Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist said Wednesday that Republicans need to have “credible” separation from any tax hike as part of a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff — in order to make a case to voters in 2014 and 2016 that their vision is distinct from that of Democrats.
The party can’t “have their fingerprints on the murder weapon,” Norquist told POLITICO’s Mike Allen at a Playbook Breakfast.
Threatening republicans law-makers.
“If the Republicans lose in such a way that they have their fingerprints on the murder weapon, then you have a problem,” Norquist said. The party needs to “have clarity between their approach and the Democrats, and I mean credible clarity, not just ‘in their own mind clarity, this is what we secretly mean to do, even though we seem to be having tea with guys doing bad things.’”
Admitting to, and bragging about outright deception to the law-makers of the party he proposes to support?.
It would take a helluva ninny to bow under to his demands.