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What about Duffy’s constituents?

Self-described, “knuckle-dragging Neanderthal” Tea Party Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Weston, visited Spooner on Jan 24 for his annual Washburn County town hall meeting. Once again, he did not inform the local press.

I brought up the do-nothing Congress. The Tea-publican arm of the House, which includes Duffy, once again does nothing. They don’t bring up jobs. They don’t justify the cuts they’ve made to veterans retirement benefits or food stamp recipients, or they don’t vote to help people with expired unemployment benefits.

I find it hypocritical that Duffy not only came out in opposition to the President’s Veterans Jobs Bill, he also voted to reduce veterans’ retirement checks all the while pretending to be such a great supporter of veterans.

My question to Rep. Duffy is this:

On a national TV interview, where the host of the show talked about Republicans needing to learn to “temper the message,” you included yourself as one of the Tea-Party types and slipped in a statement about the extremists from your own district. You said— and this is an exact quote — “from my perspective, um, and I come from a 50-50 district in central and northern Wisconsin, um, we do have people that have, on our side of the aisle, that have a really abrasive tone. Um, we can come across as knuckle-dragging Neanderthals … on occasion.”

I suppose you need to distance yourself from your roots to appeal to a larger audience and were relatively safe on the ‘liberal’ station, but how do you explain this to your local “knuckle-dragging Neanderthal” supporters?