Friday, September 29, 2006

Tammy Duckworth and the Fighting Dems

Tammy Duckworth is the Democratic candidate for Congress for IL-06. If you know anything about Tammy Duckworth, you know that she is a real war hero. However, her Republican opponent doesn't think so. Her Republican opponent doesn't think she sacrificed enough when she was in Iraq.

A commentary by Rich Miller in The Chicago Sun-Times had this to say about Duckworth and the name-calling incident:

...Tammy Duckworth is a genuine war hero who lost both her legs when she was shot while piloting a helicopter over Iraq. She's now a Democratic nominee for Congress in Illinois' 6th District, and her campaign staff has been waiting patiently for her Republican opponent to question her patriotism so that they could pounce like tigers.

It happened right on cue this week, when Republican state Sen. Peter Roskam mentioned the dreadful "cut and run" line during a radio debate with Duckworth.

As Scott Fornek reported in the Sun-Times, Roskam didn't specifically say that Duckworth wanted to cut and run. But by then, other news outlets and pundits were claiming he did. Duckworth, the commentators all pointed out, can't "run" because her legs were "cut" off in "Iraq."

Don't the Republicans recognize the sacrifices of all Americans in Iraq? There are Iraq war veterans running for public office and they are running as Democrats. They have sacrificed so much in Iraq, and now they are willing to take what they've learned in life and on the battlefield to help this country get back on the right track. If you are interested in more about the Fighting Dems, just visit their website.