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November 6, 2012
22:21 // 1 year ago
October 20, 2012

sarahlee310:

Walsh said he was against abortion “without exception,” including rape, incest and in cases in which the life or health of the mother was in jeopardy.

Asked by reporters after the debate if he was saying that it’s never medically necessary to conduct an abortion to save the life of a mother, Walsh responded, “Absolutely.”

“With modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance,” he said. “… There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing.”

(via Walsh, Duckworth clash on Medicare, abortion - chicagotribune.com)

From a practical policy standpoint, firebrand Rep. Joe Walsh’s “no exceptions” attitude is in step with the GOP’s party platform, though out of step with the Romney/Ryan ticket’s newfound claims to support such rape and incest exceptions.

16:40 // 1 year ago
June 14, 2012

Joe Walsh: Rocky Mountain Way

(from 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Joe Walsh)

So basically, we’re posting this song by classic rocker and Eagles member Joe Walsh because of the awesome mustache in the cover photo. Oh, and also, because he hilariously chose to endorse Tammy Duckworth, the opponent of his Tea Partyin’ namesake, Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh. The congressman’s spokesperson responded as such: “Is anyone really surprised when Tammy gets support from the liberal entertainment industry?” Yes, when the support comes from Joe Walsh.

11:03 // 2 years ago
March 21, 2012
Federal law says only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections. We typically make this a state-by-state issue, but I don’t know why we don’t enforce that at the federal level. I don’t know why we don’t mandate at the federal level that you have to show proof of citizenship to vote.
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) • During a town hall meeting, on February 25, in the town of Palatine, Illinois. Walsh applauded efforts by several states around the country to institute Voter ID laws of their own volition, however he doesn’t believe that a few state-level programs go far enough. Many experts continue to insist that such laws are unfairly restrictive on minorities, among other vulnerable voter demographics, and attempt to address a voter-fraud problem that simply does not exist in any significant form. What do you think? Do we need national Voter ID laws like the one Walsh is suggesting? source (viafollow)
14:54 // 2 years ago
November 9, 2011

Well, that went great: The above video is a bewildering lesson in how not to deal with constituents. Rep. Joe Walsh, a member of the GOP’s freshman class in the House, blows up during a public event at a bar in Illinois. The video, which runs about seven minutes, highlights a shocking contrast between Walsh’s behavior and those of the people questioning him; the people, while confronting Walsh’s politics, were entirely within the bounds of polite discourse. Even as Walsh moves to one woman specifically and yells at her, her expression seems one of bemused surprise. Walsh has since excused his behavior by claiming he was “working on an empty stomach.” source

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15:47 // 2 years ago
July 28, 2011

Firebrand Rep. Joe Walsh has a pretty big financial problem

  • $117,000 owed in child support source

» That’s a lot of money: Walsh, a member of the Tea Party who calls for the country to cut spending and pay its bills, is having trouble paying some of his own, according to a recently filed lawsuit. He’s had other financial troubles, too — he lost a condo in a Chicago suburb to foreclosure, but he eventually got that cleared up. Our question: Should Walsh’s own issues be on the table, considering the way he goes after the government’s fiscal issues?

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14:45 // 3 years ago