Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Quote of the day

Lexington:
I SPENT election night at a party at the downtown DC headquarters of Americans for Tax Reform, the place where Grover Norquist holds his famous Wednesday-morning strategy and networking sessions for all the conservative movements in the capital. Their election night was a strangely subdued affair given the Republican capture of the House. But that might be because of this conservative group's relentless long-termism.

FLG finds Norquist a zealot, but he is a conservative, and so zealously concerned about the long-term. People really do need pick up what FLG is puttin' down. This time horizons thing is fucking genius. Sure, it's blunt, but it works dammit.

2 comments:

The Ancient said...

this conservative group's relentless long-termism.

Grover's built a profitable little business that keeps him handsomely supplied with all the Manolos he might ever want -- but there is no "long-termism" to it, unless you think killing off the candidacies of people who might actually be able to solve problems rather than bleat about them is a future-oriented strategy.

(Grover's not anyone who really understands economics, or fiscal policy. He's just a tool for people who want to keep their taxes low in the short-term. And he's fine with that.)

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amusing how the nerds in D.C. become tools?

David Brooks is O's long-term tool and Grover is a short-term tool. Different tools but still, at heat, nerds.

Mrs. P

 
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