Longtime readers know that we have an extensive archive on Grover Norquist. At one point a few years ago when the Tea Party came down the tracks like a steam engine, Norquist was doing his best to jump on the train and steer it. Clearly now he has given up that idea and has completely thrown in with the RINOs (or is it they who have thrown in with Norquist?).
Norquist is more than an anti-tax crusader, his knowledge of the tax system and his Washington insider connections actually allow him to help certain clients while using the tax code to hurt their competitors. But, for me his gravest sins involve his position on open borders—-the wider the better (cheap labor for big business clients), and his links to Muslim funny-money men (please revisit Rep Frank Wolf—you can never say again that you didn’t know!).
As a matter of fact, after 9/11 it was Grover Norquist, with his longtime friend Karl Rove, who got President Bush to soften on the Islam issue and we subsequently saw Bush meeting with questionable so-called Islamic leaders.
So, it is no surprise to learn that Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS has funded Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform to the tune of $26 million for 2012 (I bet Norquist was in desperate need as more and more of his followers drifted away last year).
From Matthew Boyle at Breitbart (hat tip: Judy):
In response to the news that Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS is funding Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) to the tune of $26 million in 2012, Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin told Breitbart News that Rove cannot buy his way into the conservative movement.
“The old adage ‘keep your friends close and your enemies closer’ is more relevant in today’s political arena than ever before,” Martin said. “It is not surprising that there are groups we thought were in this fight with us have been shown to have ulterior motives.”
“The GOP establishment is uncomfortable with the Tea Party and the fact that Karl Rove is funding other establishment entities that have undermined or dismissed the Tea Party shows that we need to work harder than ever on behalf of the American people,” she explained. “The bottom line is that Rove is not a conservative and will never be able to buy his way into the conservative movement.”
Norquist is not a conservative either, exactly what he is is still open to debate. See our entire Norquist archive for the man who leads many lives.