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  • Republicans Attack Democratic Disabled Vet Running for Senate in Mind-Numbingly Offensive Tweet

    Senate Republicans Grossly Mock Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth

    With respect, forget, for a moment if you will, that it's International Women's Day.

    Forget, if you will for a moment that Republicans falsely claim to be the party that respects and cares for our veterans. Forget, if you will for a moment that the GOP presidential candidates in the 2016 election season have taken this nation down the sewer.

    But don't forget that U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is the first disabled woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Don't forget that she served as an Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Don't forget that she was the Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. 

    And do not, ever, forget that she is an Iraq war veteran who lost both her legs as a combat helicopter pilot, then served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard.


    How in the world would anyone, ever, think this is OK?


    That's a tweet posted by the Republican party – specifically the NRSC, National Republican Senatorial Committee, whose job is to get Republicans elected to the U.S. Senate.

    Yes, the Republicans just mocked a disabled veteran, and said she isn't "standing up for our veterans."


    Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is running for the Senate, and the GOP clearly isn't happy about it.

    The tweet was deleted, according to the many, many people on Twitter right now furious about it, around 10 minutes after it was posted.

    No apology. No embarrassment. No show of remorse.

    Just one more example of what the Republican Party has become.

    Some responses via Twitter:


    Image by PBS NewsHour via Flickr and a CC license 
    Tammy Duckworth's background via Wikipedia

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    • commented 2016-07-13 06:00:44 -0400
      Its even more disgusting considering that the majority of the Republican members of congress have NOT ONLY NEVER SERVED A SINGLE DAY IN THE MILITARY, THEY ALSO WOULD SHIT THEIR PANTS IF THEY HAD TO GO TO AN ACTIVE WAR ZONE!!

    • commented 2016-06-29 18:05:29 -0400
      This is what the sleazy Republican Saxby Chambliss(GA) did to the heroic Vietnam era triple amputee Max Cleland in 2002 for the Georgia Senate Seat. This is absolutely in the Republicans’ nature. They have no bottom. They will go as low as they have to to lie and cheat their way into power. They are the scum of the earth.

    • commented 2016-03-10 18:14:09 -0500
      EL BEARSIDENTE – 江戸羆 Because they are LTING about her voting record too, of course. Look it up, you’ll see she voted for the Vets. That’s really the whole point, they lie about her record as they make slimey personal attacks. duh.

    • commented 2016-03-09 20:50:58 -0500
      Two words, Joe Biden, never seems to wad up your panties when he does it

    • commented 2016-03-09 16:52:41 -0500
      These subhuman regressives are the worst, most reprehensible beings on this planet. They should all be hung from the tallest trees, buildings in the town square all across this country. If you want to know who is against our veterans use the Google machine and look up the CONgressional voting record. Their records are available online. THEY VOTE AGAINST EVERY BILL ADVANCED THAT IS MEANT TO ASSIST OUR VETERANS. AFTER THEY ARE HUNG IN THE TOWN SQUARE THEY SHOULD BE LEFT HANGING AND USED FOR TARGET PRACTICE.

    • commented 2016-03-09 12:58:30 -0500
      i think her opponent should be willing to even the playing field. a few hours in the operating room would do it.

    • commented 2016-03-09 06:04:00 -0500
      What exactly is offensive about calling her out for her voting record? That she is a veteran means nothing in this context. It’s abut her performance as politician.

      So yes, the tweet is perfectly fine. The only mind-numbingly offensive thing here is the idiocy in this article.

    • commented 2016-03-08 21:58:13 -0500
      The problem with the VA is that it is working as designed-one giant Ponzi scheme.


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