View Full Version : Joe Walsh: Amputee Tammy Duckworth Not a Hero

07-04-2012, 05:11 AM
What a low life this guy is. This is the guy that won't pay alimony to his wife and kid!

link (http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/rep-joe-walsh-double-amputee-tammy-duckworth)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 17pt'>Tea party-favorite Rep. Joe Walsh </span>(R-IL) may not have ever volunteered for military service, but he says he can spot a "true hero" and the double amputee running for his seat isn't one.

Think Progress captured video on Sunday of Walsh telling supporters that Tammy Duckworth wasn't a hero because "all she talks about" is losing both her legs when the helicopter she was piloting was shot down in Iraq in 2004.

"Understand something about John McCain," the congressman explained. "His political advisers, day after day, had to take him and almost throw him against a wall and hit him against the head and say, 'Senator, you have to let people know you served! You have to talk about what you did!' He didn’t want to do it, wouldn’t do it."

"That’s what’s so noble about our heroes," Walsh continued. "Now I’m running against a woman who, my God, that’s all she talks about. Our true heroes, it’s the last thing in the world they talk about. That’s why we’re so indebted and in awe of what they’ve done."

Duckworth, who served as a helicopter pilot with the Illinois Army Guard’s 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation, was awarded the Purple Heart in December 2004.

"This is not so bad," she said of her injuries later that year. "I’m just glad it was me and not one of my guys out there." </div></div>

The truth.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Life for Maj. Tammy Duckworth, 36, and her husband, Illinois Army Guard Capt. Bryan Bowlsbey, has changed dramatically since the afternoon of Nov. 12. <span style='font-size: 17pt'>That’s when a rocket propelled grenade hit the chin bubble of the Blackhawk she was piloting in Iraq and exploded between her legs,</span> according to the on-line journal her husband is writing.

Her copilot, from the Missouri Army Guard, landed the crippled Blackhawk before other crewmembers, air ambulance personnel and doctors began working feverishly to save her life, Bowlsbey stated. The helicopter’s crew chief, Spc. Kurt Hannemann, from Illinois was apparently hurt but “was listed as not seriously injured,” Illinois Guard officials reported.

Duckworth lost half of the blood in her body, said the woman who had served in Iraq with the Illinois Army Guard’s 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation, an assault helicopter unit, since last March. All three bones in her right arm were broken but have since been pinned and plated together.

Nearly all of her right leg has been amputated, and she has lost her left leg beneath the knee. Her left leg will be fitted with a prosthesis, and Duckworth is grasping at every hope that she can also be fitted with a right-leg prosthesis, her husband explained, so she can again fly helicopters or fixed-wing airplanes or at least remain in the Army Guard.

“Remaining a soldier is her fall-back position,” her husband told a reporter while Duckworth talked and joked with her visitors. “She will try to fly Blackhawks with prostheses after a long recovery period. She will go before a medical review board in six months or a year. Their decision may depend on whether she can pass a physical fitness test.”

“It’s always a privilege to wear the uniform,” said Duckworth who has been assured she can return to her civilian job when she is able, her husband added. She is the manager of Rotary service clubs in the Asian-Pacific area for Rotary International. </div></div>


Gayle in MD
07-04-2012, 05:19 AM
He has got to be one of the most repulsive people to ever be elected to public office!

Makes you wonder, what kind of people put people like him into office!


07-04-2012, 12:14 PM

Gayle in MD
07-05-2012, 08:53 AM
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Defaming our American Heroes is something Republicans proved was not beneath them, all along, from the Swift Boaters, to the disgraceful "cheers" during the Republican debates.

That's why I call them PIGS. They act like Pigs. Walch is worse than an a$$hole. Walch is also a pig, who won't even take care of his own children!

IMO, there should be a law that if a representative falls behind in his child support, he loses his office immediately!