Thursday, July 5, 2012

Representative Joe Walsh is, Perhaps, a Moron

Maybe I should start a feature called "my weekly blood boil" because without fail, something comes along to enrage me. As reported on Think ProgressRep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) recently declared that his opponent is Tammy Duckworth is not a true hero...

If you know nothing about Duckworth, which I didn't up until 10 minutes ago, that doesn't seem to be the worst statement of all time. But if you do know anything about her, then you know that she is a double amputee, due to injuries sustained when she was piloting a helicopter in 2004 in Iraq. She received a Purple Heart, an Air Medal and an Army Commendation Medal during her 20 years of service. 

But all of this means nothing to Walsh. Apparently Duckworth is a little too aware of her situation to be a hero. As Walsh said,
Understand something about John McCain. His political advisers, day after day, had to take him and almost throw him against a wall and hit him against the head and say, “Senator, you have to let people know you served! You have to talk about what you did!” He didn’t want to do it, wouldn’t do it. Day after day they had to convince him. Finally, he talked a little bit about it, but it was very uncomfortable for him. That’s what’s so noble about our heroes. Now I’m running against a woman who, my God, that’s all she talks about. Our true heroes, it’s the last thing in the world they talk about. That’s why we’re so indebted and in awe of what they’ve done.
Ah boy.

Really? I'm trying to formulate some words that explain why this is BS, but you know what? There aren't any--it's just so plainly evident that it would be a waste of my breath to even dwell on this guy for any longer. I hope that the people of Illinois' 8th district take notice that what Walsh has going on ain't right.

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