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Alan Grayson Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 10:59 PM
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We Are #1! #1 in Right-Wing Attacks Against Us!
On Friday, the DC newspaper "Politico" reported that:

(a) "conservative outside groups" have now spent over $9 million "slamming vulnerable House Democrats," and

(b) the total against me will reach "at least $1.7 million by the end of next week."

Think about that. I am only one member of the U.S. House of Representatives, out of 435. I represent one-quarter of one percent of America. And yet roughly TWENTY PERCENT of spending in the entire country by these shadowy right-wing groups has been spent to defeat . . .

Me.

I feel so proud!

I must be doing something right.

This is my first term in Congress. I have no seniority. I dont sit on the most powerful committees, like the Appropriations Committee or the Ways and Means Committee. Im not a member of the Democratic Leadership. So why would these right-wing groups spend nearly 20 percent of their entire national budget to try to defeat me?

Because I cant be bought. I wont do what they tell me to do. And I wont back down.

There are 12,000 registered federal lobbyists. Thats more than 20 for every member of Congress. From Election Night onward, they try to buy you. And if they cant buy you, then they try to bury you. Which is what is happening now.

My vote is not for sale.

I owe nothing to anyone but the voters. I wont go to the lobbyists for help. Thats why theyre trying to take me out. The only one to whom I can turn is . . . you.

So please help our campaign:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/grayson_numb...

Rep. Alan Grayson
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:02 PM
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1. Spit in their eye...
..and laugh in their faces.

Alan, you got balls.

But, you know they are gunning for you and they will celebrate hugely if they can beat you. We appreciate your chutzpah and your understanding that you are there to represent the people and are not afraid to lose.

Good job!

kentuck
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:58 PM
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223. Sounds/acts like FDR. "They are unanimous in their hatred for me and I welcome their hatred..."
Yes you are doing something right and they hate you for it "for they seek..." to destroy the very institutions and people that ensure our democracy and our democratic principles.

He's NOT far left...he is a man who stands for the people and truth against the wealthiest plutocrats and their transnational corporations...or "the Money Party" which includes all republicans and a handful of dems.

VOTE and get everyone you can to vote to stop these crazies from destroying our democracy. Grayson is the best.
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:54 AM
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238. This is the way OUR President should be talking!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:04 PM
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2. Joe Kennedy used to say, when the dogs are barking, you know you're winning.
:)
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:05 PM
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3. FDR - I welcome their hatred.
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ClusterFreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:07 PM
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4. Wow...!
Welcome to DU!

I sometimes wonder if I heard you right when I hear you interviewed (I mean that in a good way, btw)...and then I think/wish/pray that there were more Dems like you on the Hill. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Truly refreshing.

Best of luck from this Canadian!
:)
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:08 PM
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5. Welcome Alan
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:09 PM
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6. Now that you've got their attention...
Edited on Mon Oct-11-10 11:10 PM by Ozymanithrax
Or as Stephen King said in It, "When you get big enough to be noticed you are big enough to come gunning for."
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:10 PM
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7. welcome to DU....
This should be interesting.
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:14 PM
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8. Welcome to DU
It's great to have you here !
:hi:
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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:16 PM
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9. YOU are my rep.
And we have your back.
Guaranteed.
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:35 AM
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120. I WISH he was my rep! I'm stuck with a blue dog jackass. n/t
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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:41 AM
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124. Me, too....Gene Taylor
n/t
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onpatrol98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:05 AM
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127. A fellow Mississippian...
I have Bennie Thompson. I had been wondering what kind of congressman, Gene Taylor was.
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SargeUNN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:53 AM
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146. I have a history dealing with Gene Taylor
My radio show was carried on a station in Waveland and I several times invited Gene Taylor (he knew of the station there) to come on my show and discuss topics that were big at the time. He always refused because he knew he would have to admit he was on the wrong side. I am no fan of Gene Taylor and the problem is he is too strong there to be taken out by a more progressive Dem. He was my representative for years when I lived in Mississippi so I am very aware of him.
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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 01:27 PM
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174. Sadly, he's the ultimate DINO
From what I hear, he's in danger of being beaten this time around. The Repukes around here despise him because he calls himself a Democrat. You'd think he would have learned long ago that 'pukes have no gratitude in them.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:25 AM
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137. Mine too. Downtown Orlando is standing up for Grayson! nt
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lupinella Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:56 PM
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192. Mine too!
I am so pleased to be proud of my representative! Considering we'll probably be stuck with Rubio as governor, I'm doing what I can to make certain we can keep our WONDERFUL Alan! :loveya:
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:17 PM
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10. You are doing it so right Grayson, I can't say enough good
Could you tell the Clintonians squatting in the White House to try a little Grayson technique?
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:19 PM
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11. You're doing everything right.
Welcome to DU! :)
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:22 PM
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12. You MUST be doing something right.
I hope the right-wing and corporations have wasted their money.

Donation done.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:23 PM
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13. Welcome to DU, Congressman!
In spite of your lack of seniority, you have always been a consistent voice for common sense and strong Democratic principles in the House and I, for one, appreciate everything that you've done and said.

Intelligent and sharp, with a touch of panache... We need to send you BACK!

The fact is that the GOP is sending crazy people to cut all of our throats and only a few dedicated Dems, like yourself, are standing in their way.

Please stick around DU... Your work is very much appreciated on this site...

As it will be even more so appreciated during your second term.
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jmondine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:24 PM
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14. Welcome, Sir!
I am clear across the country, but plan to contribute to your campaign again on my next pay period. Um.............

I am not worthy!! I am not worthy! :yourock:
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:24 PM
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15. So, is that really you or someone who used your name
Doesn't really matter. I went and contributed. You and Feingold.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:19 AM
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45. I think it must be him/his campaign - they were allowed to start a thread with their first post
which indicates that admin 'pre-approved' the DU account to start threads, because they'd checked it's really him. Normally you have to post a few replies before you can start threads.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:23 AM
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46. Important point... he posted an OP with 1 post
Never saw that before.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:44 AM
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143. One post and straight to the top of the Greatest Page.
Maybe I'll change my name to Dennis Kucinich.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 11:25 AM
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153. Hey, DU gets little attention from actual Democratic campaigns
I don't think it's at all surprising that when one (and one of the most popular Democrats at DU before today, to boot) shows up, the thread is popular. Mr. Grayson has worked hard for years to become a good representative - don't begrudge him a little recognition.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 01:13 PM
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172. Oh, I don't begrudge
Just joking around. I wish more of our leaders paid attention the us peons out here.

Grayson is in my top ten in Congress. I even sent him a few bucks this year.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:26 PM
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16. Wow. Welcome to DU
Best rep in Congress. :patriot:
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:28 PM
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17. "I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made." FDR
If you're not pissing off the bad guys, you're doing something wrong.

You sir, are doing everything right. You rock.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:36 PM
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18. No offense Mr. Grayson, but shouldn't you be trying to get reelected
rather than posting on an internet forum?
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:47 PM
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21. Asking for donations is one thing Congressmen must do to get re-elected.
And it's quite possible it's one of Mr. Grayson's staffers or aides that is doing the posting.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:16 AM
Response to Reply #18
132. Perhaps he can
do both. In fact, the two may be closely related.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 11:29 AM
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154. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:23 PM
Response to Reply #154
179. Oh ho ho! Aren't you precious!
Edited on Tue Oct-12-10 02:33 PM by Arkana
Maybe you could continue the childish insult train by calling me a "smellyface" or a "poopyhead" next.

E: And if the OP is Grayson or someone who has his ear, I'm genuinely curious: why did you feel the need to lie about your opponent? The guy's already bonkers--there were so many REAL things you could have speared him with.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 01:29 PM
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175. (facepalm)
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Amaril Donating Member (447 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 01:51 PM
Response to Reply #175
176. Can I borrow that?
I misplaced mine.

(facepalm)

Thanks.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:13 PM
Response to Reply #18
183. Are you serious? He IS trying to get reelected and what
better way to do it than to post on a board where he knows he will get support.
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KansasVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:38 PM
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188. Wow, you are a real deep thinker aren't you? Jesus, embarrassed by your post.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:23 PM
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207. LOL
:thumbsdown:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:47 PM
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209. Someone piss in your cornflakes?
:facepalm:

One in every bunch. Oy.

:puke:

RL
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mkultra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:34 PM
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232. I guess even we have our fools
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the redcoat Donating Member (510 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:40 PM
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19. You have one hell of a voting record. Welcome to DU, person who may or may not be Alan Grayson
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:40 PM
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20. If you ARE Alan Grayson, it is indeed an honor.
How does it feel to be one of the last true democrats standing? (Weiner and Kucinich accepted)
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:51 PM
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22. You Rock, Mr. Grayson!

seriously
:yourock:
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:51 PM
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23. Welcome to DU! It's a little crazy at times, but you have a lot of friends here.
Keep up the good fight!

Hekate
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-10 11:58 PM
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24. Thank You for posting.... best $50 I've spent in a few months.
;-)
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:00 AM
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25. Done. You are the best! nt
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:03 AM
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26. Boy do we need someone like you out here in David Dreier territory.
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xfundy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:12 AM
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27. I hope this is actually you, Alan Grayson. But--
Regardless, I think we all can agree it's time to get money out of politics. Period. I don't care who's financing who, money doesn't belong in politics. TV and radio stations, since they operate on public-owned frequencies, used to have to offer political office seekers equal air time. Of course they won't now, since they might miss out on some ill-gained profits.

The governing of the country is far more important than profit in the hands of a few.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:20 AM
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28. Welcome and keep fighting
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Born_A_Truman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:34 AM
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29. Hi!
Even though I'm in California, I'm a fan and on your email list.

:hi:
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Heddi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:46 AM
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30. Hi Mr. Grayson, can you please clone yourself?
kthxbai.

PS I love you :)
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polly7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:49 AM
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50. For real ..................... a couple of times. We need a new PM:) n/t
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:15 PM
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205. Make one for Kansas too please
I'm tired of blue dogs... :hi:
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 01:14 AM
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31. Welcome to DU Alan
Good to see ya, don't be a stranger. There is no better place for Support than here. I love ya!
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 01:27 AM
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32. K & R
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 01:42 AM
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33. Kick nominated.... please everyone help reelect Grayson n/t
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:49 AM
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34. Welcome to DU, Congressman Grayson!
:hi:
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:50 AM
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35. Welcome to DU, Senator!!
:yourock:
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:31 AM
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138. He got a promotion?
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simmonsj811 Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:51 AM
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36. WELCOME BROTHER
YOU ARE MY HERO FROM THE FIRST TIME I HEARD YOU. :fistbump: :loveya: :yourock: :patriot:
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denbot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:54 AM
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37. Bestest sockpuppet evarh..?
Chuggo, is that you?

If you are Rep. Grayson thank you for standing up for us. I'll check with my wife and see if we can toss a coin in the kitty.
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Bryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:56 AM
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38. Many Cheers for you, Alan!
I am a native of Florida, but live in Arkansas now. I am supporting you from afar.

Go, Alan, Go! I wish there were more democrats like you.
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:13 AM
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39. You Are The Best Congressman We Have, Sir!
"On les aures!"
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:14 AM
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40. Recommend
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pauldp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:27 AM
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41. K&R!
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:57 AM
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42. You can't really be Grayson..but just in as you are...Welcome. n/t
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:52 AM
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145. first post was an OP...
it had to be approved by admins.
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meowomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:05 AM
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43. I wish more Democratic reps were like Grayson.
I have a blue dog rep. Ugh!
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:18 AM
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44. If you really are Rep. Grayson, or someone truly supportive of his work....
I say :yourock: and WELCOME!!!

:applause:

:hi:


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yankeepants Donating Member (602 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:28 AM
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47. Welcome to DU, man!
They have nothing if they don't have fear for leverage!

Go get 'em, Mr. Grayson!
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:30 AM
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48. Cool!
Glad you have joined DU Sir!
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:41 AM
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49. k + r
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:49 AM
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51. K&R I have a hunch this is you.
Dynamite foreclosure video recently! We need more help though. The banks are just sitting on HAMP applications, not processing them at all. Also almost zero VA mods are getting done. Just something maybe to look at, should the chance arise.


Thank you!

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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:57 AM
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52. A hearty welcome to DU for my favorite Congressman ever!
...and I'm not even a constituent! :hi:
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:02 AM
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53. kick
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Crystal Clarity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:11 AM
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54. What an honor!
Welcome to DU. You are well loved here and I'm sure many of us will dig deep to help. Best of luck w/your campaign! :yourock:
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:13 AM
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55. K&R
Hello! :hi:
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frustrated_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:15 AM
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56. Thank you, sir!
You provide a shining example of exactly the kind of spine and integrity we really need in our representatives.

Every dollar I can spare will be going to your campaign.

-fl
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:17 AM
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57. Proud to be on your side.
From an 'Assholes are Fair Game' Liberal.


Some of my best friends are Republicans.
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:33 AM
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58. You guys must be doing something right.
All that money and effort aimed at you, means you are right on target.

I think I'll send a few bucks your way, I'm sure you can use it.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:35 AM
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59. Keep up the good work! . . . . n/t
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tclambert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:40 AM
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60. Welcome to DU!
However, the U is for Underground. If a sitting Member of Congress posts on this site, it kinda makes it aboveground. I will support an exception for Alan Grayson, the most underground of the Democratic congresspeople. Keep rockin'.
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:45 AM
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61. K&R
For Grayson!!!!! :applause:

:kick:
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:45 AM
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62. Thank you for all you do!!
Welcome to DU.

I hope you stick around!!
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:46 AM
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63. Welcome!!
:kick:
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:47 AM
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64. Sir, I have never seen a politician quite like you. I will vote for you as President someday..
You are a man of honor. You speak truth to POWER
without flinching. Not only that, but you do it
with such panache. YOU ARE MY HERO.

Long life to you. You are truly amazing.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:48 AM
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65. You will win!
But just in case, you should start a training camp for young politicians and bloggers.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:55 AM
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66. K&R
:kick:
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:59 AM
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67. What a dream come through
Now if we could only get your ass in that oval room one day I'll be a happy man.
Welcome to DU
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StandingInLeftField Donating Member (382 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:14 AM
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68. Would love to have a Congressman like you here in South Carolina!
LOL! Who am I kidding? Give 'em hell, Rep. Grayson! I'll donate again soon!
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:15 AM
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69. Welcome Alan Grayson !!!!!!!
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:16 AM
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70. Welcome to DU Mr. Grayson!
:yourock: :patriot: :dem:
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denimgirly Donating Member (929 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:17 AM
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71. LOVE YOU!!
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quaker bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:20 AM
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72. You have my cash
and more importantly, my vote.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:21 AM
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73. Well, THIS is a plesant surprise.
Welcome to DU, Rep. Grayson. I'll be looking forward to hearing more from you in the future.

Keep up the good work!
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:25 AM
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74. Congressman...every time you speak, you speak for me...
as well as every other American.

I'm out here in NE, (satan's 1/2 acre), but you hold R's feet to the fire...and few things will make me happier than to hear Boehner say, "Speaker of the House! Hell no I won't be Speaker of the House!"
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yodermon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:08 AM
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110. have the admins verified it's really him, or
at least an official spokesperson?
If so, :bounce:
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onpatrol98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:10 AM
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129. Well...not every time he speaks
But, I do hope he helps us get support for the little guy! So many congressmen don't seem to care. Leave the religious intolerance at home...nail your opponents hide to the wall based on his bad policies. Thanks for looking out for Americans!
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 11:21 AM
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151. FTR...
His links check out and it appears that he is the real deal.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:31 AM
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75. Alan, I've sent in a couple of small donations
I don't have much.

BTW, due to the president's and Congress wonderful Affordable health Act of 2010, Aetna was able to turn me down for a health insurance policy. :(

Medicare for ALL!
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:40 AM
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76. Welcome to DU, Rep. Grayson!
It's good to have you out there fighting!
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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:42 AM
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77. Welcome aboard, good sir...
A PA supporter checking in - hopefully one day you will be on one of those Committees and a part of the "leadership", god knows the Dems need it.

:dem:
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kgnu_fan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:42 AM
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78. Welcome to DU!
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:43 AM
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79. I wish we had a couple of hundred more Alan Graysons!
Best congressman ever!
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:43 AM
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80. Welcome to DU, Congressman Grayson!
:hi:

It's an honor to have you here.

:yourock:
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:43 AM
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81. WOW! This is so awesome! Democrats take note: This is what fighting back looks like!
Edited on Tue Oct-12-10 06:51 AM by Liberal_Stalwart71
Off to donate.

Curious: are you're getting any help from the DCCC?

Good luck! And Welcome!!
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:44 AM
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82. Go Get 'Em, Al!
Luv ya! :patriot: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot:
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NatBurner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:46 AM
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83. nat was here
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:49 AM
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84. This Floridian loves you!
Please don't ever leave our state!!
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DangerousRhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:49 AM
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85. Welcome to DU!
I only wish I lived in your district so I could vote for you. :hug:
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:52 AM
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86. Welcome to DU, Rep. Grayson!
:yourock:
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:54 AM
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87. I see you cosponsored the first Fair Elections Now Act H.R.1826. Will you be cosponsoring H.R.6116?
Our political system is drowning in corporate special interest money. If not during the lame duck session, when will the Democrats stand up and vote to publicly finance their campaigns--and set themselves apart from Republicans--who are a totally owned subsidiary of corporate America.

And, of course, the DISCLOSE ACT must pass the dysfunctional Senate. It is all rather depressing at times--the state of our democracy. We Democrats have the numbers and we must fight to retain control of the people's House.
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TheUnspeakable Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:56 AM
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88. You, Sir are the Greatest !!!!!!!!!
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KansasVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:07 AM
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89. You and Franken need to run for president!
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The Uncola Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:08 AM
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90. Thank you for fighting hard for us Congressman Grayson.
You and my Senator, Al Franken are the two people in DC that actually seem to be interested in those of us that aren't rich. I hope it's contagious.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:15 AM
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91. Hi Alan
It is a pretty good place here, but there are a few corporatist posting in some threads.

They spam a bit at times, but most are just mostly good people.


I hope there are lots of people in your district you have been able to meet and talk with, keep showing them the fake stuff being used in DC to hide what is going on.


Hopefully DU can give you some support, although God Almighty is where I turn when in hardship. Although you can see that love in many posts here also, like most everywhere else. Good Luck and God Bless on speaking about the issues that can help many people.



Amy Grant - El Shaddai, with lyrics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxJUQtOVb6I

:loveya:
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:28 AM
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92. K&R!
Thanks for joining us. We are your supporters. Thank you for all you have done.
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PADemD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:47 AM
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93. Welcome to DU!
Campaign contributor in PA waiting for you to run for President.

Thank you for speaking out for us!

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SnowCritter Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:49 AM
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94. Welcome aboard, Sir!
Glad to have you here!

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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:03 AM
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95. Wonderful stuff. Sad that his common sense position is seen as radical.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:03 AM
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96. Welcome to DU!
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:06 AM
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97. Hi Congressman!
KICK THEIR ASSES! :hi:
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:07 AM
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98. Welcome to DU, Congressman!
I only wish the rest of our elected officials had at least half of your guts.

Although I'm not from your state, I applaud you speaking the truth time and time again. :)

Cheers!
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:08 AM
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99. One question, sir.
How do we clone your fighting spirit onto the rest of the Democratic caucus?
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:31 AM
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104. +1000
..That's a damned good question..
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:08 AM
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100. Ok.
I got your back will tell others...
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mstinamotorcity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:08 AM
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101. Welcome Mr. Grayson
Edited on Tue Oct-12-10 08:09 AM by mstinamotorcity
to the forum of your dreams. You get the opportunity to see in real time what we think and feel that is important. We are proud of you even though you are not our state rep. Keep doing what is right and you will have the support of the people. I know sometimes we don't say thank you. Thank you from Michigan we see you and are glad you are in the fight for the democracy of the people. Thank you Mstinamotorcity. :hi: :hi: :hi: Welcome,Welcome :hi:
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:15 AM
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102. Welcome to DU Congressman Grayson.
:hi:
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:26 AM
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103. K&R nt
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:34 AM
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105. Thank you for fighting for the American people. n/t
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mrs_p Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:35 AM
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106. i'm a broke grad student
but wish you the very best!
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:47 AM
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107. I bow to your awesomeness!.... . WELCOME to DU.
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:04 AM
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108. YESSSS ITS GRAYSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally! We freaking LOVE YOU MAN!
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:05 AM
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109. Welcome to DU, AG!
:hi:
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:09 AM
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111. Welcome, Sir!
If you ever decide to leave FL, I know a little Congressional District up in VA who desperately needs a representative like you. (Hint, hint...)*

Keep up the good work! :patriot: (As you can no doubt tell by now, you have many admirers here.)




* Yes, I'm sucking up. Where does it say I can't suck up, huh?
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Roy Rolling Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:09 AM
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112. I contributed
...you had me at "conservative outside groups" have now spent over $9 million "slamming vulnerable House Democrats,"
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:09 AM
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113. Welcome Rep. Grayson
A Texan stationed overseas, I have had the honor of making several contributions to your campaign so far, and
will be making one more before election day. I mentioned to a mutual friend (his initials are HD, FYI)that you
had a lot of admirers on this site. I don't know if your message here is due to that, or due to some intelligent
staffer getting the very smart idea to go out to the blogs with the highest concentration of potential supporters
and donors, but whatever the reason, it was THE right thing to do. You would be hard-put to find a greater concentration
of admirers than on this blog.

To DU: I got this same message earlier from the Grayson campaign, as I am on their mailing list, so I wouldn't
question the origin of the post, whether it's from Rep. Grayson personally, or his staff. It doesn't matter. The
right-wing money being thrown at him is for real, and we and people like us are the only counter-balance.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:10 AM
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114. i assume this is a staffer posting, but
i hope that rep grayson gets at least a head count of all the folks here who are smitten. he is the rare democrat that is almost universally supported here.

welcome to du.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:11 AM
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115. True that.
Saw this on your Facebook posting.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:13 AM
Original message
Welcome aboard!
I apologise because I don't have much money to donate - I'm an impoverished college student at the moment, but I think you're awesome!

Fight the good fight!!!
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:13 AM
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116. Get a handle, people.
Congressmen and their staff have been reading DU for years. They know if they need help, this is one of the top places they can receive it. Rep Grayson has done an outstanding job of speaking out against these radical right-wingers and deserves our support. Please don't ask him for his autograph. :-)
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:15 AM
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117. I'd vote for Alan Grayson any day!
But any money I get to give is going to stay here for DeFazio this cycle! That amounts to the price of a cup of coffee, so no great loss.
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:24 AM
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118. Welcome to DU!
Finally, a Democrat who doesn't pull his punches.
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Jester Messiah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:34 AM
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119. Keep up the fight, sir!
Wish we had ten more like you.
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Yeshuah Ben Joseph Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:01 PM
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218. Ten?
I wish we had about 400 more like him.
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Jester Messiah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:03 AM
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239. Ten would be all it took to beat the others into shape.
But yeah, the more the merrier!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:39 AM
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121. politico is fox news in sheep's clothing
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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:40 AM
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122. What an honor! You're my new hero, Congressman Grayson
What little help I can give is on its way, but, as they (almost never) say, "Mighty pines from little acorns grow."
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:41 AM
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123. Welcome to DU! Already contributed from NC but will throw in another.
Your campaign sure as hell won't get rich off of my paltry contributions but every little bit helps. Keep on fighting for us, Alan!

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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:42 AM
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125. Welcome! I'm a regular listener to Face the Grayson...
on Stephanie's show.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:51 AM
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126. K&R and welcome to DU!
Keep up the wonderful work and thank you for all that you do! :patriot: :fistbump:
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h9socialist Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:08 AM
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128. Hear! Hear!
Best first thread I've ever seen!
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:13 AM
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130. Welcome to DU! n/t
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:14 AM
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131. Rec 297!
Thank you for posting this.

Keep on fighting the Good Fight.

Your friend,
Pat
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:20 AM
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133. K&R!
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:21 AM
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134. I voted for you last time around and I'll be doing so again (in O-town)
as I've said many times here: it's nice to have a candidate to vote FOR instead of simply being forced to vote against the worst of two evils. Hopefully the rest of the Dems will wake up some day and both grow spines and cease behaving like doormats.
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FirstTimeVoterAt37 Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:21 AM
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135. We welcome their hatred!
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bobburgster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:25 AM
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136. Welcome to DU!
Keep fighting1 There is a lot of money and advertising against us, but we can't give up, for America's sake.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:36 AM
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139. Man, I love you
:)

:loveya:
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orbitalman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:37 AM
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140. I too, appreciate your presence....
As an impoverished homeowner fighting my own battle, I appreciate your help in getting us out of the ditch. :hi: :hi: :thumbsup: :dem: :fistbump: :applause: :patriot:
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:40 AM
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141. This has gotten me more worked up than my niece gets about Justin Bieber...
I am such a geek. :woohoo:


Grayson For President 2016!

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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:41 AM
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142. Welcome and thank you!
:hi:
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:50 AM
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144. Welcome to DU!

And thank you for speaking up!

I am proud to be one of your supporters.

:)
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:54 AM
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147. I wish we could get 434 more Alan Graysons in the House!
We stand with you! :patriot:
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Loki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:56 AM
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148. You've been saying what we wish our reps would say
even what we wish we could say on the floor of the House. Good luck Representative Grayson. I hope the good people of Florida realize how lucky they truly are. I live in Texas and haven't had any representation since I moved here over 12 years ago.
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:59 AM
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149. Donating! (again) can someone tell Alan the easiest way to set up a journal?
You're the first congressman who my nephew voted for (who just joined the Navy, BTW)
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 11:12 AM
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150. Heh heh. Oh, and a hearty welcome to DU, Alan! We lurvs ya!
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 11:21 AM
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152. Just WOW!
Dear honorable congressman Grayson.

First, let me note that you are one of a very select few reps that DESERVE the title of "Honorable" in front of your name. :patriot:

Second, it's an honor for US DUers to have you join us. You're a HERO here, if you weren't already aware of that. :kick:

Third, looking to the future.... Let's propel you on a fast track to the nation's highest office. How utterly refreshing it would be to have someone speak with such straightforward and frank clarity to the majority of the DC crowd that's currently wed to special interests.
Please! Keep charging into the enemies encampments and exposing their hypocritical falsehoods. Once you render their weapons impotent, they'll be exposed as the phonies they really are. I/we love you man! :loveya:

PS: sent you a few more bucks yesterday. More to follow!
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AAAProgressive Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 11:36 AM
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155. OT but important!
Sarah Palin's speech in San Diego: Sarah, the Demagogue, comes unglued - Exclusive recording
http://palingates.blogspot.com/2010/10/sarah-palins-spe...
A must listen - also transcribed.
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 11:44 AM
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157. Welcome to DU
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JustAnotherGen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 11:40 AM
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156. Please move to New Jersey
I'd love to see Leonard Lance ousted by you!
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:05 PM
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158. K&R
Crush their sorry asses, Alan!
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Suji to Seoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:06 PM
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159. Alan, my family has already donated. I spent an hour speaking to your
Edited on Tue Oct-12-10 12:07 PM by Suji to Seoul
worker on my magic Jack phone number in China.

And before some asshat uses this as a way to attack you, all of us are American citizens. We just work in China.

Love you, your positions and everything about you. We need 535 of you in the Congress and you in the White House!!!
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blondie58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:08 PM
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160. YOU are my hero!!
welcome!! If only more politicians were like you!
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billymayshere Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:09 PM
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161. I stand with Grayson
Thank you so much for your service congressman, I gave you 50 bucks last week and if I can afford more you will get it. I love you Congressman Grayson!
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USArmyParatrooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:12 PM
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162. Go get 'em Rep. Grayson!
Keep up the good work.
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:18 PM
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163. # 345 n/t
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:22 PM
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164. Welcome to DU!
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:25 PM
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165. Welcome to DU!
You've had our backs, now we have yours. :thumbsup:
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:28 PM
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166. Welcome to DU!
So glad you (or your staff) are here and reading what real liberals are saying.

I already take your newsletter, even though I can't vote for you (I live in Teabagger Central: East Tennessee - I swear, it's amazing how stupid the people in my community are. If I listen to local talk radio for five minutes, I'm left disheartened and sad at how misinformed most of the citizens - citizens earning an average of $35,000 a year for a family of four - are in this area).

Keep giving me some good talking points to reach out to the people in my area! Nice to have you at DU.
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:30 PM
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167. Yay, Alan!
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AlecBGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:44 PM
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168. we thank you!!!
we are very proud of your passion and your commitment. Thank you!!
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LiberalLovinLug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 12:47 PM
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169. You are such an inspiration
Edited on Tue Oct-12-10 12:50 PM by LiberalLovinLug
I just wish the DLC would recognize that going out and standing up for REAL Democratic principles and not backing down or resist thinking they can look "moderate" by capitulating on principles, is the best direction.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 01:08 PM
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170. K & R
:thumbsup:
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 01:11 PM
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171. If you're the real deal, let me tell you something important.
You should have kept the goatee. It makes you look more badass.
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Guilded Lilly Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 01:17 PM
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173. Welcome to your second home! Have a snack :) n/t
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:06 PM
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177. K&R
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kjackson227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:13 PM
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178. K&R for one of my favorite congress people :)
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:26 PM
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180. We support you, Rep. Grayson. (Already sent our modest contribution.)
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:05 PM
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181. kick
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:11 PM
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182. They WON'T take you out!
You are one of the best members of Congress and people know that.

:kick: and rec
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:16 PM
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184. The Florida GOP are firing off all their canons.... big money, big canons... little hearts
You have them running scared!! :D :kick:




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Pisces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:23 PM
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185. Welcome Mr. Grayson!!!!!!! I love your boldness!!!
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NEOhiodemocrat Donating Member (624 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:32 PM
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186. Welcome to DU
Alan Grayson is what a Democratic Representative should be! We need more politicians with guts who vote for the people.
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:33 PM
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187. Helped, k&r'd
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:39 PM
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189. WE LOVE YOU ALAN!

:yourock:
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AC_Mem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:51 PM
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190. You are my hero!
Rep Grayson, welcome to DU! I wish all the dems that we voted in stood up the way you do. I hope to move to Orlando soon so that I can personally help you achieve your goals.

Contribution on the way!

Annette/Memphis
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:54 PM
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191. Thank you for being there for us. We'll be there for you. Together we can make this country better
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:56 PM
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193. My favorite Democrat to send my small $ to. Love you.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:59 PM
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194. You're like FDR, lol - and more power to you!
:woohoo: K&R
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amyrose2712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:05 PM
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195. TY.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:14 PM
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196. Hi Alan Grayson!
You're the best! :hi:
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:27 PM
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197. Grayson for President in 2016!! n/t
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:27 PM
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198. Woot! Look who's here
Welcome, Congressman Grayson. :applause:
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:30 PM
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199. Welocme to D.U. Alan and keep up the good work.
:thumbsup: :hi:
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:53 PM
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200. Thank you for joining us.
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bluesmail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:07 PM
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201. Yup, you sure have gotten their attention, welcome Sir.
:thumbsup:
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Naturyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:12 PM
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202. Welcome Congressmasn Grayson. Jesus has a message for you.
"Well done, good and faithful servant."

No, I didn't hear that from him personally - I read it in the Bible. Maybe your right-wing opponents should try cracking one open sometime.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:13 PM
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203. a hearty virtual handshake, and an accompanying question:
is this you in the corner?



well, two questions:

when are your colleagues going to wise up and play the 'game' like you do?
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SargeUNN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:14 PM
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204. I seriously doubt this is the congressman himself
I have interviewed Grayson 2 times and know a little about how busy his schedule is. I can't see him taking time to come here and post, and if you think about it, he doesn't schedule his own interviews but are handled by his staff.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:00 PM
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216. That's okay; think of it as virtual cheering for the speech and happiness at being recognized.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:23 PM
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206. I'm already on your e-mailing list, but good to see you here, sir!
Thanks for all you do.

:hi:
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:30 PM
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208. kick
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:52 PM
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210. Welcome!
You rock!

K&R

RL
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neobeetle Donating Member (183 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:56 PM
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211. Welcome to the underground Alan!!
:yourock: :fistbump:
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:06 PM
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212. Congratulations on being No. 1, Mr. Grayson...
and WELCOME TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND!!! :toast:
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:09 PM
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213. Grayson to Victory! Right here in FL & loving your commercials, the football one is great as a
"pro" Grayson spot, and, heck, all the ones slamming Webster's corruption are great, especially the toll one, but I would HOPE that the women of this district are deeply offended by Webster's per-"version" of faith.
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Devil_Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:17 PM
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214. Welcome to DU, Please don't be a stranger.
If you can harness the collective power of a message board such as DU, I truly believe you could solve all of the worlds problems.
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:58 PM
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215. I would help if I could.
But all I have is moral suport....can't even vote for you....but that could change.
But I can K&R this post and I know there are some here that can help and will.
And I am glad you posted here...you are somewhat of a DU hero.
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:01 PM
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217. Welcome to DU
You are a hero in this house!
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:02 PM
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219. Keep giving 'em hell!
It's the truth.

And it's why we love ya, man.

PS: A hearty welcome to DU, Mr. Grayson!
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:03 PM
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220. K&R
You never got back to me about your amenability toward being cloned.

- How bout it???? Hmmm????
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musiclawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:09 PM
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221. I sent money last week; will send more next
Personally I am a great admirer of the GOP fear tactic. Simply turn the tables on them

If you vote GOP you are voting for amoral foreign corporations to dicate what happens domestically, for more jobs going overseas, for less and more expensive healthcare, for a less safe and stable retirement, and for endless war that puts your kids and grandkids in harms way. Simple. Factual.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:12 PM
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222. WELCOME to DU
so proud to have you among us! :pals:
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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:11 PM
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224. Kick, rec & done...
with gratitude. :patriot:
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KathieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:22 PM
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225. Welcome! I'm so lucky to have you as my rep!
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:35 PM
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226. And that's why you're one of the few Democrats left I'd vote for.
Someday I'd love to vote for you for President.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:36 PM
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227. If it is really you. Mr Grayson -
would you do me a little favor? Tell D rohrabacher to retire so we can elect some to really represent us here in Orange County? I'g tell him myself but he never shows up here anymore.
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TxVietVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:04 PM
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228. I've supported Rep. Grayson in this campaign
and now I'm doubling up to help my Senator, Russ Feingold, to keep his seat. He's the only Democratic PROGRESSIVE in the Senate. He's the only one who voted against the so-called "patriot" Act.

If you can, send a few bucks to Grayson and Feingold. Any little bit will help. Rep. Grayson PREPESENTS THE PEOPLE, NOT AND IDEOLOGY.

Get out and vote.
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:07 PM
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229. Alan Grayson is AMAZING!!!
:yourock: Welcome to DU!!!
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:56 PM
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230. Much love to you Congressman.
Can you be cloned?
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:59 PM
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231. Is this really you?
cool!
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:36 PM
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233. YOU ARE THE REASON WE CAN KEEP HOPING!!
Welcome to DU. Please stay--please read--please share us with other members of Congress--with the appropriate caveats, of course. :)
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:39 PM
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234. They want your voice gone from Congress! Repukes can't stand
the fact that you are bold enough to speak the truth! Keep swinging that big hammer! You have my full support!
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pa28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:41 PM
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235. Alan.
Edited on Tue Oct-12-10 10:43 PM by pa28
No sure if it's really you but I hope so. I consider you to be America's Congressman.

In any case I'm watching your race with interest because I think you've really tested a fatal flaw with party strategy.

Nobody out there admits to being a liberal but if you quiz them on individual issues you find they are liberals in principle. I've always thought if a congressman was brave enough to test the idea that liberal ideals are actually majority ideas he'd be rewarded.

You were actually bold enough to risk your seat and test the idea.

So, even though you are in a right leaning swing district in a tough election year corporate interests have seen fit to air drop a load of multi-million dollar sharks into your race in an effort to get rid of you. Seems like a lot of cost and effort for some lonely guy peddling a fringe ideology.

A more likely conclusion is that they are scared to death of you. In any case I want to thank you again because I know you are in a tough race and if you overcome the massive spending, the massive odds against you and win it's going to be a lesson the party can't deny.
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ProChoiceGrandma Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 11:19 PM
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236. Rep. Grayson, please come visit Palingates-we love you too!
I love your powerful messages to the Republicans, keep it up!

Next time Sarah Palin attempts to malign you, suggest she take a breathalyzer test. Here we all thought Sarah was a tea-totaler teabagger because she frowned at Todd drinking beer in the garage... a new revelation may explain why all her screeches are disjointed word salads. Seems she had not ONE but TWO Baileys whiskeys BEFORE 9 A.M. on this flight from Portland to LA. IMO, that sounds like the actions of an alcoholic. Perhaps she has been hiding more than just a fake pregnancy:

http://palingates.blogspot.com/2010/10/sarah-palin-caug...
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:45 AM
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237. Would hope Mr. Grayson would come back on to thank all here who support him
...just sayin'...

Am glad You are a DU member, Mr. Grayson. By partcipating and speaking out here, you also give hope.
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Yuugal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-10 10:53 AM
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240. Thanks for fighting the good fight!
I'm going to give right now. Thank you for fighting so hard for us on the public option as well as many other key issues. Wish we had a prez like you!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-15-10 08:22 PM
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241. Congressman Grayson!
If the Congress had just twenty more of you, we could change this nation.

Your mom is pretty cool, too!

:hi:
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