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Friday, March 8, 2013
CNS Freaks Out Over Dem Congresswoman's Statement First Popularized By Grover Norquist

A March 7 article by Eric Scheiner highlights a statement by Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) told a TV station in Milwaukee that "Many Republicans see this as a first down payment on their ultimate desire to just shrink the size of government, so much so, that you can drown it in a bathtub."

Scheiner doesn't mention, however, that a conservative said it first.

Grover Norquist originally what Moore said almost verbatim: "My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub."

The clear motive for Scheiner highlighting this was to set Moore up for mockery by CNS readers, as the vulgar, hateful rants in the comments demonstrate. But has Scheiner ever highlighted Norquist's originial statement, let alone treat it as ridiculous?

Posted by Terry K. at 4:25 PM EST

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