A long time ago, I looked this up, but cant remember the whole answer. Where does Norquist get his power? What I recall is that he is best buddies with Bush & Cheney and that whole bunch. They have a private group (supposedly) called MFM (Morons For Money). They control the money, & give it to any morons who are stupid enough to betray their government for it. They can make repubs jump through hoops, grovel on the floor naked, salute the Russian flag, or anything that the Puppet Master demands. I am sure the Koch Brothers must be involved in this bunch. After all, they have basically controlled our elections (or financed our elections) for quite a long time now. As you know, the Kochs got all their wealth, when Daddy Koch (Fred C. Koch) went to Soviet Russia to learn all about the Russian oil business. (Now THIS PART IS SERIOUS). Fred C. Koch ran around with Joseph Stalin (Communist Russian Dictator) & learned all the basics, & then Fred C. Koch came back to America (to Wichita, KS) and began to increase his fortune. He spread out into many other industries, also.
But THIS IS CRITICAL. In order for Stalin to have given Mr. Koch all the knowledge & expertise of the OIL business, & then allowed him to LEAVE RUSSIA & come back here to use all that knowledge to "compete" with the Russian oil business --- there had to be a mutual "agreement" --- a BIG agreement, ---- and that was --- that Koch would use every means necessary, to destroy America from within, -- using the John Birch Society --- which had existed since 1958, & was run by Robert Welch.. -- So Fred C. Koch immediately joined the John Birch Society, and GOT ON THE NATIONAL COUNCIL --- as soon as he returned home from Russia. Not only that, but 2 of Koch's sons became Birch members, also. (I hope you know by now that the Birch Society was a "subversive" organization, which was set up to masquerade as a "patriotic" organization, but was run "under cover" for years. Members had to keep their membership secret, etc. But they were expected to get actively involved in Politics, as much as possible. They had frequent meetings & were given assignments (like letter writing to Congress), .
(I have 5 copies of the BLUE BOOK -- their membership Manual, (printed in 1958, written by Robt Welch) - it always listed their "National Council" names in it
It also mentions that Robert Welch (JBS leader) considered John F. Kennedy to be a Communist. The Birch leader even printed that in his Blue Book, that JFK was a Communist. And there is evidence that the John Birch Society printed the "Wanted for Treason" pamphlets, that were spread all over Dallas, TX on the very day JFK was assassinated. And the anti-JFK headlines in a Dallas newspaper (that day) were also paid for by Birch operatives.
As I said, the JBS was set up to be a "subversive" organization, in our midst, to destroy the US govt, from within. But in order to survive, it had to masquerade as a "patriotic" organization. And it did, very successfully. You might not notice anything was wrong, until they started making insane claims, such as the water was fluoridated to "poison" us, & that General Eisenhower was a "traitor". Then the lunatic fringe began to takeover, but it was shocking how many people believed all the nonsense. And within 5 years, they managed to have John F. Kennedy "murdered" in Dallas TX (Nov 22, 1963). And then, JFK's brother Bobby decided to run, to "carry on" for his dead brother ---- and Whoops! Our dear Atty General Robert F. Kennedy was ALSO murdered, by the exact same method. He also was very young, very dedicated, very patriotic & idealistic. A man with courage, with dreams, with all the beautiful things we NEED in a leader. -- SHOT DEAD.
[[ To CLARIFY some of my stmts below: By the words "mind control" -- I was referring to "brain-washing" that went on day & night, by the Birch Society. ]]
But if you really understand the Motive -- that the Birch Society fully intended to use its power & control over the minds of its members, to TAKE OVER THE US Government, (as soon as possible) ----- by getting the Birch Society involved in GOP politics, & takeover the "right wing" of govt --- & THEN USE THAT to take over the ENTIRE United States Govt. By using "mind control" over its members, they could use "subversive measures" to take over the propaganda used in our elections. The whole takeover would not take very long. (The JBS began in 1958, & by 1963, they killed JFK, -- & by 1968, they killed Robt Kennedy, -- & they have filled our Congress corridors with subversive crooks & saboteurs forever after). THOSE are the ones who "refuse to negotiate" -- or to "compromise" or to do anything that makes sense. They get us in Eternal Infinite Warfare, because that is how they get into International OIL, which is where the MONEY IS, and they care NOTHING at all about the deaths of American soldiers. GREED, is ALL THEY CARE ABOUT. The GOP is basically Communist, & it follows the rules of Communism. The more War, the better (to them) & if they can manage to take over other Countries & their Govts, that is A-OK with them. WHY the HELL should we be back in the same old WAR of BUSH (2003) ??? That was INSANE to begin with, & a FALSE WAR, for totally FALSE REASONS. So it stands to reason, that SANE people, would NEVER GO BACK THERE AGAIN. But apparently the GOP still maintain Control thru Bribes, BlackMail & Brain-washing.
And the (MFM) ---- Morons for Money ---- will continue to tear apart our country -- & set up Global Catastrophe -- Forever.