Humor is a much more effective tool than rage, I believe.
Alan Grayson likes to make jokes about the Republicans...If he doesn't win a
seat as Florida's representative, maybe he'll win a spot on "Last Congressman
Standing" or "America's Got James Talent":
A few weeks ago, the Florida Democratic Party invited Alan Grayson to be the
keynote speaker at the first meeting of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of
Florida. At 8 a.m., it was standing-room-only, as hundreds of people tried to
squeeze into the event.
Alan spoke for almost half an hour, without any notes. Our campaign didn't
record it, but some brave soul in the audience did, and then posted segments
of it on YouTube. So we can offer you Twenty Minutes of Grayson, in pieces,
starting here [
Alan began by talking about the Republican presidential candidates. Here is
some of what he said:
*Sarah Palin:* "I was disappointed that Sarah Palin was not running. But I
understood why. She realized that she count not fit the Oath of Office on her
*Mitt Romney:* "There's somebody who spends all day trying to figure out
whether he should flip or flop."
*Herman Cain: * "I hope he gets the nomination because clearly, if both
parties nominate African-Americans, every racist in this country will have to
commit suicide. . . . What is his business genius? That he paid people $8 an
hour to deliver $15 pizzas."
*Rick Perry:* "Rick Perry tried to pick a fist fight with Ron Paul on
national TV. A 76-year-old man. He doesn't want to just cut Social Security.
He wants to beat up everyone on Social Security."
*Newt Gingrich:* "Somebody said to me recently, 'I actually listened to Newt
Gingrich, and he sounded really crazy to me.' I said, 'Look, Newt Gingrich has
been listening to Newt Gingrich for 68 years. If you listened to Newt Gingrich
for 68 years, wouldn't you be crazy?'"
*Ron Paul: *"I'm going to disregard Ron Paul, because everyone else does."
*Michele Bachmann:* "I'm not going to say anything about her, because we
actually have an agreement between ourselves. The agreement is that if I don't
tell the truth about her, she won't lie about me."
*What They Have in Common: *"Their favorite TV show is 'Father Knows Best.' .
. . And to show how 'groovy' and 'with it' they are, their favorite song is
Jefferson Airplane's 'Don't You Need Somebody to Hate.'"
*And this:* "Last time, the [Republican] nominee was named McCain. Now the
person who is leading in their race is named Cain. You have to consider the
possibility that it's because of the name.
"You have to consider that possibility. It might just be the name.
"And what is that story? I mean, think about it. Why would they be so
attracted to somebody named Cain? As I recall the story, he killed his brother
with the jawbone of a donkey, which probably meant he wanted to blame it on
"And then when God said, 'Where's your brother?', Cain said, 'Am I my
brother's keeper?' As if he had no idea.
"And that is actually *the fundamental question that separates us from them*,
right? *Am I my brother's keeper? Our answer is, 'Yes, we are.'* We are."
*FINALLY – A Democrat Who Can Explain, in Simple, Plain Terms, What It Means
to Be a Democrat. Isn't that precisely what we need, what we've all been