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Republicans Abandon Norquist Pledge after 2012 Election Losses

Republicans Abandon Norquist Pledge after 2012 Election Losses

Posted on 28 Nov 2012 at 5:01pm

President Obama won a second term and Republicans got beat up. That is pretty much what the 2012 election results said. Voters also sent a message to Grover Norquist: His pledge to never raise taxes is antiquated drivel.

For more than 26 years, the Norquist pledge has held the US economy hostage. With no ability to raise revenue, the federal deficit has risen. And the person strangling it, a conservative lobbyist, has never even run for national office.

Norquist has been funding GOP campaigns for decades…