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GOP Preparing Resolution Against Grayson

By Ben Pershing
UPDATE 5 P.M.: Grayson continues to make clear that he won't be apologizing for his remarks Tuesday night. On Wednesday afternoon he went to the House floor and said that the only people who deserved an apology were those who did not have health insurance. "I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this holocaust in America," he said. Republicans are already seizing on his use of the word "holocaust," and you can expect to hear a lot more about this Thursday.

UPDATE 12:30 P.M.: House Republicans have apparently decided, at least for the moment, not to introduce the resolution they drafted criticizing Grayson for his remarks. A few moments ago, Price took to the House floor during an unrelated debate and waved around a copy of the resolution, but then said he was not going to introduce it. Instead, to give Grayson "a break," Price said he would just "respectfully request that he apologize to our leader." Grayson has given no indication that he plans to apologize to anyone.

Republicans, meanwhile, are also training their sights on embattled Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.). Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) announced today that he would introduce next week a privileged resolution calling on Rangel to step down from his chairmanship, unless Rangel does so voluntarily before then. Rangel is being investigated by the ethics committee for several different alleged violations, and Republicans have tried several times before to pressure him into stepping down.

ORIGINAL ITEM: The House GOP is preparing for floor action a resolution criticizing Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) for saying "Republicans want you to die quickly," as the minority seeks to turn the tables on the majority for its admonishment of Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.).

Grayson made his remarks Tuesday night on the House floor, where he also brandished a sign that said, "The Republican Health Care Plan: Die Quickly." Multiple Republicans present at the time complained about Grayson's remarks and called on him to apologize, but the Floridian declined to do so.

Now, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) has prepared a privileged resolution -- set to hit the floor in the next couple of hours -- stating that Grayson's behavior "was a breach of decorum and degraded the integrity and proceedings of the House," and that the House "disapproves of the behavior" of Grayson, exactly the same language Democrats used in their resolution criticizing Wilson for yelling "You lie!" during President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress. Republicans complained at the time that the Wilson resolution was a "partisan stunt," a charge Democrats will surely lob back today.

Democratic leadership aides said they knew of no effort underway to persuade Grayson to apologize for his remarks, and indicated that they did not believe Grayson's remarks had violated House rules the way many critics felt Wilson did. And with so much heated rhetoric surrounding the subject of health-care reform and loaded phrases like "death panels," Democrats have already assembled a list of examples where Republicans seemed to make the same charge Grayson did Tuesday night.

In July, for example, Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.) said on the House floor, "Last week Democrats released a health care bill which essentially said to America's seniors: drop dead." Earlier that month, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) said Democrats' proposal for a public insurance option "is gonna kill people."

By Ben Pershing  |  September 30, 2009; 11:19 AM ET
Categories:  Health Reform , House  
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Comments

This is yet another shining example of Republican hypocrisy and childishness. It has become quite laughable.

Posted by: neko4 | September 30, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse

looks like Republicans will just have to up with the demoRATS double standards until 2010-2012...then americans will insist the majority Republicans fund a bill to build a prison for all these democratic crooks...obama can be the STAR of the prison and film a remake of 'the last castle'

Posted by: JWx2 | September 30, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

The truth hurts. The Rep. stated goal was to have no healthcare reform which would have caused a cessation of govt. healthcare(Medicare) in the future or have bankrupted America. The Rep. are the same group that wanted to do away with Medicare before they thought they could gleen votes by suppoting it. Sort of like Palin's bridge to nowhere(two-faced politics). Their grandstanding now is pitiful, there is a difference between yelling out during a Presidential speech and the rough and tumble of Congress. Beyond that, they don't have a plan so in essence he was right. Die quickly or w/o insurance in a Rep. world.

Posted by: crossroadsnow | September 30, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Tell the truth and the Republicans freak out. Business as usual. Thank God Grayson has the guts to speak the truth.

Posted by: Hoffmann1 | September 30, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

crossroadsnow...truth does hurt when you have many democrats supporting the republicans to kill all these lame amendments that the liberal fruitcakes are trying to sneak in...makes you wonder huh! You want health care...get a job and quit selling your children to the lowest bidder.

Posted by: JWx2 | September 30, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

I've noticed for sometime now, that liberals are challenged...they're incapable of discussing/analyzing. Instead, they start calling you names, mocking, nasty. If you try to explain
the economic repercussions, they don't care--- they simply "want, want, want it" and they don't care if it costs taxpayers.
I'm convinced liberals should not be running/managing anything. Put them in entertainment or arts industry or someplace where they can't do too much damage.

Posted by: ohioan | September 30, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I think the only thing I've heard Republicans say regarding healthcare reform (other than nonsensical attacks on various Democratic ideas)is tort reform - which would do very little to change the fact that baby boomers will have no healthcare in 30 years beyond what they've saved up privately. So, in effect, I can't see how what Grayson is saying isn't true.

Posted by: JRinBellingham | September 30, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

SPOT-ON JOB CONGRESSMAN!!!

Right out of the GOP playbook! It's impossible to "prove" that the Congressman doesn't "believe" and "fear" that this is the GOP plan.

They make up claims about the President's place of birth, and death panels, and then are surprised and outraged when the same tactics are used against them.

I'm sending the man money come election time.

Posted by: Stunned2much | September 30, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

And now the pundits will put on their serious faces, furrow their brows, purse their lips and begin the process of extracting every possible angle of this buffoonery for discussion. We will be asked to listen to the pros and cons of using the House floor for outlandish hyperbole. There will be the recriminations followed by a big "but, on the other hand". The President will eventually be called upon to answer the question "Do you personally believe that Republicans want sick people to die quickly?". By next week it will all be but forgotten (except in Grayson's district) and then it will be the Republicans turn to draw the short straw and tilt the Outrage Factor back to their side.
The country needs leadership and all we get is rhetoric, rhetoric, rhetoric.

Posted by: Marrigan | September 30, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Responding to ohioan. It's Republicans and conservatives who don't run government effectively, because they don't believe in it.

And JWx2, the Bush Admin already HAS people in prison and more are on the way. Unfortunately for them, they believe in privatizing prisons, so that their healthcare would be a profit disincentive and they'll probably DIE QUICKLY.

Go, Alan Grayson! All he did was use the exact same rhetoric that has been used by numerous Republicans on the House Floor, many during the Two Minutes Hate, er, um, One Minute Speeches, given by the examples cited above (Brown-Waite and Broun), plus my favorite crazy, the strabismically challenged Virginia Foxx.

So, wingnut Tom Price better leave some space on that resolution so he can add a whole heaping' helpin' of his fellow teabaggin' brethren and ... sistren(?)

Posted by: mahkee | September 30, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

So does that mean that Democrats can start action against more Republicans? The ones who said Democrats health reform would kill:

Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.), who said in July: "Last week, Democrats released a health care bill which essentially said to America's seniors: drop dead."

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.), a doctor, who reviewed the public health insurance option in July and diagnosed that it is "gonna kill people."

Joe Wilson broke House Law and received a slap on the wrist. Alan Grayson expressed what many see AS the Republican Health Plan. There is a difference.

Posted by: alysheba_3 | September 30, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Grayson lied, Republicans don't want you to die quickly, they want to make an you example of their concern, see Terry Schiavo. They want to wail and gnash their teeth over government takeover of health insurance, whilst failing to account for the VA or Medicare as examples of this very thing. They don't care that we spend 70% more of our GDP or per capita income than any other people on the planet while not covering 18% of adults under 65.
To heck with them,but do pass a bad piece of legistalation, Republicans will beat you over the heads with whatever you pass, pass the public option and include whatever Republican ammendments make sense and leave the rest behind. Grow a pair.

Posted by: stevepj | September 30, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Rep Grayson, the Republican plan is to say "NO" and critize and demean the President rather than to make plans for a better America.

The man is telling the truth.

Posted by: COWENS99 | September 30, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Grayson is correct. This is the Republican plan. "Do not get sick and if so, just die".
No apology is needed. He is speaking the truth about Republicans.

Posted by: kcleung8947 | September 30, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

It is just unbelievable. The republicans honestly think this whole thing is just some war-game. They can't honestly think this is the same as calling the President of the United States a liar in front of the whole world. But it just goes to show you that these backward hillbillies are no better at running government than democrats and in many case worse. And to be honest, the congressman told the truth. Joe Wilson was actually--as it has been proven a thousand times--WRONG!!

Posted by: j3161usa | September 30, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm hoping to save plenty of hard-earned taxpayers' money when I am appointed to Death Panels.

Where do I sign up?

Posted by: stivgdgy | September 30, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

I am neither a Republican, nor a Democrat.

Rep Wilsons "YOU LIE" outburst, was disrespectful of the office of the presidency and the legislative branch. According to fact check it was also in error. Yet the Republican party has raised millions from it.

Rep Graysons comments were of questionable taste, but the Republican party has not seen fit to refute the statement. What EXACTLY is the Republican plan? and just as importantly, if health care reform is so desperately needed (everyone seems to agree on that one point) why did it not come up during the 8 years of Republican control?

Posted by: averal | September 30, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

As an independent I am so happy to see that not all democrats are worthless spineless worms, a good example is Baucus , the most corrupt member in the congress, I applaud Grayson for speaking out the truth

Posted by: capskip | September 30, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Health care ought not be a political football. SICKNESS does not vote. Our founding constitution is clear about declaring legal rights; but it does not divide citizens into healthy vs. unhealthy. Indeed our Declaration of Independence asserts "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Sickness, bankruptcy, poverty are divisive classes and unacceptable "rights."

Posted by: rmorris391 | September 30, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Memo-
Fr: The GOP
To: Alan Grayson
Re: And your point is?

Sir-
We were too busy cashing our insurance lobby checks and pretending to be devout Christians and didn't hear you, boy.
We have never relied on the truth to get votes, and we're not starting now.
Please stop annoying our thoroughly brainwashed base, they find the intrusion of facts disconcerting and scary.
Thanks,
The GOP
Cc: The American Public

Posted by: DAMNEDGENTLEMEN | September 30, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

We have to change the dialogue on health care. I am hoping that someone will enter a bill that would truly reflect the republican stance and the title could be,
" Guaranteeing Health Insurance Company Profits in the 21st Century"

And the opening Paragraph.." Despite Little capital investment and no enrichment to the Nation as a whole, we the Congress do forever ensure that the profits of these insurance companies (in sickness or health)will never be abridged by a non profit entity, government or otherwise. We decree that these profits are more important to the safety of our democracy than the health of our citizens.

Posted by: bpbando | September 30, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

All this about violating the decorum of the House, which Tom Price decided to introduce but held off tells me this is all political theatrics for both sides while the rest of us have to put up with the stunt and we electing them back to office for another round of children play. They are all morons that needs to be neutered.
Averal: The Republican did pass a prescription benefit plan that featured the "donut hole" which government covers up to a certain amount and after the beneficiary exceeds that, they have to pay out of pocket cost up a certain amount before the government steps in to cover the rest of the cost. As a matter of fact Bush promised us the plan would cost $239B when the actual cost is $500B. Tom Delay used questionable means to get the bill passed.
My question is: Where are the outrage by the conservatives about spending money on government run healthcare on prescription? Where the conservatives asking the CBO about its scorekeeping on that plan? Their silence is deafening....

Posted by: beeker25 | September 30, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Grayson didn't go far enough, that's the problem.

Republicans want people to die quickly. They also want them to go bankrupt and die broke.

That's the Republican plan.

The health insurance industry gets the gain, and American citizens get the pain. Go, Pubs!

Posted by: marik7 | September 30, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

The difference between Grayson and Wilson is one of decorum. Grayson was using his allotted time on the floor of the House to criticize a political party's policy regardless of truth. Wilson used Obama's time to criticize a person's position regardless of truth. This is a huge difference and one which the media should make much more of an effort to point out!

Posted by: dan60 | September 30, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse


There are good policy reasons on each side of this issue, and our congressmen conitnue to show their ignorance by ignoring them and attacking one another. It isn't that they care about the issue or they would debate it. They care about getting themselves re-elected and so they demogogue it. We the people should be rejecting each and everyone of them who do so. On both sides. Those of you who are supporting this sort of behavior only show your own ignorance.

Posted by: Clutch | September 30, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

You want health care...get a job and quit selling your children to the lowest bidder.

Posted by: JWx2 | September 30, 2009 12:10 PM
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So the cure for cancer is getting a job? What if you injure your back and you work manual labor? Get a job? What if someone's schizophrenic, mentally ill or physically disabled... they should just get jobs?

Simple solutions from the simple minded.

Posted by: Terrorfied | September 30, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Another weapon of mass distraction by the right-wing extremists. Let's stop Congressional work because a Democrat was mean to us. Only the most radical ideologues are left in the Party of No! Republicans are idiots.

Posted by: thebobbob | September 30, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Try as i might there is no other way to put this, "I hate Republicans."

Posted by: harold_mitnick | September 30, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

This is what they all waste time on. Shows just how immature they all are. But Grayson is right. So what if he voiced out loud what most of us (Democrates) think. Isn't that what our congressional representative are supposed to do? Problem is that it just does no good and hangs up the process. I am will to support a bill without the public option initially if that is what it takes. But truly believe we need a public option to force competition. The VA and Medicare/Medicaid are run by the government and don't seem to do any worse than the ripoffs that happen in the private sector, which have basically helped destroy the finacial health of the country.

Posted by: ycbski2 | September 30, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

The Republican Party is laughable if it weren't so sad. They have called the President a liar, said his health care reform would send seniors to "death camps", claimed that the President is not even a citizen, and they are upset because someone actually called them on the fact that they aren't seriously negotiating a good bill, but are trying to stonewall any bill whatsoever. Ridiculous!

Posted by: 78vette | September 30, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

About time somebody started telling the truth about the incompetent failures known as the Republican Party and their intense hatred of the American People. Great job, Rep. Grayson...keep on telling it like it is and NEVER back down!

Posted by: wilder5121 | September 30, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

no one dies with our health car,e not like the other county's. were you check in the hospital and if your lucky not to be denied and if there is a real doctor to see after you sit for a day or two and not die here they will take care of you its just youll get a big bill in the end.

Posted by: getsix1 | September 30, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

So, the party of death, the Democrats, are accusing the GOP of wanting people to die quickly. Hmmmm -- this from the party who supports euthanasia and aborting/lynching unborn babies, which by the way, affects the African American population more than any other group. Now that’s racist. You’re all a bunch of hypocrits. Try as I might, there is no other way to put this, "I hate Democrats."

Posted by: deborahcolley | September 30, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

President Obama has repeatedly stated that the time is now for health care reform. Why? Because health insurance premiums keep going up. However, even the authors of various health care reform bills admit that as a result of their bills, the health insurance premiums for everyone in the United States would go up. (This is also what happened in Michigan). When politicians propose a "solution" that will worsen the very problem they are trying to solve, doing nothing becomes a much wiser option, in comparison.

Posted by: sam38 | September 30, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

There is no apology needed. Grayson is speaking the objective truth concerning the Republicans. Don't the Republicans have anything better to do on our taxpayer dime then bring up whiny baby resolutions and call the President a liar? It's disgusting and this why we voted them out of the Congress and the White House. Yet they still don't get it. They underhandedly attack the President every chance they get and further undermine our country. Republicans are the party of liars, cheats, narcissists, gun lovers, low IQ's and fundamentalists.

Posted by: vintel7 | September 30, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Grayson you have completed my thoughts on one level, but you forgot to add that along with not getting sick, they still want you to buy health insurance.

Posted by: bonnieblue12 | September 30, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that the greatest nation on the earth does not have health care comparable to the rest of the industrialized nations of the world?

The answer is simple: Republicans have been catering to the health insurance industry at the public's expense thereby making health care too expensive.

Posted by: glennstmac | September 30, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how many people die every day in America with health insurance?

Posted by: jimr146 | September 30, 2009 6:35 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if that kid beaten to death in Chicago would be alive today if he didn't live on the Democratic Plantation of Chicago?

Posted by: jimr146 | September 30, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Finally a Democrat with balls. there is a related post at http://iamsoannoyed.com/?page_id=588

Posted by: carlyt | September 30, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

It's about time someone pointed out, after all this crap about death panels and Obama killing your granny, etc. etc. etc., that if the Grim Reaper is on anyone's side, it's those who want to keep the 44,000-deaths-per year status quo. I've been waiting for a brave Dem to make this point. Keep telling it like it is, Rep. Grayson, and don't apologize for a thing.

Posted by: HappyCanadian | September 30, 2009 7:48 PM | Report abuse

The GOP finds a way to call itself prolife because they lament the loss of zygotes and embryos but they cannot get their knob-for-a-brain around 40 thousand dead Americans each year because they cannot afford healthcare. IDIOTS and cruel ones at that. Grayson ought to be given a medal.

Posted by: medogsbstfrnd | September 30, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

well well well now you democraps have the shoe on the other foot and what do you do. the same old double standard B.S. that you have always done. you have nothing to offer this country except bankruptcy from your drunken spending sprees etc. graysons is unamerican insuted holocost victims and broke procedure of congress and now you reverse your attack because he is one of your idiots. you are a party of losers and will ruin this country if not stopped in 2010. so just shut up until you have something to offer other than your big mouths.

Posted by: tswank1 | September 30, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

I think Grayson ends takes the teeth of left being taken seriously when they complain about Palin's death panels. This kind of hate speech (it's pure, blind bigotry after all) on the House floor is far worse than Wilson's outburst because its an intentional, unrepentant smear that was premeditated with ridiculously large "flash cards."

It's amazing to me how left-wing nutters were running around just a week ago decrying Wilson's "You lie!" while opening their wallets to support this kind of reckless hyperbole without a shred of proof. Hypocrisy knows no bounds, or party affiliation.

Posted by: MHust | October 1, 2009 1:28 AM | Report abuse

go on libs,make all the noise you want while you can. after 2010 there will be very few democrats in office,because you traitors to god,country,and your own children have ruined it for ALL democrats.
i dont think any decent american will vote for a democrat again.
i will keep fighting this socialistic takeover,because my daughter will be left with my decisions,and i want to leave a better memory than you. you will be remembered by your children as the one who supported the sellout of freedom,liberty,and capitalism. in other words,as a traitor. a low life,no better than bennidict arnold.

Posted by: silusdogood | October 1, 2009 1:52 AM | Report abuse

This is incredulous! It's the Democrats who are the party of death with abortion, euthanasia, and yes, provision in the House Bill for a governing legislative overseeing body on the health care. They will decide who gets treatment, medicines, what kind of medicine, which doctors, etc. If that's not a death panel, what is? Check it out in the UK and Canada. Any public option, co-op or trigger will produce the same results. So Grayson was DEAD WRONG and a bold-faced LIAR. Joe Wilson was right, in that Obama did lie and still lies. There is no provision to prevent illegals and the Democrats continue to strike down any amendment which would ensure that. Who's lying? Not the Republicans who offer besides tort reform, portability, tax credits, and many more solutions which would drastically decrease cost and give FREE CHOICE to the people. Doesn't sound like they want people to die. Check out Texas where they have implemented tort reform, the results are astounding on reducing health care costs. Check out Massachusets where they have public option, it's bankrupt and a total failure. It's a failure EVERYWHERE it's been tried. So, when the Dems can't win on the issues as usual, they revert to their favorite race card, lies, or name calling. They are so out of touch with the American people. 2010 should be a wonderful shake-up. Wake up stupid LIBS!

Posted by: tinagwen | October 1, 2009 7:08 AM | Report abuse

Once again, The simplest, most urgent fact gets ignored by every responding Republican. We spend far more than anyone else on health care, and rank 37 in effectiveness, rivaling Slovenia and Myanmar. Our system is broken, and it's getting worse. Health care is more than twice as much of our GDP as it was the last time Republicans killed reform, and that will happen again, soon, if we do nothing. Every other western democracy has lower-cost, more effective socialized medicine, and yet somehow none of them have toppled into dictatorships. They just have lower health costs, better health, nobody who goes bankrupt because they get sick, and workers who are better prepared to contribute to productivity.

Instead, following the Republican playbook, you keep up the unfounded lies, keep up the willingness to attack Obama on outlandish charges even if the result is worse for America, and bring up unrelated topics. Last time we let you have power, you wrecked the economy and spent a trillion dollars fighting a war in the wrong country. And you think we'd want you back? For a great many of us, the main advantage of Obama is that he's not you.

Posted by: NomoStew | October 1, 2009 7:40 AM | Report abuse

The fact remains we can't have a debate on health care when only party has put a bill before congress. THERE IS NO REPUBLICAN BILL TO SEND TO COMMITTEE TO WORK OUT THE DIFFERENCES. This is what Grayson is mad about. The D's are trying to promote a health care package against a group that doesn't want a package and hasn't even put one together. This being the case the R's have the audacity to sit back and say we need more time to work through these issues? What issues? WE NEED TO SEE YOUR PLAN TO WORK THROUGH ANYTHING, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE A PLAN.

I have to commend Grayson for publically stating what a lot of us have been saying in private for months. The R's response is purely political and is designed to make Obama look weak. They don't have any interest in passing any health plan. They only are interested in embarrassing the president. In the mean time 44,000 people a year are dying due to lack of health insurance. All the R's can say is they should have found a job that had benefits. There's a good Christian response if there ever was one? After all, what's an additonal 4,000 deaths per month when you compare it to embarrassing the president? Thank you Mr. Grayson for vividly pointing out how vile the Republicans have become.

Posted by: boblund1 | October 1, 2009 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Sad, that the state of Florida elects demented people like Grayson. Someone must have forgotten to tell Grayson that the Democrats have control of the House and Senate, and the Democrats can pass any legislation they want without one single Republican vote. Sad, indeed.
And you want to know why there is so much partisan bickering in Congress?

Posted by: SeniorVet | October 1, 2009 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Inspired by a New York Times column, I propose we permanently dub Rep. Grayson "Hissy-Fit Alan".

Posted by: scriobhaim | October 1, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

I have know many gentle, kind, and respectful Democrats in my lifetime; however, this new breed that has affected the old Democrats is vicious, cruel, two-faced, unloyal and hyprocritical. Comments by nek04 display a perfect example of the new breed. For years, President Bush put up with some of the most vicious name calling, and actions on the part of the Democrats. He was a gentleman about it. Never once, did one Democrat ever apologize to President Bush. They laughed about it, called him names and disgraced themselves as representatives of our Country. The whole scene they pulled over Senator Wilson's remark was like a circus. It's like they have never, ever, seen anything like it. So, now you have a Democrat who has come out and insulted every Republican in this Country and they are crying hypocrit. I decided yesterday after this outrageous display of ignorance, by yet another Democrat, to spend every available spare moment I have in defeating Democrats. Your undying love of disgrace is unbelievable. Nancy Pelosi's show of tears this past week was so fake, that I wanted to throw a brick through the TV to just shut her up. She is the worst example of Speaker of the House that this Country has ever known. You commenters who are so thrilled over Graysons comments need to stop and reflect what you are encouraging. I wish I could stand in front of the big podium myself and just tell the whole bunch how childish they are, how disgusted Americans are of them, and what pathetic examples of Senators and Representatives they are. There are a few shining examples. I hate to include all, but the majority are corrupt, they lie every time they open their mouth, they make excuses for their failures and they are determined to keep the truth from us. I am so mad the Democrats voted down the option of placing the Healthcare bill on the internet for us to review before they vote on it. How deceitful can you get. Now, lets keep in mind, only the Democrats voted it down. So, you tell me who the hypocrit is. I can't wait for the day to see Obama and all his cronnies fall on their face from all the corruption they reap on us.

Posted by: Republichic | October 1, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

To boblund1, you only think the Republicans have not presented an option for Healthcare. You are so misguided. Every time they present options to solve this healthcare crisis, the Democrats either shoot it down, don't include them in the "secret" meetings or totally ignore their options just so they can keep on crying and presenting their socialized plan. Here's another example of the Democrats spewing their lies and hate. They will never tell you the Republicans are presenting options. They don't want the Country to know that the Republicans have a better plan and it's not Socialism. I don't care if they ever redo the Healthcare in this Country. What I don't want is another Socialist program pushed down my throat by our Socialist Muslim President, who has never proved he is an American. Just keep on whining about the Republicans and what they are "not" doing. If, God help us, Obama's socialist healthcare is instituted, the American people will hate the Democrats and will blame you for years. There will be no Democrats except for the Socialist minded followers of Islam. Call me crazy, but personally, I love (loved) America long before I heard the name Barack Hussein Obama. He has brought nothing to this Country but evil, upheaval, a return to racism (his fault) and an uneasiness that will not go away. Americans are worried and scared of him. How's that good for the Country. How can we trust him to be truthful on anything. He has lied so many times in the last nine months, that I can't trust him on anything. Just stop and rationalize what this man is doing to this Country. Hold your tongue and what you think you know and just use some common sense.

Posted by: Republichic | October 1, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Suggest you all click through on the "already seizing" link and review the comments on the blog post. Are the wing-nuts honestly embracing the "die quickly" label?

Posted by: zackool | October 1, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Wake up America because this man is telling the truth. When are you going to learn that the republicans have and always will look out for corporate America and could care less about you.

Posted by: SWAMPYPD | October 1, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

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