Reid to Grayson: Get out; Grayson to Reid: Great job in 2014, failing figurehead

posted at 2:41 pm on February 12, 2016 by Ed Morrissey

Well, that escalated quickly. After the New York Times revealed that the House Committee on Ethics had been investigating Alan Grayson’s moonlighting as a hedge-fund manager, the House Democrat has found himself persona non grata in the upper chamber — at least according to Harry Reid. The retiring Senate Minority Leader didn’t mince words, either:

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday called for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson to drop out of the race for a Senate seat in Florida.

Reid said in a statement that Grayson claims to be progressive but seems to have “no moral compass.” He said Grayson used his office to unethically promote a hedge fund that until recently had been based in the Cayman Islands. …

“His actions aren’t just disgraceful to the Democratic Party, they disgrace the halls of Congress,” Reid said.

On one hand, this is hardly surprising. The Democratic Party leadership has wanted Grayson out of the Senate primary for months; they see Patrick Murphy as a much more attractive candidate than the always-grating Grayson. Grayson alluded to this dynamic in Eric Lipton’s report, in fact:

Mr. Grayson accuses Democratic Party leaders of trying to undermine his campaign so the nomination will go to Representative Patrick Murphy, a Democrat who they say has a better shot at helping the party win a Senate seat that is being vacated by Marco Rubio, a Republican who is running for president.

The focus, Mr. Grayson said, should be on the fact that he introduced more pieces of legislation during the last Congress — 96 bills or resolutions — than any other member of the House, and many more than Mr. Murphy.

Mr. Murphy declined through a spokesman to comment.

Go figure that Reid, the party’s establishment leader in the Senate, would take advantage of a prime opportunity to push Grayson under the bus. But it’s curious that Reid chose not just to push Grayson under the Senate-campaign bus, but go full nuclear on Grayson’s character. Grayson represents Florida’s 9th CD, which straddles the key I-4 Corridor and has a Cook rating of D+4. If Grayson couldn’t run for the Senate, he could possibly have been persuaded to run for re-election in his House seat — theoretically, at least, giving Democrats an edge in a close district. Instead, Reid cast him as a complete disgrace, ending any hope Grayson would have in rehabilitating himself in this cycle for any office. Maybe Reid had tried reasoning with Grayson before now, got stiffed, and was waiting for the right moment to demolish the gadfly.

That, however, brings up another curiosity. When exactly did Reid conclude that Grayson had “no moral compass” and that these actions were disgraceful enough to repudiate Grayson publicly? As I noted in the earlier post, Grayson’s hedge-fund moonlighting has been public knowledge for months. I wrote about it in May, when questions about the hedge fund prompted the disgraceful “sh—–g robot” response to Adam Smith at the Tampa Bay Times. Four months later (!), the House Committee on Ethics finally got around to looking into it.

So what made this so disgraceful to Reid — the fact that Grayson was operating a hedge fund out of the Caymans while emoting progressive pieties, or the fact that the New York Times finally got around to reporting on it? It’s clearly the latter … and that does make the timing of that report curious, too.

Update: So … pass the popcorn, y’all:

Suggesting that Reid “may well prefer corrupt Establishment errand boy” and rival Democrat Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.), Grayson excoriated the retiring Nevada Senator in an email to Independent Journal Review:

“I’m running against a rigged system and the Washington Establishment, so it’s no surprise that its departing figurehead, who failed so badly in the 2014 Senate races, relies on a false and misleading hyped story to try to pressure me out of this race. The reason why he is making such an absurd statement at all is that he knows that I’m well ahead in the polls, and heading for a strong primary victory.” …

“Sen. Reid managed to find a way to lose six out of seven open Senate seats in 2014, and lose six incumbent Democrats when the GOP lost none. Now he is personally attacking the clear choice of Florida Democrats, making the party into a circular firing squad.”

Golly, I can’t imagine why Democrats don’t want Grayson’s charm and cool leadership around the Senate.


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Dang, when you’re too corrupt for Reid…

cozmo on February 12, 2016 at 2:44 PM

Dare I say, ahems, that a Democrat is exercising Political
Common Sense!

I`d imagine Grayson is telling Reid to go Boink himself,
no doubt!!!

canopfor on February 12, 2016 at 2:45 PM

Ah Mr. Grayson, my old congresscritter when I lived in Orlando (thankfully we reversed that mistake in 2010 and elected the Honorable Daniel Webster to replace him)

Defenestratus on February 12, 2016 at 2:45 PM

Dang, when you’re too corrupt for Reid…

cozmo on February 12, 2016 at 2:44 PM

cozmo: It done makes ya wonder!:0

canopfor on February 12, 2016 at 2:46 PM

Democrats are fine with criminals, just not stupid loudmouth criminals like Grayson who is more of a liability to his fellow thieves.

Ukiah on February 12, 2016 at 2:46 PM

I hope Grayson fights this…

… for the sake of the Country.

Seven Percent Solution on February 12, 2016 at 2:47 PM

I hate the mother effer-good riddance.

bazil9 on February 12, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Ah Mr. Grayson, my old congresscritter when I lived in Orlando (thankfully we reversed that mistake in 2010 and elected the Honorable Daniel Webster to replace him)

Defenestratus on February 12, 2016 at 2:45 PM

Me too but after the district lines were redrawn he won again..POS.

bazil9 on February 12, 2016 at 2:49 PM

For Harry Reid to say Grayson has no moral compass must mean the Grayson is a closet conservative.

I love this blue on blue stuff.
Now if the GOP wasn’t the stupid party, they’d be able to take advantage of this.

Iblis on February 12, 2016 at 2:49 PM

Dang, when you’re too corrupt for Reid…

cozmo on February 12, 2016 at 2:44 PM

cozmo: It done makes ya wonder!:0

canopfor on February 12, 2016 at 2:46 PM

Guys, guys, he’s not too corrupt for Dingy Harry it’s just that he got caught….and outed by a liberal organization. If only some conservative group had done the outing then Reid would defend him to the end of days.

Oldnuke on February 12, 2016 at 2:49 PM

Is any disgrace too great for the Democratic party

njcommuter on February 12, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Reid was fine with him until they started investigating him.

But hey, everyone knows democrats are corrupt and crooks. Why hide it? It’s never hurt them in the past. Even Hillary is still out of jail and running for president!

darwin on February 12, 2016 at 2:53 PM

Frank Thorp VVerified account [email protected] 1 hr1 hour ago
Wow, @SenatorReid out with a scathing stmt calling on @AlanGrayson to drop out of the #FLSEN race:

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https://twitter.com/SenatorReid

canopfor on February 12, 2016 at 2:54 PM

My GOP congressman, David Jolly (FL-13), is running for the open Rubio seat on the other side. He’s got a pretty good chance to win if the top if the ballot is not a total clusterfark.

The bad news is Jolly is leaving recently gerrymandered FL-13 open, and that has paved the way for Charlie Crist (R, I, D) to worm his way back into elective office.

HornHiAceDeuce on February 12, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Matthew 7:4,5

Advice for Harry Reid.

s1im on February 12, 2016 at 2:55 PM

This idiot is worse than William Jefferson, democrat-louisiana…..

Indiana Jim on February 12, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Alan Grayson
************

https://twitter.com/search?q=Alan+Grayson&ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Esearch

Rep. Alan Grayson [email protected] Feb 9
These conscienceless Republicans need to be checked into a mental institution before one of them accidentally becomes President.

https://twitter.com/AlanGrayson

canopfor on February 12, 2016 at 2:58 PM

canopfor on February 12, 2016 at 2:46 PM
Guys, guys, he’s not too corrupt for Dingy Harry it’s just that he got caught….and outed by a liberal organization. If only some conservative group had done the outing then Reid would defend him to the end of days.

Oldnuke on February 12, 2016 at 2:49 PM

Oldnuke: Lol,…………..no sh*t, er, poop:0

canopfor on February 12, 2016 at 2:59 PM

It has nothing to do with moral compass … yeah, that’s obvious. It has everything to do with political expedience.

If the Dems had a viable alternative to Hillary (and no, Bernie ain’t that … nor is Biden, O’Malley or Webb) … they would have thrown her under the bus months ago.

They have a preferred alternative to Grayson. So under the bus goes our good buddy from FL.

You better believe if Bernie was carrying all of Hillary’s baggage, Dems would have been calling for him to exit the race, be calling him a disgrace, lacking a moral compass. But he doesn’t … it’s all on the Hildabeast and she’s the only horse they’ve got in the race, that has a chance in November. So we pretend. And pretend. And pretend.

Grinch on February 12, 2016 at 3:01 PM

This is because of the Cruz eligibility issue. The Dems want Obama donor Patrick Murphy, who defeated Allen West, to run against West for Rubio’s open senate seat. Rubio will run for governor and run for president again.

Grayson wants that senate seat himself. He’s been in politics longer and played the game.

They’re all dirty, and Dingy Harry is the dirtiest. They want Cruz to be the nominee, because he makes Obama’s birther defense for him, that it doesn’t matter where he was born, and Cruz will be easy to defeat.

ezspirit on February 12, 2016 at 3:02 PM

Reid cast him as a complete disgrace, ending any hope Grayson would have in rehabilitating himself in this cycle for any office.

Uh, what? What hole have you been in? You must have missed all the other hundreds or thousands of cases where Democrats re-elect a complete disgrace. They simply don’t care, as evidenced by them electing a guy just a few weeks ago while he sits in jail on murder charges.

Oh yeah … and then there’s Hillary. Since when has a candidate completely disgracing him/herself ever caused a Democrat to change their vote?

Gregor on February 12, 2016 at 3:02 PM

Hitler to Stalin: “You, sir, have no moral compass!”

Bishop on February 12, 2016 at 3:07 PM

Finally Harry found something useful to say.

tpitman on February 12, 2016 at 3:07 PM

Reid said in a statement that Grayson claims to be progressive but seems to have “no moral compass.”

“His actions aren’t just disgraceful to the Democratic Party, they disgrace the halls of Congress,” Reid said.

More Tlaloc level of lack of introspection.

F X Muldoon on February 12, 2016 at 3:10 PM

To be fair to Grayson, he is only a disgrace to Congress, he is middle of the road disgraceful for any random Democrat….

Hillary and Bill were selling favors while Hillary was at state. So you really can’t disgrace the Democrat party.

petunia on February 12, 2016 at 3:11 PM

The bad news is Jolly is leaving recently gerrymandered FL-13 open, and that has paved the way for Charlie Crist (R, I, D) to worm his way back into elective office.

HornHiAceDeuce on February 12, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Charlie H. Crist holds a national record in being the only U.S. citizen in history to have applied for every single elected position available in a single state.

Though he lost his last election trying to become the next Dade County Municipal Roach Inspector, Charlie remains undaunted.

Bishop on February 12, 2016 at 3:13 PM

Perfect for a Clinton cabinet post….

albill on February 12, 2016 at 3:16 PM

I say let him fight it out. He is no different than Rangel really.

Johnnyreb on February 12, 2016 at 3:17 PM

It appears that I haven’t been the only one trolling this morning.

With Reid and Grayson, it’s like the Iran and Iraq war. Can’t both trolls lose?

Trolling, Trolling, Trolling: Whitesplainin’, Blackpanderin’, Blunderin’ Hillary Clinton Gets Buggled

Lime in the Coconut on February 12, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Golly, I can’t imagine why Democrats don’t want Grayson’s charm and cool leadership around the Senate.

He’s Chucky Schumer’s problem now.

BKeyser on February 12, 2016 at 3:17 PM

See the update.

Schadenfreude on February 12, 2016 at 3:19 PM

Oh, please, please Mr. Grayson, go to the mat in your own defense.

Please, oh pretty please … just give that mean old Harry Reid the what for.

Umm … Harry, you gonna take that from the FL creep … step up man, be the below-the-belt fighter we know you to be.

*takes popcorn out of microwave, grabs a soda and plops down in the Barcalounger to watch*

Grinch on February 12, 2016 at 3:20 PM

Grayson will hire the thugs who put a beatdown on Reid to do it again.

Bishop on February 12, 2016 at 3:20 PM

Usually this would get you “kicked upstairs” (promoted) in the Democrat Party, but Grayson is such a loudmouth and lout that even the Democrats realized he’s not “worth it.” In the Democrat Party, you can be as corrupt as you want just as long as you abide by a few rules:

1) Never get caught.
2) If you get caught, make sure to blame the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.
3) Don’t block the objectives of your fellow Democrats.
4) If/when thrown under the bus, go away quietly and you may be given a chance at “redemption” at some point in the future.

Did I miss anything?

Aizen on February 12, 2016 at 3:21 PM

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Matthew 7:4,5

Advice for Harry Reid.

s1im on February 12, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Harry Reid is too busy pulling a mafioso’s fist out of his own eye.

Occams Stubble on February 12, 2016 at 3:21 PM

Hows reids lawsuit against the company that made his workout bands going????

Indiana Jim on February 12, 2016 at 3:23 PM

Finally Harry found something useful to say.

tpitman on February 12, 2016 at 3:07 PM

The old dinosaur has a little bit of roar left in him after all.

Aizen on February 12, 2016 at 3:23 PM

“Now he is personally attacking the clear choice of Florida Democrats, making the party into a circular firing squad jerk.”

..it was ever thus.

The War Planner on February 12, 2016 at 3:24 PM

Update: So … pass the popcorn, y’all:
======================================

Kudo`s ED,…I was hunting for his response.

I`d imagine Grayson is telling Reid to go Boink himself,
no doubt!!!

canopfor on February 12, 2016 at 2:45 PM

canopfor on February 12, 2016 at 3:25 PM

Reid and Grayson – “No moral copmpass.”

Show of hands – How many people did not wonder which was the pot and which was the kettle?

Anyone? Bueller?

GrumpyOldFart on February 12, 2016 at 3:25 PM

Is any disgrace too great for the Democratic party

njcommuter on February 12, 2016 at 2:50 PM

I can think of one:

“To hold views which are very right-wing; to the right of Josef Stalin.”

Aizen on February 12, 2016 at 3:27 PM

Grayson is a trained monkey who broke his leash.

Tommyhour on February 12, 2016 at 3:27 PM

Q: If Reid and Grayson fought to the death with pool cues and broken beer bottles, who would win?

A: The American people.

NoDonkey on February 12, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Dang, when you’re too corrupt for Reid…

cozmo on February 12, 2016 at 2:44 PM

One and done.
Shut ‘er down, folks.

LoganSix on February 12, 2016 at 3:31 PM

which ones racist?

rob verdi on February 12, 2016 at 3:33 PM

Democrats as a circular firing squad? Sounds like a great idea! Maybe Grayson and Reid can start it!

Steve Z on February 12, 2016 at 3:33 PM

The bad news is Jolly is leaving recently gerrymandered FL-13 open, and that has paved the way for Charlie Crist (R, I, D) to worm his way back into elective office.

HornHiAceDeuce on February 12, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Charlie H. Crist holds a national record in being the only U.S. citizen in history to have applied for every single elected position available in a single state.

Though he lost his last election trying to become the next Dade County Municipal Roach Inspector, Charlie remains undaunted.

Bishop on February 12, 2016 at 3:13 PM

Crist had a conflict of interest on the last one.

rob verdi on February 12, 2016 at 3:34 PM

Harry Reid accusing anyone of not having a moral compass is like Bill Clinton accusing anyone of not being able to keep their pants zipped.

Athanasius on February 12, 2016 at 3:41 PM

The left’s version of Cruz.

doufree on February 12, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Die quickly Grayson. And take Reid with you to he11.

Cherokee on February 12, 2016 at 3:47 PM

Hedge fund vagaries are strictly bush-league.

He should have hopped in the sack with an underage male congressional page. He would have gotten a standing ovation, and been chairing a committee by the open of next session. If it had been a college-age female he’d be making millions on the speaking circuit.

One thing you can say for Dems, they love their politicians who sexualize their interns and pages.

The Schaef on February 12, 2016 at 3:49 PM

I think harry Reid is just trying to avoid another visit from his, um his exercise machine.

Gwillie on February 12, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Time to go out and buy more popcorn.

Am I the only one who thinks 2016, so far, like living in a Salvador Dali painting? Heck, it’s only a month and a half into the election year and already I’ve gone through 25 cases of popcorn.

BMF on February 12, 2016 at 3:57 PM

I’ve heard this story before. Al-Qaeda said ISIS is too extreme for them.

Alabama Infidel on February 12, 2016 at 4:03 PM

Having lived in Reno for nine years, I LOVE seeing Reid catch shinola from a fellow Dem.

I DO miss the skiing around Tahoe, though!

fred5678 on February 12, 2016 at 4:04 PM

What exactly does it mean when Harry Reid claims you “Have No Moral Compass”? That’s like ‘Hitler, Mao and Pol pot agree… you are a genocidal madman!”

patches on February 12, 2016 at 4:14 PM

Golly, I can’t imagine why Democrats don’t want Grayson’s charm and cool leadership around the Senate.

Ironically, he sounds exactly like Trump. Now, even though I’m 100% correct in that, and there’s really not even a question of that, Trumpbots will immediately jump in and defend their hero.

When Grayson does it, it’s the ravings of a lunatic.
When Trump does it, the bots get tingles down their legs.

Gregor on February 12, 2016 at 4:17 PM

He’s Chucky Schumer’s problem now.

BKeyser on February 12, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Exactly. Reid and Grayson will never be in the same senate together. Why should Reid care which dem wins the seat?
On the other hand…Reid is a snake, and wouldn’t go full bore on a nincompoop like Grayson without reason.
I’m betting it’s not an “ethics” issue.

leftamark on February 12, 2016 at 4:23 PM

They hate Grayson because he screwed up their plans to stay silent while the GOP nominated a constitutionally ineligible candidate.

Buddahpundit on February 12, 2016 at 4:26 PM

Exactly. Reid and Grayson will never be in the same senate together. Why should Reid care which dem wins the seat?
On the other hand…Reid is a snake, and wouldn’t go full bore on a nincompoop like Grayson without reason.
I’m betting it’s not an “ethics” issue.

leftamark on February 12, 2016 at 4:23 PM

Everything can be answered by following the money. It’s almost guaranteed that, if someone were to look hard enough, they would find some financial connection between Patrick Murphy and Harry Reid, or one of Reid’s family members. He’s setting himself up for something in the future.

Gregor on February 12, 2016 at 4:26 PM

They hate Grayson because he screwed up their plans to stay silent while the GOP nominated a constitutionally ineligible candidate.

Buddahpundit on February 12, 2016 at 4:26 PM

Good Lord, and you’re not even embarrassed just a little bit.

Gregor on February 12, 2016 at 4:27 PM

Makes me wish duelling was still the way to solve affairs of honor.

Demonized on February 12, 2016 at 4:28 PM

More GOP infighting. I like it.

Ned Pepper on February 12, 2016 at 4:31 PM

22044 on February 12, 2016 at 4:31 PM

More Tlaloc level of lack of introspection.

F X Muldoon on February 12, 2016 at 3:10 PM

+1

Neitherleftorright on February 12, 2016 at 4:34 PM

The left’s version of Cruz.

doufree on February 12, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Didn’t have time to think that one through, eh?

Neitherleftorright on February 12, 2016 at 4:36 PM

Makes me wish duelling was still the way to solve affairs of honor.

Demonized on February 12, 2016 at 4:28 PM

There is no honor among dems thieves.

leftamark on February 12, 2016 at 4:36 PM

Takes one to know one.

Philly on February 12, 2016 at 4:36 PM

The left’s version of Cruz.

doufree on February 12, 2016 at 3:42 PM

It’s almost impossible to comprehend how people like you manage to get through your day without a ventilator.

Gregor on February 12, 2016 at 4:42 PM

But it’s curious that Reid chose not just to push Grayson under the Senate-campaign bus, but go full nuclear on Grayson’s character.

Why? They are both some of the nastiest pieces of work in God’s Creation.

trigon on February 12, 2016 at 4:54 PM

Keep your guard up Dingy. I hear Grayson’s footwork puts your excersize machine to shame.

S. D. on February 12, 2016 at 4:57 PM

“I’m running against a rigged system and the Washington Establishment, so it’s no surprise that its departing figurehead, who failed so badly in the 2014 Senate races, relies on a false and misleading hyped story to try to pressure me out of this race. The reason why he is making such an absurd statement at all is that he knows that I’m well ahead in the polls, and heading for a strong primary victory.”

Trumpbots, PLEASE read that quote word for word and imagine it in Trump’s voice, or on his Twitter feed. It’s exactly, word for word, what Trump would say to ANYONE who dares to point out his history. Yet, you worship him and ridicule Grayson for the exact same thing.

Try, just for a minute, even if it’s just out of curiosity, to give that a minute of thought in your skull and question your current stance.

Gregor on February 12, 2016 at 4:57 PM

Something tells me Reid’s about to get another Black Eye….

ToddPA on February 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Trumpbots…..thought in your skull
Gregor on February 12, 2016 at 4:57 PM

Insult while asking people to see your POV. Yeah, that will work
/

Jason58 on February 12, 2016 at 5:03 PM

Whatever Grayson’s politics, he is certainly, in that diatribe, speaking truth to power.

unclesmrgol on February 12, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Insult while asking people to see your POV. Yeah, that will work

Jason58 on February 12, 2016 at 5:03 PM

I didn’t expect it to work. It’s crystal clear that you people aren’t really interested in truth or reality. You’re on a mission and you’ve got a job to do. Good for you, and thank you for proving my point. Not one word in your response debating the actual point, which indicates you did not find the power or skill within you to register a though on the subject. It was expected.

Gregor on February 12, 2016 at 5:14 PM

When Trump does it, the bots get tingles down their legs.

Gregor on February 12, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Now see…assclowns like you feel absolutely free to call Trump supporters any name at all – no matter how vile = but then, whine and snivel about how “mean” and “uncouth” we are when we reciprocate. And you want to run to the moderators to try to get us shut down.

Just keep whining. Kthxby

Solaratov on February 12, 2016 at 5:21 PM

So let’s see – one Senate scumbag tells an aspiring Senator who’s an even bigger scumbag to withdraw campaigning. Got it.

In other news, Jim Gilmore suspended his campaign, and no one heard the tree fall.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on February 12, 2016 at 5:29 PM

It’s crystal clear that you people… Gregor on February 12, 2016 at 5:14 PM

Where have I ever posted whom I support?
I smh when I see the right fighting with each other.

fyi:
Your posted merited nothing more than what you received from me.

I will vote for the GOP nominee whoever it is, period.

Jason58 on February 12, 2016 at 5:34 PM

“His actions aren’t just disgraceful to the Democratic Party, they disgrace the halls of Congress,” Reid said.

Now the pot is calling the kettle black.

Go figure.

GarandFan on February 12, 2016 at 5:44 PM

When you are too crazy for Harry Reid…

RJL on February 12, 2016 at 6:03 PM

Murphy or Grayson? That’s like trying to figure which end is the clean end of a piece of shit.

bbinfl on February 12, 2016 at 6:07 PM

Reid said in a statement that Grayson claims to be progressive but seems to have “no moral compass.”

Right…
In Nevada, Reid Is the Name to Know

Rancher on February 12, 2016 at 6:28 PM

Now see…assclowns like you feel absolutely free to call Trump supporters any name at all – no matter how vile = but then, whine and snivel about how “mean” and “uncouth” we are when we reciprocate. And you want to run to the moderators to try to get us shut down.

Just keep whining. Kthxby

Solaratov on February 12, 2016 at 5:21 PM

Note once again, not a single reference to any of the facts or any attempt at all to refute them. Just the usual gibberish, and nonsensical gibberish at that.

Let me debate your attempted point …

Wrong. Please point to a single example of me running “to the moderators to try to get (you or anyone) shut down.” It never happened and you know it.

Do you really have to make stuff up to figure out something to say? Are you not able to actually refute the true statement I had made?

Soon I would expect you’ll be threatening to sue us, lol …

http://therightscoop.com/off-the-rails-again-trumpertantrum-is-now-threatening-to-sue-ted-cruz-for-negative-ads/

And you wonder why we call you names. Wear it proudly.

Gregor on February 12, 2016 at 6:37 PM

… claims to be progressive but seems to have “no moral compass.”

Isn’t a lack of morality a prerequisite to being a progressive?

On a side note, isn’t Patrick Murphy just a liberal carpetbagger? He really seems to get around. In how many states has he sought office? I[m pretty sure at least two other states prior to this time in Fla.

Oxymoron on February 12, 2016 at 6:40 PM

My bad, apparently there’s more than one Patrick Murphy.

Oxymoron on February 12, 2016 at 6:42 PM

Gregor on February 12, 2016 at 6:37 PM

Again you miss the point. Wear it proudly.

Jason58 on February 12, 2016 at 7:05 PM

What a shame we will almost certainly never learn the actual back story behind this announcement.

talkingpoints on February 12, 2016 at 7:45 PM

Is any disgrace too great for the Democratic party

njcommuter on February 12, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Sorry Harry, it isn’t possible to disgrace the Dimocrat party. That ship sailed long ago.

Quartermaster on February 12, 2016 at 8:07 PM

I dunno, “Democrat circular firing squad” sounds pretty enticing. Hell, I may have to send off for a FL4 mail-in ballot. They don’t check postmarks, do they?

mojo on February 12, 2016 at 8:10 PM

“His actions aren’t just disgraceful to the Democratic Party, they disgrace the halls of Congress,” Reid said.

Are those things possible?

PersonFromPorlock on February 12, 2016 at 10:05 PM

Anyone who votes for Reid or Grayson is lacking a moral compass, among a few other judgment skills, because the world knows that Reid is an establishment thug and Grayson is an Alinsky progressive who will explain that his personal exploits in capitalism are his “by any means necessary” (I.e. lacking any moral or ethical restraint) method of subverting the system (while profiting personally). They are both thugs and Reid just has a longer record. Voters need to decide if they want to keep these grifters around.

virgo on February 13, 2016 at 11:07 AM

Do you realize that if the rule of law was to actually be applied fully and fairly, literally 85 percent of congress and da prezzy would be sitting in federal prison. It’s truly stunning to see how the average voter allows this to continue. God almighty are you guys stupid. Yes, I’m talking about you.

acetylene420 on February 13, 2016 at 6:43 PM

So, sleazy Alan Grayson is beneath Harry Reid’s moral cutoff, but not Hillary Clinton.

Got it.

Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Democrat.

orangemtl on February 14, 2016 at 8:00 PM