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Grover Norquist has today used the term "poopy pants" in a serious discussion concerning the direction of the country and Republican Party.  This is a baffling use of a childish insult...

Fucked up, in other words.  Like, fucked up in a kind of Holy-Shit-did-he-just-say-that-what-is-he-twelve-oh-wait-wasn't-that-when-he-came-up-with-his-tax-pledge-wow-this-guy's-still-mentally-and-emotionally-twelve-fucking-years-old kind of way.  

Follow the squiggle for an armchair diagnosis.

Remember this?

Grover Norquist's Taxpayer Protection Pledge
HA HA HA!  Isn't that hilarious... and fairly terrifying?

And then there was this painful (you know, if you like math and reality) interview.

There's a clear indication that when this man volunteered for Nixon in 1968 at the age of twelve, and good for him for being civic minded and politically curious as a child, time kinda stopped.  Well, at the very least his intellectual and emotional maturity entered into a form of Arrested Development.  This was perfection so why seek anything else.  

Now, Bill Maher loves to call the right the Lunatic Party, but when society's clowns (It's a valid title Bill, or should we bring out this?) are the ones that are not just right but the only ones trying to get us to pay attention to reality Then I guess all you can do is laugh.  You can't take men like Grover seriously.  You can take the condition seriously, which it is, and hope Grover and Rover can get them some good Obamacare.  

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  •  A damn dangerous child! (2+ / 0-)
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    Cat Whisperer, MadGeorgiaDem

    Sort of like The Bad Seed?

    "I'm a dweller on the threshold ..."

    by thresholder on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:06:53 PM PST

  •  Bubble-ishous (0+ / 0-)

    The problem is all Republican pundits only speak to others inside the bubble. It is one resounding echo chamber of mean-spirited vitriol.

    The president was not respected. Those of us who voted for him were not respected. They need to start talking  (and listening) to people who don't march in lockstep to their right-wing orthodoxy.

    Carpe Diem! @leliorisen

    by Lelio Risen on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:13:21 PM PST

  •  Fascinating (1+ / 0-)
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    Cat Whisperer

    I've always referred to Norquist as Poopy Pants.  

    (I should have trademarked that term years ago.  Now Trump will probably claim ownership.)

    "Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison

    by KateCrashes on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:20:24 PM PST

  •  Another way to assess (0+ / 0-)

    his asinine comment is that he was obliquely equating the President with a child. Who else uses such a term besides a quarreling little boy?

    Being the single intellectual in a village of 1,100 souls ain't much fun, especially when 1,099 of those don't think you're all that smart.--Lucy Marsden

    by Miniaussiefan on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:24:32 PM PST

  •  Thanks SO much for saying that about the 12 yr old (2+ / 0-)
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    Egghead, not this time

    bit, ImAlwaysAngry.  I heard him say in a Stephen Colbert interview that he came up w/ that stupid no-tax pledge when he was a kid, then unfortunately Stephen made a joke which stepped all over this statement. They never got back to it, so I thought that I had misheard him. If this news were better known, I think that Republicans would/may feel chastened by their devotion to this grade-A nut. I mean, if you are that committed to a policy, then be brave enough to run for office yourself instead of doing the Dick Cheney thing of wielding backdoor power.

  •  Baffling, just baffling (0+ / 0-)

    How does this childish nitwit command such an audience? Is there ANYONE in a position of authority in the popular media who can jam a dunce cap on Mr. Norquist's pointy head and do away with his less-than-worthless input?

  •  The Child President Just Beat Their Poopy Heads... (1+ / 0-)
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    Cat Whisperer a row.  Barack Obama smoked 'em.  Well, that is, Barack & community organizing.

    Yes, good old fashioned, well mocked community organizing just won two Democratic elections, kept the Senate +2 & gained seats in the House.....even w/ redistricting.  

  •  I suppose what is most amazing is... (2+ / 0-)
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    Cat Whisperer, MadGeorgiaDem

    ...just who the fuck is this guy and why should anyone listen to him?

    Why is it always the rich pricks that don't need govt services are the very ones that want these services cut.

    Only the weak & defeated are called to account for their crimes.

    by rreabold on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:50:19 PM PST

  •  Most RW idealogues have a 12 yr old mentality.... (1+ / 0-)
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    So he fits in perfectly.

    WTF!?!?!?! When did I move to the Republic of Gilead?!

    by IARXPHD on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:55:42 PM PST

  •  A pledge never to raise a tax is a pledge (4+ / 0-)

    that is in contravention to the oath of office that each and every elected official takes each term.

    No politician will ever not say that "I make the hard choices", but raising taxes is the hardest choice, and if they have already made it prior to taking office, they are also saying that  "in no case will I ever consider the constitutional requirement that I take responsibility for balancing public needs against public resources" because I signed the pledge of a 12 year old boy to never, under any circumstances, take my oath of office to balance public needs and resources.

    In 2010 I did a diary on this topic and still feel the same way:

    Any politician who takes this or any other pledge really are disqualifying themselves for higher office because it pre-supposes that they will violate their oath of office before the election even takes place.  Do we want leaders who will not lead, and who will not do their jobs?  I know I don't.

    Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

    by Ohiodem1 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:23:01 PM PST

  •  Grover was improperly potty trained, and (1+ / 0-)
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    now we see the results of this problem.  

    Speak softly and carry a big can of tuna.

    by Cat Whisperer on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:39:09 PM PST

  •  I'm going to be really superficial here... (0+ / 0-)

    If a guy can't grow a beard that actually covers the skin underneath, he ought to just shave.  Scrawny beards are a real turn-off.

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:40:01 PM PST

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