Tom Coburn: Norquist is “chief cleric of sharia tax law.”

by David Safier

Wow. I repeat. Wow.

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) is so pissed at No New Taxes guru Grover Norquist, Coburn called the guy the "chief cleric of sharia tax law."

I thought they reserved that kind of language for Democrats.

Do I sense trouble in paradise? Are some conservatives, even those with impeccable credentials,feeling the constraints of the ideological straitjackets put on them by the farther-than-far Right?

Coburn wants to get rid of a $5 billion ethanol subsidy. Norquist says that's only OK if there are $5 billion in tax cuts to keep it revenue neutral. Which prompted Coburn to call Norquist the "chief cleric of sharia tax law."

Look at this list of some of the other "renegades" wanting to break free of the No New Taxes shackles.

These include stalwart conservatives such as Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. And on the ethanol issue, Coburn has drawn support from the Heritage Foundation.

Fight among yourselves,guys. Play "More conservative than thou." Keep up the good work.

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