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. Sunny

    When will Dick Cheney realize that he is the part of the problem and not the solution?

    December 10, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  2. Michael

    Yeah, right. Like smart people are going to listen to a guy with the face of a Water Buffalo being interviewed by a guy who gets a tingle up his leg when he hears Obama speak. Not likely!

    Nobody watches MSNBC anyway.

    December 10, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  3. George Holman

    Well said! Who really cares what Chaney thinks. He was reviled when in office, and he has done nothing to change that perception since leaving the Vice Presidency. Good riddance!

    December 10, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  4. Jack in Florida

    Finally....someone that tells it like it is..........I second Grayson's request to Cheney!!!

    December 10, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  5. Tex

    Grayson comes through with an entertaining headline-grabber once again. Not as good as calling Cheney a vampire, though.

    December 10, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  6. Does not matter

    Dick is just stating the obvious and the Liberals do not like that.

    December 10, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  7. todd

    God Bless Rep. Alan Grayson. We need more people to stand up against this blind republican rage!!

    December 10, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  8. Bye Bye GOP

    I could not agree more....Great response. Go away Darth Vader! Go away!

    December 10, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  9. Diane

    It is about time someone told Cheney to shut up. I refuse to even read or listen to his comments anymore. He has absolutely no credibility in my eyes.

    December 10, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  10. Anonymous

    well of course they want Cheney to STFU. But is anyone really listening to him anyway???

    December 10, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  11. John

    Grayson needs to follow his own advice.

    December 10, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  12. Barbara

    Our Hero-Again! Keep telling it like it is Alan. Cheney needs to disappear. He and Bush did more than enough damage to our country. His day has gone-Thank God for all of us! Keep speaking the truth for you speak for so very many Alan Grayson!

    December 10, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  13. Jim

    JDT to Grayson: Practice what you preach!

    December 10, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  14. JerryP

    Finally! Someone who speaks sense! Yeah Cheney STFU!
    From your adoring friends in California.

    December 10, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  15. Tony

    Forget the politics for a minute.

    Does anyone else think this guy has issues?????

    He is always attacking.................

    I am ashamed he is from Florida. I hope this is his only and last term.

    December 10, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  16. Vet for Obama

    Good for you, Mr. Grayson. It's about time that someone stood up and told this incompetent to go away.

    December 10, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  17. No More Incumbents

    And this is one of the guys who can author laws that affect our 1st amendment rights? Great.

    I also think his tie is very fitting. All these clowns are very eager to spend OUR money like it is Monopoly money.

    Grayson, don't let the door hit you on the way out! No more incumbents! We certainly deserve and should demand better.

    December 10, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  18. Sam

    Thank you Congressman Grayson, for saying something that most of the rest of America has been wanting to say to Dick Cheney for some time!

    Now if only he'd listen and go crawl back under the rock from which he slitherered. And while he's at it, maybe he could do what he told Senator Patrick Leahy to do a few years back.

    December 10, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  19. Fred

    This baffoon should practice what he preaches. The former VP is only saying what a majorety of AMERICANS are saying. Maybe he should look at the present VP and tell him to STFU.

    December 10, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  20. Brandon

    Wow. I'd be so proud to have HIM representing me. Regardless of what you think of Cheney, how low can the quality of political discourse go?

    December 10, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  21. miken

    Democrats and especually Floridians should be ashamed of any association with such a low-brow person as Grayson with his history of gutter mouth remarks.

    December 10, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  22. Jim Playford

    Dude...you're part of what's bringing politics in this country down to new low levels. You need to STFU. Your district (& I know where it is) deserves you.

    December 10, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  23. Eddie

    Grayson is an IDIOT!

    December 10, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  24. JD

    Typical liberal hypocrisy!! They claim they support diversity and freedom of speech, but when the rubber hits the road, they always malign those who dare to disagree with their political dogma.

    Hypocrisy, thy name is liberal!!

    December 10, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  25. Conguero

    Got to love Grayson's tie ....Monopoly money! The Dems spend money like it's Monopoly money. Very apropos.

    December 10, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
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