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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Thursday Big Blue Smurf Blogging: What Alan Grayson said
Posted by Jill | 5:45 AM
OK, it's at the Great Orange Satan, but there's no getting around the fact that GOS is the go-to place for Washingtonians looking to reach the greatest number of progressives in one place. But it's definitely worth a read.

Money quote:
Unlike Joe Wilson, I didn't break a rule of the House. And unlike Joe Wilson, I actually told the truth.  Every single year, over forty-four thousand people in America die because they don't have health insurance.  Read this Harvard study.  That is the plain truth.

And now the Republicans claim they are going to introduce a resolution "disapproving" of my behavior.

What is this, junior high school?  Do they think my feelings are hurt?  Just what do these people think health care means?  It's not some abstract "issue", we're talking about life and death!  And the Republicans, who ran the government in full or in part from 2001-2009, chose to let those 44,000 people die, every single year when they were in power.  And George W. Bush, whom the Republicans somehow pretend was not President for the last eight years, just let them die.  He even vetoed health care for poor children.

So apologize?  I don't think so.

Here's Alan Grayson on Rachel Maddow's show last night, and Rachel's documentation of how the Republican outrage is less about decorum than it is about bullies crying "no fair!" when the opposition fights back:

And if you needed any further proof that the news media are 100% in the tank with Republican bullies, here you go -- Grayson takes on the pearl-clutchers at CNN yesterday:

Grayson needs to know that we've got his back, and his fellow Democrats need to know that this is what we want from our representatives in Washington. You can tell him right here:

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Blogger Nan said...
I saw him on the Situation Room. Lots of dithering from the talking heads about rudeness, and almost nothing about content or veracity.

Blogger Jayhawk said...
We need more Democrats like him. He does not back down an inch. See my post from yesterday at On My Mind