Thursday, December 9, 2010

Lawrence O’Donnell Loses it With Alan Grayson Over Tax Compromise

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Suffice it to say that there is a large rift developing on the left over President Obama’s tax rate compromise with Republicans. Take Wednesday night for example, when self-professed socialist Lawrence O’Donnell became enraged with outgoing Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) over the congressman’s threat to kill the tax extensions in the House.

In short, O’Donnell beleives that Democrats should take the compromise because even though it benefits the “rich,” it also benefits the poor. Grayson, disagrees. They both duke it out, with O’Donnell getting so angry at one point that he resorts to calling Grayson a “dolt” and reminding the Rep. that he will be out of a job come January.

But don’t worry, O‘Donnell isn’t having a sudden conservative moment. He still makes his contempt for Republicans very clear — he just also makes his contempt for Grayson quite obvious:


  1. O'Donnell's performance might best be reviewed as grounds for taking him off the air. I vowed to stop watching, feeling that the discomfort of his outrageous treatment of Grayson makes it no longer a program I choose to suffer through.

  2. grayson is an asshole