By John Hawkins
Even for a Congressman, Alan Grayson is a horrible human being. He’s a habitually crude, nasty, unpleasant creep who gets his way because he has a lot of money — and he doesn’t even hide it well. This is not the sort of guy you’d want to go to a ballgame with or even be around for more than five minutes at a time unless you thought you were going to get paid. Yet and still, money and a lack of shame does have its advantages.
After being bounced out of Congress before for being such a pig, he’s back, running in Florida’s new, heavily Democratic 9th district. Alan Grayson being Alan Grayson, even though Democrats have been pushing a “War on women” all year long, is taking in a few rape jokes the week before the election.
At a fundraiser in Hollywood Sunday night, former Democratic Florida Rep. Alan Grayson used rape jokes to raise money for his congressional campaign.
Grayson, an acerbically partisan one-term congressman who is hoping to return to the House two years after being voted out of office, was in attendance at his fundraiser at the Hollywood Improv where comedians, including Sarah Silverman, spat out jokes in support of Grayson’s campaign.
…Making fun of Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s suggestion that there is some biological mechanism to prevent a woman from being impregnated when she is raped, comedian Jimmy Dore riffed on how he and his wife were poor when they were younger and couldn’t afford birth control.
“Guess you’re going to have to rape me,” Dore mimicked his wife saying.
Melodramatically striding to the stage to Enya’s “Only Time,” Silverman declared to much laughter as the music faded, “Wow. God, I love that song — I was a brutally raped to that song.”
“Didn’t ruin it for me,” she added.
…Rape jokes are great because they make a comedian seem very edgy and very dangerous,” she said.
Plus, she added, “who’s going to complain?”
Silverman joked that rape victims are “traditionally not complainers” and the worst that could happen is ”after a show a woman might come up to you and say, ‘Look, I’m a victim of rape … and I thought that joke was insensitive and inappropriate and totally my fault.’”
Moving away from rape jokes, Silverman told the crowd of just under 100 that they must remember that both conservatives and liberals want the best for the country, even if liberals are more “open-minded” and conservatives are “less open-minded” and ” a little more “faggot-ish.”
Just to give you an idea of how unlikable a human being Alan Grayson is, he’s in a D+15 district and he’s raised 3 million dollars while his opponent has raised less than $5000. Meanwhile, the very limited polling in the district only shows Grayson ahead 45 percent to 42.2 percent.
Malaria on a stick could run in that district and win, but Grayson is struggling. That tells you a lot.