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No, he shouldn’t have said; “holocaust”.  But…

October 1, 2009

But he’s absolutely right that we’re tired of Democrats going easy on the Republicans, who have proven time and again that they have no plan other than to stop the Democrats if they can:

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They didn’t even mention the “death panels” nonsense, but insurance companies have them, and Americans are dying because of it.  It’s those Americans who deserve an apology, not the wounded delicate little souls on the Republican side of the aisle.

This whole event had a “Mister Smith Goes To Washington” feel to it, and I hope we hear more from Rep. Grayson in the future.  Perhaps as Speaker.


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  1. October 1, 2009 at 23:55 | #1

    Let us hope Rep. Grayson has the power to infuse the spineless with spines.  It’s about bloody time a Dem went toe-to-toe with Cons and didn’t back down.  And did you hear the Cons decided to drop their little resolution?


    He made the bullies blink.  Good on him!

  2. October 2, 2009 at 08:54 | #2

    Public Option? I hope not.

  3. October 2, 2009 at 11:43 | #3

    Yeah, David; we’re getting a great deal without it, aren’t we? 

    Before you answer, best ponder these figures. We’re paying more than anyone else in the world, and getting less.  If the only tool in your toolbox is an invisible hand, every problem starts to look like a free market.  But some markets, aren’t.  And never will be.

  4. October 3, 2009 at 00:30 | #4

    Grayson certainly has balls and few can argue that. I also appreciated his “apology”, that was pretty funny. I wonder when we will vote for Dems that have a spine and I wonder when they will get some.

  5. October 3, 2009 at 14:24 | #5

    Rep. Grayson called it a holocaust with a small ‘h’, not “The Holocaust”. When 44,000+ people die of something that is preventable through better public policy, I don’t have a problem with Grayson’s use of the word. The legislators who are choosing to either leave things as they are or make them worse are choosing to let this situation continue.

  6. October 5, 2009 at 01:14 | #6

    For now, Grayson is my new hero.  I’ll be watching him to see how he does in the long run.

  7. October 6, 2009 at 13:45 | #7

    The Jewish people of the world do not own the word “holocaust.”

    I like what Mr. Grayson is saying, but I have no idea what his actual voting record is.

  8. October 6, 2009 at 14:08 | #8

    His voting record is generally excellent, and he wants some common-sense measures like auditing the Fed.

    True there are many holocausts, some larger than the Jewish one. Grayson himself is Jewish, so he gets some leeway.  It’s hard in a speech to delineate between h and H though, which makes the use of the word tricky in speeches.  I hate to see something like that become ammunition for critics, because he was making THE point, as far as I’m concerned.  Death panels?  Already exist, and the insurance company’s got ‘em.

  9. October 7, 2009 at 08:14 | #9

    Yeah, the insurers do have “death panels.”

    I wonder every time I mail off a premium check whether, if I get seriously ill, Blue Cross is gonna change its name to Double Cross, and deny my claim.

    Of course, if they do, I’ll sue ‘em.

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