Fox news (The Republican Right Wing Machine) is already starting to go after Congressman Alan Grayson, and so is the Congressional Quarterly, a Capitol Hill publication, now spreading the news that it could be a 'toss up' for Grayson in the 2010 elections.
As many of you know, the Republicans have already named Alan Grayson as 'Enemy Number One' on their list of Democrats to bring down in the upcoming 2010 elections, and Bill O'Reilly along with Sally Quinn are beginning the 'Bring down Grayson Campaign - at all costs' by trying to frame Congressman Grayson as a 'Kook' and calling Grayson an 'Embarrassment to his own party.' The 'sound bites' and 'script' that these two 'operatives' are spewing appears in the video below the fold, and will tell you exactly how Fox News plans to swift boat Grayson, and denigrate his reputation.
I received an email from Congressman Grayson's office today from Larry Huynh, one of Congressman Grayson's aides who I have been in touch with the past few weeks. It was a warning that the Republicans in Orlando and inside Washington DC are going to try to bring Congressman Grayson down. Larry is asking for our help. I had a feeling that they would go after Grayson, but I didn't realize they would start at the bottom of the barrel with Bill O'Reilly, but then on Fox News Bill O'Reilly is a 'FOX GOD.'
I do not have a transcript yet, but here is the video:
As you can see from the video, the All Time Worst Person In the World, Bill O'Reilly and Sally Quinn almost seem to be 'reading from a script' - but then that is exactly how these kinds of 'swift boating' excursions begin. The Re-thugs love to use 'code words' or 'dog whistles' that stick in the minds of voters. Remember folks, this is exactly how Karl Rove 'wrote the book' on lying liars who lie enough so that eventually the 'lies' start to stick. Eventually, what then starts to happen is other 'Corporate Republican Media Owned' outlets start using the same fucking 'buzz words' for Congressman Grayson, and that is how the game is played.
Not this time. Not when we found a real fighter, not when we finally have a 'real Progressive Democrat' that knows how to stand-up and call a liar a liar, a bully a bully, and speak truth to power. The truth is, these friggin Republicans are terrified of Grayson, and they want to make an example of him. You see, Alan Grayson dared to call their 'bluff' and good god almighty...it worked!!!! They backed down like a bunch of cowering snakes, slithering under the nearest rocks they could find to lick their cowardly wounds. But now... the 'Foxes' are afoot and the cowards are planning their ambush to destroy Grayson.
You see, what these 'Republican' operatives don't understand is this: Congressman Alan Grayson is one of US. He is a Kossack, and not only that, there is no body out there than can say that Congressman Grayson was not that ONE 'voice in the dark, that one man that stood up and had the 'GUTS' on our side of the isle, to change the NATIONAL conversation about the health care debate, and call out the Republicans for their blatant 'death by spread sheet' health care plan. They never had a plan in the first place, their only plan was always to make certain that no matter what, President Obama must fail. That is their big fucking plan. The party of NO, except when it comes to tax cuts for the wealthy and destroying the middle class.
I am absolutely certain that if it were not for Congressman Grayson's actions over the past several weeks, that the pressure that is now building towards a public option, might not have occurred. And let's not forget that it was Congressman Grayson who delivered the 90,000 signatures on the petition from Progressive Change and gave a speech outside the Hart Senate Office Building, reminding members of his own party exactly what the group Progressive Change was saying, which is that they are pushing for Democrats to be stripped of their leadership positions if they sided with Republican efforts to block an overhaul of the nation's health-care system. (Noted from my diary: Alan Grayson Sticks a Pitchfork In Harry Reid's Ass).
The Congressional Quarterly is also 'Down grading' Grayson, and here is part of the article in an effort to block support and rally the Republican swift boating machine against him:
WASHINGTON -- The 2010 midterm elections are more than a year away, but Beltway analysts already have begun gazing into their crystal balls to determine the outcomes of congressional campaigns. For college football fans, it’s a process akin to the pre-season rankings that preview every season.
Congressional Quarterly, a Capitol Hill publication, took their turn (full report here) today and the news generally was good for Republicans in Central Florida. CQ shifted the U.S. Senate race to "likely Republican" from "leans Republican" on the basis that Democrats have yet to field a candidate who can mess with Gov. Charlie Crist, despite his primary challenge from Marco Rubio.
"In fact, Democrats’ hope for a comeback in this race may depend on the Crist-Rubio Republican primary becoming a bruising affair," notes the CQ report.
It also moves the re-election effort of U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, from leans Democratic to tossup because the bombastic lawmaker has pushed the envelope in debates, most notably by saying the Republican health care plan is for sick patients to "die quickly."
But just so you know the kind of people that are in the Republican stronghold of Orlando, Florida, and just what Congressman Grayson is up against, I've included a few of the comments from the Congressional Quarterly article that was reprinted in a Florida newspaper:
This excuse for a representative for FL is an idiot. Why he thinks his diatribe is gaining Floridians is beyond this native. He is an embarrassment to himself and we Floridians. Is he from Chicago?
Posted by: r.w. | October 23, 2009 at 08:21 PM
Alan Grayson is an absolute idiot. I am a Republican with a lot more sense than he has, which is none. It's the radical Left-wing Socialist Democrats who are selling out our Blessed America--who are heading us toward a communistic state. i pray to God that we have enough sensible Americans who will vote the heatherns out!
Posted by: Martha Nunn | October 23, 2009 at 08:22 PM
Countown to Judgement Day! November 11th in Orlando. Tea Party Express. Lake Eola Park 6pm. Be there! We can send a message to Grayson. The clock is ticking... tick.. tock... tick... tock....
Posted by: dlivingston | October 23, 2009 at 10:40 PM
OMG. I have to repeat that last line on the second comment:
i pray to God that we have enough sensible Americans who will vote the heatherns out!
LMAO. OMG. heatherns? is that like morans? So Alan Grayson is a 'heatherns'? I know the idiot means heathen, but it is just so indicative of why you may all consider this dairy:
A BOLD CALL TO ACTION !!!!!
We need to send a message loud and clear that there is no way that we are going to let Congressman Alan Grayson go down. There is no way that we are going to allow the best Democrat with Guts we've had in decades to be swift boated now or ever!!!!
Screw you Bill O'Reilly, and Sally Quinn, isn't there a Tubberware party somewhere that you need to be at on Sunday, raising money for Fake Christian Republicans?
Let's show Congressman Grayson some love people.
So here how it goes, I'm going to pledge $10.00@ for the first 10 Kossacks who pledge any amount of money towards Congressman Grayson's campaign fight (and it is going to be the fight of his life people, believe me, they are going after him big time).
I know that money is tight for all of us right now, and I'm squeezing out some money I don't really have so that I can to get this 'show on the road' - so please, give what you can, and please remember that it is a rare gift to find a fighter like Grayson.
Below is the website to show Congressman Grayson that we appreciate his efforts, and that we want him to be around for a very, very long time. It is amazing that an individual of Congressman Grayson's intelligence, courage, integrity and progressive stance has come along just when we needed him most, and we must never forget how badly we need people like Grayson on our side. Whether it is fighting for decent affordable health care for all Americans, or acting as the new 'Eliot Ness' of Wall Street going after fraud against the American people, Congressman Grayson is fighting for all of us, and his enemies want to stop him cold.
Let's show these Republican bastards we mean business, and let's make certain that this 'swift boating' is nipped in the bud and most of all, let us all make certain that Congressman Grayson has a long, strong successful career in front of him to fight for our progressive agenda!!!
Thanks for helping people.