Rave this if you think Joe Walsh, (R) IL should resign after his egregiously insidious comments about double amputee Iraq veteran Tammy Duckworth.
Any random SH user that follows politics knows there is a distinct line between using partisan campaign rhetoric and disparaging panderous garbage. This distinction, is obviously lost on the freshman congressman from IL.
Tea-Party darling, Joe Walsh, who has never served was quoted making light of his opponents stellar military career in a March Politico article saying,
"I have so much respect for what she did in the fact that she sacrificed her body for this country," simultaneously lowering his voice as he leaned forward before pausing for dramatic effect, "Ehhh. Now let's move on. "
"What else has she done? Female, wounded veteran.... ehhh," he continued.
"She is nothing more than a handpicked Washington bureaucrat. David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel just picked her up and dropped her into this district."
Duckworth, a Purple Heart recipient for her combat injuries, served as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot in Iraq in 2004. Her injuries, which included the loss of both of her legs and part of her right arm, were the result of her helicopter being hit by an insurgents RPG. She also still serves as an ACTIVE DUTY Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois National Guard.
If this was not appalling enough, Walsh has gone on to drag the honorable service record of Sen. John McCain into his offensive chicanery and muck. Video Here http://youtu.be/aaEMevf7gKI
As we celebrate this Independence Day holiday, one would think the one thing we can all agree on is that anyone willing to don the military cloth deserves better than having some 2-bit hack politician that has never served thumbing their nose at their service, in some lame attempt to score political points.
Would you vote for Joe Walsh given his open contempt directed at a decorated military veteran simply because she does not share his political ideology?
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