Alan Grayson: Letting the GOP control government is like letting Al Qaeda fly planes

posted at 4:10 pm on May 21, 2010 by Allahpundit

I don’t know whether to be offended or … puzzled. Is he accusing the GOP of wanting to destroy government or, per what he says before the AQ bit, of simply not wanting to be at the controls? Or does the mere mention of Republicans send him reaching reflexively for the most obnoxious analogy he can think of whether it makes sense or not?

We’ve reached the point with this guy where he’s so far beyond the pale that I don’t quite feel comfortable using him against the Democrats. Same with Olbermann, really. Sure, the fact that Pelosi et al. tolerate him proves that they’re total hypocrites about civility, but even the more acid-tongued lefties in the House concede that he’s a crank. Remember when Glenn Beck nemesis Anthony Weiner, who’s no stranger to confrontational soundbites himself, called Grayson “one fry short of a Happy Meal”? He’s a rolling embarrassment to their side, which is why I’m happy to promote him on the site, but it’s hard to come up with someone in the Dem caucus who relishes playing in the gutter as much as he does. Pete Stark, maybe?

Exit quotation from Jim Geraghty: “In the end, his term in Congress will be remembered as a two-year-long, taxpayer-funded audition tape for MSNBC.”


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Or does the mere mention of Republicans send him reaching reflexively for the most obnoxious analogy he can think of whether it makes sense or not?

Bingo.

MadisonConservative on May 21, 2010 at 4:12 PM

But but but the GOP is full of nut jobs like Rand Paul.

WashJeff on May 21, 2010 at 4:13 PM

I question his mental stability. He really is close to the edge there.

portlandon on May 21, 2010 at 4:13 PM

http://www.mycongressmanisnuts.com/

Oops, does my link say my congressman??? Hope I don’t get sued by Teacups.

Abby Adams on May 21, 2010 at 4:14 PM

The fact that he goes on the Alex Jones show is really puzzling. He joins the ranks of Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan in that sort of mindset. Very strange bedfellows.

MadisonConservative on May 21, 2010 at 4:14 PM

Stupid like this can be removed only by much prayer and fasting.

fossten on May 21, 2010 at 4:15 PM

MadisonConservative on May 21, 2010 at 4:14 PM

if you view the political spectrum as a circle, not a line, it makes more sense.

Far right and far left want the same things, if for different reasons.

lorien1973 on May 21, 2010 at 4:15 PM

We’ve reached the point with this guy where he’s so far beyond the pale that I don’t quite feel comfortable using him against the Democrats.

I do. The guy is an embarrassment. The GOP should have no hesitation in using clips of him as well as his fellow Democrats in Congress to illustrate how little respect they have for the American people as well as their office.

Doughboy on May 21, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Someone get Bob Dornan to run against this guy. The debate would result in a spontaneous nuclear explosion of invective.

fiatboomer on May 21, 2010 at 4:17 PM

First class bufoonery.

Heralder on May 21, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Obviously he says these things both to pander to his base (to get more campaign funds) and to rile his opponents. Since pissing off his opponents is part of his game, let’s not play the game and react! Reaction = distraction = red herring! I say to ignore him and focus on the goal of getting progressives voted out of public office!

Weebork on May 21, 2010 at 4:18 PM

MadisonConservative on May 21, 2010 at 4:14 PM

I wonder which party would be more likely to allow Al Qaedanese fly planes.

The Race Card on May 21, 2010 at 4:18 PM

I truly tasteless way to put it…but at the end of the day if someone wants their government to actually do anything, why elect someone whose philosophy demands they prevent it from doing just about everything?

ernesto on May 21, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Silly Republicans! We must only self-flagellate over our own amplified faults and ignore any perfection on the lefty side. How else can we prove to the left that we are almost as smart and dreamy as they are?

joeindc44 on May 21, 2010 at 4:19 PM

if you view the political spectrum as a circle, not a line, it makes more sense.

Far right and far left want the same things, if for different reasons.

lorien1973 on May 21, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Huh, interesting thought, actually.

Heralder on May 21, 2010 at 4:19 PM

The MSM will ask Speaker Pelosi to defend Mr. Grayson’s comment in 3…..2……1….

PappaMac on May 21, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Far right and far left want the same things, if for different reasons.

I hate that analogy. The far (far, far) right wants anarchy and the far (far, far) left wants complete control. How do you figure these are meeting back again in the infamous circle.

WitchDoctor on May 21, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Dan Webster is going to walk into the house. Now all we need is Ron Klein to start saying asnine stuff.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on May 21, 2010 at 4:19 PM

When are you people going to realize that he shares the same opinion as millions of your fellow citizens? You really think these people can be reformed with some witty remark on a conservative message board.

Time for debate is long over.

ClassicCon on May 21, 2010 at 4:19 PM

The above should read “A truly tasteless…”

ernesto on May 21, 2010 at 4:20 PM

@ mad con
errant cite

The Race Card on May 21, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Why is there no mention of “Teacups” in this post, Allah? I’m disappointed.

amerpundit on May 21, 2010 at 4:20 PM

this is the person that others will say after the fact “no I am not surprised he ended up in a clock tower with a rifle” or ” itdoesn’t surprise me a bit he buried bodies under his front porch”. Now he is attempting to hang his fellow lib crackpots and Dems. THAT is why they are distancing themselves from him. They know he is hanging them as well

Niteowl45 on May 21, 2010 at 4:21 PM

ROFL.

El_Terrible on May 21, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Alligators Union of Central Florida:
“We don’t want him either”.

katy the mean old lady on May 21, 2010 at 4:22 PM

I see an Obama Administration post for Grayson in the future!

Mr. Joe on May 21, 2010 at 4:23 PM

I truly tasteless way to put it…but at the end of the day if someone wants their government to actually do anything, why elect someone whose philosophy demands they prevent it from doing just about everything?

ernesto on May 21, 2010 at 4:18 PM

But? How are the two even related? Because Republicans want less government (not no government), that means we’re destroying the country in violent ways instead of just disagreeing on how to run the country?

Esthier on May 21, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Doughboy on May 21, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Someone get Bob Dornan to run against this guy. The debate would result in a spontaneous nuclear explosion of invective.

fiatboomer on May 21, 2010 at 4:17 PM

I was thinking he could be replaced by James Traficant. I actually get a kick out of Traficant.

bopbottle on May 21, 2010 at 4:23 PM

I truly tasteless way to put it…

ernesto on May 21, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Note the subtle agreement with the idea. ;)

lorien1973 on May 21, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Grayson is Pelosi’s trained attack dog. Don’t expect any sense out of him, just as you wouldn’t from dear old Nancy.

GarandFan on May 21, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Esthier on May 21, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Why bother? Ernesto’s sole function here is to create hastily, and poorly built strawmen, as he’s done here.

lorien1973 on May 21, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Grayson is Obama is the entire democrat party.

SouthernGent on May 21, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Perhaps it’s time to invent a new “derogative”.

Such as “Don’t be a Grayson!”

GarandFan on May 21, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Florida 8th dist–get rid of this jerk.

dragondrop on May 21, 2010 at 4:26 PM

if you view the political spectrum as a circle, not a line, it makes more sense.

Far right and far left want the same things, if for different reasons.

lorien1973 on May 21, 2010 at 4:15 PM

I completely agree. Amazing how the far lefties and the far righties(paleocons) usually end up both espousing the merits of socialism, the perks of eugenics, and the old-school anti-semitism. Bipartisanship!

MadisonConservative on May 21, 2010 at 4:28 PM

SouthernGent on May 21, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Yep. Till democrats stand up and demand he step down; one must conclude they agree with him.

lorien1973 on May 21, 2010 at 4:28 PM

This one is my favorite:

http://www.I-am-a-real-dickhead.com

CC

CapedConservative on May 21, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Keep him around for pure entertainment…glad he’s a democrat, they deserve guys like him, and only guys like him could be elected on a dem ticket.

right2bright on May 21, 2010 at 4:28 PM

MadisonConservative on May 21, 2010 at 4:28 PM

It’s also why people moan that when democrats and republicans join forces on a bill (or anything, really), you get the worst of each side.

lorien1973 on May 21, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Just sent an email to my Democratic Congresswoman asking why Democrats hate Americans so much.

malclave on May 21, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Actually – it’s good for the world to see that a complete jackass and live, speak, and breath in the USA – with no threat on his life or freedom.

Oh – f – me

jake-the-goose on May 21, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Try this:

http://www.real-dickweed.com

CC

CapedConservative on May 21, 2010 at 4:31 PM

I truly tasteless way to put it…but at the end of the day if someone wants their government to actually do anything, why elect someone whose philosophy demands they prevent it from doing just about everything?

ernesto on May 21, 2010 at 4:18 PM

You mean why elect someone who thinks government should be limited in its interference in our lives? Gee, I can’t imagine why someone would vote for that platform.

Most Americans don’t want the government messing with their lives. Look even at Obama. The platform he ran on would be attacked by the left today as irresponsible and beholden to special interests.

Just 22% say they regularly trust the federal government. Even early last year, when liberalism was temporarily riding a high, almost six in ten Americans agreed that government isn’t the solution to the problem but rather the problem.

amerpundit on May 21, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Sorry…. bad link.

CapedConservative on May 21, 2010 at 4:31 PM

I hate that analogy. The far (far, far) right wants anarchy and the far (far, far) left wants complete control. How do you figure these are meeting back again in the infamous circle.

WitchDoctor on May 21, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Um…many far lefties are for anarchy, and many far righties are for extreme control. In the former, think about how many leftie college students worship revolutionaries but rarely espouse the type of government that should be in place. They’re looking for anarchy. Additionally, how many far right religious extremists want theocracy, where the government enforces morality through the barrel of a gun?

The truth is that the political spectrum isn’t a line. It’s more like a sine and a cosine wave intersecting each other at multiple points.

MadisonConservative on May 21, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Why bother? Ernesto’s sole function here is to create hastily, and poorly built strawmen, as he’s done here.

lorien1973 on May 21, 2010 at 4:25 PM

I expect better.

Esthier on May 21, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Take just a minute and try to imagine what type of person would vote for someone like Grayson. If there are lifeforms that consider this man fit to represent their best interests, we have more sick twisted freaks than originally thought. I am sure Obuma will have a select place in his toolbox for someone who is the personification of evil like Grayson. He is perfect for Obuma’s plans.

volsense on May 21, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Lefties (democrats) are Talibanistic, AlQuadeian,Dictatorial, reprobative, lacsivious centered idiots.

fourdeucer on May 21, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Or does the mere mention of Republicans send him reaching reflexively for the most obnoxious analogy he can think of whether it makes sense or not?

Or is he just an a$$hole suffering from tertiary syphilis?

/s

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on May 21, 2010 at 4:36 PM

There’s nutjobs, then there’s obnoxious nutjobs. Grayson qualifies for the latter.

The Christian in me prays for him, which actually would probably insult him more than anything.

badtemper on May 21, 2010 at 4:36 PM

We’ve reached the point with this guy where he’s so far beyond the pale that I don’t quite feel comfortable using him against the Democrats. Same with Olbermann, really.

What’s comfort got to do with anything? Who’s the Republican they decline to use against us?

Kensington on May 21, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Time for the daily, too bad the GOP leadership is too timid and pussified to make an issue of this stuff lamentation.

joeindc44 on May 21, 2010 at 4:37 PM

volsense on May 21, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Read the posts on this thread carefully and you’ll find at least one so far.

BigWyo on May 21, 2010 at 4:38 PM

What’s even more scary than this jerkwad are the droolers from his district who voted for him.

Is there any way we could mount a campaign to have this guy stuffed into a septic tank..

..figuratively, of course.

The War Planner on May 21, 2010 at 4:42 PM

That kind of idiotic hyperbole is what has cost us REAL COMMUNICATION in this country.

Some call the village.

seejanemom on May 21, 2010 at 4:42 PM

May I suggest a new term:

“Graysoning” a topic – Invoking ‘Al Qaeda’ in an extreme example against one’s opponents.

Sort of like Godwin’s law.

Chip on May 21, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Also, we need to account for democrat sensibilities.

It’s a mortal sin to accurately quote someone. That’s why the decry swiftboating (e.g., telling the truth about what someone said or did) and why the return the favor and never truthfully repeat what a conservative said.

joeindc44 on May 21, 2010 at 4:43 PM

In far better times this fool would speak sans teeth or mosy likely not at all as someone would have beaten the living shite tar out of him!

dhunter on May 21, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Perhaps it’s time to invent a new “derogative”.

Such as “Don’t be a Grayson!”

GarandFan on May 21, 2010 at 4:25 PM

I prefer to use him as a verb.
“He totally Graysoned his argument.”
“just don’t Grayson up the party.”
Etc.

iurockhead on May 21, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Chip on May 21, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Dang, beat me to it. Great minds, parallel, all that.

iurockhead on May 21, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Grayson is his own living DemonSheep commercial.

If the GOP doesn’t make *gold* out of this for November,
they are exactly as Ann Coulter described in this week’s column:

http://townhall.com/columnists/AnnCoulter/2010/05/19/republicans_on_track_to_snatch_defeat_from_jaws_of_victory

Lockstein13 on May 21, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Gotta use him early and often. Make the democrats disown him. Why can’t we play the games the democrats play. It sells!

Vince on May 21, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Who is running against this dolt? Lets donate to that person to make sure Grayson is a 1 term congressman.

mizflame98 on May 21, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Just last night on Leno, Chris Matthews said that no republican will go on record to denounce anything Rush says. Rush, in my opinion, does not say anything as inflammatory as that nutball Grayson says.

Where is the media cry for every democrat holding office to denounce Grayson?

MississippiMom on May 21, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Exit quotation from Jim Geraghty: “In the end, his term in Congress will be remembered as a two-year-long, taxpayer-funded audition tape for MSNBC.”

Yeah, and I emailed Geraghty to remind him that the GOP front-runner in Grayson’s district is currently taking on water.

Never underestimate the FAILpower of our local GOP.

Purple Fury on May 21, 2010 at 4:51 PM

This guy is a product of the sperm that rolled down Olbermann’s father’s leg and onto the floor, only to impregnate a rat.

afotia on May 21, 2010 at 4:51 PM

I truly tasteless way to put it…but at the end of the day if someone wants their government to actually do anything, why elect someone whose philosophy demands they prevent it from doing just about everything?

ernesto on May 21, 2010 at 4:18 PM

I didn’t know we had any anarchists running. Or did you make the boneheaded liberal mistake of confusing small-government conservatives/libertarians with anarchists, because your only view is that either government gets bigger, or it disappears altogether?

I’m guessing that’s the case. Care to restate with 100% less egregious strawman?

MadisonConservative on May 21, 2010 at 4:52 PM

The fact that he goes on the Alex Jones show is really puzzling. He joins the ranks of Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan in that sort of mindset. Very strange bedfellows.

MadisonConservative on May 21, 2010 at 4:14 PM

Keep in mind the original Audit the Fed bill was sponsored by This nut and the Paulnut. It was as much Alan Grayson’s bill as the Paultards

jp on May 21, 2010 at 4:54 PM

He is like a really bad looking John Larroquette…w/a bucket for a head.

Sorry, I normally don’t pick on people’s looks, but this dude is repugnant in every way.

JAM on May 21, 2010 at 4:54 PM

Ah yes, Alan Grayson – Human Skidmark

mojo on May 21, 2010 at 4:54 PM

Can we trade this guy for a hostage that some cannibals are holding?

tim c on May 21, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Give the LSM a choice, go after the nutjob Liberal in Congress of go after a Republican and it’s no contest, the Republican every time.

For the Republican, don’t talk to the morons of the LSM, you will never, ever get a fair shake.

bflat879 on May 21, 2010 at 4:58 PM

If Fred Flintstone had a retarded little brother, it would be Alan Grayson.

exceller on May 21, 2010 at 5:01 PM

For me, I am glad that I do not understand this moron. He is an airhead.

d1carter on May 21, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Cancel vacations to Florida and go to Arizona.

Caper29 on May 21, 2010 at 5:09 PM

He’s a troll.

This guy is simply a crr6 / Dave Rywall / etc who bought a seat in Congress, and now is trolling and demonstrating their nitwittery on national television instead of here.

Midas on May 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM

George Orwell knew damn well that the future would go this way. And there is nothing to stop it. All of the levers of society are controlled by left-thinking people. They control the public schools, the universities, the press, the TV networks, the billion-dollar corporate boardrooms, Hollywood, the major bookstores, and the two giant tech companies, Microsoft and Apple, that everybody uses to interact with each other. They also control Google and Facebook.

There is no way of stopping what is coming.

100 million from unions going to dems. even though they owe 900 million

manpower of ACORN (different names), black panthers LaRaza

Money coming to dems. from every dictator and america hater in the world.

Fat cats on wall street want to keep the bailouts coming will spend millions.

those heroes, mcconnel, mclame, kyl, snowe, collins, scott brown , graham, grassley, cornyn, hutchison, etc.
have taken their george soros checks and are happily spiting in america’s face.

nondhimmie on May 21, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Here is a good person running against Grayson

http://www.toddlongforcongress.com/category/press/

dragondrop on May 21, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Exit quotation from Jim Geraghty: “In the end, his term in Congress will be remembered as a two-year-long, taxpayer-funded audition tape for MSNBCSaturday Night Live.”

FIFY.

Maybe Alan Grayson inadvertently helped Rand Paul win the KY primary–GOP voters confused Trey for Alan, and avoided all Graysons…

Steve Z on May 21, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Stupid like this can be removed only by much prayer and fasting.

fossten on May 21, 2010 at 4:15 PM

About 200,000 votes for his opponent would also work.

Steve Z on May 21, 2010 at 5:28 PM

God I love Alan Grayson. I hope he never leaves office. Orlando? You suffer so that others may be entertained. I salute you. Has he invaded any more Denny’s lately? Keep those camera phones ready at all times for this gomer. Alan Grayson posts are second only to Chris Mathews posts. I’m actually not sure which one is crazier. But Alan Grayson? Has no leash… no leash at all.

BrideOfRove on May 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM

This is what happens when you under fund mental health, the nut jobs get voted in to congress!

grapeknutz on May 21, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Stupid like this can be removed only by much prayer and fasting.

fossten on May 21, 2010 at 4:15 PM
About 200,000 votes for his opponent would also work.

Steve Z on May 21, 2010 at 5:28 PM

As would a lobotomy.

Midas on May 21, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Here is a good person running against Grayson

http://www.toddlongforcongress.com/category/press/

dragondrop on May 21, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Not that it’s all that relevant, but his wife and a friend of hers were going door to door during his last campaign (in the 2008 GOP primary against Ric Keller, which he lost). When I opened the door I thought I’d died & gone to heaven. They were absolutely, stunningly gorgeous. Friendly, too :)

Purple Fury on May 21, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Hope MSNBC keeps booking this clown. More You Tube clips will be worth their weight in gold for independent voters..

Hummer53 on May 21, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Grayson is Pelosi’s trained attack dog……

Wonder if she cleans up after him? Sooner or later she’s gonna step in it!

JohnnyMojo on May 21, 2010 at 5:45 PM

He’s a wackadoodle who needs to up his meds…

ladyingray on May 21, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Letting Democrats control the government is like letting Stevie Wonder drive.

jimmy2shoes on May 21, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Just substitute name and job title in this quote and you have some answers:

Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.”

“The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

LarryG on May 21, 2010 at 5:51 PM

I truly tasteless way to put it…but at the end of the day if someone wants their government to actually do anything, why elect someone whose philosophy demands they prevent it from doing just about everything?

ernesto on May 21, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Because the American model is limited gov’t! Its what we were founded upon and have thrived under. What part of that equation escapes your cranial caopacity?

Archimedes on May 21, 2010 at 6:01 PM

if you view the political spectrum as a circle, not a line, it makes more sense.

Far right and far left want the same things, if for different reasons.

lorien1973 on May 21, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Sorry. Fail. Big. Time. This is an analogy made up by leftists to deflect attention from their maniacal control philosophies. It is only plausible to those simple minded middle of the roaders who want to seem thoughtful in their analysis of political viewpoints.

Sporty1946 on May 21, 2010 at 6:02 PM

There are some people out there whose complete lack of common sense, decency, and basic intelligence make it exceedingly difficult to even see them mentioned,let alone waste any time listening to their utter foolishness.
Alan Grayson is their leader.

n0doz on May 21, 2010 at 6:09 PM

You have to remember these people were born in the “Age of Aquarius” (song) to “drop out” “turn on”, this is a very clear example that drugs have an effect on ones/offsprings brains.
The effect is that the right side of the brain never develops so they react totally left:):):)

concernedsenior on May 21, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Too many drugs early in his life maybe his brain has been fried.

thmcbb on May 21, 2010 at 6:29 PM

This guy completes the picture;
He is the culprit dealing in the crack that this Congress is smoking/injecting/shoving up their butts.

Cybergeezer on May 21, 2010 at 7:05 PM

This guy almost makes Alcee Hastings seem sane. ALMOST!

Mini-14 on May 21, 2010 at 7:06 PM

This idiot again! He’s not fit to wear that American Flag tie!

Liberty or Death on May 21, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Doofus can’t close his mouth even to enunciate.

James on May 21, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Well he’s right. But the Democrats are no better, and possibly worse.

Riposte on May 21, 2010 at 8:15 PM

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