Florida seems a most unfortunate place of late. They are infamous for Republican election theft, racist voter purges, a governor that demands drug testing so his own drug testing lab will profit, and the list goes on. But Florida has some great things too, and one of those things is Alan Grayson!
Rep. Alan Grayson appeared on Al Sharpton’s show to speak the truth about the Tea Party last week…
…Then he sent out a fundraising email, which apparently caught the attention of a
Matt Gorman, rapid response director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, denounced Grayson’s fundraising tactics.
“There’s no excuse for the hateful words and imagery used by Congressman Grayson,” he said in a statement. “House Democrats should swiftly and strongly condemn him and return the money he has raised for them. This hate-filled rhetoric has Americans fed up with Washington.”
Grayson defended the email in a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying the tea party has long used racist and insensitive terms and imagery to refer to African Americans, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and gays.
“[T]here is overwhelming evidence that the Tea Party is the home of bigotry and discrimination in America today, just as the KKK was for an earlier generation,” Grayson said. “If the shoe fits, wear it.”
And hey, let’s not forget that just a few days earlier we had Larry Klayman out there with his Confederate flag pals calling for the President to put down his Koran and come out with his hands up. Nothing racist about that.
Inserted from <Crooks and Liars>
This is one of those rare cases that I have o say that perhaps Alan should apologize. He was slightly unfair to the Ku Klux Klan, when he compared them to the Tea Party. Alan remains the best Florida has to offer.