What is it about a desire to have a smaller, less intrusive government that drives liberals so crazy?
Case in point, the New York Times’ Thomas Friedman asks in his column today, “Am I a bad person if I hope that when Grover Norquist slips in the bathtub and has to call 911, no one answers?”
In short, yes, you are a bad person if you hope the President of Americans for Tax Reform who thinks that government spending is out of control dies in a bathtub just because you disagree with him:
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 17, 2016
Wait, I know the answer to this one: yes, Thomas Friedman. Yes, you are a bad person for hoping that. https://t.co/ghwDDqGPOf
— Moe Lane (@Ogiel23) (@moelane) February 17, 2016
And here’s a reminder for Friedman — Norquist is for “competent government,” which is something every candidate should strive for:
Speeding tickets are supposed to be about safety.
But they put the speed traps where they can maximize revenue not protect pedestrians.
— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) February 15, 2016
Since 2008, full time employee positions (FTEs) in Louisiana state government down from 93,554 to 61,573. Competent government costs less.
— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) March 11, 2015
.@nicolesherburne The American people don't like to have their hard work pissed away by the State. You don't get that or America.
— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) February 17, 2016
And he’s also for the elimination of burdensome government regulations that go after the very entrepreneurs Friedman writes about today, like the coming war on vaping:
The first prohibition (of alcohol) was stupid.
Now Hillary and Obama's FDA want to bring a 2nd prohibition of Vaping
This will not end well
— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) February 16, 2016
Will Friedman ever acknowledge that?