The Pledge: Grover Norquist's hold on the GOP

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The Pledge: Grover Norquist's hold on the GOP
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Tue, 11-22-2011 - 10:40am

I find Norquist's "pledge" & the strangle hold on Republicans most disconcerting. What he is doing is fundamentally wrong in a democracy, IMO. Any thoughts?

If you didn't watch this segment 60 Minutes last Sunday....

Read or watch interview, see link.......

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57327816/the-pledge-grover-norquists-hold-on-the-gop/?tag=contentMain;cbsCarousel

 


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Sun, 12-04-2011 - 10:37pm

I don't see an issue with holding elected officials to the promises they made when they were campaigning.

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Sun, 12-04-2011 - 10:40pm

Why is it extortion when Norquist hold a Republican's feet to the fire, but it's find and dandy when unions or black religious leaders (cough! cough!) or "community groups" hold up Democrats?

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