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Veterans’ Group Rips Alan Grayson Over His Lack Of Support For The Troops

October 28, 2010 by  

Veterans' group rips Alan Grayson over his lack of support for the troopsRepresentative Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) may be a darling of the liberal left and boast endorsement from director Oliver Stone, but it turns out he has struggled to gain support among some veteran groups. 

Grayson has received official support from Veterans of Foreign Wars Political Action Committee (VFW PAC), but other organizations have been less forthcoming.

For example, a group called Patriotic Veterans has blasted VFW PAC over its endorsement. It called it "preposterous" given Grayson's vote in the House of Representatives on July 1 on an amendment that would have withheld funding for the troops in Afghanistan unless the money was used for defensive purposes or withdrawal efforts.

According to Retired Colonel Charles Thomann, who serves as the organization's national spokesman, the congressman's attitude could put troops in danger.

"I urge Florida veterans to take a close look at Congressman Grayson's record on military issues before casting their vote. When it came time to back up our fighting men and women, Alan Grayson went AWOL," Thomann added.

Grayson came to national attention in September 2009 when he implied that Republicans' plan for Americans could be summarized as "don't get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly," during a debate over the healthcare reform on the floor of the House. 

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  • s c

    Grayson sounds like a shill for a hostile foreign nation. Does anyone know if he has served in the military?
    Is he aware that the only reason his family is free and safe is because modern America has never had to endure an open invasion by a hostile power?
    Whatever Grayson’s problem is, it sounds as though he needs to be replaced by someone who understands that it is Washington’s insanity and incompetent leadership that seldom hesitates to put our soldiers, sailors and airmen in harm’s way.
    Floridians, do yourselves and America a big favor, and send Grayson packing. He’s making you look bad, and if he had any common sense or integrity, he’d realize that no politician can afford to act like a modern Benedict Arnold.

    • JeffH

      Alan Grayson, the Democratic henchman, and his “Taliban Dan” ads are despicable and reach a new low, which reflect the character of the man who approved them. Grayson makes the boot man at the Kentucky hoe down look like a choir boy.

      • lbw6303

        Add to that his self made fortune as a trial lawyer and you have a pretty sad picture of someone who purports to “serve” his country. What a Scum Bag!!!!

    • Warrior

      If you’ve ever stepped in doggie doo doo and looked at the bottom of you’re shoe, it’s the same stuff that comes out of this guys mouth.

      • Claire

        Warrior—Hmmmm. Sounds familiar, especially since I have 8 dogs and I am constantly picking uo “you know what.” LOL

  • jimmy joe

    Alan Grayson;Like too many in our country,are ungrateful americans.Just the same as,The entitlement mentality created by our government politicians,Media,Education,and Entertainment Industry.These People know where there resources,and liberties come from.but They will only give credit to those who will lie to them,and tell them what they want to hear.That is;They are deserving,and automatically Entitled,to covet from their neighbors,Bearing false witness,And denying access to the very things,That without there would be no such thing as freedom,or america.These people worship government,Because it will lie to them,and tell them what they want to hear,and believe.And will force others to agree,or submit to their will,or lose access to their own resources,beliefs,and freedom.The same are as insecure,and ashamed of what they have become.As most god fearing americans know are not only destructive to society’s survival, But human life,and liberty as a whole.To sum it up;They want to force society to think,and believe as they do.Or not have the right to exist.This is a sickness,And should’t be tolerated.But to-date is the law of the land.jimmy joe,”The Liarfryer”

  • Jon Weiss

    As a retired veteran who follows politics quite closely, I can say with great certitude that Grayson is an idiotic dirt bag.

    He is one of the reasons that I have long advocated a rotation in Afghanistan, U.S. Troops should be rotated home and replaced by the members of Congress, we should load the entire Congress on C-17′s and fly them en masse to Afghanistan and as they get off the plane a Soldier/Marine can had their weapon off to each politician as the politician de-planes and the Soldier/Marine gets on. Then the Congress can carry out offensive operations against Al Queda, since politicians by their very nature are “Offensive”, then the politicians can be replaced in 12 to 18 months by the lazy in places like New York, Philadelphia, Detroit and San Francisco, who just sit around waiting for their next government check to be handed out.

    • 45caliber

      It sounds good to me. When Vietnam was winding down, Sen. HH Humphrey was on “Meet the Press”. I saw it while I was over there. One of the reporters asked him why, if the US was interested in peace, that we didn’t suggest some neutral place to meet the North Vietnamese for peace talks.

      He said, “We want to see if they are really interested in peace by them proposing a place.”

      Immediately one of the other reporters asked, “Senator, do you have any idea how many American soldiers are being killed each day while you in Congress play political games like this?”

      Humphrey replied, “Well, I don’t have any numbers here before me, but it really makes no difference as long as we politicians can arrange a peace and get all the credit for it.”

      (I believe to this day that this was the reason he lost his attempt at the Presidency. Too many of us remembered this.)

      I haven’t had any use for any politician since.

  • Ellen

    Difficult to understand how this total jerk ever got elected.

    • Earl, QUEENS, NY

      I hear you Ellen. I’ve been saying likewise for some time, ever since Grayson made that stupid remark about the GOP wanting people to hurry up and die. We know that’s a complete outrageous lie, as it’s the democraps who want death panels to decide who gets care or not. And that’s one of the reasons that us conservatives/republicans want the democraps’ health/hell care bill repealed. Hopefully Orlando area voters will correct this error and vote this crooked miscreant out next week.

  • 2WarAbnVet

    Back off! Stop belittling Grayson. It isn’t fair to torment the insane. But, then, you shouldn’t elect them to Congress either.

  • jimmy joe

    Mankind is deeply vulnerable when faced with overwhelming evil.Instead of consolidating his energy to fight it.We waste valuable time,and effort puzzeling over it,Insisting it is not,or cannot be what it seems.The source of this statement;Hitler’s Death Camps;The Sanity of Madness.Page#444(1979)Learn from history or we are condemned to repeat it.JimmyJOE,”The Liarfryer”

    • 45caliber

      Our youth are being trained in college that everything is in shades of gray; there is no such thing as right and wrong or good and bad. Some have even gone so far as to state that even Hitler’s decision to wipe out all the Jews and Gypsies wasn’t altogether wrong or bad. “After all, he probably had good reasons to want to do this.”

      But there are such things as right or wrong. Someone the other day stated this and I replied that there is no such thing as shades of gray in a pregnancy, for instance. You are or you aren’t. Nothing between. That is one of the lessons of morality. You MUST take a stand somewhere that something or someone is right or wrong. Alibiing it by saying that everything is gray is only giving those in the wrong a way to continue to push their bad agenda.

  • 1minuteman

    what the hell was the vfw doing in supporting a guy who is obviously aginst the military and a henchman for obama.remember he said republicans want old people to die and die quickly. he does look good in a nazi uniform sort of like sgt. shultz of hogans hero’s

    • 45caliber

      The VFW probably is in the same shape at the AARP. They have some progressive people who are handling all the programs.

  • libra

    alan grayson is a highly intelligent, highly educated MARXIST. he desperately needs to be booted from politics as he shares no american values that i can think of only degradation. he hates america as does the liar in chief and it shows. just think of the damage this mentally damaged piece of goods could accomplish if he had real power. vote on tuesday.

  • eddie47d

    Grayson sounds more intelligent than Ben Crystal and you love his demagoguery! Grayson doesn’t say anything more outrageous than Michelle Bachman yet you all bow down to her. Ben Crystal can be a complete idiot and the court jester of conservative nonsense,but that is what he get’s paid to do.He’s a real buffoon in his “stomping” column.

    • libertytrain

      eddie, eddie, eddie – sometimes your inability to be civil shines through brighter than the sun on a summer’s day.
      Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don’t stoop to name calling.

    • JeffH

      First you jump to defend Pelosi and now Grayson? Each time you make a comment like you just made it becomes more and more evident as to who is the complete idiot and the court jester around here.

      • 45caliber

        I agree.

        • http://naver samurai

          I also agree! If this piece of garbage treats the people, who provide him with this freedom he seems to enjoy so much, like dog doo doo then he should be strung up by his testicles with piano wire. If my comment offends people, my apologies. I guess he has become one of the cowards and traitors that will be voted out next week. If anyone is against the veterans of this great country, then they have no morals or patriotism flowing through their veins. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • http://naver sook young

          I make it unanimous with my vote. If a person has served this country in peace or at war, don’t they deserve the respect they have earned by their service? Thank you.

          Sook Young
          Wife of the Samurai

      • eddie47d

        Nothing new here with Jeff and company. Grayson wants us out of Afghanistan and that is the same thing many Americans want. That doesn’t make him anti-American or a marxist or even anti- Veteran. Grayson’s office works hard on Veterans issue and their rights when they return.He gets them help in finding home loans,employment and any problems stemming from PTSD. When Ben Crystal slanders someone you all follow like sheep. Grayson is as passionate on issues as is Michelle Bachman. They both say strange things but no more strange than what gets said around here.

    • Warrior

      Oh good, schools out!

    • http://naver sook young

      Every time I read one of your posts, you always seem to be childish in your writing and bereft of facts and sources. Thank you.

      Sook Young
      Wife of the Samurai

      • http://naver samurai

        I guess my wife just doesn’t understand why lib, gay loving, baby killing, marxists are this way. Edduh, if you’re defending these people you are a complete and utter moron! It may be your right of freedom of speech, but sometimes we do wonder what planet you are living on. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • http://?? Joe H.

          samurai,
          I don’t know what planet he’s from, but I know what state!! The state of confusion!!!

          • http://naver samurai

            You mean the state where 100% of the population tends to be on the liberal side of the fence? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • eddie47d

            Samurai; Seems like you are letting your garbage mouth get the best of you. Tell Sook to give you a spoon full of vinegar.I’d hate to see you have to apologize to anyone. We all get angry once in awhile so chill out.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            edduhhh47DUHS!,
            The day samurai or I have to appologize to you is the first day the sun doesn’t rise!!!

          • http://naver sook young

            Amen to that, Joe H! Amen to that! Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai

          • http://naver samurai

            Edduh, the day I have to apologize for using my freedom of speech and giving my opinion, satan himself will be having snowball fights with his demons in hades. Just remember one thing edduh, on the record, there will be some big changes after this Tuesday. So be prepared for the shock. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • eddie47d

          Stop having one of you’re Gay bashing tantrums. For God,Country and Humanity.

  • Miriam

    Congressman Grayson is a disgrace to OUR NATION, as many others!

    GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    Miriam

  • 45caliber

    This is not surprising, is it? After all, the Democrats haven’t supported the military in more than name only since WWII. Most military personnel are conservative and the progressives don’t like us.

    And I wouldn’t brag about Oliver Stone’s endorsement. He stated, when Carter pardoned all the Vietnam draft dodgers, that he wasn’t owed a pardon; he was owed an appology for driving him out of the US (to Canada). Further, he stated that all his movies are made to teach the youth that defending the country is wrong and that you should never trust the government when it comes to war.

    • eddie47d

      You shouldn’t trust anyone when it comes to war.Too many people behind wars are a dangerous bunch.Good riddance to all the war makers.

    • Robert S

      Truthfully almost all Democrats voted to invade Iraq.

      • eddie47d

        There are fools on all sides! Major General Smedley D. Butler (USMC), a two time Congressional Medal of Honor winner said in 1935 that “war is a racket”. “It always has been and is probably the oldest,easily the most profitable,surely the most vicious. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and in losses in lives. A racket that is conducted for the benefit of the very few,at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.” We have learned little and the pied pipers of war are still beating their drums. Unless wars are in defense of ones country then it is a racket and therefore a crime of grand proportions.

        • http://naver sook young

          I understand what you said eddie. Just attacking someone just because is wrong, but don’t we also have an obligation to defend our allies? What would be the use of making and signing treaties, making allies, etc, then just turn around and say….Well, you’re on your own.” How do you think that this will make this great nation look to others and in God’s eyes? I don’t care what the U.N. or any other entity thinks about us, but isn’t it time that we stand up and do things the way this great country was founded? Do you think that George Washington and others would turn their backs on an ally that asked for help? NO! During the Revolution when we asked for help against England, didn’t France and Spain answer the call? Didn’t they try to keep the British busy? They did a good enough job that the British had to draw resources from their efforts in North America and helped us gain our freedom? How about when the Marquis du Lafayette came from France and helped us defeat Lord General Cornwallis? Do you think the French had an obligation to do this? YES! I do agree that we probably need to bring the soldiers home, please don’t get me wrong, but we believe in finishing what we started. Also don’t forget, who did former President Bush get his information from? Our allies and former President Clinton. Do you think that they deserve some of the blame for the U.S. sending troops to the Middle East? OF COURSE! Why do people always want to blame the one who decides to make a plan and take appropriate action, but praise the one who was too cowardly and ignorant to do anything good or bad? I’m glad I’m voting on Tuesday! I really do want to see some people removed that need to be. Thank you.

          Sook Young
          Wife of the Samurai

        • eddie47d

          Who in the heck are you talking to Samurai? IF you are referring to me then you are off you’re wagon. How do you find facts or sources to Joe H.’s LOL rant about cheeses? I think you both need to go to the coach and lie down.

  • ONTIME

    Those who elcted Alan Grayson to the congress now know that he is no more fit to serve in that capacity than Benedict Arnold……You could have done better by picking a name from the phone directory.

  • pimp dog

    Grayson IS A RETARD WITH HOMOSEXUAL TENDENCIES.

  • Claire

    A politician that does NOT stand up for our troops and veterans will NEVER receive my vote.

    • eddie47d

      Hi Claire, That’s a good point but should be taken further. Never vote for a politician who saber rattles and isn’t honest about getting us into any war. Never vote for a politician who puts our troops and veterans in harms way when there is not a direct threat to our nation.Don’t vote for a politician who says “we won’t be nation builders”;then turns around and does the opposite. Wars are ugly enough and have been around for centuries.Yet politicians are still fooling the people and putting it’s citizens and troops in harms way.

      • Claire

        eddie47d–I agree with you. I have never approved of war-Vietnam, and the current war. All for naught. I still say bring our troops home-NOW.

  • http://www.vfw.org/ Paul Carroll

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has denounced, disband and defunded the VFW PAC. Check the web site at http://www.vfw.org/ Any endorsements are null and void. The VFW is officially non-political and certainly does not support scumbags like Grayson.

  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    Alan Grayson
    puts the Fear of God
    into the Neocons.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Nade,
      Why don’t you boys take it back to the debate team in grade school!!!

  • http://com i41

    Everyone needs to remember edee has his breechcloth pulled up too tight. He has and his people have been wards of the government for decades. They always need a consenses to proceed on anything. For people who wandered in from both sides of the USA from the steeps of Russia or from Europe on Ice Packs. Edee likes plenty of more freebes to keep coming to the rezs and to Indians. From past history, they had to move constently to new areas, because the campground became fouled and smelly. I seen what a mess on MT. Rushmore was when AIM movement squatted on the mountain for months. It is just like The National Marxist Democrat Communist Union Party has a;ways done with any government programs waste money and nothing productive gets done. Dems want everyone to become a ward of the government and agency wonks!

    • http://naver samurai

      I remember hearing on a televised political rally: “They spend their money like drunken sailors. But this wouldn’t be fair to drunken sailors, because they’re only spending their own money.” Ronald Reagan.
      I wonder if we told that to Obama bin Laden, would he get the message? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • eddie47d

    “edee” has never taken a freebie from anyone you goofy hillbilly. Take those panties off your head i41 and try to breath in some real fresh air. You’re words are as filthy and foul as your backed up septic tank. That would be your pie hole if you need an explanation.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      edduhhh47DUHS!,
      How’s all that “surplus cheese and dry goods that you collect taste?? I never will understand why they make guys like you stand so long in front of everybody else to use your food stamps!!! How embarrasing that must be!!!

      • eddie47d

        You are like all the other lying disgusting creatures on this site who attack without knowing a hint of truth. You are just another simpleton mouthpiece for the Republican Party and a poor example at that. No wonder America is failing with nonsensical yo-yos like you.

        • http://naver samurai

          Can you cite your facts and sources for us, or will you be the average lib, gay lover, baby killing, marxist and go on a rant rampage? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • Marie Mandel

          I second that comment

  • eddie47d

    Sook Young; In response to your comment. Excellent synopsis! Treaties can be effective or a curse used against different nations. WWI is a prime example when Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was assasinated in Serbia. He had a treaty with Germany so Germany declared war against Serbia. This plunged the whole of Europe and eventually America into their war. Millions died and Europe was devastated. Germany slid into monetary chaos leading to the rise of Hitler. One man(The Archduke) was killed and millions had to suffer in this savage war. Absolutely nothing was gained by their treaty or alliances only hardship and misery. Were those treaties with allies worth it? Nothing on God’s earth will ever make it right. Always beware of nations that drag you into their personal affairs through alliance obligations. You are right that many political figures need to take responsibility for what happened under their watch. Clinton is no exception and reacted poorly after the first World Trade Center bombing. Now when it comes to Iraq that is squarely on the shoulders of George Bush. The Iraq War occurred 2yrs and 3 mos. after Mr Bush came into office.So his intelligence gathering should have been up and running and he should have had an absolute certainty of the right or wrong of going into that war. Instead he used false information and phony UN meetings to drum up support. (fake vials of anthrax). Your last comment on blaming other Presidents,for their actions or lack of actions is so true and very correct. You say Clinton should bear some responsibility for the Middle East Crises and there is some truth to that. Yet when it comes to the financial crises that America has endured all the blame is thrown on Obama. When George Bush was the one who was President in 2005 when the housing market started to collaspe. Mr Bush saw the crises coming and did nothing to stop the financial meltdown. If he was in charge when the crises started and when it finally imploded then his footprint is all over it and must bear the burden of his failures. Yet 90% of conservatives on this site say no one can bring up Bush’s name. That in it’s self is absolute nonsense!

    • Marie Mandel

      Eddie69d is right and you WIA probably know nothing about history and you are vulgar.

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