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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:26 PM

Grayson blames shutdown on GOP literally drinking on the job "Many of them seem loaded,"

Grayson blames shutdown on GOP literally drinking on the job
"Many of them seem loaded," the liberal congressman says, charging his GOP colleagues smelled like alcohol
BY JOSH EIDELSON



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In a Tuesday interview, Rep. Alan Grayson charged that Republican House members have been literally intoxicated while casting votes on the continuing resolutions that set the stage for today’s government shutdown. Noting “a number of public reports that you can smell alcohol on their breath as they’re voting gleefully to shut down the government and create chaos,” Grayson said that he had personally witnessed GOP colleagues smelling like alcohol. “Many of them seem loaded,” said Grayson. The Florida congressman declined to name names, saying, “it’s the usual suspects,” but that he didn’t “really feel like getting that personal with people.”

A spokesperson for Speaker John Boehner did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Politico reporter Ginger Gibson tweeted Saturday that she could “smell the booze wafting from members as they walk off the floor.”

Grayson said he thinks on-the-job alcohol consumption by GOP House members has “been a problem all year long.”

“It’s a fact we all have to live with,” Grayson told Salon, “and it’s making them violent and abusive towards America.”


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http://www.salon.com/2013/10/01/grayson_blames_shutdown_on_gop_literally_drinking_on_the_job/

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Reply Grayson blames shutdown on GOP literally drinking on the job "Many of them seem loaded," (Original post)
kpete Oct 2013 OP
DisgustipatedinCA Oct 2013 #1
LongTomH Oct 2013 #2
DoBotherMe Oct 2013 #17
KansDem Oct 2013 #3
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #9
Benton D Struckcheon Oct 2013 #4
Bandit Oct 2013 #6
Benton D Struckcheon Oct 2013 #8
SomethingFishy Oct 2013 #15
Name removed Oct 2013 #5
Rex Oct 2013 #7
Zorra Oct 2013 #10
rbrnmw Oct 2013 #11
rurallib Oct 2013 #12
SunSeeker Oct 2013 #13
lonestarnot Oct 2013 #27
SunSeeker Oct 2013 #35
KoKo Oct 2013 #14
dmr Oct 2013 #22
Half-Century Man Oct 2013 #16
DoBotherMe Oct 2013 #19
Half-Century Man Oct 2013 #20
get the red out Oct 2013 #31
Half-Century Man Oct 2013 #34
Jamastiene Oct 2013 #18
kentuck Oct 2013 #21
randome Oct 2013 #23
bluestate10 Oct 2013 #24
glinda Oct 2013 #25
Coyotl Oct 2013 #26
BeyondGeography Oct 2013 #28
get the red out Oct 2013 #29
Sunlei Oct 2013 #30
tridim Oct 2013 #32
DJ13 Oct 2013 #33
Art_from_Ark Oct 2013 #36
HappyMe Oct 2013 #37
Ganja Ninja Oct 2013 #38

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:30 PM

1. Perfect! Now where are those thugs who were attacking the congressman to his face?

 

I'd still like to have a word with those miscreants who brought shame to this site by attacking Mr Grayson. In the meantime, Congressman, thanks for confirming the news about this useless bunch of drunks.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:32 PM

2. So all this Republican insanity and cruelty is coming from a bunch of mean drunks?

Why am I not suprised?

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:29 PM

17. Pain always comes from the drunks dry or wet

They can't think straight, as Bill Wilson so eloquently put it. Dana ; )

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:32 PM

3. A check-point should have been set up outside the House chambers...

If anyone scored over 0.08, arrest them for DWI: "Decision-making While Intoxicated"

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Response to KansDem (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 05:00 PM

9. Excellent

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:35 PM

4. Waitaminnit waitaminnit waitaminnit...

Are we saying here that it's downright legal for these, um, upstanding citizens to go into the House chamber with a flask in their back pocket or something? Izzat right?

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Response to Benton D Struckcheon (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:40 PM

6. Not illegal but downright unseemly

It just goes to show how seriously they take their jobs. If you were to come to work smelling like alcohol, how long would you stay employed?

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Response to Bandit (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:43 PM

8. Hmph. Not long, that's for sure.

I cannot believe their getting away with this.

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Response to Benton D Struckcheon (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:01 PM

15. No, they keep the bottle right out in the open..

Probably so they can laugh while we watch, dumbfounded, as they do something that would get any one of us fired in a second.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:41 PM

7. Sadly we have apologist here in DU doing the GOPs job for them.

 

Sad.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 05:04 PM

10. It sucks that we have a bunch of mean drunks shutting down the government right now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 05:11 PM

11. An active alcoholic shouldnt be the Speaker of the House

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 06:35 PM

12. Drinking on the job anywhere else in America gets your ass fired right now

and good luck finding another job.

Republicans think being in Congress is one big frat party.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 06:39 PM

13. They drink to numb up their soul to the fact they're sabotaging their country. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 10:22 AM

27. What soul?

 

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #27)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 01:41 PM

35. Whatever is left of it is numb or dead. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 06:59 PM

14. LOL's....Sure they were! How else can the cough down Koch Brothers Money along with

Wall Street Lobbyist and the other assorted folks who fund their Insanity. They need Drink or Drugs to get through the day. The EVIL is eating their soul.. (well at least some of them who need the drugs and drinks)...the rest THRIVE ON IT ...the PURE EVIL!

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Response to KoKo (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:28 PM

22. +1

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:25 PM

16. Quick show of hands

who's first thought after reading that, was "well, that explains a lot"?

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:31 PM

19. here's my hand waiving wildly, I knew it was the boozers

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Response to DoBotherMe (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:34 PM

20. Merely another good argument for swapping the legality of

marijuana and alcohol.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 10:32 AM

31. Sure does

God help us if any of these turds run out of booze and go into DTs on the House Floor, they might start trying to pass laws against unicorns and pink elephants.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #31)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 12:58 PM

34. House Bill 2113: The Freedom of Unique Creatures Act of 2013

Establishes regulations for interstate transportation of naturally single horned equine creatures (Hereafter referred to as UNICORNS).
Protect unicorn migration paths and habitat.
Outlaws the practice of determining the purity of human females via the ability to spontaneous bond with unicorns as disruptive to the natural society of the unicorn population

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:30 PM

18. So, basically, the Republicans are pissed off

because things aren't going their way and they decide to get drunk and abuse the country, figuratively. It is the adult version of a damn temper tantrum.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:36 PM

21. “and it’s making them violent and abusive towards America.”

Alan has a way with words.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:41 PM

23. Arrest these drunken clowns.

 


[hr][font color="blue"][center]Don't ever underestimate the long-term effects of a good night's sleep.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:49 PM

24. Yep makes sense. Republicans are mean and nasty, it makes sense that they would be even meaner

and nastier drunks. The loathsome pigs.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 10:15 AM

25. K & R n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 10:19 AM

26. Alcohol abuse can lead to divorce. Let's hope America divorces these Asshats. n/t

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 10:24 AM

28. Mad Men

We gunna party like it's 1965. Bee-have.

What a circus.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 10:29 AM

29. Betty Ford Clinic

Should the Congress just start conducting business from the Betty Ford Clinic or Hazeldon for a while as they try to straighten out?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 10:32 AM

30. It is a FACT alcohol impairs judgement. nt.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 10:34 AM

32. ...and Rx Painkillers. IMO.

I think that has been a problem for at least a decade and nobody dares talk about it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 10:43 AM

33. A spokesperson for Speaker John Boehner did not immediately respond

stating he had to wait for him to sober up first.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 08:02 AM

36. The weasels have taken over Toad Hall

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 08:07 AM

37. They are vindictive assholes.

Drunk or not.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 08:21 AM

38. I've said it before we need to put Breathalyzers on the floors of both houses.

Everyone would be required to blow before they speak. No one would be prevented from talking but their blood alcohol level would be shown on C-span while they are speaking. The people have a right to know.

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