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Alan Grayson: Obama’s budget “could end up dragging down the entire party”
Washington Examiner ^ | Apr 10, 2013 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 04/10/2013 3:31:43 PM PDT by markomalley

That’s what Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., said in a press call today hosted by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee regarding the president’s new budget proposal.

The call, which also featured Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was intended to be a warning to the administration to back away from the budget’s modest entitlement reforms. Grayson argued they could doom the party by undercutting its rhetoric on entitlements:

Based upon the budget the Republicans submitted, the [Paul] Ryan budget, it was pretty clear up until this point that the Republicans were the party in favor of cutting Social Security, cutting Medicare, cutting Medicaid, and the Democrats were the party against it.

Now, with the president’s proposal, we face the threat that we will be stigmatized as the party that kind-of is for it and kind-of is against it, kind of depending on circumstances. Kind of, kind of, kind of…

Asked by the Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove if they thought the president’s budget was an effort at Bill Clinton-style triangulation, Ellison conceded that maybe that was the case  – as he put it: “ the president is going to the center, counting on us to be loud on the left” — but that liberals like himself had no choice but to oppose it anyway.

Grayson added that “this is not some Sistah Souljah Moment, okay?” He argued:

With regard to whether the president actually somehow will benefit from this politically, I think that is completely wrong. I think that not only will the president fail to benefit from this politically but it could end up dragging down the entire party, depending upon exactly how this unfolds.

You may recall that I lost my election two years ago and 62 other members of the House who were Democrats lost their elections two years ago because the Republicans took a shot at convincing the public that Obamacare was in fact a cut in Medicare.

Now, in essence, what is happening is that the president is potentially handing the Republicans the same weapon to use against us in 2014 that they used so effectively and dishonestly against us in 2010. So I think that politically it is a horrible move.

I think you’ll be able to see that in the polling. I’m sure that there will  polling that comes down in the next couple of weeks. I don’t think  the president’s numbers are going to move up. I’m pretty sure the president’s numbers are going to move down. What I am hoping is that the Democratic Party’s numbers don’t move down in concert with what I expect to see with the president’s numbers.



TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Florida; US: Minnesota; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; alangrayson; corruption; dailybeast; democrats; election2014; election2016; florida; keithellison; lloydgrove; minnesota; obama; obamabudget; obamalies; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; paulryan
If he loses a whack-job like Grayson...there's only one possible conclusion:


1 posted on 04/10/2013 3:31:43 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

You may recall that I lost my election two years ago and 62 other members of the House who were Democrats lost their elections two years ago because the Republicans took a shot at convincing the public that Obamacare was in fact a cut in Medicare.’

No Grayson it was because you are a mental case and the democrats sucked on every issue.


2 posted on 04/10/2013 3:33:21 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: markomalley
Democrats are too damn stupid to understand that their King, King Obama, is kicking their ass under the bus. I've never in my 81 years seen such stupidity. Before King Obama was elected I said, based on observations, that 2/3 of Americans are about as dumb as a box of rocks when it come to their Country. Still I bet that half of that are still fools.
3 posted on 04/10/2013 3:37:08 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: markomalley

from your moth to God’s ears, ha ha


4 posted on 04/10/2013 3:39:40 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: markomalley
Very true.

The only effective weapon the Democrats have found to use against us in off-year elections (Non presidential elections) is the accusation that the Republican party is overrun with homosexuals.

It really worked or them in 2006. They're going to try it this time as well.

5 posted on 04/10/2013 3:44:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: markomalley

OK who did it..who left the door to the looney bin open allowing Grayson to get out..next time, use a dead bolt lock


6 posted on 04/10/2013 3:45:42 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Logical me
Democrats are too damn stupid to understand that their King, King Obama, is kicking their ass under the bus.

It's really amazing, isn't it? The Republicans, too, are far from blameless: Romney was proof of the party-elite kicking the rest under the bus. -- So we can't fault them too much w/o having to fault ourselves.

I've never in my 81 years seen such stupidity. Before King Obama was elected I said, based on observations, that 2/3 of Americans are about as dumb as a box of rocks when it come to their Country.

I blame the Judiciary a lot; it is they who declare that the Constitution doesn't mean what it says (and have since at least 1919), but they do so with an air of legitimacy.

Still I bet that half of that are still fools.

More than a little of that is due to the public schoosl indoctrination-centers.

7 posted on 04/10/2013 3:51:08 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: markomalley

Grayson is not my House rep....he is in the district next to mine

Grayson got back in Congress because he campaigned for the English speaking GOP candidate in a Spanish speaking district. Grayson’s district pretty much created by the retard Florida GOP.....district is non-English speaking and black ghetto areas predominantly.....with some areas of middle class where the criminals can loot


8 posted on 04/10/2013 3:52:37 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: markomalley
“could end up dragging down the entire party”...

If it's not Ø-centered, then it's party-centered. Never, never, ever, is it country-centered.

9 posted on 04/10/2013 3:54:15 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: markomalley

Ruh Roh -

“....could end up dragging down the entire party....”

Gosh, I hope it does.

Democrats take a hit like they did in 2010, and the Maximum Leader of the Current Regime becomes one of the lamest ducks in history.

When it comes to short-term holding strategy, gridlock is good.


10 posted on 04/10/2013 3:54:32 PM PDT by alloysteel (Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.)
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To: markomalley

Hey Alan!

His policies are killing the entire country!

Why are you only concerned with your “party”???


11 posted on 04/10/2013 3:54:45 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: markomalley
I think that not only will the president fail to benefit from this politically but it could end up dragging down the entire party, depending upon exactly how this unfolds.

One can only wish. I believe Grayson is being way too optimistic here.

12 posted on 04/10/2013 3:55:17 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: omega4179

he lost because he lied. “women submit to you man “ quote was played in his ad failing to give the entire quote of his opponent.


13 posted on 04/10/2013 3:55:34 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: markomalley

From his lips to God’s ear.

Never thought I’d say that about crazy Al.


14 posted on 04/10/2013 3:56:26 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: markomalley

Obama’s....chickens....are....coming....home....to......roost.


15 posted on 04/10/2013 4:10:50 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: muawiyah

“the accusation that the Republican party is overrun with homosexuals.”

Which is one of my pet conspiracy theories. Homosexuals decided to infiltrate the Republican Party in order to discredit it in the eyes of conservative Christians. They ran for office, took jobs as aids to politicians, etc. to destroy the party from within.


16 posted on 04/10/2013 4:21:25 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Pining_4_TX

I thought they joined up due to less competition (of their kind) and the opportunity to affect legislation dealing with TAXES and AIDS


17 posted on 04/10/2013 4:24:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: markomalley
Alan Grayson: Obama’s budget “could end up dragging down the entire party”

Maybe the first statement Grayson has made that indicates some semblance of cogent reasoning, but it is illustrative that his concern if for the Demmunist party and not the country.

18 posted on 04/10/2013 4:31:05 PM PDT by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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To: markomalley

Alan Grayson is an ANTI-CHRISTIAN.


19 posted on 04/10/2013 4:31:45 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: markomalley
Alan Grayson: Obama’s budget “could end up dragging down the entire party”

Yo, nutball, honey badger don't care and neither do 0bama.

20 posted on 04/10/2013 4:40:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: alloysteel

“....could end up dragging down the entire party....”

Why not, it’s dragging down the whole country!


21 posted on 04/10/2013 4:44:42 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks markomalley.
Alan Grayson... in a press call today hosted by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee... which also featured Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn... Grayson argued [lied] ..."that the Republicans were the party in favor of cutting Social Security, cutting Medicare, cutting Medicaid, and the Democrats were the party against it... You may recall that I lost my election two years ago and 62 other members of the House who were Democrats lost their elections two years ago because the Republicans took a shot at convincing the public that Obamacare was in fact a cut in Medicare..."
IOW, Obamacare is and always has been in fact a cut in Medicare, in black and white in multiple places in the Obamacare law Grayson and Ellison both voted for.


22 posted on 04/10/2013 5:02:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: markomalley
If Grayson is right about Obama dragging the Democrat Party down, so much the better. However, it appears that the GOPee elite establishment RINOs are trying to beat the Donkeys to the bottom — or at least tie with them. The GOPee and RNC boss Rancid Prius are disgusting.
23 posted on 04/10/2013 7:41:00 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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