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What if a Congressional Republican had accused Obama of “executive terrorism?”

What if a Congressional Republican had accused Obama of “executive terrorism?”

Thursday night, newly re-minted Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) appeared on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show to talk about the upcoming debt ceiling battle.

In a display that looks to be a good indication of the immediate future of bipartisanship in Congress, Grayson wasted no time demonizing the other side of the aisle, accusing Congressional Republicans of “legislative terrorism.”

Via Red Alert Politics:

“They change because they see it’s a device for them to extract concessions they’d never other wise be able to accomplish. That’s why it’s legislative terrorism,” Grayson said  last night on PoliticsNation. “They’re using the debt ceiling as a means to cut Social Security benefits, cut Medicare benefits, cut unemployment insurance, cut anything of any use to any ordinary human being in this country, simply because they want more tax cuts for the rich.”

Republicans want to make reforms to Medicare specifically, which could go broke as soon as 2016. They also want to return to stricter limits on how long families can claim unemployment – a time period that has repeatedly been extended over the last several years. Republicans have not made any plans to cut Social Security benefits, and the back and forth over tax cuts for the rich has nothing to do with the debt ceiling. Furthermore, Grayson’s claim that Republicans are to “cut anything of any use to any ordinary human being in this country” is plainly false.

All outrageous hyperbole aside, what do you think would happen if a Republican, who had perhaps ascended to office thanks to Tea Party support, had leveled a similar accusation against the President?

I shudder to think how the cries of bigotry would ring out from the highest levels of the professional media if an elected Republican accused the President of executive terrorism because of his handling of the debt deal. Indeed, the media has previously assaulted something as trivial as Romney’s use of the term ‘Obamacare” in place of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” as overtly racist.  Here’s what Michael Tomasky at Newsweek had to say about it back in July. (h/t The Blaze) [Emphasis supplied]

But [Romney] wasn’t a race-baiter until yesterday. That speech wasn’t to the NAACP. It was to Rush Limbaugh. It was to Tea Party Nation. It was to Fox News. Oh, he said some nice things. And sure, let’s give him one point for going there at all. But listen: You don’t go into the NAACP and use the word “Obamacare” and think that you’re not going to hear some boos. It’s a heavily loaded word, and Romney and his people know very well that liberals and the president’s supporters consider it an insult.

Sadly, no one is surprised that comments like the ones made by Grayson somehow escape the ire of the main stream media whistleblowers who are capable of finding offensiveness at just about every turn when dealing with Republicans.

Not to worry, though, Grayson is a fount of ridiculous statements. He will doubtless keep us plenty busy throughout the 113th Congress.

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You don’t go into the NAACP and use the word “Obamacare” and think that you’re not going to hear some boos. It’s a heavily loaded word, and Romney and his people know very well that liberals …”

Romney’s “people” ?

I guess they forget when Ross Perot used the word “people” in front of the NAACP.

casualobserver | January 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm

It’s shocking to think that any constituency in FL actually voted Grayson back in after his hiatus. The word ‘clown’ doesn’t even begin to cover his antics. Nearly everything he says is deliberately antagonistic and derogatory, and only intended for its reaction. It surely gets him in the news cycle, at a minimum.

I’m a former lefty. These people are deranged, in fact they are mentally ill, there reall is no other way to put it.

As for the liberal establishment MSM, since 2008, it has made me question everything they ever said about Bush, and I did not vote for Bush either time. The liberal MSM are the gutter scum that sewer rats like Grayson and other demonsrats swim in.

BannedbytheGuardian | January 5, 2013 at 7:28 pm

There is a wonderful vid of Tomasky wailing away at his DC office for his former Guardian blog.

In the background a colleague picking her nose.

It was prolly his wife.

Sorry, after Ted Kennedy, Alan Grayson is mild. The Washington Post long ago learned how to ignore the nutcases from the Democratic party, thereby protecting them. They figured out how to preserve the image of the Democratic Party by filtering out the embarassing stupidity of Democrats, as opposed to Republicans.

That’s how Obama got elected. The Washington Post spiked several stories about him, in both elections.

Grayson’s election is proof that democrats do not want to work with Republicans.

Florida voted in Alan Grayson, and voted out Allen West. Is it necessary to say anything else? I will anyway… Re-installing Alan Grayson after he was voted out of office, is like a kid putting a cat turd in his mouth, spitting it out, and then tasting it again.

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