Who is America’s worst politician … can we only pick one?
In the 2010 midterm elections there is such a plethora of candidates to choose from that would rise or lower to the level of America’s worst politician. However, we have a winner and the hands down choice is … US Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL02). Grayson offers the United States the worst of what any politician could be, a lying, dishonest, angry politician who only seems to seek attention for himself and his over the top rhetoric and sound bites.
There are hundreds of plausible nominees for the title of America’s Second-Smarmiest Politician, but surely the top spot is un-contested. Americans of all political persuasions can come together in affirming one proposition: Public life would be improved by scrubbing Rep. Alan Grayson from it. This act of civic hygiene probably will be performed Nov. 2 by voters of Florida’s Eighth Congressional District. Polls indicate that a majority of them plan to deny Grayson, 52, a second term by electing his resonantly named opponent, Daniel Webster.
As Powerline states, “having George Will undertake an assessment of Florida Eighth Congressional District Rep. Alan Grayson is a little bit like having Samuel Johnson review Soame Jenyns.” Touche. Of course let us not forget the other gems that Grayson has sunk to in embarrassing himself, his party and the House of Representatives.
Grayson’s rhetorical style is schoolyard crude. He has said, “If you get sick, America, the Republican health-care plan is this: Die quickly.” He has compared Republicans to “knuckle-dragging Neanderthals” and Nazis burning the Reichstag. He has said, “I have trouble listening to what [Dick Cheney] says sometimes because of the blood that drips from his teeth while he’s talking.” He has referred to a high-ranking woman official at the Federal Reserve as a “K Street whore.”
Not so honorable mention for worst politicians … any one that would endorse Alan Grayson like Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY.