Friday, July 22, 2011

The Twin Fates of Grover Norquist and Cenk Uygur

Has the decades long director of Republican consciences been superseded by the even more absolutist Tea Party?  No one’s time in the sun is forever and Norquist has been the guardian of Republican anti-tax behavior for decades - although this is only now being acknowledged by the media. For him to cede his place even as his role is made public, marks a watershed.

In a mirror event, Cenk Uygur last week was offered double the money for a smaller role at MSNBC. His Young Turk attitude toward Washington was making his bosses nervous, not, as he speculates in a video that can be seen at he raised the six o’clock ratings even higher than those of Ed Schultz, but precisely because he did.

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