Grover Norquist wrote a letter to the editor in The New York Times: “In your April 22 editorial ‘Rethinking Their Pledge,’ you suggest that “a few Republicans” have changed their minds and now wish to raise taxes on Americans even though they signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge… Across the nation, governors who have signed the pledge are holding firm and reforming government to reduce spending. And Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, whom you cite, has signed in writing a pledge to the voters of Oklahoma — not to me or Americans for Tax Reform — that he will oppose any net tax increase… Where do you see a left-wing pro-tax-increase revolt in the G.O.P. caucus?”

“Big Oil's slick profit day?” in POLITICO’s Arena, Grover Norquist responds: “Obama’s policies have driven up gasoline prices…Now he has a great idea. Raise taxes on gasoline. Yeah, that will reduce prices.Run for your lives; our president knows nothing about supply and demand or costs and prices. This is truly scary. Please find us a president who understands that if you add a tax to something you get less of it and it costs more. I don’t care where he was born.”