FactCheck zings Alan Grayson’s (D-FL) latest smear attempt

Last night, I wrote about how this is the year of the Desperate Democrat, a year in which Democrats will stoop to new lows in order to try and keep their seats and majorities. One of the people mentioned in what I wrote last night was moonbat Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL-8th district) who is battling to keep his seat against Republican challenger Daniel Webster. In one nasty ad, Grayson lied about Webster’s military record by saying that he “dodged the draft.” It was a strawman he deliberately set up to try and impugn Webster’s patriotism. FactCheck set the record straight on that one. In the lastest vicious attack by Grayson, Webster is called “Taliban Dan” due to quotes about the Bible he made which were – you guessed it – taken grossly out of context to the point where it’s shown that Grayson, once again, has flat out lied.

Here’s FactCheck on Grayson’s latest round of smears against his opponent:

In a new ad, Grayson accuses his Republican opponent Daniel Webster of being a religious fanatic and dubs him “Taliban Dan.” But to make his case, Grayson manipulates a video clip to make it appear Webster was commanding wives to submit to their husbands, quoting a passage in the Bible. Four times, the ad shows Webster saying wives should submit to their husbands. In fact, Webster was cautioning husbands to avoid taking that passage as their own. The unedited quote is: “Don’t pick the ones [Bible verses] that say, ‘She should submit to me.’”


The full context of the remarks make clear that Webster is not telling wives to submit to their husbands. Just the opposite.

Webster: “So, write a journal. Second, find a verse. I have a verse for my wife, I have verses for my wife. 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, ‘love your wife, even as Christ loved the Church and gave himself for it’ as opposed to ‘wives submit to your own husbands.’ She can pray that, if she wants to, but don’t you pray it.”


But the ad’s claim that Webster would “deny battered women . . . the right to divorce their abusers” is a distortion. The claim is based on legislation he sponsored in the Florida House of Representatives 20 years ago. The bill, HB 1585, would have allowed Florida residents the option of a “covenant marriage,” which would limit their divorce rights. Under the proposal, couples could dissolve a covenant marriage only in cases of adultery. But that would not have applied to anyone who did not choose to enter a covenant marriage. The legislation died in committee in June 1990. Webster has not advocated for covenant marriages as a congressional candidate.

Make sure to read the whole thing, and if you live in Florida’s 8th district, write Rep. Alan Grayson (or call) and let him know what you think of his despicable, desperate attempts to hold on to that Congressional seat, and/or perhaps consider sending a letter to your local newspaper letting them know what you think of Grayson’s gutter tactics.

I haven’t seen much polling outside of “internal polling” numbers that are highly questionable, but Real Clear Politics ranks this seat as “Leans GOP.” Mark this race down as one to watch.

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