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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Grayson Desperate

How desperate is Alan Grayson?  So desperate, he’s resorting to the kind of tricks his buddy Michael Moore like to play—carefully editing reality:

We thought Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida reached a low point when he falsely accused his opponent of being a draft dodger during the Vietnam War, and of not loving his country. But now Grayson has lowered the bar even further. He’s using edited video to make his rival appear to be saying the opposite of what he really said.

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.’ ”

Webster was actually telling men to observe the biblical verse about giving themselves to their wives, as Christ gave himself to the church.  Grayson also claims Webster wanted women to stay in abusive marriages.  This is a semi-truth: Webster favored allowing people to opt for “covenant marriages” which only be broken in cases of adultery.  But “opt” is the key word there; it would not have applied to all marriages.

If you want to criticize Webster, that’s fine.  For example, he’s endorsed the recent Republican platform to outlaw abortion even in cases of rape, incest or severe congenital disorder.  But this is bullshit.  And the sign of a man who is desperate to hold onto power.

It’s OK, Mr. Grayson.  You’ll always have a home on Michael Moore’s stupid blog.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 09/28/10 at 08:10 PM in Elections   Election 2010  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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