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Rep. Alan Grayson on CNN: "Die Quickly" = "GOP Has No Plan"

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Uploaded on Sep 30, 2009

One day after he laid out the "Republican health care plan - die quickly," Rep. Alan Grayson appears on "The Situation Room" to explain his comments.

"What I mean is, they've got no plan," he told Wolf Blitzer. "That's what I meant when I said the Republican plan really is, don't get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly."

"There's no effort by the Republicans to pass any kind of bill," he added. He also argued that the statement "gets us back on track" in passing health care reform.

Grayson also has no intention of apologizing for his comments, and says of the "knuckle-dragging Neanderthal" Republicans: "They should apologize to America."

He also played down comparisons to Rep. Joe Wilson. Grayson said there is a difference because he disrespected the President. "You disrespected Republicans," responded Gloria Borger.

Grayson actually enters the scene in the middle of Alex Castellanos saying: "There are fringes and nut jobs on both sides... I think one of them may be coming to visit, we don't know..." Grayson eventually proceeds to take Castellanos apart during the spot.

Grayson also didn't take kindly to Sarah Palin's 'death panel" angle in health care reform. "I wish Sarah Palin read the bill," he responded. "That's a scare tactic."

In addition, the Congressman told James Carville: "Democrats have to have guts, and now we have to have the guts to take the majority that the American people have given to us" and pass health reform. At the end of the interview, Carville informed Grayson that his life was going to change for the next two weeks.

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