Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Silly Rabbit, Tax Chicanery is for Kids!

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Preview: Mickey Edwards on the Immaturity of Anti-Tax Ideology from on Vimeo.

Pop quiz, hotshots: What do homophobic Xbox Live messages, stolen Victoria's Secret catalogs and a refusal to raise revenues in an attempt to atrophy the apparatus of government?

Answer: They're behaviors pioneered by shitty 12-year-old kids!

Indeed, if you've been keeping score during the ongoing "fiscal cliff" debacle, wherein your elected Congress people dither like eunuchs at a wine orgy (and over something that may not be a such big deal after all), then Grover Norquist's nefarious pledge should already be familiar to you. That pledge — which is becoming so unpopular among wounded mainstream conservatism that certain papers of record are congratulating certain hypocritical politicians for breaking said pledge — is rightfully attracting all sorts of fresh ire in the post-election landscape, as Democrats try to figure out a way to force Republicans to not act like total dicks yet again as they abdicate their duty on routine matters of governance.

In the above video, Bill Moyers' warm and fuzzy Texas charm belies a pointed barb at the intellectual maturity of Norquist's tax pledge by pointing out that the anti-tax crusader hatched his infamous scheme when he was just 12 years of age.

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