So there’s this guy, Grover Norquist. He shouldn’t be important and he’s never done anything worthwhile with his life, but for whatever reason, he got a bunch of Republicans to sign some inane tax pledge. Then, as everyone knew would happen, spending kept going. You see, Americans want low taxes, but they also like their government programs (especially all those retiring Teabaggers who have no idea what they’re talking about). Naturally, these two things can’t work together for terribly long. So now we see ourselves in a bit of a mess.
So remind me: Who the hell is Grover Norquist and why is anyone still listening to him?