By Tom Tillison
Central Florida, you know not what you may have done!
Now that Alan Grayson is no longer encumbered by the mundane responsibilities of destroying America one vote at a time as a U.S. Congressman, is it possible…egad, that he’s contemplating a primary challenge against Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for POTUS?
The Internet is abuzz with just such a rumor. Seems the question is who would be crazy enough – or foolhardy enough – to make a kamikaze run against Obama, and surprise, surprise, Grayson’s name keeps coming up!
Apparently, the bright folks on the extreme far left think the war in Afghanistan could be a deciding factor in the 2012 election and Grayson has long been an outspoken advocate of the ‘war on terror’, now known as the ‘overseas contingency operation’. At one point, he even sported a bumper sticker reading; “Bush Lied, People Died”.
Interestingly, Grayson’s been strangely very quiet while Obama has continued virtually every Bush policy addressing these conflicts.
Challenging a sitting Democratic president over an unpopular conflict has happened before. In 1968, the insurgent, anti-Vietnam War primary challenges by Sen. Eugene McCarthy and, later, Sen. Robert Kennedy, drove incumbent LBJ out of the race.
I do have a word of advice to the far left, though; it’s the economy, stupid!
Actually, this whole idea appears to be little more than a ploy to force Obama further to the left, particularly in the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, however, these folks don’t know Grayson like we know Grayson! Heck, he still hasn’t accepted responsibility for his thunderous defeat in the D8 race, blaming everything from the Democrat Party to the weather for the results.
Seems he just can’t accept that people see him as a lousy human being. Which means he just may take this primary challenge seriously!
He certainly has the ability to cause far left wing nuts to part with their government issued cash, having raised $5 million during his congressional race. Heaven knows he has the ego to consider a presidential run.
And with his propensity to say really stupid things and MSNBC’s ongoing facination with him, he certainly has the abilty to further his name recognition.
On Lawrence O’Donnell’s MSNBC show, “The Last Word,” Grayson was coy, declining to say whether he would be willing to make a run, although he said some challenge to the president from the left would make him happy.
President Grayson…ughhh, perish the thought! The very idea is just too disturbing. It’s said that we get the government we deserve, but do we Americans deserve this? And what will the rest of the country think of us for unleashing Grayson upon them in our selfish desire to rid ourselves of this menace?
Alan Grayson…President…reminds me of a Jack Nicholson line in the movie ‘As Good As It Gets’;
“Where do they teach you to talk like this? In some Panama City sailor wana hump hump bar or is this getaway day, and your last shot at his whiskey. Sell crazy someplace else, we’re all stocked up …”
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