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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Grayson Incites Publicity

Had anyone outside of 8th Congressional District in Florida heard of Alan Grayson prior to Grayson's rant that Republicans want people to "die quickly"?

Using the standard of causation employed by Nancy Pelosi, Patrick Kennedy, the nutroots, and other Democrats, Grayson is inciting violence against Republicans. After all, if Republicans are killing people in a "holocaust" (Grayson's term), shouldn't people do whatever it takes to stop the Republican holocaust? Using Nancy Pelosi's logic, Grayson will have blood on his hands if a single Republican, anywhere under any circumstances, is attacked.

But I don't think Alan Grayson intended to incite violence. Rather, Grayson's strategy appears to be to incite campaign contributions and publicity. Make no mistake, this is a strategy. Unlike Joe Wilson's spontaneous combustion, Grayson made his pitch on the floor of the House with charts and prepared sound bites.

And this may be a good short-term strategy for a freshman Democrat Congressman in a traditionally Republican District. Make yourself the darling of the Left, raise money, then make some more outrageous statements, then raise more money.

And it is working. Over $100,000 has been raised for Grayson by left-wing internet sources in the past two days. More important, Grayson's star has been born in the nutroots universe. Grayson is the darling of the Left for having spoken supposed truth to power, except that Democrats already have all the power. Maybe Grayson should have chanted, "Max Baucus wants to kill your babies!" Or is it grandparents?

For a no-name, done-nothing, who-in-the-world-is-this-guy Congressman, that's pretty good for a day's work.

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  1. I think you're on to something--he's trying to provoke a controversy in hopes of getting a huge influx of money like Wilson got. But considering how the rest of his party acts, this really doesn't even stand out all that much. I mean, really, is there a member of their party leadership that *hasn't* made a Nazi reference in the last 2 months?
    Truth is, his district isn't liberal, and he only won because Rick Keller so thoroughly be-clowned himself as a weasely backstabber on Iraq (I was in Orlando, and local talk radio crucified him for it). And he still needed the anti-GOP tsunami to drag him across the finish line.

  2. "No name, done nothing, who in the world is this guy??? "

    I know a certain president who fits the same criteria.

    And yer darn tootin.... the strategy is intentional.

    It works on a particular segment of the populace that requires anger and competition (testosterone high) as a form of motivation. Once aroused, they like to send mom and dad's hard earned $$$ in support of their latest 'American Idols."

    Or to defeat the other team's "idols."

    I am afraid it's all a game to these schmucks. And we are in for a lot more of this kinda grandstanding in the run up to 2010.