The left faux offense machine is now in overdrive, trying to destroy a Tea Party Congressman.
If you have missed this fight, you need to know what is going on and why Joe Walsh is an American hero.
Joe Walsh is a great American. He is a Congressman from Illinois and a solid conservative, which is why the Party of Treason does not like him.
They redistricted him so he is now in a district that is much more Democratic than it was and they recruited Tammy Duckworth, a former Army helicopter pilot who was shot down in Iraq to run against him.
Duckworth lost both legs in Iraq. She is one of those people the Party of Treason recruited to come out of Iraq and be anti-war candidates.
The left wing media machine, starting with the professional liars over at Think Progress started into Joe Walsh when a video clip surfaced showing Walsh complaining that all Duckworth wanted to talk about was her military service and not her record in the Obama Regime or what she would do as a Congressman.
Walsh makes a very legitimate point. The voters of the Illinois 8th Congressional District are not hiring a helicopter pilot. They are hiring a Congressman. They have Walsh’ record. If Duckworth wants to replace him, then she should step up and say what she is going to do.
The drive by media went into overdrive, including a memorable battle on CNN between Joe Walsh and Ashleigh Banfield.
The left has demanded that Walsh apologize for what he said. Walsh has been under huge media pressure and he has stood his ground. Not only did he stand his ground, he doubled down on the media.
This is a part of the strategy the left uses every time. They always have a reason why conservatives cannot criticize the member of the Party of Treason. In this case, they say neither Joe Walsh nor any other conservative can criticize Tammy Duckworth because she is a disabled vet.
Really? While I am no John McCain fan, I don’t recall that kind of special treatment being given to him in 2008.
The left is desperate to silence conservatives. The drive by media is desperate to help them. Perhaps CNN’s ratings would not be in the toilet if they tried reporting the news instead of making in kind airtime donations to the Party of Treason.
Joe Walsh said he respected Tammy Duckworth. I don’t. I don’t respect any member of the Party of Treason who wants to tear America down. I do not respect anyone who is or was a part of the Obama Regime.
We need more Republicans like Joe Walsh. And we certainly do not need more members of the Party of Treason in Congress.
You can support Joe Walsh by going to his website and volunteering or donating to help him keep his seat in Congress.
It's good to hear about pushing back instead of giving in. The fight continues!
video clip surfaced showing Walsh complaining that all Duckworth wanted to talk about was her military service and not her record in the Obama Regime or what she would do as a Congressman.
Maybe he should have and started with the oath of office she took. Then showed where she is in direct contradiction with the Constitution in her political beliefs.
Seriously though, how can anyone serve in military after Vietnam and become a democrat. I just do not understand it.
Simple. they don't like war, and they don't like war fought under false pretenses and they don't like wars fought with no intention of winning it. If the Republicans would steal the Democrats thunder in that respect by promising to strictly adhere to the United States Constitution, and refuse to engage in any war not declared by Congress -- I say NOT DECLARED BY CONGRESS: a resolution to support the Prez when HE wants a war doesn't cut it -- then folks like that would be more likely to join the Republican Party. I'm a Republican and I honor our fighting men and women, but I don't honor an unconstitutional occupation government that puts our men and women in harms way for political purposes.
An oxymoron all wars are political. Maybe its just how you look at it. Or how much knowledge you have about it. Nobama sends our troops to non wars or simply uses different terms to name them. Yet wars they remain and Congress had nothing to do with it. Our soldiers all of them are not fighting for politictians nor the military complex. Their fighting for America no matter how they got there or why they got there.
Not liking war, disagreeing with how it was fought or whether it was “declared” are not justification for forsaking the vows a military veteran takes and the principles upon which this country was founded.
Military service does not equate to moral character or intelligence. It is the actions of a person, not just service in the military, that provide the true measure of a person. By its very nature, military service tends to attract dedicated people of character, like Lt. Col. Allen West. It is not, however, a guarantee of character as is evidenced by people such as John Kerry and Benedict Arnold.
Any Veteran deserves our thanks for their honorable service. Their actions outside of that service are what determines if they deserve our continued respect.
Tammy Duckworth has been thanked for her military service publicly many many times. Her military service is commendable.
She is running for office and therefore she should tell us what she is going to do for her district. All she keeps talking about is her military service. Is she runnig for office or for the military? Which one?
And just who -- or to whom -- does a military veteran make those vows? Is it to the government, as is the case in the rest of the world? Or is it to the Constitution of the United States and the rule of law it represents? When government prosecutes an illegal war -- i.e., in the first instance one in which Congress does not declare war, although there are many other forms of illegal war -- to whom does the military veteran owe his allegiance? To his superior officers, or to the Constitution he has sworn to uphold and defend?
LTC Terry Lakin is a Constitutional hero, and so is Michael New, and should be honored among patriots and military veterans, for these two men honored their oaths of military service to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic far beyond any other military veteran since the last legal war (WWII). (This does not mean I disparage currently or past serving military veterans, but I will say we need several hundred thousand more men and women of Lakin and New's integrity.)
The answers to the first three questions, as well as the last, are self-evident and they are, therefore, rhetorical. To attempt to apply the fourth argument, to the original question, is based on the false premise that the “government” is, somehow, a separate entity from the people. To attempt to separate ourselves from the government is abdication of responsibility. To fail to replace representatives who act in an unconstitutional manor is implicit approval of their actions. To charge the military with the sole responsibility to act on this is a violation of the principles upon which the Constitution is based, our individual civic responsibilities and the trust the military places in us.
I have no argument with the actions of Lakin, New or others like them. The fact that they, and not we, are the only ones to take action is an indictment of us.
To return to the original question; how does a veteran remain true to their oath, to support & defend the Constitution, and then embrace a political platform that is the antithesis of the principles upon which that Constitution is based? That they can not is also self-evident. Any other claim is, at best, ignorance or, at worst, rationalization.
Because they buy into their BC. They buy their way of thinking as the only way things will work. No one else can have a good idea or a better way of doing things. They simply believe their better than everyone!
"How can anyone serve in the military after Vietnam and become a democrat?"
Consider that there is a significant percentage of people whose moral compass points in a different direction. Such individuals will immediately recognize that by having military experience (which allegedly confers an automatic confirmation of loyalty to the country), they may attain instant celebrity status in a party that is actually disloyal to the Constitution.
John Kerry is a good example. Did he enlist for one reason, and then take advantage of that later by turning on his military cohorts? Hmmm, does he pay taxes on his yacht in the state of his residence, like a morally honest person might?