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Alan Grayson: Tea Party ‘Largest Suicide Pact in History,’ ‘No More Popular Than the Klan’
mediaite.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 10/17/2013 7:48:15 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Democratic congressman Alan Grayson is a very colorful man, and in keeping with that reputation, during an appearance on Al Sharpton‘s MSNBC show Thursday, he said the tea party is just about as popular as the KKK and compared John Boehner to Dr. Jekyll, among other things.

Grayson joined Sharpton in bashing the tea party, saying Americans want them out of their lives and “at this point, the tea party’s no more popular than the Klan.”

This is not the first time Grayson had made this comparison, saying in 2010 that the attendees of Glenn Beck‘s big rally were “wearing sheets over their heads 25 years ago.”

Grayson predicted that the GOP is a dying party, “on its way out” like the Whigs were. He told Sharpton they “want to bring about the end of days” and cause utter “destruction” like “the largest suicide pact in history.” Grayson said it’s time to vote out tea partiers they’re not doing anything useful for the benefit of the country.

But it’s not just the tea partiers who need to go in Grayson’s mind, John Boehner needs to join them. He called the House Speaker a “short-order cook for the far-right wing,” and saying that the “useless” Boehner used to be Dr. Jekyll and now he’s morphed into Mr. Hyde.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: alangrayson; alsharpton; florida; glennbeck; joetheplumber; johnboehner; josephwurzelbacher; msnbc; newyork; ohio; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; samuelwurzelbacher; teaparty; tedcruz; texas

1 posted on 10/17/2013 7:48:15 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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2 posted on 10/17/2013 7:50:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And this nutcase says it to Sharpton of all people


3 posted on 10/17/2013 7:51:27 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Shut the Mother down")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Good thing this was on MSNBC, no one was watching.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 7:51:47 PM PDT by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Colorful is too kind. Alan Grayson illustrates the Democrats’ commitment to hiring the psychotic.


5 posted on 10/17/2013 7:51:50 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
They love to define the Conservatives and Tea Party with these lies. Unfortunately, it works. They come out with 50 lies a day and only one per week is debunked by the right. That's a major reason why we have a black eye today.

The PR machine needs much improvement so that the Democrats and RINOs have absolutely NO wiggle room to come attacking without looking like idiots and anti-freedom dictators.

6 posted on 10/17/2013 7:52:19 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan

The TEA Party has no “PR machine” it isn’t even an organized movement


7 posted on 10/17/2013 7:53:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Big Mack
Good thing this was on MSNBC, no one was watching.

The liberals watch this channel then bring these talking points to CNN and other networks or to the office the next day.

8 posted on 10/17/2013 7:54:21 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
No, Socialism is the largest suicide pact in history and what the Kenyan-in-Chief is doing to this Nation is playing Kevorkian to the portion of the American Public who value free stuff over individual Freedom.

Those of us who value our individual, God-given, inalienable rights have to act up and act up now - it's 1775!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

9 posted on 10/17/2013 7:54:36 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And this is a guy who was elected through massive voter fraud. Nobody in Florida likes him, either liberals, conservatives or libertarians. Everybody knows he’s a flake and has no right to be in Congress.


10 posted on 10/17/2013 7:54:45 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: tsowellfan

I have to ask: Is there even a PR battle be won anymore? Should our energies really be devoted to ensuring the mainstream public gets the “right” message?


11 posted on 10/17/2013 7:54:46 PM PDT by JPX2011
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To: GeronL

Lol.

They really want the tea party, to be like the currently-larger GOP.

Sorry. Not gonna happen.


12 posted on 10/17/2013 7:55:11 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: tsowellfan

Their intent is to marginalize conservatives. This is all part of their plan...and yes, it is just like germany pre WWII.


13 posted on 10/17/2013 7:57:44 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia
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To: GeronL
The TEA Party has no “PR machine” it isn’t even an organized movement

That is true what you say but Democrats have redefined the Tea Party as right winged Conservatives within the Republican party led by Ted Cruz.

14 posted on 10/17/2013 7:58:18 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
These jerk*ffs are poking a lion with a stick.

Keep it up, knuckleheads.

15 posted on 10/17/2013 7:58:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: tsowellfan

Look I’m all for Ted Cruz being in charge at the moment, except he’s against healthcare expansion.

Otherwise he’s completely on the right track.

Ted Cruz is long overdue. Keep talking Ted.


16 posted on 10/17/2013 8:00:05 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: JPX2011
Should our energies really be devoted to ensuring the mainstream public gets the “right” message?

Absolutely, if you want the movement to grow.

17 posted on 10/17/2013 8:00:26 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Be what they fear. They fear us. Be what they fear.

When they holler.....do it again....make them holler louder.

It is not we who have changed, mutated, deformed, decayed. It is them.

They are liars. Freaks. Reprobates. Deal with them as you would a shrieking fish wife. Smile and stare them down.

We are many. They few. They are organized and focused. We need to become so. We are beginning to become so.

18 GOP Senators (40% of the party there) stood! 144 House Members (60% of the party there) stood. Including 7 of the 11 GOP reps in my own Ohio....63%!!!

Much more than supported independence in the big one, 1775/1776.

Now, question is, what do we do about those who did not.

Support ANY and all primary challengers to these weasels. Support candidates, not parties.

We can’t promise anyone victory. But we can promise to fight. Fight.


18 posted on 10/17/2013 8:00:44 PM PDT by Lowell1775
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Who let this nut out of the mental hospital..they really need to get padlocks on the doors


19 posted on 10/17/2013 8:01:22 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: A_Former_Democrat

I just don,t understand the liberal hysteria about the tea party.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 8:01:53 PM PDT by ully2
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To: cripplecreek
They are welcome to demonize us- they will be shown for what they are, ultimately.  photo Bus.jpg
21 posted on 10/17/2013 8:02:04 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Last time I heard screaming THAT shrill it was against Ronald Reagan.

Which should really tell you something.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 8:04:34 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: ully2
I just don,t understand the liberal hysteria about the tea party.

We're going to take their power and repair much of the damage they've done and they know it.
23 posted on 10/17/2013 8:05:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: skeeter

Apparently Obamacare doesn’t cover his meds.


24 posted on 10/17/2013 8:06:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Look I’m all for Ted Cruz being in charge

So am I but the Tea Party is not a branch of the republican party just because some republicans support the movement nor is it the modern day version of the Klu Klux Klan, nor was it the entity that closed down the government. Obama/Reid closed it down and with the intentions of "making it hurt the American people". Now John McCain's not going to come out and admit that but these journalists need to be exposed for their false reporting everytime they come out with these lies.

25 posted on 10/17/2013 8:06:59 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan

I dunno.

So far I think Ted Cruz is going about this exactly right.

And he’s the right person for the job. I say let him keep right at this stuff.

:)


26 posted on 10/17/2013 8:11:21 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The two words that Liberals never hear, “prove it”.


27 posted on 10/17/2013 8:13:13 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, this Tagline is Barrycaded.)
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To: One Name

I LOVE the T-shirt graphics!!


28 posted on 10/17/2013 8:14:28 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: tsowellfan

Don’t take it personally. They can’t stop the tide. I’m black, I drive a decent car, and I have a yellow Gladstone “Don’t Tread On Me” bumper sticker on my car. When I step out of my car, white liberals stare at me like I just stepped off a spaceship. I love it!


29 posted on 10/17/2013 8:15:04 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: ully2

The mindless robots who watch anything but FOX have been convinced the TP is racist and extreme. It’s all Corey Booker talked about and it worked like a charm.


30 posted on 10/17/2013 8:17:55 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: jespasinthru

Welcome to Free Republic My FRiend. Wish there were more like you.


31 posted on 10/17/2013 8:18:27 PM PDT by sport
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To: Gator113

Got it in Canada years ago on a fishing trip.

Happened to wear it to Indianola.


32 posted on 10/17/2013 8:18:33 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The KKK was a democrat organization... this guy needs to pick up a history book...


33 posted on 10/17/2013 8:20:58 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: tsowellfan

Which I most certainly do. Perhaps I should clarify. I remember an interview Breitbart gave on bias in the media. He said that we should have two medias, like the British have. One right and one left. He said that’s the mature thing. So in that sense I’m all for developing our own media presence i.e., Rush (Fox news to some extent—not so much now) other talk radio personalities and social media. However, I believe any energy “fighting” the left-wing establishment media is pure folly. In terms of messaging we need to get away from why they get it wrong and more on why we get it right. The Tea Party movement grew in spite of them because of our own media channels, not because Maddow or Morgan said something. Fundamentally, I have a hard time believing there is an “undecided” public out there anymore that is susceptible to the PR battle that requires us to scream “FOUL” all the time and play a reactive game.


34 posted on 10/17/2013 8:22:09 PM PDT by JPX2011
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To: One Name

You picked a good one. ;>)


35 posted on 10/17/2013 8:25:47 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: sassy steel magnolia
Their intent is to marginalize conservatives.

Absolutely, and it facilitates such comments as "wacko birds" and "extremists within our party" that you hear from RINOs such as McCain, Graham and King. These RINOs feel it's easier and accepted for them to go public and attack a group that's considered racist and all the other false adjectives the media uses to describe the movement.

We all know that even without the negative false descriptions of the TP movement, John McCain and the GOPe would still be against the Tea Party, but they would not find it as easy to come out and publically attack like they have been doing if the American people knew that "Tea Party" is nothing more a movement by Republicans, democrats, independents of every race that support fiscal responsibility and constitutionally limited government.

You think McCain would attack so publically if he knew that most Americans knew there were also democrats in the movement?

I highly doubt that the RINOs will come out and publically attack a movement that stands for fiscal responsibility and constitutionally limited government. They will still work behind the scenes to destroy it, but they won't be able to go public with their attacks.

Personally, I could care less if McCain attacks the Tea Party or not, but it just gives him opportunities to go on TV every sunday and I'm sick of seeing his face. So, let's take that opportunity away from him by debunking the false KKK claims. The worst that will happen is the movement will grow and perhaps run against the RINO when he's up for re-election.

36 posted on 10/17/2013 8:35:24 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: JPX2011

Yes, welcome! A Gadsden flag? I’m planning on getting an 1812 battle flag I saw in a catalog. It’s black and has a skull and bones on it, the date 1812 and like the Gadsden flag the words “Don’t Tread On Me.”
Can’t wait to get it and fly it. Like the poster of the buzzards sitting on the branch, caption “I’m tired of waiting, I want to kill something” I also feel something like the outlaw fraternity in “Animal House”:
I want a Homecoming float that looks like a giant cake and says on it in big letters: EAT ME.


37 posted on 10/17/2013 8:36:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Obie and Al........ see Eye to Eye!!.


38 posted on 10/17/2013 8:37:21 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: JPX2011

There is no right wing equivilent to MSNBC, CNN, cBS, NBC, PBS, ABC on American TV. Fox is not a right wing TV news network and never was. They have opinion programs with hosts such as Sean Hannity who are on the right, but they also have Greta, Geraldo and Smith to balance it out. Fox is more center than anything.

Rush Limbaugh is AM radio’s answer to TV’s CNN & ABC but he’s on radio not TV and he’s got the facts behind him.

MSNBC is television’s answer to AM Radio’s Alex Jones but Alex Jones is not on TV (I don’t think I want to see him on it either).

What we need is Breitbart TV Network or CNS TV network, something that’s 100% right wing to counter CNN, ABC and cBS.

“Fox News was the most fair news network during the 2008 camaign” - Hillary Clinton.

Thank God for Fox News. But it’s not right wing. It only appears right wing next to leftist CNN.


39 posted on 10/17/2013 8:47:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: JPX2011
I believe any energy “fighting” the left-wing establishment media is pure folly.

I don't want us to fight them, I want us to expose and discredit them. I just want to see more Dan Rather forced retirements for false reporting.


40 posted on 10/17/2013 8:52:21 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: JPX2011
The Tea Party movement grew in spite of them because of our own media channels, not because Maddow or Morgan said something.

I agree. But yesterday's special election results in NJ and the fact that so called "moderates" like John McCain feel it's safe to be name calling average Americans who want nothing but fiscal responsibility from our government tells me there is room for improvement in the PR department.

I have faith that Ted Cruz will be able to handle such attacks. He needs our support.

41 posted on 10/17/2013 9:00:42 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Like they say about Flak being over the target.

Pray for America to Wake Up


42 posted on 10/17/2013 9:12:30 PM PDT by bray (Coming Jan 2014: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He’s actually certifiably insane.


43 posted on 10/17/2013 9:39:19 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yes, it’s true. The Klan has always has been very popular.

With Southern Democrats such as Alan Grayson.

(Heh, heh...heh, heh.. )


44 posted on 10/17/2013 9:51:00 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: sickoflibs

The KKK was a democrat organization... this guy needs to pick up a history book...


45 posted on 10/18/2013 6:55:22 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Tailgunner Joe.
Democratic congressman Alan Grayson... during an appearance on Al Sharpton‘s MSNBC show Thursday... [regarding] the tea party, saying Americans want them out of their lives and "at this point, the tea party's no more popular than the Klan." ...predicted that the GOP is a dying party... like the Whigs... they "want to bring about the end of days" and cause utter "destruction" ...said it's time to vote out tea partiers... called the House Speaker a "short-order cook for the far-right wing,"...
What are their FR nicks?


46 posted on 10/18/2013 5:21:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I wonder if this buffoon knows the KLAN is the Democrat Party.


47 posted on 10/18/2013 6:08:48 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: cripplecreek; SunkenCiv

I thought it was the Democrats who were aborting themselves out of existence, not the Tea Party. Now there’s a suicide pact for you!


48 posted on 10/18/2013 6:10:15 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I am putting Rep Grayson and his staff on notice. If, while attending a Tea Party or Overpass for Impeachment rally I am physically assaulted in any way and there is the slightest indication the perpetrator was influenced by Grayson’s outrageous remarks, I will file suit against Mr. Grayson personally on the grounds of vicarious liability. This legal maneuver, most ironically, was successfully used by the SPLC and NAACP against White supremacist John Metzger in a racially motivated murder case. I tried to contact this j@rk-off via his website, but couldn’t. The gutless wonder only accepts communications from constituents within his distrct


49 posted on 10/22/2013 9:48:14 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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