Norquist tells Romney who’s boss


This year’s CPAC had a lot of memorable moments, mainly because the conference gives every important conversative the opportunity to state their purpose. They put themselves on record and we are all left to glean their worldview and intentions. And much of what was covered were the speeches given by the Republican candidates for president and the fiery presentations by Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin.

David Frum called attention to Grover Norquist’s speech where he said something extremely significant. Our very own Lawrence O’Donnell has explained many times how Norquist is the most powerful man in Washington who does not live in the White House.

Norquist brazenly admitted that even the person in the White House does not matter much anymore.

“We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go,” Norquist said on Saturday. “The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.”

Grover Norquist confessed that he wants a weak-willed president, like Mitt Romney, in office so he can be forced to sign every bill sent from a Republican congress Norquist controls. To him, that person just needs “enough working digits to handle a pen.”

Just imagine it: an unchecked Norquist Congress. A harrowing reminder of the stakes involved this November.

Grover Norquist and Mitt Romney

Norquist tells Romney who's boss