Grover Norquist illuminates the confusion of the editorial board at The Sacramento Bee “about what the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is and who it is made to. The pledge is not a commitment to any one person or Americans for Tax Reform; what good would that be? The pledge is a commitment that the signer makes to their constituents…Americans for Tax Reform simply informs pledge signers when there is a vote that would violate their pledge, urges them to keep their pledge and educates voters as to who has maintained their commitment and who has not – a public service not always provided by the Fourth Estate."  Norquist states, “The editorial board is not only confused about the pledge but apparently fails to understand those who make this important pact with voters. Republicans in the Legislature don't oppose tax increases just because they signed the pledge. They signed the pledge because they recognize that more tax increases will do nothing to fix the state's overspending problem and are sick of seeing employers pack up and move to Dallas and Austin.”

Grover Norquist’s thoughts on Ronald Reagan’s centennial birthday is highlighted in The Hill. “For Grover Norquist, the president of the taxpayer group Americans for Tax Reform, there is no such thing as over-celebrating Reagan’s birthday. “It’s a step in the right direction,” he said of the planned events. “We’re thinking that maybe North or South Dakota being named after Reagan is an appropriate way to look at things, because you don’t need two Dakotas," Norquist said.”

Michael Tennant from The New American features “Tax Hikes in ObamaCare.”

Tennant writes, “It was most certainly not sold to us as a package of tax increases, especially considering that candidate Barack Obama had made “a firm pledge” that under his administration “no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”…But a big, heaping bundle of tax increases it is, and every one of them has been documented by Americans for Tax Reform in what it terms a “Comprehensive List of Tax Hikes in Obamacare.”…It all adds up to less money and control in the hands of Americans and more in the hands of Uncle Sam.”

“A Veto-Proof Senate In ’12?” asks John Gizzi from Human Events.  “For those worrying that such conservative causes as repealing ‘ObamaCare’ and making genuine cuts in spending will pass the House and die in the Senate, Americans for Tax Reform honcho Grover Norquist said in effect: ‘Be patient.’…In an analysis of the 2012 Senate elections in [The American Spectator], Norquist emphasized that of the 33 Senate seats up in two years, “[On] the GOP side there are only ten seats at risk and only Scott Brown of Massachusetts (who has a campaign warchest of more than $6 million to go with a high popularity rating) and Olympia Snowe of Maine are running in blue states.”