You remember Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL); he’s the congressman who was recently silenced several times on the floor of the House while listing all of the things that are presently more popular than Congress, one of those things being dog poop. He is no stranger to colorful language and speaking his mind and he was at it again last night on MSNBC’s Politics Nation with Al Sharpton.
Asked by Sharpton, “Does the President have the Tea Party on the ropes?” Grayson replied, “I think so, I think that ordinary Americans are with the President, I think they’re appalled by the Tea Party’s tactics where they come to the President and the Congress and say, ‘if you don’t let us steal your car then we’re going to burn down your house.’ They’re appalled by the way the Tea Party cheered on the shutting down of the government, cheered on that we put our credit at risk for generations to come, and they’re appalled by the enormous expense, the fact that this Tea Party shutdown ended up costing America $24 billion.”
“At this point the Tea Party is no more popular than the Klan,” Grayson said.
Sharpton raised the subject of threats being made by some on the far right of primary challenges to those who voted to end the shut down, notably, Sarah Palin who wrote on her Facebook page, “Rest well tonight, for soon we must focus on important House and Senate races. Let’s start with Kentucky…from sea to shining sea we will not give up. We’ve only just begun to fight.”
Grayson responded to that by saying that he thinks that the Republican Party is on its way out and that it would soon go the way of the Whig Party which died out in the 1830s for that same reason: it refuses to do anything for the ordinary people.
He said, “They want to bring about the end of days as quickly as possible, that is the ultimate Tea Party Republican desire. The Republican Party has become the largest suicide pact in history.”
Grayson says that we have to protect ourselves until we can vote them out next November. He went on to say that he has introduced a bill in the House which will fund the government and raise the debt ceiling through the end of next year to that end.
He says that Boehner also has to go, calling him a “short-order cook for the far-right wing,” noting that the bill passed on Thursday night is the same bill that could have been passed two weeks or perhaps even two months ago.
Representative Grayson is a voice for the common man standing up to the spokesmen for the Koch brothers and corporate America and defending the people and their interests.
Watch the conversation in the video below.