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. Chris M.

    Wow, criticism of the Government by citizens should be outlawed?
    Is this guy a union thug or just a totalitarian Marxist?

    December 10, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  2. Kenneth Pate

    Am I supposed to be impressed by this story? It only validates my point of view that Grayson should have no place in any legislative body. Is he Nancy Pelosi's Pit Bull?

    December 10, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  3. George

    I thought we lived in a land where free speach was allowed...I guess just for Democrats.

    December 10, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  4. dz in Austin

    I might have to move to Florida just so I can vote for this man. Finally!!!! A Dem (other than Hillary) with a pair.

    December 10, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  5. Lou For President

    Grayson is a joke. He is the new Rush for the Democrats. Except he is a legislator and not just a talk show host. Very disturbing,

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  6. Joe R.

    Ooooo.....Grayson; you scare me – NOT! Neither your bark nor your bite are painful. Let's face it. When Bush was in office, I'm sure you didn't mind anyone from the Democratic Party speaking up. You're in politics, so you know how the games are played. Live with it or leave politics altogether. If the President is a Republican, he takes heat from the Democrats. If the President is a Democrat, he takes heat from the Republicans. This is America; or have you forgotten about the "Freedom of Speech." Worse yet, are you against Freedom of Speech?

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  7. joe

    Isn't it odd.. When the Republicans were in power, the Democrats criticized whenever they wanted. Now all they do is tell people to shut up. If you cannot stand the heat then get out of the kitchen

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  8. Anonymous

    Comment over due, Hats off to Grayson

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  9. Bob

    Does anyone remember when Mr. Cheney was in office how secretive and stonewalling he was? Anyone criticizing the decisions, management of their war policies was met with attacks of being unpatriotic, Un-American or being exposed as Mrs. Wilson was. Now that he is out of office he is a constant source of criticism. He would not serve in military when asked. Yet he is toughest guy in the world when his neck is not on the line. Considering the mess he left and the need to address it. I feel comfortable with a thoughtful, extended decision process that tests the possible solutions before we more foward with them. Representative Alan Grayson Thank You for expressing what a lot of people feel about Dick Cheney.

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  10. Donkey Party

    Grayson for President 2016!!!

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  11. Tim

    wow what a brilliant response! who elected this guy?

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  12. Brian

    Of the Fox News site regarding Cheney's comments the other night night.

    But Cheney held back from predicting who in his party is best positioned to take on the president come 2012.

    "At this point I'd be reluctant to pinpoint anybody," he said. "It might hurt them more than it would help them coming from me."

    that says it all, even Cheney knows his comments are suspect.

    "

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  13. Mike

    He is just mad because he knows Cheney is right and he can stand it! Bring on 2010! all you dems go home!

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  14. Steven

    this is a perfect example of how the left really acts, not tolerant to other ideas and if they don't agree it's time for you to shut your mouth. Thanks America for enabling these people.

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  15. Nellie Bly

    Grayson just gets better and better.

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  16. jimjones

    I second the motion. Chaney needs to realize he’s an Ex-vice president and his time is up. He should be working on his rifle handling techniques and stop kitchen politics.

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  17. JOHN

    This BOZO obviously does NOT believe in the First Amendment, which means he is in violation of his oath of office. Boot the bastard out!!!!!!

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  18. Kevin from Co

    Does Grayson have any class at all? He reminds me of a kid in junior high that has to run his mouth for attention because he lacks any real substance. Florida must be proud.

    December 10, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  19. wbn

    Now, this guy's a sweet moral man, isn't he? I guess like more and more liberals are getting to be, he only likes free speech when it comes from him or his friends. Cheney is vocalizing against Obama's actions, as are half the population of the country, and I guess he forgets the wicked and childish name-calling (traitor, coward, etc.) that leading Dems applied to President Bush for many years.

    December 10, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  20. socalgal

    Dems, so another example of suppressing the opposition's right to free speech? HELLO AMERICA!!! Wake up and smell the inalienable rights slipping away.

    December 10, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  21. EAW

    I'm in love.

    December 10, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  22. andrew siaki

    Dick Cheney will be a very happy person if the american fail in afghan
    means obama fail.

    December 10, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  23. Cas Vance

    That's GREAT !!!! It's about time someone said it. I'm glad that a Democrat has finely repersented the people. Thank you Mr.Grayson!!

    December 10, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  24. cca1989

    ok grayson is officially my hero! its about time the democrats told that old goat to shut up!

    December 10, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  25. Bedtime for Obonzo

    Stay classy, Democrats. Perhaps you can enact a Bill of Sedition and Attainder to silence dissent.

    December 10, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
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