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Rep. Joe Walsh sells sexist double standards in his Congressional race

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It’s not hard to find things to criticize about Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL): from his time as a deadbeat dad to his failure to file proper disclosures about that debt to his ability to loan his campaign tens of thousands of dollars and take expensive trips abroad with his girlfriend while failing to pay said child support, the man who rode to office on a platform of fiscal responsibility in government has hardly been the arbiter of responsibility in his personal life.

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So, given his double standards about his own life, it probably should have come as no surprise when he declared that former Veterans Administration official and double-amputee Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth was not a “true hero” because she talks about her service. His reasoning, such as it was, was that Vietnam War vet and former POW Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was and is reticent to talk about his own service.

Of course, anyone who actually followed McCain’s career or his two Presidential campaigns might find the idea that McCain is reticent about his military service doesn’t square with their memories. But in case there was any doubt that Walsh’s version of events — or call for Duckworth to shut up about her service already — was grounded in reality, Nation blogger Katie Halper put together a short video (below) to remind people of just a few of the times McCain “reluctantly” mentioned his service.

Watch the video, first uploaded to YouTube on July 10, 2012, below:

[Disclosure: Katie Halper appeared with Spencer Ackerman in a 2008 video that I made at the Democratic National Convention for Jezebel, in which they talk to PUMAs about Sen. John McCain’s military record and whether or not he discussed it often.]

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‘Comparing yourself to terrorists?’ Internet cracks up at Trump saying dead 9-11 hijackers got more justice than him

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President Donald Trump quoted Fox News host Mark Levin that left many scratching their heads. Levin, who has a show on Sunday evenings, claimed that the terrorists from Sept. 11 got more due process than the president.

The claim was a curious one because, as many on Twitter noted, it's not often that the president of the United States compares himself to a terrorist. Secondly, the 9-11 hijackers all died in the attack, as they were on the planes that crashed into the buildings and into a Pennsylvania field.

Trump is known to quote Levin frequently, though the citations often make the president look worse.

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If people of color showed up to a Capitol protest heavily armed — Trump would call them terrorists: commentator

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Legal analyst Areva Martin explained in a CNN panel discussion Sunday that the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday has historically been a day in which white supremacists rear their ugly heads with racist protests and other public displays of bigotry. Monday's expected rally of racist gun nuts expected at the Virginia capitol is no different.

Colorblind author Tim Wise said that it's a whole different level with pro-gun activists. He noted that there was a message from the NRA that former President Barack Obama was going to take everyone's guns away. Of course, that never happened, but it was part of the narrative to scare sensible gun owners. Now, President Donald Trump is employing the same idea, saying that the rally of racists in Virginia is being spun by the president as another Democratic power-grab. Wise called it a kind of "front-lash" instead of "backlash."

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Farmers refuse to cheer for Trump as he lies that he’s fighting for them to keep their land

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President Donald Trump appeared in Texas Sunday to speak to the Farm Bureau conference. Among the things he promised was that he was fighting for them to have their water rights and rights to control their own land usage.

As one viewer noted, there was noticeable silence when Trump mentioned land usage. It could be due to the fact that Trump is suing in court to take the land of farmers and ranches so he can build his border wall. For some, the land has been in their family since the founding of the state of Texas.

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