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posted: 10/18/2012 5:00 AM

Time for a change in 8th District

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Time for a change in 8th District

I have been hearing Joe Walsh yell at his constituents for two years now. For two years I have heard his tirades at town halls and him screaming at his own constituents at coffee shops. Two years is too long to have someone like this represent me. I think it's time for a change.

I don't think it is too much to ask that our representative in Congress live up to the ideals that built America. There is no way we would have emerged from the Great Depression without compromise or built cities and skyscrapers without grit and determination. To me, Joe Walsh is little more than a bloviated politician who has profited from his title and position.

I have seen him in public and it's almost as if he enjoys the state of the economy and the struggles people like my family face every day. He treats our country and our economy like it is some kind of game he is trying to win politically. Well, the future of our country and this election is not a game. The incumbent Congressman Walsh is at ground zero of a Congress with only a 9 percent approval rating. He loves to point out the problems with government, and I think someone should hand him a mirror.

I recently saw one of his commercials in which he touts his belief in term limits. Congressman Walsh, can you please do all of your constituents a favor and limit yourself to just one term? With Tammy Duckworth, I hope we can make that happen. We deserve a representative who is strong, fearless and battle-hardened, someone who looks past all of this partisan gridlock and will work with everyone. We just want someone who cares about us. We deserve better. We need Tammy Duckworth.

Colette Larson


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