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Juggling Taxes

Interview with Grover Norquist.

Norquist sums up his new book, saying that Republicans should make a list of everything Obama is doing and “do the opposite”. How’s that for bipartisanship?



  1. Dan wrote:

    Isn’t Grover advocating breaking the law by telling the interviewer not to pay is taxes? Maybe Republicans should study history. As my conservative friends would point out FDR did not end the Great Depression, WWII did that, but wasn’t that just a very large stimulus package? After the war the economy did just fine with very high taxes for the upper bracket and the middle class was created. He claims bringing down Bush 41 but forgets to mention Saint Ronnie also raised taxes. Facts are stubborn things, unless you live by Reagan’s misquote of John Adams.

    Friday, June 8, 2012 at 7:22 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Andrew Heaton (the interviewer in this video) has an excellent posting on pragmatism v. dogmatism (“or if you’re wonky, consequentialism vs. deontology”) at

    Friday, June 8, 2012 at 8:38 am | Permalink
  3. Don wrote:

    Norquist has no interest in bipartisanship; that is not interested unless it is in full agreement with him and his simplistic view of the world.

    Enjoyed the piece on As he says, “Extremists are concerned with heresy. Moderates are concerned with workability.”

    Friday, June 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Permalink
  4. Fred Wickham wrote:

    Mixed blessing. Heaton is very funny but damned if he didn’t make Norquist come off as a likeable guy. Maybe Norquist is likeable, but just very successfully pushing a bunch of horrible and greedy tax practices for the nation. I would enjoy seeing Norquist up against a really tough interviewer. David Shuster would be my choice.

    Friday, June 8, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Permalink
  5. Don wrote:

    John Stewart had Norquist on The Daily Show and he came off as a fairly nice guy with an anal retentive belief system.

    Friday, June 8, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Permalink