"Why was [Obama] elected? Again, it comes back to who he was. He was black, he was historic. And there’s nothing racist about this." Racist Scumbag Joe Walsh in 2011.Driving along the Tri-State I am constantly assailed by billboards for Where does Chicago go for Answers? AM560 The Answer. Portraits of the on-air *cough* talent *cough* are displayed on the billboard. Besides the big lights in toxic conservative talk radio, Sean Hannity and Dennis Miller, a headshot of former Congressman Joe Walsh is also displayed.
Well, Joe Walsh has always been a charlatan as well as a racist scumbag jagoff.
Walsh has been pulled from the 560AM lineup indefinitely because he kept trying to say the racist insult of African-Americans on live air.
It's always aggrieved white conservatives who are just infuriated they can't scream that word out loud whenever and wherever they wish.
So, they invent ways around the societal ban on the word. One way conservatives circumvent the societal taboo on the word is the fabrication of quotes.
The classic Tea Party fabrications involve the Founding Fathers having agreed with the Right-Wingers on every issue. But, when it comes to racism Tea Party types slander President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
The fake quote every duplicitous evil lying conservative believes LBJ said and of which there is no evidence other than the incestuous right-wing internet fart bubble but which they repeat so the can scream the taboo word is, I'll have those [redacted] voting Democrat for 100 years.
This is a maliciously fake quote. It's easy to tell because of the use of term Democrat. But, man do Tea Baggers love to spew it forth. It confirms so much for them and swaddles them in the righteousness of their bigotry.
Ah, but Joe Walsh was such a special Congressman. His putrid record was on par with several of the worst Tea Party bozos.
During the Glorious Clinton Era, Joe Walsh ran for office twice as a 'Fiscally Conservative/Socially Liberal' Illinois Republican, Walsh even went so far as to use President Clinton's phraseology on abortion, declaring he wanted it safe, rare and legal. But, in 2010 he saw an opportunity with the rise of the Koch-funded Tea Party and attached himself to them the way a louse attaches itself to a horse's ass.
Joe Walsh was beloved by Tea Parties across the Nation, of course inside his district Illinois residents knew he stood for nothing, had no ideas and only ran for office in order to free-government supported healthcare coverage and to enrich himself at the taxpayers expense.
Here are some of the disgusting lowlights of despicable Joe's two years in office;
"[T]oo many American Jews aren’t as pro-Israel as they should be."
The October 2011 Chicago Magazine showed the average sale price for the suburban homes around Chicago. Municipalities, like Palatine, Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Lincolnshire, Lake Zurich, in Joe Walsh's former Congressional District all saw their 2011 housing value drop from 2010. Walsh did nothing while the savings of his erstwhile constituents plummeted. Well, he did blame Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the poor for the housing bubble.
However, here is the truth, Deregulation and Private Sector Banks not Fannie and Freddie caused the Housing Bubble:
During those same explosive three years [2004-2006], private investment banks — not Fannie and Freddie — dominated the mortgage loans that were packaged and sold into the secondary mortgage market. In 2005 and 2006, the private sector securitized almost two thirds of all U.S. mortgages, supplanting Fannie and Freddie, according to a number of specialty publications that track this data.Barry Ritholtz has an excellent dissection of the Big Zombie Lie. But, the Republicans and Wall Street Thieves will never let go of the Big Zombie Lie and will never let the truth about the effects of their negligent deregulation schemes be spoken.
In March 2011 Joe Walsh and the other 235 Republicans in the US House voted unanimously to continue giving US Taxpayer dollars money to Multinational Oil Companies, while complaining about the budget and blaming President Obama
"You've spent money like a drunken sailor for 3 years," - Joe Walsh. Like most conservative Joe Walsh never spent a day in uniform. But, you know who did? R. V. Burgin, a famous Marine who fought at Peleliu and Okinawa, and who joined the US Post Office after the War in The Pacific.
One of the tasks Joe Walsh's rich masters assigned him was voting to destroy the USPS. "If the Postal Service can't compete in the marketplace," then Congressman Walsh shouted. "I am tired of propping it up!"
Of course, conservatives only support Veterans if that Vet recites the Ultra-Reactionary Conservative Agenda of Intolerance, Oppression and Adulation of the Rich. Any deviation and even cowards like Walsh feel safe insulting Veterans in front of their duped conservative drones,
"I was marching in a parade in Schaumburg (IL), Sunday, two days before the Democratic convention, when Tammy Duckworth was on a stage down in Charlotte (NC) — if you can look at the picture — picking out a dress for her speech Tuesday night.”But, Joe Walsh outdid himself by going on a screaming red-faced tirade at Melissa Rakestraw, an Illinois resident and Postal worker, who dared to ask him questions. In response, Walsh screamed, "DON'T blame the Banks! I am tired of hearing that crap!" The "crap" being the truth about how the Banks and Wall Street collapsed the US housing market and turned the US economy into a giant gambling ring.
After video of the ignorant puerile Walsh came to light, Rakestraw told interviewers, "[E]arlier I had told him if he supports Darrell Issa‘s bill to reform the Post Office that 200,000 jobs could be lost. 20% of those employees are veterans. Mr. Walsh came up to me and said, ‘I do not care about the loss of public sector jobs.’"