Principles of the unprincipled: Jane Hamsher and Grover Norquist unite

by Karoli on December 24, 2009 · 13 comments

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What Grover Norquist has done in 2009:

  • Attacked President Obama’s nominee for OSHA Assistant Secretary on the grounds that he is “Consistently advocating for more government interference in private business…”
  • Advocated boycott of Climate Change legislation
  • Applauded Glenn Beck’s 912 rally
  • Extolled Robert Novak as an “honest giant“.
  • Championed (and still does) the cause of tobacco companies.

The one thing you can say about Grover Norquist is this: He is consistent in his endeavors to continue bolstering corporate interests.

When Jane Hamsher defends her opposition to Ben Bernanke and the Senate health care reform initiative on the basis of principle, what she reveals is this: She will win at any cost, even the cost of her principles, if they were there to begin with.

Having a shred of commonality on one single cause does not a principled stand make, particularly when arriving on common ground via opposite directions.

Good luck with that, Jane. Not one more dime from me to you or your causes, no matter how just they may seem. Attacking institutions which enabled many who could not have bought homes to buy them is hardly demonstration of a progressive principle. Moral relativism, yes. But not principles.

Nothing personal, Jane. I just have no patience for those who claim to lead by expedient, morally repugnant means. You should learn to take things less personally, too. Your crusade against the President and Rahm Emanuel appear to be wholly personal, staked in your petulant disbelief that you didn’t get exactly what you wanted when you wanted it. Welcome to the world.

Go read what Jeff Fecke has to say. Here’s a teaser: “Quite honestly, if Grover Norquist approached me and asked me to help him in his quest to save puppies, it would lead me to rethink my feelings about puppies.”

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 So Sad December 25, 2009 at 9:44 am

Thank God for Jane Hamsher!!!! She understands what the Thugs are up to and is joining many to call them out!! Transparancy we need.

2 Karoli December 25, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Wow. Point made, taken and set.

3 teddysanfran December 26, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Waiting breathlessly for headline Monday: “Norquist, Hamsher Agree Earth Round; Progressives Differ.

4 txvoodoo December 26, 2009 at 10:08 pm

How about “people before either”? That's who it's about, individual people out there. Jane's making it about HER, not the issue.

5 teddysanfran December 26, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Waiting breathlessly for headline Monday: “Norquist, Hamsher Agree Earth Round; Progressives Differ.

6 Diana Jo December 26, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Doesn't Karoli understand the difference between ideolgues and activists??? it's time to stop over reacting to Jane's skillfull use of power to promote the common welfare.
Community before markets!

7 txvoodoo December 26, 2009 at 11:08 pm

How about “people before either”? That's who it's about, individual people out there. Jane's making it about HER, not the issue.

8 Diana Jo December 27, 2009 at 5:14 am

Doesn't Karoli understand the difference between ideolgues and activists??? it's time to stop over reacting to Jane's skillfull use of power to promote the common welfare.
Community before markets!

9 txvoodoo December 27, 2009 at 6:08 am

How about “people before either”? That's who it's about, individual people out there. Jane's making it about HER, not the issue.

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