Democratic Congressperson Re-Introduces Civility to House Floor, Says GOP Wants You to "Die Quickly!"
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla) sure does seem to have a way with posterboards, doesn't he?
After saying he was inspired to read the Republican health care plan by the paper-waving GOP lawmakers at Obama's recent address, Grayson summed up his findings with a few simple pieces of posterboard.
"The Republican health care plan: don't get sick," he said. But, he added,"The Republicans have a back up plan in case you do get sick … This is what the Republicans want you to do. If you get sick America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly!"
In the midst of this loud and divisive battle over health care reform, you really gotta respect that kind of sober and thoughtful debating (especially since he decided against using his original fourth placard). Because that's a pretty fair assessment of what Republicans wants for Americans, right? A quick
House Republicans were, however, shocked by Grayson's presentation. Heavens to Murgatroyd! Those conservative gentlemen had never heard such partisan promulgation! Why, they were practically struck down with the vapors…
"That is about the most mean-spirited partisan statement that I've ever heard made on this floor, and I, for one, don't appreciate it," said Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-Tenn.).
Somebody get that man and iced tea! Stat! And don't forget the mint!
Anyway, you can bet your bottom dollar that the irony-enriched party leadership are going to take this not-at-all-Republican-esque affront lying down…
Taking a page from Democrats who disciplined Rep. Joe "You Lie" Wilson earlier this month, Republicans are seeking their own pound of flesh…
Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, who heads the party's conservative Republican Study Committee, was planning to introduce a "resolution of disapproval" over Grayson's behavior that mirrors one Democrats approved against Wilson. Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Republican leader John Boehner, said Boehner supports the resolution.
I'm so glad our Founding Fathers had the foresight to declare that Congress should be filled with adults.
Tags: Alan Grayson, Florida, Health Care, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Michael Steele, Tom Price