Florida’s Grayson: It’s Bush’s fault UPDATE: Video

After keeping a fairly low profile for a few months, Congressman Alan Grayson (D. Fl.) is at it again. Remember Grayson? If you are lucky, you don’t, but, let me ruin your day and remind you.

He’s the guy who pointed (and still does) to a totally discredited “study” to claim that 45,000 people die every day because the don’t have health insurance.  And the guy who sued a fellow Floridian for establishing a web site entitled “my congressman is nuts”.  Grayson’s web site is “congressman with guts”.  And the guy who, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision, introduced legislation that would put a 500% excise tax on all corporate political donations.

In an interview on MSNBC Thursday night, Grayson took the opportunity to defend the construction of the proposed mosque on ground zero.  No surprise there, but his comments give brand new meaning to the word bizarre.  Here’s a sample.

[The people who died on 9/11] were disgraced by a president who let it happen..

Yup, 9/11 was Bush’s fault.  Should you doubt me, Grayson went on to say:

Who really let down those people on 9/11?  Was it Barack Obama?  Was it the people who want to build some kind of health club in downtown New York?  Or was it the President of the United States right then, George W. Bush? [emphasis supplied]

So, 9/11 was Bush’s fault, but who is the real culprit?  None other than Fox News.

One of the fundamental problems is Fox.  Fox News has turned into Monty Python’s Lying Circus…all day long they spew lies out and it’s a threat to this country.

You can watch the entire interview at the above link here should you have the stomach to do so.  But, here is what we do know thanks to Congressman Grayson.  9/11 was Bush’s fault, the Imam is simply trying to build a health club, and Fox News is an enemy of the state.

Do you think it’s something in the water?

UPDATE (Jim) Hey … it’s not just Grayson. Try this on for style with Democrat strategist Steve McMahon.


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  1. Dimsdale on August 21, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Ah, so Grayson is a truther!  No doubt his website is plastered with evidence to back up his accusations.  And I am sure he can back up his statements about Fox.  It should be easy, and would lend him some legitimacy which he now so sorely lacks.


    This guy is starting to make Al Franken look reasonable (look, anyway)!  I bet he salivates profusely when he says "Bush".  Maybe he should change the website motto to: "A congressman that makes you spew your guts"…


    Notice how Democrats become more bizarre as they approach their political twilight?

  2. TomL on August 21, 2010 at 5:20 am

    OMG, a health club in NY, 9/11 is Bush's fault and then he insults people's intelligence by saying if you listen to Fox news you become indoctrinated by the lies. I don't know what bothers me more grayson or the moron Ed knowing that grayson is whacked lets him spew that crap and was going to ask him about if people thought obama came from mars would we think he was a martian. No wonder nobody is watching the news anymore. If thats the best they got I'll get my info from our blogs at least we all come up with facts that can be checked and reasonably debated. Grayson has a Harvard education and his parents were teachers I guess I shouldn't be shocked but WTF. SOS I don't think it's the water I think he needs a tin foil hat.    

    d knowing that grayson has no

  3. Dimsdale on August 21, 2010 at 6:18 am

    I find that Harvard graduates have the highest proclivity to throw their own feces (verbal or otherwise) at others of all the Ivy League colleges.


    Case in point.

    • TomL on August 21, 2010 at 7:35 am

      Dims your right, seems as if everyone in the administration is from Harvard and they've been throwing crap at us since they got in.

  4. BEA on August 21, 2010 at 6:48 am

    President Bush is to blame…heard it before.

    Fox News is enemy of the state, spewing out lies…old news.

    BUT oh, I didn't realize…it's just an athletic club!! Well then…no need for all the fuss…they should have said so in the first place!! So glad I can rely on Sen. Grayson for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!! Whew!!

  5. winnie888 on August 21, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Well, now…if it's an "athletic club", I hope those muslims who go to the call to prayer there 5x a day do not lay down their prayer rugs on a moving treadmill…..(just getting the visual now, and giggling)  😀

    • winnie888 on August 21, 2010 at 7:26 am

      excuse moi…meant to say "health club"….

  6. scottm on August 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

    It wasn't Bush's fault or anybody elses, they came up with a brilliant plan that caught us off guard. 

    • Dimsdale on August 21, 2010 at 5:05 pm

      I might go with ingenious rather than brilliant.  As they say, the terrorists only have to be successful once; we have to be successful every time.

    • scottm on August 23, 2010 at 3:30 am

      Dims, sorry if my choice of words was not to your liking.  This was the first time I stuck up for that idiot Bush and you shot a hole through it.  Now I have no choice but to trash him every chance I get.

  7. chris-os on August 22, 2010 at 3:52 am

    OK, Grayson and others need to start calling Fox out for what it is – a propaganda outfit, which is run in part from foreign countries, which has won the legal right to lie to the American public.

    Fox, to put it clearly and bluntly, is, as an entity, an enemy of the state. Our country has been brought to its knees by the relentless messaging coming from that corner, and if authoritative leaders don't call it out and name it for what it is, it'll keep stabbing the nation in the back, over, and over, and over.

    • TomL on August 22, 2010 at 4:43 am

      Chris you believe what the left feeds you, are you forgetting the Journolist debacle, shouldn't they be called an enemy of the Republic? Our country has been brought to its knees by an inept administration that was able to be voted in because of the far left media not reporting accurately or fairly. you know fair and balanced reporting so we can hear both sides and make an informed decision. If that nut job grayson is where you you think reliable info comes from then Beck is right we are doomed.  

    • chris-os on August 22, 2010 at 5:22 am

      "an inept administration that was able to be voted in because of the far left media not reporting accurately or fairly"

      Voted in by the far left media? Puh-leeze!

      The administration was voted in because of the Great Recession of 2008 due to falied Repub policies. For the last two years the little republicans have had a temper tantrum because they were defeated. This temper tantrum was manifest in not doing anything for Americans. The republicans not only didn’t have any ideas for cleaning up the mess they created but had every intention of making it worse.

      The republican record is failure; failure in Iraq, Afghanistan, the economy and regulating oil companies.

    • Dimsdale on August 22, 2010 at 5:33 am

      I think you need to be revealed for being a "Foxer", chris!  From my perspective, the acts of commission and omission make them propaganda outfits.  It is all a matter of perspective.


      Consider if you will your statement "The administration was voted in because of the Great Recession of 2008 due to falied Repub policies."  Well, if the Dems lose big in November, you will be able to say the same, won't you?


      You really have to lay off the Kool Aid.

    • chris-os on August 23, 2010 at 4:08 am

      LOL Dims

      There are , on average, 2 blog topics a day which=14 topics/week.

      You insist on being first to comment-agreeing with everything here-everything-never a dissenting opinion!

      I find that amazing! And yet, you say I am a kool-aide drinker?!

    • winnie888 on August 23, 2010 at 12:30 am


      "Unless you marry intention to action, you end up with only a brief affair."

      I see no proof that the Republicans had "every intention of making it worse".  Has Obama brought the country to its knees, though? 

      IMHO, yes indeedy he has…and he's only just begun!  I'm holding on for the ride of my life.  And I promise to be gracious in my comments when his failed economic policies turn the U.S. into cold war Soviet Union, or worse yet, everyone-has-health-care-Cuba.  I hate the adage, but "only time will tell".

  8. scottm on August 22, 2010 at 5:06 am

    News corp, the parent company of Fox noise is partially owned (7 percent) by Saudi prince Alwaleed Bin Talal.  Maybe that explains why they fight efforts to move America away from oil dependancy.  That and their millions contributed to the Republican party makes a mockery of their "Fair and Balanced" joke. 

    • Dimsdale on August 22, 2010 at 10:34 am

      If they offset the liberal bias of the rest of the media, then they provide fairness and balance, even if you don’t like it.

  9. chris-os on August 22, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Fox is not even a propaganda machine any longer. With it's $1 million donation to the Repub Gov Assoc. it is now evolved into a funding machine for electing republicans.

    • scottm on August 22, 2010 at 9:29 am

      Chris I came across a quote and I just had to share it with you.   "Fox news is an endless infomercial for the republican party posing as a news service"  That pretty much sums it up.

    • Dimsdale on August 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm

      Most people reference their quotes.  How about you?  I would like to consider the source.

    • scottm on August 23, 2010 at 3:44 am

      Dims, there was no name, it was just a post in response to an interview Fox noise did with a "real" ex-terrorist who claimed to be a former Palestinian terrorist and is now a Christian.  He talked about how Obama is a Muslim with terrorist ties, the usual Fox noise garbage.  He also talked about his past which included blowing up a bank in Israel which turned out to be false.  I suspect it was really Glen Beck with a spray-on tan, sunglasses and a dark wig.

    • scottm on August 22, 2010 at 11:10 am

      Agreed, the Rebublican’s should be paying them for furthering their agenda.? Anyone who is moved by Glenn Beck’s rants needs to change their meds.

    • TomL on August 22, 2010 at 6:40 am

      If you want to be informed you read or listen to all and draw you own conclusions, thats what right thinking people would do. 

      Scott you mean the CBS, ABC and the rest don't have stock owned in any large units by anyone else. I'll bet the Prince owns stock in them too, and probably GE which also owns NBC.

  10. scottm on August 22, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Tom, I looked it up and he does not own stock in any of the other networks.  Keep in mind that this is the guy who offered 10 million dollars to the 9/11 fund but was turned down by Rudy Guiliani.  Everyone praised Guiliani at the time but now the prince is helping fox noise determine their views on energy policy among other things.  I guess time heals all wounds, or is it money.

    • TomL on August 22, 2010 at 7:23 am

      All I'm saying is these are publicly traded stocks. You don't get to pick and chose who buys them. I don't think 7% gets you enough influence to determine views.

    • scottm on August 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm

      He is the 2nd largest shareholder next to?Rupert Murdoch, 2.3 billion dollars worth, I think that would give him some say into what is broadcast.? He has also contributed to the council on american-islamic relations which?Pamela Geller of fox noise has called a terrorist group and is headed by the Imam who wants to build the?”Terror Mosque”?in lower Manhattan.? I guess that means that fixed news is contributing to terrorism.

    • Dimsdale on August 22, 2010 at 2:44 pm

      "Thinking" is not the same as knowing.

    • Dimsdale on August 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm

      I don't recall.  Did Murdock or anyone from Fox bow to him?  🙂

    • scottm on August 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm

      Murdock may have bowed to him but more than likely they held hands while strolling along,  Such as Bush did at the white house.

    • Dimsdale on August 23, 2010 at 10:10 am

      You do know that the hand holding was a Saudi custom, and done out of politeness, and, apparently futility (about lowering oil prices).


      Just another reason not to go to Saudi Arabia….

  11. TomL on August 22, 2010 at 10:02 am

    That gives him no say, what it means is he knows a good investment when he see's it. Must be a capitalist.

  12. Tim-in-Alabama on August 23, 2010 at 3:56 am

    How's that hate and rage working out for your Fox News bashers?

  13. scottm on August 23, 2010 at 4:03 am

    I suspect a lot of the people are tuning in for a laugh.  It's like watching a poorly rehearsed episode of the Brady Bunch, the blonde women who all seem to have the same hair style, the dark haired men, the stupid jokes that they try to laugh at on cue.  They all have the perfect smile which sometimes is flashed off-cue, it's comical.  Of course they throw in an occasional liberal such as Geraldo Rivera who was laughed off of every other network, he commands a lot of respect.

    • chris-os on August 23, 2010 at 4:57 am

      And Geraldo has to toe the Faux news line, too.

      Watched last night. had his no-talent brother running around the protesters of the Muslim Community center in NYC last night, maling it seem like all the city was out.

      Actually, there were 700 protesters, 350 for, 350 against-in a city of 7 million.

      When 1 million showed up to protest Bush' war in Iraq-crickets.


    • Dimsdale on August 23, 2010 at 10:03 am

      You aren't implying that Geraldo has talent, are you?

    • scottm on August 23, 2010 at 11:11 am

      Maybe they can protest at Al Capone's vault. 

    • Dimsdale on August 23, 2010 at 9:59 am

      Again, suspicions aren't facts.  I could say that watching network news or reading the times is just a form of morbid curiosity, but that wouldn't make it true.  They could hire ugly talking heads like MSNBC, but how would that make them more newsworthy?


      You two do realize that you are contributing to Fox's numbers by watching, right?  You should turn it off in protest!!

    • scottm on August 23, 2010 at 11:03 am

      I rarely watch Fox noise other than on the Daily Show when John Stewart points out how biased and ridiculous they are.  But I have to admit I was watching when one of their Robo-blonde commentators switched to the weather which had another Robo-blonde forecaster that could have been her identical twin.  I'm beginning to think they are androids sent here from another planet to brainwash mankind.

  14. PatRiot on August 23, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I think Grayson and "I can assault interviewers" Etheridge should be checked for substance abuse. 

    Grayson is an embarrassment.

  15. TomL on August 23, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Scott I see where your coming from, if you can't produce the facts to prove a point you lefty's always go to spewing hatred. I guess you can't figure out how to work the remote to change the channel and your mother won't go downstairs into the basement to do it for you.

    • scottm on August 23, 2010 at 11:25 am

      Sorry Tom, I must have struck a raw nerve, I didn't realize you were a member of the Glenn Beck fan club.  In case you failed to notice, there's plenty of hatred spewing from the right.

  16. TomL on August 23, 2010 at 11:32 am

    No just taking your approach to see how it feels.


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