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Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:26 PM

Veterans Flood Rep. Joe Walsh’s Facebook Page To Denounce His Attacks Against Double Amputee

After ThinkProgress published video showing Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) denigrating his opponent’s — a double amputee — military service, veterans swarmed the Illinois Republican’s Facebook page to denounce his attacks.

Many of these veterans described themselves as “dedicated conservatives”, “rock-ribbed Republicans”, and “Tea Party members.” Yet despite their ideological leanings, Walsh’s insult drove them to defend Tammy Duckworth and strongly condemn the Tea Party freshman.

Bob Frick wrote: “As a dedicated conservative and Republican and Tea Party member, you overstepped Congressman. Before I am either of the aforementioned, I am an American. I am a retired American soldier. How dare you refer to or determine what a hero is when you never served.”
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/07/03/510948/joe-walsh-veterans-facebook/

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Reply Veterans Flood Rep. Joe Walsh’s Facebook Page To Denounce His Attacks Against Double Amputee (Original post)
white cloud Jul 2012 OP
TreasonousBastard Jul 2012 #1
lark Jul 2012 #2
Hubert Flottz Jul 2012 #9
TreasonousBastard Jul 2012 #16
PatrynXX Jul 2012 #14
louis-t Jul 2012 #3
bayareaboy Jul 2012 #15
amuse bouche Jul 2012 #4
Skittles Jul 2012 #5
bluesbassman Jul 2012 #6
Skittles Jul 2012 #8
bluesbassman Jul 2012 #10
Hubert Flottz Jul 2012 #11
Skittles Jul 2012 #13
freshwest Jul 2012 #17
SunSeeker Jul 2012 #7
AnotherMcIntosh Jul 2012 #12
OswegoAtheist Jul 2012 #18

Response to white cloud (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 01:07 PM

1. Yeah, but how many will forget this November and still vote for the pantload?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 01:10 PM

2. If Dems can get some of those comments, they could run effective ads & change outcome

Run it 100's of times a day, Joe Walsh does not respect American service-people, Joe Walsh shows contempt for American hero's loss of limbs. It would carry the day for her.

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Response to lark (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 02:15 PM

9. Joe Walsh hates his own kids...

or he'd pay his child support without his ex wife having to get the law on him. While the law was tracking down Joe for his unpaid child support, I wonder how many other crimes went un investigated?

If Joe wanted to "serve America" he should sign up for a tour in Afghanistan. The guy is a coward and a deadbeat.

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 03:08 PM

16. HOLY SHIT! This guy owes $115,000 in back child support and...

claims HE'S the victim?

He also doubled down on his attacks on Tammy Duckworth and claims he's the victim there, too!

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 02:52 PM

14. um....

if it pisses you off enough. you never forget. (like Republicans breaking the law in WI. they got punished for it. as Scott Walker didn't actually do the dead as shown on the Wisconsin network online.... he wasn't. but I still hang said sign to never forget.

whether one touts themselves a hero or not is up to them. It's not up to others however to say they aren't one. Just like it's not up to others to say they are a hero when they know in their heart they aren't or dont consider themselves one.

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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 01:12 PM

3. Veterans won't forget.

Walsh is an ass, and deserves to get his ass kicked.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 03:06 PM

15. Then left out to dry and perhaps tone down his and other's actions and the level of speech ...


No one deserves a fool like that representing their district. I would contribute to a bail fund if a veteran would like to kick his ass. I think it might make people think that there is a level that free speech goes and he went much too far.

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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 01:29 PM

4. There is something

truly wrong with his bird brain

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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 01:41 PM

5. love this

"How dare you refer to or determine what a hero is when you never served.”

AMEN

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 01:50 PM

6. +1000

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 02:03 PM

8. it is OK to not serve in the military

certainly military service is not for everyone - but if you don't serve, don't trash the service of those who do serve and don't be a warmonger!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 02:18 PM

10. Agreed, and I'm ok with people who chose not to serve criticizing the "military" or war,

however, what Walsh did and others like him (thinking Chambliss vs Cleland) is not acceptable.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 02:19 PM

11. Would you estimate that the deadbeat daddy SOB needs a good ass kicking?

And 4 years in boot camp.

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 02:29 PM

13. that guy needs a severe flogging

he is an over-the-top asshole - heck, he gives assholes a bad name

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 09:51 PM

17. Perfect.. May it determine their vote in November as well.

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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 02:02 PM

7. K&R

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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 02:25 PM

12. How many vets are in the 8th district?

 

Anyone know of a way to determine that?

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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 12:47 AM

18. I gave $5 to Tammy

It ain't much, but I'll be damned if some asshat teabagger sends one of my fellow vets off to war, then tells them to STFU about it.

Oswego "Vote Vets" Atheist

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