Republicans Avoid Answering If They Support The Pledge

From John Romano at the Tampa Bay Times:

At this point, I’m not sure which is worse: swearing fealty to a lobbyist in the first place, or not having the courage to either embrace or disavow him now that it has become inconvenient.

The article goes on to state that Republicans are not necessarily speaking out against the Pledge, they are just trying not to address the questions posed to them at town halls and by journalists about the pledge.

It seems a growing number of lawmakers will do whatever contortions are necessary to avoid answering questions about their devotion to conservative activist Grover Norquist’s tax pledge.

Seriously, is the question really that hard?

Either you believe taxes should not be raised under any circumstance as the pledge indicated when you signed it, or you no longer subscribe to this ridiculously intractable position. It should be a simple yes or no.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/john-romano-why-the-stammering-over-norquists-pledge/1265328

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