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Grover Norquist: Obama Won Because He Called Romney A 'Poopy Head'

9:45 am - 11/12/2012
Grover Norquist: Obama Won Because He Called Romney A 'Poopy Head'

Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans For Tax Reform, has a new theory about why President Barack Obama won -- he portrayed Mitt Romney as a "poopy head."

"The president was committed; elected on the basis that he was not Romney and Romney was a poopy head and you should vote against Romney and he won by two points," Norquist said on CBS' "This Morning" Monday. "But he didn't make the case that we should have higher taxes and higher spending, he kind of sounded like the opposite."

Host Norah O'Donnell pushed back. "Well, I'm not sure that's what the president called Mitt Romney, Grover," she said. "That's not the debate that was had ... he said very clearly throughout the debate that the wealthiest Americans should pay more and he won eight of the nine battleground states and Republicans failed to reclaim the White House or the Senate."

"What about the exit polls that show a broad support for raising taxes on the wealthiest americans. Are you wrong?" she asked.

Norquist pointed to negative advertising against former GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

"Well, again, you saw those ads that suggested Romney gave people cancer in Ohio for months and months unanswered. You can trash an individual and get people to vote against him," he said. He then touted Republican governors who won elections pledging to phase out state income taxes. O'Donnell replied that those were state issues.

The ad Norquist is referring to -- a spot by pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA, tying a Bain Capital-controlled steel mill's closure to a lack of health care for an employee's wife, who eventually died from cancer -- aired mistakenly, according to Priorities USA. The ad was sharply criticized for being inaccurate.

Other Republicans have struggled to explain Obama's win. Karl Rove echoed Norquist recently, saying that the negative ads succeeded in "suppressing the vote."

When asked if any members of Congress who have signed Americans for Tax Reform's pledge not to raise taxes would accept new revenue, Norquist said, "The pledge is to the American People not to me."

"So they don't need my permission to vote," he said. "They made a commitment to the people in their states."

The Video is Here. It's only a minute long. The TP article has embedded a longer version of it here.


OP: Norquist ... has such a way with words. How did this man convince people to sign this pledge? "Only poopy heads don't sign it!" or something?
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back_track 12th-Nov-2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
Poopy head is also the go-to insult of my six year old nephew, so I guess we now see what intellectual level Grover Norquist is operating on
teacoat 12th-Nov-2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
Well, considering (IIRC) he first thought of his ridiculous tax pledge when he was 6 years old... Yeah, pretty much.

Edited at 2012-11-12 08:11 pm (UTC)
saitheisonfire 12th-Nov-2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
wow Grover how old are you I've heard worse names on the playground brah
ultraelectric 12th-Nov-2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Was watching Andrea Mitchell, and this was brought up and she was like "is this Grover from Sesame Street" or something along those lines lol.

God, grow up dude.
executivehpfan 12th-Nov-2012 07:10 pm (UTC)

keeperofthekeys 12th-Nov-2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
I wish I could find a clip of Leslie Neilsen's character from The Naked Gun going "I'm sure we can handle this situation maturely, just like the responsible adults that we are. Isn't that right, Mr. Poopy Pants?"
schmanda 13th-Nov-2012 05:24 am (UTC)
farchivist 12th-Nov-2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
Not that the Conservative Base cares what Norquist says these days. They're convinced that he's an agent for Islamic jihad simply because his wife is a Palestinian Muslim (or her family is, I forget which).
mirhanda 12th-Nov-2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
mskye 12th-Nov-2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
This... isn't satire?
mirhanda 12th-Nov-2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
IKR? I was looking for the onion tag!
the_physicist 12th-Nov-2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
wait, what do you mean 'not the onion'?! O_o surely...
layweed 12th-Nov-2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Grover Norquist is a poopy head.
layweed 12th-Nov-2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
And the pledge might be to the "American People", but you seem to be the one who campaigns against them when they break their pledge.
bnmc2005 12th-Nov-2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm... Oh...ICWutUDidThar ...

This seems to be a spin-off of the "Obama isn't a real adult (.i.e.boy)" meme combined slyly with the erroneous downplaying of the actual election numbers. (Doesn't over 3,355,000 million and counting = 3.3 points?)

Oh bitter ugly gop just sit down and stfu already.
furrygreen 12th-Nov-2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm... Oh...ICWutUDidThar ...

Yeah, because, when I want to be the "better person" and prove myself the adult in situations like this, I normally pull out the time tested "you're so stuuuuuuuuupid!" and then push the other person down! XD! Right?

There should be a law against stupid people trying to say witty things. It just ... hurts the soul, you know?
blackjedii 12th-Nov-2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
I saw him for half a second as I was flipping channels.

My main thought was, "Oh, people listen to this asshole? HE'S NOT EVEN AN ELECTED OFFICIAL"

Then I turned to Dial M For Murder.
i_amthecosmos 12th-Nov-2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
Can't wait until Jon Stewart gets a hold of that one. Although he'll probably just play the clip and let it speak for itself.
kitbug 13th-Nov-2012 04:52 am (UTC)
Moment of Zen tonight. XD
ebay313 12th-Nov-2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
Right, Obama only one because of unfair attack ads and conservatives lost because they were just too honorable to run those. After all there were no attack ads aimed at Obama right? Or conservatives making outrageous, clearly wrong claims about Obama like claiming he wasn't born in the US. And there definitely weren't movies made attacking Obama and his family personally, which were then sent to voters in swing states.
bmh4d0k3n 12th-Nov-2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
Jackpot, fishy-poopy-pants!

ultraelectric 12th-Nov-2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
I almost peed myself while watching this. And really, this is basically how she talks all the time, just random shit.
crossfire 12th-Nov-2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, who?
layweed 12th-Nov-2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
some poopy head with an egomaniacal complex.
moonshaz 12th-Nov-2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
"The president was committed; elected on the basis that he was not Romney and Romney was a poopy head and you should vote against Romney and he won by two points,"

Hmmm....well, Romney RAN on the basis that Obama was a poopy head and you should vote against Obama, and Romney lost. So there.
farting_nora 12th-Nov-2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Well maybe Romney should have stopped being such a poopy head if he didn't want to be called one.
sandstorm 13th-Nov-2012 01:41 am (UTC)
LOL. I mean, Romney did act accordingly.
liret 12th-Nov-2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
It's more of the 'Obama supressed votes by convincing people Romney wasn't the better candidate!' thing. Apparently that was very unfair of him.

Also, even if that one commercial shouldn't have run, when someone tries to make overturning health care reform the #1 issue of his campaign, I don't think it's saying 'Romney gave people cancer' to show the cause and effect between people not having health care and not getting the medical care they need. Romney and the rest of the Republican party chose this, for inexplicable reasons, as their hill to die on. Now they keep acting like it was cheating for the Democrats to fight back.
furrygreen 12th-Nov-2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's saying 'Romney gave people cancer' to show the cause and effect between people not having health care and not getting the medical care they need.

Of course Obama didn't mean that and they know it. I think the only people who believed that crap is Faux News watchers.

This was a clever ploy on Romney/Republican side to throw that turd away from them, and it worked. It's just a distraction. Repub's are horrified at Obama and Dem's are angry/annoyed at the spin masters (and will try to set the Repub's straight -- which most won't believe.) Both frothing and neither paying attention. XD~
not_emily 12th-Nov-2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
I think someone needs a time out.
bushy_brow 12th-Nov-2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
And a nap, with his binkie.
lamardeuse 12th-Nov-2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
fluorescenta 12th-Nov-2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
this made me laugh way too hard
kitschaster 12th-Nov-2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
Romney is a poopy head, tho. No lies have been spoken.
ceilidh 12th-Nov-2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
go away Grover Norquist. You are completely irrelevant to anyone who doesn't make a zillion dollars a day.
wrestlingdog 13th-Nov-2012 02:31 am (UTC)
Maybe this is from his chat with Clint Eastwood at the RNC?
homasse 13th-Nov-2012 02:36 am (UTC)
alryssa 13th-Nov-2012 04:06 am (UTC)
I often think the political right acts like kindergartners, but honestly... I think kindergarteners can be more mature than this. Really. Obama whipped your hides, guys. Figure out why that is, instead of blaming him for being a big meanie-doodoo-head.
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