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July 07, 2020

Tammy Duckworth: I Lost My Legs in Iraq So You Are Not Allowed to Challenge Me, Ever

She wants to have a "national dialogue" on whether or not to pull statues of George Washington down.

As this is beyond the pale, Tucker Carlson suggests she's anti-American.

She then popped off that maybe Tucker should "walk a mile in my legs."

That is nonresponsive, obviously. That's just Tammy Duckworth playing one of the only two cards she has: "Woman" and "Veteran." She won't explain why we would profit from a "national dialogue" on tearing down statues of Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln.

She'll just claim you're being mean to a cripple.

The entire media lie that Trump mentioned the statues of confederates -- "Dead traitors," in Duckworth's lie -- in his July 3 speech was a lie pushed by Duckworth and then eagerly repeated by the press.

There is nothing in the speech about confederates or "dead traitors." So the media just keeps quoting Duckworth's lie that there is.

Senator Tammy Duckworth says that, during his address at Mount Rushmore on Friday, President Trump "spent all his time talking about dead traitors."

This is a flat-out lie. It is entirely untrue. It is invented from whole cloth. You can read the speech here and see for yourself.

One doesn't have to like President Trump -- or to have enjoyed his speech -- in order to acknowledge that Duckworth is lying. One needs only to read what was said....

Trump's two references to the Civil War came in passages praising Lincoln and condemning slavery....

At Mount Rushmore, Trump made a speech about the Revolution, not about the Confederacy. I know this because I can read. “Declaration of Independence” appears in the speech three times. “Revolution” and “Founders” appear four times each. “1776” appears five times. The phrase “all men are created equal” is singled out as a set of “immortal words” that “set in motion the unstoppable march of freedom.” By contrast, “Confederacy” isn’t there at all, nor are “Stephens,” “Davis,” “Lee,” or “Forrest,” and the sections on the Civil War are vehicles for the adulation of Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation.

Trump did mention statues, but the names he mentions in connection are “George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, abolitionists, and many others,” as well as “Andrew Jackson.” In addition, he mentions the other two men on Mount Rushmore -- Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt -- and, in a variety of contexts, name-checks the “Reverend Martin Luther King,” “Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill Cody,” “the Wright brothers, the Tuskegee airmen, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Jesse Owens, George Patton, General George Patton, the great Louis Armstrong, Alan Shepard, Elvis Presley, and Muhammad Ali,” Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Irving Berlin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Bob Hope.

None of these people were “traitors” -- not one -- which may go some way to explaining why The Hill approvingly quotes Senator Duckworth’s lie, and cites a CNN tweet that claims that Trump “defended Confederate monuments” but provides only this as evidence:

Trump blasted demonstrators who are requesting the removal of statues, saying they want to "overthrow the American Revolution" at Mount Rushmore's Fourth of July event.

Tammy Duckworth lost her legs in a war that Joe Biden, her would-be presidential ticket-mate, voted for, so now she gets to lie with impunity, forever.

Trump's got her stumped.


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