Norquist To Rep. King: Shame On You Weasel!

As more Republicans continue to come out and proclaim that their word isn't worth the air it took to breathe it out, especially when it comes to the pledge they made via Grover Norquist's document, Mr. Norquist saw fit to champion what the pledge was for and to chastise certain Republicans for attempts to "weasel" out of the pledge.

Norquist appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Monday to set the record straight. He took on Representative Peter "I think Obama's Kill List is Constitutional" King's comments about signing the pledge and it only being for "that congress."

Norquist slammed the congressman saying “The pledge is not for life, but everybody who signed the pledge including Peter King, and tried to weasel out of it, shame on him. I hope his wife understands that commitments last a little longer than two years or something.”

King had tried to explain "“A pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago, is for that Congress. For instance, if I were in Congress in 1941, I would have supported a declaration of war against Japan. I’m not going to attack Japan today.”

Apparently King thought the pledge was valid for all these years, but instead has not brought up "weaseling" out of it until now. Now, he along with men like John Boehner, Lindsey Graham, Saxby Chambliss and John McCain seem perfectly fine to toss their word to the wind with the cover of the veneer of "it's for the good of the country."

Well Norquist hit on exactly what I said yesterday. He said, “Hey, if you think a commitment is not for as long as you make it for, the commitment for the pledge, as Peter King well knows when he signed it, is that as long as you’re in Congress, you will [rein in] spending and reform government and not raise taxes. It’s not for 500 years or two generations. It’s only as long as you’re in the House or Senate. If he stayed too long, that’s his problem. But you don’t tell the bank, ‘Oh, the mortgage, wasn’t that a long time ago?

“If you make a commitment, you keep it,” Norquist said.

The problem here is not raising taxes. The issue is there are no real spending cuts on either side of the aisle. This has always been the case. It was the case in the presidential race. Neither side had any idea of what real cuts were or how to balance the budget. That continues to be the case now. Neither side will touch entitlements. Neither side is truly concerned with actual spending cuts that would significantly reduce debt and they could do that and still not raise taxes, but they won't and they don't feel intimidated by voters, because all voters seem to do is just get upset but there seems to never be any accountability to the likes of Rep. Peter King or Sens. Graham, Chambliss or McCain for these cowardly acts.

I applaud Norquist for standing up and putting the issue in perspective. More Republicans need a spine like that to stand against the opposition and be representatives that the people can trust their word that when they say they will do something, they will do it, not make excuses. Congress has the authority to tax and spend. They need to rein in both. Instead America has been treated to trillion dollar plus deficit spending for five years in a row!

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  • Robert Haavisto

    remember this when the next election of these SOB's come up.

  • [email protected]

    Dems and Republicans all whores sucking up to the Fed and Special Interest Groups.

  • WilliamH

    A one or two percent increse in upper income taxes would be worth a 10% decrese in welfare/foodstamps or maybe elimination of EPA /business rulings-----hard-line rules are for idealists------------that's why Obama was re-elected

  • Harold

    Weasel is too polite a word for these cowards. They didn't have the manhood nor the guts to bring Obama to the level of the law. Why should we expect anything different from them. They are wolves in sheeps clothing. What a bunch of liars and hypocrites. The people of his state should start a recall immediatly.

  • oliver

    Let them go back on there word. they will be wanting our votes again soon. then see what happens... But it really won't matter they have already got there gravy fixed for live just after being in washingto0n for two years doing NOTHING..THATS NOT BAD PAY.. just for two years of do nothing then be fixed for life..WITH A BIG BIG BIG INCOME and I understand they get there cost of living raise even after they leave. of about $10,000.00 a year.. when us that are on ss. get about any where form $8,00 to maybe $30.00 I think mine this year will be about $800. BOY what will I do with all that money??? and now that the king obama is back there will be NO ss. raise for the next 4 years.. IF you have for got there was NONE for the first 3 years he was in office and would not have been any this time if it had not been a election year.

    • Gunner13

      I understand your point Oliver. But I beg you pls stop making crap up about compensation to those serving in congress. Nothing you say is true. But the assertions made by others like you just keep getting more and more ridiculous. Do a little research before you speak.

    • oliver

      Then maybe you can give me the REAL DEAL I would like to know..and don't try to tell me congress and the house Don't vote them self a BIG raise ever year..for I know two of them and they Bragg about it..and I can show where my ss raise will be $8.00 dollars per. mo. if you want to see it..and I did not make up NO ONE got any raise on ss the first three years obama was in office but congress did. and they damn sure get BIG PAY after they leave office.+health care and a lot of other good stuff.

    • oliver

      prove me wrong that they don't get full pay for the rest of there life after they leave congress. I know one that has got his full pay for about 26 years and gets a raise ever time they get one in washington..

    • Pete

      Your facts are pathetically incorrect. It's very easy to check what Congressmen make, what cost of living they get, etc. yiu don't have to quote facts that are so very wrong. Makes your party look more illiterate than the Dems. Not good. Facts are easy to check from the source not Rush.

    • oliver

      maybe you can post some real facts of how much they make..and what they get after they are there two years then leave are get voted out. IT DAMN SURE ANT CHICKEN FEED. but you dim-a-gogs would like us to think you do as little as you can for nothing.

  • james

    No one really expects the Muslim butt kissing Darky to keep any oath to this country but for some reason we think the Republicans will?

    • Eric Zarahn

      Norquist's tongue is nearly a far up there as Obama's. Read up on it. Tis true.

    • kjenkinsaf

      No need to go there James. His record is more than enough to impugn him.

    • Nick

      Gosh James. Darky not a good namemformyour party to be using nowadays. Did you not get anything out of the last election. Risky behavior.

  • james

    The GOP is a joke. The Tea party failed when they were told by the GOP that the republican party is the Tea party, it is NOT the tea party. Lets face it folks the country is over and only one thing can save it now. voting ain't it either.

  • Chuck

    I am very upset at self-appointed non-elected activists like Grover Norquist and Bob Vander Plaats. They claim to champion a public cause like "no tax increases", "eliminate activist judges", etc. They establish bold sounding groups: Americans for Tax Reform,The Family Leader, Iowans for Freedom. Then they bully candidates and other citizens to support these causes. Yes, I said BULLY. They use intimidation to gain and maintain that support. What else do you call public statements like:

    “The pledge is not for life,” Norquist said. “But everybody who signed the pledge, including Peter King, who tried to weasel out of it — shame on him, as the New York Sun said today. I hope his wife understands that commitments last a little longer than two years or something.”

    • kjenkinsaf

      Hopefully that's called shame. But... a faux pas, politicians have none

  • Stan

    He does have a point! You honor your pledge, that is if you are a statesman and not just a politician. In these days and times though, that is very rare.

  • Michael

    They are all liars and will pay the price for it. I'm sick of RINOS! They're no better than the libs who promise everything and give nothing. I thought McCain and Graham finally got a backbone when they stood up for the lies about Benghazi. Now it seems that is up for interpretation too. You all disgust me!

  • Walt Hobbs

    King has become a WEASEL !!!!

  • Diane Logan

    We need to have in place a National CONSERVATIVE/CONSTITUTIONAL PARTY and damn the libtards and RINO's who seem to align together all to often.
    And we need also a National Tea Party and not so many fractured elements.

  • Vic Bailey

    The US Marines need to take Washington DC, and lock up ALL the Senators and Congressmen and women, Obama and his regime in Leavenworth, Kansas. Then get some people in there that will follow the Constitution and quit thinking that they are ROYALITY. When they vote against the Constitution or get wined and dined by a lobbist, FIRE THEIR ASS! Cut all their overpaid salaries and retirement, they can get by just like us, STOP all their inside trading! Make lobbying a Federal Crime, the Constitution will take care of what needs to be taken care of. DO NOT let lawyers hold ANY Federal Job. Lawyers and their crooked laws are one of the reasons we are in the mess we are in now! There are enough laws in the Constitution and Bill of rights, to make our country great again, and make us FREE AGAIN, NO SPEICAL REIGHTS, just INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS APPLY, WITHOUT all the crooked Unconstitutional they have on the books that need removed! Every one in Congress and the Senate have broke their oath (Except Ron Paul) to the people, and where I come from, if you LIE to the BOSS you get fired! Semper Fi.

    • del

      Put them in those horrid Fema camps the jerk in the white house has equipped with coffins and hollow point bullets....That is why those poor souls in new jersey have no where to go for safety! I think your idea to lock them up is terrific! And then put them on trial for fraud and treason.

    • Gunner13

      Your first sentence abrogates the Constitution. Do you have any idea what that document says? If we don't make a conscience effort to stop the gross ignorance in this nation, we'll have nothing to fight Obama and the anti-American secular left with.

  • Kathleen3

    Peter King is more beholden to unions than to constituents and long ago crossed the line separating public servants from career politicians. There is virtually no difference between the Peter Kings in Congress and any other Democrat/Progressive.

    • Eric Zarahn

      That's not true. Peter King is trying to defend this nation from Islamists, while the Democrats are supporting the Muslim take-over.

  • suzy2

    The hell with all this blabber. Get rid of the destroyer, Barcak Obama..STOP SENDING OUR MONEY TO OUR ENEMIES! MORE IMPORTANTLY, GET RID OF OBAMA, BIDEN, AND REID!!!!!!! PERMANTLY!!!!!!!!!

    • Tonto

      Obama ain't the only big spender.....check BOTH parties in Congress. They buy votes with our money.

  • celticwaryor

    Any of them that have been there for 20+ years, need to go...they've been there way too long!

  • Blessings

    What a complete and final let down. This is the end of what we've protected and loved all our lives, our beautiful Country. The morality is gone. These spoiled brats in Washington have destroyed our Nation and us, the hard workers, the bill payers... obama, his Administration , and the losers in the lounge have made the most reckless decisions. Our Country is broken...

  • guide7

    DemoRats as well as Republicans are selling out the American people every day. Washington D.C. has a spending problem and they don't care. The working people support these political hacks and they wasted our money driving us, the working class, off the fiscal cliff. What a bunch of morons we are! Grover is right!!!

  • Eric Zarahn

    Important thing to know about Grover Norquist: he supports jihad and Islamization . Norquist is much worse than a weasel, he's a Muslim-collaborator and traitor.

    • Zilla of the Resistance

      Interesting how someone is giving down ratings to people who tell the truth about Grover Norquist's dirty islamist ties, as if sticking one's head in the sand will keep the jihadi sword from their necks.

    • Eric Zarahn

      No one is afraid of Peter King, but people are cowards when it comes to Muslims. Consequently, they feel quite comfortable jumping on King but feel quite uncomfortable dealing with Norquist's alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood. It seems like very few people are even willing to say openly that the Muslim Brotherhood is our mortal enemy, let alone that alliance with them is deep treason.

    • Zilla of the Resistance

      Yep, and even sadder when you consider how the Muslim Brotherhood describes their intentions for us IN THEIR OWN WORDS:
      'The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion [islam] is made victorious over all other religions.'

  • Aberdeem

    Mr. King, You were married 18 years ago and you promised your wife that you would be true

    to her then, does it not apply today?

    • Harold

      A man ? who breaks his word on one thing will also do on it other things. They have no character, no honesty, no conscience, no morals.