Blaring headlines announce it: Lindsey Graham breaks with Grover Norquist!!! You'd think he'd finally recognized the need to raise some taxes to address deficits. You know, to avoid cutting into the bones of democracy. But in this day and age, even willingness meekly to address a couple of loopholes here and there counts as parading around bare-chested, sword raised, bravery busting out like Dolly Parton at bedtime.
"When you talk about eliminating deductions and tax credits for the few, at the expense of the many, I think over time the Republican party's position is going to shift. It needs to, quite frankly, because we are $16 trillion in debt," he said.
Asked whether Romney agreed with him, Graham said he wasn't sure. "Someone needs to ask him," he quipped.
Coupla things: first, he's boldly talking about closing a few loopholes. BFD.