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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Welcome Back, Alan Grayson

Posted by on Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 9:12 AM

On top of all that, Grayson got his motherfucking seat back...

Former Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat, won his House race in Florida on Tuesday night over his Republican challenger Todd Long. Grayson was first elected in 2008, but lost in the Tea Party wave of 2010.

He noted Tuesday night to HuffPost that his turnaround is the biggest on record in the history of House. No other candidate had lost by 18 points in one year, only to turn around and win the next cycle by 25 — a 43-point swing.

Grayson, a fiery progressive, won a national following with his outspoken defense of health care reform and relentless and unapologetic assault on his GOP opposition.

And what again is the GOP's healthcare plan?

 

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Warren-Grayson in 2016!
Posted by forward thinking on November 7, 2012 at 9:16 AM · Report this
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I'm glad for this win. I gave to his campaign in 2008, and hopefully he learned something from his loss in 2010 which was entirely his own fault.

In case you forgot, he ran a really misleading ad in 2010 which quoted his opponent totally out of context which was widely rebuked even on the left. (Including being called out on the Daily Show and Colbert Report.)
Posted by Dave M on November 7, 2012 at 9:19 AM · Report this
rob! 3
Thanks for noting this, Charles. And Mr. President, please use your own considerable rhetorical gifts to be there every goddamn time in the many battles ahead, instead of being weirdly absent or passive at some of the most important turning points. You now have nothing to lose but our good opinion.
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on November 7, 2012 at 9:20 AM · Report this
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I love Grayson! He has the backbone that is missing in liberal leaders.
Posted by track on November 7, 2012 at 9:33 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 5
Technically, I think Grayson won a different house seat. I don't think he won his old seat back (8th dist), I think he won a new one (9th dist). I think those districts in FL were redrawn after he lost. That helped him a little.

Nevertheless, I'm glad he's back!
Posted by Urgutha Forka on November 7, 2012 at 9:49 AM · Report this
leek 6
I didn't even realize he was running. AWESOME. So happy about this. It slays me that after the shit right-wingers pull, they try to be all "But Grayson is mee-e-ee-ean!"

Frankly, all of those well-meaning people who talk about bipartisanship and the two sides learning to work together can go suck a dick, too. Obviously that DOES need to happen in reality, but we need people like Grayson who are as willing to be loud and proud about their liberal beliefs as 95% of the right is about their conservative beliefs.
Posted by leek on November 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM · Report this
Knat 7
I didn't know that he was even running again. I'm glad to see someone with some common sense and the balls to actually voice that sense is back in the House.
Posted by Knat on November 7, 2012 at 10:15 AM · Report this
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That Federal Reserve Inspector General butt-kicking guy, Alan Grayson, is back --- much, much better than the return of Batman (who, let us never forget, is a bankster and hangs around with a young ward named Dick, when he could be hanging with a young ward named Ashley????).

That Was The Week That Was [TW3]

The Republican platform: "Life Begins at Rape" falters and . . . . .

Female voters in Indiana and Missouri discover their brain and vote properly --- for a change!

Massachusetts' voters rediscover their brain and vote for Prof. Elizabeth Warren over that random slitch, Scott-what's-his-face!

Wisconsin voters finally use their brain and voted the intelligent, desirable dyke over that whackjob, Tommy "all Americans should be microchipped" Thompson!

Hallelujah ! !

Magic Underwear Guy Loses

Willard Mitt Romney's career as a tax dodging, draft dodging, queen of debt creation evidently didn't impress enough members of the electorate. Apparently Romney's prime example of business acumen: putting a poor dog in a cage atop a speeding car and watching him crap over the car's windows didn't impress enough voters either.

The Challenge

An offer of a $1 million prize to Linda McMahon to wrestle Donald Trump in a "Stomp the Trump's Rump" exhibition match. (Maybe NYC Mayor "Elizabeth Warren is a socialist" Bloomberg will put up the prize money?)

The lesson of the very close popular vote?

Un-privatize the national voting process --- centralize it --- and hire the McDonald's Corporation to expedite it --- if they can do fast food, then fast and efficient voting should be a real cinch for them!

Nineteen woman senators? It's a good start . . . . .
More...
Posted by sgt_doom on November 7, 2012 at 10:28 AM · Report this
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@5, you're right - it's not Grayson's seat he got booted from, he chose a weak-Republican seat this time. Now hang onto the seat, you quote-farmer Grayson! Become a leader in Congress, not just an MSNBC soundbite factory!
Posted by gloomy gus on November 7, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 10
@6 HIGH FUCKING FIVE!!! Dems in both Washingtons need to stop being so fucking cowardly and use their bully pulpit to speak truth to mouthbreathers.

They could start with "We are not 'Taxed Enough Already,' we're the least-taxed country in the First World. So, we can slash the military and slash Medicare, or we can raise all ya'all's taxes a bit. Pick A or B, 'cause there IS NO FUCKING C!"
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 7, 2012 at 10:35 AM · Report this
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This kicks so much ass. Good job, Florida-9.
Posted by rainbird on November 7, 2012 at 10:55 AM · Report this
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A Classic.
Posted by priusgirl on November 7, 2012 at 11:48 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 13
@8: Alright asshole, I normally do not bother with you because you are a tinfoil wearing psycho, but HOW DARE YOU attack the intergrity of Batman and Bruce Wayne.

Bruce Wayne is not a "bankster." Wayne Industries is not a financial institution. Bruce Wayne has on many occasions blocked immoral business deals and forced the company to make moral choices.

How dare you. Leave Batman out of this. And do not think your insinuation that he is buggering Robin went unnoticed. You have much to learn, child.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on November 7, 2012 at 11:51 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 14
Glad Alan Grayson is back. He's the type of guy or gal we need to find to replace McDermott
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 7, 2012 at 12:34 PM · Report this
Pridge Wessea 15
@13 - that was awesome.
Posted by Pridge Wessea on November 7, 2012 at 3:20 PM · Report this
rob! 16
I dunno, @13 & 15, daydreams of threesomes with Batman & Robin pretty much got me through junior high, and Dr. Manhattan's/Greg Plitt's/Billy Crudup's blue wiener (CGI or otherwise) is the only thing that lured me to see Watchmen.
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on November 7, 2012 at 5:34 PM · Report this

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