Grayson: “Bipartisanship is a Weapon of Mass Distraction to keep us from doing what we need to do”

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    “A Democrat with Guts, people think of it like a mythological creature, like a Unicorn.”


    “Bipartisanship is a Weapon of Mass Distraction.”

   ~   Rep. Alan Grayson

    A Democrat with GUTS deserves an electorate that will FIGHT for him. That is how we will encourage more Dems to grow guts and learn how to fight.

    A short transcript and more below the fold.

Grayson:      “I think that the Democrats have been fooled now for months, by this, this fantasy of bipartisanship. Bipartisanship is a concept that’s become a Weapon of Mass Distraction to keep us from actually doing what we need to do, to give people in this country universal health care, to give them affordable health care, and to give them comprehensive health care, because a lot of people find they get all the health care they need as long as they don’t need any. And that has to end, that’s not what America is entitled to, and that’s not the kind of America most people want to see, but instead we get bogged down in these nuscances. I don’t remember hearing a lot about bipartisanship when we were talking about tax cuts to the rich.”

Maddow:     “Do you think that Democrats are starting to rise to the occasion on health reform? Do you think they’re, they’re fighting more, appeasing less when it comes to real health reform?”

Grayson:     “I think so. Since I pointed out that a Harvard study shows that 44,789 Americans die every single year because they don’t have health coverage, now people in Washington understand what’s at stake, and that is life and death. The cost of delay now, people understand now, is death. And death of many, many Americans, more Americans dying every month than died on 9/11, but that was just once, and this is month after month after month, and that’s why I say it is so important that we move it along to save these people’s lives.”

Maddow:     “And strategically, do you think the Democrats have made the pivot? That they’ve stopped working for, toward Bipartisanship as an end rather than as a means and they’ve started pushing for what they want?”

Grayson:      “I think we’re making the pivot because we are making the moral argument in favor of what we want. For too long we were bogged down in this idea of, of just simply making it more affordable when, in fact, we are talking about is life or death. And that is the case the Democrats haven’t made until now, and now we’re seeing, we also exposed that the Republicans have nothing. I mean, the point of my presentation was that they have no plan, and now they’ve had two weeks to come up with something that would actually save these people’s lives and they’ve got nothing, so now, for a change, they’re on the defensive.

    Republicans on the DEFENSIVE!?!? Who knew that was even possible? If Grayson keeps this up maybe other people will start wondering why other Democrats don’t have guts? Maybe it will force other Democrats to FIGHT TOO!

    Now that is something I can support

     The GOP will be painting a BIG Bullseye on Grayson’s back in 2010. If you can, help out Grayson and show that you want MORE and BETTER Democrats with GUTS!

    Bipartisanship is a ruse. It always has been. It is designed to create a consensus that IS NOT THERE. The Republicans HATE YOU, Obama. They HOPE YOU FAIL. They hope AMERICA FAILS, and they are hoping we are all pissed off, unemployed and pissed off in 2010, as if that will bbe good for them. As soon as Obama and Democrats understand that the Republiican party is NOT loyal opposition but a pack of bratty, fit throwing 6 year olds who do not care about anyone than themselves, the better.

    Until then, let’s keep fighting back with guys like Grayson, Weiner, Sen. Sherrod Brown and others. Put the GOP on the Defensive for one. Attack for once. Who knows, we may just get good at this sort of thing.

     The best defense is a good offense.

Also crossposted at The Progressive


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    • TMC on October 22, 2009 at 00:13

    or genetic mutation that Grayson has, I hope is contagious and incurable.

  2. today.  Can’t help but like the guy and for sure we need more like him.  I hope it doesn’t go to his head!  

  3. Pegged him early on, before election, as one that would fight. Nice to be right — for a change.

    He’s our new Wellstone, I think.

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