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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IowaWoman on September 25, 2010 at 8:46 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

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canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Viewers might ask the same question of Grayson. (He now says had the Vietnam War still been going on, he would have dropped out of college and volunteered.)

As a Navy vet I think Grayson is a liar and lower than whale shit.

Gang-of-One on September 25, 2010 at 8:50 PM

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

ladyingray on September 25, 2010 at 7:29 PM

ladyingray:LOL,cracks me up!:)

canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:53 PM

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

I hate the color of that field!..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 8:56 PM

As a Navy vet I think Grayson is a liar and lower than whale shit.

Gang-of-One on September 25, 2010 at 8:50 PM

+10..You sum up Grayson very well!..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 8:57 PM

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

I think it is great when a good looking lady cheerleading for Oregon State says to the TV camera..Go Beavers!..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 9:08 PM

this guy Grayson looks and sounds like he belongs in a mental ward under 24 hour supervision.

exceller on September 25, 2010 at 9:09 PM

@canopfor on September 25, 2010 at 8:32 PM

His kids are named Skye, Star, Sage, Storm and Stone. Wow, how progressive. I personally like this quote from his house.gov bio.

Alan was a sick child. His mother took him to the hospital four times a week, for treatment. Without health coverage, he would not be alive today. He remembers that.

He’s also a sick adult. He probably gets treatment 4 times a week. I’m not sure he remembers that.

JavelinaBomb on September 25, 2010 at 9:10 PM

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

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

Redemption! :)

Gang-of-One on September 25, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Redemption! :)

Gang-of-One on September 25, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Thank you Friend!..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Anyone else think he says the “I approve this message” line really quickly? Almost as if he knows exactly how slimy this is, and thinks that somehow if he does the introductory part fast enough, then maybe people won’t notice it’s him.

RINO in Name Only on September 25, 2010 at 9:26 PM

this guy Grayson looks and sounds like he belongs in a mental ward under 24 hour supervision.

exceller on September 25, 2010 at 9:09 PM

He’s got DEMOCRAT MAJORITY LEADER or SPEAKER written all over him doesn’t he. He could take the Dems to places they’ve just been too timid to go.

GRAYSON
GRAYSON
YOU SHOULD RUN FOR SPEAKER
GRAYSON
GRAYSON
THE HOUSE IS THE SOCK AND YOU’RE THE SNEAKER.
ALAN
ALAN
ALAN
GRAYSON
SPPPEEEEEEEEAKKKKKKERRRRRRRRR!!!

PappyD61 on September 25, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Why do Democrats get away with being scum?

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2010 at 9:35 PM

I think it is great when a good looking lady cheerleading for Oregon State says to the TV camera..Go Beavers!..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 9:08 PM

LOL!

Too many mistakes by Oregon State. They’re going down.

John the Libertarian on September 25, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Putz. I shall now go contribute to Webster’s campaign fund. Oooooh, those damned unintended consequences….

thebookkeeper on September 25, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Why do Democrats get away with being scum?

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Hopefully not long come November..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Too many mistakes by Oregon State. They’re going down.

John the Libertarian on September 25, 2010 at 9:41 PM

You are correct OSU is going down big time!..Does Boise run the table now?..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 9:44 PM

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

I’m also from Berkeley–a university on which the largest club on campus is the College Republicans.

Bob's Kid on September 25, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Does Boise run the table now?..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Yeah, I have a feeling they’re gonna run up the score.

John the Libertarian on September 25, 2010 at 9:48 PM

John the Libertarian on September 25, 2010 at 9:48 PM

I can not see them losing..They are going to put pressure on BCS to put them in the Championship game..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 9:42 PM

No, the ones that are left will still be allowed/encouraged to be scum by the media. I think Rush calls it a resume enhancement.

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

I presume Grayson, by contrast, stepped right off the battlefield in Afghanistan, after being wounded saving a AFV full of fellow soldiers, onto the campaign trail, not receiving his CMH until after he was seated in congress then?/

This guy’s lower than toilet scum. Seriously.

SuperCool on September 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM

You are correct..but after November you will see a change..:)

Dire Straits on September 25, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Grayson makes Pelosi look sane, but just a little bit.

Hog Wild on September 25, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Too bad we can’t have a debate with Chris Christy & Alan Grayson.

TN Mom on September 25, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Grayson makes Pelosi look sane, but just a little bit.

Hog Wild on September 25, 2010 at 11:00 PM

More incredible, he makes other Democrats seem scrupulous.

SuperCool on September 25, 2010 at 11:07 PM

So, no one gets offended by Obama being called Hitler, no one gets offended that Obama is a secrit African.

But this…this is beyond the pale.

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

So, no one gets offended by Obama being called Hitler, no one gets offended that Obama is a secrit African.

But this…this is beyond the pale.

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Wow. Right out of left field, into the mit labelled “three wrongs do indeed make a right”.

unclesmrgol on September 25, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Coming from a Communist crap-weasel, that’s about right. The USSR was more subtle than that during the height of their powers.

The brazen nature of this lies are to the point that he’s now a cartoon character. Maybe it is just as well he represents Disney…only Disney has never been about hating and deceiving Americans.

AUINSC on September 25, 2010 at 11:41 PM

Look, Grayson is a shameless piece of crap…but you all knew that. He’s the public face of today’s Democrat party.

OxyCon on September 25, 2010 at 11:43 PM

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

It was Larouche nutjobs calling Obama Hitler and he’s a leftist former Trotskyist. Funny though, I don’t recall any outrage when you lefties called Bush Hitler. The Tea Party guys however got upset when Larouche tried it with Obama.

Obama isn’t a secret African. He’s rather open about it.

sharrukin on September 25, 2010 at 11:45 PM

So, no one gets offended by Obama being called Hitler, no one gets offended that Obama is a secrit African.
But this…this is beyond the pale.
harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM
Wow. Right out of left field, into the mit labelled “three wrongs do indeed make a right”.
unclesmrgol on September 25, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Not saying it does. But reading previous wackadoodle threads on here saying exactly the stuff mentioned, it’s a bit out there to go all weak kneeded at this.

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:46 PM

It was Larouche nutjobs calling Obama Hitler and he’s a leftist former Trotskyist. Funny though, I don’t recall any outrage when you lefties called Bush Hitler. The Tea Party guys however got upset when Larouche tried it with Obama.
Obama isn’t a secret African. He’s rather open about it.
sharrukin on September 25, 2010 at 11:45 PM

LOL it was the whole site eating up the birth cert flap. I was here.

Don’t try to change history.

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:48 PM

So, no one gets offended by Obama being called Hitler, no one gets offended that Obama is a secrit African.

But this…this is beyond the pale.

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Your sudden sense of outrage at the denigration of a sitting President amuses me.

SuperCool on September 25, 2010 at 11:52 PM

LOL it was the whole site eating up the birth cert flap. I was here.

Don’t try to change history.

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:48 PM

The birth certificate is an entirely different subject than whether Obama is African.

You’re a confused little fellow aren’t you? Well you’re a leftist so I guess that goes without saying.

sharrukin on September 25, 2010 at 11:52 PM

He is an incumbent and his internals have him at 40% this late?
He’s toast.

BTW, where and when did Grayson serve?

And why did the Psychiatric Institute of Washington have to declared him “not to be a threat to the public.”

Strange, you don’t often see that on a resume.

DSchoen on September 26, 2010 at 12:08 AM

secrit African
harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

What’s a “secrit African”?

Are you referring to “is Obama a Muslim”?

From another story something to think about.

Pawel and Ola, (Nazi skinheads) identified only by their first names, are the subject of a CNN documentary about Poles rediscovering their Jewish roots generations after their ancestors hid their religious identities to escape persecution during World War II.

A few years ago, Ola found out from Warsaw’s Jewish Historical Institute that both she and her husband are technically Jews. “It was unbelievable — it turned out that we had Jewish roots. It was a shock,” she said.

Technically Jews? Technically Jews due to the fact that they have Jewish roots, yes?

What is the difference tween technically Jews and technically Muslim due to the fact that they have Muslim roots?

None.

Is Obama a Muslim?

DSchoen on September 26, 2010 at 12:17 AM

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

He’s half African. It’s his white half he keeps secret.

Ronnie on September 26, 2010 at 12:26 AM

Grayson himself never served in Vietnam — born in 1958, he was only 17 when the war ended in 1975. According to his official biography, he didn’t serve in the military at all. He worked as an economist, then a lawyer. -Factcheck.org

This slime ball’s district starts across the street from mine. He is a complete and total embarrassment not only to Orlando but to the U.S.

The last time I heard crap like this was when spoke before the UN. Hmmmm, maybe we could ship him off to Iran.

GrayDog on September 26, 2010 at 12:38 AM

This slime ball’s district starts across the street from mine.

GrayDog on September 26, 2010 at 12:38 AM

Fortunately I live across the street, so I get to vote his ass out.

Ronnie on September 26, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Central FL Hot Air readers: email if you’d be interested in a meetup.

purplefury -at- cfl -dot- rr -dot- com

Purple Fury on September 26, 2010 at 1:27 AM

He’s also a sick adult. He probably gets treatment 4 times a week. I’m not sure he remembers that.

JavelinaBomb on September 25, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Nice. Very nice.

notropis on September 26, 2010 at 1:51 AM

As a Navy vet I think Grayson is a liar and lower than whale shit.

Gang-of-One on September 25, 2010 at 8:50 PM

You know, there is absolutely no way of improving on that sentiment. Its perfect all on its own.

JP1986UM on September 26, 2010 at 3:24 AM

I wonder what Grayson’s thoughts are regarding Bill Clinton burning his draft card?

Kevin71 on September 26, 2010 at 5:10 AM

You can donate to his opponent HERE

American Elephant on September 26, 2010 at 6:18 AM

Who is this Grayson guy? He looks like he could be Ahmadinejad’s retarded brother..He certainly sounds like this is a very real possibility….

I hope he wins in a landslide. After November 2nd, we’re going to need Dems like this left in the House…for entertainment purposes alone….

adamsmith on September 26, 2010 at 6:55 AM

Not saying it does. But reading previous wackadoodle threads on here saying exactly the stuff mentioned, it’s a bit out there to go all weak kneeded at this.

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Did you send off your royalty check to Ladyingray?
BTW, What grade are you in?

jerrytbg on September 26, 2010 at 6:57 AM

So, no one gets offended by Obama being called Hitler, no one gets offended that Obama is a secrit African.

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Enlighten us. Which candidate’s commercials are calling Obama Hitler and a “secrit African”?

And BTW, it’s hardly a “secrit” that Barry is half Kenyan; his own wife once publicly referred to Kenya as Barry’s “motherland.”

AZCoyote on September 26, 2010 at 7:06 AM

So, no one gets offended by Obama being called Hitler, no one gets offended that Obama is a secrit African.

But this…this is beyond the pale.

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

So because you see a wrong that is not addressed no other wrongs should be confronted? Wow -no wonder we are in the boat we are in. Go back to bed old man.

CWforFreedom on September 26, 2010 at 7:56 AM

So, no one gets offended by Obama being called Hitler, no one gets offended that Obama is a secrit African.

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

I remember too you going nuts over Palin being called Hitler.

I apologize./sarc dimwit

CWforFreedom on September 26, 2010 at 7:59 AM

So, no one gets offended by Obama being called Hitler, no one gets offended that Obama is a secrit African.

But this…this is beyond the pale.

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

What do I care? He’s not my President, he’s made that crystal clear.

He is the president of the Democrat Party and only those Democrats who agree with him and his ignorant and arrogant ideology.

Comparing him to Hitler is silly of course, but it doesn’t offend me because I don’t care about Barack Obama.

Secret African? Again, who cares?

What I care about is that Obama is a proud socialist.

NoDonkey on September 26, 2010 at 8:05 AM

The major problem with Alan Grayson is that the only thing it seems he has done during his short time in Congress (which hopefully will be ended in November)is cause disarray and confusion, not to mention allienate himself from the majority of his Congressional collegues with his wild accusations and larger than life big fat mouth.

Grayson is a prime example of the fact that some people should never be voted into any capacity of public office.

It is my hope the voters in his district have seen the error in voting him into office in the first place and move in November into giving this clown the well placed boot out of office he so richly deserves.

pilamaye on September 26, 2010 at 8:14 AM

The real question is…..will the people of Florida, who elected this buffoon, really re-elect someone who is this intellectually bankrupt? Obviously, dysfunctional morons like this jerk has to reflect on the communities who elect them.

volsense on September 26, 2010 at 8:45 AM

The real question is…..will the people of Florida, who elected this buffoon, really re-elect someone who is this intellectually bankrupt?

volsense on September 26, 2010 at 8:45 AM

Dude…our next presidential candidates are likely to be two or more of the following: Ron Paul, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, and Hilliary Clinton.

Florida is just the tip of the iceberg.

Dark-Star on September 26, 2010 at 9:13 AM

BTW, What grade are you in?

jerrytbg on September 26, 2010 at 6:57 AM

Don’t be mean to harry – it’s not his fault he was born with that pinhead which has caused him to flunk 2nd grade 13 times now.

Bizarro No. 1 on September 26, 2010 at 9:14 AM

AP said, “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.”

This one is really bad, too (of course, Dems are behind it): How much lower can Democrats possibly go?

Bizarro No. 1 on September 26, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Gee I wonder if Grayson can see Cuba from his house?

grapeknutz on September 26, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on September 26, 2010 at 9:21 AM

And Bizarro, the Donks are standing behind it. Truly desperate.

hawkdriver on September 26, 2010 at 10:20 AM

The sleaze continues. Alan Grayson pays high school students $10 an hour to wear his T-shirts.

Ronnie on September 26, 2010 at 11:52 AM

What’s wrong with the ad?

Well, except for about thirty-two seconds of it, that is?

Squiggy on September 26, 2010 at 12:10 PM

So, no one gets offended by Obama being called Hitler, no one gets offended that Obama is a secrit African.
But this…this is beyond the pale.

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

No, I don’t. Not after 8 year plus of Bush and Cheney being called Hitler and worse. Even after the election, in 2009, my neighborhood was papered with posters of Bush being compared to hitler.

Blake on September 26, 2010 at 12:18 PM

As a Navy vet I think Grayson is a liar and lower than whale shit.
Gang-of-One on September 25, 2010 at 8:50 PM

What stopped him from volunteering when no war was going on?

The country has to have a military in place, standing, even when you are not currently at war.

Does Grayson really believe that our military is totally disbanded tween wars/conflicts/crises?

DSchoen on September 26, 2010 at 12:50 PM

So, no one gets offended by Obama being called Hitler
harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Name 3 Presidents since 1945 that HAVEN’T been called Hitler?

Okay, un-fair, trick question.

Name 2 Presidents since 1945 that HAVEN’T been called Hitler?

Okay, un-fair, trick question.

Name 1 Presidents since 1945 that HASN’T been called Hitler?

Okay, un-fair, trick question.

Name one person, so unenlightened that they don’t know every Presidents since 1945 that HAS been called Hitler?

Harry? Hello Harry? Anyone home, hello

DSchoen on September 26, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Did you send off your royalty check to Ladyingray?
BTW, What grade are you in?

jerrytbg on September 26, 2010 at 6:57 AM

:D

ladyingray on September 26, 2010 at 1:36 PM

So, no one gets offended by Obama being called Hitler

harry on September 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

I’m sure the Hitler family isn’t thrilled about it.

Ronnie on September 26, 2010 at 2:23 PM

How do even liberals look at this guy and think, i want this man to represent me in Congress? He is a disgusting human being who shouldnt get 10 votes let alone win an election.

If Grayson isnt a hate mongering demagogue worthy of universal scorn, then no one is……

alecj on September 26, 2010 at 2:37 PM

:D

ladyingray on September 26, 2010 at 1:36 PM

‘)

jerrytbg on September 26, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Let’s not criticize Alan Grayson for not being in the military himself; after all, they weren’t accepting openly gay men in the military back then

ToddonCapeCod on September 26, 2010 at 4:37 PM

This guy is a poor excuse for a human being and it’s almost a miracle the dems think this idiot needs to hold an office to represent them in government. Is it any wonder that they, (the democrats) , has the best to offer? My God no wonder they are losers.

mixplix on September 26, 2010 at 9:38 PM

How goes the polling in Grayson’s district? Does his opponent have a chance to beat him?

Khun Joe on September 27, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Well, considering Dr. Grayson had the opportunity to join the armed forces, as well, I guess, by his twisted logic, that he’s a draft-dodger, too. As for that voice, it sounds disturbingly like R. Lee Ermy, and I hope it isn’t. It’s too bad LTC West isn’t Grayson’s opponent. I’d like to see his response to this man’s smear campaign, if (when) he tried impugning his military service.

Virus-X on September 27, 2010 at 12:20 AM

The dweeb, Alan Grayson, is downright creepy.

sinsing on September 27, 2010 at 8:37 AM

Grayson’s new ad compares his opponent to the Taliban. Keep taking that high road, Teacups!

Damian P. on September 27, 2010 at 11:19 AM

The git that keeps on giving.

ZK on September 28, 2010 at 8:18 AM

LOL. Alan Grayson.

If I lived in his district (I don’t – Thank You Lord!), I’d put in a vote for an ACTUAL weasel (don’t they have a zoo nearby?) before I’d vote for Grayson.

dissent555 on September 28, 2010 at 8:51 AM

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