10 July 2015

I Have an Endorsement for the Florida Senate Race

Rather unsurprisingly, it is Alan Grayson, who formally announced his entry into the Democratic primary:
The 2016 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate in Florida just got interesting.

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, the liberal firebrand whose unpredictability enthralls progressives and worries moderates, announced Thursday that he will run against the more centrist U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy for the Senate seat that would be vacated by current Sen. Marco Rubio, a candidate for the presidency.

“People understand what I stand for,” Grayson said on the WKMG television station in Orlando on Thursday. “They know I am a champion for justice, equality and peace and I do my best to help people in need.”

He plans to campaign on giving seniors a Social Security raise, expanding the services covered by Medicare, reducing student loans and expanding access to healthcare.

“I don’t think Obamacare has gone far enough,” he told the Miami Herald after his announcement.

The race pits polar opposites against each other.

Grayson, 57, from Orlando, is known for his raucous style. In 2009, he described a proposed GOP healthcare plan as “if you do get sick, die quickly” and once compared former Vice President Dick Cheney to a vampire.
The Democratic Party establishment is supporting Patrick Murphy who, "Was a Republican until he ran for Congress in 2012," who voted for the Keystone Pipeline, the House kangaroo hearings on Benghazi, corrupt for profit colleges, donated to Mitt Rmoney in 2007, and is a member of the corporatist "New Democrat" caucus.

Hmmm.....The DSCC, which is effectively run by Chuck "Wall Street's Bitch" Schumer, is supporting a Wall Street loving faux Dem.

What a surprise.

Needless to say, Alan Grayson is now on Matthew Saroff's Act Blue Page.


Stephen Montsaroff said...

He's a wingnut. Our wingnut, but still a wingnut.

Matthew Saroff said...

I disagree for a number of reasons:

* He gets his facts right.

* So far, he leads the Congress in the number of bills drafted in a bipartisan manner.

* He is right.

* He is well to the right of people like Henry Wallace. His policies are basically new-dealer, with the Truman health plan thrown in.

I would also argue that running a guy who is clearly a Democrat only because it furthers his political career, much in the same vein as Charlie Crist's last run for Governor, is a losing proposition.

Stephen Montsaroff said...

Wing nut isn't about policies. It's about deportment.

Matthew Saroff said...

I would argue that wingnut is not about deportment, it's about dishonesty and/or delusion.

Wingnuts are wingnuts either because they lie for political goals, or they distort reality to match their world view.

In many ways, they are descendents of Trotskyites.

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