Grover Norquist told Tea Party and Republican activists to stay away from would-be liberal allies Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), warning that they would only leech off conservative values and federal dollars.
“The left is not made up of friends and allies,” he said. “The left is made up of competing parasites.”
Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, also credited the Tea Party for reinvigorating America’s conservative movement, eliciting cheers from the Marriott Wardman Ballroom.
“Before the Tea Party movement, there was a hole in the heart of the conservative movement,” he said.
The speech featured Republican and Tea Party activists who discussed the state of overspending due to liberal fiscal ideals. Norquist said that without the Tea Party, America might have found itself filing bankruptcy due to liberal overspending.
“Two years ago, nothing was stopping this country from turning into another Greece or France,” he said. “Once we get into trouble, scenes start looking like the second to last scenes from fight club. Who are we going to throw overboard?”