Skip to comments.Alan Grayson: Tea Party ‘Largest Suicide Pact in History,’ ‘No More Popular Than the Klan’
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 Sharptons 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 partys 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 Becks 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 its time to vote out tea partiers theyre not doing anything useful for the benefit of the country.
But its not just the tea partiers who need to go in Graysons 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 hes morphed into Mr. Hyde.
And this nutcase says it to Sharpton of all people
Good thing this was on MSNBC, no one was watching.
Colorful is too kind. Alan Grayson illustrates the Democrats’ commitment to hiring the psychotic.
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.
The TEA Party has no “PR machine” it isn’t even an organized movement
The liberals watch this channel then bring these talking points to CNN and other networks or to the office the next day.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
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.
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?
They really want the tea party, to be like the currently-larger GOP.
Sorry. Not gonna happen.
Their intent is to marginalize conservatives. This is all part of their plan...and yes, it is just like germany pre WWII.
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.
Keep it up, knuckleheads.
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.
Absolutely, if you want the movement to grow.
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.
Who let this nut out of the mental hospital..they really need to get padlocks on the doors
I just don,t understand the liberal hysteria about the tea party.
Last time I heard screaming THAT shrill it was against Ronald Reagan.
Which should really tell you something.
Apparently Obamacare doesn’t cover his meds.
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.
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.
The two words that Liberals never hear, “prove it”.
I LOVE the T-shirt graphics!!
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!
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.
Welcome to Free Republic My FRiend. Wish there were more like you.
Got it in Canada years ago on a fishing trip.
Happened to wear it to Indianola.
The KKK was a democrat organization... this guy needs to pick up a history book...
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.
You picked a good one. ;>)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Like they say about Flak being over the target.
Pray for America to Wake Up
He’s actually certifiably insane.
Yes, it’s true. The Klan has always has been very popular.
With Southern Democrats such as Alan Grayson.
(Heh, heh...heh, heh.. )
The KKK was a democrat organization... this guy needs to pick up a history book...
Democratic congressman Alan Grayson... during an appearance on Al Sharptons 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?
I wonder if this buffoon knows the KLAN is the Democrat Party.
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!
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