the Republican party, which thus far has only been resisted by Rep. Tom Tancredo.  Congress just follows Norquist's lead because that's what they are paid to do via campaign contributions.

With his counterpart, Stephen Moore of 'The Club for Growth', the 2 have combined forces to bully, intimidate, and outright threaten Republican leaders.  They are the power behind the Republican control of both congress and the White House - the secret power of the United States of America.