Rep. Alan Grayson’s Greatest Hits

1 Oct

Rep. Alan Grayson (D, FL) will undoubtedly be all over the news today for the following unapologetic slamming of Republicans

His statement on the floor of Congress which caused a controversy:

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It’s important to remember that he isn’t necessarily making blind accusations here.  Several Republicans have taken to the floor and made statements which informed Grayson’s speech yesterday.

His non-apology apology:

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Doubling down on his non-apology apology in front of corporate media enablers at CNN:

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As a dedicated C-SPAN nerd, I’ve been a fan of Alan Grayson’s antics on the floor for about a year.  He spices up floor debates with gimmicks, but he also kicks a whole lot of ass in the House Financial Services Committee.

I’d like to pull a few of my favorite Alan Grayson videos featuring his tough questioning of Federal Reserve personnel.  Plain and simple, he is a YouTube All-Star for politinerds and he asks tough questions in an attempt to figure out exactly what the Fed has done with $1,200,000,000,000.

Who did the money go to?

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Who the hell is in charge at the Federal Reserve?

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This one is my favorite.  He asks if the Federal Reserve has engaged in market frontrunning.  The general counsel for the Federal Reserve is totally flummoxed.

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Is he a grandstanding muckraker?  Probably, but he’s one of the few guys in Congress asking tough questions, regardless of his reasons for doing so.  After all, we are talking about $1.2 Trillion in money which has been lent/spent on the bailout of our financial industry and a healthcare system in horrible disrepair.  It would be nice if more Congresspeople spent their time on these two issues rather than worrying about fucking ACORN and birth certificates.

9 Responses to “Rep. Alan Grayson’s Greatest Hits”

  1. Jon Splett October 1, 2009 at 3:34 am #

    If every Democrat had the balls this guy does, we’d be basking in the glow of single payer health care right now.

  2. Dan October 1, 2009 at 7:47 am #

    If every Democrat had his brains, we’d all be in a soup kitchen.

  3. Dan October 1, 2009 at 7:53 am #

    If every Democrat had his brains, we would all be in a soup kitchen.

    The guy is a shameless demagogue clown. “I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven’t voted sooner to end this holocaust in America,” Grayson said.

    Moron.

  4. Tom Degan October 1, 2009 at 8:24 am #

    The lead singer for Spike Jones and his City Slickers was named Carl Grayson. Any relation I wonder?

    But seriously folks….

    While I believe Congressman Grayson is one of the good guys and sympathize with his anger, it always makes me a tad uneasy to see these donkeys behaving like elephants. Just a thought.

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

  5. Mike In WNY October 1, 2009 at 8:25 am #

    Basking in the glow of single payer is about as toxic as basking in the glow or uranium.

  6. Jon Splett October 1, 2009 at 6:31 pm #

    Yea, Mike, because the complete lack of health care I have right now is totally better.

  7. Mike Walsh October 1, 2009 at 9:30 pm #

    “Is he a grandstanding muckraker? Probably, but he’s one of the few guys in Congress asking tough questions, regardless of his reasons for doing so. After all, we are talking about $1.2 Trillion in money which has been lent/spent on the bailout of our financial industry and a healthcare system in horrible disrepair. It would be nice if more Congresspeople spent their time on these two issues rather than worrying about fucking ACORN and birth certificates.”

    I think Grayson is a loose cannon but I agree with the above.

  8. Mike In WNY October 2, 2009 at 10:11 am #

    Jon, your lack of health care is a result of a highly regulated industry that doesn’t offer real choice or competition and drives up the cost of health care.

  9. milford bizzell October 10, 2009 at 11:37 pm #

    We need you in North Carolina you could replace dem & replubians No body have balls We need someone to stand up for the people,

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