AND CONQUER, NASTINESS WILL CONQUER
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
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.
is another name for date rape." -- Grover Norquist
city political machines thrive on
federal grants and state-granted
-- Washington Monthly,
"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
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
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
But is this the direction we want
to see America go?
REDISTRICTING AS A WEAPON AGAINST THE
ENEMY (DEMOCRATS & LIBERALS):
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
in Texas will add an
five to seven Republican House seats over the next few cycles. Redistricting in
Texas and throughout the country ensures
will continue to control the House
Norquist comes right out and proudly boasts that redistricting is
THIS IS WAR! KNOW AND DESTROY THY ENEMY:
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.
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
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.
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”
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
-- Right Wing Watch Online March
DON'T DENY IT'S WAR ON WORKERS, BRAG ABOUT IT:
the first term, the
Bush Labor Department wrote modern,
clear, and updated regulations as to
who earns overtime pay, and when and
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
This was Norquist's concept of a "modern,
clear, and updated regulations as to who
earns overtime pay, and when and
DECLARE VICTORY AND TAUNT YOUR ENEMY:
Never burdened by humility or grace, about democrats Norquist
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."
HAVING AN ENEMY IS ESSENTIAL TO CONTINUE THE 'COLD WAR':
Norquist has a tendency to go outside the field of economics and
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:
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
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." --
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
THEIR RESOURCES (MONEY) / UNIONS
AND TRIAL LAWYERS:
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
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
siphon off some $240 billion a year--$40
billion of which stays with a few
Even though their are hundreds of thousands
of lawyers in the United States he's
blaming "a few thousand
lawyers" for all troubles in
Now Norquist goes after both
unions and lawyers with one shot.
But with this quote Norquist shows how
truly vicious he is:
rather than negotiate with the teachers'
unions and the trial lawyers and the
various leftist interest groups, we
intend to break them."
SENSE OF POLITICS AND LIFE:
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
FREE TRADE PROMOTES PLANETARY PROSPERITY:
shifts in national policy will also
more years under President Bush will
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
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
"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.
'RIGHT TO WORK' LAWS - HOW CAN WE SPIN THIS TO OUR ADVANTAGE?
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.
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
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
With the advent of labor laws union membership has slowly declined, and in addition, millions of union factory jobs have been moved offshore.
'DEATH TAX' HAS MORE IMPACT, OFFERS BETTER SPIN THAN 'INHERITANCE TAX':
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.
WE MUST ELIMINATE ("PRIVATIZE") SOCIAL SECURITY:
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
WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE:
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
Council for National Policy
Council on Foreign Relations
The Heritage Foundation Helped draft the 1994 "Contract with
Islamic Institute President and Founder
National Rifle Association Life Member
BUSH CONNECTION AND THE 2000 ELECTION:
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.""
STARVE THE BEAST:
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
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
With financial chaos across the
land, social upheaval will follow until
society breaks down - a very scary
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
The senator puts it this way:
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
"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
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
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
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
Once a crises has been created
smaller government with less taxes must
This is their goal and the reason
for the "STARVE THE BEAST"
strategy of Grover Norquist.
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'
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.
PROMOTING CHEAP MEXICAN LABOR:
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
Mexico. It would make far more sense
this pressure to simply be relieved."
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
SAD CHAPTER - NORQUIST TIED TO INDIAN FRAUD:
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
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
An investigation led to charges
that a small portion was used for tribal
The rest was pocketed as pure
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.
SAD CHAPTER - NORQUIST LINKED TO TERRORISTS:
Michelle Malkin, a top quality journalist, documents
a link between Norquist and a known
terrorist sympathizer - Abdurahman
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
Malkin displays checks written by Alamoudi to The Islamic Institute
(founded by Norquist).
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.”
National Enemy of Americans and Traitor
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.
is the man that brought together the
forces of the religious right, with
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.