December 10th, 2009
03:41 PM ET
9 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.


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  1. Mike

    I think grayson should STFU! how about that you smug prick!

    December 10, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  2. Bill

    It's time for Grayson and all other Liberal Dems to STFU they are ruinning the country. Tratiors all

    December 10, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  3. Biased

    Unfortunately he is the new poster boy for democrats to love and honor, but he is nothing more than a disgrace to the legislative body he was elected to and to those Americans who elected him.

    December 10, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  4. Eric

    Nice. So Professional.

    December 10, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  5. T

    Grayson should learn to pratice what he preach. He is trying to get the brownie points here.

    December 10, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  6. MJH

    Grayson is a disgrace to Congress and the voters that put him there.

    December 10, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  7. Robert Batelli

    Maybe that idiot Grayson should take his own advice first.

    December 10, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  8. James

    WOW STFU – from a member of the House of Reps. So much for fredom of speech or even offering an alternative opinion.

    December 10, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  9. Melissa

    FINALLY, someone says it. I don't know why someone didn't say it a long time ago. Its about time. Cheney is not longer in power, he needs to STFU.

    December 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  10. John Lubeck

    You don't need to be outspoken to be thinking the same thing as Alan Grayson. Let's say it again: Dick Cheney was the biggest criminal to ever inhabit the office of VP in the history of the United States so yes Dick, stfu.

    December 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  11. Last Honest Man

    Grayson is the best example of what is wrong with Politics. His mouth ( and the fact he would show up on MSNBC) makes wish he'd kiss a pig long and hard. So much for Freedom of Speech.

    December 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  12. Really

    Just another example of Democrats trying to censor the public. I believe Rep. Grayson took a an oath to up hold the constitution (Hint free speech is included in that).

    December 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  13. RD

    Took the words right out of my mouth.

    December 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  14. marvin

    Shrek needs to STFU. He is an idiot. Hope he's up for reelection.

    December 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  15. Jim

    I think the Representative should have taken a debate class back in high school.

    Thanks for the story though, I did not realize Chris Matthews was still on the air after referring to West Point as "The Enemy Camp" for the President.

    December 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  16. beth jenkins

    glad someone finally said it!

    December 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  17. Rob R

    I don't respect Cheney, but it annoys me to see this kind of speech coming from an elected official. Our national discourse is being flushed down the toilet...This guy DOES NOT represent me, despite what I might feel for Cheney...

    December 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  18. Art

    I AGREE! Dick Cheney is just another example of an angry, crochety old republican jerk who is not in favor of any positive changes that may help the middle class. He really DOES need to shut up and go to hell similar to the living hell helped create in this country with staggering unemployment and a war we cannot seem to end with his puppet George W.

    Your time is over...your retirement from public office is four years too late as far as I'm concerned. I am just embarrased to be living in a country among people who actually voted this pompous jerk in for another term!

    STFU!!..Please.

    December 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  19. Dallasite

    Congressmen Grayson is my hero. Keep it coming. . .!

    December 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  20. joe m

    it wouldn't be a bad idea for grayson to follow his own advice. i wouldn't mind grayson speaking his mind if he actually wanted to just get work done, but he does these things more for the attention he gets.

    December 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  21. Joe Hanson

    Alan Grayson is the present and future of the democratic party!

    December 10, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  22. Jocelyn

    AMEN Grayson! Thanks for saying what so many of us are thinking.

    December 10, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  23. Bill

    I think that goofy looking liberal needs to STFU!

    December 10, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  24. Adair

    Thank you, Rep. Grayson!

    December 10, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  25. Snead Hearn

    Grayson is a pompous fake so taken with himself and the Dem majority that all semblence of civility is gone. Terminal blowhard.

    December 10, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
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