Skip to comments.Police Remove Congressman-Elect Grayson From Local Walmart For Union Agitating
Posted on 11/27/2012 8:17:47 AM PST by Kaslin
In spite of the embarrassing antics on full display during his first term in Congress, the voters in Floridas CD09 saw fit to send Alan Grayson back to Washington, D.C.
Naturally, the extreme elements of the far left supported Graysons return to office, but so too did many of our friends and neighbors. Perhaps even family members. He was also a recipient of overwhelming support from the Hispanic community, particularly those of Puerto Rican descent. And labor unions.
Theres no doubt he also received a fair share of votes from the disaffected and disengaged for the sheer entertainment value such a buffoon presents.
And Grayson wasted little time in making it clear that his second stint at playing a lawmaker will be no less mortifying than the first when he spent Thanksgiving night agitating Walmart workers on behalf of organized labor and disrupting the early start to Black Friday holiday shopping.
Union-backed groups OUR Walmart and Making Change at Wal-Mart were calling for an employee walkout during Black Friday.
In the typical theatrics that define the far left, our newly elected Congressman was handing out turkey sandwiches and letters explaining the right to organize to employees at a local Walmart, forcing management to call the police to have him escorted off the property.
One Walmart employee did walk off the job, although its not clear if this was staged beforehand.
How nice, huh? A fine representative of sleepy little Orlando with one small exception, the only ones who appear to be sleeping in this town are conservatives.
Its also worth noting that labor unions, primarily public sector unions, are the number one contributors to Grayson, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars.
As for private sector unions, while the media continues to perpetuate the myth that they are still relevant, the truth is less than 7% of private sector employees are now union members.
Companies understand that unions put them at a competitive disadvantage and may even force them into bankruptcy in the never-ending quest to get more for their members, regardless of how poor a financial decision it may be for a company. Case in point, Hostess.
In fact, while there was a time in America that labor unions played an important role, its fair to question if theyve outlived their usefulness in this country. Perhaps, more companies need to follow in the foot steps of Hostess to bring unions back to earth. Something union leaders individuals making six-figure salaries while forever pushing the class warfare narrative fully understand, which is why there is so much emphasis on organizing in the public sector and giving the Democratic Party money hand over fist to help facilitate this growth.
Negotiating with government officials who have no bottom line and no competition is the best of all possible worlds for unions. And to top it all off, most of the government officials involved in the negotiations are Democrats. A real cycle of convenience.
Meanwhile, the statement we get the government we deserve proves to be ever so true. Just ask the folks in Osceola and SE Orange County.
That SOB is back,what a pity.
This guy is such a pig. Can Robert Wexler be far behind?
An elected Congressman who gets arrested for just about anything should lose his seat.
I’m serious. The more you think about a “law maker” breaking the law the worse it seems.
Poster child for the looney left.
Oh, not at all! Just like the great Cynthia McKinney before him, his antics will do more far more for Conservative fundraiser and getting out the vote than any possible damage he could ever do as a peon freshman Representative of the minority party.
West out, Grayson in. Voters will get what they vote for.
Sad day in America that the people who are supposed leaders are scumbags and crooks.
I no longer want to hear about fixin’ it in 2016. It will not be fixed anymore at the polls because the corrupt and lawless control the polls.
The people of Floridas CD09 elected this loser and they get what they deserve!
A more despicable human being I have yet to meet. How the people could have voted for him amazes me.
Why don’t we start a union, only make it conservative. Use all the funds for conservative causes and bribing politicians for conservative laws.
Basically emulate what the AFL-CIO does only for freedom.
Obama should make him Secretary Of State , Oh wait he’s WHITE
It ain't gonna stop until some way is found so that people without "skin in the game" cannot vote .....until they can prove that they are positively supporting the system.....
..or the tax system changes so that nobody can escape supporting the system..
The simple fact is that we got creamed on November 6 with a business school candidate and a terrible campaign. Axelrod said yesterday that he was amazed that Romney did not go after Obama harder personally and instead ran a campaign on an economy 95% of the electorate doesn’t understand. In the Senate, same same. Tipp O’Neil said “all politics is local.” He was wrong. All politics is personal and we blew it while the Dems used vicious tactics to claim that Romney would take-away all the stuff they like from government. Repubs may be extinct in 2016.
He is a real piece of work. Our military men and women face being discharged with no benefits for being unsuitable for far less then what this jerk did. The Army or any service will convene a suitability evaluation board. Congress should face the same.I find his actions totally unsuitable for a US congressmen.
It seems to me that a small group of officers sent in to bust up such a protest, could really sport Grayson as only cops can do.
For example, there are tricks that can be used when arresting someone, that turn the arrest into “resisting arrest”. Then the instant that he “resists”, Taser him.
Once Tasered, thoroughly bind him up and put him in the back of a patrol car, and if he is unconscious, drench him with whiskey, so he really reeks. Lose the shoes and socks.
Then take him to the jail on a charge of public intoxication and drunk and disorderly, maybe throw in the ha-ha charge of indecent exposure. Be sure to arrange a bunch of photos with his hair messed up, hopefully while still unconscious.
Once he is booked, and his identity “officially” known, then immediately release him and give him a ride home, without a breathalyzer or other sobriety test, and dropping all arrest charges.
And then discreetly post the photos on the Internet.
“Obama should make him Secretary Of State , Oh wait hes WHITE!”
And Jewish! the Secular Progressive Jews that put him back in office don’t remember the Holocaust I guess, because this guy is just your plain old garden variety Nazi!
“It ain’t gonna stop until some way is found so that people without “skin in the game” cannot vote”
Which is to say it isn’t going to stop at all.
What we are living through is the US undergoing it’s ‘reversion to the mean’.
It will be long, slow, sad, and ultimately a sudden end.
Asslrot(sic) said yesterday...
Honestly, how can you take a government seriously that has this profound imbecile involved in it?
State republicans redrew the districts in a manner that CAUSED West to lose and Grayson to win. Then the RNC wouldn’t back Grayson’s opponent.
“It ain’t gonna stop until some way is found so that people without “skin in the game” cannot vote”
They have skin in the game, that is where the race card comes from.
You can thank the GOP for creating this seat and redristicting Col. West OUT of his seat. Prof once again that the GOP is not to be trusted, believed or supported. Conservatives are not wanted in the GOP; so goodbye to them. I resigned last week.
You can thank the GOP for creating this seat and redristicting Col. West OUT of his seat. Proof once again that the GOP is not to be trusted, believed or supported. Conservatives are not wanted in the GOP; so goodbye to them. I resigned last week.
Grayson is the poster child for asylum escapees.
Yeah, you’re right. But Grayson really is a nut case, yet he is re-elected. Shaking my head.
A little sympathy, please, for the Reagan Conservatives that still happen to live in his new district. We got stuck with this idiot in ‘08, worked hard to dump him in ‘10, and then woke up one morning and found ourselves in a new district. My worst fears were confirmed when he announced but we knew that he hadn’t stopped campaigning and raising money since Jan ‘09. Now, look who I have representing my interests—Alan Grayson (yikes!!), Marco Rubio (Thank God), Bill Nelson (when is that cadaver ever going to retire), and, last but not least, Barack (Tax us to oblivion) Obama (double yikes). At least MSDNC will have a new guest host for The Ed Show and at least, no one will see him.
...yep...I haven't much hope that I will ever see anything like even 10 years ago. I am afraid that the 47% numbers are a LOT more than anyone thought, and given that, there is no way that anybody with a R beside their name can get elected to any Federal position. I really expect that the trend will start moving into the "red" states starting in '14.
The "takers" are now piloting this ship in a power dive....ending up at the scene of the crash.
You think Grayson’s bad?
Have a look at what the people of Nashua, NH elected to represent them in their State Legislature.
Not only a lifelong career criminal, convicted felon, public nuisance and welfare cheat, but “transgendered”.
It’s very likely that he/she/it will be running for U.S. Congress some day.
The crazier they are the more Democrat support they get... See Jesse Jackson Jr, Debbie whatsername Smith, actually there are so many I couldn’t begin to name them all
Oh $h!t, have to see this @$$hole for years to come ?
Unbelievable. Leave it to republicans to shoot themselves in the foot.
I like your idea. IMO, time to play dirty. In fact do it to lot of the leftists.
Which law did Grayson break?
“Why dont we start a union, only make it conservative”
Somebody already did:
Only make it mandatory to join in those non-right to work states. use the labor laws they’ve been pushing against them.
I like the way you think. Remind me not to piss you off ;-)
Did they? And is that the standard for trespassing in Orlando?
This pig got elected and West lost?? Florida really is the South’s garbage can.
Per the article, I can imagine: Trespassing (which is why he was forcibly removed). Terroristic threats. He participating in intimidating customers which makes him a fun candidate for inciting violence. Heck, how about some of those fun bullying laws. Disorderly conduct. Organizing without a permit. Probably drunk in public based on his personal record.
He’s a complete dick so that makes him guilty of exposing himself to children. Assuming there were children at Wal-Mart that day.
Man, take your pick.
“You can thank the GOP for creating this seat and redristicting Col. West OUT of his seat. Prof once again that the GOP is not to be trusted, believed or supported. Conservatives are not wanted in the GOP; so goodbye to them. I resigned last week.”
In any event, Congressman West ran in a district that was more Republican than the district in which he ran in 2010 (albeit not as Republican as a St. Lucie-based district would have been had redistricters been able to place black neighborhoods in Fort Pierce in Alcee Hastings’s black-majority district as they did prior to the “fair districts” amendment). Had GOP redistricters been unencumbered by that stupid amendment and been able to gerrymander the old Broward-Palm Beach FL-22 to make it more Republican than before, perhaps it would have placed West in a better situation for reelection than what he ended up with, but not by much. Congressman West was never a good fit for the socially liberal Gold Coast, and he should have run statewide for the U.S. Senate, where he would have been a much better candidate than the RINOish Connie Mack and perhaps would have beaten Bil Nelson.
So don’t blame Congressman West’s loss on the FL legislature—it was those stupid voters in Florida, and particularly those in Port St. Lucie, that did him in. FL Republicans have done a lot of stupid things in the past, but screwing over Allen West was not one of them.
Most likely the standard everywhere.
If you ask someone to leave your private property and they don't comply, they are trespassing after having a reasonable time to do so.
Wal-Mart and I'm sure many other stores, deal with minor shop lifting in a similar manner. They take a picture of the shop lifter and inform them if they are ever seen in any W-M store they will be arrested for trespassing.
W-M is not public property, just like your yard is not public property, no one has a "right" to be there.
that’s nice but the discussion was about the comment about law-makers breaking the law. Grayson wasn’t arrested and he didn’t break the law.