Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Must read for Monday: Cohen's "A grand old cult"

In today's Washington Post Richard Cohen nails the Republican Party for what it has become: a cult.
To become a Republican, one has to take a pledge. It is not enough to support the party or mouth banalities about Ronald Reagan; one has to promise not to give the government another nickel. This is called the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” issued by Americans for Tax Reform, an organization headed by the chirpy Grover Norquist. He once labeled the argument that an estate tax would affect only the very rich “the morality of the Holocaust.” Anyone can see how singling out the filthy rich and the immensely powerful and asking them to ante up is pretty much the same as Auschwitz and that sort of thing.
Read the rest of Richard Cohen's "A grand old cult" at the Washington Post.

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