After a two-year absence, former Congressman with Guts® Alan Grayson is now the Congressman-Elect With Guts thanks to his convincing 62% to 38% trouncing of RepublicanTodd Long in Florida’s 9th congressional district. Rep.-Elect Grayson now also figures to return to his position as the most reliable source for pungentDemocratic sound bites and outraged Newsbustersarticles, beginning with his appearance on Thursday night’s The Young Turks, where he told host Cenk Uygur that Democrats should oppose any “Grand Bargain” that included cuts to Medicare and Social Security.
After two years of tough talked aimed at Republicans who want you to “die quickly” and Democrats who “belong on Fox,” Grayson lost his reelection bid against Daniel Webster (whom he dubbed “Taliban Dan”) by 18 points. Grayson kept himself in the media spotlight during his time in the congressional wilderness, then mounted a campaign for a newly-created district, a campaign that resulted in that 24-point landslide over Long. Now that he’s back, Rep. Grayson is determined to block any effort at a “Grand Bargain” that includes cuts to Medicare and Social Security.
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