MoveOn.org sent me the following plea today:
Rep. Alan Grayson has been a progressive champion and a leader in fighting for strong health care reform. Let's help him win re-election with a donation to his one-day fundraiser. Can you chip in $20?
Not a chance.
Congressman Grayson is a loud mouth whose harsh rhetoric fuels the natural distain so many Americans have for the political process. Good politicians are those who lift up a positive vision for the future. Bad politicians – no matter their political leanings – are those who seek simply to tear people down.
Many have said that Alan Grayson is the Democratic answer to Joe Wilson, the S.C. Republican who yelled “You Lie!” at the president during his health care speech to Congress. Those folks are right. And America would be better off without people like Grayson and Wilson in Congress.
Sorry, Moveon.org. You’re not getting any money from me.