It's been three years, two months, and 20 days since I last posted at Daily Kos. Seems like it's been three weeks. Until recently, it was because I wasn't comfortable publishing personal political opinions on a partisan site while working for the government. But since I left the Department of Veterans Affairs in August, the thing that's kept me away from publishing here has been a lack of time and, well. . .Twitter.
But tonight I finally got the kick in the ass I needed.
Tammy Duckworth (for whom I worked at VA) asked if I'd reach out to the Daily Kos community to let everyone know about this weekend's money bomb. She's trying to raise $250,000 for her race against Rep. Joe Walsh in Illinois.
Joe Walsh, as you probably heard, had a Todd Akin moment this past week when he said that abortion is never medically necessary to save a woman's life. Of course, Walsh is known for saying crazy things. But for me, what's stuck out over the last few months has been how much he's really bothered by women. Until I saw him refer to Tammy during a debate as "my dear," I didn't think people like this still existed. But they do. And we have to deal with them.
Not only does Joe Walsh say crazy stuff and dislike women, but he does it so much that he's got a well-funded fan club which has decided to dump $4.5 million (through SuperPACs) into this race to "bury" Tammy in negative attack ads.
So that's the point of this weekend's money bomb for Tammy. I worked with Tammy every day for two years and I can tell you that she'll make a great member of Congress. If you have $5, $10, or $100 to spare, please consider donating it to Tammy so we can send Joe Walsh back into obscurity.