Frank Wolf Rips Grover Norquist and His Anti-Tax “Pledge”

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    You’ve gotta love this coming from right-wingnut Frank Wolf, of all people, as he rips into the Great Grover Norquist, leader of the “drown government in the bathtub” Teapublicans, and promoter of the damaging and irresponsible anti-tax absolutist pledge. Here’s Frank Wolf speaking this morning on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Grover Norquist:

    One, Mr. Norquist’s relationship with Jack Abramoff. Mr. Abramoff essentially laundered money through ATR and Mr. Norquist knew it.

    Two, his association and representation of terrorist financier and vocal Hamas supporter Abdurahman Alamoudi. He also is associated with terrorist financier Sami Al-Arian, who pled guilty in 2006 to conspiring to provide services to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

    Three, Mr. Norquist’s lobbying on behalf of Fannie Mae.

    Four, Mr. Norquist’s representation of the Internet gambling industry.

    Five, Mr. Norquist’s advocacy of moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States, including 9/11 mastermind Khaled Sheik Mohammed.

    As if that’s not good enough,, Wolf also ripped Norquist’s “pledge”, asking, “Have we really reached a point where one person’s demand for ideological purity is paralyzing Congress to the point that even a discussion of tax reform is viewed as breaking a no-tax pledge?

    Sadly, it would appear so, at least in today’s Teapublican Party. So, who here in Virginia has signed this utterly absurd, irresponsible, crazy/absolutist “pledge” by (according to Frank Wolf) terrorist-supporting, Abramoff money-laundering slimeball Grover Norquist? A few names jump out: Scott Rigell, Randy Forbes, Robert Hurt, Bob Goodlatte, Eric Can’tor, Morgan Griffith, Bill Bolling, Ken Kookinelli, Dave Albo, Bob Marshall, Scott Lingamfelter, and of course our old favorite “GOP attack dog” (also described by David Brock as “almost unhinged in her passion to bring down the Clintons”) Barbara Comstock. On November 8, I urge everyone to vote for these people’s Democratic opponents. After his fiery speech this morning, Frank Wolf might even agree! Heh. 😉