December 10th, 2009
03:41 PM ET
7 months ago

Grayson to Cheney: Time to 'STFU'

Grayson to Cheney: Time to ‘STFU’
Grayson to Cheney: Time to ‘STFU’

Washington (CNN) – Outspoken Rep. Alan Grayson has a message for blunt-speaking former Vice President Dick Cheney: stop talking.

Responding to the former VP’s criticism of President Obama’s national security policy, including his decision to try accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in civilian court, the Florida Democrat lapsed into Web-speak.

“You know, on the internet there's an acronym that's used to apply to situations like this. It's called ‘STFU,’” Grayson said on MSNBC’s Hardball. “I don't think I can say that on the air, but I think you know what that means.” The letters are an acronym for “shut the f*** up.”

Cheney has been a vocal critic of the president’s policies, telling Fox News earlier this week that the extended decision-making process on Afghanistan “feeds into sort of the basic al Qaeda strategy” by fueling a sense of uncertainty on the future direction of U.S. involvement.


Filed under: Alan Grayson • Dick Cheney • Popular Posts
soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. LacrosseMom

    Mr. Grayson is such a hack. He contributes nothing to real debate. At least the former VP makes some thoughtful points, whether you agree with them or not. I think it's time for Mr. Grayson to "STFU."

    December 10, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  2. cathie

    I am not defending Grayson but why is VP Dick Cheney the only VP that does leave Washington and the "mike".

    December 10, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  3. Anonymous

    HAHA! I love it, a Dem with a pair. Awesome!

    December 10, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  4. Christian

    Exactly! Cheney had his turn and failed miserably...not sure why he's still speaking? Perhaps he thinks if he yells loud enough we'll all forget the Bush administration? Hmm...I still remember it.

    December 10, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  5. Rennee' Hernandez

    Thank you Mr. Grayson!!

    December 10, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  6. Dick

    Why give this evil human (?) so much time. Not only had he avoided the draft when he could have served his country he as president of the country for 8 years with his yes man Bush, took this country to a new low. With his past record as a taker has absolutely know basis to claim someone else is bowing to foreigners and preaching patriotism when he remains America's number one worst enemy and the only other person in high office can team him with would be Benedict Arnold. For as I am concerned he has been responsible for more endings of human life under false pretenses than any other man(?) in our history. Hope he chokes on his own evilness. And I agree with STFU

    December 10, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  7. Luis

    A dem with gusto and balls. Right on. The pres should get this guy as his spokesman. Someone needs to tell that idiot Chenet to STFU.

    December 10, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  8. RHammond

    For someone that didn't say anything worth listening too for eight years, Mr. Cheney, certainly has a lot of say now. He needs to follow Alan Grayson's advice and STFU!

    December 10, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  9. jim of Raleigh

    This guy is an embarassment to America. How he got in Congress tells me that the people of his district certainly are not being served since he is only out to get pub for himself. Why any news network would waste their time with him certainly reflects that they don't have any watchers with an ounce of common sense. Maybe that why no one watches Chris Matthews.

    December 10, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  10. Anonymous

    Cheney is a brilliant guy, and he plays by misdirection. It's like when interviewers kept saying: "But You said we would be greeted with flowers!" Nobody asked him: "If we were expected to be greeted with flowers, why were we building the world's largest embassy, with the thickest walls?"

    Chaney is trying to play the Administration!

    December 10, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  11. Liberty Queen

    Alan Grayson is one of the few Dems to tell it like it is. hey Cheney, you war criminal and mastermind of 9/11: STFU!

    December 10, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  12. RAG

    It is really sad when a heinous criminal like Dick "Water Board" Cheney goes insane. It brings up the whole question of punishment as correction vs. punishment as deterrence. Cheney's insanity makes deterrence impossible. Still he should be tried and punished in some form. Water boarding comes to mind. In any case, simple compassion would require is handlers to keep him from debasing himself further allowing news coverage to his inane babbling and drunken tirades. His nurse should look out for him better.

    December 10, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  13. Emma

    It is difficult for me to understand why Cheney is so vocal in his harsh criticisms of the current administration. Perhaps he is wanting to justify his actions over the previous 8 years and see his policies continued which sometimes had unfortunate consequences for Americans. It is probably too late for him to be redeemed.

    December 10, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  14. Andrew

    Cheney should shut up, as should his daughter. They are both liars.

    December 10, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  15. Dan

    I think Grayson should follow his own advice and STFU. If this is all he can say to Cheney's criticism, he is no better than a talking head with nothing to say. for gosh sake, say something constructive if you have it and keep your mouth closed if not.

    December 10, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  16. JD

    Time for Grayson to STFU

    December 10, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  17. biju

    Congrats. You've said what half of America and most of the world was thinking.

    December 10, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  18. Rick Reid

    Finally, an outspoken congressman tells Cheney to do what most sane minded americans have been thinking. We wouldn't be in the mess we're in if it wasn't for that greedy, overbearing blowheart Cheney.

    Thank- you Rep Grayson!!!! You rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 10, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  19. reality check

    For eight years the Cheney Bush administration made a mockery of international relations, now they want to criticize everything the new administration does. I think Alan Grayson has it right.

    December 10, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  20. Mat

    What took them so long to say that! My sentiments exactly! He reminds me of a child who gets in trouble and instead of taking responsibility, he either points out or more often then not makes up reasons why his brother should get in trouble instead even if its for the same reason or not.

    December 10, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  21. you're all buttmonkeys

    Grayson quite obviously needs to take his own advice.

    December 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  22. Elizabeth

    Come on Grayson! Let's not stoop to Cheney's low.

    December 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  23. Pee Wee

    Classy guy. Is this one of the "intellectuals" that Dems so proudly claim to be among their constituency?

    December 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  24. Ben in Oil City

    Rep Grayson I sure hope you run for higher office(on a national level), we need more intelligent straight talkers in DC.
    Thank you Sir.

    PS Maybe you could spearhead an investigation into former VP Chaney and the war profiteering, war crimes, etc.etc etc. After all he can't be running of at the mouth if he's under investigation!

    December 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  25. salliemb

    That is the best thing I have heard in a long time. It is time for Cheney to shut up and quit badmouthing the president on EVERYTHING he says and does. Cheney's behavior makes him look like an as****.

    December 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12