After only a single term that saw him become a viral video sensation in the liberal blogosphere for his no-holds-barred tirades, Representative Alan Grayson has lost his reelection bid in Florida's eighth district to Republican challenger Dan Webster.
"It looks like Dan Webster is the next congressman from Orlando," Grayson said.
Webster said his win affirms his decision to run a positive campaign.
"This is a new day for our country and I am thankful to be a part of it. This is a huge victory for people who are tired of the politics of personal destruction," he said in a written statement. "We ran a positive campaign against a broken system. Now it's time to begin the work of fixing it."
Tags: Alan Grayson, Daniel Webster, Florida, House of Representatives, Liveblog
Sarah Palin being shown being portrayed as a divisive figure in America? Rep. Alan Grayson overdosing on the hyperbole? This is all news to me. When exactly did politics get so impolite?
As I mentioned yesterday, it appears as though Sarah Palin wasn't actually booed after all. So, Boo-Gate gets a happy ending.
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Tags: Alan Grayson, Dancing with the Stars, Daniel Webster, Jon Stewart, Midterms, Religion, Sarah Palin, Television, The Daily Show, Video
Have you heard the incredible story that the mainstream media broke this weekend? DEMOCRATS ARE GOING NEGATIVE WITH AD CAMPAIGNS. Imagine that! In an election year! Get ready to have your mind blown all over your computer, because The New York Times is on the case…
Democratic candidates across the country are opening a fierce offensive of negative advertisements against Republicans, using lawsuits, tax filings, reports from the Better Business Bureau and even divorce proceedings to try to discredit their opponents and save their Congressional majority.
NO! It can't be! What a fascinating story, that one of the two political parties in this bifurcated fuckshow of "democracy" is using the same tactics that both parties have always used. Has any other media outlet besides the great and distinguished Grey Lady picked up on this steaming-hot pile of Major News?
Oh, thank goodness ABC News is ALSO on the case…
So many Democrats are playing the only card they feel they have left, the fear card, depicting their opponents as personally unacceptable.
Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., for example, did not serve in the military but that isn't stopping him from using an anonymous narrator in a TV ad to assail his Republican opponent for not having served either.
"It breaks an old soldier's heart to think that Daniel Webster could ever be elected to Congress," says the narrator, whom the Grayson campaign had declined to identify. "He doesn't love this country the way I do."
Factcheck.org has said the ad falsely impugns Webster's patriotism.
If you're someone who has ever paid attention to any political race in the history of ever, none of this will surprise you. But if you're some sort of dewy-eyed, damp young fawn, freshly arising from the ground beneath your mother's undercarriage in order to stumble about adorably in the early-morning mist, shaking off placental remnants and taking your first breaths of oxygen, well — then you're probably AGHAST.
Tags: ABC, Alan Grayson, Daniel Webster, Democrats, Florida, House of Representatives, New York Times