Twitchy.com has caught yet another Hollywood actor spreading HATE on Twitter for conservatives. This time it is Justin Long who spewed a middle school-like attack at Todd Long, GOP candidate for House of Representatives, FL-9. Seriously, Hollywood celebrity types, like Cher, Madonna and now Justin Long, who offer political or moral advice usually end up just exposing their own foolishness. They’d be better off sticking to entertainment!
Actor Justin Long smacks Fla. Tea Party candidate running against disgraced Alan Grayson; Update: Grayson’s opponent responds; Justin Long: ‘Now I feel like a douche’
@ToddforCongress how did this Tea Party douche get on my twitter feed? Vote for Alan Grayson on nov. 6th - Floridians protect Medicare + ss—
Justin Long (@justinlong) October 22, 2012
Long, best known as the “Mac Guy” from Apple’s successful ad campaign, evidently spotted a mention of Alan Grayson’s political opponent in his Twitter timeline and didn’t take it well. Todd Long (no relation to Justin) is running against Alan “Republicans want you to die quickly” Grayson in Florida’s new 9th congressional district.
Real Clear Politics ranks this race “Likely Dem,” meaning Long’s chances of winning are slim. The NRCC has all but given up on the district…
…According to Florida blogger Jorge Bonilla, though, Long is currently polling within three points in the Democrat-leaning district.
Jorge Bonilla (@BonillaJL) October 19, 2012
Bonilla links to a Florida Political Press that cites a StPetePolls.org telephone survey showing a very tight race:
According to a StPetePolls.org telephone survey conducted from October 3rd to October 5th, Grayson is polling at 45%, while Long is at 42.2% with 12.8% undecided in the race (there is a 5.1% margin of error).
If most undecided voters break toward the challenger (as they usually do in races with an incumbent), Grayson could be in trouble.
Nevertheless, Justin couldn’t help but kick Long around. That’s Hollywood civility for you. With those kinds of manners, it’s no wonder he’s such a fan of someone like Grayson. Those two were made for each other.