Cuddly liberal Alan Grayson accused of shoving and injuring estranged wife in domestic incident

posted at 6:02 pm on March 4, 2014 by Allahpundit

A perfect opportunity to reprint one of my favorite quotes ever. From a Politico story titled “Alan Grayson goes too far for colleagues” published October 26, 2009:

“Is this news to you that this guy’s one fry short of a Happy Meal?” asked Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)

Anthony Weiner would never steer you wrong, you know.

According to the petition, Lolita Grayson was preparing to take the couple’s two youngest children to a play date when Alan Grayson “showed up, unannounced,” and asked to speak to her inside.

After she refused, retrieved his mail and asked him to leave, Alan Grayson “then deliberately and with force pushed [Lolita Grayson] very hard against the front door, causing [her] to fall to the ground as a result,” the petition states.

She told her husband not to touch her, then pushed him in the face and kneed him in the stomach “in order to protect and defend herself,” before calling 911, her petition says.

As she was talking to the operator, Alan Grayson told his wife, in the presence of their children, that she “would receive nothing” in their divorce and would be left “in the gutter,” the petition states.

Her complaint claims that he’s battered her and their kids “from time to time” in the past and that she fears for her safety. Grayson denies all of it, calling the accusations “frivolous” and his wife’s behavior “erratic.” For once, the old question isn’t a gotcha:

A guy as even-tempered and progressive as Grayson is surely innocent of these terrible charges, which probably explains why there’ll be 1/100th as much press interest in this story as there would be if a Republican with a similarly high media profile were accused of the same thing. That must also be why, per Guy Benson, the Sentinel doesn’t mention his party affiliation until the 23rd paragraph of a 25-paragraph story.

Would a guilty man say something like this? I ask you.


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Dang, now I remember why you were missed, FD. You’re the female Canopfor :)

22044 on March 4, 2014 at 6:48 PM

22044:Ooh dats an honour—————-:)

canopfor on March 4, 2014 at 9:43 PM

If anyone needs any more proof that the 2012 election was stolen I submit the moron Representative Alan Grayson. Part of the problem, here in Florida, was the establishment allowed the Democrats to get away with a lot of thing and even helped them with people they had a problem with, (I would submit Allen West as one of them).

I’m not sure how much influence money from the Republican Establishment has on local politics, but I’m sure there is some. The Democrats did steal the 2012 election. They stole it in the name of National Health Care, in making sure the first Black President had a legacy, and in the name of hating the tea party and not allowing them to win. If you ever put local election officials on the stand and asked why they allowed this to happen, that is what they would say.

You can’t steal a landslide, but you can steal a close election. It was done in a Washington State Governors race and it was done in a Minnesota Senators race. I maintain it was done in the 2012 presidential race and, as a consequence, Alan Grayson was returned to his congressional seat.

bflat879 on March 4, 2014 at 9:45 PM

“accused of shoving and injuring estranged wife in domestic incident”

When done by a liberal it’s “horizontal and vertical displacement”.

MaiDee on March 5, 2014 at 12:10 AM

I’d be shocked actually, if I found out that he didn’t beat his wife regularly. He’s a liberal, through and through.

Diluculo on March 5, 2014 at 12:28 AM

OK. I’ll be the lone conservative to say something in favor of this reptilian Democrat.

I suspect his wife, who filed for divorce and is seeking primary custody of the kids, is making these accusations in order to bolster her case, given her own questionable fitness. She is doing this for the money and for revenge. My evidence? Circumstances, statistics, and observations of human nature.

Nomennovum on March 5, 2014 at 6:26 AM

Nomennovum on March 5, 2014 at 6:26 AM

Definitely not impossible, but would a Republican ever get the benefit of the doubt?

Dems should be held to the same standard.

John Deaux on March 5, 2014 at 6:39 AM

Florida voters need to give him another two year “time out” in November.

Amazingoly on March 5, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Rep. Grayson: Of course I smacked her. She refused to “embrace the suck. “

BigAlSouth on March 5, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Look into this man’s eyes and see the darkness of mental illness.

randy on March 5, 2014 at 10:47 AM

I agree that there is a very high likelihood that these claims are exaggerated, but this is also a very unstable man. And it’s likely she’s pretty unstable, too. (She has been married to this man for a while, after all – a sane person wouldn’t have lasted this long.) You have to pity the children, though.

GWB on March 5, 2014 at 11:27 AM

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