Grover Norquist Discredits Himself Attacking Ted Cruz

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Grover Norquist, the Ikhwan’s man in the Republican Party, has to maintain his brand as a conservative, even if that brand makes no sense at all.

Norquist is for amnesty, against fighting terrorists and against Ted Cruz. And he’s for a laughable effort to cut a deal with Obama. This time around he’s demanding that Ted Cruz “apologize” to House Republicans for not having a viable strategy.

And what strategy would Grover Norquist propose? There’s a sample of his idiocy in his last Washington Post piece also attacking Ted Cruz.

I think the original plan for the Republicans was to move the continuing resolution past the debt ceiling and then to sit down with Obama and decide whether he would be willing to trade some relaxation of the sequester for significant reforms of entitlements. That was something Obama might well do.

Considering that the sequester was Obama’s idea and Obama has shown no interest in doing anything like that, Grover Norquist’s idea is only slightly less stupid than eating a Slurpee made out of toxic waste.

Norquist’s real proposal is to keep the same economic disaster moving along and hoping that Obama might want to compromise for no real reason for the first time ever.

All that is hilarious coming from a man who built a brand as a fiscal conservative.

 There was also the possibility, and I was an advocate, of pushing for delay. I thought Obama might do that.

Frankly why? To give Obama more time to get it right?

There’s no reason why Republicans should want a delay of ObamaCare. Let it roll out unprepared when it can do the most political damage. And the website disaster shows why that strategy is right.

ObamaCare should be killed, but not delayed.

Obama was thoughtful enough to time Obamacare and its taxes to kick in after he was safely reelected. Those senators running in 2014 were not given the same courtesy. Why not give them that?

Is Grover Norquist trying to help the Democratic Senators who voted for ObamaCare get reelected?

“No, the leverage isn’t the debt ceiling. It’s not the CR. It’s the sequester. Democrats think this is desperate privation. It’s like the Kennedy kids with only one six-pack. They feel they’ve never been so mistreated. So there’s something they want. And there’s something Republicans want. So you could see a deal there.”

Norquist is trying to sell the idea that the sequester is a Republican coup. He’s not alone in that. But the sequester was Obama’s idea. And the idea that Obama will make any concessions or allow any concessions to be made on ObamaCare in exchange for relaxing a thing he wanted…

His brilliant strategy is to use one idea that Obama came up with against another idea Obama came up with… and Ted Cruz ought to apologize for having no strategy.

The second thought was to have a conversation over the one-year delay. A two-month conversation about delay would be healthy for the body politic. And maybe you’d get the delay. There’s no shame in the delay. Microsoft is always delaying Office. You could do it without humiliating the president.

But that’s not what we did. Ted Cruz, from left field, said we have to defund Obamacare permanently in this CR.

There goes crazy Ted Cruz… trying to humiliate Obama.

“So that got locked in as a principle. And people went out on talk radio and said if you’re not for this you’re a coward, you’re a RINO.”

Why would they think that?

  • cjkcjk

    Grover is the ultimate stealth jihadist.
    That’s all you gotta know.

    • ziggy zoggy

      Paul Brennan beats him. He doesn’t even wear a beard. And don’t discount Obama. muslim or not, he is a jihadi.

      • Anamah

        That trio may dance the Pas de Trois…with Rahm from Chicago as the Primo Ballerina…

      • cjkcjk

        Grover is supposed to be on the conservative side, the others are demonrats so it’s not surprising that they are against the traditional USA and embrace those who would destroy me and my people.

  • ServosT

    It’s funny, Grover talks but all I hear is “burka, burka,burka.”

    • Sharps Rifle

      Odd…I hear “Dirka dirka jihad mohammed dirka dirka”…Different dialect, maybe?

    • No RNC

      Grover was the Bastid that GWB invited into the WH on 911, 2001. Grover the Muslim Mole bequethed the idiocy of The Religion of Peace” on the retarded Bush II.

      • ServosT

        Yup. The world was given a unique opportunity after 9/11. We could have identified mainstream (nobody give me any of that “radical” BS) islam as one of the two biggest threats to Western Civilization (the other being govt spending/debt). But instead we played right into the hands of the non-violent jihadists and tried to separate violent from “peaceful” islam when they are just two sides of the same islamic domination coin. It was Bush’s biggest mistake.

  • The March Hare

    I hope he kisses a horse soon.

  • Silver Gonzales

    In 2004, Grover II married a Palestinian Muslim named Samah Alrayyes, a Kuwaiti PR specialist who was formerly a director of the Islamic Free Market Institute and specialist at the Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs at United States Agency for International Development.

    A Specialist at PR and Int’l Development? An expert liar and mooch more like it. Her next job will no doubt be at UNRWA.

    Grover I lives in a garbage can. As do many Palestinians.Despite their own UN Agency.

  • Silver Gonzales

    Love you Guy Fawkes mask on his desk at his Non For Profit Organ Grover. Grover refuses to make public the list of names and organs financing his position.
    He wishes that they remain “Anonymous”.

  • ziggy zoggy

    Stealth Muslim Norquist not so secretly supports Obama? I’m shocked.

    The photo you featured with the “V For Vendetta,” Guy Fawlkes bust is a good touch. In the graphic novel/comic book, V was about a man intensely dedicated to destroying the Ingsoc inspired, fascist socialist government in the former U.K. that had turned him into a monster. He was willing to do it at any cost – damn the consequences. In the idiotic movie version that inspired the bust Norquist displays so prominently, V was a heroic terrorist fighting an evil right-wing fascist (?) state that oppressed lefties, the poor, the elderly and……..muslims.

    He displays the bust proudly. He is obviously taunting his capitalist kaffir enemies.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Norquist is the Republican version of 0′Bama without the red diaper.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Norquist is for amnesty, against fighting terrorists and against Ted Cruz.

    Except for the fact that Muslims aren’t perpetrating terrorism because they are fighting jihad instead, as jihad, in stark contrast to terrorism, is holy war in the cause of Allah for the establishment and expansion of Islam. Terrorists, on the other hand, are political extremists perpetrating desperate acts of terrorism for various political causes and reasons. Muslims aren’t political extremists, they are jihadists, i.e., mujahideen or holy warriors, fighting jihad (holy war) in the cause of Allah as jihad is not only the highest pillar of which Islam stands, but also a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims in one form or another. Thus, all Muslims are jihadists in one form or another and since all Muslims are jihadists, then jihadists aren’t extremists. In any event, Muslims are fighting a war, a holy war, against all religions and all infidels, and not perpetrating terrorist attacks in response to America’s foreign policy or harsh Israeli policies or in response to anything at all. Indeed, Muslims are the aggressors, as the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is the subjugation into Islamic totalitarianism of all religions and all infidels through both violent and non-violent jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law.

    In any event, Norquist is for amnesty, doesn’t support opposing jihad, and is against Ted Cruz since he’s a stealth and deceptive non-violent jihadist himself. He should be jailed for influence pedaling especially in regards to his relationship with Karl Rove and GWB.

    • Seek

      Norquist lucked out in the middle of the last decade for having not been indicted for his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal. What Grover did amounted to money-laundering all but in name.

  • Seek

    Grover’s really an oddball now. Frankly, his use for conservatives is well past its sell date. He’s a jihadist — that’s been well-known for years. But his political instincts aren’t sound anymore either.

  • Giles Blyzzard

    Norquist discredited himself a long time ago when he started giving jihadists access to the Bush White House.

  • m4253y

    Grover is fos, period. Aside from his mb backers, what little credibility he had went out the window the second John Roberts said islamicare was a tax and he said nothing, nada, zip.

    he discredited himself.

  • anAmericanJoe

    Grover is more credible than Ted Cruz. Cruz is a loudmouth school yard bully, who in reality, is a true yellow coward

  • Jersey_Boy

    Grover speaks the truth