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Grover Norquist & Company Go Full Mean Girl On Ted Cruz
Poor Grover Norquist. He was so famous once! He was the guy who got nearly every Republican congressthing to sign a "no tax hikes ever" pledge, which turned out to actually mean "no tax hikes on rich people," remember that? Remember how the Sourest Muppet was totally copacetic with letting the proles suffer the expiry of the payroll tax cut, but refusing to allow the Bush-era tax cuts on high earners to expire was a hill you had to die on if you were a Good Republican?
ANYWAY, it seems Grover is not happy! Grover just wants to get Republicans elected to office, you see, but there's a certain Canadian striver who is making that job harder and harder. Surprise, It's Ted Cruz! Ted Cruz's soft launch of his "Ted Cruz For President of the Perpetually Aggrieved Retrograde Fantasists 2016 Campaignwreck" shutdown/debt default crisis two-for-one ended up costing Republicans quite a few brownie points in the polls. Not good, thinks Grover Norquist! Smack must be talked! And he's off to a good start: “I have never had a criticism of Ted Cruz’s strategy because I’ve never been able to find it,” he told some "progressive" radio traitor, according to Breitbart. Is there more? Oh, oh yes.
Brace yourself, you're about to agree with Grover Norquist:
Ted Cruz, from left field, said we have to defund Obamacare permanently in this CR. If they offered the Keystone pipeline and the privatization of Fannie and Freddie you couldn’t take that. We only want this, and we only want it on Tuesday -- Wednesday is no good. The debt ceiling is no good. So that got locked in as a principle. And people went out on talk radio and said if you’re not for this you’re a coward, you’re a RINO.
That's from the Washington Post, one of the "progressive" rags cited in the Breitbart post. Breitbart also did the yeoman's work of curating some rather offensive tweets twatted by Norquist's minions:
Ellis also called Tea Partiers “freaking retarded.”
“I've gotta tell you, man, I'm starting to think these tea party activists are freaking retarded,” Ellis said in one of the tweets Johnson posted, directed at right-of-center writer David Freddoso.
Ellis later apologized in part, only for calling Tea Partiers “retarded.”
“As someone with a Down Syndrome first cousin, I should not have used the word ‘retarded’ in any context,” Ellis tweeted later, hardly walking back his attacks on the conservative movement that made his boss Norquist who he is today. “It was a throwaway heated term.”
Hey guess what? It is not a good idea to use the word "retarded" in public discourse, not even as a dog-whistle for people who think liberal-fascist political correctness is for homosexuals. You can thank Sarah Palin.
Oh, also this:
Patrick Gleason, Norquist’s director of state affairs at ATR, tweeted that he believes Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is Sen. Cruz’s “butt boy.”
Zowie! Butt boy, apparently. We no-shit haven't encountered that expression since ... actually, we call people "butt boy" sort of all the time? It is because we are uncivil.
Tomorrow, Grover Norquist and his crack team of assholes will win your hearts and minds by tweeting "Ted Cruz is a poop booger wee-wee heinie head. BOOBS." Win the morning, indeed.