Grover Norquist's insufferable arrogance was on display again today. This comes from a piece from The Hiill:
Norquist: Senate Dems up in 2014 ‘hostages’ in year-end tax battle
By Alexander Bolton - 07/21/12
But Norquist thinks vulnerable senators up for re-election in two years will force Democrats to back down, as they did in 2010 by extending virtually all of the Bush tax cuts for two years.
“Last time Republicans won the House and [were] a little strengthened in the Senate and Obama folded completely. We’re going to be stronger this time than after last time; our hostages are the 20 Democrats up in ’14. We’ll send them either piece by piece or one at a time over to the White House to negotiate,” Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and author of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, told The Hill in an interview.
They think Obama will drive a harder bargain this fall because he does not have to worry about winning a second term.Some of the Senators mentioned by The Hill piece are Tim Johnson (S.D.), Mark Pryor (AR.), John Rockefeller (W.V.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Sens. Max Baucus (MT.), Mary Landrieu (LA.), and Mark Begich (AK). All of who are from states that voted for McCain in 2008.
Norquist argues the roles will be reversed this year. He predicts endangered Senate Democrats will put pressure on Obama not to let all the income tax rates expire.
Grover Norquist works for the sole benefit of the shadowy 0.001% who bankroll his secretive Americans for Tax Reform.