And here was opponent Daniel Webster’s “submit to me” line in context:
I have verses [to pray] for my wife. Don’t pick the ones that say, um “She should submit to me.”That’s in the Bible, but pick the ones that you’re supposed to do. So instead, “love your wife, even as Christ loved the Church and gave himself for it” as opposed to “wives submit to your own husbands.”
If your blood isn’t already boiling, watch this interview between MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer and Grayson, where she takes him on for the obvious distortion. This guy is such a creep! How could anyone vote for him? As Hot Air noted:
Brewer engages Grayson on his disgraceful, dishonest “Taliban Dan” smear and – to her credit – refuses to let him off the hook for it. At one point, Grayson accuses Brewer of distracting attention from women’s issues, but Brewer fires back and tells Grayson that he approved the ad and its own off-message smears and out-of-context quotes. If Grayson was serious about the issues, Brewer asks, why not just stick to the issues rather than issue an ad rated “false” by Factcheck?
We thought… Grayson… 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.
As for how Grayson’s ad is backfiring, Politico wrote:
… Grayson’s attempt to equate his Republican challenger with the Taliban is having a big impact – just not the one Grayson may have hoped….
Grayson was also reprimanded by the Orlando Sentinel, which posted a story Monday headlined “Grayson’s ‘Taliban Dan’ ad takes Webster’s words out of context, twists meaning.”
“By twisting Webster’s words, Grayson risks eroding some of the support he may have won from independent voters,” the paper concluded.
Sunshine News reported yesterday that a Sunshine State News Poll conducted September 25-27 gave Webster a 7 point lead. The New York Times FiveThirtyEight blog gives Webster a 52% chance of taking over the seat.
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