Rep. Alan Grayson: Thank goodness for all of the “stealth socialism” going on around here

posted at 5:31 pm on September 21, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Most unfortunately, hyper-progressive Rep. Alan Grayson does seem to have identified a growing trend in America’s governing policies… but how he fails to grasp the negative correlation between the increase in said trends and the ongoing, barely-there stagnation of The Longest Recovery, Ever, is beyond me.

From a recent Salon interview, when asked whether the 2010 Dodd-Frank law has made the financial system safer or if nothing much has changed:

Yes, nothing has changed. The only thing that has changed is the passage of time. Sometimes time does not heal. We still have the problem of some institutions being too big to fail, and nothing has been done to make them smaller or less interconnected. …

The one good thing that’s happened in the past five years, in the sense of making people hopeful that the economy might survive a collapse, is that the Federal Reserve’s unconventional monetary policy put us back on a low-level track toward growth. They showed that monetary policy in extremis can work to some degree.

How big is the Fed balance sheet, $3 trillion?

$3.5 trillion. We’ve had a government takeover of the bond market. Stealth socialism’s been created. Government simply ends up owning more and more and more. If government had taken over the steel industry, maybe it would have been more noticeable. They’ve taken over the financing of housing industry as well, with a desired result. The result is now, finally, particularly in areas that were hard-hit, like mine in Central Florida, housing is ticking up again. So the Fed did in essence create an economic baseline that has led to something along the lines of 50,000-100,000 jobs created a month, setting a foundation for recovery for the U.S. economy.

“With a desired result,” say what? What is this “foundation for recovery” of which he speaks? Because, while I would also suggest that Dodd-Frank has accomplished approximately nothing except making it harder for smaller entities to compete by encumbering our economy with further regulation, I think Grayson would probably argue that the real problem is none of these regulations going far enough. The growing presence of big-government, top-down, central-planning policies coming down from the Obama administration is exactly what’s preventing robust recovery for the U.S. economy, and the perverse incentives the federal government created by getting too involved in financing of the housing industry was one of the main drivers of the recession in the first place.


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Florida…Florida…Florida!

KOOLAID2 on September 21, 2013 at 5:38 PM

but how he fails to grasp the negative correlation between the increase in said trends and the ongoing, barely-there stagnation of The Longest Recovery, Ever, is beyond me.

He doesn’t grasp it, he doesn’t care.

His quasi-religious idelogy of socialist utopianism is the new world order that all must submit to.

Only then can we have a “perfect” world.

There is no rationality here. There is no reason.

Just pure, misguided self-righteous ego-mania.

Skywise on September 21, 2013 at 5:39 PM

I can’t believe this weird psycho was re-elected.
But I also cannot believe that the take over and slaughter of nonMuslims at a shopping mall in Kenya is being ignored by the media, both left and right. 39 reported dead now. Crisis not over.

pat on September 21, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Some people see the icing and don’t care that the cake is made of sh__ err poop.

Gwillie on September 21, 2013 at 5:41 PM

I scared the crap out of them!”: Alan Grayson details how to work with the GOP

he bring along Debbie WS to scare the crap out of us?…and you got rid of him once!….

KOOLAID2 on September 21, 2013 at 5:43 PM

I can’t believe this weird psycho was re-elected.
……………
pat on September 21, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Partially due to gerrymandering.

CW on September 21, 2013 at 5:43 PM

What is this “foundation for recovery” of which he speaks?

Come, comrade. We are building socialism!

JSchuler on September 21, 2013 at 5:44 PM

The malignancy of Socialism in America is about as stealthy as a Tiger tank, plowing through a field of lilies.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 21, 2013 at 5:46 PM

“Stealth socialism’s been created.”

Not so, typical Harvard-educated economist moron.

It’s quite In-Your-Face, Demonstrably Destructive, and has been so for several decades.

What’s Stealthy is the over $200 trillion in federal debt that can never be repaid, and how rapidly this country will decline as a result of currency devaluation, hyperinflation, and/or both …

But then: that’s the plan, isn’t it?

ShainS on September 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM

“I scared the crap out of them!”: Alan Grayson details how to work with the GOP
============

Well,the real Grayson,in the Salon article,stands up,
reaffirming,that he is still Crazy/WackaDoodly!!

canopfor on September 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Cocaine is a hell of a drug…

squint on September 21, 2013 at 5:49 PM

40 years ago, this kind of pig would’ve been in his closet, afraid to align himself, openly, with the failure of Socialism.

Now, pigs like him wallow in it, like slop.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 21, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Rep. Alan Grayson: Thank goodness for all of the “stealth socialism” going on around here

Atlas Shrugged.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 21, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Good thing this guy made his wealth on phone cards before Obamaphones rolled around or we may never have heard of him.

Cindy Munford on September 21, 2013 at 5:56 PM

OhEssYouCowboys on September 21, 2013 at 5:50 PM

If he hadn’t already made and secured his wealth he probably wouldn’t be running his mouth now either.

Cindy Munford on September 21, 2013 at 5:57 PM

How in the hell did this bloated socialist troll get elected again after losing in 2010?

jawkneemusic on September 21, 2013 at 5:59 PM

I can’t believe this weird psycho was re-elected.
But I also cannot believe that the take over and slaughter of nonMuslims at a shopping mall in Kenya is being ignored by the media, both left and right. 39 reported dead now. Crisis not over.
pat on September 21, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Because Al Qaeda is on the run. Obama said so. /

In seriousness, I’m surprised too. Been waiting for HotAir to cover it but nope. Saw it on Gateway pundit. That’s about it.

jawkneemusic on September 21, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Today: Thank goodness for all of the “stealth socialism” going on around here.

Soon: Anybody have some toilet paper I can borrow?

mankai on September 21, 2013 at 6:02 PM

How in the hell did this bloated socialist troll get elected again after losing in 2010?

jawkneemusic on September 21, 2013 at 5:59 PM

He benefited from gerrymandering. His new district was very unlike the one he won prior.

CW on September 21, 2013 at 6:02 PM

They’ve taken over the financing of housing industry as well, with a desired result.

Yes it has. Everything is going exactly as planned. Thanks for the confirmation of the Cloward–Piven strategy.

$1.5 Trillion annually in government backed QE nearly worthless paper dollars gives us a modest ~2% GDP growth per year. Fantastic results, let’s keep up the good work! Maybe we should double down and toss out $4 or $5 Trillion dollars to get economic growth up to 4%?

Heck why not? Stealth inflation vis a vis dollar devaluation is running over 5% a year already. The plan is working.

Johnnyreb on September 21, 2013 at 6:06 PM

If he hadn’t already made and secured his wealth he probably wouldn’t be running his mouth now either.

Cindy Munford on September 21, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Ain’t that the truth.

Just another rich Communist, in Congress.

Just another moron and oxymoron.

Heavy sigh.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 21, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Ever notice that conservatives like Ted Cruze are
most always referred by the MSM as “right wing extremists” in their defense of the Constitution while far left progressives such as Grayson are benignly called Democrats or liberals?

Funny,I’ve never read an article, listen to or watched a broadcast where the MSM ever labeled liberals like Obama, Pilosi, or Reid etc as “left wing extremists.” I guess we’re supposed to believe that they’re all common sense moderates/

susandiane311 on September 21, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Most unfortunately, hyper-progressive Rep. Alan Grayson does seem to have identified a growing trend in America’s governing policies… but how he fails to grasp the negative correlation between the increase in said trends and the ongoing, barely-there stagnation of The Longest Recovery, Ever, is beyond me.

Liberals (I refuse to use their deceptive term ‘progressive’) never believe their policies of themselves are the cause of stagnation and other problems. They are firmly convinced the failures of their ideas are because someone got in their way/obstructed them; failed liberal/socialist policies are the result of not enough socialism.

Liam on September 21, 2013 at 6:15 PM

susandiane311 on September 21, 2013 at 6:13 PM

I love the old terms liberals used in the 80s like ‘ultra-conservative’ and ‘arch-conservative’. To this day, no liberal has ever told me the difference between the two or the definition of either one.

Liam on September 21, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Rep. Alan Grayson should be in an insane asylum….I guess that is why he fits in with Congress.

redguy on September 21, 2013 at 6:18 PM

The one good thing that’s happened in the past five years, in the sense of making people hopeful that the economy might survive a collapse, is that the Federal Reserve’s unconventional monetary policy put us back on a low-level track toward growth.

Really? A “low level track”? I guess that explains “job growth” that mostly covers the people coming into the work force for the first time. And who are willing to work “part time”.

Ya, Grayson, ya dumb ass! That certainly is ‘growth’, isn’t it?

GarandFan on September 21, 2013 at 6:18 PM

The malignancy of Socialism in America is about as stealthy as a Tiger tank, plowing through a field of lilies.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 21, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Yep.

Btw, Alan Grayson… He doesnt’ seem to have confidence in banks based in the USA. Guess that’s a socialism thing since he keeps all his monies off shore.

Key West Reader on September 21, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Rep. Alan Grayson: Thank goodness for all of the “stealth socialism” going on around here

Born in NYC, Harvard Law grad, elected by people so stupid that they couldn’t push a stick through a hole in the 2000 campaign.

Don’t blame Alan. He was born and raised stupid.

Happy Nomad on September 21, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Record low labor participation rate.
9.5 million fewer jobs in the USA since Obama put socialism to work.
Detroit went broke.
7 trillion dollars in new government debt.
Record poverty rates.
Record food stamps usage.
Roughly $3000 dollars lower median income.
Record private sector household equity loss.

Yeah this socialism thing is bringing what it always brings, equal misery for the masses and soon mass death. At least, for now, we still have toilet paper.

My advice is to hoard toilet paper like gold, because it is.

jukin3 on September 21, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Nothing like a Champagne Socialist who feels richer when everyone else is poorer.

RadClown on September 21, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Wackadoodle alert!!!!!

ladyingray on September 21, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Ever notice that conservatives like Ted Cruze are
most always referred by the MSM as “right wing extremists” in their defense of the Constitution while far left progressives such as Grayson are benignly called Democrats or liberals?

Funny,I’ve never read an article, listen to or watched a broadcast where the MSM ever labeled liberals like Obama, Pilosi, or Reid etc as “left wing extremists.” I guess we’re supposed to believe that they’re all common sense moderates/

susandiane311 on September 21, 2013 at 6:13 PM

.
Just more of the usual evidence that the dominant culture of “professional” journalism in this country is the most important player on the progressive side of the on-going ‘tug-of-war’ with the Overton Window. (wow … what a run-on-sentence that was)

listens2glenn on September 21, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Nothing like a Champagne Socialist who feels richer when everyone else is poorer.

RadClown on September 21, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Accurate term. I also like ‘sandbox socialist’ (for when they get offended little kids over a football team named Redskins), and ‘limousine liberals’ do describe the late Ted Kennedy and most every Hollywoodie.

Liam on September 21, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Born in NYC, Harvard Law grad, elected by people so stupid that they couldn’t push a stick through a hole in the 2000 campaign.

Don’t blame Alan. He was born and raised stupid.

Happy Nomad on September 21, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Where are his records?

Sealed.

Key West Reader on September 21, 2013 at 6:48 PM

The growing presence of big-government, top-down, central-planning policies coming down from the Obama administration is exactly what’s preventing robust recovery for the U.S. economy

Exactly and when that bubble pops and it may have already, lookout.

dogsoldier on September 21, 2013 at 6:50 PM

n’t blame Alan. He was born and raised stupid.

Happy Nomad on September 21, 2013 at 6:25 PM

I have tons of information on his dealings in the Bahamas and Jamaica.

/But eh. He’s a dem dagnabbit

Key West Reader on September 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM

“I scared the crap out of them!”: Alan Grayson details how to work with the GOP
==============

You have to find shared interests. There is this error that the Village makes over and over again, if I can use that term. It’s to think that Republicans are going to vote for Democratic objectives, and vice-versa, because they like each other.

[This leads to things like the president golfing with John Boehner. It’s this idea that if we play patty-cake,]
====================================================

No wonder,the WH is a rest stop,inbetween American taxpayer
funded Obama vacations,

and Obama is officially doing Governmental business/duties,on
the greens,

and,as a bonus,driving a wedge between GOP’ers on Boehner being
stupid enough,to work,with Hopey,in this so-called fake freindship!!

canopfor on September 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM

MeanWhile,…Americans caught up,in another terrorist attack…
….,as well as Brits/French….

American civilians among those injured in Nairobi mall attack, White House says – @politico

1 hour ago from http://www.politico.com by editor

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/kenya-mall-attack-97157.html
==================================================================

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/nairobi-shopping-center-attack-sep-21-2013

canopfor on September 21, 2013 at 7:02 PM

What is this “foundation for recovery” of which he speaks?

It’s the things Democrats are doing ‘now’ to screw up the economy that will be given credit for the Republican’s success for growing the economy during the Next administration.

jaydee_007 on September 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM

We’ve had a government takeover of the bond market. Stealth socialism’s been created.

right. Glad that at least one pol can tell the truth. The transformation has been profound, helped much by barry’s ‘partner’

growth is Not the first priority for socialists. Freedom is not the first priority. Running the country economically and socially according to their rule is number one.

r keller on September 21, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Oops,and Canadians too!!:

2 Canadians, including diplomat among victims of Kenya mall attack, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says – @CBCAlerts

9 mins ago by editor
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canopfor on September 21, 2013 at 7:19 PM

He eating well.

smoothsailing on September 21, 2013 at 7:33 PM

He’s …

smoothsailing on September 21, 2013 at 7:34 PM

I thought this worthless waste of breathable air was voted out of office a long time ago!

pilamaye on September 21, 2013 at 7:55 PM

UpDatey from Assoc. Press:

Jason Straziuso ‏@jstraziuso 3m

After big burst of gunfire an hour ago, all quiet. No updates from scene of Kenya mall. It doesn’t appear to be over.
==================================================

https://twitter.com/jstraziuso

canopfor on September 21, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Born in NYC, Harvard Law grad, elected by people so stupid that they couldn’t push a stick through a hole in the 2000 campaign.

Don’t blame Alan. He was born and raised stupid.

Happy Nomad on September 21, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Where are his records?

Sealed.

Key West Reader on September 21, 2013 at 6:48 PM

You do realize that as a default, everyone’s grades are sealed, right?

righty45 on September 21, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Unfortunately, this POS is my representative. And no, I DID NOT vote for him. But enough room temperature-IQ voters in this area did, and he got elected again. Talk about not learning from past mistakes. I hang my head in shame…

Moose Drool on September 21, 2013 at 8:35 PM

but how he fails to grasp the negative correlation between the increase in said trends and the ongoing, barely-there stagnation of The Longest Recovery, Ever, is beyond me.

There is ZERO recovery going on-in reality it’s negative growth. Guess the idiot from Florida is right-Socialism is creeping in everywhere, including Conservative blogs.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 21, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Rep. Alan Grayson should be in an insane asylum….I guess that is why he fits in with Congress.

redguy on September 21, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Grayson IS in an insane asylum, and I hate to have to say this, but so are we…

HiJack on September 21, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I thought that loser was voted out of office.

Ward Cleaver on September 21, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Want to see Alan Grayson angry? I mean *REALLY* angry?

Ask him what he thinks about something like gun rights… then start laughing at him while he’s mindlessly pontificating/sermonising/thinking he’s God’s gift to the world.

I find it personally very enjoyable. I figured by the 3rd time he’d start to recognize me, but I think all the coke he’s done fried some of those brain cells.

His goons that he has with him even got a kick out of it.

Defenestratus on September 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

I thought that loser was voted out of office.

Ward Cleaver on September 21, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Yep, he was gone for one election cycle, then voted back into office by the brain-dead residents of Central Florida.

Moose Drool on September 22, 2013 at 12:20 AM

I can’t believe the people of Florida put this moron back in Congress. Something is wrong with Florida. Lots of stupid people there.

SoulGlo on September 22, 2013 at 3:58 AM

How in the name of all that is holy did this tool get reelected?

AnotherRightWingConspirator on September 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Well I live in a part of central Florida that got gerrymandered. I’m in John Mica’s district and a lot of the bluer parts got put into Grayson’s. I’ll remind everyone that the unions have a firm grip on the hospitality and theme park workers down there in South Whorelando. We voted the jerk out in 2010 only to have a congressional district custom made for him to win.

Defenestratus on September 22, 2013 at 8:53 AM

We are missing the main problem here. And that is in the photo – he appears to be wearing a Star Wars Rebel Insignia printed tie.

pencotron on September 23, 2013 at 3:13 PM