As I’ve noted, liberals are intent on ruining Thanksgiving by encouraging people to defend lefty politics at the table instead of enjoying the turkey time. Democratic US Rep. Alan Grayson is taking this holiday-destroying plan to insane new levels. If you give him some of your hard earned money, he just might call up your “crazy Republican Uncle” and yell at him about progressive bullshit on Thanksgiving Day.
Grayson announced this absurd fundraising idea in an e-mail. For as little as a $3 donation, you could win a chance of the Florida Rep. giving one of your conservative relatives a harassing phone call. Before you give though, Grayson wants you to know how qualified he is to put Republicans in their place:
Most of you know Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for being a person dedicated to marriage inequality and no healthcare for the poor, for being the “Originalist Gangster,” and most of all, for being one of the most conservative Supreme Court Justices in the history of the United States.
After calling a Supreme Court Justice a “gangster” you just know Grayson has all of the liberal debate-ending tools at his disposal like: “f*ck you,” “you’re a racist,” and “you should be killed for having a different opinion.”
But long before he was writing snarky dissents as a member of the Highest Court in the Land, he was one of my bosses. That’s right. I may be one of the most progressive members of Congress today, but I was a “law clerk” for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit thirty years ago, and I worked directly with one of the most conservative members of the Supreme Court. I was already a strong progressive back then (I also worked with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Notorious RGB”), but “Nino” and I had plenty of very interesting conversations about politics. If you had been looking over our shoulders, you might have called some of them arguments. Tune in C-SPAN sometime, and you’ll see that I still have such arguments, with a different set of high-level interlocutors.
Now here’s the pitch:
Maybe there is someone in your life with whom you debate, like that.
This Thanksgiving, I want to use my idiot-savant talent for arguing with Republicans to help out one lucky Grayson supporter. You know that Republican in your family who always tries to get into a political debate with you over Thanksgiving dinner? This year, they can argue with me instead. Chip in $3 or more now to be entered to win a call from me to your most conservative relative, on Thanksgiving >>
Hey, at least Grayson admits that he’s an idiot.
Remember, I’ve spent my entire career arguing with top Republicans (and winning). I have graduate degrees from Harvard in public policy and law. Your Obamacare-hating, Fox-News-watching, anti-union uncle (or your aunt, brother, brother-in-law, I don’t discriminate against right-wing nut jobs) doesn’t stand a chance against me.
Contribute $3 or more now to be entered to win a call from me to your Republican relative on Thanksgiving – oh, the fun! >>
Much like everything else, Democrats don’t quite understand what “fun” is. Thanksgiving fun is being with your family, eating a spectacular feast, and watching some football; not arguing politics with a nitwit.
I would have singed up for this and nominated myself as the crazy conservative relative, but $3 is a little steep for a joke with such minimal potential. I would be willing to give three bucks if Grayson promised to go the whole Thanksgiving weekend without saying something stupid, but we all know that is a promise he can’t keep.