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Alan Grayson compares GOP to paranoid, gullible, bigoted, Confederate flag-waving gun nuts

@MarcACaputo

Just days after comparing the tea party to the Ku Klux Klan, Florida’s most-outspoken Democratic Congressman, Alan Grayson, addressed the state party faithful Saturday and likened some Republicans to Confederate flag-waving “bigots.”

Grayson made his comments during a mock reading of a fake Republican Party agenda in which he suggested conservatives were also gay marriage-bashing gun nuts.

“At 8:30 a.m., the morning breakout sessions,” Grayson said, reading the made-up GOP agenda. “Ballroom A: the bigots. Ballroom B: the paranoids. And Ballroom C, the largest group of all: the gullible.”

The speech, largely applauded by the attendees of the Florida Democratic Party’s biannual state conference, followed an opening address by Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, also a Broward Congresswoman.

Wasserman Schultz limited her attacks to Republican Gov. Rick Scott for passing a law that curtailed some early voting days in 2012 and for trying to purge noncitizens from the voter rolls. She didn’t mention that Scott reversed his election law last year.

“We are not going to allow him to put obstacles in the path of our voters,” Wasserman Schultz, a Broward County congresswoman, said.

“Slick Rick and his Republican cronies in Tallahassee, the tea party extremists he likes to pal around with, they know they can’t win on the merits,” she said. “They try to rig the outcome.”

Wasserman Schultz’s speech wasn’t all negative. She and others mentioned the Oct. 15 special election win of new state Rep. Amanda Murphy, a Democrat.

Wasserman Schultz earlier this week issued a statement expressing a measure of displeasure with Grayson’s fundraising email that bore an image of a burning cross and that likened tea partiers to Klansmen.

“Obviously I am disappointed in the use of that imagery. Both sides need to dial back that kind of rhetoric and look to bring more civility into politics,” Wasserman Schultz said in a statement.

Grayson, who said he stood by his fundraising email, dialed it back by Saturday. But not by much when he read his mock copy of a conference agenda for the Republican Party of Florida:

At 8 a.m. the raising of the flag -- the Confederate flag

At 8:30 a.m., the morning breakout sessions. Ballroom A: the bigots. Ballroom B: the paranoids. And Ballroom C, the largest group of all: the gullible.

At 9 a.m., a colloquium on the subject of ‘How gay marriage ruined my straight marriage,’ by No One

At 10 a.m., a demonstration of the Kevlar chastity belt.

At 11 a.m., a seminar on the dangers of education

At noon, a special luncheon event with Gov. Rick Scott on the subject of ‘How I bought my job…. And turned a profit.’…

At 2:30 p.m., Rush Limbaugh speaking on how prescription drug addiction has improved his life.

3:30 p.m., a special preview of the remake of the Manchurian Candidate, the movie, starring Ted Cruz. That’s the Manitoba Candidate.

At 4 p.m., a silent auction of Davy Crockett’s flintlock rifle used only to kill rabbits and Native Americans

430 p.m. a real tribute to Dan Qualye the former vice president called The brains of the operation

5 p.m. the keynote speech by Sarah Palin on the subject of whatever’s on my hand….

At 8 p.m. the ritual burning of the Bill of Rights. Except for the Second Amendment.

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Nancy

The similarity in parody between Jon Stewart and Gryson is uncanny. They both exaggerate the truth to drive their point home. He hit the nail on the head in this article in the same way Jon Stewart does. I’m sure the extreme right will find this as offensive as they did with the interview between Comedy Central and the “ex” GOP executive committee member Don Yelton, whom was fired after the interview aired. And why was he fired after the interview aired? Because he spoke the truth and the GOP fired Mr. Yelton for publicly stating what the GOP thinks. Grayson’s comments are meant to be humors however he’s point on with the extreme rights current politics.

New Arizona Traveler

If you have to make excuses for the "man" you elected, you elected the wrong "man".

And you know it whats more-

BTW, until Florida rids itself of this hateful anti-american, me and my money will winter in Arizona

Real American

Democrats own the Klu Klux Klan, and the Confederate flag, they always have and they always will. More then a hundred years of violent and evil history belongs to the Democratic party. Up until John F. Kennedy they stood firm for racial inequality,and separations of race. I can remember this so well when I visited New Orleans in 1959. There where separate eating areas and separate bathrooms for blacks everywhere in the Democratic run city that was just one example of thousands.

harry Houdini

Grayson is really "off his rocker." Seriously, he is a certified nut case who is not interested in compromise or reaching across the aisle. Strange that the Democrats charge that the Republicans won't work together with them for the benefit of the American citizens when they can't even shut down this raving maniac.

Grayson, give me a "fuc-ing break!

MikeMitc21

I would be embarrassed to part of the political party that claims this idiot as one of their own. Preach tolerance, and talk hate...how does that coincide with "more civility in our politics" statements from the Dem leadership...no repercussions, only praise and applause from the party faithful to ridiculous, over the top statements like this.

StPete

Grayson is hilarious, and based on the howls of rage and fury from the baggers, trolls and fools commenting on this page I'd say he was spot on with his barbs and his humor... not that members of the tea party or GOP would get the joke, after all it's on them. LOL

Emily

Awesome! Finally a Democrat who has the balls to tell the truth. Although I personally think that the Tea Party bears more resemblance to the Nazis than the KKK. check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqfTTCIaTyY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUjNxszyFPasDdRoD9J6X-sw

CB

Grayson = Nut Job!

CB

Emily - You're crazy as well. KKK has always been and will always be Democrats - and to imply that those who are against higher taxation are that of Nazis, impeaches your comments as legitimate. You refer to a Youtube diatribe as a serious reference/cite? Why not just use Wikipedia? Lame, and highly non-critical manner of thinking. I digress, you're a liberal!

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