Apologies? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Apologies


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Alan Grayson (D-FL)

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.)

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3 Responses to Apologies? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Apologies

  1. Joel says:

    Frankly, let’s elect him Speaker of the House. This is the problem with Democrats, they do not know how to fight.

    What this guy did was heroic for our side, and is the exact same thing that the GOP has been doing on the floor of the House and Senate for the past 8 months.

  2. MG says:

    Ha ha! I also liked the way that after that Castellanos guy talked about “nutjobs” and when Grayson came hulking out to the panel, Alex wasn’t so brave after all! His eyes became saucer-sized! I like the way he didn’t back down! Where did this guy come from, and where can we either clone him or have him teach other Dems to act in this manner?

  3. Paul Sonderman says:

    Joel,
    I couldn’t agree more. We could surely use more Dem leaders–and speaker would be a great place to start–that could demonstrate simple wisdom and strength. The GOP does it without brains. They just “lie, rinse, repeat…lie, rise and repeat. It would be nice to have someone meet them head on, fully armed with facts and answer every baseless claim. I like this guy.

    MG,
    Alex Castellanos is dangerous in that he can appear somewhat normal–not as immediately nuts as some other right-wing pundits–but underneath the facade is a core that’s pure pecan. You’re right—it was funny here to see his reaction to Grayson. He wasn’t expecting a 6’4”, articulate opponent.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

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