Alan “Teacups” Grayson to GOP: “Get out of the way” on health care

posted at 8:03 pm on October 8, 2009 by Allahpundit

I like to imagine he wrote this one in a flash of righteous indignation during Country Bear Jamboree.

An excruciating four minutes, and not really because of the subject matter. Granted, he’s dead wrong about Americans not caring about the vote count in the Senate — independents oppose a Democrat-only bill 62/32 — and granted, only in his sweetest buck-passing dreams is the GOP actually “in the way” given that it lacks the votes even to mount a filibuster. The real problem here is that the guy’s grandstanding shamelessly (note how he looks directly into the camera throughout) but he’s just … not that good at it. I don’t know if it’s his voice or his Nixonian presence or what, but there’s an element of desperation to it that just wouldn’t be there coming from, say, Mark Warner. No matter, though. Joe Wilson’s become a political celebrity while raising a cool $2.7 million from his moment of incivility, and Grayson’s clearly learned the “right” lesson from that. Can’t wait to see what he’s got planned for next week’s performance. Click the image to watch.


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These far right extremist(most of which hang out on this blog) do not care about America. They only care about being in power and forcing everyone else to go along with their backward ideology.

Afrolib on October 8, 2009 at 8:49 PM

BTW, this is exactly what the military thinks about liberals in general and Donks specifically. You idiots threw us under the bus long ago. We are one part of America libs not onlt don’t care about, but loath. You got your power though you pric*s. Now pass your bill and STFU.

hawkdriver on October 8, 2009 at 8:56 PM

These far right extremist(most of which hang out on this blog) do not care about America. They only care about being in power and forcing everyone else to go along with their backward ideology…
Afrolib on October 8, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Yeah, I don’t care. That’s why I wear the uniform of a U.S. soldier every day and go to places you’re scared to look at in the National Geographic. And I’m represented in Washington by far-left sacks who don’t give two brown drips about me or my brothers. But, that being said, I like what I do. It does make me feel like a real man… instead of a pussy with his hand out.

Doorgunner on October 8, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Somebody get the net and get this guy back on his meds…Geez.
Democrats, you have both houses..you have the votes….do it, pull the trigger, pass healthcare on your own. Own it, you p*ssies!
YOU DON’T NEED ONE REPUBLICAN VOTE!

HornetSting on October 8, 2009 at 8:57 PM

A-lib is just a ‘curr dog’.

thomasaur on October 8, 2009 at 8:35 PM

And like most Afro-American liberals (assuming he’s not faking that too), he is probably an illegitimate welfare child.

(I can assume this b/c the bastardy rate for blacks is through the freaking roof)

Dark-Star on October 8, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Did I miss the part where he explained why this wonderful legislation couldn’t be seen or evaluated by the tax-paying public prior to passage? Oh that’s right…”Sit down and shut up” Obamacare includes access to all personal financial accounts, so money is no object.
We the People say YOU SHALL NOT PASS!

indypat on October 8, 2009 at 8:58 PM

Hey Hawk…how’s your father feeling? I have been praying for your family for a speedy recovery so you can enjoy some time together!

HornetSting on October 8, 2009 at 8:58 PM

What about civility democrats?

Oh and Grayson STFU, your not worth the sweat off of any hot air readers’……..brow

Defector01 on October 8, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Well bad news cons, the boat has sailed. We can do healthcare reform without you. It will pass. The question is will it pass with a robust PO or without.

Afrolib on October 8, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Just do it then – pass whatever bill you want, without any Republican support.

Except – OOPS! – You can’t get there without the blue dog democrats, and your polling shows high negatives across the board, and especially a falling support among independants.

So, good luck getting America to choke down any of the current offerings on the crap buffet called ‘health care reform.’

No one wants it.

massrighty on October 8, 2009 at 9:00 PM

hahahaha, yet another giant JACKA$$ from the left rears its ugly head. Ooogedy boogedy, I’m sceeeered. They’re failing miserably and resorting to desperate tactics…gee, that’s surprising. Name one thing the Dems have accomplished in the last 11 months that hasn’t totally screwed the country. Just one. The porkulus debt package from hell? Not. Creating 3 million new jobs in ’09? Not. Coming up with a plan for Afghanistan? Not. A plan to deal with Iran? Not even. What, then? Next? Screw the populace with socialized health care! Yea, that’s the ticket! The world must be laughing their collective asses off at us.

scalleywag on October 8, 2009 at 9:02 PM

Libs are so pathetically effete…they can’t even fake strength and stature. They just come off looking whiny and childish. Poor things.
Someone give that guy a cookie and a gold star.

Itchee Dryback on October 8, 2009 at 9:03 PM

BTW, this is exactly what the military thinks about liberals in general and Donks specifically. You idiots threw us under the bus long ago. We are one part of America libs not only don’t care about, but loath. hawkdriver on October 8, 2009 at 8:56 PM

You nailed it, HD. May I add that the loathing is mutual but reserved? We the People say YOU SHALL NOT PASS!

indypat on October 8, 2009 at 9:05 PM

We are one part of America libs not onlt don’t care about, but loath. You got your power though you pric*s. Now pass your bill and STFU.

hawkdriver on October 8, 2009 at 8:56 PM

And own the consequences.

highhopes on October 8, 2009 at 9:06 PM

All ObaME needs now is his own sitcom show. Oh wait…he’s living it as we speak.

scalleywag on October 8, 2009 at 9:07 PM

Since Congresscritters neither write nor read their bills, wouldn’t we be better off sending 535 Magic Eight Balls to Washington to vote on legislation? I’d rather rely on the laws of probability to approve / not approve something than on whatever passes for deep thought by underachievers like this lying, smirking, full-of-himself clown.

ya2daup on October 8, 2009 at 9:08 PM

hawkdriver on October 8, 2009 at 8:56 PM

Hope you are well, sir.
We pray for you, and the success of your missions.

massrighty on October 8, 2009 at 9:08 PM

“Damn it, Dagny! I need the government to get out of the way and let me do my job!”

Ironic that this phrase came out of the mouth of one of the looters.

GISAP on October 8, 2009 at 9:09 PM

I don’t know if it’s his voice or his Nixonian presence or what, but there’s an element of desperation to it that just wouldn’t be there coming from, say, Mark Warner.

Mark Warner left Virginia with millions of unaccounted for budget shortfall. Since his replacement was a Dem, the story died quickly. He got elected to the Senate because his last name was the same as the retiring incumbent. Put him under some real pressure and he’ll show his moonbat colors just like the rest of them.

TugboatPhil on October 8, 2009 at 9:12 PM

We REALLY need to recruit someone in Ocala to run againt this IDIOT!!!

ConservativePartyNow on October 8, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Fair minded Americans could careless if this is a partisan bill. They want health care and they want it now. They are tired of being ripped off by insurance companies. They are tired of being denied health care insurance because of manufactured pre conditions. Why can’t you Cons get that through your backward thinking heads?

Afrolib on October 8, 2009 at 8:14 PM

You do realize that the largest denier of health care claims is Medicare, right? The system you want everyone to be put on.

You know it’s going to get worse when 300 million people are forced onto one system, right?

Right?

It’s like speaking to a brick wall.

Enoxo on October 8, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Hmmmm.

Ya know, I’m beginning to wonder if the ‘rats are ‘test marketing’ an analog to Tom ‘The Hammer’ DeLay, for either:

[A] fund-rasing.

[B] Moonbat red-meat.

I’m inclined to go with the latter.

As noted on the news, the ‘rats are going forward with [a slightly modified version of] the Patriot Act. It may be a coincidence, but every time they do something that will totally pi$$ off their moonbat base, they make a point of publicly slapping the Republicans around.

Grayson just may be a test-bed for a version of ‘bread and circuses’ on two legs. And he’s also providing the GOP with of the best footage they could wish for.

Time will tell if he’s a net plus, or an albatross.

CPT. Charles on October 8, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Does anyone know where we can donate to the Democrat who’s bound to be running against him? My theory is if we’re going to have a Democrat in Congress, let’s make sure he has a (D) after his name.

Snake307 on October 8, 2009 at 9:18 PM

For those who don’t know, Grayson is a multi-millionaire trial lawyer in Orlando, where I live. He took the low road in several trials that makes “Loverboy” Edwards look like Perry Mason.

He beat Keller, a repub who got tarred by association with Abromhoff.

A solid republican district that just elected a dick head with herpes.

Cleveland Steamer on October 8, 2009 at 9:20 PM

Dark-Star on October 8, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Over. the. line.

Black Yoshi on October 8, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Dark-Star on October 8, 2009 at 8:57 PM
Over. the. line.

Black Yoshi on October 8, 2009 at 9:26 PM

The. truth. hurts.

HornetSting on October 8, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Black Yoshi on October 8, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Some. Facts. Really. Suck.

Dark-Star on October 8, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Republicans couldn’t get in the way even if they wanted to. Democrats control everything.

SoulGlo on October 8, 2009 at 9:29 PM

He is gonna lose his seat in 2010 anyway so he is just sending parting shots.

Sapwolf on October 8, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Republicans couldn’t get in the way even if they wanted to. Democrats control everything.

SoulGlo on October 8, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Yep. About the only thing they don’t solidly control is the SCOTUS, and that may well change soon. And in any case those unelected lawmakers have been anything but consistently conservative in their decisions for the last, oh, four decades at least?

The Dems utterly own the failures of the next few years, knee-jerk Bush-bashing aside.

Dark-Star on October 8, 2009 at 9:35 PM

If he is re-elected, the FL deserves him.

He is the most stupid person so speak in public, EVAH!

ladyingray on October 8, 2009 at 9:37 PM

I don’t know if it’s his voice or his Nixonian presence or what, but there’s an element of desperation to it that just wouldn’t be there coming from, say, Mark Warner

Clearly you haven’t seen/heard Warner’s ad in support of Creigh Deeds. Deeds himself is offering nothing but discussion of McDonnell’s thesis paper. Warner’s ad says that we should elect the stuttering fool because he’s just like Warner. Because there is no real discussion of the issues Warner’s ads seem desperate to me (Deeds isn’t even shown in the ad).

highhopes on October 8, 2009 at 9:39 PM

We can do healthcare reform without you.

Afrolib on October 8, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Do it. I dare you.

SouthernGent on October 8, 2009 at 9:42 PM

“I am not a kook!”

csdeven on October 8, 2009 at 9:44 PM

The Left: justifying the unjustifiable.

OldEnglish on October 8, 2009 at 9:50 PM

Yes, he forgot to mention that health care costs are George Bush’s fault and the last 8 years have been horrific.

Alfresco on October 8, 2009 at 9:54 PM

Arrogant turd isn’t he?

GFW on October 8, 2009 at 10:12 PM

These far right extremist(most of which hang out on this blog) do not care about America. They only care about being in power and forcing everyone else to go along with their backward ideology.

Afrolib on October 8, 2009 at 8:49 PM

You are just aping the view of the democrats…you are a monkey at the end of the organ grinders chain, begging for peanuts.
That is you lot in life…the organ grinder grinds, and you dance…

right2bright on October 8, 2009 at 10:26 PM

Afrolib on October 8, 2009 at 8:49 PM
You are just aping the view of the democrats…you are a monkey at the end of the organ grinders chain, begging for peanuts.
That is you lot in life…the organ grinder grinds, and you dance…

right2bright on October 8, 2009 at 10:26 PM

LMAO. I think you summed up Afroturd nicely, R2B.

HornetSting on October 8, 2009 at 10:28 PM

Can they please vote this arrogant prick out of office? PLEASE!!!!!!!

NathanG on October 8, 2009 at 10:35 PM

It’s not the Republicans who are in the way, it’s those pesky purple-state Democrats who got an earful during the town hall meetings.

This man is beyond stupid.

stevezilla on October 8, 2009 at 10:38 PM

This is the sissy that used to get beat up when he was a kid and he needs a good slappin now…

red131 on October 8, 2009 at 11:15 PM

Who got to Grayson?
Before anyone here knew him (as in notorious), Grayson was beginning to be recognized as the de facto point-man for HR 1207. As a trial lawyer he held the upper hand in hearings and was fast becoming a youtube wunderkind. I could be off base, but at least that’s my impression. Or are his actions the textbook example of Occam’s razor? Essentially – that he’s nuts.

13blackcats on October 8, 2009 at 11:20 PM

If this S.O.S is in my district I and other voters need to fire him by voting him out.

hamradio on October 8, 2009 at 11:59 PM

Yeah, I don’t care. That’s why I wear the uniform of a U.S. soldier every day and go to places you’re scared to look at in the National Geographic. And I’m represented in Washington by far-left sacks who don’t give two brown drips about me or my brothers. But, that being said, I like what I do. It does make me feel like a real man… instead of a pussy with his hand out.

Doorgunner on October 8, 2009 at 8:57 PM

I couldn’t have said it better. God speed.

pullingmyhairout on October 9, 2009 at 12:11 AM

someone should remind him we are out of the way already since Dems own the house, Senate and Presidency. And with Sotominor as a Supreme Court judge, they pretty much have that too.

rockyp on October 9, 2009 at 12:16 AM

I couldn’t stop laughing at the “Country Bear Jamboree” reference…I can see him with an old time wiskey jug and bib overalls dancing a jig after one of his kooky rants.

Wileygrl3 on October 9, 2009 at 12:24 AM

This bozo is running for president in 2016 right now.

paulsur on October 8, 2009 at 8:54 PM

More like 2012. If The One isn’t tired of office and the hits to his ego the far left will be looking for someone purer after Obama’s unacceptable conservatism (well in their minds at least).

jarodea on October 9, 2009 at 12:35 AM

Enjoy your fifteen minutes, pal.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 9, 2009 at 12:38 AM

This is the guy who announced he was holding a townhall something like an hour before it occured at the address it did, scheduled to occur right after an SEIU meeting in the same location, then allowed the already-seated SEIU members from their earlier meeting to remain seated for “his townhall” afterward, in a hall that offered but a few more seats for the hundreds who had otherwise showed up and were lined up outside trailing around several blocks waiting to get in.

He’s a real scumbag. He’s also not a Floridian. I realize a lot of people from elsewhere move to Florida and then reside there, but this guy’s literally brought his corrupted head from elsewhere and has tried to then pass himself off as ‘representing’ Florida. Which he of course does not.

He represents SEIU and the Democrats. That’s it.

Lourdes on October 9, 2009 at 1:14 AM

Oh, and I forgot, he also represents scumbags such as himself.

Lourdes on October 9, 2009 at 1:15 AM

A scumbag: Grayson’s pathetic excuse for a townhall as I’ve just described it ^^ was concluded by him by holding his two children up as props and him telling the crowd he had to go home to care for his children or some such line similar.

Then he left. People in his district revile and loathe Grayson. And that’s the complimentary part of their sentiments.

Lourdes on October 9, 2009 at 1:16 AM

Who got to Grayson?…Or are his actions the textbook example of Occam’s razor? Essentially – that he’s nuts.

13blackcats on October 8, 2009 at 11:20 PM

Union/s. Or Grayson’s suffering some sort of other dementia, but clearly, he’s a disturbed man.

Lourdes on October 9, 2009 at 1:18 AM

For those who don’t know, Grayson is a multi-millionaire trial lawyer in Orlando, where I live. He took the low road in several trials that makes “Loverboy” Edwards look like Perry Mason.

He beat Keller, a repub who got tarred by association with Abromhoff.

A solid republican district that just elected a dick head with herpes.

Cleveland Steamer on October 8, 2009 at 9:20 PM

And for those of us who do know who this scumbag is, the district elected a scumbag who they loathe today. Grayson is likely among the most hated men in Central Florida and anywhere else.

Lourdes on October 9, 2009 at 1:24 AM

Graysons fifteen minutes of fame . . .Flamed out
with his Die Quickly remarks.

Bye Bye Alan

Texyank on October 9, 2009 at 1:27 AM

Mr. Die Quickly should just get out of the way when it comes to opening his mouth.

Ryan Gandy on October 9, 2009 at 1:30 AM

This fellow looks like he will be having a mental breakdown in the near future. He clearly lacks any leadership skills, and seems quite frustrated with his own ability to convince anyone of anything. Maybe he simply needs to find a less stressfull profession.

Freddy on October 9, 2009 at 2:27 AM

And to think I actually kinda liked this guy when I saw him hammering Bernake on giving funds to foreign countries. What a shame, what a freaking shame.

Orange Doorhinge on October 9, 2009 at 3:28 AM

Will Greystone collect unemployment when he gets his pink slip in November 2010?

olesparkie on October 9, 2009 at 7:44 AM

The voters in Florida need to throw this piece of sh*t to the curb.

bluegrass on October 9, 2009 at 8:27 AM

You know, Grayson keeps saying that we want healthcare, then why do the polls say otherwise, why was there a million plus marching on DC Spet. 12? Why are people faxing and calling their reps saying NO to this massive intrusion in our lives? Why then have townhalls become our outlets to express our rage? This guy is like a bulldozer just like the rest of the communists running our government. I don’t understand why we can’t just do what Honduras did and arrest Obama for treason (I thought we founght a coldwar against communism, I thought communists were our enemies) and his cronies and then throw them (including Grayson) out of the country.

margretto on October 9, 2009 at 8:37 AM

Just look at his expression and his eyes, phony written all over him…he doesn’t really believe in much but he’s capable of seizing an opportunity and running with it. Beware of him you folks who voted for him. I wish they’d stop giving him wiggle room on HA–that’s what he’s looking for.

jeanie on October 9, 2009 at 8:41 AM

First, he has to give his dad his suit back but is it just me, or does he look like some mental patient who needs health care reform to be able to score hiw meds…which he is clearly off.

PatriotPete on October 9, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Health care reform is simple. Get the lawyers out of the picture, filing frivolous suits. Raising the cost of Doctors and hospitals having to retain other high priced lawyers and ordering way too many tests, or having to send patients for second opinions, and many other B.S.

Let Doctors doctor, and get government out of controlling the industry, unless the government desires to create a superhuman that they can control because they have genetically manipulated the Gene Pool. Oh!!! wait, I read about this several years, 75 to be more exact.

MSGTAS on October 9, 2009 at 10:45 AM

I couldn’t watch it. This guy is a buffoon, plain and simple.

On behalf of sensible Central Floridians, I apologize for sending this carpet-bagging ambulace-chasing douchebag to Washington DC.

Obama carried Orange County (metro Orlando) by 18 points. Grayson rode the “Hopenchange” coat tails to DC. It didn’t hurt that he spent gobs of his own cash in the campaingn and ran against a limp and ineffective incumbent, Ric “Term Limits” Keller (running for his 5th term).

Elections have consequences, and Grayson is living proof of 2008.

I can’t vote against him in 2010 as I am in a different district, but I will throiw a few bucks to the campaingn of whever runs against him.

At least he’s giving Bawhney Fwahnk a rund for his money as the biggest male buffoon in the house.

JohnBG on October 9, 2009 at 12:58 PM

First, he has to give his dad his suit back but is it just me, or does he look like some mental patient who needs health care reform to be able to score hiw meds…which he is clearly off.

PatriotPete on October 9, 2009 at 9:38 AM

I was going to say he looks like he’s been buying his suits off the rack at Target, and getting his haircut at SuperCuts, but that would not be fair to either Target or SuperCuts.

bbhack on October 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM

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