Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Roskam: Right Wing Fanatic, Total Jackass

The repulsive Peter Roskam is the Republican candidate for the House in IL-6. Check out his "sterling" record, courtesy of MyDD back in March:

Meanwhile, the Republicans lined up their candidate. The chosen candidate is Illinois State Senator Peter Roskam (R). Roskam, a native of Elmhurst represents Illinois 48th Senate District. Roskam has served as an aide to Tom Delay and has raised over a million dollars through fundraising events sponsored by Dennis Hastert, Tom Delay, Karl Rove, and Vice President Dick Cheney. Roskam has supported such far-right proposals as the destruction of public education in favor of private schools. It would be hard to cast a more representative poster-boy for the K Street, Abramoff, money driven, ideological purist of the far right than Peter Roskam. Roskam sits on both the State Senate's Insurance Committee and Environment & Energy Committee. Both committees are prime targets of anti-consumer special interests.

Not only a right wing nutcase, but a corrupt right wing nutcase, dirty all the way down to his toenails. His opponent? Democratic war hero Tammy Duckworth, who lost both of her legs serving her country in Iraq. Here's what Roskam had to say to her tonight:

Two candidates vying for retiring GOP Rep. Henry Hyde's job squared off in a radio debate Friday, with Democrat Tammy Duckworth saying the U.S. needs to focus on getting its troops out of Iraq and Republican Peter Roskam contending that she was advocating a "cut-and-run" strategy.

Yes, that's right--he used that phrase on a legless war veteran, accusing her in effect of not being sufficiently brave and putting his "military expertise" over hers--as if the right wing Republican chickenhawk understood Iraq better than the Iraq veteran!!
Asshole. These Republican bastards sink lower and lower all the time because they get away with it. It's time to kick their asses up one side and down the other and stop the conservative smears against heroic Democratic war veterans. Screw Roskam.

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