by Jeff Dunetz
Florida Congressman Alan Grayson represents everything wrong with politics today. Even fellow Democratic Party/Progressive Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) says that Grayson has issues. Back in October, Weiner commented:
“Is this news to you that this guy’s [Grayson] one fry short of a Happy Meal?”
Grayson’s latest idiocy was to suggest that we should round up all of the people that called for “drill here, drill now” and throw them in Jail.
There is no suggestion here that Grayson really wants to throw people in jail, nor does he really believe that Dick Cheney is a Vampire, that gas would only cost a dollar per gallon if former President George W. Bush had let Saudi Prince Abdullah “get to second base” or even that federal reserve adviser Linda Robertson is a K-Street Whore.
The real issue is just because Grayson has Walt Disney World in his district he doesn’t have to act as if the United States Government is a Mickey Mouse operation. Grayson is the embodiment of the nastiness that turns off voters. He uses the same progressive style of political argument as does President Obama, the Finger-Pointer-in Chief uses; do not bring up facts, or make logical arguments, call them names or blame others.
The Florida Democrat feels his nasty comments represents the right thing to do. In fact Grayson believes he is the second coming of Harry Truman.
“I have spoken out honestly and courageously on many issues that are important to all of us, especially the fact that I want every American who is sick to be able to see a doctor, and get the care that he or she needs. The other side disagrees, and so they complain about me and attack me personally. But as Harry Truman said, “I don’t give them hell. I just tell the truth about them, and they think it’s hell.” People liked a President with guts, and they like a Congressman with guts. That’s why our polls show that if I ran in the Republican primary, not just the Democratic primary, I’d win it. That’s why a first-term Congressman like me has the largest donor base of any member of Congress. We are working hard, paying attention, and getting things done, so of course they attack us. And as Franklin Roosevelt said about his opponents, who sought to keep America mired in the Great Depression, “I welcome their hatred.”
Grayson needs to learn that there is a big difference between being a bully and being courageous like Truman. Courageous people use logic and facts to make arguments, bullies like Grayson call people names and act a bit goofy. Grayson’s type of goofy, unlike the Disney character is not a bit entertaining, he is just a sad representation of how low politicians can get.