Audio: Laura Ingraham vs Grover Norquist

posted at 2:19 pm on June 7, 2007 by Bryan

Did you know that Grover Norquist doesn’t support the immigration bill? I didn’t, and this quote doesn’t make it seem like he opposes the bill at all.

However, the Senate bill has key conservative supporters, including Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, who echoed Mr. Bush’s position in a debate this week when he said that opposition to the immigration bill was “bad for America and … bad for the country.”
In an interview this week, Mr. Norquist said the immigration issue is not “a vote-moving issue” for Republicans.
“We need to constantly speak to what the country needs,” Mr. Norquist told The Washington Times.
“Mass deportations? People don’t want that. You should speak to the American people, not to radio talk-show hosts,” said Mr. Norquist, who said that the Senate bill’s opponents are “a handful of loud people who talk about it loudly.”

Norquist appeared on the Laura Ingaham Show today to ‘splain himself.


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“Mass deportations? People don’t want that. You should speak to the American people, not to radio talk-show hosts,” said Mr. Norquist, who said that the Senate bill’s opponents are “a handful of loud people who talk about it loudly.”

Alright numbnuts one more time and listen this time.
BUILD A DAMN BARRIER!

Once you stop the bleeding then you can address what to do with those already here. You can’t do both at the same time.

LakeRuins on June 7, 2007 at 2:23 PM

He understands the concern, he just doesn’t care.

amerpundit on June 7, 2007 at 2:34 PM

“Mass deportations? People don’t want that.

Says who? Time for Operation Wetback II

doriangrey on June 7, 2007 at 2:35 PM

doriangrey on June 7, 2007 at 2:35 PM

Dude.

KelliD on June 7, 2007 at 2:37 PM

All these people are spewing BS as fast as it can pass their lips. I am sick and tired of them couching these arguments on some sort of racial bias. I grew up in Texas, love the Mexican culture and know them to be great family people and hard workers. But the costs of allowing 12 million plus into our country is simply too high a price to pay. We must stop illegal entry before we begin a massive naturalization process for any of it to make sense. I think it is time for a third party in this country. If for no other reason but to upset the voting blocks that now exist.

jimwesty on June 7, 2007 at 2:40 PM

Dorian, you should have put the link in the first comment. Still not a fan of the word.

KelliD on June 7, 2007 at 2:46 PM

is this the one where she pulls the mic level down on the guy not saying exactly what she wants to hear mid-sentence, or does she throw that sort of cheap tantrum every time now?

jummy on June 7, 2007 at 2:48 PM

Dude.

KelliD on June 7, 2007 at 2:37 PM

hey, don’t call them racists! they have other justifications for their roiling, irrational rage about the border which aren’t cultural. like 9-11, which has nothing to do with the southern border and…some other junk.

jummy on June 7, 2007 at 2:51 PM

Yeah, dorian, don’t say that…seriously, it doesn’t help.

Bad Candy on June 7, 2007 at 2:53 PM

KelliD on June 7, 2007 at 2:46 PM

i don’t see how linking to the thing as outlined on another site is different from suggesting the thing without a link.

jummy on June 7, 2007 at 2:57 PM

You can’t change the name of the operation…this is one of those times you just have to deal with it.

James on June 7, 2007 at 2:57 PM

nothing can help this illness which has overtaken the “base”. chertoff was right. the wsj editorial board is right. mccain is right. bush is right. this immigration crap is a bunch of idiot nsm white power north american union crap which has nothing to do with 90% of conservatives.

jummy on June 7, 2007 at 3:01 PM

Loud and Proud.

Jummy still hanging around? Why would you want to hang around a place you think is filled with racists and bigots? maybe it’s time for you to head over to DU or dKOS where you’ll feel more at home.

TheBigOldDog on June 7, 2007 at 3:12 PM

I’ve never hosted a radio show, but I have spoken out loudly against this amnesty. If it’s just a handful, let me say that I’m proud to stand with the few.

windbag on June 7, 2007 at 3:15 PM

TheBigOldDog on June 7, 2007 at 3:12 PM

who are you?

jummy on June 7, 2007 at 3:18 PM

who are you?

Who are you (I mean, besides somebody who spends 90% of their time here sarcastically insulting people who disagree with you – that part I got)?

TheBigOldDog on June 7, 2007 at 3:24 PM

I am growing a bit tired of ideologues making the tangential leap from wanting our borders controlled to racism. That is as intellectually bereft as it is fallacious.

I happen to be both for increased legal immigration, and (perhaps more importantly) expediting of the bureaucratic maze.

Personally, whether it is 12-20 million Mexicans, Ukrainians, Estonians (if there were so many) – that is too many, and they need to come here in a legal and controlled fashion.

My daughter-in-law just became a citizen before being married. Brazil. Her wonderful family spent years jumping through hoops to receive permission to be here. They did it lawfully.

Let’s make it simple for those that know only the leftist mantra: Me like immigration. Good! Me not like limitless illegal immigration. Bad!

TruthSeeker on June 7, 2007 at 5:16 PM

“Mass deportations? People don’t want that.
Says who? Time for Operation Wetback II

doriangrey on June 7, 2007 at 2:35 PM

jummy on June 7, 2007 at 5:27 PM

If you want to lay down with the beaner/wetbacks nice and cozy go ahead –sonnyspats1 on June 5, 2007 at 7:02 AM (who then links to a page about wwii internment camps suggestively)

jummy on June 7, 2007 at 5:31 PM

Two examples is what you call your anectodal evidence, Jummy. I just don’t see the logical connection between being in favor of supporting the law of the land on immigration and being a racist [as per TruthSeeker]. Do you support the comprehensive immigration reform bill crafted by Kennedy et. al? If you know what it even contains, you’re way ahead almost everyone else, except for the people that actually wrote it. Plenty of legal immigrants, people of color, those who have been in line waiting for processing for years would obviously take exception to lawbreakers being bumped into line ahead of them by the Z-visa 24 hour waiting period. Are they therefore “idiot nsm white power north american union crap?”

smellthecoffee on June 7, 2007 at 6:38 PM

If you want to lay down with the beaner/wetbacks nice and cozy go ahead –sonnyspats1 on June 5, 2007 at 7:02 AM (who then links to a page about wwii internment camps suggestively)
jummy on June 7, 2007 at 5:31 PM

You argue like you have something to loose>

sonnyspats1 on June 8, 2007 at 1:33 AM

sonnyspats1 on June 8, 2007 at 1:33 AM

no. it’s lost. i used to have an idea of conservatives and the conservative movement which was perhaps too rosey. now i think i know better. now i know that if i’m brown-skinned and speak spanish, i can’t be a conservative. i had guessed this from the vague distrust and dislike of mel martinez and alberto gonzales, and it’s clear from the suggestive tone of your post (i’ll let you guess whether i’m a “beaner” or not).conservativism, at least as far as the people who make up it’s base and voting block, is for racists. it doesn’t have to be, that’s just the way the demographics fan out.

oddly, i’ve wondered why the border enforcement demagogues argue like they have something to lose. how many conservatives are there in socal?

jummy on June 8, 2007 at 11:54 AM