Via David Freddoso’s Conservative Intel comes the news we’re now being named in fundraising emails from that maniac Alan Grayson. So very humbling. We’ll just keep the important part, so go check out he entire desperate letter at the link.
I understand that you have to have a thick skin to be in politics. But I’m starting to think that I need an elephant’s hide. Or a flak jacket. Or both.
Recently, Tea Party star Joe the Plumber called me a “piece of nose slime.” Former Rep. Allen West revealed on national television that he “prays for my defeat.” Fox News propagandist Bill O’Reilly called me “crazy.” Former Gov. Mike Huckabee called my supporters “sick puppies.” So how long was it going to be, before national radio host Mark Levin chimed in and called me a “circus clown”?
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For what it’s worth, I like circus clowns. I love the way that dozens of them pop out of those tiny little cars. My kids enjoy the suitcase gags, the juggling, and the magic tricks. But regardless of my affection for circus clowns, I am not one of them. Rather, I am a progressive, and the “most effective Member of Congress,” according to Slate magazine. Which is precisely why Mark Levin is calling me a circus clown. If I weren’t so effective, then they would ignore me.
And Mark Levin has an audience – a gullible audience, but nevertheless, an audience. Each week, 7.5 million people listen to his radio show. That’s the same number as Glenn Beck’s.
Lest you think that this is an isolated instance, an anomaly of some kind, here are some other harsh terms that right-wingers have flung at me during the merry month of March alone:
- “Chief Maggot of All Liberal Lowlifes” (Downtrend.com)
- “loudmouthed maverick liberal” (Gawker.com)
- “pretty big POS” (FireAndreaMitchell.com)
- “bad caveman” (AngryWhiteDude.com)
- “loathsome pest” (Downtrend.com again)
- “Lunatic” (“Jammie Wearing Fools”)
- “Shrek look-a-like” (SatireWorld.com)
I know what you may be thinking: “Sticks and stones will break Alan’s bones, but names will never hurt him.” Except they will hurt, because the website Gawker.com has over four million visitors each month. Downtrend.com has had over a million. These right-wing TV shows, radio shows and websites are running a conscious and coordinated smear campaign to prevent my reelection.
Frankly, calling him a lunatic is fairly tame. We’d upgrade the insults but this is a family-friendly site. Oh, and we haven’t coordinated with anyone, by the way. It’s quite obvious to many Grayson’s out of his mind and makes an easy target. That’s his problem.