09 March 2016

Republicans attack double amputee veteran for 'not standing up for our veterans' 8MAR16

NOBODY can convince me the words in this tweet from the repiglican national senatorial committee weren't deliberately chosen. God bless you Rep Duckworth, thank you for your service and sacrifice! SHAME ON THE nrsc!!! From +Daily Kos .....
The National Republican Senatorial Committee quickly deleted the tweet below Tuesday afternoon, but “quickly” wasn’t soon enough for a screw-up of this magnitude.
NRSC tweet saying veteran and double-amputee Tammy Duckworth hasn't "stood up" for veterans
1) Tammy Duckworth is a veteran.
2) Tammy Duckworth is a veteran whose combat-related injuries left her a DOUBLE AMPUTEE—she lost both legs. Under the circumstances, “standing up” may, just may, have been the wrong idiom to use.
Who do the Republicans have running that Twitter feed? Really speechless. It sure will be interesting to see what kind of apology the NRSC comes up with … or if they even bother.
Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016 · 4:08:37 PM EST · David Nir
The NRSC's response? “Fuck you,” basically:
"It would be great if reporters would pay as much attention to a deleted tweet as they should to Tammy Duckworth being sued by VA whistleblowers for ignoring claims of mistreatment and corruption."