As I wrote a few days ago, the GOP primary race for Congressional District 9 is probably the most important of all primaries in Florida because it will almost definitely determine if the detestable shrill leftist bigmouth Alan Grayson makes a return to congress. Most political pundits living in reality acknowledge that conservative Republican candidate John “Q” Quiñones is the Republican Party’s only hope to defeat Grayson in November. Grayson also knows it, which is why he has taken the unusual step of openly attacking John Q in the GOP Primary a lo descarado in hopes that he won’t be the Republican he squares off with in November.
One person actively campaigning against John Q is not once, but twice convicted criminal and phony Tea Party “activist” that goes by the name of Doug Guetzloe. The guy’s an overall shyster who among other things has been accused of using the Florida “TEA Party” name to undermine conservative candidates.
He and another stooge registered ”TEA” as an official political party in Florida a few years ago and as reported by even the New York Times, ran candidates in 2010 to split the conservative vote to help Democrats get elected. One race he seemingly did this in was the Grayson/Webster race where he recruited a candidate to run under the phony “TEA Party” in hopes of confusing enough legitimate Tea Party movement activists so Grayson would win by a plurality. Thankfully conservatives saw right through it and voted Webster into office making Grayson a one-term loser in 2010.
But now Grayson’s running again and his old friend Guetzloe appears to be coming to his rescue again by endorsing Todd Long–the primary candidate that everyone knows would be a lot easier for Grayson to beat in November. And it looks like he’s not doing it because he legitimately believes Long is the more conservative candidate, but because he’s out to help his old friend Grayson–and being paid to do it, as evident from the seemingly racist Grayson campaign ad Guetzloe is running on his website that attacks John Q (pictured below).
That’s right. Self-proclaimed “TEA Party” activist Doug Guetzloe is actually running an Alan Grayson campaign ad on his putative conservative Phoenix Network website attacking John Q, which is proof that he’s either on the Grayson campaign payroll or he’s doing it because he believes in Grayson (can’t figure out which is worse).
This is not the only thing tying Guetzloe to his friend Grayson. In 2010 the New York Times reported:
The grass-roots Tea Party activists and state Republicans, have homed in on a number of connections between Mr. Grayson and Mr. Guetzloe that have become fodder in the local news media, especially in reports on the CBS affiliate, WKMG-TV.
Mr. Guetzloe serves on two business advisory boards set up by Mr. Grayson. A son of Mr. Guetzloe worked as an intern in Mr. Grayson’s Congressional office last year. Federal Election Commission filings show that Mr. Grayson has paid nearly $50,000 to a polling firm that was incorporated in late 2008 by an on-and-off employee of Mr. Guetzloe, Victoria Torres, who is now herself running as a state candidate on the “Tea Party” ballot line that Mr. Guetzloe helped create.
In his most recent campaigns, Mr. Grayson advertised on Mr. Guetzloe’s local radio program before it was canceled this year, with some proceeds going directly to Mr. Guetzloe’s company, including, at least in June, a modest commission, station records show.
So it looks like Guetzloe uses his ill-gained image as a Tea Party activist to undermine conservative candidates and help the most vile, leftist pieces of crap running in Florida. If that’s not the definition of a fraud and backstabber I don’t know what is. Welcome to the Backstabbers Corner, Doug!
Don’t be fooled by this shyster. If you’re a Republican–especially a Tea Party Republican–in Florida’s Ninth Congressional District, reject Grayson and the sludge that he associates with by voting for #ReaganistaCertified John “Q” Quiñones.
Disgusted with leftist Alan Grayson’s attacks on John Q to sway the GOP Primary in Congressional District 9, Former Governor and Republican rock star Jeb Bush blasted bigmouth Grayson today, saying:
I find it in utterly poor taste that Alan Grayson would use my statements, misquoted and out of context, for political gain. I encourage Mr. Grayson to take down his ads, stay out of the Republican primary and let the voters of Central Florida to choose their nominee without his help. There will be plenty of time for Mr. Grayson to defend his liberal tax-and-spend record in the fall.
Also, the Grayson campaign is now changing its strategy a bit, no longer directly attacking John Q, but rather making it seem as if they’re “attacking” his GOP primary opponent Todd Long by saying he’s the “Tea Party conservative” choice in the race, which is obviously intended to help Long in the closed GOP primary contest where mostly conservatives vote. The mailing also includes pictures of Guetzloe’s phony “TEA” Party activists. (h/t SaintPetersBlog).