How many politicians would walk onto a set of a TV show out of the blue and eviscerate the entire pundit panel? Alan Grayson strolled out onto the stage of CNN's The Situation Room and took on their crew including Blitzer, Carville, Johns and that whack job Alex Castellanos over his remarks about the non-existent GOP health care. He started by saying "they have no plan!" and by not having a plan, they are hurting Americans. Blitzer was so shocked that Grayson actually said something nobody in the media wants to talk about.
Grayson: They just want to stop everything.
Blitzer: Has any Democratic leader asked you to apologize to the republicans.
Grayson: No and you know why? Because I'm saying what everyone else has been thinking, but no one else has been saying.
Blitzer: And so you have no intention of apologizing?
Grayson: Of course not. Apologize? I'm not the one who should be apologizing, they should be apologize to America.
Johns: Wasn't it over the top though? I mean won't you at least admit that?
Grayson: Well, Look I'm 6, 4 so it takes a lot to get over my head.
Castellanos: I'm a republican congressman and I have a question. Which particular Americans do you think I'd like to die? Can you name some?
Listen, Do you want to make sure that people have affordable universal comprehensive health care in this country, do you?
Now what have you done about it?
Castellanos: Republicans have a very different approach than the democrats do but it's very concrete. Instead of a big government gamble...
Oh, please...That's amorphous nonsense
Do you really think that Tort reform is going to take care of 47 million people not having....
Borger tries to talk, but Alex cuts her off...
Shopping across state lines..
Oh and you really think that's going to solve
Letting individuals have the same advantages of buying insurances that business have
Grayson: You know, that's just helping the people who give republicans money...Let's concentrate on helping this country, saving lives and saving money and not the usual cliches.
Grayson: These are foot dragging, knuckle dragging neanderthals who think they can dictate policy to America by being stubborn and I think the time is over. We had an election, that's it. Now we have to move ahead in just the way the president wants us to.
I couldn't write the entire transcript, but Gloria Borger was so worried that Alan was not being civil to the poor, weak republicans and they would object. He comes right back at her, telling Borger that we are stalled and nothing is happening and he's getting us back on track while people are dying. 44,000 a year are dying; 4000 a month. And these nattering nabobs of negativism are blocking every single thing that we try to do.
And the blogosphere is chiming in and letting the congressman know that we support him.
Johns tries to say he acted like Joe Wilson and he said that he didn't insult the president in front of 40 million people. The panel said that he insulted every republican and he said that republicans are insulting every American during this health care debate.