( – promoted by buhdydharma )
A moment of truth came down on Keith Olbermann and Alan Grayson last night. After playing Olberman’s usual game of ‘make a point then bring out a rent-a-pundit or a guest to agree with him’, the guest, congressman Grayson, was asked what to do about the Democrats who are, to say the least, as beholden to the health insurance companies as the Republicans.
Grayson, after a quick plug for campaign finance reform, and some harsh words for “the leadership”, who he says is letting other Democratic members of the Senate down, inched right up to the right answer and then backed off.
OLBERMANN: But there are so many Democrats who are almost as beholden as Republican senators and many Republican congressmen to the insurance lobby. What do we do about the-about the pervasive influence in terms of campaign funds that have afflicted some of these smaller senators, even on the Democratic side?
GRAYSON: Well, we need campaign finance reform. But right now, we need people to call. We need people to go send e-mails. We need people to go to Web sites. We need people to insist on justice for the public-and that means comprehensive, universal, and affordable health care in America.
OLBERMANN: For some reasons, Stephen Douglas’ words come to mind. Not Stephen Douglas, it’s Frederick Douglas’ words come to mind here-agitate, agitate, agitate.
GRAYSON: Right. That’s right.
To be clear, I had no expectations that the congressman would cross this line. It would be suicide if he did. But since I’m not a politician, I don’t have any qualms about telling the whole truth: what to do about Democrats who are beholden to insurance companies? MAKE THEM LOSE.
VOTE REPUBLICAN if you have to.
Make every one of those sorry pieces of shit lose in the next election. Yes, the Republicans may regain the majority. It will hurt badly.
BUT THEY WILL NEVER CROSS US AGAIN.