Rep. Joe Walsh to war veterans: be noble and shut up about your military service

According to Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Chicken Hawk), “true heroes” don’t ever, ever talk about their time in combat. Especially when they’re running for office. If you’re a war veteran, just shut the eff up, according to Mr. Walsh. Joe’s looking at you, Tammy Duckworth. At a town hall meeting on July 3, 2012, Walsh extolled the virtues of John McCain refusing to talk about his experience as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War on the 2008 campaign trail. Walsh then took that example as reason to diss his opponent, Tammy Duckworth, for mentioning her 20 years of military […]

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