New Alan Grayson ad: My draft-dodging GOP opponent doesn’t love America like I do

posted at 6:30 pm on September 25, 2010 by Allahpundit

I hope this is the sleaziest ad of the year because, if it isn’t, I don’t want to see the one that is. Where to begin? Well, for starters, the photo of Teacups with the elderly man in the Marine Corps League hat suggests that the MCL has endorsed him. Not so, and they’re more than a little irritated at the insinuation. But that’s small potatoes: For the full rundown on just how disgusting this hit job is, read every word of this FactCheck.org demolition. Daniel Webster, Grayson’s Republican opponent, didn’t dodge the draft; he received academic deferments while attending college — during which time he was in the ROTC — and then tried to enlist after graduation. But he failed his medical exam and was graded 1-Y and then 4-F, making him ineligible. According to Grayson, this means he … “refused the call to service.” And who’s the alleged “old soldier” narrating this spot, who seems so heartbroken over Webster’s very troubling, um, medical problem that he’s willing to accuse the guy of not quite loving America as much as everyone else? Grayson’s campaign won’t say. Quoth FactCheck: “Grayson’s ad concludes with a message on screen saying, ‘If Daniel Webster didn’t serve America then, why should he serve now?’ Viewers might ask the same question of Grayson.”

I’ll say this for it, though. As a representation of the man who made it, the ad simply can’t be improved upon. Grotesque in its nastiness and almost gleefully over-the-top in how unfair it is, it’s a pitch-perfect expression of the Grayson ethos. I can picture him watching it for the first time, smirking all the way. Note to the media: If you’re holding back on this guy because it’s election season and he is, after all, a Democrat, for once you might be doing your side more good than harm by taking him out. Let’s face it, his chief contribution in Congress is providing soundbite material for righties like me to show how vicious the left can be, a point that hasn’t been lost on his Democratic House colleagues. How about doing everyone a favor and giving this grand smear the press attention it deserves?


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Real Clear Politics has started to paint this district red as a Republican Congressional takeover and RCP usually won’t make a move until the fat lady is singing.

Marcus on September 25, 2010 at 6:34 PM

We must take this guy down in November!..MUST I say!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 6:36 PM

It’s not an election: it is war!

Bandit5906 on September 25, 2010 at 6:36 PM

That comes close to being a parody of trash talking attack ads. It was sorta funny.

sharrukin on September 25, 2010 at 6:37 PM

What a hack.

powerpro on September 25, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Alan Grayson is a betrayal of everything this country was founded upon, everything it is now and everything it could be if it were free of far left, scumbag politicians, like Alan Grayson.

NoDonkey on September 25, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Can anyone point me to the polling numbers? I so want to see this jackass go down big.

S. Weasel on September 25, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Oh, believe me, I can’t imagine Grayson winning. He’s the Orlando rep, isn’t he? I go there all the time. I attend university at UCF, and even the hardcore liberals are just not talking politics.

Ethics? Yes. Philosophy? Certainly. But Obama? The current crop of progressives?

There’s a certain lackof ownership there. ;)

Scott H on September 25, 2010 at 6:39 PM

It’s the Dan Rather smear all over again.

John on September 25, 2010 at 6:40 PM

disgusting

davidk on September 25, 2010 at 6:40 PM

I refuse to watch anything that has to do with him.He’s a waste of space.

ohiobabe on September 25, 2010 at 6:40 PM

I read somewhere that Grayson is an unparalleled dollar magnet on the Left. How low they have sunk.

paul1149 on September 25, 2010 at 6:40 PM

grayson is dear nan ‘pet’ or could it be dingy’s ‘pet’ one and the same?
L

letget on September 25, 2010 at 6:41 PM

i trust you allah, can not watch this idiot…

cmsinaz on September 25, 2010 at 6:42 PM

I’m telling you people. This isn’t the half of it. This commercial is mild in comparison to some on the radio. Anyone seeing this stuff has to conclude it was produced by asylum patients.

Lanceman on September 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM

i trust you allah, can not watch this idiot…

cmsinaz on September 25, 2010 at 6:42 PM

You make a very good point!..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 6:45 PM

i trust you allah, can not watch this idiot…

cmsinaz on September 25, 2010 at 6:42 PM

AP is all over this, everywhere.

By the time he gets done, Grayson will be toast.

Good job, AllahPundit.

davidk on September 25, 2010 at 6:48 PM

(s)tool

29Victor on September 25, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Grayson’s “Taliban Dan” ad is worse, imo. He portrays Webster as fundamentalist Taliban, showing him juxtaposed with women in burkhas and so on because Webster sponsored a contract marriage bill years ago.

debg on September 25, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Another Tom Clancy “draft dodger”. Would you please vote Grayson out!

Mojave Mark on September 25, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Will someone please link to http://www.mycongressmanisnuts.com? I don’t know how to link.

Lanceman on September 25, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Never mind.

Lanceman on September 25, 2010 at 6:49 PM

And they call O’Donnell crazy. This nut takes the case.

John the Libertarian on September 25, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Can anyone point me to the polling numbers? I so want to see this jackass go down big.

[S. Weasel on September 25, 2010 at 6:37 PM]

Nothing yet. I’ve been watching for a poll out of FL8 for weeks. I can’t believe that this race hasn’t been polled yet. It’s in the Lean R column at RCP and Cook says it’s R+2.

Somebody poll this race! I want to see Grayson’s head explode.

Dusty on September 25, 2010 at 6:51 PM

I’ll take your word for it AP—you watch, so I don’t have to. Grayson is a difficult personality to tolerate.

ted c on September 25, 2010 at 6:53 PM

John the Libertarian on September 25, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Looks like the Tide is going to pull it out!..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 6:54 PM

It’s in the Lean R column at RCP and Cook says it’s R+2.

Somebody poll this race! I want to see Grayson’s head explode.

Dusty on September 25, 2010 at 6:51 PM

It is. He got in on obaka’s coattails. He’d been trying for three cycles to defeat Ric Keller and hopeandchange put him over the top last time.

Lanceman on September 25, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Can anyone point me to the polling numbers? I so want to see this jackass go down big.

S. Weasel on September 25, 2010 at 6:37 PM

There’s been no public polling for this district released, that I know of.

Webster’s at a significant financial disadvantage.

Donate to his campaign here:

https://secure.donationreport.com/donate.html?key=8LI7KDO8RIOF

Purple Fury on September 25, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Is Grayson kin to Keith Olbermann?..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Webster’s at a significant financial disadvantage.

Donate to his campaign here:

https://secure.donationreport.com/donate.html?key=8LI7KDO8RIOF

Purple Fury on September 25, 2010 at 6:57 PM

But not name recognition.
He’s saving his money ’til closer to the election.

Lanceman on September 25, 2010 at 6:59 PM

You can help defeat this douche by donating to Webster.

amerpundit on September 25, 2010 at 6:59 PM

I’m glad Allah picked this up. I know the righty talkers monitor HA — I hope they pick it up, too. Webster’s basically a decent guy and when the Sentinel asked him about this he said he was going to take the high road. I admire him for that, but somebody needs to push back on this ad, and HARD. It’s running in heavy rotation on Fox News (!) here in Orlando.

I’m concerned about this race. FL-8 is trending scary blue (demographically) since 2004.

Purple Fury on September 25, 2010 at 7:03 PM

I thought no one would ever compete with michael moore,
however we have a winner with alan greyslime.

dragondrop on September 25, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Personally, I believe Dan Webster will beat this pumpkin head WITH a financial disadvantage. Unless there’s massive voter fraud.

Lanceman on September 25, 2010 at 7:03 PM

I read somewhere that Grayson is an unparalleled dollar magnet on the Left. How low they have sunk.

Grayson has a $4 million dollar warchest. The left loves him.

Its really a repeat of “The Devil and Daniel Webster”.

William Amos on September 25, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Grayson is Pelosi’s “pet” attack dog.

GarandFan on September 25, 2010 at 7:05 PM

What’s the deal with the tombstones?

That’s not the first image most Americans associate with the US military – tombstones.

Pretty disturbing Alan.

NoDonkey on September 25, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Absolutely disgusting Graysons “Taliban Dan” ad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWdyf9eSkqQ

William Amos on September 25, 2010 at 7:09 PM

then 4-F, making him ineligible

And, of course, if someone is ineligible for the draft they can not possibly dodge the draft. Unless he deliberately made himself ineligible for the draft or faked a condition that would make him seem ineligible for the draft. Unless Alan Grayson has evidence of this he should be branded a liar and a smearier.

Luka on September 25, 2010 at 7:09 PM

(He [Grayson] now says had the Vietnam War still been going on, he would have dropped out of college and volunteered.)

Oh B freakin’ S!

ladyingray on September 25, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Although RCP has this race leaning GOP, about the only public poll is from PPP in Aug, which had Grayson up 13 but stuck at 40%

Karl on September 25, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Apparently there was an August 2010 poll by PPP with Grayson at 40 and Webster at 27.

Still, many are rating it an R pick-up, or at worst a toss-up.

mockmook on September 25, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Darn AL pulled it off, but at least TX lost. Quality post Allah. The pond scum will lose this year; Dan Webster has represented Central FL for years and has great name recognition and reputation. This should be a solid pickup, along with Kosmas’ seat. Boyd and Klein will most likely go down in defeat as well.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on September 25, 2010 at 7:10 PM

(He [Grayson] now says had the Vietnam War still been going on, he would have dropped out of college and volunteered.)

He’d have been right beside Blumenthal at the Battle of Anita Hill.

NoDonkey on September 25, 2010 at 7:12 PM

As Ladyingray might say, “Alan Grayson is a whackadoodle!”

Lanceman on September 25, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Wish I lived a few counties over so that I could be a part of voting this turd out.

txag92 on September 25, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Poor t-sips.

Gig’em!

txag92 on September 25, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Lanceman on September 25, 2010 at 6:49 PM

haha
I thought you were being cute until you said “Never mind.”

itsnotaboutme on September 25, 2010 at 7:17 PM

(He [Grayson] now says had the Vietnam War still been going on, he would have dropped out of college and volunteered.)

He’d have been right beside Blumenthal at the Battle of Anita Hill.

NoDonkey on September 25, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Lead by Ted Nugent.

Luka on September 25, 2010 at 7:17 PM

haha
I thought you were being cute until you said “Never mind.”

itsnotaboutme on September 25, 2010 at 7:17 PM

I don’t know how I did that.

Lanceman on September 25, 2010 at 7:20 PM

He’d have been right beside Blumenthal at the Battle of Anita Hill.

NoDonkey on September 25, 2010 at 7:12 PM

And surly would have also gone into Cambodia and retrieved John Kerry’s Christmas time Magic Hat.

Luka on September 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Lanceman on September 25, 2010 at 7:13 PM

He’s Presdident of the club!

ladyingray on September 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM

How about doing everyone a favor and giving this grand smear the press attention it deserves?

Holy crap we caught AP in an optimistic mood.

motionview on September 25, 2010 at 7:24 PM

Luka on September 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Grayson would have been with General Washington at Normandy when the Confederates were firing scuds.

But he and Barry were marching with Don King through the streets of Selma.

NoDonkey on September 25, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Poor t-sips.

Gig’em!

txag92 on September 25, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Whoop!! At least we have something to celebrate about until we get whipped by Ok St and Ark next 2 weeks. I know, I’m a pessimist.

davek70 on September 25, 2010 at 7:27 PM

(He [Grayson] now says had the Vietnam War still been going on, he would have dropped out of college and volunteered.)

ladyingray on September 25, 2010 at 7:09 PM

That makes no sense as if that was the way he felt he would have gone in straight out of High School.

Luka on September 25, 2010 at 7:27 PM

But he and Barry were marching with Don King through the streets of Selma.

NoDonkey on September 25, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Um, Don King is a Republican.
And so was Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lanceman on September 25, 2010 at 7:27 PM

So,just say’n,and I apologize up front,is
PT-109 a true story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Again,if its a true story,aplogy to the Kennedys!

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Absolutely disgusting Graysons “Taliban Dan” ad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWdyf9eSkqQ

William Amos on September 25, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Is that ad for real? I honestly can’t believe that is real.

terryannonline on September 25, 2010 at 7:28 PM

If I hadn’t known it was a real ad, I would have thought it was an SNL skit mocking political ads.

ButterflyDragon on September 25, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Thanks Purple Fury for the link to his site. Donation made.

dragondrop on September 25, 2010 at 7:29 PM

That makes no sense as if that was the way he felt he would have gone in straight out of High School.

Luka on September 25, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Of course it makes no sense! Grayson is a whackadoodle!

ladyingray on September 25, 2010 at 7:29 PM

May dad would call clowns like this, gutless wonders.

Hummer53 on September 25, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Grayson would have been with General Washington at Normandy when the Confederates were firing scuds.

NoDonkey on September 25, 2010 at 7:26 PM

The Confederates had very few scuds and those they did have they used against the Vikings. They mostly used predator drones against General Washington when he was landing with his troops in space shuttles at Normandy.

Luka on September 25, 2010 at 7:34 PM

I would call Alan Grayson a piece of sh*t. But, I don’t want to denigrate sh*t.

kagai on September 25, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Luka on September 25, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Professor Grayson has so much to teach us all.

He should be granted tenure at Harvard.

NoDonkey on September 25, 2010 at 7:43 PM

I think this guy went CRAZY after Cavuto bitchslapped him on TV.

LurkerDood on September 25, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Huge difference between a draft dodger who is hiding out
in Canada,as Liberals were doing,compared to a,

An Educational Draft Deferment
=================================

Going to College to Avoid the Draft:The Unintended
Legacu of The Vietnam War

David Card-University of Berkley
=======================================

faculty.arts.ubc.ca/tlemieux/papers/unintended.pdf

If this process is okay with the LEFT,then its A-Okay for the RIGHT,in my opinion!!
================================
==========================================================
Draft Deferment: Vietnam

Recipients of draft deferments during the Vietnam War era. Note that some of these men enlisted in the armed forces despite a deferment.

A total of 1,857,304 men were drafted between August 1964 and February 1973, drawing from the pool of men born on or before 1955.

http://www.nndb.com/event/806/000140386/

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Crap Berkley Draft PDF didn`t work,well its from Berkley
which speaks for itself anywho!!!!!!

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Meek and mild Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL 14th District) is now a contender for crapola ads, too. His DNC and union funded attack ads are just starting to come out and they are lie-filled doozies.

Fallon on September 25, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Grayson as per usual exhibits the more finer qualities
of a hyper’d dense brained Lefty!!!!!!!!!!!!!
==============================================
And,this was Grayson`s Almost Memorable Moments Scene
of El Braino Dead Liberal Mind!!

This was the Idiots Come`n out Video

‘DIE QUICKLY’
————–

Alan Grayson on the GOP Health Care Plan: “Don’t Get Sick! And if You Do Get Sick, Die Quickly!”‘

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-usmvYOPfco

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 7:52 PM

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Yes it is a true story About JFK and PT 109, embellished a bit but true. JFK was a hero.

tim c on September 25, 2010 at 7:54 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-usmvYOPfco

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 7:52 PM

That’s my fave! I say it all the time!

Lanceman on September 25, 2010 at 7:55 PM

He should be granted tenure at Harvard.

NoDonkey on September 25, 2010 at 7:43 PM

NoDonkey:No Sh*t,dare I say,SCJOTUSA!!!

Oh wait,theres already a Grayson Clone already,
its,

Elena Kagan!!!!!!!!!!:)

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Alan Grayson knows he is going to lose the election. He’s a carpet bagger from NYC and although he’s a citizen of the US, his trust fund is a citizen overseas. I just hope that taxpayer funds are not being used to fund his campaign.

Key West Reader on September 25, 2010 at 7:58 PM

More on CroMagnon Man.

Key West Reader on September 25, 2010 at 8:02 PM

I just hope that taxpayer funds are not being used to fund his campaign.

Key West Reader on September 25, 2010 at 7:58 PM

I’m sure Grayson stole every penny quite legally, after all, he’s a Democrat.

They have standards.

NoDonkey on September 25, 2010 at 8:02 PM

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 7:27 PM
=========================
Yes it is a true story About JFK and PT 109, embellished a bit but true. JFK was a hero.

tim c on September 25, 2010 at 7:54 PM

tim c: My grandfather had the book,which I read at camp,
and had seen the movie,some years later,okay.

Boy to be run over by a Japanese warship,and writing
a message on the coconuts,just wow!!

JFK was a hero.No arguement there!:)

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:02 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-usmvYOPfco

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 7:52 PM
=======================================
That’s my fave! I say it all the time!

Lanceman on September 25, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Lancemen: Ahem,*Smirk and Chunkle*,he set the bar for
himself,on that preformance!!!:)

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:05 PM

OT: Murkowski is making wild and crazy claims that her fellow GOPers in the Senate think that she has a good shot at reclaiming “her seat.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/120755-murkowski-gop-senators-think-i-have-a-shot-at-winning-reelection

onlineanalyst on September 25, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Ugharoo,spelling glitch,thats (performance).

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:07 PM

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Thought you might want to check out Newsbusted..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 8:13 PM

its not just motivation for the right that grayson provides, over 3 MILLION dollars has been poured into his coffers from left wing groups and leftists in general, imagine that money in numerous swing districts!

rob verdi on September 25, 2010 at 8:15 PM

OT: Murkowski is making wild and crazy claims that her fellow GOPers in the Senate think that she has a good shot at reclaiming “her seat.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/120755-murkowski-gop-senators-think-i-have-a-shot-at-winning-reelection

onlineanalyst on September 25, 2010 at 8:06 PM

onlineanalyst:
====================

Murkowski said Republican senators “recognize, ‘You know what? Lisa might be a risk-taker, but she’s got a real shot at coming back here,
———————-

Somebody is FREEBASING KOOL_AID!!!

I do hope,that in Obama’s HealthCare Plan,Liberals and
Ahem,RINO’s and TurnCoats have a provision,of Drug Detox
for Political Abusers!!(snark).

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:16 PM

I can’t find anything on Alan Grayson’s military career. When did he accept the call to service?

JavelinaBomb on September 25, 2010 at 8:21 PM

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:05 PM
============================
Thought you might want to check out Newsbusted..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Dire Straits:That was a hoot,I haven’t been to Totty
Land yet,thanks!:)

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:23 PM

More on CroMagnon Man.

Key West Reader on September 25, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Key West Reader: Most excellent Intel Mission,I smeel
the reek,of corruption!:)
===============================================
Complaint:

i. As described in detail below, Plaintiffs Alan M. Grayson (“Mr. Grayson”) and the
AMG Trust (collectively, “Grayson” or “Plaintiff’) provided approximately $29 milion

in stock to certain of the Defendants. This served as collateral for what these Defendants
described as “stock loans” that were extended to Grayson.

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:26 PM

It’s ironic, and rather disgusting, that Grayson should accuse someone of the tactic used by thousands of lefties and hippies in the sixties to avoid the draft–the same lefties and hippies now in our universities, our media, our politics, and our pocketbooks.

Obama is the apotheosis of all that bad faith and lust for power.

Dhuka on September 25, 2010 at 8:26 PM

I can’t find anything on Alan Grayson’s military career. When did he accept the call to service?

JavelinaBomb on September 25, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Look closely at the picture of Jane Fonda sitting in a ZSU-23/4. He’s second from the left.

Kaisersoze on September 25, 2010 at 8:27 PM

I`m on a roll,I smell,not smeel!

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:27 PM

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:23 PM

I think Jodi Miller is a hotty..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Look closely at the picture of Jane Fonda sitting in a ZSU-23/4. He’s second from the left.

Kaisersoze on September 25, 2010 at 8:27 PM

+10..That is a Classic!

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 8:29 PM

I can’t find anything on Alan Grayson’s military career. When did he accept the call to service?

JavelinaBomb on September 25, 2010 at 8:21 PM

JavelinaBomb: While on an Intel Hunt,check out his naming of
his children!
==============================

Representative Alan Grayson (FL)

http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=68184

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:32 PM

BBIAB, have to head out back. My Dobe left a big Grayson on the Patio!

Old Dog on September 25, 2010 at 8:34 PM

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:23 PM
============================
I think Jodi Miller is a hotty..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Dire Straits: *Looks nervously around for wifey,coast is
clear*,yup,I agree!!:)

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Looks like the Tide is going to pull it out!..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Did you see that return by Rodgers? Oregon State has wheels.

John the Libertarian on September 25, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Not only is grayson a disgrace to all members of congress, but he is a disgrace to the entire human race. How could anyone have voted for such a mean spirited liar as this guy.

free on September 25, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Did you see that return by Rodgers? Oregon State has wheels.

John the Libertarian on September 25, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Not yet!..Fixing to watch it though..I think it is going to be a defining game for Boise..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 8:45 PM

I think I saw him in uniform! Every Thanksgiving, Dorthy and Toto were there too. The Lollipop Brigade, As I recall he was there Leader :o)

IowaWoman on September 25, 2010 at 8:46 PM

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