Do you ever get the feeling that Tea Party Republicans see the phrase “Ignorance Is Bliss” as a Mission Statement?


This is how the republicans act when they don't get their way!

I received this in my mail this morning and apparently the right want to punch Alan Grayson in the face and has even offered money for someone to do it. Do we really want the republican party of Violence and Hate in control of our Country again? Help Alan Punch back with any amount of donation you can. If you are not able to donate at least share and get the word out that we are NOT going to tolerate the republican threats anymore! See why they are so mad! His speech to Congress yesterday was amazing! ~Mem

The Republican establishment wants to punch me in the face. Teach them that when they try to punch, we punch back.

Dear Memory,

They may not have a health plan. Or a jobs plan. Or a peace plan. But they do have a plan.

Here is the Republican plan:

"I'll give $100 to first Rep. who punches smary [sic] idiot Alan Grayson in nose."

That incitement to violence was tweeted yesterday, by Dan Gainor. Who is Dan Gainor? The Vice President of the Media Research Center (MRC). MRC is a right-wing Washington slur tank that glorifies Big Business in its "Business and Media Institute." It is a $6 million lie factory, blessed by Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter.

And in case you missed the point, Gainor later tweeted, "I'd love to see the video."

Why is the D.C. Republican Establishment so angry at me? Because I stood up on the Floor of the House last night, and demanded that the Republicans release unemployment insurance. I demanded that the Republicans stop pushing people out of their homes to live in their cars, and that they stop taking food out of the mouths of children.

I'm not going to give up fighting just because they want to punch me, but I've got a tough race, and I need your help getting the money I need to win. I went on Ed Schultz's show on MSNBC to talk about all this.

This is their response. This is how the right wing does it. They pay people to clean for them, to cook for them, to drive for them, and now:

To punch for them. Or, more specifically, to punch me for them.

We knew they're crazy. It turns out that they're also lazy. Too lazy to throw a punch themselves.

So here they are, inciting violence against our elected officials. Just as they did during the healthcare debate, when many of my Democratic colleagues - and my five-year-old son -- got a death threat.

But they're forgetting something. Something very important.

We punch back. We punch back with our votes, and our voices. And we will be heard.

Watch the video and punch back with me now by donating $5 or more.

Thanks for your support.


Alan Grayson

Update On Threats:

Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 6:15 AM

Dear Memory:

One day, a Republican operative offers $100 to anyone who'll punch me in the nose.

The next day, I get a death threat.

After Fox News spewed its usual clownish hatred about me yesterday, my office received a call. The caller told our receptionist - a young intern - that "10 people are going to kill the Congressman within 24 hours." We gave the information to the Capitol Police; they are investigating.

Fox. You'd think that they would have learned their lesson after Dr. George Tiller was killed. And they did learn a lesson: a lesson in killing.

And why? Because I told the truth: the truth that by stalling on unemployment insurance, right-wingers revealed themselves to be heartless, selfish wretches, who have been taking food out of the mouths of children.

Am I the only one who has noticed this? Because if you're with me on this, I'd like your support. I need your support.

First threatened assault. Then threatened murder. Do you see how they ratchet up the bullying, and try to cow us?

In his poem "The Second Coming," the Irish poet William Butler Yeats described a time like ours as the "widening gyre." A time when "the centre cannot hold."

A time when "anarchy is loosed upon the world."

A time when "the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." Up to, and including, death threats on Members of Congress.

But we have to stand up, and we have to fight back. Because what is at stake is . . . everything.

Please, support our campaign. Stand with me. Fight back.


Congressman Alan Grayson

TURNING and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

William Butler Yeats, "The Second Coming"

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