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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Grayson Unleashed

Republicans are outraged over this presentation by Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL):

It's pointed, but it's pretty accurate. Digby has much more on this, including video of Republican representatives lying about death panels and Democrats attacking seniors (yes, after the GOP has tried to cut Medicare for years, and opposed its creation – they have no shame).

Grayson then went on CNN:

For the most part, the CNN crew just say they're shocked, shocked! The big issue for them is that Grayson was rude. Only Republican hack Alex Castellanos really tries to challenge Grayson's accuracy. Castellanos is full of it, of course, since the Republicans don't have any sort of comprehensive plan, just a few sound bites. That plan to shop for insurance across state lines? It won't save much money and could easily lead to increased consumer costs (via Digby).

DDay and John Amato have more on Grayson's CNN performance. I found Grayson's candor very refreshing. More like this, please.

Grayson did offer an "apology" of sorts (alas, the sound drifts out of synch):

Act Blue has set up a new page to donate to Grayson and show appreciation.

1 comment:

Comrade PhysioProf said...

What made those fucking CNN douches go *completely* apeshit was that Grayson had the nerve not to go through the usual script of "regret" for having dared to say that Republicans are all bunch of despicable buckets of ethical and pragmatic waste. I was waiting for him to ask Blitzer if he "regretted" being a pathetic pampered greedy wastrel and tool of the corporate oligarchy.