Why haven’t they dragged this guy off in a straight jacket yet? And who on earth would vote for this guy? He makes Keith Olberman look calm and reasonable.
On Thursday, April 8th, 2010, Congressman Alan Grayson, Democrat in Florida’s 8th district, interrupted a district meeting of the local Orange County Republican Executive Committee. The meeting was being held at Perkins, a family restaurant.
Unanswered question: How did Alan Grayson know about this meeting? Who informed him? Was this staged?
Matthew Falconer, candidate for Orange County Mayor, quickly challenged Alan’s rudeness. Grayson demanded not to be interrupted, but Falconer quickly reminded the congressman that he is in fact interrupting their meeting.
Linda O’Keefe, member of the Orange County Republican Executive Committee and extraordinary patriot volunteer with the Orlando Tea Party said, “I’m wondering if Grayson realizes that we do still, for now, have the right to assemble! But can’t we have a meeting without being interrupted by our congressman?”
Matthew Falconer, early Friday, released this statement:
“On Thursday April 8th I was attending a meeting of the Orange County Republican Executive Committee at a Perkins Family Restaurant in Windermere. About 30 Republicans were meeting when Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson barged into our meeting ranting about how we put spies into an Organizing for America meeting.
As I was sitting with Orange County Republican Chairman Lew Oliver, I stood up to Grayson and demand he apologize to Lew for the vial comments he made recently (Grayson said “Lew Oliver could not find a $20 bill if it was stuck in his A**”). Grayson yelled at me for interrupting him when I reminded Grayson he was interrupting our meeting.
The conflict was caught on video showing Alan Grayson, a U.S. Congressman, standing in the middle of a family restaurant screaming at his constituents. Politics aside, I do not think the man has the emotional stability or integrity to represent us in the U.S. Congress.
Grayson pledged to use his own personal funds to defeat me in my race for Orange County Mayor (supporting his Democratic friend Bill Segal). He then told me to get my “a** out of his face.”
I am in awe of the lack of respect he showed for the customers of this restaurant and his constituents.”
Fortunately, one of the attendees grabbed their phone and recorded Alan Grayson displaying his class to his constituents.
(Some of the video is sideways, so get your Dramamine if you need it.)
I am utterly astonished by the hubris that is on display here. This man has no concept of what “public service” means. But I can’t help but wonder how prevalent his attitude of disdain and contempt for his constituency is among the left. The Democrats obviously aren’t concerned with what their constituents think, and they act as if they are entitled to the power and position they hold. The majority of them, however, at least have the decency not to shove that contempt for the great unwashed in the middle of a public restaurant.
On the other hand, in my many years as a late night diner addict, I have seen (and possibly caused) more bizarre scenes at Perkins.