Obama: You know who’s pretty outstanding? Alan Grayson
posted at 5:58 pm on October 27, 2009 by Allahpundit
Yeah, granted, he offered this as part of his boilerplate opening pleasantries, but ask yourself how the media would have answered the question of the day had it been Bush saluting a congressman who’d recently called a woman lobbyist a “K Street whore” — on Alex Jones’s radio show, no less. Even Democrats went after Grayson, with Anthony Weiner going so far as to say he’s “one fry short of a Happy Meal” before lamely apologizing. The RNC is naturally leaping at the chance to rub Obama’s face in it, but the beauty of Grayson is that he’s spewed so much demagogic nonsense over the past few months that you don’t even need to believe The One knew about the “whore” remark to find this inappropriate. Assume for argument’s sake that Obama didn’t know; even so, what’s he doing slapping a guy on the back who recently called the GOP enemies of America? Keep spreading that sweet post-partisan Hopenchangey spirit, champ.
Does Teacups, perchance, regret his intemperate remark? Teacups regrets nothing:
Todd Jurkowski, Grayson’s spokesman, sent an email to Hotsheet standing by the comment and further criticizing Robertson.
“Let’s be clear about the context,” he said. “The attack was on her professional career, not her personal life.”
“She attacked the Congressman and his efforts to promote a Republican bill to audit the Federal Reserve,” Jurkowski said. “She actually questioned his understanding of the difference between fiscal and monetary policy. She had the audacity to attack a Congressman who used to be an economist. She’s a career lobbyist who used to work for Enron and advocates for whatever she gets paid to promote.”
K street is where many Washington lobbyists work, and “K Street whore” is a derogatory – though not uncommon – phrase used to describe them in the nation’s capital. Grayson, who wants to limit the power of the Fed, made the comment while appearing on the Alex Jones radio show.
See why we can’t afford to lose this guy next year? Every time the left blows up an outrage balloon over something outrageously outrageous that a Republican’s said, Teacups comes along and pops it by saying something even more outrageous. He’s a walking, talking tu quoque, and he’s got plenty of smitten lefties willing to play along with him. Frankly, I may have to cut a check to his campaign.
Here’s the clip of The One; if you find it not to your liking, enjoy this one of him praising Pelosi as one of the great Speakers of all time instead. Click the image to watch.