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agEditor’s Note – Alan Grayson is complaining about negative ads that are seen by his children?  Are you kidding me???  This coming from a man who compared Dan Webster to the Taliban!

And how is it possible that Grayson can even begin to talk about a “constructive dialogue”?  How constructive was it when he called Republicans “knuckle dragging neanderthals” and compared them to Nazi’s.

Either Alan Grayson thinks the residents of Central Florida are downright stupid, or this man does indeed have a serious chemical imbalance.

 

Campaign Tricks Work Both Ways

By A.B. Stoddard
TheHill.com

We know Democrats aren’t talking about their agenda, but we hear them talking an awful lot about those “shadowy” Republican groups spending secretly donated money on “issue” ads that have expanded the playing field and left Democrats scrambling to defend nearly 100 seats.

What Democrats aren’t telling you is that some of them are backing third-party candidates they hope will be spoilers for the GOP challengers running against them, according to The New York Times.

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) who has made quite a name for himself as a showman, to put it politely, is reportedly one of those Democrats. Doug Guetzloe — a local activist, GOP operative and radio host with connections with Grayson — is accused of helping to launch a Tea Party candidacy that local Tea Party activists knew nothing about. “The grassroots Tea Party activists and state Republicans have homed in on a number of connections between Mr. Grayson and Mr. Guetzloe that have become fodder in the local news media,” states the Times story, which notes that Guetzloe’s son worked as an intern in Grayson’s office and Guetzloe sits on two business advisory boards established by Grayson. Separately, Guetzloe was sentenced last week to 60 days in prison for a misdemeanor campaign violation from four years ago, which he will begin after the election.
 
Grayson, famous for taking to the House floor to accuse Republicans of having a healthcare policy of wanting patients to “die quickly,” is running behind his opponent, Republican Daniel Webster, in the polls. He set himself back in September when he ran an ad against Webster calling him “Taliban Dan” and comparing Webster’s positions on women’s issues to the Taliban. FactCheck.org determined that the ad, which manipulates edited video, distorted Webster’s statements.
 
That didn’t stop Grayson from criticizing all the outside money Republican groups are spending on him, stating on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” that Democrats like Reps. Carol Shea-Porter (N.H.) and Tom Perriello (Va.) and himself are being targeted because they have a conscience. “And they destroy us with these negative ads, these blistering, evil, negative ads. In front of my — in front of my children, on my TV set, they called me a liar, they called me a loudmouth. They said I’m a national embarrassment. And this is their idea of a constructive dialogue.”
 
If backing a third-party candidate, or calling his opponent a religious fanatic, is Grayson’s idea of a constructive dialogue, he will likely be out of a job next week.

Read More – http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/campaign/125705-campaign-tricks-work-both-ways

Tom Tillison

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