December 10th, 2009
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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.


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  1. Pat - Overland Park, KS

    Good for Representative Grayson. It's about time somebody told Cheney off. Cheney who would not serve his country, Cheney who helped start an illegal war and get away with getting Haliburton lucreative contracts and make about a zillion dollars, Cheney who ignored the constitution at every turn. I wish there were more dems that had the grit to stand up and tell Cheney he's not in politics anymore and does not have access to any security information anymore to shut up.

    December 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. no longer a democrat

    what a classy guy

    can someone please put a muzzle on Alan Grayson.

    Dems have to stop blaming all their problems on the past administration!! what a bunch of whiny cry babies

    December 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  3. jhonflocke

    His hard times in the Bronx does not impress me, because like myself and many others who had it harder in life, and fought a war for which we where abused, does not make him a champion. Maybe if he put his politics aside and started realizing that if we don't stop the enemy on their turf, they will be here sooner than you think. In fact we just had a terrorist attack at Fort Hood and this ignorant administration still refuses to acknowledge the terrorest are on our soil and are going to get active.

    December 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  4. Sparky

    It's about time someone told Darth Vander what he should do..... I don't know a whole lot about Congressman Grayson, but I really like him.

    December 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  5. Daniel Goodman

    I agree that Dick should go back to his death star in Wyoming, but at the same time, Grayson should probably have chosen more...intellectual words. Grayson did not act in a very professional way and, as an aspiring political-activist at age 18, I was dismayed to see this story (although I agree completely with what he said).

    December 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  6. paul

    It's about time!!

    December 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  7. Lori

    I can NOT believe this man is an elected official.
    Dick Cheney has freedom of speech, just like this gutter mouthed, moron.

    December 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  8. Mark

    WOW...what happened to the idea of right to free speach?

    December 10, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  9. Randy in Pa

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Grayson! Finally, a Democrat with balls. He ought to tell this to the other doomsayers in our government.

    December 10, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  10. Denny

    Finally someone has the guts to say what many of us have been saying all along. Dick Cheney doesn't realize that nobody cares what he thinks – and yes, STFU!!

    December 10, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  11. a little sad

    It's about time someone told Cheney to STFU.

    That cowardly chicken hawk has done incredible harm to this country, that will take a generation to repair. Now he wants undermine all efforts to improve the mess he and W left.

    Since he had better things to do than serve this country when he was called, now that no one is calling him, he really should STFU.

    December 10, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  12. Jim

    Mr. Grayson, Keep it up. you are the right one to take that warmonger, ask him to shuttup, no one is going to belive him other than uneducated american and his followers....Get back to those Gopers right away.

    December 10, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  13. Doc SteveO

    You are exactly correct Representative Grayson. And I believe I have finally figured out why Cheney is spending so much time on this. The problem for him is that in the last two years of Bush's administration, Cheney and his views had lost all credibility and value. He fell out of favor, no one listened to him, and now he's trying to save his reputation. So this is really not against President Obama or defending Bush – it's defending himself and his own legacy. That's what's bugging him.

    December 10, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  14. vgal

    Cheney is a bitter old man who knows he will go down in history as one of the worst VP's of all time. He's horrible for this country.

    December 10, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  15. Sarah, Northern Colorado

    While the use of 'STFU' might be a bit uncouth, I couldn't agree with Grayson more. Cheney had his time to be vocal and run the country. If he wants to make his presence known in politics again, he should run for some public office. Like Palin, if he plans to be retired, he should shut up and just enjoy being a private citizen.

    December 10, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  16. Sanity

    And a great T-shirt slogan is born. "Chenney; STFU"
    Love it

    December 10, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  17. whaley41

    You shut your big mouth you idiot Grayson. You dem morons never shut up harassing and bashing Bush while he was in office. You cry babies can't take it when you dumocrats get bashed. Don't go away mad, JUST GO AWAY JERK...!!!!

    December 10, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  18. AndyF

    Dick Cheney saying anything on foreign or domestic policy is like asking the Detroit Lions advice on how to win the Super Bowl, let alone a game. He's all about making money for himself and a few cronies, even if it means sinking this country into a Depression. Now if someone would say that to his face on live TV, that would be worth something.

    December 10, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  19. Terry from West Texas

    Cheney should be able to understand that message, since he told an opponent to go copulate with himself. This man should join the Dan Quayle club disappear from public view.

    Come to think of it, every Conservative in the house and senate should do the same.

    December 10, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  20. Phyllis Kamen

    Mr. Grayson, my sentiments exactly. When he was VP, you never heard a word from him and never saw him. You just never saw the man. NOW, he's talking? Listen AH, another set of initials that you'll recognize, you had your turn and look at the disgusting mess you left us with. We wouldn't have to put another 30,000 of our young men and women in harm's way if you hadn't started the war in the first place. Why don't you go back to thinking you're vice president and disappear.

    PK, San Francisco

    December 10, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  21. James

    I love Grayson – if a Dem spoke how Cheney is speaking now during Bush's term – Cheney would have shot the person himself. What Cheney is doing is borderline treasonous.

    December 10, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  22. LATINO FOR OBAMA-VA

    Is about time someone speaks out – Chenney you serve your time now let our President (OBAMA) serve his time

    December 10, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  23. Ken

    If Cheney is so worried about how Al Queda perceives America's leadership, he might try showing them that the GOP is united behind the President in this endeavor. As it is, our enemies see America's leaders putting partisan politics above America's best interest.

    December 10, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  24. Don in Grand Rapids, Mi

    Alan " the creep" Grayson should practice what he says! STFU. Dummycrats want the "Truth" stiffled because we real Americans know the Grayson and Oduma are weak and spineless and as Jack Nickolson said in "A few Good Men" "YOU CAN"T HANDEL THE TRUTH!

    December 10, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  25. John Weinbrecht

    Will somebody put a bag over Cheyney's head! Regardless of your politics... Cheyney is a blathering idiot!

    December 10, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
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