Democrat Alan Grayson, a congressman from Florida, is known for his controversial characterizations of his opponents.
He’s even called Republicans “knuckle-dragging Neanderthals.”
Now, in a close election match-up, (dis)Grayson has upped the ante with an ad that suggests his opponent is similar to the Taliban:
Too bad that ad takes everything out of context. From foxnews.com:
Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is coming under bipartisan fire for releasing an ad that compares Republican opponent Daniel Webster to the Taliban and takes his quotes on the role of women blatantly out of context.
The narrator in the ad accuses “Taliban Dan Webster” of wanting to “impose his radical fundamentalism on us,” interspersing snippets of a speech Webster gave at a 2009 Christian event. Without any context, Webster is showing saying, “wives submit yourself to your own husband” and “she should submit to me. That’s in the Bible.”
But Webster released the unedited original footage, which shows the congressional candidate preaching the exact opposite. In the full tape, Webster urges listeners to write down a Bible verse, so long as it doesn’t have anything to do with wives submitting to their husbands.
“Don’t pick the ones that say she should submit to me. That’s in the Bible, but pick the ones that you’re supposed to do — so instead you love your wife … as opposed to wives submit yourself to your own husband,” he said.
Webster, former speaker of the Florida House, called out Grayson on his congressional campaign website and linked to a FactCheck.org writeup that accused the congressman of manipulating the footage. He said in a statement to FoxNews.com that honesty would give him the edge in the tight race for Florida’s District 8 seat.
“While I don’t yet have the financial resources to match Alan Grayson and fight back against his despicable distortions, I do have the truth on my side,” Webster said.
Grayson defended the ad Tuesday, telling MyFoxOrlando that his campaign had to “compress” the Webster speech in order to “convey it.” He denied taking words out of context.
I could go on about how Alan (dis)Grayson is a jerk, jackass, embarrassment to the human race, and a lowlife. But why should I make that case, when he has already done such a good job himself. If only he was conceived from a rape, then his mother could have aborted him. And Grayson would have too support his own murder, since that is what he supports.
Daniel Webster does not have extremist positions. On the other hand, Alan Grayson uses extremist tactics of misinformation and deception, kind of like how the Taliban deceives Afghan villagers to support them and attack American troops. If anyone is like the Taliban, it has to be Grayson. But since I’m not a wacko like Grayson, I’m going to be responsible and say that any comparisons to the Taliban are invalid.