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information about the Oct. 8 guests on NBC's "Meet the Press:" Jim Talent, in Meet the Press July Ed Gillespie, Dick Durbin, Jon Kyl, Grover Norquist. the presumptive GOP presidential nominee told NBC's "Meet the Press. Before Trump's clarification, anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, who. View and license Grover Norquist pictures & news photos from Getty Images. Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform participates in a meeting with House Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist speaks during a press.
Saxby Chambliss and Lindsey Graham to the growing list, along with Reps. Chambliss kicked off the most recent outbreak of common sense by telling a Georgia TV station, "I care more about my country than I do about a year-old pledge. I will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country, only if Democrats will do entitlement reform. For instance, if I were in Congress inI would have signed a declaration of war against Japan. I'm not going to attack Japan today.
The world has changed, and the economic situation is different. This post-election outbreak of pragmatism is welcome and needed.
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These senators and congressmen are profiles in courage for speaking out against the stranglehold that one self-appointed activist and lobbyist has had on bipartisan governing. Norquist, who leads the conservative activist group Americans for Tax Reform, is both a colorful character and committed ideologue, infamous for sound bites like this: I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.
Graham says he'd break no-tax 'pledge' This distinction makes a real difference in the current deficit and debt deal negotiations. Going back to the Bowles-Simpson Commission, the obvious common ground for negotiations has been for Democrats to compromise on spending cuts and entitlement reform and Republicans to compromise on increased tax revenue. This can be done -- as the Bowles-Simpson Commission demonstrated -- by potentially even lowering some tax rates but closing loopholes to raise revenue.
This is what's known as a win-win. When he was announced as David Gregory's replacement, many of us thought there was a chance Todd might bring this kind of objective-type wonkery to Meet the Press. Maybe the show would be a little more than Sen.
Not a chance in hell. Spivak, Garrick Utley and Tim Russert is officially dead. This was clearly a sickening effort to inject an edgy hashtaggable thing into the show -- an obvious attempt to appeal to the online, social media, viral youth demographic. By the way, if you're watching Meet the Press, you're a nerd -- we're all nerds. There doesn't need to be something in the show that's specifically geared toward nerds since the whole show is for nerds.
So, The Nerd Screen is a giant touch-pad video display facilitating the illustration of something called "Coffee vs. It might as well have been called the Magically Edgy Doofus Machine, because it explained the midterms in the most moronic way possible. As if Americans haven't been polarized enough by the news media, online and off, now Meet the Press is further polarizing voters based on where they eat and whether they drink coffee, even though it's a foregone conclusion that many Democratic voters eat at Chick-Fil-A and many Republican voters order coffee at Starbucks.
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Hell, I personally know one Republican voter who frequents Starbucks so often he's been appointed the de facto "mayor" of that location. So it goes for junk food choices.
Todd went on to swipe, iPhone style, to maps of Colorado and Iowa, and noted that the rural "Chick-Fil-A areas" of both states -- painted, doy, red on the map -- would support GOP candidates, while metropolitan areas -- doy, blue -- would support Democratic candidates.
That means, where there are population centers, in and around cities like Des Moines or Denver, Democrats will do well in the midterms. Where there are fewer people, Republicans will do well.
The truth of the matter is that, generally, Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks are located in the same regions of the country; more locations in populated areas, fewer in remote rural areas. If you're opening a franchise, here's a pro-tip: