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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:28 AM

Tammy Duckworth, Joe Walsh's Winning Opponent, Says 2012 Voters Rejected Extremism

Source: Huffington Post


WASHINGTON -- It’s been just under a week since Tammy Duckworth defeated Republican Rep. Joe Walsh after a heated contest for Illinois’ 8th Congressional District, but according to Duckworth, voters sent Washington a message last Tuesday that could not be more clear: Americans do not want to be represented by voices of extremism.

Duckworth’s opponent was a Tea Party favorite known for controversial statements that often attracted national attention. Walsh was one of the few Republicans to support Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) over his comments on “legitimate rape,” and caused his own controversy when he said that there should be no abortion exception for the life of the mother due to “advances in science and technology.” He also infamously declared that Muslims were “trying to kill Americans every week,” and accused Duckworth -- a double amputee Iraq War veteran -- of not being a “true hero.”

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Duckworth said her victory was an indication that voters are looking for moderate voices that will bring people together -- not divisive rhetoric that alienates key constituencies and only accentuates the differences among both political parties.

“In this race, Mr. Walsh proceeded to insult just about everyone in the district, and a series of things he said that just were not reflective of where people were,” Duckworth said. “All he was doing was speaking in an extreme way about groups of people and trying to isolate people work them against each other, and so people realized that’s who he really was.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/tammy-duckworth-joe-walsh_n_2119144.html



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Reply Tammy Duckworth, Joe Walsh's Winning Opponent, Says 2012 Voters Rejected Extremism (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 OP
vietnam_war_vet Nov 2012 #1
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #2
AgingAmerican Nov 2012 #3
libodem Nov 2012 #4
savalez Nov 2012 #5
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #6
olddad56 Nov 2012 #7
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2012 #8
libodem Nov 2012 #9
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2012 #10
Strelnikov_ Nov 2012 #11

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:53 AM

1. Wonder if.....

....soon-to-be-ex Congressman Joe Walsh will finally start paying his alimony and child support. Last figure I recall was that he was over $100,000 in arrears. I have to wonder as to why the Illinois authorities haven't gone after him? Hmm-mmm? What a prick!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:22 AM

3. That guy is a bizarro

Creepy, he reminds me of a republican that I work with. Smart on the job but a half wit when it comes to anything political. He throws a hissy fit if you disagree with him and acts weird for a few months afterward. Thin skinned. Ideology does that to some people.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:48 PM

4. The taxed enough already gang

Went to congress to disrupt and keep the congresional approval numbers in the tank. They are paid disruptors just the same as the bussed-around goof balls whom disrupted the town halls in '08.

Kock Bro's, baby.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:22 PM

5. Isn't Joe Walsh also famous for

being a deadbeat dad; and for inappropriately yelling during a State Of The Union address?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:24 PM

6. That was the message!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:04 PM

7. I think that voters did reject extremism...

and in the case of Joe Walsh, they also rejected stupidity and worthlessness.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:54 AM

8. +1. I was about to say something similar.

I think the voters around here largely dumped him because he was an asshole.
Now, assholes sometimes get elected and re-elected but it's usually because they are good for something.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:47 PM

9. I'm taking it that

You are saying he is a good for nothing, asshole?

Right on, baby, spot on.

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Response to libodem (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:42 PM

10. Yeppers. You can take it that I'm saying he's a good for nothing asshole, libodem.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:02 PM

11. God bless the Tea Party n/t

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