"Notes from the conservative stagnation, Part 10: Grover Norquist"
My occasional series on the conservative
movement stagnation continues with Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Government Elimination Tax Reform.
On Monday, the New York Times ran a long story, “Among Republicans, a Debate Over the Party’s Road Map Back to Power,” about the response of leading right-wing thinkers to the question “how can conservatives chart a path back to power after this month’s Republican defeats?”
Norquist offered a strong endorsement for continuing the GOP’s ostrich-like [dinosaur-like?] ignorance on climate change:
… he suggested that some calls to update conservatism — by taking global warming more seriously, for instance — were essentially disguised calls to move the party to the left.
“They will be cheerfully ignored,” Mr. Norquist said.
Denial is bliss.
Note: Although this is Part 10, this is the first post actually labeled “Notes from the conservative stagnation.” Sadly, I suspect this may end up being the longest series Climate Progress ever runs.
- New GOP energy message — same as the old GOP energy message
- 64% of GOP voters say Palin is their top choice for 2012, 69% say Palin helped McCain
- Krauthammer, Part 2: The real reason conservatives don’t believe in climate science
- The Deniers are winning, but only with the GOP
- The intellectual bankruptcy of conservatism: Heritage even opposes energy efficiency
- The American Enterprise Institute: Still crazy with denial and delay after all these years
- The intellectual bankruptcy of the Cato Institute
- Can This Planet Be Saved? Not if conservatives rule
- George Will nails the difference between conservatives and progressives