Appearing on the Ed Show, Alan Grayson said Pres. George W. Bush let the 9/11 attacks happen. He said it was because Bush went on vacation in August.
Not only did Alan Grayson tell Dick Cheney to “STFU,” he also made a joke about Pres. Bush and Saudi Prince Abdullah, saying that if Bush had let the Prince get to second base, gasoline might be a dollar a gallon.
Alan Grayson once compared former Vice President Dick Cheney to a vampire. He said Cheney had “blood that drips from his teeth while he’s talking,” and questioned why Cheney didn’t just turn into a bat and fly away after his remarks.
In a September 2009 interview on the Alex Jones radio show, Grayson called Linda Robertson, a lobbyist who opposed his plan to audit the federal reserve, a “K Street whore.” His spokesman then defended the comments.
In September of 2009, Grayson accused Republicans of wanting people to “die quickly.” Instead of apologizing to them, he claimed there was a “holocaust in America.”
Grayson also called Republicans “knuckle-dragging Neanderthals” with regards to their policy decisions. He refused to apologize for his remarks.
In an October 2009 interview on the Rachel Maddow show, Grayson compared himself to Jesus and the Republican Party to Judas when he wondered how much “30 pieces of silver” they would use in the race to try and beat him.
In October of 2013, Grayson sent out a campaign fundraising email comparing the Tea Party movement to the Ku Klux Klan. The email has an image of a burning cross and two KKK-like figures in the background, with the cross used as the “T” in “Tea Party.”
In a September 2010 campaign ad, Grayson called his opponent, Daniel Webster, “Taliban Dan,” claiming Webster was akin to the Taliban in his religious extremism. However, politifact.com found no evidence in anything Webster has said to indicate the remarks Grayson claims he made.
After losing his 2010 house race to Daniel Webster in a landslide, Alan Grayson would later refer to Webster’s financial backers as “fundamentally selfish and evil people.”
Instead of apologizing for comparing the Tea Party to the KKK, Alan Grayson said “if the hood fits, wear it.”
Alan Grayson didn’t stop with the Tea Party-KKK comparisons. He later said that the Tea Party “is no more popular than the Klan,” and called for every single one of their ousters from the US government.
When pressed on his Tea Party-KKK comparisons, Grayson refused to back down, calling it “truth” and that “it needed to be done.” He said that his ad with the burning cross didn’t go too far in making a comparison.
When an MSNBC host challenged Alan Grayson on his Tea Party-KKK analogy, Grayson shot back and called the host a Tea Party “collaborator.”
When asked in an interview to comment on Ted Cruz receiving the Statesman of the Year award for Sarasota County (not in Grayson’s district), Grayson said that Cruz represented the parts of the Republican party that’s “trying to hasten the apocalypse.” He then said Cruz was trying to create a “mass suicide cult” in the Tea Party.
After winning his seat, Alan Grayson called for compromise between parties, saying “it shouldn’t always be D verses R.” His hypocrisy shows, given that he might have been and still is the most vocal democrat in attacking the whole Republican Party with personal shots.
In a fundraising email, Alan Grayson distorted an image of Paul Ryan to look like a monkey. He also accused Paul Ryan of wanting to eliminate every Medicare and Medicaid guaranteed benefit.
Grayson opposes American military action at nearly every turn, most recently against the growing threat of ISIS. Despite the growing power of the new terrorist group, Grayson said that under no circumstances should we fight back against them.
Instead of making a statement about or honoring those who have passed on 9/11 this year, Alan Grayson used the day to accuse Cheney of being culpable for 100,000 deaths, advertise his own article about foreign corporations, and then say that the house of representatives ignoring his legislation is what allowed the Ferguson crisis to happen.