Rep. Alan Grayson Says to U.S. Progressives: Don’t Flee to Canada–Stay and Fight
While Republicans debated the size of Donald Trump’s endowments Thursday evening, Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla. — a superdelegate who recently endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination — urged anxious progressives to stand their ground during this election season and in the event that Republicans take the White House this fall.
“If you’re watching the GOP debate tonight, you’re probably hearing and seeing some pretty scary stuff,” Grayson began in an email to supporters that sought financial support for his Senate bid. “You may hear them talk about plans to dismantle Obamacare, to cut Social Security and Medicare, to stop women from making their healthcare decisions, and to bomb any country they think might have a Muslim person in it. You may also see Donald Trump’s hair and Ted Cruz’s creepy, serial killer smile.”
I don’t doubt your patriotism. After all, you’re supporting me, and as far as I know, I have more American flag ties than any other Member of Congress, Democrat or Republican. But I can also understand why watching the debate would make you want to move to Canada. It’s only human for us to have a fight-or-flight response when we see something this dangerous.
Tonight, I’m asking you to choose to fight.
Tomorrow, when I check the Google thingee in the morning, I’m hoping that information on moving to Canada isn’t one of the top searches. Instead, I want people searching for information on how to vote for progressives and how to help progressive campaigns. Let’s make sure that even if, God forbid, Donald Trump becomes our next President, he has to deal with me in the Senate.
To hear Grayson talking about politics and the economy back in 2014, when he was made our Truthdigger of the Week, click here.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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