WHAT does the face of antitax absolutism look like?
It has a tentative beard, more shadow than shag, like an awkward weigh station on the road from callow to professorial. It wears blunt glasses over narrowed eyes that glint mischievously, and its mouth is rarely still, because there’s no end to the jeremiads pouring forth: about the peril of Obama, the profligacy of Democrats and the paramount importance of opposing all tax increases, even ones that close the loopiest of loopholes.
Translation provided below the fold.
What's the phiz of a treasonous, corporatist, America-hating blotto?
Smeared with a scraggly beard, Koch-bottle magnifiers poised over evilly mouldering eyes and, to be sure, there is a virtual jeremiad of BS issuing from its prissy little mouth.
It loves to hate. It has no love in its heart, no concept of what love, of what a human feeling might be.
For years it has been lurking around these United States, trying to disassemble them, gulling the exceedingly gullible into signing the following:
I, the undersigned gullible and damnable fool, pledge to the taxpayers of Holy Hell and all the people of that domain that I will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.
Signed, dated and witnessed by two equally gullible and damnable fools.
One may be given to despair because it seems that we are surrounded by a flood of gullible, damnable fools, but the writer of the bit on Norquist tosses us a richly endowed morsel of hope, not a smidgin of egg white omelette and spinach in sight, this is an all the egg with butter and cream and cheese and garlic and onion and a few other tasty tidbits omelette:
When making the rounds on Capitol Hill last week, I dropped in on Representative Kevin Yoder, a Republican freshman from Kansas. He considers himself a fiscal conservative, but voted in favor of the Boehner bill. And he never did sign Norquist’s pledge.
His reason was as modestly stated as it was unimpeachable. “My responsibility lies to my constituents,” not to Norquist, he said, adding: “I can’t foresee every scenario.” No one can. That’s why it’s best not to paint yourself into a corner, and to leave room even for an Episcopal conversion.
Thank you, Frank Bruni, and thank you Congressman Kevin Yoder for not being a gullible damnable fool.
And, have you ever thought of running for president?
Gullible fools don't cut it as prez.