Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., is not having a good week after his estranged wife accused him of domestic abuse and had a judge issue a protective order against him. We’re reminded of the times he railed against the supposed Republican “War on Women,” and then there’s this little gem from a debate he had in 2012 (1:57):

Todd Long’s wife had alleged that he had been “very abusive and manipulative” in divorce papers, but didn’t accuse him of being physically abusive, which Grayson implied in his quip, “if you’re going to ask anyone, ‘are you still beating your wife,’ that kind of question, ask him!”

Long responded: “Obviously that’s never happened. You know, she’s here right now. And it’s another I’m sure very painful hurtful thing you’re saying. You have no regard for human beings. That’s never happened.”

Despite Long’s adamant denial, Grayson doubled down, sending out a fund-raising email two days later stating that “The local CBS affiliate in Orlando, WKMG, has reported that my opponent, Todd Long, was ‘very abusive’ to his ex-wife.” Grayson repeated the misleading statement in a tweet (see above), a Facebook post, and a Daily Kos blog post. His campaign also tried to interest reporters in the “story”:

Even some Daily Kos commenters felt Grayson had crossed a line:

There’s a difference between playing rough and outright lying.  I’m all for playing rough.  Lying?  Not so much. (Link.)

He may be a progressive but he just called a man a wife beater and an alcoholic with no evidence all in a blatant attempt to raise money. it’s underhanded and not respectable at all. (Link.)

Congressman Grayson has a history of making stuff up, or do you not remember Taliban Dan kerflunkle from last time.  Just because he talks a strong hateful game against Tepublicians does not merit our support.  Facts mattering. (Link.)

Grayson – you just lost me.  I saw this on his Facebook page. Exact same thing. What absolute bullshit fuckery. (Link.)

This diary is total bullshit with no support info … To call a man an alcoholic ape  and wife beater with no evidence is what we call being an asshole. (Link.)

Related:

Statement from “Just a Blogger” Jorge Bonilla, who is running against Grayson

Flashback: Alan Grayson rails against war on women

Paging Debbie Wasserman Schultz: How’s that War on Women meme going now?

Check out these #AlanGraysonExcuses for the Democrat’s alleged ‘war on women’

Awkward: Image search for ‘Alan Grayson’ pulls up a ‘kick ass’ graphic

  • Elizabeth

    Oh dear, sweet KARMA!

    • WhoMeToo

      Sweet, Delicious, KARMA!!! XD

      • Jake Wilde

        I’m still trying to find out, was his wife a woman?

        • tops116 ✓Quipper

          Of course she was a woman. Alan wouldn’t have beaten her otherwise.

    • Finrod Felagund

      This is what happens to people in politics that practice unbridled hate– it expresses itself in other parts of their life as well. Ever notice how leftists are always accusing conservatives of being haters, to assuage their conscience of their own hate?

  • J.R. Winger

    Huh. Grayson was shouting, “SQUIRREL!!!” way back in 2012.

    Apparently abusing his wife back then.

  • BorderLine Guy

    Most of those admonishments are pathetic at best.

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    You know I can trace this back to Bush with no problem at all.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Couldn’t be happening to a nicer fella! (*sarc)

  • 2ifbyT

    Never, ever wish for someone to be hit by a car. Never. Well, except in certain circumstances…

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I heard a preacher talking about praying for your enemies. He paused and said, “And praying for them to get hit by a bus doesn’t count.”

  • Republicanvet

    Ohhhhh, but, Private Family Matter! You guys!

  • WhoDat
  • Steve__Jacobson

    Obviously, Grayson hasn’t stopped beating his wife.

  • Squirrel!

    How can anyone vote for that face??

    • ClinkinKY

      Well, people buy insurance that’s shilled by a caveman (Grayson lookalike) and/or lizard (Grayson actalike) Same company…GEICO:)

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        and a pig, and a duck, and an elephant…

        • Spiny Norman

          Hey! You forgot one. What day is it???
          .

  • ClinkinKY

    The people of Florida were stupid enough to re-elect him after he lost his seat and I’m sure they’ll be stupid enough to do it again.

  • Dopple Gang

    While collectivism forces each of us to equality of condition, the individualist recognizes that freedom results from equality of liberty.

    • Finrod Felagund

      I regret that I have but one upvote to give to this comment.

  • $29520529

    Low Information Voters pat yourselves on the back for electing another progressive idiot!

  • carmenta

    Hoisted by his own petard – delightful!

    • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      +10 more for Shakespeare!

    • MJ Pauls

      I prefer hoisted by his own Picard 😉

      • CitizenEgg

        I am so stealing that image. LOL!

        • MJ Pauls

          It’s by wytrab8 on deviantART. I laughed so hard the first time I saw it. 😀

  • junkbondtrader41

    Surely there are a sufficient number of decent people in this waste of oxygen’s district to get rid of him. Come on, people, he is plain and simply a BAD PERSON. Just vote this slimeball out!

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      I recall reading that Grayson was considered safe this year. This story should change that, but we’ll have to wait and see.

  • CitizenEgg

    Grayson can always get a job with any movie theater…as a Projectionist!

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Schadenfreude!

  • james early

    “War on Women” Democrat-style: Beat your wife in front of the kids like Democrat Alan Grayson and deny domestic violence victims their 2nd Amendment Rights after all we can’t have women defending themselves can we?

  • Ruth’s husband Ben

    Yeah, when you lose the Koskids, you’ve lost the war on respectability, cause you know, the Kos clowns are lost already.

  • coneil5150

    Little known fact He’s actually married to RON KUBY of Curtis & Kuby Fame.

  • Gregor Eisenstein

    Apparently there is such a thing as rock bottom over at dKos. Who knew?

  • syvyn11

    And how did these people, after hearing Grayson’s lack of humanity not to mention that smirk, vote for this nutjob?