Grover Norquist: High Priest of Purple Kool-Aid

Grover Norquist is quoted in Mallory Simon’s “GOP Resistance to Anti-Tax Pledge Grows” as saying:

“You’ve had some people discussing impure thoughts on national television.”

“Impure”?…  Is The Taxpayer Protection Pledge a religion? With its own “elect”? And its own high priest and Lord High Executioner: Grover Norquist? Thank God for the former cult members who have had “impure” thoughts and are going on national television to either repent or to “weasel out” of their pledges.

No elected representative should take any other pledge than to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America and to faithfully exercise the duties of their office. The Norquist pledge, while it has rallied support for candidates’ election to office, limits their ability to exercise of the duties of office, as many former signers are discovering while standing at the edge of “the fiscal cliff”.

The Taxpayer Protection Pledge (“Anti-Tax Pledge”) was always bad religion. It asked candidates, and the whole country, to follow the example of another religious high priest, Jim Jones, who led this flock into the jungle where they frank the purple Kool-Aid of mass suicide.

We’re not in the jungle of Guyana with Jim Jones. We’re in the United States of America. Time to dump the purple Kool-Aid religion. Time for some fresh orange juice, a bowl of nutritious oatmeal with raisins, and lots of conversation over coffee in the Congress and the White House.

4 thoughts on “Grover Norquist: High Priest of Purple Kool-Aid

  1. In this past election cycle, I learned of Grover Norquest, and became convinced that to make things right, we needed to make his name and his pledge and all that went with it common knowledge to the American public. Just in the last day or two, I learned the extent of his power began about the time of Reagan, who was one of the supporters of his ideas. This truth and it’s effects must be spoken to America!

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    • Karin, his pledge and power have held the country captive over the past however many years. Reagan was the left of Norquist, raising tqxes several times during his terms of office. Reagan, by Norquist standards, was a liberal. Thanks for the comment.

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