Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Getting Punchy

A right-winger has it in for Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL):

Prominent conservative media critic Dan Gainor has offered $100 to the first member of Congress who punches “smary [sic] idiot” Alan Grayson (D-Fl.) in the nose, reports Media Matters. When fellow conservative Jim Geraghty responded (via Twitter) that Gainor should offer that $100 to Grayon’s [sic] opponent instead of “financ[ing] violence,” Gainor tweeted that he was joking, although he would “love to see the video.”

The outburst was prompted by comments that Grayson made on the House floor last night regarding unemployment: namely, that Republican lawmakers are “taking food out of the mouths of children” and “trying to revive the America of desperate straits and cheap labor” by blocking the passage of legislation that would extend unemployment benefits. Gainor tweeted that Grayson is “a caricature of a Congressman,” in addition to offering cash for a physical assault on him.

Rep. Grayson replied:

I think he’s overlooking something important: I punch back.

Not that I would encourage physical assault, it is good to see at least one Democrat fight back against a bully since they are nothing but cowards anyway.