Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Devil Vs. Daniel Webster

The Devil Vs. Daniel Webster
Commentary by Sanford D. Horn
September 29, 2010

As an American, as a Jew, and as a Republican I cannot express my offense at Congressman Alan Grayson vociferously enough with the recent campaign advertisement impugning the reputation of his opponent Daniel Webster.

I am embarrassed for the Eighth Congressional District of Florida as a whole and just as embarrassed to call myself a co-religionist with Mr. Grayson. He has embarrassed himself as a person, member of Congress, a Jew, and as an American for his antics on the House floor this session making light of the Holocaust, suggesting Republicans want senior Americans to die as a form of cost-cutting and now with his disgraceful advertisement taking Daniel Webster’s words completely out of context.

While mudslinging and dirty politics are as old as campaigning itself, there is absolutely no room for outright lies. Even CNN has condemned the Grayson hit piece. The Grayson campaign took the words “submit to me,” from a speech given by Mr. Webster and inserted them into an advertisement labeling the Republican candidate “Taliban Dan,” suggesting that Mr. Webster opposed women, women’s rights and myriad other freedoms.

This could not be further from the truth, and all anyone need do is simply listen to the words of Daniel Webster himself. This can be done by visiting his website: Mr. Webster referenced blessing the wives and women in a man’s life – just as is done by Jewish worshipers on Shabbat with the Blessing over daughters as well as the Woman of Valor love poem as found in Proverbs.

Alan Grayson may be a Jewish member of Congress and his opponent, Daniel Webster, may be a Christian, but we should elect our members of Congress based upon the content of their character and Congressman Grayson has demonstrated himself to be a character of the most embarrassing kind. He is most definitely not worthy of anyone’s vote for reelection.

Sanford D. Horn is a writer and political consultant living in Alexandria, VA.

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