Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) sure isn’t deviating from his talking points much, re-upping his defense of the Affordable Care Act on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” and saying the GOP’s plan for healthcare is “if you get sick, die quickly.”
Grayson joined host Ed Schultz on Friday to talk about the Republican Party and what he believes is the GOP’s alternative plan for healthcare — one he first outlined four years ago on the House floor. The Florida Democrat told Schulz that the plan for Republicans remains “if you get sick, die quickly,” and called Republicans “crisis junkies” who move from one crisis to the next.
“Look, we know what the Republican healthcare plan is: don’t get sick,” Grayson told Schultz. “Well, don’t get sick, but if you do get sick, die quickly. Look, it’s been four years. I wish they’d prove me wrong. What is their healthcare plan?”
When asked if Republicans were operating smear campaign against Obama and Democrats, Grayson, of “Puss in Boots” fame, said GOP lawmakers have been “crisis junkies” and “smear junkies.”
“The Republicans have been crisis junkies now for months, if not years,” Grayson said. “They lurch from one crisis to the next to the next, whether it’s the government shutdown or whether its the debt ceiling or anything else. Now they’re smear junkies. That’s all they ever do. They try to make the President and the Democrats look bad without offering any solutions to any problems at all.”
Grayson has hardly had a kind word for his Tea Party colleagues of late. In a campaign email sent out by his 2014 re-election campaign Grayson compared the Tea Party to the KKK, and said the “T” in Tea Party stands for a burning cross. The Florida Democrat refused to apologize for the comparison.
Watch the clip below, courtesy of Mediaiate.