Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, but Democrats using sleazy tactics to win elections is inching its way up the list too.
The fight in Illinois for a Congressional seat got slimier about a week and a half ago when Democrat Tammy Duckworth refused to pull her campaign ad accusing Republican Joe Walsh of being a “deadbeat dad.”
Walsh’s three kids and Walsh’s ex-wife both have praised Walsh as being “a good father.” Walsh’s 25-year-old son even went so far as to call a press conference specifically to renounce the phrase “deadbeat dad” on his father, and called Duckworth to pull the ads.
Duckworth said, “No, I’m not going to do that.”
This from a candidate whose campaign ads call herself one who “always” has “honor”.
Duckworth’s definition of “honor” apparently has an exception for politics.
But if you think about it, Duckworth—who lost a prior congressional bid in 2006—is simply using an Obama campaign strategy of exaggerating an opponent’s personal problems.
I hope people see through her sleazy campaign and she loses the election because of it. There’s nothing honorable about slandering someone’s personal life.