National Review's Betsy Woodruff says anti-tax baby-headed Republican "mastermind" Grover Norquist is fed up with extremists in the Republican Party. Well, he's fed up with the extremists in the Republican Party who aren't his kind of extremists. Specifically, he thinks the defunders should apologize to all the other Republicans:
“It’d be a good idea if they stopped referring to other Republicans as Hitler appeasers because they opposed the strategy they put forward which failed,” Norquist says. “I think if you make a mistake as big as what they did, you owe your fellow senators and congressmen a big apology — and your constituents, as well, because nothing they did advanced the cause of repealing or dismantling Obamacare.”
Norquist refrained from naming the specific people who he thinks owe apologies to the rest of the conservative movement, but his reference is transparent — during his lengthy floor speech, Senator Ted Cruz said Republicans who supported a CR that would fund Obamacare were comparable to Neville Chamberlain.
The commenters are predictably angry at Norquist for selling out:
Apologize to the CONSERVATIVES ? They ARE the conservatives. Grover is a worthless POS the likes of Rove, Boehner, McCain, Graham etc. etc. etc. $crew him.
“I think..." Grover princess, not many of us care what you think. You know the saying about opinions don't you? That saying applies to you too.
Good-bye Grover. You have been in Washington too long. You have gone over to the dark side. You are no longer relevant. Regular Republicans find you repulsive. Enjoy your cocktail parties with the other traitors. With friends like you, who needs enemies?