Shades of Grayson: How big of a hypocritical weasel do you have to be for Harry Reid to call you ‘disgraceful’?
**Written by Doug Powers
Rep. Alan Grayson, the super-progressive poster boy who is running for the Senate seat vacated by Marco Rubio, is in a little bit of hot water — but the water does tend to run warmer down in the Cayman Islands.
In addition to being a repugnant worm, Grayson has also made his reputation as an anti-Wall Street crusader who does battle against “greed” wherever it exists and is also a self-proclaimed champion of the “working class.” Among Grayson’s “greatest hits” is this:
He cares about the little guy so much!
It turns out the anti-greed superhero had been running a shady Cayman Islands-based hedge fund that doesn’t believe in letting crises go to waste:
This highly unusual dual role — a sitting House lawmaker running a hedge fund, which until recently had operations in the Cayman Islands — has led to an investigation of Mr. Grayson by the House Committee on Ethics.
The inquiry has become public, but emails and marketing documents obtained by The New York Times show the extent to which Mr. Grayson’s roles as a hedge fund manager and a member of Congress were intertwined, and how he promoted his international travels, some with congressional delegations, to solicit business.
In the 2013 hedge fund marketing material, the Grayson Fund is described as an investment opportunity that will “capitalize on markets in turmoil due to economic, political or natural disasters.” It says, “Alan Grayson specializes in discovering outstanding companies that are undervalued due to forces beyond their control.”
Harry Reid, the U.S. Senate’s beacon of ethics and integrity, wants Grayson to end his Senate bid because of his hedge fund involvement:
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday called for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson to drop out of the race for a Senate seat in Florida.
Reid said in a statement that Grayson claims to be progressive but seems to have “no moral compass.” He said Grayson used his office to unethically promote a hedge fund that until recently had been based in the Cayman Islands.
His business activities have come under scrutiny for the past several months. The New York Times on Thursday reported that Grayson promoted his international travels, some with congressional delegations, to solicit business for his hedge fund.
“His actions aren’t just disgraceful to the Democratic Party, they disgrace the halls of Congress,” Reid said.
Raise your hand if you agree that Grayson’s got no moral compass and has engaged in actions that are disgraceful:
Reid will probably revise his comments about Grayson as soon as he figures out a way to implicate the Koch brothers as well.
**Written by Doug Powers
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