The phrase “Nattering Naybobs of Negativism” is but one of many reasons I’m glad Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) appeared on Blind Woof Blintzen’s uh, “Situation Room” in the face of cacophonous criticism from the GOP. Republicans, red faced and panties fully bunched demand an apology for Grayson’s definition of their “Health Care” Plan as 1) Don’t Get Sick, and if one does get sick, 2) Die Quickly. But Grayson will have none of it.
Instead of an insincere, vapid apology, the Congressman digs in his heels here, further explaining his position. While I prefer civility and typically eschew name-calling, if one must, I do appreciate creativity. Christening Republicans “Knuckle Dragging Neanderthals,” Grayson indicts their lack of action and failure to provide any viable, alternative plan as people continue to die due to shitty or no healthcare.
Look, what I want is for all of us to work together to solve our problems and I don’t see the Republicans doing that. There’s no effort by the Republicans to pass ANY kind of bill…no bill whatsoever. They just want to stop everything.
Like petulant toddlers in their “terrible twos,” Republicans seem content to meet every suggestion with a foot stomp, crossed arms and an emphatic “NO,” justified by “Because I say so.”
Failing at every turn to provide little but opposition, Republicans offer no substance, no details, no creativity, no new ideas, no open-mindedness and NEVER a hint of cooperation. “Because I say so” never gets traction among those armed with maturity and information. It’s sickening…and in the case of health care, literally so.
Standing his ground, Grayson handily responds to the panel’s every objection. Refusing to allow himself to be painted with the same brush as Joe Wilson (R-SC), saying that unlike Wilson, he hadn’t openly insulted our president, he sufficiently explains why he has no intention to apologize.
Kudos. `Bout time the dems grow a pair. (BTW, I just LOVE the banter up front that sets up Grayson’s interview by calling him a “Nut Job”. Great journalism, here.)