During a town hall event in Elk Grove, Illinois, the deadbeat dad, who owed over $100,000 in child support and has never served in the military himself, trashed Duckworth’s service to this country in an effort to smear her campaign against him for his seat in Congress. After comparing Duckworth to John McCain, Walsh told the crowd that she isn’t a “true hero.”
“Understand something about John McCain,” Walsh began. “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. Day after day they had to convince him. Finally, he talked a little bit about it, but it was very uncomfortable for him. That’s what’s so noble about our heroes. 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.”
I believe if I could ask Mr. Deadbeat one question it would be a tossup between 1) what credentials does he have for determining who’s a hero and who’s not when there isn’t an iota of evidence that he’s ever been in combat or anywhere NEAR a combat zone and 2) doesn’t he think mediocre schlubs who have never done anything even remotely heroic themselves should at least support their own kids instead of yammering about something they know nothing about.