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GOP tweets nasty message about Duckworth

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by three_bags_full, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Don't know if this has been posted. Didn't look, but apparently the National Republican Senatorial Committee thinks Tammy Duckworth hasn't done enough for veterans. More specifically, she hasn't done enough to "stand up" for veterans.

    In case you missed it, former Army CPT Tammy Duckworth was flying a Black Hawk across Iraq when an RPG hit the "chin bubble" underneath her feet and blew her fucking legs off.

    What a group of nasty fucking pieces of shit.

    GOP Deletes Tweet Accusing Amputee of 'Not Standing Up' for Vets
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Max Cleland feels her pain.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Isn't it possible that Tammy Duckworth both had her legs blown off and doesn't do enough for veterans in her current position?
  4. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    That's possible. It's also possible that the Republicans voted down eight bills benefiting veterans.
    TowelWaver likes this.
  5. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    "Benefitting" is such a nice weasel word.
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    It is not. Her reputation is pretty solid there.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I understand that. I was just pushing back against the implication that she is necessarily supportive of veterans.
  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I initially thought "Why do Republicans hate Kevin Duckworth?"
    Webster and Mr. Sunshine like this.
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Fixed it for you
  10. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Her current position is confined to a wheelchair, so, I guess in this day and age of Trumpism, the GOP has every right to allude to her being half a woman in their critique of her.
  11. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Guys. "Not standing up" is a poor-taste, ableist shot at Duckworth, but let's be better than the anti-Christie "eight bills" slam.
    Donnie in his element likes this.
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    So is the problem that they used "standing up," that it was some sort of double entendre?

    Good lord.
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