It’s bad enough this maniac isn’t a pariah among Democrats, but does ABC News have to give him a platform to spew his unhinged conspiracy theories and hate speech? It speaks volumes that most Democratic Party leaders haven’t condemned him, although that’s no surprise since they clearly agree with him.
Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., is defying criticism from Republicans and fellow Democrats for comparing the Tea Party to the KKK, saying he is “calling them out on their hate” and that it “needs to be done.”
Grayson ramped up his attack on the Tea Party after he was rebuked by Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel as well as from the GOP.
But Grayson was unapologetic.
“I’m calling them out for their hate,” Grayson said. “That’s not wrong. That needs to be done. It’s the only way to end it.”
He also went a step further Wednesday, attacking the Tea Party for being engaged in hate speech, prejudice, discrimination, racism and even warned that they could resort to violence.
Of course he supplies zero examples of the so-called hate speech and discrimination from the Tea Party, and naturally the “reporter” isn’t asking. It’s amusing though, ever since the Tea Party sprang up there isn’t a single example of violence from them, although we’re repeatedly warned there will be. Heck, it’s become the kneejerk response any time there’s a major shooting incident, and never, not a single time, has the Tea Party been even remotely connected.
Yet assholes like Grayson get free reign to spew insane rhetoric.
Taylor Budowich, executive director of the Tea Party Express, accused Grayson of engaging in “hate speech.”
“Congressman Alan Grayson has lost it,” Budowich told ABC News. “For years now, he has been widely recognized as a nut, but this most recent hate speech is frightening, to say the least.”
He said that Grayson’s controversial comments contrast with President Obama’s calls for “civility and bipartanship.”
“There needs to be an adult in the room that stands up for civility and tells these guys to knock it off. I would hope that would be President Obama. Unfortunately, he has been MIA, while his party’s disgusting rhetoric spins out-of-control,” Budowich said.
As everyone knows Obama is obsessed with the Tea Party, even unleashing the IRS on them for years now. Yet the media yawns, since what Grayson says is basically mainstream liberal thought.
“No, it doesn’t go too far because the essence of both unfortunately is an undue openness to racism, to bigotry, to prejudice,” Grayson said in regards to the email. “In fact generations ago, the KKK was the home of that sentiment and all too often today we see the Tea Party being the home of that sentiment.”
He’s not even historically accurate, of course, but why should that stop him? Believe it or not, he gets even crazier:
WFTV also asked the often controversial congressman if the comparison between the Tea Party and KKK was unfair since the KKK would often use violence and intimidation to project their message, and that the Tea Party has not acted violently. But, according to Grayson, the right wing political group is not far from using violent measures.
“Not yet,” he said. “You may recall that there were people that brought automatic weapons to president’s speeches. What were they trying to convey? They were members of the Tea Party.”
Again, there’s not a shred of truth to anything he’s saying. Does the reporter call him on it? Of course not.