Alan Grayson Goes to Bat for Occupy Wall Street (Video)

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Now that former Orlando Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is trying to win his old congressional seat back, he took a pretty good shot at making himself relevant again on Friday by coming out in defense of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

On HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher, Grayson gave an explanation of the Occupy movement to author P.J. O'Rourke and ended up with a standing ovation from Maher's audience.

"Let me tell you what they're talking about," Grayson said. "They're complaining about the fact that Wall Street wrecked the economy three years ago and nobody's held responsible for that."

Grayson introduced several bills during his congressional stay to fight corporate cash in politics, and although around 80 percent of his campaign money came from individuals during his 2010 bid for reelection, he may not exactly be part of that "99 percent" that's fueling the Occupy movement.

Regardless, the way he spoke on Maher's show makes him seem about on par with Ralph Nader in defending the little man.

Political ploy or not, Grayson's been making quite a bit of noise with his explanation.

Check out the video below, and just try to ignore the O'Rourke character:




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D. O. Genese
D. O. Genese

"...about on par with Ralph Nader"?  Yeah, right:  and what did Nader do for anybody (including "the little man") aside from getting the Corvair off our streets and Dubya into the White House (twice)?  A cold sober look at Alan Grayson and an objective ear for his populist bombast will reveal him to be just another smarmy, self-serving Elmer Gantry, preaching to us from the altruistic liberal orbit instead of from Santorum's self-righteous conservative fringe.

Topcondo1
Topcondo1

It's actually more than 24 Million- how about all the self employed people on comissionthat are making a fraction of what they use to- but can't collect unemployment!!  I'm one of them and feel like I'm out of a job!CW

Symphonic Arch
Symphonic Arch

Well Said...Congressman Grayson...I am from New York City and I applaud you!

Sara 'Kintz Dunsworth' Haugen
Sara 'Kintz Dunsworth' Haugen

The idiot that doesn't want to 'hear' Alan's common sense approach is part of our problem -- too many of his 'kind' that occupy Wall Street, our Administration, and the media.

Skeez99
Skeez99

I just received a letter from Mr. Grayson, detailing the trillions of dollars of our money the US government has given banks, which breaks down as "$50,000 per person". It is high time that the news media act reponsibly and included the entire entry from the GAO in an article about this unbelievable amount of money!! I will do my part and encourage newspapers in my area to reveal this to the public.

And we are being downgraded as citizens because of this?  Hey! I have news for everyone, especially those who have devised a plan to make us responsible for actions that the regular human being in the US or elsewhere would NEVER have agreed to!!

As Pogo said in his last day, "I have seen the enemy and he is us"

It is entertaining to realize that no amount of money will secure the future of the heartless bastards who gave us away to the greedy filthy lucre keepers, and that they will get hungry just like all the decent people who will be starving to death right outside the doors of banks and bankers' homes.

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