Just when you think Alan Grayson can’t get any more bizarre, he goes on the pro-Obama cable network MSNBC and accuses the host of collaborating with the tea party.
In the wake of a hate-filled fundraising email that likened the tea party to the KKK, complete with the fiery image of a burning cross, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir called out the Florida Democrat for comparing racist epithets with actual racial violence, according to Newsbusters.
Grayson, probably not expecting push-back, avoided the question by saying the tea party is the home of bigotry and discrimination, just as the KKK once was.
In driving home his point, Bashir mentioned the deaths of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964, and asked Grayson: “How many young black and white civil rights workers has the Tea Party lynched?”
While saying some analogies are “imperfect,” Grayson insisted his point was “valid.” Surprisingly, Bashir persisted and having run out of wiggle room, the eccentric congressman then accused the host of being a racist:
“And the point I’m making to you, Martin, is that if you don’t speak out against it, then in effect, you’re collaborating with it. And, in fact, if you give someone like me a hard time for speaking out against it, then maybe you’re collaborating with it.”
Keep in mind that Bashir is no stranger to exploiting racial animosity, having once said: “Republicans are using [the IRS scandal] as their latest weapon in the war against the black man in the White House.”
It’s always a joy to watch the far left turn on one of their own: