Quote of the Day: Alan Simpson

“I guess I’m known as a RINO now, which means a Republican in name only, because, I guess, of social views, perhaps, or common sense would be another one, which seems to escape members of our party,” said Simpson, a co-chair of President Obama’s fiscal commission, on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

“For heaven’s sake, you have Grover Norquist wandering the earth in his white robes saying that if you raise taxes one penny, he’ll defeat you,” he added. “He can’t murder you. He can’t burn your house. The only thing he can do to you, as an elected official, is defeat you for reelection. And if that means more to you than your country when we need patriots to come out in a situation when we’re in extremity, you shouldn’t even be in Congress.”

via Former GOP Senator Slams Republicans For Refusing To Compromise On Taxes | TPMDC.

Yeah… good stuff. Of course, what’s he running for?

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One Reply to “Quote of the Day: Alan Simpson”

  1. Sadly, the party of Limbaugh has no room for people like Alan Simpson, Ronald Reagan, or other people who were inclined toward speaking with their political foes …

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