According to liberal talk show host Bill Press, politicians who signed on to Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge are traitors and do not deserve to be in office, Newsbusters’ Jack Coleman reported Wednesday.
“Well, Sen. Bob Corker has become the latest Republican who says he’s willing to throw Grover Norquist under the bus,” Press said. “But the real story is not that a handful of Republicans now say they’re willing to distance themselves from Grover Norquist. The real story is why so many of them signed that damn pledge in the first place,” he added, referring to Norquist’s anti-tax pledge.
“Get this — in the 112th Congress, 235 members of the House and 41 senators did sign the pledge. Only two of them, by the way, are Democrats. That means that 276 out of 535 members of the Congress violated their oath of office and took a pledge that their loyalty is to a Republican lobbyist over the people of the United States of America,” he continued.
“You know what that means? I think we ought to call them exactly what they are — they are traitors and they don’t deserve to hold elective office in this country. That’s my parting shot for today,” he said.
“Let the show trials begin, shall we? Such a spectacle would make Press’s ticker go pitter-pat,” Coleman added.
No doubt, being the unhinged liberal that he is, Press would love to execute the offenders himself, especially those with an “R” behind their name. In November 2011, Press revealed that he believes Republicans are traitors to the Constitution because they do not accept Marxist dogma and confiscatory taxes.
Coleman, however, wondered “about lawmakers who’ve made the anti-tax promise to Norquist and pledged their lives to another person in matrimony?”
“Aren’t they doubly treasonous, at least by Press’s logic?” he asked, assuming Press used logic in making his statement.
Coleman also wondered about those who signed onto Norquist’s pledge, are married and are committed to another agreement, like a mortgage.
“Aren’t they running the risk of a (gasp!) treason trifecta?” he asked.
“After all, as Press sees it, people in government service must devote themselves entirely to The State, to the exclusion of all other obligations and commitments. Yes, there’s usually resistance to this type of thinking. That’s why it’s often accompanied by the sound of marching boots,” Coleman added.
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