This is outstanding, and I know a thing or two about this : )
Watch these informed citizens corner dead beat dad and screaming imbecile Joe Walsh (R-Wall St) in a conversation with facts and logic, and then watch his head explode as his precious wall street gravy train comes under attack.
Here is the link to the video on Youtube, which doesn't allow for embedding, with Joe Walsh throwing John McCain under the bus in the first minute LOL! The relevant exchange begins at 8:20.
Here is the short version, courtesy of kossack jmknapp.
. . . during a recent meeting with constituents in his Chicago-area suburban district, Walsh lost his cool when several attendees asked about why banks have so much power in government. At one point, Walsh even threatened to eject a man who asked Walsh about the revolving door of bank lobbyists infiltrating Congress and financial regulatory agencies.
Walsh at one point screamed, “don’t blame the banks … this pisses me off!” After several constituents accurately pointed out that bank lobbyists occupy key positions within Congress, the SEC, and other oversight bodies that are supposed to supervise bank practices, Walsh began sticking his finger close to his constituent’s faces, yelling, “quiet for a minute or I’ll have to ask you to leave.” The constituent, who had calmly asked his question before being cut-off midway through his sentence, obliged:WALSH: Thats not the problem! The problem is you’ve got to be consistent. And I dont want government meddling in the marketplace. Yeah, they move from Goldman Sachs to the White House, I understand all of that. But you gotta’ be consistent. And it’s not the private marketplace that created this mess. What created mess was your government, which has demanded for years that everybody be in a home. And we’ve made it easy as possible for people to be in homes. [...] Don’t blame banks, and don’t blame the marketplace for the mess we’re in right now! I am tired of hearing that crap! This pisses me off! Too many people don’t listen. [...]
WALSH: Quiet for a minute! Quiet for a minute!
CONSTITUENT: Joe, what did I say–
WALSH: Quiet for a minute or I’m going to ask you to leave. You need to listen, or I’m going to ask you to leave.
Hat tip to ThinkProgress.org with love, one of my daily news sources.
Now, can you see the pattern here?
One of the main themes of the Occupy Wall Street movement is the idea that politicians are bought and owned by the banks and special interests. The idea that there is waaay too much money influencing politics is obvious to everyone, well, except for people who watch Fox News. . .
But watching Joe Walsh have a full meltdown of screaming hissy fit throwing petulance when his precious financial service industry is questioned thing of beauty. It not only proves what ideologically bankrupt shills the modern GOP has become, but it shows that the entire body politic is so awash with the corrupting influence of corporate cash that we need major reform, and no one law is going to fix it. We need a movement . . .
But as for that pattern I noticed, and more, please go below the Orange Squiggle of Power to find out more . . .
First of all, I'll be damned if I get lectured about "fiscal responsibility" by a guy like Walsh who is a dead beat dad. This guy cries about taxes are too high for the rich, than he loans his corrupt political machine 4 times the average working guys salary in a year while he refuses to pay his child support. Basically, Joe Walsh is a welfare queen. In the sense that this guy expects his constituents to pay for his government issued health care while he mouths off to them and throws a tantrum, he is a hypocritical jackass too.
But here is the formula for how corrupt politicians react when you present them with the FACT that letting the banks and corporation police themselves is a stupid idea . . .
These corrupt anti-gov politicians will invariably (and in no particular order)
Claim "Both sides do it!"
Claim "Government is the problem!"
Use an inappropriately loud voice
Talk over you
Say "This is not the free markets/corporations fault!"
Claim "ONLY the government is to blame!"
Use threats of taking his/her ball home if he/she doesn't get their way in the conversation
Act like a child
LEAVE THE BANKS ALOOOOOOONE
Here is the truth.
These politicians like Joe Walsh are career liars who are deep in the pockets of the special interests whom they defend. The last thing corrupt politicians want to talk about is accountability for the financial interests that bribe them. They would rather talk about "Death Panels" than health insurance reform, they'd rather talk about the horrors of socialism than Wall St reform, they'd rather talk about Obama's birth certificate or anything else than let the conversation veer into the governments role in regulating the private sector . . .
And why do they so fastidiously defend the private sector and attack the government? Because only good government can reign in big business gone bad, and big business gone bad is who bribed Joe Walsh and the rest of his anti-gov crusaders.
Just look . . .
This is a list of the top 20 campaign donors to Republican Joe Walsh in the 2011-2012 election cycle.
The list is organized by industry, total $ received, and how much of that $ came from individuals and PAC's (political action committees)
Securities & Investment $73,350 $66,350 $7,000
Insurance $45,500 $6,000 $39,500
Retired $38,475 $38,475 $
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $25,500 $16,000 $9,500
Leadership PACs $22,900 $0 $22,900
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing $17,633 $0 $17,633
Misc Finance $16,300 $15,300 $1,000
Business Services $16,300 $16,300 $0
Construction Services $15,000 $15,000 $0
Republican/Conservative $14,250 $2,500 $11,750
Retail Sales $13,500 $9,500 $4,000
Building Trade Unions $13,000 $0 $13,000
Health Professionals $13,000 $10,000 $3,000
Lawyers/Law Firms $10,250 $7,500 $2,750
Lobbyists $9,950 $8,950 $1,000
Special Trade Contractors $9,750 $2,750 $7,000
Electric Utilities $9,000 $0 $9,000
Misc Defense $7,000 $0 $7,000
Commercial Banks $6,500 $3,500 $3,000
Automotive $6,000 $2,500 $3,500
The reality is, the good people who tried to tell their stories to their corrupt Rep. Joe Walsh might as well have tried arguing with the dining room table, Joe has been bribed and he doesn't give a sh!t what his constituents think, the very constituents he claims to represent. The fact that Joe Walsh thinks he can scream in the face of his constituents and threaten to evict them from a democratic discussion if he doesn't like what he hears goes to show what a fragile, corrupt intellectual lightweight he really is. Joe Walsh is a corrupt shill, a deadbeat dad, and the perfect face of the deadbeat wealthiest 1%. They think the laws shouldn't apply to their business interests, they think that they don't have to pay any taxes because that is somehow socialism, they think they are Randian gods among men. I think they are corrupt crazy people who need polite, but unceasing reality checks, and I thank this very intelligent woman in the video above and her friends and neighbors who gave that reality check to Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Hissy Fit)
My hat goes off to these folks, way to go! Way to expose Joe Walsh for the blathering sycophantic shill for the wealthy and corrupt special interests that we all knew he really is. Now, will someone running against Joe Walsh PLEASE use this video to defeat him in an election? You just got served the best campaign ad footage for 2012 you could've ever had handed to you.
I'm tired of corrupt, morally bankrupt anti-government politicians who are owned by Wall St and the special interests who insist that we pay no attention to the wall street oligarch behind the curtain.
Now cry me a river, Joe Walsh
It's like LEAVE BRITNEY ALOOOONE, but for the wealthiest banks in the world.
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7:34 AM PT: In the video above, Joe Walsh endorses unlimited campaign donations to people like him. What a maroon, this guy is so sold out it is disgraceful.