Mar
05
2012

DCCC using Alan “K Street Whore” Grayson to fund other candidates?

I apologize for having to use the term, but unfortunately it is a public record utterance by a then-Congressman.

This particular hypocrisy on the part of the Democratic party is almost… pure in its brazenness, really. It goes like so: the Democrats have put together a program called ‘Majority Makers’ where Democrats with good fundraising ability who are expected to win their elections are being tapped to spread some of that raised money around to candidates who aren’t doing so well. This in itself is hardly unusual, and not actually pernicious. No sense wasting money, right? – and it’s also expected that the money being passed along would be going to a candidate that shared the original candidate’s values.

The problem is that one of the keystones of the ‘Majority Makers’ program is Alan Grayson, running in FL-09; and his value system includes crude sexual-themed attacks against women who dare to have a different opinion than him on economics.

“…this lobbyist, this K Street Whore, is trying to teach me about economics.”

Note that Grayson lost his race 56/38, which does seem to call into question why the Democratic party seems to think that Grayson is a shoo-in for 2012*… but let’s skip that for right now. The question is not why Alan Grayson is being supported by the DCCC. That’s easy. The DCCC has to work with what it can get right now, and Grayson is able to fundraise. The question is also not why Alan Grayson is able to fundraise. That’s also easy: progressives love to give money to somebody who’s willing to scream all of the dirtybadthoughts that whisper into their brains at 2 AM. No, the question is: what fool at the DCCC thought that it was a good idea to publicize the fact that a vicious misogynist like Grayson was going to be handing out money from his fellow women-haters? While at the same time that it’s trying to make itself look like the zero-tolerance-for-misogyny party?

Whoever that fool is… promote him or her. Probably him: I imagine that the glass ceiling at the DCCC’s non-boutique levels is a wonder to behold.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: I can’t help but notice that the two beneficiaries to Grayson’s largesse listed by Politico – Ilya Sherman of IL-10 and Dennis Kuchinich of Ohio – are both men. I also can’t help but wonder why Grayson (if possibly not the DCCC) would prefer seeing a man in OH-09, instead of  [Marcy] Kaptur [Fixed, sorry].
. Actually: no, wait, I don’t wonder at all.

*Honestly, watch this ad against him from the last cycle:

All the NRCC needs to do is replace the bit at the end with the name and information for the eventual candidate for FL-09. Which won’t be Daniel Webster, as he is running for re-election in the redrawn FL-10… and Grayson declined to follow suit. Note: at no time did I use the words “whimpering,” “whipped dog,” and/or “hiding in a corner” to describe former Congressman Grayson, or his habits.

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