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Grover Norquist: GOP Has Mandate Because Boehner Reelected. Wait, What?

Posted on December 29th, 2012 at 17:27 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane -- Write a comment


So, here’s a very confusing thing that Americans For Tax Reform founder Grover Norquist tweeted this morning, apparently in reference to the fiscal cliff talks:

We had an election Boehner was elected speaker. Now lame duck obama should get over it. (Also 30 GOP governors)

That’s … kind of impressive, actually.  Norquist somehow managed to stuff, like, nine errors into fewer than 140 characters: 

How on Earth can the Onion compete with that?

  1. Where by “nine errors” they mean “two errors”. As they say in some podunk country somewhere “exaggeration is an art form onto itself”.

  2. Mr. N. clearly doesn’t tweet himself anyway, his disability…clicking those buttons with hooves, too hard.

  3. Well, the Speaker of the House isn’t elected, they are selected by their party. That process will occur now, in January, so nothing has happened yet. If you lump in the run on sentence (yeah, it’s Twitter, so people tend to skimp on grammar), that’s, what, like 4 errors right off the bat (no election happened, Boehner therefore not “elected”, House Speaker not an elected position, missing punctuation). Moving on, Obama, who actually did win an election, has a full second term to serve, so he’s hardly a lame duck, and his name should be capitalized. That’s 2 more errors. Getting back to grammar, the parenthetical bit about the 30 governors, besides being irrelevant to the preceding comments, is not even a complete sentence or even remotely coherent. So that’s at least 1 error, maybe 2. So, depending on how you want to break it down, there are something like 9 errors in that Tweet. If you condense all the mistakes about Boehner being “elected” into 1 “House Speakers aren’t elected” goof and ignore all the grammar errors, you might be able to knock the tally down to 2 or 3.

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