Tea Bagger Joe Walsh: Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh: /Tea Baggie/No Nothing/Hypocrite/ Low Life/Lair/Dead Beat Daddy/ Self-Righteous
Joe Walsh (Tea Bagger / Dead Beat Daddy)
One of the loudest Tea Party Republicans much favored by the cable news circuit of late, first term Representative Joe Walsh of the Illinois 8th District, is among the most self-righteous of this new Tea Bag movement has been sued by his ex-wife, Laura, for more than $117,000 in back child support
Walsh personally loaned his campaign $35,000, which, given that he failed to make any child support payments to wife Laura because he ‘had no money’ is surprising,” Laura Walsh’s attorneys wrote in a motion filed in December seeking $117,437 in back child support and interest. “Joe has paid himself back at least $14,200 for the loans he gave himself.”
Walsh lives with his new wife and children in McHenry. He has not paid any of the $117,437 yet, Laura Walsh’s attorney, Jack Coladarci, said Wednesday. A nine-year child is one of the children this pick of garbage refuses to support.
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Tea Party leaders say they know their complaints about shredded constitutional principles and excessive spending ring hollow to some, given their relative passivity through the Bush years.
Where were these people when Bush (and, more so, Cheney) were imperially expanding the powers of the Executive Branch to obviate the Constitutional system of checks and balances? Where were these people when the Bush Administration was ordering illegal wiretaps and other privacy invasions? Where were these people when the former president arrogated to himself the authority to suspend habeas corpus by declaring a given "person of interest" an "enemy combatant?" Where were these people when the supposedly "conservative" administration squandered the Clinton budget surpluses and engorged the deficit on a wasteful war that was unnecessary at best and criminal at worst among other ill-advised expenditures? Why were there no Tea Parties prior to 2009?
Many people who were spurred into political awareness (such as it is) by the economic pressures of the recession, and it is true that the recession did not reach its deepest trough until Obama took office. However, the implosion of the financial sector was totally on Bush's watch and the orgy of self-serving deregulation and predatory lending and speculation was abetted and encouraged by the previous Administration and its cronies.
All the more or less substantive charges leveled against Obama by the Teabaggers -- the excesses of overreaching federal power and uncontrolled profligate deficit spending -- apply just as much if not more so to Bush (Obama stands guilty largely for failing to rein in the policies of the previous Administration). What changed to awaken this supposed "populist" ferment that lay dormant for the previous eight years? There have been stimulus bills and bailouts before, and is the health care bill -- tepid and emasculated long before debate even began -- really so egregious as to be the primary cause of such a "rebellion?" What of the PATRIOT Act, that was rammed through Congress without even being read and has had sweeping negative effects on civil liberties and the rule of law?
If the political issues that serve as the pretext for the Teabagger's activism existed prior to Obama's election but somehow failed to elicit anything even remotely resembling the same kind of response, we have to look elsewhere for the true cause of this unrest. The only real differences between that took effect on January 20, 2009 are that the Presidency passed to a member of the supposedly "liberal" party who also happens to be black.
I'm not saying all the Teabaggers are racist,(the way all tea bagger think liberals/progressives hate America) but it is foolish to deny that racism is a primary driving element of their movement. The racism, though, is subsumed into the false political dichotomy, the "us" vs. "them" mentality that the media and the political establishment have carefully cultivated for so long, so that the natural back-and-forth of the political pendulum is seen as a Manichean war between good and evil. For the Tea Baggers, evil won in the person of Barack Obama and all that he represents. That is why they fret about having "their country" taken away from them. Obama, Democrats, liberals -- they are not part of "We the People" in the Teabagger ideology. Put another way, the Teabaggers hear the "we" in Obama's "Yes We Can" as the exclusive first person plural, not the inclusive "we."
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