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(ABC News)   Rep. Alan Grayson (D) Fla. to critics: "The truth hurts"   (abcnews.go.com ) divider line 153
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2013-10-25 06:34:00 AM  
So under Grayson's warped logic, Republicans should call NYC mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio a communist since he worked with the Sandanistas in the 80's, because guilt by association is acceptable. In fark universe, this is often the case.
 
2013-10-25 08:13:08 AM  
This guy's troll fu is strong.
 
2013-10-25 08:42:53 AM  
I think we'd all be better off with less demagoguing and more getting shiat done.
 
2013-10-25 08:58:47 AM  
Alan Grayson is a psychopath.
 
2013-10-25 09:07:47 AM  

Mrbogey: Alan Grayson is a psychopath.


He's in good company.
 
2013-10-25 09:09:28 AM  

Diogenes: I think we'd all be better off with less demagoguing and more getting shiat done.


i would agree with this. though grayson is one demagogue on the left facing hundreds of demagogues on the right. comparing the two sides is laughable.
 
2013-10-25 09:12:27 AM  

FlashHarry: Diogenes: I think we'd all be better off with less demagoguing and more getting shiat done.

i would agree with this. though grayson is one demagogue on the left facing hundreds of demagogues on the right. comparing the two sides is laughable.


I don't disagree.  All I'm saying is it's a waste of time, and unnecessary distraction, and only makes the problem worse.  They should all knock it off.  I'm not singling Grayson out.  I voted for the guy when he was my rep (we got redistricted after the Census).

He did some fine work in his first term.  But this is all he'll be known for.  Maybe that's mostly a problem with the system.  You don't get any recognition for accomplishing real legislative work.
 
2013-10-25 09:22:45 AM  

Diogenes: I think we'd all be better off with less demagoguing and more getting shiat done.


By teaming up with Libertarians, Grayson has done quite a bit.

Why Alan Grayson is now the most effective member of the House.
 
2013-10-25 09:26:07 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Diogenes: I think we'd all be better off with less demagoguing and more getting shiat done.

By teaming up with Libertarians, Grayson has done quite a bit.

Why Alan Grayson is now the most effective member of the House.


Diogenes: He did some fine work in his first term.


I acknowledge that.
 
2013-10-25 10:48:48 AM  

Mrbogey: Alan Grayson is a psychopath.


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2013-10-25 10:50:49 AM  
Remember the good ol' days when you automatically called your opponents Nazis? Good times.
 
2013-10-25 10:51:56 AM  

FlashHarry: Diogenes: I think we'd all be better off with less demagoguing and more getting shiat done.

i would agree with this. though grayson is one demagogue on the left facing hundreds of demagogues on the right. comparing the two sides is laughable.



The Our Creeps Are Not As Creepy As Your Creeps Defense?
 
2013-10-25 10:52:05 AM  

Diogenes: I acknowledge that.


"he did good work in his first term"
"he is still doing good work"
"I already said he did good work in his first term"
 
2013-10-25 10:52:08 AM  

Mrbogey: Alan Grayson is a psychopath.


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2013-10-25 10:52:12 AM  
Rep. Alan Grayson: Uses inflammatory but illustrative language

To how many House GOPers does that description apply? Be honest.
 
2013-10-25 10:53:49 AM  
no i totally agree, liberals just need to be more polite all of the time
 
2013-10-25 10:53:50 AM  
Although I do disagree with Grayson in that the Tea Party isn't exactly the successor organization to the KKK. It's closer to being a new version of the White Citizens' Council, which was the "upper-middle class" white supremacist's organization in the old South, as opposed to the Klan, which was for the "poor whites."
 
2013-10-25 10:53:57 AM  
I love how the GOP hates Grayson.  I think he's over the top and a bit of a ham, but he's nowhere near a position of authority and he makes the GOP chew on the carpet, so I like him.
 
2013-10-25 10:54:21 AM  
"Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a seat missing, but it hurts."
 
2013-10-25 10:54:22 AM  
I see this kind of stuff on Fark all day about the tea party being racist, but suddenly when a Congressman says it instead of a farker, he's a trolling psychopath?
 
2013-10-25 10:55:47 AM  
If the GOP and the Tea Party don't want to be called racist they need to stop saying and doing things that are racist.
 
2013-10-25 10:55:59 AM  

Whittaker Walt: The Our Creeps Are Not As Creepy As Your Creeps Defense?


no, more like the "we may have a couple of creeps, but your side is overrun with creeps" defense.
 
2013-10-25 10:56:08 AM  

Mrbogey: Alan Grayson is a psychopath.


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2013-10-25 10:56:48 AM  
He says what we are all thinking...
 
2013-10-25 10:57:17 AM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Although I do disagree with Grayson in that the Tea Party isn't exactly the successor organization to the KKK. It's closer to being a new version of the White Citizens' Council, which was the "upper-middle class" white supremacist's organization in the old South, as opposed to the Klan, which was for the "poor whites."


Technically, I think they would be best classified as a re-branding of the John Birch Society.
 
2013-10-25 10:57:29 AM  
 
2013-10-25 10:57:39 AM  
HOW DARE YOU CALL THE TEA PARTY RACIST

BY THE WAY THE PRESIDENT HATES AMERICA AND WHITE PEOPLE, MAKES U THINK
 
2013-10-25 10:58:16 AM  

Mrbogey: Alan Grayson is a psychopath.


Time spent in DC will do that to a person.
 
2013-10-25 10:59:05 AM  
Nothing more annoying than the GOP being the bully everyday and then crying how they are the REAL victim.
 
2013-10-25 10:59:15 AM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: It's closer to being a new version of the White Citizens' Council, which was the "upper-middle class" white supremacist's organization in the old South, as opposed to the Klan, which was for the "poor whites."


That's what the Tea Party is. The GOP is the upper-middle, influencing behind the scenes and riding as a 'moderate' version of 'those extremists' while still espousing the same basic ideas. They need each other to function as intended.
 
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2013-10-25 10:59:22 AM  

starsrift: I see this kind of stuff on Fark all day about the tea party being racist, but suddenly when a Congressman says it instead of a farker, he's a trolling psychopath?


Take it with a grain of salt-- It's a Republican insult.
They don't know what the word means, all they know is that people call them that... and it hurts.
 
2013-10-25 10:59:34 AM  
Ouch, yon teabaggers be buggin.
 
2013-10-25 10:59:38 AM  

max_pooper: If the GOP and the Tea Party don't want to be called racist they need to stop saying and doing things that are racist.


Yep. Same thing with white people. They are the worst.
 
2013-10-25 11:00:00 AM  

starsrift: I see this kind of stuff on Fark all day about the tea party being racist, but suddenly when a Congressman says it instead of a farker, he's a trolling psychopath?


Yes, odd though it may be, elected officials releasing official statements are held to a higher standard than random, anonymous chuckleheads snarking and arguing on the tubes.

I disagree with Grayson's analogy.  It is broad-brushing, overly dramatic, and minimizes the reality of the domestic terror that was the KKK on their targets for decades.
 
2013-10-25 11:00:07 AM  
If I gave you a sandwich and told you it was 80% shiat and 20% turkey, would you be comfortable calling it a turkey sandwich? What percentage would make you comfortable? Then why is it wrong to call the Tea Party a shiat sandwich racist?
 
2013-10-25 11:02:26 AM  

Pincy: He says what we are all thinking...


He's suggesting we should burn people? With lemons?
 
2013-10-25 11:02:33 AM  
How dare liberals pull the same stunts and say the same stuff as we do!
 
2013-10-25 11:03:16 AM  
He really doesn't need to be so inflammatory when calling out those seditious, tyrannical hypocrites.
 
2013-10-25 11:03:19 AM  
If you don't want to be called out for being racist, stop being racist and stop associating with racists.

Grayson is spot on. There is a large sector of the tea party that is virulently racist, and demanding we ignore that while they caper about bringing guns and Confderate flags to political rallies is just stupid.
 
2013-10-25 11:04:30 AM  
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I mostly just wanted an excuse to use this gif, but it does appear to be topical as well!
 
2013-10-25 11:06:05 AM  

FlashHarry: Diogenes: I think we'd all be better off with less demagoguing and more getting shiat done.

i would agree with this. though grayson is one demagogue on the left facing hundreds of demagogues on the right. comparing the two sides is laughable.


At least he's got people talking about the TP's rhetoric.  For too long they've gotten a pass for their racism and thinly threats of armed insurrection.  I'd like to see other republicans and TPers call out their more obnoxious members.

Grayson's remarks challenge them to do that.
 
2013-10-25 11:06:34 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: [img.fark.net image 245x235]

I mostly just wanted an excuse to use this gif, but it does appear to be topical as well!


Did you see this week's episode?  HOLY FARKING CRAP!!!

/threadjack
 
2013-10-25 11:07:30 AM  

Cyclometh: There is a large sector of the tea party that is virulently racist, and demanding we ignore that while they caper about bringing guns and Confderate flags to political rallies is just stupid.


Hey, hey, hey... those Confederate battle flags are a symbol of heritage, not hate!  A heritage of slavery and tearing the country in two to defend their right to own slaves, sure.  But it isn't "racist!"
 
2013-10-25 11:08:24 AM  

Graffito: FlashHarry: Diogenes: I think we'd all be better off with less demagoguing and more getting shiat done.

i would agree with this. though grayson is one demagogue on the left facing hundreds of demagogues on the right. comparing the two sides is laughable.

At least he's got people talking about the TP's rhetoric.  For too long they've gotten a pass for their racism and thinly threats of armed insurrection.  I'd like to see other republicans and TPers call out their more obnoxious members.

Grayson's remarks challenge them to do that.


I think there are ways of doing that without the sensationalism.  The latter path is lazy and obvious.
 
2013-10-25 11:08:55 AM  
Grayson cited former President Harry Truman.  "Do you remember what President Truman said? I don't give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell."

awesome!
 
2013-10-25 11:08:55 AM  
Everybody knows that the tea party would be Obama's biggest supporters if only he was white.

Give 'em hell, Alan.  You're doing a heckuva job.
 
2013-10-25 11:09:06 AM  
Why are liberals such pearl-clutching pussies?

"Oh heavens! If we call the right mean names we will be *just as bad* as them!"

No! No we will not! They call Barack Obama a homosexual secret Muslim communist socialist nazi bent on world destruction because he is the antichrist, and we call them cranky old racists. Those things are NOT EQUIVALENT and any attempt to make them so is to commit an error of categorization. Quit overgeneralizing. All insults are not created equal, and some people need to be insulted.
 
2013-10-25 11:09:26 AM  

Diogenes: FeedTheCollapse: [img.fark.net image 245x235]

I mostly just wanted an excuse to use this gif, but it does appear to be topical as well!

Did you see this week's episode?  HOLY FARKING CRAP!!!

/threadjack


yeah, before I watched it on my DVR, I saw some reviews that mostly consisted of "holy crap!". Just when I thought I had arrived at the scene people were WTfing about, it just kept piling on more and more as it went along...
 
2013-10-25 11:09:41 AM  

Mrbogey: Alan Grayson is a psychopath.


You apparently don't know what a psychopath is.

He's a troll...even a dick, but far from psychopathic
 
2013-10-25 11:09:59 AM  
Teabaggers: "N-word! Lazy, welfare-sucking, no-good, fat-lipped darkies!"

Grayson: "Get a load of those idiot racists over there."

Teabaggers: "OH MAH GOD, HE SAID MEAN THINGS ABOUT US, THAT'S HATE SPEECH!!!!!!"

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