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Illinois Congressman criticizes Double Amputee Veteran of not being "true hero"

 
ladyannie2009

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07/04/2012 05:39 PM

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Illinois Congressman criticizes Double Amputee Veteran of not being "true hero"
this guy sounds like a real 'Grade A' jerk



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Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Sunday accused his Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth -- a double-amputee veteran of the Iraq War -- of not being a "true hero" because she made her military service central to her campaign.

After calling Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) a "noble hero" for downplaying his military experience during a 2008 presidential bid, Walsh shifted gears to Duckworth at an Elk Grove, Ill., town hall.

Duckworth lost both her legs after Iraqi insurgents hit her helicopter with a rocket propelled grenade in 2004. She is now challenging incumbent Walsh in Illinois' re-drawn 8th Congressional district.

"Now I'm running against a woman who, my God, that's all she talks about," said Walsh, a Tea Party freshman. "Our true heroes, it's the last thing in the world they talk about."


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07/04/2012 05:42 PM
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Re: Illinois Congressman criticizes Double Amputee Veteran of not being "true hero"
I'm wondering if this Walsh fella ever did time in the Green Machine.

I'm guessing not.
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07/04/2012 05:44 PM
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I think he is attacking her because she is female. If this were a male veteran, then he would probably keep his mouth shut. McCain downplayed his stay in the Hanoi Hilton because it was babyshit.
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07/04/2012 05:47 PM
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He's a big jerk, yeah.

But running for office shouldn't be a pissing contest over military service, either.
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07/04/2012 05:48 PM
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Re: Illinois Congressman criticizes Double Amputee Veteran of not being "true hero"
This should be a signal to people to stop enlisting. Screw them and their wars. There is no excuse nowadays. Soldiers going in know exactly who they are working for.

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