Alan Grayson Likens Tea Party to KKK

    October 22, 2013
    Bennett Rieser
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Yahoo News reports Democratic firebrand and Florida congressman Alan Grayson stirred up a Tea Party hornet’s nest when he told Al Sharpton on MSNBC that the Tea Party movement is really about as popular as famous white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan.

In the interview, Grayson describes how he believes ordinary Americans are angry and fed up with the Tea Party’s tactics. “They come to the President saying, ‘If you don’t let us steal your car, then, we are going to burn down your house,'” Grayson said, referring to the Tea Party caucus.

Far from slinking into the shadows like a typical Democrat, Grayson embraced and continued the controversy, following his comments with a logo he sent out attached to a fundraising email:

[Image from Alan Grayson’s Emails]

The Roll Call noted the National Republican Congressional Committee spokesperson Matt Gorman saying “There’s no excuse for the hateful words and imagery used by Congressman Grayson. House Democrats should swiftly and strongly condemn him and return the money he has raised for them. This hate-filled rhetoric has Americans fed up with Washington.”

Grayson responded to these allegations in a statement, arguing that the Tea Party was responsible for more negativity than he could possibly create. “Tea Party members have circulated countless altered pictures depicting President Obama and the First Lady as monkeys. Tea Party members also called my fellow Member of Congress, civil rights hero John Lewis, a ‘n***ger,’ and Rep. Barney Frank a ‘faggot,’” Grayson wrote.

“One could go on and on, because there is overwhelming evidence that the Tea Party is the home of bigotry and discrimination in America today, just as the KKK was for an earlier generation,” he continued. “If the shoe fits, wear it.”

The transcript of Grayson’s interview with Sharpton is available here on Grayson’s website.

[main image via an MSNBC interview with Grayson]

  • Joe Marino

    Grayson is a hate speaker like the rest of his bigoted party. The party of sensitivity is anything but and it’s no small coincidence their mascot is a jackass.

    Grayson should resign

    • Ed

      What a TOTAL insult to the “so called” decent democratic party and ALL the residents of Florida. ALAN “SICKO” Grayson is not only a total disgrace to the meaning of “representation” but also a most disgusting insult to those residents who actually voted this lunatic back into office!
      This is just more PROOF that our Country is in DEEP trouble!

      • http://Yahoo.com Kamal

        Yea Ed the truth always hurt. They’re not going to succeed in bringing this country down. Everyone knows about them except you. They have never won, and never will.

    • dave bowen

      funny how your noe nazi friends said nothing when that punk waved a confederate flag in front of the WH

  • Joe Marino 2

    Grayson should be elected President. Then we can finally do something about these groups that hate America.

  • mike

    grayson makes me ashamed to be from Florida he’s the biggest bigot and problem we have in Washington it’s that attitude that will destroy us as a country

    • P

      there are a whole slew of reasons to be ashamed of being from fla and grayson is the least of them
      start with a guy named bush
      and then add a balding governor
      and go from there

  • Courtney

    Alan Grayson, I’ve couldn’t said it no better!!!!.Every word you said is exactly what the Tea Party stands for HATE!.

  • RICK

    Everything i know about the Tea Party relates to small government & following The Constitution. I’ve never heard or read anything promoting that kind of trash. Graysin is a disgrace

    • P

      you need to get out more ricky
      and quit sucking on that nipple
      little fella

    • http://Yahoo.com Kamal

      Ricky, you seem to never know much.

    • dave bowen

      try rick,try thinking for yourself instead of letting Fox News do it for you

  • http://Yahoo.com Kamal

    TheTeaParty, has the potential of being a political wing of any domestic terrorist group based in America. They are the KKK. They just replaced the white cone hats and sheets with suits and ties to infiltrate normal politicians. Very few of them will run for office themselves. They back like minded others to run in their place to legislate their ideals into our constitutional laws and legal system.

    • Jack

      Well, Kamai the proof will be in the pudding. In 5 to 10 years we will be able to look back on the question of fiscal responsibility under Obama and we will know who was right. One can only hope the Tea Party is wrong, because if they are right….you and I are going to be in a world of hurt.

  • Monica

    Rep. Grayson is saying exactly what I have said all along. Tea Party is the new KKK!!!

    • dave bowen

      Bingo The entire GOP is lurching relentlessly into Facism.

  • dave bowen

    So where was all that right wing outrage when that punk waved a confederate flag in front of the White House,and had the gall to elevate that symbol of treasen to the same level as the noble Marine Corps banner? Last time I looked the cross and that flag stood for the same thing.TREASON! You cannot pick who you target for self righteous indignation. If its wrong,it is all wrong.