BYE BYE! Liberal Loudmouth Congressman Goes Out Kicking & Screaming
Hell, apparently, hath no fury like a Democrat candidate spurned by the party powers-that-be, to paraphrase the old saying, as a Florida Congressman demonstrated after his primary defeat on Tuesday.
“I’m not going to be endorsing Patrick Murphy for sure,” Rep. Alan Grayson said of his opponent who came away with a decisive win to run against Republican Sen. Marco.
Grayson, who has the reputation of being outspoken to the point of rudeness, enjoyed some early support, leading in a few polls and, according to Eric Jotkoff, an former official with the Florida Democrat party.
But he never had the backing of the only Democrats who really mattered – President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Harry Reid and the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee.
“Before I even got into the race, one of Murphy’s donors and I had lunch together and he told me, ‘If you run, they will destroy you.’” Grayson said in a July interview with Jason Zengerle in New York Magazine.
Now, after losing to Murphy, Grayson may be going, but he’s not going quietly calling the winner, “a Republican” and going off on a rant about the “corrupt party bosses controlling the un-Democratic Party.”
Jotkoff says comments like those along with his “condescending and rude” personality have jettisoned his political career.
It wouldn’t be the first time Grayson made the news with controversial comments.
He achieved national notoriety by attacking opponents of Obamacare with the widely-quoted comment, “the Republican plan for health care was for Americans to “die quickly.’”
There is one person who may be as disappointed in Grayson’s loss as Grayson himself – Marco Rubio, who probably would have far preferred to be running against him rather than the more calm and considered Murphy.