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FL Dem: GOP Wants You To Die Quickly

From C-SPAN, via YouTube and an approving Associated Press:

Grayson says Republicans want you to die

Dem congressman refuses to apologize for comment


WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressman from Florida is refusing to apologize for saying that Republicans want Americans to "die quickly" if they get sick.

Rep. Alan Grayson made his comments on the House floor Tuesday night while criticizing Republican health care proposals as a "blank piece of paper."

"If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: die quickly," he said. "That’s right. The Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick."

His remarks weren’t spontaneous: He reinforced the point with signs saying the same thing.

Republicans are likening Grayson’s remark to South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson’s widely criticized shout of "You lie!" during President Barack Obama’s address to Congress earlier this month. They say Democrats should insist that Grayson apologize just as they insisted Wilson should.

Grayson, a first-term Democrat known for being provocative, represents a Republican-leaning district around Orlando and was already among the GOP’s top targets for the 2010 elections.

Ken Spain, spokesman for the House Republican campaign arm, said Democrats should be "lining up to call on him to apologize."

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi now has an opportunity to condemn the very behavior and tone of this health care debate that she claims will ‘incite violence,’" he said, referring to Democratic concerns that the bitter tone of the health care debate could lead to attacks.

But you see it is the Republicans who are ‘demagoging the issue.’

It is Republicans who are ‘using scare tactics.’

By the way, note how in typical fashion the Associated Press uses this outrage to bring up Mr. Wilson’s spontaneous outcry — as if there is a moral equivalency.

Republicans are likening Grayson’s remark to South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson’s widely criticized shout of "You lie!" during President Barack Obama’s address to Congress earlier this month. They say Democrats should insist that Grayson apologize just as they insisted Wilson should.

Of course to the AP, Mr. Wilson’s was the far greater crime.

After all, he told the truth.

(Thanks to NickB for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

21 Responses to “FL Dem: GOP Wants You To Die Quickly”

  1. proreason says:

    This guy is smart enough to become an Obamy Czar when he grows up.

  2. NickB says:

    Reminicient of their old “Republicans want seniors thrown out in the street and forced to eat cat food” crapola. Fox has an article up, and this nitwit actually comes from a conservative leaning district in Orlando.

    This dope just committed political suicide. LOL

  3. Confucius says:

    This from the party of abortions.

    By the way, which party wanted Terry Schiavo to die?

  4. Rusty Shackleford says:

    racist: (n) 1) Conservative. 2) A person who, when faced with ridiculous legislation by their government that will cause them great harm and which will result in the hastening of the downturn and ultimate destruction of their nation and system of laws, reacts with resistance to same. 3) Any white person.

  5. wardmama4 says:

    I wish that every constituent (in an apparently heavily republican district) send a request that this man be censured.

    Hypocrite thy name is Liberal, Democrat, Progressive – whatever they are calling themselves these days.

  6. I think a shout out of ‘You lie!” would have been an appropriate response to Rep. Grayson’s demagoguery.

    It would have only cost a cheap apology.

  7. catie says:

    If he gets sick, he’ll get great treatment. Well, I hope he gets voted out too. What an idiot.

  8. BigOil says:

    At least the democrats attempt to control our health care system is exposing their party’s representatives as mental midgets. This clown sounds like all other democrat representatives across the country we’ve been witnessing blathering on in the town halls.

    Keep it up until November 2010.

    • Petronius says:

      I concur, BigOil: “This clown sounds like all other democrat representatives across the country….”

      This stuff is old hat. Exactly what we have come to expect from these old Bolshevik hacks.

      Note that the Republicans don’t even bother to respond anymore.

  9. Steve says:

    A little more background on our hero, from the Politico:

    Politicians go on record in Michael Moore’s new film

    By KIKI RYAN | 9/29/09

    Michael Moore’s newest film, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” tackles the massive issue of America’s unprecedented, complex economic events and turmoil that occurred over the past year. But in comparison to his other films, Moore may have had the easiest time making it.

    Prior to his film’s screening at the AFI Theatre in Silver Spring Monday night, Moore sat down with POLITICO. He told us, “I’ve had more requests from members of Congress to get a copy of the film. … If millions of people in this country go to see this movie, [Congress] wants to know what [the public’s] really looking at, especially if it affects them.”

    Tuesday night is the official D.C. screening. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Rep Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) — as well as Reps. Eli Cummings (D-Md.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), who appear in the film — are set to attend…


    Mind you, Mr. Grayson represent a district in Florida.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      It really is a crap world when members of congress turn to mikey s’moores to assess the pulse of the public.

      I’m going to have to stop coming here. I get so overwhelmed with rage that it really does ruin much of my day.

  10. TwilightZoned says:

    This is the biggest crock of sh** I’ve heard yet. “You lie” is right!

    Who wanted to include death panels in the public option again? Could someone please refresh my memory? (rhetorical, of course)

  11. MinnesotaRush says:

    The ONLY shread of surprise for me stemming from this dinghy’s imbecillic and immature attempt at “ha ha on you, republicans” is the fact that the other comedian-wanna-be (unfortunately) from my state (Franken) was missing from the show.

    For now. After this playground display, I’m sure he’ll come up with something.

  12. GTBurns says:

    I’ll tell you what needs to die quickly this HEALTH CARE BILL. It is a 100 page 800 billion dollar POS that no one DEM or GOP even has the slightest idea how to even pay for.

    Cut Medicare – Bad Idea Ticks off Seniors

    Tax Medical Insurance Payouts – bad Idea since this taxes the payouts to many Health plans from UNION jobs.

    This and Cap and Trade is why the DEMS are getting low approval ratings right now.

    It would be cheaper to just find a problem with our system and fix it along the way. NO that makes sense why would Washington DC do that?

    In many ways putting together new legislations is like like making a film. It requires compromise between your ideal vision and the stark reality of what you are capable of doing with the resources at hand.

    The Golden Rule that governs it all, KISS. Keep it Simple Stupid or Keep it Short and Simple.

    This bill is like a 6 hour excessive self indulgent $300 million epic film that has no clear business plan with no chance of gathering an audience. A FLOP waiting to happen. Except bankrupting a studio this bill will bankrupt the nations economy.

    The President needs to start doing his job and not feeding his ego and indulgences like flying to Copenhagen to get Chi-town the Olympics. IRAN wants to get NUKES, Afghanistan is a mess, and the Economy is stagnant, Olympics in the Windy City. What do you think is more important.

  13. whorlando says:

    This Harvard graduate reportedly used $2.5 million of his personal wealth to ‘buy’ 15 minutes of fame….better known as one term (2 years) in the United States Congress. And for this massive exposure, he will be compensated with around $350 thousand in salary for those two years of service. Do the math!

    • proreason says:

      He has probably acquired 10 million in illegal graft and other criminal proceeds this year alone.

      That would be about average.

      But aside from the overwhelming criminality and graft, he will get his 2.5M back in salary alone in about 12 years.

      If he can hang on for just 6 years (5 years to vest), he will get an annual pension of 18,000, inflation adjusted, for life. The NPV of that is about $210,000, assuming he lives to 82 (sweet, huh…..you would have to work 20 years at a real job to get that).

      And oh yes, you the taxpayer match his 401K up to 5%.

      And by gaining all the noteriety with his little grandstand play, his lecture fee has probably shot up to over $25,000.

      And if he loses, he will simply become a lobbiest at a salary of several hundred thousand a year, minimum.

      He expects to at least triple his 2.5M in a decade.

      Otherwise, he would never have made the investment.

      There are no poor ex-congressmen.

  14. neocon mom says:

    Grayson was a Washington lawyer before he was elected. I remember his ad blitz since I get the Orlando news where I live, he appeared in an airplane hangar and talked about the millions wasted by greedy contractors in Iraq and how he’d fight the waste. I’m sure his Congressional career was over the minute he cast a yes vote on Porkulus. He won the seat away from a Republican and of course there are a lot of retirees in his district, especially conservative military retirees in The Villages.
    His current title is nothing but a stepping stone and I don’t think he ever intended it to be anything else.

    • proreason says:

      A Harvard graduate AND a Washington lawyer.

      Well then, he’s an aristocrat for life no matter if he ever gets another vote or not.

      He has a secure place in the criminal fascist cabal for life, perhaps at the side of the greatest living Marxist and most powerful man in the world.

      George Soros.

  15. Liberals Demise says:

    He too will find himself at Gods feet begging. He was born to die just like any breathing mammal.
    Eat it buddy!!

  16. Tater Salad says:

    This moron needs to apologize and Nancy “Prune Face” Pelosi needs to resign because of her position. What a hypocrit the left is.

  17. Tater Salad says:

    I do believe that I have seen the left wing and they are in the video below:


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