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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:59 AM
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POLITICO: Rep. Grayson won't hold his tongue 3/6/2009
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19695.html

Rep. Grayson won't hold his tongue
By JOSH KRAUSHAAR | 3/6/09 4:19 AM EST

The Florida freshman has taken on Rush Limbaugh and Wall Street CEOs.

The standard playbook for new members of Congress includes this time-honored piece of advice: Lay low, focus on constituent service and avoid drawing too much attention to yourself.

But Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) hasnt paid much attention to the old adage about being seen and not heard. Just two months into his first term, hes already making a name for himself with a shoot-from-the-lip style and an ideological edge that some argue is ill-suited for the competitive, suburban Orlando seat that he represents.

On Wednesday, Grayson weighed in on the dispute between the Obama administration and Rush Limbaugh, calling the conservative talk show host a sorry excuse for a human being. In January, he referred to Limbaugh as a has-been hypocrite loser who was more lucid when he was a drug addict.

The tart-tongued freshman also skewered Wall Street CEOs with sharp questioning at a recent Financial Services Committee meeting video of which he uploaded to YouTube and, in a much-noted personnel move, hired prominent liberal blogger and political consultant Matt Stoller to be a senior policy adviser on his congressional staff.

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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19695.html
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:12 AM
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1. Looking at Governer after Crist is gone? Whoooeee.....n/t
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:07 PM
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2. "was more lucid when he was a drug addict"
Nice way to get the drug addict dig in there
- :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:55 PM
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9. It's funny because it's TRUE!
:rofl:
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:09 PM
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3. Well he represents me
and I don't think his actions are ill suited at all.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:16 PM
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5. From all this..it sounds like
you all are lucky constituents. How freaking refreshing..calling it as he sees it and not sugar-coating rush limbaugh's black market drug use.

All those religious hypocrites who support limbaugh should take a long look at themselves in the mirror.
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:46 PM
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13. It's not luck at all... I worked to get him elected.
:)
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:56 PM
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14. Good on you!
And, you got lucky(I mean with who he is) :)
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:07 PM
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15. If he wasn't who he was I and the others that backed him would have backed someone else and THEY
would be our Congressman now.

:P
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xenussister Donating Member (204 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:54 PM
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4. Yes, but he apologized to Rush...
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) issued the following statement:

Im sorry Limbaugh called for harsh sentences for drug addicts while he was a drug addict. Im also sorry that hes bent on seeing America fail. And Im sorry that Limbaugh is one sorry excuse for a human being.

:loveya: :applause: :rofl: :yourock:

Cite:
http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2009/03/breaking-ne...
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:18 PM
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6. Best apology ever :)
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:47 PM
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7. He's great and yet this politico article was trying to make him seem like a bad guy.
Politico is now on the list for kissing Rush's pimply arse.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:53 PM
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8. I've just subscribed to his youtube link...good stuff.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:03 PM
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11. Thanks. . . . n/t
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:59 PM
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10. A slam from Politico is a big thumbs up from me!
He sounds like a sharp guy!
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:20 PM
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12. My kind of guy - how refreshing!
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