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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:40 PM

BREAKING NEWS: My Opponent Was “Very Abusive” to His Ex-Wife

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The local CBS affiliate in Orlando, WKMG, has reported that my opponent, Todd Long, was “very abusive” to his ex-wife.


Given Long’s history of severe alcoholism, this should surprise no one. Long passed out drunk outside a schoolyard, 200 miles from home. He was convicted of driving under the influence. He is barred for life from the Mall at Millenia in Orlando, for being drunk and disorderly.

And he is the Republican nominee against me. Wow, the Republicans sure know how to pick them, don’t they?

The local news report on Long’s abusive misconduct comes out of sworn testimony. In open court, Long’s wife, Ninette, said it directly to Long’s face: “You were very abusive and manipulative.” Long testified right after Ninette, and he didn’t even endeavor to contradict her testimony.

Todd Long has taken the Republicans’ war on women to its logical conclusion. With Long, it’s not a metaphor. It’s the real thing.

I could give you a hundred reasons why Long must be beaten. He wants to prohibit the teaching of evolution in the schools (possibly because he himself shares so much with the apes). He wants to ban abortion even the case of rape and incest, and when the mother’s life is in danger. He wants to drill and spill and frack offshore, on the beaches, in the Grand Canyon, in Mt. Rushmore, and in your backyard – abusing Mother Nature.

Let me tell you this: We have to defeat this miscreant. Whatever it takes. We have to win.

Courage,

Alan Grayson

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Reply BREAKING NEWS: My Opponent Was “Very Abusive” to His Ex-Wife (Original post)
Alan Grayson Sep 2012 OP
JRLeft Sep 2012 #1
Lochloosa Sep 2012 #4
enough Sep 2012 #6
Lochloosa Sep 2012 #41
LiberalEsto Sep 2012 #2
rhett o rick Sep 2012 #3
musiclawyer Sep 2012 #5
grantcart Sep 2012 #8
GentryDixon Sep 2012 #7
Loudestlib Sep 2012 #9
TahitiNut Sep 2012 #10
vlyons Sep 2012 #11
kmlisle Sep 2012 #39
beachgirl2365 Sep 2012 #12
madaboutharry Sep 2012 #13
mindwalker_i Sep 2012 #14
VWolf Sep 2012 #32
hue Sep 2012 #17
Berlum Sep 2012 #19
dixiegrrrrl Sep 2012 #37
tclambert Sep 2012 #16
PCIntern Sep 2012 #20
Doctor_J Sep 2012 #22
tavalon Sep 2012 #30
Caretha Sep 2012 #31
JNelson6563 Sep 2012 #33
mimi85 Sep 2012 #34
Hutzpa Sep 2012 #15
AzDar Sep 2012 #18
trumad Sep 2012 #21
pa28 Sep 2012 #23
rgbecker Sep 2012 #24
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2012 #25
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #36
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2012 #40
cpwm17 Sep 2012 #26
lesgensvontgagner Sep 2012 #27
WCGreen Sep 2012 #28
tavalon Sep 2012 #29
liberal from boston Sep 2012 #35
Initech Sep 2012 #38

Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:44 PM

1. You will receive a contribution from me at Midnight Thursday morning.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:51 PM

4. What are you giving JR. I'll match it. Double the pleasure.

You can PM me with the amount.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:03 PM

6. Love your sign. (nt)

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Response to enough (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:14 PM

41. Thanks. You are welcome to steal it.

I did!

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:47 PM

2. GOP family values

as usual

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:49 PM

3. Go Grayson nm

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:54 PM

5. This is micro, You also need to go macro

Tie your opponent to the whole GOP--zombies working for the 1% and only the 1%

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:31 PM

8. Did you just tell Alan Grayson to go Macro??


That's like adding kerosene to a fire.

We aren't going to need a bigger boat we are going to need an aircraft carrier.

We love Grayson's macro so, Mr. Grayson more Macro!!!

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:21 PM

7. I just kicked in through ActBlue.

Go Alan!

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:38 PM

9. We are all pulling for you!!

Kick.

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:50 PM

10. It sure seems like the GOP has become the 13th step in a lot of 12-step programs.

How else, in (insert your preferred diety's name here)'s name, do the GOPhers find such 4F's to run for office?

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:53 PM

11. Shame on you, Allen

Comparing your opponent to an ape. The truth is that we homo sapiens all share much in common with our primate cousins. Some biologists even want to reclassify chimpanzees and bonobo chimpanzees as homo sapiens, because we share 98+% DNA. Just because your opponent is an abusive asshat is no reason to insult our primate cousins.

If I lived in FL, I'd vote for you.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:52 PM

39. I agree!

But lets take it one step further and stop insulting the Apes!

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 05:18 PM

12. PLs don't go there Alan Grayson

 

Dear Alan Grayson, While I have ALWAYS been a fan, and while I was disappointed to see you lose in the last election and THRILLED that you were not going to give up serving this country in Congress, and I am not a fan of ANY kind of abuse.......... I will say that I am a little disappointed that you have stooped to the level of the rethuglicans. Pls don't go there!!!!!!You don't need to. Let the local news-rag affiliates jump on this band wagon. You would do better to just comment if asked,......."Obviously this is something private and personal with regards to my opponent,.........I will let the voters decide this for themselves, ya da, ya da, ya da,...............And pls don't be foolish enough to create a commercial about this. Tell your campaign advisers to remove any links to this from your site........... Take the high road sir........You always did before..............

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Response to beachgirl2365 (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 05:22 PM

13. Wrong.

Alan Grayson is completely correct in focusing on this a-hole's character.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 05:35 PM

14. I agree completely

While normally it's best to allow people to handle their own lives separately from their political lives (regardless of whether that happens), the Republicans are at a stage where their character has a direct impact on their policies. The war on women is a very clear example of that, and getting politicians that are abusive to their wives out is becoming more and more important. The separation between public and private lives is no longer there.

Mr. Grayson, sir, America needs your ass back in congress!

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Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:01 AM

32. "Republicans are at a stage where their character has a direct impact on their policies"

This.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 05:44 PM

17. I'm with You on this also 100% Women especially should know what Grayson's opponent is capable of!

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:10 PM

19. This kind of abuse is sooooo Republican

It needs to be outed.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:31 PM

37. BUT..alcoholism is a disease, a more compassionate tone would have been nicer.

and would have set an example for those who still think the disease is something to laugh at.
Alan's opponent should be encouraged to seek help.

In truth, the practicing alcoholic is not capable of good judgment, and certainly not able to handle much stress, which is a disqualifier for any office.

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Response to beachgirl2365 (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 05:44 PM

16. I think the public ought to know if one of the candidates is an alcoholic wife-abuser.

It's especially relevant if the candidate runs on a responsibility and family values agenda. "It goes to credibility, Your Honor."

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Response to beachgirl2365 (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:16 PM

20. thank you for your sincere concern...

I'm certain that all will take it into account.

Oh yes, and welcome to DU!

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Response to beachgirl2365 (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:46 PM

22. What?

The guy is an alcoholic and a felon. You don't think this is pertinent to the campaign?

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Response to beachgirl2365 (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:46 AM

30. Nope, it's take no prisoners time

We need Alan in the Congress. He should never have lost his seat. When your opponent is a shit, fling poo.

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Response to beachgirl2365 (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 07:33 AM

31. Don't go there?

When campaigning, the objective is to tell the voters why you would be a the better choice. This information is very pertinent to the voters, and needs mega attention drawn to it. Who better than the candidate running against this low life? You'd prefer that this type of person got elected? They shouldn't let creeps like this even run for office, and if they are brazen enough to run, then you better believe their opponents have every right, reason and duty to inform the voters.

I also find it quite interesting that when I looked at your transparency page, that even though you have been a member since March of this year, you have recommended no threads and rarely post, but found it very important to "chime in" with your verbal recommendation/advise on this one.

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Response to beachgirl2365 (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:34 AM

33. This info is relative.

Do you think a drunken abuser should be allowed to keep that secret during a race for a national position?

Wow. Look up "enabler".

Julie

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Response to beachgirl2365 (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:38 AM

34. Agree

Let's not stoop to their level. I've also been a huge fan of yours, but this may not be the best way to handle this.

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 05:43 PM

15. If I was living

in Florida I will be voting for this guy, I like him as a person and he is without a doubt someone that will fight
for the middle class.

Go Grayson!!

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:05 PM

18. K & R

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:35 PM

21. Let me guess--- Repub was drinking at the Blue Martini

and lost is way into the Millineia Mall.

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:28 PM

23. This guy reminds me of Joe Walsh only with a lot more booze in the tank.

Scary, scary combination.

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:31 PM

24. I'm pulling for you Alan.

We need you and your no holds barred attitude back in the House, now overrun with the Republicans and not getting anything done for America.

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 11:23 PM

25. K&R. Yikes! Sounds like the former Republican congressman from my NY district.

He was defeated in 2006 by Kirsten Gillibrand and it's been downhill for him, ever since. Can't wait until this guy goes down in Florida! Kicking for exposure!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #25)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:46 PM

36. Sweeney had the cops called to his house numerous times...

Always the wife calling them...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #36)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:58 PM

40. And look what's happened to him since...

I remember when the Post Star said he could have the job for life, if he wanted it...

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:00 AM

26. I'm barely outside his district so I can't vote for him

He had the much better answer on Iran, but his wife beating comment was way out of line. There's no evidence of that.

It's common in divorces for the wife to accuse the husband of abuse, even when it didn't happen. Not everyone's objective in divorces, and that's what lawyers frequently advise. Divorces can get messy that way.

I worked with someone that was accused of beating his kids in his divorce proceedings. He had no kids. He frequently mentioned that to us. His wife's lawyer was at fault.

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:05 AM

27. perfect

 

perfect

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:48 AM

28. Some guys get all the luck...

Stray strong and do us proud in the Capital...

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:43 AM

29. And you will be getting my first $47 contribution this year.

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:17 PM

35. Alan Grayson's Opponent


Wonderful News!!! We desperately need Alan Grayson's voice in Congress!!!

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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:15 PM

38. That guy sounds like a real winner. If you use Charlie Sheen's definition of winning that is...

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