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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:46 AM

Grayson: “They got rid of me for two years, but now I’m back”

Grayson Returns Emboldened

“They got rid of me for two years, but now I’m back,” Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson said with a wide grin. To clarify, the Alan Grayson — the insult-dishing, left-wing lightning rod, cable TV mainstay — is back.

. . . Grayson said the House historian informed him the victory, a 43-point swing from his 2010 loss, was the biggest comeback in history of the House . . .

Asked whether Democrats, who fiercely protested George W. Bush’s aggressive use of executive power to fight terrorism, should be protesting President Barack Obama’s similar policies, Grayson quickly pivots to an attack on Republicans.

“They love the taste of blood,” Grayson said. “They’re consistently pro-war, consistently pro-killing foreigners. They view the entire world as either a massive inconvenience or something they feel is a personal threat. One or the other. They don’t recognize the world as full of human beings.”

“I’m just honest! OK?” he said, later adding, “Honestly, I get all sorts of atta boys from people because I have the chance to appear on TV frequently, and they don’t, and I say the things that everyone else is thinking here but nobody else has the chance to say . . ."


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Reply Grayson: “They got rid of me for two years, but now I’m back” (Original post)
bigtree Feb 2013 OP
libtodeath Feb 2013 #1
ananda Feb 2013 #2
valerief Feb 2013 #8
Little Star Feb 2013 #3
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #4
bigtree Feb 2013 #5
Little Star Feb 2013 #6
Cary Feb 2013 #12
Berlum Feb 2013 #7
hue Feb 2013 #21
winterpark Feb 2013 #29
hfojvt Feb 2013 #9
tavalon Feb 2013 #11
hfojvt Feb 2013 #18
Coolest Ranger Feb 2013 #10
MynameisBlarney Feb 2013 #13
Recursion Feb 2013 #14
Shankapotomus Feb 2013 #15
rgbecker Feb 2013 #16
BVictor1 Feb 2013 #17
BabbaTam Feb 2013 #25
The Wielding Truth Feb 2013 #19
hue Feb 2013 #20
libodem Feb 2013 #22
Smilo Feb 2013 #23
loudsue Feb 2013 #24
gademocrat7 Feb 2013 #26
CADEMOCRAT7 Feb 2013 #35
joanbarnes Feb 2013 #27
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #28
Drale Feb 2013 #30
quaker bill Feb 2013 #33
Scurrilous Feb 2013 #31
upi402 Feb 2013 #32
magellan Feb 2013 #34

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:47 AM

1. He is a national treasure,I hope he runs for president one day

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Response to libtodeath (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:49 AM

2. Me too!

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Response to libtodeath (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:24 AM

8. Oh, yeah!!!!! nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:50 AM

3. Alan & Bernie would be my dream ticket in 2016. k&r

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Response to Little Star (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:03 AM

4. Oh YEA! That would be awesome. n/t

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Response to Little Star (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:06 AM

5. good choices

. . . Warren/Grayson sounds even more awesome to me; both speaking truth to power as bluntly and succinctly as any who have served before them.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:08 AM

6. Another good duo!

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Response to Little Star (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:01 AM

12. If I read Alan Grayson correctly...

he has identified "conservatives" as the real enemy. I follow Bernie a lot too and while he does criticize Democrat's he too almost always has his eyes on the real enemy and when push comes to shove he is on the right side.

I wish I could say that about every leftie.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:09 AM

7. Carry on, Congressperson Grayson

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Response to Berlum (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:50 AM

21. Beautiful!!

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Response to Berlum (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:36 AM

29. I voted for him when he won and when he lost to the teabagger. I wasn't able to

vote for him last year because his is a new district. I hope, though, that he learned a lesson from when he lost against the teabagger and focuses all his re-election campaigns squarely on his accomplishments/bills introduced vs his opponent and doesn't get down in the weeds like he did last time.

I love Alan Grayson and his brashness. It works on the House floor and on tv interviews, but not always in the campaign

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:36 AM

9. most people do not stop existing or vanish

just because they are not in Congress.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:59 AM

11. He never stopped existing for me

I'm on the other side of the country but I donated to his re-election campaign.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:23 AM

18. I donated to Rob Zerban and to my local guy

Grayson is a multi-millionaire who didn't really need my $20.

Who knows, Zerban could probably buy and sell me too.

(Zerban was running against Paul Ryan)

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:52 AM

10. I love that man.

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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:02 AM

13. Gotta love this guy

he is teh awesome!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:05 AM

14. He supports nationwide concealed-carry

It will be interesting to see where he comes down on any coming gun control legislation.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:06 AM

15. LOL

"They view the entire world as either a massive inconvenience..."

That is a perfect summation of the Republican approach to international diplomacy. "...a massive inconvenience..." just like reality is to Republicans.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:14 AM

16. Welcome back Alan!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:19 AM

17. A Clinton/Grayson 2016 ticket would be quite interesting

 

and overall fun to watch.

As conservative heads esplode.

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Response to BVictor1 (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:20 AM

25. yes

That dog will hunt!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:40 AM

19. I'm so delighted to have him back in congress!!!!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:49 AM

20. I so love this Guy!!! And I sure hope He is truly emboldened!! <3 President? YES!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:54 AM

22. I heart the congressman

With guts!!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:55 AM

23. Honest Al

We need more like him - politicians that are not afraid to speak the truth, even when it reflects badly on their own party, in order for us to move forward.

You go Al - you are a wonderful person and an amazing politician.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:08 AM

24. and I say the things that everyone else is thinking here but nobody else has the chance to say . . .

No shit, Mr. Grayson! Tell it!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:26 AM

26. I am happy Congressman Grayson is back.

He truly cares about making a difference.

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #26)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:19 AM

35. I feel the same way!

He does seem to truly care about making a difference. He certainly is not in it for the money. I am happy he is back.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:27 AM

27. I REALLY like this guy! More Grayson!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:33 AM

28. You know

there are a lot of bold, brazen idiots in the House. They trash talk, lie, obstruct, etc., etc., etc.

But Alan Grayson's boldness is like a breath of fresh air and truly a beautiful thing to behold. Don't know if he would want to run for higher office, but if not, certainly hope he continues to sweep into whatever place he wants to be. I don't ever want to see him out again unless he makes that choice himself. His communication skills go a long way in exposing the hypocrisy and mendacity on the Right.

Congressman with guts - YES!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:48 AM

30. He's awesome but

I always thought he had a 1950's Men in Black look about him lol

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Response to Drale (Reply #30)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:02 PM

33. More so when he had the goatee

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:47 PM

31. K & R

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:32 PM

32. he has the balls to say things others don't

eom

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:15 PM

34. First time in a long time I didn't have to hold my nose to vote

Redistricting put us in Grayson's district for the Nov election. I could only have been happier if he'd been running for President.

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