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Rep. Grayson Ratchets Up Tea Party-KKK Flap Saying 'the Truth Hurts'
630wpro.com ^ | October 25, 2013

Posted on 10/25/2013 2:09:19 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., is defying criticism from Republicans and fellow Democrats for comparing the Tea Party to the KKK, saying he is “calling them out on their hate” and that it “needs to be done.”

Grayson ramped up his attack on the Tea Party after he was rebuked by Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel as well as from the GOP.

But Grayson was unapologetic.

“I’m calling them out for their hate,” Grayson said. “That’s not wrong. That needs to be done. It’s the only way to end it.”

He also went a step further Wednesday, attacking the Tea Party for being engaged in hate speech, prejudice, discrimination, racism and even warned that they could resort to violence.

In an interview with Orlando ABC News affiliate WFTV, Grayson said, “I think the Tea Party should expel those members who engage in hate speech…. So many members of the Tea Party have engaged in hate speech against the president, against the first lady, against numerous members of the Congress and against me. And we could give you examples of that.”

The WFTV reporter then pointed out to Grayson that the imagery in the email could be offensive, but the congressman said, “No, that’s the truth, and sometimes the truth hurts.”

Grayson cited former President Harry Truman: “Do you remember what President Truman said? I don’t give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it’s hell.”

Taylor Budowich, executive director of the Tea Party Express, accused Grayson of engaging in “hate speech.”

“Congressman Alan Grayson has lost it,” Budowich told ABC News. “For years now, he has been widely recognized as a nut, but this most recent hate speech is frightening, to say the least.”

He said that Grayson’s controversial comments contrast with President Obama’s calls for “civility and bipartanship.”

“There needs to be an adult in the room that stands up for civility and tells these guys to knock it off. I would hope that would be President Obama. Unfortunately, he has been MIA, while his party’s disgusting rhetoric spins out-of-control,” Budowich said.

The email, sent out by Grayson’s reelection campaign on Monday included a graphic image of two Klansmen standing near a giant burning cross. The cross is used to help spell out "tea party" in burning flames. Clicking on the image takes viewers directly to an ActBlue webpage, where they can donate directly to Alan Grayson for Congress, the congressman’s 2014 re-election campaign.

“No, it doesn’t go too far because the essence of both unfortunately is an undue openness to racism, to bigotry, to prejudice,” Grayson said in regards to the email. “In fact generations ago, the KKK was the home of that sentiment and all too often today we see the Tea Party being the home of that sentiment.”

The National Republican Congressional Committee condemned Grayson for his remarks and called on the DCCC to do the same.

“There’s no excuse for the hateful words and imagery used by Congressman Grayson,” NRCC spokesman Matt Gorman said in a statement. “House Democrats should swiftly and strongly condemn him and return the money he has raised for them. This hate-filled rhetoric has Americans fed up with Washington.”

Israel told ABC News he disagrees with Grayson’s recent comments about the Tea Party.

WFTV also asked the often controversial congressman if the comparison between the Tea Party and KKK was unfair since the KKK would often use violence and intimidation to project their message, and that the Tea Party has not acted violently. But, according to Grayson, the right wing political group is not far from using violent measures.

“Not yet,” he said. “You may recall that there were people that brought automatic weapons to president’s speeches. What were they trying to convey? They were members of the Tea Party.”

“I stand by the unfortunate truth that the Tea Party has been all too willing to open itself and be a home to bigots, and prejudice now, for years. That’s the unfortunate truth we all have to live with. I stand by that,” he added.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: alangrayson; florida; joetheplumber; josephwurzelbacher; kkkgrayson; ohio; samuelwurzelbacher; steveisrael; teaparty
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1 posted on 10/25/2013 2:09:19 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Goofy b**ch wouldn’t know the truth if it smacked him in the face with a baseball bat.


2 posted on 10/25/2013 2:10:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
He should say this to my face.

We'd see who ends up hurting.

3 posted on 10/25/2013 2:11:11 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Tailgunner Joe

the real truth is Grayson is mentally ill and desparetly needs a blanket party...I’ll bring the bar of soap and the sock...


4 posted on 10/25/2013 2:11:12 PM PDT by Farnsworth (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Pouring gasoline on the embers.


5 posted on 10/25/2013 2:11:35 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: skeeter

If dueling were still legal, democrats would have to be a lot more civil.


6 posted on 10/25/2013 2:12:24 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This ai amazing, the democrats are the KKK, don’t these people know anything about their own history. Always tickles me to see a rabid black democrat... They are siding historically with the KKK.


7 posted on 10/25/2013 2:12:34 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( The Republican Party has become the White Flag Party-shamefully surrendering daily to Socialism)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He’s a moron.


8 posted on 10/25/2013 2:14:41 PM PDT by Ray76 (You can't win if you don't fight. Remember the Barrycades!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Grayson is a demented hater.


9 posted on 10/25/2013 2:16:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If only more dem pols would honestly speak their mind, I think we should encourage them !


10 posted on 10/25/2013 2:16:40 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
hate speech against the president, against the first lady, against numerous members of the Congress and against me. And we could give you examples of that.”

"I'd just as soon kiss a Wookiie."

11 posted on 10/25/2013 2:17:26 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Ray76

He’s a suppurating butt wart. Needs to be lanced and sterilized.


12 posted on 10/25/2013 2:17:28 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Travis McGee
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13 posted on 10/25/2013 2:17:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I’d like to see a sit down with Alan Grayson and Allen West in front of a live studio audience of blacks so Grayson and West could discuss the history of the Klan openly.


14 posted on 10/25/2013 2:18:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Alan vs. Allen...the grudge match of the century.


15 posted on 10/25/2013 2:19:01 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Grayson, go elf yourself...


16 posted on 10/25/2013 2:19:14 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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17 posted on 10/25/2013 2:20:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SkyDancer
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18 posted on 10/25/2013 2:21:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Ooooh....that’s a good one ;-)


19 posted on 10/25/2013 2:22:15 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

That guy is mentally ill.


20 posted on 10/25/2013 2:23:21 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: SkyDancer
Tweet that to Grayson. I'm sure he'll include it in his next email....not.
21 posted on 10/25/2013 2:24:13 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
How in the hell did this crazy bastard (who was thrown out of office in 2010) get that seat back? I know, redistricting, but jeez, can people really be that f***ing stupid?

Allen West gets the boot, but this POS gets another term. Florida voters: GFY.

22 posted on 10/25/2013 2:24:47 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Nathan Bedford's first Maxim of American politics: all politics in America is not local but ultimately racial.


23 posted on 10/25/2013 2:24:59 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

he is simply a communist instigator, trying to upset the right. What an possessed idiot.


24 posted on 10/25/2013 2:26:52 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

where do you go after insanity? Harry Reid’s slot?


25 posted on 10/25/2013 2:27:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Is there any chance that this ignorant asshole can be unelected in 2014?


26 posted on 10/25/2013 2:28:54 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Rep. Grayson Ratchets Up Tea Party-KKK Flap Saying ‘the Truth Hurts’”

Now that there coming from a demonrat rat is funny, I don’t care who you are.


27 posted on 10/25/2013 2:29:41 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: bassmaner

Greyskull is wildly popular with the left because he gives voice to the insanity that most lefties want to utter but are afraid to.

He’s mean, crass, and craven - everything a dhimmicrat would ever want!


28 posted on 10/25/2013 2:32:10 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Mastador1

Alan Grayson would have plotted to kill Frederick Douglass to shut him up.


29 posted on 10/25/2013 2:33:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Note: Allen West and O’Reilly predicted Grayson will lose in 2014.

Let’s hope that’s the last we see of this mentally unstable turd.


30 posted on 10/25/2013 2:33:31 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The thing is, Grayson shows more hatred through his outrageous behavior and comments than anyone in recent memory. His political success has been based on hating conservatives. How can he spew his crap and then think he has the right to “call them out” . It really is laughable and I HATE HIM.


31 posted on 10/25/2013 2:34:56 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: cripplecreek

Alan Grayson would have plotted to kill Frederick Douglass to shut him up.

I think he is not quite happy with his position in life and is actively campaigning for Grand Imperial Wizard.


32 posted on 10/25/2013 2:36:49 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

33 posted on 10/25/2013 2:38:16 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Mastador1

BTW I’m tweeting this stuff directly to Alan Grayson in hopes of stirring his psychotic ass up.


34 posted on 10/25/2013 2:39:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: eyedigress

That guy is mentally ill.


Yep. He is going off the rails again. He got real nutty a few years ago and lost his seat in the House. This is an encore performance.


35 posted on 10/25/2013 2:40:19 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Who knew Vladimir Zhirinovsky
emigrated and became a Florida democrat?


36 posted on 10/25/2013 2:44:41 PM PDT by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: cripplecreek

His face looks like someone already did that!


37 posted on 10/25/2013 2:46:21 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: cripplecreek

Ah that’s wonderful, as if I don’t have enough liberal whackoffs pissed at me already. Who knows maybe he will finally be able to accept that the KKK are HIS people and acceptance is the first step on the path to knowing yourself.


38 posted on 10/25/2013 2:47:23 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: bassmaner

How in the hell did this crazy bastard (who was thrown out of office in 2010) get that seat back? I know, redistricting, but jeez, can people really be that f***ing stupid?


His new district is packed full of Hispanics. Grayson is just a little preview of what will happen all over if amnesty passes.


39 posted on 10/25/2013 2:47:35 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: JaguarXKE

There was a head on collision between he and Henry Waxman in the rush to kiss Obama’s ass.


40 posted on 10/25/2013 2:48:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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41 posted on 10/25/2013 2:49:05 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yes, Alan G-racist-son, it hurts to screw yourself like you just did. When you are constantly in a stage of agitation like your are — because you are mentally unbalanced — you will one day kill yourself with a heart attack. I’m hoping that’s real soon.


42 posted on 10/25/2013 2:52:50 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Alan Grayson should be required to get checked for drug abuse as well as Psychiatric Illnesses.This clown is mentally unbalanced.


43 posted on 10/25/2013 3:01:31 PM PDT by puppypusher
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To: cripplecreek

baseball bat, that would work for me.


44 posted on 10/25/2013 3:08:14 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., is defying criticism from Republicans and fellow Democrats for comparing the Tea Party to the KKK, saying he is “calling them out on their hate” and that it “needs to be done.”

Many of us would like for Grayson to clarify and support his assertions. Exactly where is the hate?

As far as I can tell, "Tea Party" people:

Believe in fiscal responsibility

Believe in the power of people to take responsibility for themselves

Support the sanctity of life

Know that men and women are NOT interchangeable

Believe in God

Please, Rep Alan Grayson, D-Fla, please spell out the hate in the hearts of Tea Party members, or resign in shame and disgrace.

45 posted on 10/25/2013 3:12:05 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Speaking of hate, Grayson is full of it himself.

Only a Democrat could get away with this type of garbage


46 posted on 10/25/2013 4:43:59 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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47 posted on 10/25/2013 5:08:02 PM PDT by HotHunt
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To: cripplecreek
Please be sure to send him my graphic.


48 posted on 10/25/2013 6:20:25 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: SkyDancer; Jane Long
WIN!

Awesome! Brilliant! Pithy! All of the Above, nothing short of Excellent Janey.

Through that back in Grayson's stupid face!

49 posted on 10/25/2013 7:07:57 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Travis McGee

Gasoline on the embers . . .

Exactly. Grayson is an agent provocateur, supported by the party and the administration. He’d love to provoke a violent response.


50 posted on 10/25/2013 7:34:12 PM PDT by JimSEA
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