Aug 2, 201612:36 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Republicans’ dark soul of the right: Trump is electing Hillary
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‘Unapologetic man of the Left’
Can my old comrade John Nichols pick ‘em?
Nichols and Grayson, from Keywiki Prog-Marxist Profiles
The socialist agitator has championed a rogue’s gallery of misfits, mountebanks, and party poopers in his time: Brenda Konkel, ACORN, faux Indian Ward Churchill, Michael A. Bellesiles (the “historian” who fraudulently claimed that few pioneer settlers owned guns in early America).
Add Alan Grayson to the list.
Nichols was doing the old Hollywood-style build-up a few years back, writing for AlterNet: “[Grayson] pulled no punches when he declared on the House floor: ‘The Republican health care plan is this: Don’t get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly.’”
After his GOP colleagues recovered from the shock of a Democrat actually calling them out, they demanded an apology. Republicans presumed that Grayson had gone off the deep end. The National Republican Congressional Committee screeched: “This is an unstable man who has come unhinged.”
NRCC spokesman Ken Spain claimed that: “This is an individual who has established a pathological pattern of unstable behavior.”
But, Nichols assured his progressive-socialist readers, “Grayson hasn't cracked.”
Or maybe he was already.
Grayson’s worm has turned. Politico last week: “Rep. Alan Grayson’s troubled Senate campaign continued to unravel on Wednesday, as several staffers resigned and a chorus of Democrats called on him to quit the race, including the party’s future Senate leader.”
The developments came in the wake of a Politico report about domestic-abuse claims by his ex-wife and a hot-tempered confrontation Grayson then had with a reporter.
“I’ve never thought much about Grayson as a candidate ... And now it’s of course much, much worse. He ought to do the right thing and drop out,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who’s set to succeed Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid next year. Reid had already backed Grayson's opponent in the August 30 primary, Rep. Patrick Murphy, and called on Grayson to quit the race months ago.
The story concludes with this gem: “Grayson has denied ever beating his ex-wife.”
The kids are still all right
Five years after Act 10, Scott Walker still hasn’t wrecked Wisconsin’s schools?
“Personal finance [website] WalletHub found that the Badger State has the fifth-best school system across the entire country. In ranking systems, WalletHub considered 17 key metrics, including student-teacher ratio, average SAT and ACT scores, dropout rate, and much more.” (More here.)
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