The top assistant whiner to the President, Harry Reid, is complaining "That Hobbit Norquist Stole My Preciuosnesssss". Smitty at The Other McCain reveals what Gollum Reid had to say:
He suggested Norquist’s lobbying on the issue is at least one reason why the 12-member super committee hasn’t been able to achieve its goal: trillions of dollars in debt reduction stemming from some combination of spending cuts and new revenues. Several Republicans are wrestling with the fact that they signed Norquist’s no-tax-hike pledge amid debt talks.
“It’s obvious that Grover Norquist has a lot of pull in the Republican caucus and I think that’s an understatement,” Reid said. “So far, I haven’t seen any indication that Republicans are willing to agree to this balanced approach.”
Asked what the public should take away from the state of talks, Reid said, “maybe they should impeach Grover Norquist.”
Norquist later tweeted a response to Reid: “Dear Harry Reid: have a nice day. Think nice thoughts. Calm. Breath slowly. Keep hand in own pocket.”
What's not balanced Harry, is the fact that you and the rest of the Democrats want to raise taxes solely on those job creators who already pay 70% of the federal income taxes in our country. The Democratic Party is singling out one specific class which already pays their fair share while 47% of Americans don't pay one red cent to the federal government via federal income taxes. That is anything but a balanced approach. I don't think Reid would recognize the meaning of balanced if a frying pan with its definition engraved on the bottom turned him into Pancake Harry.
As you will see below even Grover Norquist is losing his power-grip over Washington Republicans, just like Saruman lost his over Theoden. Sen. Pat Toomey and the rest of the GOP dared to put forth a proposal which started to tackle our budget woes head on with serious compromises or concessions coming from the GOP. One of the solutions that the GOP on the Super Committee proposed is closing tax loopholes. I thought everyone wanted this? So, why oh why did those Democrats on the Super Committee fail to compromise and accept this worthy idea to fix the budget? Failure was the end game for the Democrats. Obama and the Democrats needed failure from the Super Committee so they could continue with their mantra claiming the GOP to be "obstructionists, uncompromising, and extremists" when in actuality the Democrats fit into those categories to a T.