NBC’s Democatic Party Cheerleader Says Joe Walsh Won Debate with Tammy Duckworth

NBC's Edward McClelland's criticism did not prompt a press release from Joe Walsh

Here’s a press release in the “Man Bites Dog” genre from Congressman Joe Walsh:

NBC declares Congressman Walsh Winner of First Debate

After Joe and Tammy finally sat down for their first debate, what we already knew became even more clear: Tammy Duckworth is out of touch with the voters of the 8th Congressional District, and has no interest in their opinions.

Duckworth quipped,

“There’s not been a ‘crackpot’ Tea Party idea that he hasn’t embraced.”

Even moderator Rick Pearson of the Tribune intervened to ask if she really meant “crackpot”, and Duckworth doubled down to say “absolutely!”

It’s no wonder NBC called Joe Walsh the winner of the debate and stated,

“Walsh used his superior rhetorical and public speaking skills to portray himself as a reasonable, fiscally-responsible congressman, and Duckworth as a servant of the special interests.”

(Read the full article here)

This article praising Joe Walsh's debate talents did merit a press release.

Congressman Walsh painted a clear picture for Duckworth and the Democratic Party this past Friday night; it’s going to take a whole lot more than just “Democrat Talking Points” to win over the 8th Congressional District voters and their “crackpot” ideas.

Please consider a generous gift of $50, $25 or even $10 now to help us send your message to Tammy. Click here to tell Tammy, “I am not a crackpot!”

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Edward McClelland, who has regularly trashed Walsh, summarized the debate like this:

“Walsh used his superior rhetorical and public speaking skills to portray himself as a reasonable, fiscally-responsible congressman, and Duckworth as a servant of the special interests.”

On the homosexual marriage issue he observed in part,

“Walsh didn’t look like the candidate of the religious right, but Duckworth looked like the candidate of the gay community.”

Finally, McClelland writes,

“Walsh is a conviction politician. Duckworth is a consensus politician. In a debate, her nuance is not as engaging as his belief.”

Last fall McClelland criticized Walsh and three other Republican congressmen for criticizing the Democrats 67% income tax hike.


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