"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Obama: Grayson an outstanding member of Congress

If we are known by the company we keep, then it doesn't say much about the President with his calling Grayson an outstanding member of Congress. Does that mean Obama agrees with Grayson's calling Linda Robertson, an adviser to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, a “K Street whore” in a month-old radio interview that circulated on Capitol Hill Monday night. Members of both parties slammed him for that remark but now we have the President saying he was an 'outstanding member of Congress?'

Then we have this from Grayson's appearance on MSNBC Hardball on Oct 22, 2009:

Grayson: Cheney Has 'Blood That Drips From His Teeth'

Here's Rep. Alan Grayson's money comment on Hardball last night, where the loudmouthed freshman congressman compares former Vice President Dick Cheney to a vampire:

REP. ALAN GRAYSON: “By the way, I have trouble listening to what [Cheney] says sometimes because of the blood that drips from his teeth while he’s talking, but my response is this: he’s just angry because the president doesn’t shoot old men in the face. But by the way, when he was done speaking, did he just then turn into a bat and fly away?”
What has this Nation come to with this President who praises a Congressman that has no class, not even a little. Both sides of the aisle (except for leadership) are slamming Grayson. Guess the conclusion you can draw is that Grayson is saying what Obama and the House Leadership wishes they could say.

Time for Grayson to leave Florida and resettle in Chicago where he would fit right in with the rest of the Chicago thugs.

Obama: Grayson an outstanding member of Congress
Josh Kraushaar

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is drawing criticism from his congressional colleagues, but President Obama offered him some warm words at a Miami fundraiser for the Democratic congressional campaign committees last night.Obama, in introducing the members of Congress in attendance, called Grayson – along with Florida Reps. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Kendrick Meek – as “outstanding members of Congress.”

Obama may regret his praise of Grayson, who is now drawing fire from members in both parties for referring to Linda Robertson, the adviser to Obama’s Fed Chief Ben Bernanke as a “K Street whore” in a radio interview last month. And he’s received national attention for equating GOP opposition to the Democrats’ health care plan to wanting sick seniors to “die quickly.

”This isn’t the first time the White House political operation has given an assist to Grayson’s re-election prospects. He was the first freshman Democrat in the House to receive political help from Vice President Joe Biden, who came down to Orlando to headline a fundraiser for him in August.

During the event, the vice president told Grayson: “We owe you one buddy…This is a guy who doesn't back away from a fight, and doesn't back down from what he believes in."That much is clear, and even as Grayson continues to draw national controversy for his provocative comments, it doesn't look like the administration is making any effort to distance themselves from him.

SOURCE: Politico

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