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    Re: Rep. Joe Walsh stands by accusation Tammy Duckworth politicizes her military serv

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    That myth was debunked decades ago.

    That was NO Myth...didnt necessarily happen at an airport but nam vets were spat at by protesters on many occaisions.

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    Re: Rep. Joe Walsh stands by accusation Tammy Duckworth politicizes her military serv

    Joe Walsh is a typical tea party moron, disrespectful, selfish, unintelligent,loud mouth idiots like him go to Washington block everything have no new ideas, people like joe destroy democracy they pout in the corner till they get what they want ....please vote these kinds of morons out,

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    Re: Rep. Joe Walsh stands by accusation Tammy Duckworth politicizes her military serv

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    John Kerry politicized his military service. John F. Kennedy politicized his military service. John McCain politicized his military service. This is standard operating procedure for politicians.
    All the more reason why the over the top criticisms of the woman by Walsh is over the line. Even if you think the denegrating of John Kerry's purple hearts was reasonable, it's hard to suggest a woman whose clearly suffered significant injury due to her service to this country is someone whose service should be denegrated and told to be kept private.

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    Re: Rep. Joe Walsh stands by accusation Tammy Duckworth politicizes her military serv

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    Rep. Joe Walsh stands by accusation Tammy Duckworth politicizes her military service | The Ticket - Yahoo! News



    There is nothing funnier than a Republican complaining about people "politicizing" military service. Anyone remember when Republicans were lockstep in their "with us or against us" mentality? And if you were against Iraq you were against the troops and whatever vague mission they had that week?
    Wow, he pointed out that politicians politicize their military service. What's next, will he show us that the sky is blue?
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    Re: Rep. Joe Walsh stands by accusation Tammy Duckworth politicizes her military serv

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Wow, he pointed out that politicians politicize their military service. What's next, will he show us that the sky is blue?
    The issue wasn't so much his suggestion that hse politicizes her service...though the irony of a GOP candidate complaining that their competitor highlights their service is a bit funny.

    The issue I think was this line:

    "Now I'm running against a woman who, I mean-- my God-- that's all she talks about," Walsh told an audience in Elk Grove, Ill. "Our true heroes, the men and women who served us, it's the last thing in the world they talk about."
    The statement of our "True heroes" being those who would not "talk about" their service is nothing but an out right swipe at her service. This to a woman who lost her limbs in serving the country and by all accounst performed admirably and honorably in the service. If all he said was that she was politicizing her service too much, this flap likely wouldn't have got to the level of outcry that it has. However, when he basically questioned her being a "hero" (a term routinely placed on our Vets who gave a piece of themselves for this country across the sea) and denegrated her service simply because she talks about it...THAT is what caused the uproar.

    It's the difference between saying that McCain needs to stop focusing so much on his military and POW experiences...and suggesting that REAL heroes are the ones who don't talk about them being POWs.

    Not to mention, much of this woman's life experience revolves around the military so it'd make sense it'd come up a bit. She spent 20 years with the Army. She then started working for the VA afterwards.

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    Re: Rep. Joe Walsh stands by accusation Tammy Duckworth politicizes her military serv

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    That was NO Myth...didnt necessarily happen at an airport but nam vets were spat at by protesters on many occaisions.
    There is only antedotal evidence and for everyone of those there are hundreds that say the opposite. There is no definitive proof or evidence that protestors spitting on vets in airports ever happened. I suspect it was because most were drafted. And too, many vets continued to wear their army issued fatiques for street wear when they got back home. Now why would they do that if they were getting spat upon?

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    Re: Rep. Joe Walsh stands by accusation Tammy Duckworth politicizes her military serv

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    That was NO Myth...didnt necessarily happen at an airport but nam vets were spat at by protesters on many occaisions.
    Yeah, I think you are correct about this.
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    Re: Rep. Joe Walsh stands by accusation Tammy Duckworth politicizes her military serv

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    Re: Rep. Joe Walsh stands by accusation Tammy Duckworth politicizes her military serv

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