Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Republican Jackass of the Week

Joe Walsh.

A Regressive republican from Illinois, who is known in Congress as the Deadbeat Dad, having skipped out on child care payments amounting to $117,000 over a number of years (the case was finally settled and his ex-wife let him off the hook).

Last week he made a fool of himself yet again, blasting his Democratic opponent, labeling her "not a true hero."

A little background: his opponent is Tammy Duckworth, decorated double-amputee of the Iraq war. Duckworth lost both her legs after Iraqi insurgents hit her helicopter with a rocket propelled grenade in 2004.

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

So this Jackass who never served a day in the military is disparaging a woman who proudly served and lost both legs in Iraq.

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