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  • ALAN GRAYSON: Here's How I Plan To Make The Benghazi Investigation A 'Nightmare' For Republicans

    05/20/2014 7:35:25 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 100 replies
    AP yahoo business insider ^ | 5/20/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat from Florida, has a plan to become Republicans' "worst nightmare" if he is indeed appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the select committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. (clip) Grayson said he would use the Benghazi hearings as an opportunity to draw attention to other issues important to "ordinary Americans" that have not received as much attention. (clip) Following DeLauro's proposal, liberal groups hatched another idea: send Grayson. A petition on the CREDO group's website has already garnered more than 65,000 signatures. (clip) Grayson said it's up to Pelosi to determine...
  • Florida (RAT) Rep. Alan Grayson accuses wife of bigamy in divorce papers

    04/29/2014 6:25:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/29/14 | Adam Edelman
    A Florida congressman has accused his wife of 24 years of being wed to another man for much of the duration of their marriage. Rep. Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat, alleged in divorce papers that his union with his wife, Lolita, was a “bigamous marriage” because she was already married when he wed her in 1990. In the petition, Grayson accuses his wife of having filed a false application for their marriage license 24 years ago, when she lied about not being divorced from the other man at the time of their marriage.
  • Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone

    04/11/2014 5:16:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A letter distributed Friday by the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) to the districts of 27 House Democrats calls for union members to make sure their representative "feels the power and the fury of LIUNA this November." Their crime: signing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry last month urging him to reject Keystone, which would carry oil sands from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
  • Alan Grayson's Wife Accuses Him Of Trying To Kill Her, Admits Long-Term Abuse

    04/08/2014 11:28:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | April 7, 2014 | Javier Manjarres
    As most divorce cases usually are, the recently filed, already ugly divorce case between Congressman Alan Grayson and his with Lolita, has taken another turn for worse for the self-proclaimed "Congressman with Guts." During an interview with police over the recent incident at couples home in Orlando, Florida, in which Lolita Grayson accused the congressman of assaulting her, Grayson's soon-to-be ex-wife accused him of long-term spousal abuse. Orlando's WFTV Channel 9 obtained the audio of Lolita Grayson's interview with Police. "I'm done. My husband has always been hitting me for years," she told investigators. "He's been hitting me a lot....
  • In shameless quarter-end fundraising email, Alan Grayson insists he is not ‘a piece of nose slime’

    03/27/2014 5:15:14 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    Conservative Inteeligence Briefing ^ | 3-27-2014 | David Freddoso
    March 27, 2014 In shameless quarter-end fundraising email, Alan Grayson insists he is not ‘a piece of nose slime’ David Freddoso We’re getting close to March 31, and that means lots of desperate-sounding, trollish emails from politicians about how they need to raise that last whatever amount to put in their next quarterly FEC report. The emails get more obnoxious with each passing quarter leading up to the election. And when they come from someone who is pretty obnoxious to begin with, you can just imagine how entertaining it can be.Case in point: Rep. Alan Grayson, D. who earlier this...
  • Alan Grayson says US ‘should be pleased’ Russia annexed Crimea

    03/27/2014 1:50:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 26, 2014 | Alexis Levinson
    Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson said Tuesday that the United States “should be pleased” about Russia annexing the Crimea, calling it “a virtually bloodless transfer of power.” At a Foreign Affairs Committee mark-up Tuesday, Grayson said that the referendum in Crimea was the entirely legitimate vote by a group of people who were upset that their chosen leader, ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, had been removed from office. The role of Russian forces, in his telling, was simply that of peacekeeper. “You may say that [Yanukovych] was thrown out of office for good reason. There are allegations against him that...
  • Grayson attacks Mark Levin’s ‘gullible’ audience, says conservative name-calling could unseat him

    03/26/2014 9:25:26 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 24 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 3/26/14 | David Freddoso
    The guy who called Alberta-born Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex. “Canada’s revenge for acid rain” is having a sad over something Mark Levin called him recently. If you need a good laugh, you should sign up for the email fundraising list of Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla. You just can’t find a more shrill, hackish, email fundraising operation laden with as many gratuitous ad hominem attacks — including last year’s classic “Tea Party = KKK” pitch. And seriously — I’m signed up for an awful lot of email fundraising lists, and the fact that Grayson’s stands out this way says quite a...
  • Wife says Alan Grayson shoved her during domestic incident

    03/06/2014 9:10:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/5/14 | Jeff Weiner
    A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this past weekend. Lolita Grayson's petition for the injunction, dated Monday, says her husband pushed her against a door, causing her to fall to the ground, during a confrontation Saturday at their home on Oak Park Road near Windermere. In a statement, Alan Grayson's press secretary, Lauren Doney, wrote that the allegations "are absolutely false, completely unfounded, and clearly designed to vilify and harm Congressman Grayson. "Congressman Grayson firmly denies...
  • Democrat Alan Grayson Accused of Shoving and Hurting Wife in Domestic Dispute

    03/05/2014 7:17:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    One of our favorite unhinged Democratic Congressmen, Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida, has been accused by his wife of allegedly assaulting her during a domestic dispute. More from the AP: Florida U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson's wife has accused him of pushing her during an argument over the weekend, but he claims the allegations are a lie. The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed Tuesday that it was investigating a reported domestic violence incident between Grayson and his wife, Lolita, but no charges have been filed. Grayson's office released a statement denying his wife's accusations. Grayson says he never touched his wife,...
  • Wife says Alan Grayson shoved her during domestic incident

    03/04/2014 5:23:50 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 4 2014 | By Jeff Weiner
    A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this past weekend.... Her complaint alleges that "from time to time" in the past, her husband "has battered [her] and the parties' minor children," though she has not previously sought an injunction against him.
  • Wife says Alan Grayson shoved her during domestic incident

    03/04/2014 2:51:38 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 113 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/4/14 | Jeff Weiner
    A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this weekend. Lolita Grayson's petition for the injunction, dated Monday, says her husband pushed her against a door, causing her to fall to the ground, during a confrontation Saturday at their home on Oak Park Road, near Windermere. /snip After she refused, retrieved his mail and asked him to leave, Alan Grayson "then deliberately and with force pushed [Lolita Grayson] very hard against the front door, causing [her] to fall...
  • Dem congressman plays 'birther' card on Cruz (Alan Grayson hurl video)

    02/21/2014 7:40:53 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 38 replies
    WND ^ | February 20, 2014 | Unattributed
    “Since Ted Cruz is a Canadian and our Constitution requires an American to win, I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be Ted Cruz,” Grayson said. The questions about Obama, however, linger as an ongoing, official law enforcement investigation has determined the “birth certificate” he released from the White House appears is a forgery. The questions about Obama’s eligibility, nevertheless, have been publicly ridiculed by everyone from the White House on down. Grayson said Cruz “represents the element of the Republican Party that’s trying to hasten the apocalypse.” WND Founder and longtime news executive Joseph Farah, whose news organization has...
  • Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist Invited to Brief Dems on Drone Policy

    01/06/2014 5:41:54 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-6-2014 | Alana Goodman
    January 6, 2014 Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist Invited to Brief Dems on Drone Policy Alana Goodman The representative of a human rights group headed by a designated al Qaeda terrorist was denied a visa by the State Department after being invited by congressional Democrats to discuss drone strikes.Mohammad Al Ahmady, the Yemen director for Geneva-based NGO Al Karama, was expected to brief Reps. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.), Barbara Lee (D., Calif.), and Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) the morning of the Nov. 19, according to press release from Grayson’s office.Ahmady, who also serves as a top official in an...
  • Year in Review: NRCC Highlights the 'Biggest Democrat Fails of 2013'

    12/28/2013 5:44:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    It’s hard to believe the National Republican Congressional Committee was able to narrow the list down to only 35. From the “train wreck” that is Obamacare, to the brilliant idea of solving the debt limit issue with a trillion-dollar platinum coin, 2013 has been, shall we say, less than stellar for Democrats. “Before we ring in 2014, it’s important to look back at some of their biggest failures in the past year,” the post’s author Matt Gorman told Red Alert Politics. “2013 may be rapidly coming to an end, but the Democrats’ troubles are just beginning.” While the complete list...
  • Ultraliberal 'Die Quickly' Rep. Alan Grayson Loses Millions to Stock Scammers

    12/22/2013 5:15:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 22, 2013 | Tim Graham
    It might be easy to forget, but ultraliberal Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla) is one of those dreaded "greedheads" who deal in millions of dollars of stocks. A story on the front of The Washington Post business section on Sunday reports Grayson “got burned twice by ‘stock loan’ schemes that have cost him nearly $50 million.” Dina El Boghdady reports Grayson is ranked 21st in the House for wealth, with a net worth of “at least $16.7 million, in part due to the value of his stock portfolio.” Grayson lost about $18 million in transactions with Virginia businessman William Dean Chapman,...
  • Florida Democratic congressman (Grayson) loses $18 million in (Ponzi) scheme

    12/09/2013 7:20:53 PM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9, 2013
    Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson lost $18 million in a scheme by a Virginia man that involved over a 100 victims, the congressman’s office confirmed Monday. [Snip] The scheme worked like this: clients would turn over their stocks to Chapman as collateral for a loan, and Chapman would let customers borrow about 90 percent of the stocks' value. If the stocks did badly, borrowers could walk away and keep the money they were loaned. But if the borrowers' stocks did well, they would repay the loan with interest, and Chapman was supposed to return the stocks to the investor at...
  • Fla. congressman Grayson loses $18M in stock scheme

    12/09/2013 3:55:48 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 68 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/9/13 | Matthew Barakat , Associated Press
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., lost $18 million in a scheme that cheated him and about 120 other investors out of more than $35 million, according to court papers. The Virginia man who ran the scheme, William Dean Chapman, was sentenced Friday in federal court to 12 years in prison. Prosecutors say Chapman used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle including a Lamborghini, a Ferrari and a $3 million home.
  • Alan Grayson: GOP ‘Crisis Junkies’ Still Believe ‘Die Quickly’ Is Good Health Care Plan

    11/23/2013 9:02:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    One of the most memorable moments of the fight to get Obamacare passed in the first place was when Congressman Alan Grayson got on the House floor and said the Republican plan is, “Don’t get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly.” That was the moment that put Grayson in the national spotlight, and he told Ed Schultz on Friday that in four years, the Republican plan has not changed one single iota. Regarding the spate of Obamacare hearing being organized by Republicans, Grayson said, “The Republicans have been crisis junkies now for months, if not years. They...
  • MSNBC Forgets Widespread Liberal Hype of “Debt Slavery” in Palin Attacks

    11/18/2013 12:09:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 18, 2013 | Sean Long
    Liberals love to portray conservatives as idiots and slavery sympathizers. Despite such vicious attacks, these same lefties often forget their own inflammatory language. MSNBC host Martin Bashir made particularly disgusting comments on Nov. 15, attacking former Alaska governor Sarah Palin for comparing federal debt to slavery. Apparently, Bashir was too busy suggesting that someone ought to defecate and urinate on Palin to realize that liberals have been comparing debt to slavery for years. Bashir should have checked with his colleague, former Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Fla), before senselessly unloading on Palin. In 2011, on the Oct. 14 broadcast of MSNBC’s “Politics...
  • Sen. Bullhead from Illinois is hooked on outrage (liberal racists)

    11/01/2013 1:50:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | October 31, 2013 | John Kass
    <p>Outrage drove Captain Ahab relentlessly after that great white whale, and apparently, it drives Sen. Dick Durbin too.</p> <p>Durbin, the unctuous Democrat running for re-election in President Barack Obama's political home state, is consumed by outrage. This time Durbin is outraged by an unidentified Republican who may have disrespected the face of the president, even if the White House says the insult that Durbin is outraged about didn't happen.</p>
  • Rep. Huelskamp to Democrats: End the racism

    10/30/2013 7:40:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    leaderandtimes.com ^ | October 30, 2013
    WASHINGTON – In light of Florida Congressman Alan Grayson’s shocking email comparing the Tea Party Caucus to the Ku Klux Klan, Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) issued the following response: “When is enough going to be enough with the Democratic Party and their racism and bigotry? I condemn Congressman Grayson’s actions in employing a symbol of hate and evil in a crass attempt to raise political contributions. No matter where you are on the political spectrum, using the KKK for political gain is beyond irresponsible. He knows full the well the negative emotions and hurt conveyed by his racist imagery. As...
  • Jerk of the Week - Alan Grayson

    10/27/2013 9:55:58 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 9 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | October 28, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    It's that time of the week where we once again look over the crop of malcontents, progressives, and anti-Americans who has risen to the top of the heap in sheer odiousness. Normally we have to sit down and make some hard decisions as the left always seems to have a bumper crop of idiots, all vying for our Jerk of the Week honors. However, our decision this week was childishly easy as a true lunatic has began to run amok. Ladies and gentlemen, our Jerk of the Week: Alan Grayson. For those of you who don't know of Alan Grayson,...
  • The Rise & fall of Jim Crow (PBS: "Klan..a terrorist organization in service of...Democratic Party")

    10/27/2013 12:19:15 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 42 replies
    PBS ^ | 2002 | Richard Wormser
    The Ku Klux Klan was formed as a social club by a group of Confederate Army veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee in the winter of 1865-66. The group adopted the name Ku Klux Klan from the Greek word "kyklos," meaning circle, and the English word clan. In the summer of 1867, the Klan became the "Invisible Empire of the South" at a convention in Nashville, Tennessee attended by delegates from former Confederate states. The group was presided over General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who is believed to have been the first Grand Wizard -- the title for the head of the organization.
  • 'Joe The Plumber' Says Democrats 'Have A History Of Lynching Black Americans'

    10/26/2013 7:39:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 36 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | Hunter Walker
    Samuel "Joe The Plumber" Wurzelbacher, the conservative activist and failed Ohio congressional candidate who rose to prominence after he had a campaign trail confrontation with President Barack Obama before his election in 2008, posted a tweet Friday accusing Democrats of having "a history of lynching Black Americans." Wurzelbacher's tweet was accompanied by a picture showing the word Democrat with the final "T" replaced by an image of a burning cross. The burning cross photo came from The Black Sphere, a site run by a conservative African-American writer named Kevin Jackson, who originally published the picture as a response to comments...
  • Alan Grayson plans agenda for GOP conference

    10/26/2013 4:00:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times' The Buzz ^ | October 26, 2013 | Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald
    Just days after comparing the tea party to the Ku Klux Klan, Florida’s most-outspoken Democratic Congressman, Alan Grayson, addressed the state party faithful Saturday and likened some Republicans to Confederate flag-waving “bigots.” Grayson made his comments during a mock reading of a fake Republican Party agenda in which he suggested conservatives were also gay marriage-bashing gun nuts. “At 8:30 a.m., the morning breakout sessions,” Grayson said, reading the made-up GOP agenda. “Ballroom A: the bigots. Ballroom B: the paranoids. And Ballroom C, the largest group of all: the gullible.” The speech, largely applauded by the attendees of the Florida Democratic...
  • Martin Bashir Challenges Alan Grayson: How Many Activists Has the Tea Party Killed?

    10/25/2013 5:02:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Link only: Martin Bashir Challenges Alan Grayson: How Many Activists Has the Tea Party Killed?
  • Rep. Grayson Ratchets Up Tea Party-KKK Flap Saying 'the Truth Hurts'

    10/25/2013 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies
    630wpro.com ^ | October 25, 2013
    (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...
  • Congressman Alan Grayson Suggests a Burning Cross for Tea Party Logo

    10/22/2013 1:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    In an e-mail to supporters yesterday (and on his Tumblr), filter-deficient Florida congressman Alan Grayson, as is his wont, suggested that the t in tea party stands for a burning cross. As to his assertion that the tea party is actually "no more popular than the Klan," 26 percent of Americans support the tea party according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, and we couldn't find any polls measuring support for the KKK but ... it's probably lower than that. Grayson does not offer a source for the claim in his e-mail. Instead, it was hyperlinked to a campaign-donations...
  • Rep. Grayson blasted over anti-Tea Party email showing burning cross

    10/23/2013 4:39:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/13 | The Five staff
    <p>Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson, who is known for lobbing over-the-top rhetorical bombs at his political foes, once again is being accused of taking things too far -- after his campaign sent an email that compared the Tea Party to the Ku Klux Klan while depicting a burning cross. The email showed a large image of the flaming cross, with the letters "ea Party" etched in to the right of it. The caption read: "Now You Know What the 'T' Stands For." The email included "pointed analysis" from Grayson in which he said, "The Tea Party is no more popular than the Klan," blasting the conservative organization for its role in the showdown that resulted in the two-week partial government shutdown.</p>
  • [Liberal] Hatred of Tea Party "Crosses" The Line [Dems Equating It With KKK]

    10/23/2013 4:21:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    IBD ^ | October 23, 2013 | Staff
    Political Correctness: As liberals obsess over the name of a football team, they ignore hate speech spewing from their own ranks over Americans' exercise of constitutional rights. 'If I were the owner of the team, and I knew that there was a name of my team — even if it had a storied history — that was offending a sizeable group of people, I'd think about changing it," President Obama said in an Associated Press interview on the subject of the Washington Redskins. But if there is anything that should offend everyone, it should be the image of a burning...
  • Smacking down Democrats who think the Tea Party = the KKK

    10/23/2013 1:41:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-23-13 | The Looking Spoon
    If Alfalfa had an evil twin brother it would have to be that big Little Rascal Alan Grayson. Like any good liberal he never lets facts get in the way of an opportunity to call conservatives racist. He sent an email with that cute little KKK image below to supporters...and I took the liberty of correcting it.It reminds me of the idiotic joke Bill Maher used to tell about the 2000 RNC that the last time the GOP had so many blacks on stage they were selling them...it got a huge laugh by the room full of libnorant people. Obviously it...
  • Southern Democratic congressman sends fundraising email with burning cross representing tea party

    10/22/2013 9:47:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-22-2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson sent out a fundraising email with a burning cross to compare the tea party to the Klu Klux Klan. The Florida congressman, who was known for his over-the-top antics in the House during a previous tenure in Congress, also excerpted a transcript of a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation w/ Al Sharpton” in which he declared that, after the government shutdown, “the tea party is no more popular than the Klan.” In the email, the burning cross is used as a “t” to spell out “tea party.” See part of the email below:
  • I Support Tea, Cause Coffee Don't Fax Worth A Damn

    10/22/2013 1:46:22 PM PDT · by absentee · 2 replies
    RedState ^ | 10/22/13 | Caleb Howe
    Via our vast network of sources and spies, RedState has exclusively obtained a copy of a new fundraising email that will shock you. Full text included below. (Some links added for context.) The following message has been brought to you by the DNC (Democrats' National Chicanery) and the MSM*. It is intended for mature audiences. *Alan Grayson's extra chins could not be reached for comment. "This morning as I was brushing my tooth, my mind got to wandering. I started thinking about that big old government in Washington BC, and how they ruin everything. I looked over at Brangelina, that's...
  • Dem. Rep Uses Burning Cross to Spell 'Tea Party'

    10/22/2013 7:59:27 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 22, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Democratic congressman Alan Grayson of Florida used an image of a burning cross to spell "Tea Party" in a recent fundraising email:
  • Alan Grayson: Tea Party ‘Largest Suicide Pact in History,’ ‘No More Popular Than the Klan’

    10/17/2013 7:48:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 48 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    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...
  • Dem Congressman Slams GOP As Party Of ‘Corporate Shills,’ ‘Religious Fanatics’ & ‘Freedom Fiends’

    10/05/2013 9:43:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 5, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Florida) lambasted the Republican Party on Friday night during an appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher,” accusing the GOP of being divided into three fringe sectors. “There are really 3 Republican parties: there are the corporate shills, there are the religious fanatics and then there are the freedom fiends, the ones who want to make sure you have the right to sleep under a bridge,” Grayson told HBO’s Bill Maher. Maher, an outspoken liberal comedian, appeared to agree and summed up Grayson’s analysis in his own words. “So Jesus freaks, gun nuts, generic obese suburbanites, and...
  • Grayson blames shutdown on GOP literally drinking on the job

    10/01/2013 10:45:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    salon.com ^ | Josh Eidelson | October 01, 2013
    In a Tuesday interview, Rep. Alan Grayson charged that Republican House members have been literally intoxicated while casting votes on the continuing resolutions that set the stage for today’s government shutdown. Noting “a number of public reports that you can smell alcohol on their breath as they’re voting gleefully to shut down the government and create chaos,” Grayson said that he had personally witnessed GOP colleagues smelling like alcohol. “Many of them seem loaded,” said Grayson. The Florida congressman declined to name names, saying, “it’s the usual suspects,” but that he didn’t “really feel like getting that personal with people.”...
  • An e-mail from Rep Alan Grayson (vanity)

    09/22/2013 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    9/22/13
    The United Nations has designated today as the International Day of Peace. The war drums pounded out quite a cacophony, earlier this month. But in the end, the Peace Train was louder. Thanks to us. The airwaves were rife this month with elected officials, think-tank analysts, retired generals, overpaid pundits and other bloviators telling us what they thought what we needed to think. But their voices faded, as ours grew louder. Listen: "Peace. Peace. Peace. Peace. Peace." We prevented a war between the United States and Syria. I made sure that our voices were heard. I said the things that...
  • Dem Rep. Alan Grayson Praises Rise of ‘Stealth Socialism’ in America

    09/21/2013 5:10:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    In a recent interview with Salon, outspoken progressive Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) hailed the rise of what he called “stealth socialism” through America’s recent monetary policy decisions.Asked by interviewer David Dayen whether the financial system has become “safer” in the years since the financial collapse and subsequent government interventions like 2010′s Dodd-Frank bill, Grayson praised the Federal Reserve for its “unconventional” policies that have “put us back on a low-level track toward growth.”Asked about the Fed’s expanding balance sheet, the Florida Democrat said: “We’ve had a government takeover of the bond market. Stealth socialism’s been created. Government simply ends up...
  • [Rand] Paul Hosts Secret Anti-War Meeting

    09/10/2013 6:04:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/10/2013
    In a secret meeting on Tuesday morning, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hosted a bipartisan group of senators and House members in the Capitol’s basement. According to several participants, the lawmakers plotted ways to stop the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Since the diplomatic situation is fluid, there was no final consensus on how best to combat the administration, but potential legislative maneuvers, press appearances, and letters were discussed. Several undecided members asked questions. Aides say Paul planned the gathering over a week ago, and the list of attendees grew by the day. He is pleased, especially, by...
  • Rep. Alan Grayson: Syria Intelligence Manipulated

    09/05/2013 5:37:12 PM PDT · by don-o · 71 replies
    US News ^ | September 5, 2013 | Steven Nelson
    Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., who is aggressively lobbying against a military strike on Syria, says the Obama administration has manipulated intelligence to push its case for U.S. involvement in the country's two-year civil war. Grayson made the accusation in an interview published Wednesday by The Atlantic and offered more detail in a Thursday discussion with U.S. News. He says members of Congress are being given intelligence briefings without any evidence to support administration claims that Syrian leader Bashar Assad ordered the use of chemical weapons. snip He points to an article published by The Daily Caller that alleges the communications...
  • Rep. Grayson: Obama case for Syria 'doesn't make any sense'

    09/02/2013 4:19:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/02/13 | Justin Sink
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said Monday that the administration's argument that letting Syria's use of sarin gas last month go unchecked would hurt U.S. security was "not logical" and did not "make any sense." Administration officials have argued that the U.S. should respond to the attack because the failure to do so would send a message to other regimes — and terror groups — that the use of chemical weapons was acceptable. But in an interview with CNN's "New Day," Grayson said that too few countries had chemical weapons for that to be a concern. "There's only four countries in...
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel: Bring back the draft before launching air strikes in Syria

    09/01/2013 5:49:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/01/13 | Sheldon Alberts
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Sunday renewed his call to reinstate the draft, arguing a vote should be held on mandatory military service before any decision is taken to launch strikes against Syria. “I truly believe we should have a National Draft Act before the Congress acts,” Rangel told MSNBC. Rangel, a decorated veteran of the Korean War, has for several years introduced legislation to bring back the draft and earlier this, for the first time, advocated that women should be included. The New York lawmaker said the burden of war unfairly falls on lower-income Americans. “They are not in...
  • Anti-war Democrats speak up on Syria

    08/28/2013 2:20:58 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    politico.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | REID J. EPSTEIN and SEUNG MIN KIM
    Anti-war Democrats in Congress are getting the band back together. Democrats who made their names opposing the Iraq war are not staying silent as a president of their own party prepares to attack Syria. But they’re not exactly demanding that President Barack Obama stand down from launching airstrikes in the country. Like many Republican lawmakers, they want Congress to authorize any military action there, and are urging the administration to allow a healthy debate on the proper U.S. role — if any — in the dangerous country. But their criticism, at this point, falls short of total condemnation. The anti-war...
  • 'Dictator Palin' Could Control U.S. Spying, Warns Rep. Alan Grayson (Video)

    08/09/2013 9:31:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | August 8, 2013 | Michael Allen
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) recently expressed his concern about Sarah Palin someday becoming president and having control over the information gathered by the U.S government about Americans citizens. In an interview with Shark-Tank.net, Rep. Grayson said he has introduced a bill, 'The Mind Your Own Business Act,' that would ban the U.S. Department of Defense from gathering Internet, phone and other personal information about U.S. citizens without probable cause or evidence of a criminal offense, which is what the Fourth Amendment is supposed to do. Rep. Grayson explained how 'The Mind Your Own Business Act' was modeled "very closely after...
  • Watch a Democrat congressman remind us of why we have to fight these people

    07/04/2013 1:30:31 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/4/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Alan Grayson is many things, a bigot a fool a vicious anti-American swine, but watching him does serve an important purpose. He reminds us of why we cannot EVER let these people rule us again.
  • Alan Grayson: Obama’s budget “could end up dragging down the entire party”

    04/10/2013 3:31:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Apr 10, 2013 | Sean Higgins
    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...
  • Tax and Steal

    03/23/2013 4:19:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    So my vacation plans to Cyprus have been canceled. Something about the government there seizing everybody's wallet because the country is bankrupt. Another nanny state bites the dust. When will they ever learn? Never. Here in the good old USA, there are 76 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus -- folks such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, New York Rep. Charles Rangel, California Rep. Maxine Waters and Florida Rep. Alan Grayson. Sanders is the only honest one in the bunch. He comes right out and admits he's a socialist. He'll take all your stuff while telling you tales of Ethan...
  • Grayson on GOP: “These Are People Who Want to Kick You When You're Down”

    01/28/2013 5:17:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 28, 2013 | Craig Millward
    On Current TV’s “Viewpoint” on Jan 17, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) attacked Republicans over their alleged inability to get anything done, and said “these are people who want to kick you when you're down.” In the interview, Grayson was critical of House Republicans over the amount of time it took to provide federal assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. … He continued “Look, we live in a country where almost 25 million people can’t find full time work and the president and the Democratic Party have been desperately trying to do something about this for the past four years...
  • He's Back: Alan Grayson Accuses Republicans of Terrorism on First Day of New Congress

    01/04/2013 5:54:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it, Alan Grayson is back in Congress. Yes, the same Alan Grayson who called his 2010 congressional opponent Dan Webster (who he lost to) "Taliban Dan" and the same guy who said Republicans want people to "die quickly" on the House floor in 2009. In November, Grayson regained his position in Congress due to redistricting. Yesterday, just hours after the 113th Congress officially started, Grayson was on MSNBC accusing Republicans of legislative terrorism because you know, new tone or something.  "Well, they say it's a device for them to extract concessions that they have otherwise be...