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Congressman Alan Grayson was born and grew up in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City.

July 21st, 2010 3:27 PM

The Republican Plan: Punch Me in the Face

They may not have a health plan. Or a jobs plan. Or a peace plan. But they do have a plan.

Here is the Republican plan:

"I'll give $100 to first Rep. who punches smary [sic] idiot Alan Grayson in nose."

That incitement to violence was tweeted by Dan Gainor. Who is Dan Gainor? The Vice President of the Media Research Center (MRC). MRC is a right-wing Washington slur tank that glorifies Big Business in its "Business and Media Institute." It is a $6 million lie factory, blessed by Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter.

And in case you missed the point, Gainor later tweeted, "I'd love to see the video."

Why is the D.C. Republican establishment so angry at me? Because I stood up on the Floor of the House, and demanded that the Republicans release unemployment insurance. I demanded that the Republicans stop pushing people out of their homes to live in their cars, and that they stop taking food out of the mouths of children.

I'm not going to give up fighting just because they want to punch me, but I've got a tough race, and I need your help fighting back. I went on Ed Schultz's show on MSNBC to talk about all this.

This is their response. This is how the right wing does it. They pay people to clean for them, to cook for them, to drive for them, and now:

To punch for them. Or, more specifically, to punch me for them.

We knew they're crazy. It turns out that they're also lazy. Too lazy to throw a punch themselves.

So here they are, inciting violence against our elected officials. Just as they did during the healthcare debate, when many of my Democratic colleagues -- and my five-year-old son -- got a death threat.

But they're forgetting something. Something very important.

We punch back. We punch back with our votes, and our voices. And we will be heard.

Punch back now.

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