Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Biggest Jerk in Congress

Every school, club, or company has a loudmouth whose outrageous statements and failed attempts at humor cause his friends to shy away, feigning laughter and everyone to think “what a jackass.”

Congress always has more than its fair share of such people, and suffers them gladly. Well, most of them. But this congress contains a man who rises above the rest, distinguishing himself beyond all others as this session’s “Biggest Jerk In Congress.” He is Representative Alan Grayson, a first-term Democratic Congressman from Florida’s historically Republican 8th Congressional District, which includes Orlando.

Grayson is, like John Edwards, a wealthy trial attorney with a recent Roll Call report showing him to be the 12th richest member of Congress (and the 7th richest member of the House alone.) Unlike John Edwards, who embarrasses himself with different body parts, Grayson’s embarrassing tool is his mouth.

Rep. Grayson’s favorite sport is verbally attacking Republicans, and he seems to hold particular disdain for former Vice President Dick Cheney. In October, Grayson said he has a hard time listening to Cheney “because of the blood that drips from his teeth while he’s talking… But by the way, when he was done speaking, did he just then turn into a bat and fly away?” Even Chris Matthews, the leftist talking head who was interviewing Grayson, said “Oh God. We gotta keep a level here.”

But apparently a vampire metaphor wasn’t in-the-gutter enough for Grayson who last month commented (not surprisingly again on MSNBC) about Dick Cheney’s forthcoming book: “I’m wondering, though, who’s doing the introduction to his book? Is it Mephistopheles? I don’t know – maybe it’s Satan.”

In September, during a late-night speech on the House floor, Grayson said, "If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly."
And when Republicans called on him to apologize, Grayson offered this: “I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this holocaust in America.” I’m sure he didn’t see the irony which many pro-life advocates would point out to the loudmouth liberal. READ MORE...

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