As Democrats continue their downward slide and President Obama’s approval numbers plunge to new lows, House Congressman Alan Grayson continues to make personal attacks against colleagues and opponents on Capitol Hill.
Grayson’s outlandish remarks and childish behavior have irritated enough of his constituents in central Florida to inspire a site called: mycongressmanisnuts.com.
Grayson rode into congress on the coattails of Barack Obama’s momentum, much like Suzanne Kosmas route to victory in District 24, which falls on the east border of District 8, Grayson’s district. Central Florida and the Space Coast include many moderate democrats and retired military. The region is not considered a liberal stronghold, but Grayson maintains his far-left stance. In his article, Rep. Grayson won’t hold his tongue, Politico.com writer Josh Kraushaar explains Grayson’s predicament.
In dozens of congressional districts across the nation, Grayson’s approach would ensure a long career in office. The trouble is, Florida’s 8th District isn’t one of them.While Barack Obama, by all estimates, carried the district in 2008, George W. Bush won by comfortable margins in 2000 and 2004. As recently as 2004, then-incumbent Rep. Ric Keller (R-Fla.) won reelection with 61 percent of the vote.
Later, in the same article, Kraushaar sought the opinion of Florida Republican media consultant, John Dowless
“For someone in Congress, he’s really out there. He comes across as a total ideological flake,” Dowless said . “He’s tacking hard left, and he’s trying to become the Robert Wexler of Congress, but Wexler’s in a district where you can do that and get away with it. Grayson’s not in that type of district.”