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    I do think he was trying to make a case in addition to staging a sort of stunt with his cards to "give them the business". And as I tried to point out in another response to you, stunts have unexpected, nonlinear consequences. So: Dangerous.

    I'm interested to know what you'd think if Grayson had accused the GOP of being "terrorists" on HCR. He could have done that in his speech, you know. KO did that on "Countdown" a few days ago, when he accused insurance companies of being "at war" with the American people. It would have just been another little step to turn his (admittedly political at basis) case into a more overtly political stunt/attack.

    So: More effective or less than what he did do?

    This is the space age. Time to look beyond this rundown, radioactive, cop-rotten planet. - Bill Burroughs

    by willibro on Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 02:17:49 PM PDT

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    •  Terrorists would have been (1+ / 0-)
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      a step too far, IMO. I think "die quickly" was an inspired way to take the Right's own rhetoric and reverse it. They had already made that area fair game. "Terrorists" would have been a (somewhat baffling) escalation, and this goes to your point about unintended consequences.

      Grayson is one of those guys with true political talent, he seems to know where the line is instinctively, and how to toe it. There's a rec listed diary up on how he BLASTS the GOP and - far from apologizing -  mocks them for even asking for it.

      Being used to milquetoast Dems, I do worry sometimes that he'll go too far. But so far, he seems to know what he's doing.

      "Karl Rove giving Dems advice is the DEFINITION of 'Concern Troll'" - punkdavid

      by Darkmoth on Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 02:32:10 PM PDT

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