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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:38 PM

Fiery Dem Alan Grayson to rejoin House

Source: The Hill

Former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) beat Republican opponent Todd Long and will return to the House for his second, non-consecutive term, the Associated Press reported.

Grayson is remembered for his fiery temper he once called some members of the GOP "right-wing lunatics" and liberal politics. He will represent Florida's new and heavily Democratic 9th District.

"It feels great," Grayson said Tuesday night, according to the Orlando Sentinel. "I'm going to do my best when it comes to jobs, when it comes to housing, when it comes to education when it comes to human needs."

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/266303-fiery-dem-alan-grayson-to-rejoin-house



Hearty congratulations, Representative Grayson!

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Reply Fiery Dem Alan Grayson to rejoin House (Original post)
Lasher Nov 2012 OP
Warpy Nov 2012 #1
Lasher Nov 2012 #2
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2012 #4
Warpy Nov 2012 #14
Kablooie Nov 2012 #3
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #5
Lasher Nov 2012 #6
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #10
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #7
closeupready Nov 2012 #8
Judi Lynn Nov 2012 #9
JusticeForAll Nov 2012 #11
Iwillnevergiveup Nov 2012 #12
LeftishBrit Nov 2012 #13
AtomicKitten Nov 2012 #15
adieu Nov 2012 #16
dynasaw Nov 2012 #17
brett_jv Nov 2012 #18
Berlum Nov 2012 #19
idwiyo Nov 2012 #20
harun Nov 2012 #21
Delphinus Nov 2012 #22
hamsterjill Nov 2012 #23
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #24
Danascot Nov 2012 #25
goclark Nov 2012 #26
Monk06 Nov 2012 #27
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #28
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #29
adirondacker Nov 2012 #30
SirRevolutionary Nov 2012 #32
adirondacker Nov 2012 #34
codjh9 Nov 2012 #31
Ligyron Nov 2012 #33
Blasphemer Nov 2012 #35
goclark Nov 2012 #36
wordpix Nov 2012 #37

Response to Lasher (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:43 PM

1. Great news!

Only 26% of precincts have been counted here in NM, but so far Obama is beating Romney by a margin of 34%. That's better than he did in 2008 and I hope it holds up. It has so far, and most of the precincts that have been counted are in the southern part of the state.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:45 PM

2. It's been four years since I've watched Faux Snooze.

I'll tune in again tomorrow morning to watch heads explode.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:46 PM

4. MSNBC called NM for Obama...

Made a difference in 2004, so it's great it's going our way now!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:58 AM

14. The theft of the state in 2004 was incredibly clumsy

To accept the official totals giving Stupid a 4000 vote victory, you have to accept the preposterous notion that 17,000 people left their warm houses to stand in line to vote for one county judge and ignore the national election.

That's why we got paper ballots in 2005 and that's why we're no longer considered a battleground state.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:46 PM

3. Yay Hooray! Congrats to A. Grayson. Give'm heel!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:48 PM

5. Gotta love such a loud and proud liberal!!!!!!

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:52 PM

6. And a fellow DU member too!

Hope he has time to weigh in.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:54 AM

10. Cool. I didn't know. Congrats and thanks, Congressman Grayson!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:55 PM

7. Grayson rocks and I look forward to seeing him kicking butt! nt

PB

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:00 AM

8. congratulations rep. Grayson!!!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:26 AM

9. Alan Grayson made himself known nationally his first term.

Clearly he made himself hated by Republicans in no time at all!

Hope Alan Grayson will enjoy the hell out of getting back where he belongs before the right-wing so rudely interrupted him.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:22 AM

11. This is such great news

He is an American treasure!

Give 'em Hell, Alan!!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:27 AM

12. SO happy to have Alan Grayson back in the House

He did some great fundraising which is what it took in Florida. I'll never forget:

"The Republican health care plan is don't get sick. Don't get sick. And if you do, die quickly."

Kudos, Rep. Grayson!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:38 AM

13. Glad to hear this!

And most of the Republicans in Congress ARE right-wing lunatics!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:13 AM

15. Hurray! I am very happy Alan's going back to congress.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:41 AM

16. Yes!

Congrats, Mr Grayson.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:47 AM

17. He Can Use that "Temper"

any time as far as the republican nuts in congress are concerned.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:29 AM

18. Hell To The Yes

Welcome back Congressman Grayson. You have been sorely missed. Give 'em hell buddy!!!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:38 AM

19. Give 'em Hell, Alan

They (R) deserve it....

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:58 AM

20. K&R YES!!! Congrats to everyone!!! Wish I had an MP like him to vote for!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:11 AM

21. Grayson and Warren are the best news of the night IMHO

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:45 AM

22. MOST excellent news!

So, so glad to hear this!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:53 AM

23. Welcome back!

Welcome back, Mr. Grayson! We've missed you!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:21 AM

24. ALLEN! ALLEN!!!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:34 AM

25. I want the concession for

singed GOP butt in the House for the next 2 years.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:49 AM

26. yea !! !!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:57 AM

27. It'll be great seeing him do battle on Faux news again! He'll almost make up for Barney retiring.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:33 PM

28. K&R (nt)

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:39 PM

29. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Lasher.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:04 PM

30. Great CNN video from SirRevolutionary's post brought me here and relinking vid

Source: Huffington Post

Former Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat, won his House race in Florida on Tuesday night over his Republican challenger Todd Long. Grayson was first elected in 2008, but lost in the Tea Party wave of 2010.

He noted Tuesday night to HuffPost that his turnaround is the biggest on record in the history of House. No other candidate had lost by 18 points in one year, only to turn around and win the next cycle by 25 -- a 43-point swing.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/alan-grayson-election-results_n_2085084.html

CNN vid:
&feature=player_embedded

Looks like Alan is off and running!
Excellent job arguing with neanderthals!

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Response to adirondacker (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:10 PM

32. Thanks adirondacker!

The video is a must watch. I'm personally very happy to have Alan back on our team and he's inspirational to watch while squashing Wolf Blitzer and his obstructionist, weeping Willard of a panel

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Response to SirRevolutionary (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:19 PM

34. Quite Welcome! Feelings are mutual. Truth to power! n/t

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:05 PM

31. I don't know crap about him, but any Rep. who calls 'em 'right-wing lunatics' has my support!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:12 PM

33. He's baaaack....

This guy rocks!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:20 PM

35. I saw lots of Grayson signs in blue districts

And lots of door knocking and Grayson flyers even outside of the 9th district. I believe this helped with the Florida result on a whole.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:33 PM

36. Congratulations!

Great, grea tnews!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:09 AM

37. YAY!!!! Welcome back and "RW lunatics" is about right

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