Former GOP Senator Alan Simpson has had enough of Grover Norquist, and hopes he falls in a bathtub.
“So how do you deal with guys who came to stop government or Grover wandering the earth in his white robe saying he wanted to drown government in the bathtub? I hope he slips in there with it.”
His rant didn’t end there.
Fmr. Sen. Alan Simpson on #mitchellreports: Norquist "is becoming irrelevant. The game is up."
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) November 28, 2012
— Marvelous Marquis (@BlueDemLib) November 28, 2012
Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, is famous for his “no tax pledge” in which he asks GOP representatives to pledge not to raise taxes. Several politicians have recently stated they will now violate that pledge, which has caused a backlash against them.
Simpson has found a few supporters.
— RC deWinter (@RCdeWinter) November 28, 2012
Can I adopt him? MT @DomenicoNBC: Alan Simpson: If you can't compromise, you shouldn't be in Washington & you shouldn't get married
— Shawna Thomas (@ShawnaNBCNews) November 28, 2012
Remember when Alan Simpson seemed Right Wing?
— Paula Poundstone (@paulapoundstone) November 28, 2012
I respect Senator Alan K. Simpson! Why can't more politicians speak wisely & directly?
— Cathryn Shea (@cathy_shea) November 28, 2012
Others find that Simpson is an aging opportunist trying to wring out a few more moments of fame.
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 28, 2012
— Kelly Sayre (@texasgalt) November 28, 2012
.@mitchellreports It's not about Norquist. It's about political fallout from constituents of members who take, then break the no-tax pledge.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 28, 2012
RT @TheFix: "Grover will be irrelevant in 2 years." — Alan Simpson. / The wonder is that Alan Simpson (R-Curmudgeon) isn't irrelevant now.
— Inwit (@inwitinwit) November 28, 2012
Now realizing that the Simpson-Bowles plan benefits Alan Simpson and Erksine Bowles more than anything. Now getting HUGE $ in speaker fees
— YeaYouRite (@YeaYouRite) November 28, 2012
Simpson wishes politicians instead of journalist saw him as the budget god @TheFix: "Grover will be irrelevant in 2 years." — Alan Simpson
— Daniel Berman (@DanielBerman2) November 28, 2012
Wow. SO mature…You freaking morons! Chris Matthews and Alan Simpson Joke About Grover Norquist Drowning http://t.co/e3TrCk09
— Doc Hughes (@kennettehughes) November 28, 2012
— Martin Kaufmann (@Golfweek_Marty) November 28, 2012
By the way, Norquist told the Washington Post editorial board last year that “Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase.”
We expect to hear that argument a lot in the coming weeks.