„"What the Republicans have been doing is an insult to America…. These are foot-dragging, knuckle-dragging neanderthals." [Questioned, 'Why are you name-calling?'] "I didn't call names, what I said is true."“

CNN, YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTyAQEAseb0 –September 30, 2009. CNN Political Ticker http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/09/30/grayson-calls-republicans-knuckle-dragging-neanderthals/.
2009, Regarding the Republican Party

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