This is just disgusting. Speaking at a town hall meeting, TBag Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) suggested President Obama was only elected president because he's an African-American.
This is what racism looks like. You don't have to use the "N" word to be a racist, all you have to do is belittle a person of color by stating that the only reason they were elected to the highest office in the land is the color of their skin, never mind their intelligence, capability, qualifications and dedication of service to their country.
Walsh: "He's our first African-American president. The country voted for him because of that. It made us feel good about ourself. I've said it before, it helped that John McCain was about 142 years old. It helped that the economy was tanking. A lot of these things helped. But he never would have gotten there without his historic nature.
Below are the reasons Barack Obama was elected president which have nothing whatsoever to do with the color of his skin or his religion:
- Auto industry saved
- Don't Ask, Don't Tell repealed
- 4.2 million private sector jobs, 25 straight months of private sector job growth
- Wall Street and financial sector reform
- Bin Laden dead
- Iraq war ended
- Oil production increased to highest levels in 8 years
- Tax cuts for millions of middle income Americans and small businesses
- Health care reform passed
- Lower out of pocket prescription drug costs for seniors on Medicare, increased access to prevention services
- Pell grants doubled
-Passage of Lilly Ledbetter
-Helped liberate Libya, zero American lives lost
-Unemployent reversed from -750,000 jobs lost a month to +250,000 jobs gained per month.
Somebody out there in the vast MSM needs to call Congressman Joe Walsh out on his race baiting and racism.
Joe Walsh's controversial history:
Following Walsh's victory in the 2010 Republican primary, it was reported that a bank had foreclosed on his condo and he had been evicted in October 2009, but that he and his family were living in a rented house in the Chicago North Shore suburb of Winnetka at the time. A GOP spokesman said that voters would likely identify with Walsh's financial troubles.He was also reportedly facing a lawsuit by a former campaign manager who claimed Walsh owed him $20,000 for services and had had federal and state tax liens in the 1980s and 1990s (all paid by 2001). Walsh explained that the major portion of the past due taxes were on a college trust fund he received from his grandfather and that neither he nor his family had been aware that the funds were taxable.He also explained that his more recent financial struggles have made him more attuned to the difficulties faced by the average constituent.Help American hero Tammy Duckworth defeat the egregious Joe Walsh:
On July 28, 2011, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Walsh's ex-wife, Laura, was suing him for $117,437 for past due child support dating from 2005 for three of the children. Walsh allegedly told his ex-wife that he did not have the money because he was out of work but he reportedly loaned $35,000 to his 2010 campaign, and allegedly enjoyed foreign vacations in earlier years. Walsh's attorney said that Walsh did not owe "anywhere near that amount," and that he had had no more problems paying child support than "any other average guy". Walsh and his ex-wife were reportedly trying to work out a settlement of the disputed past due amount as of late July 2011.
On November 3, 2011, the Sun-Times further noted that "Joe Walsh was the only Illinois congressman to be named a 'True Blue' member of Congress for 'unwavering support of the family' by the Family Research Council Action committee [on November 2]." Walsh's financial problems inspired the proposal of a bill which would forbid people owing more than $10,000 in back child support from running for office in Illinois.
In August 2011, the Chicago Tribune reported that Walsh lost his driving privileges from mid-April to mid-July 2011 because he let his insurance lapse. In response, Walsh criticized the Tribune for "wast[ing] time and ink scrutinizing [his] driving record over the last 22 years rather than Washington's unsustainable spending".
In September 2011, A Chicago judge issued a preliminary ruling Wednesday against Walsh in a child-support dispute with his ex-wife, ordering Walsh to explain why he is $100,000 behind in child-support payments. Cook County Circuit Judge Raul Vega also wanted to know why Walsh failed to appear. In court, Walsh’s attorney, Janet Boyle, asked Vega "for what purpose" he wanted the congressman in court. Vega gave her a puzzled look — to which Boyle responded: "Mr. Walsh is a U.S. congressman." "Well, he’s no different than anyone else," the judge replied. This was all happening while Walsh was criticizing the Obama administration about burdening his children with debt.
In September 2011, Walsh was among 19 Congresspeople criticized for ethics violations in CREW's (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) annual report.
In November 2011, Walsh was videotaped meeting with his constituents, becoming visibly aggressive and swearing at a constituent who questioned him. He later apologized for being "too passionate."
On November 19, 2011, Walsh was discussing the Occupy movement describing it as composed of "generally spoiled, pampered, unfocused, clueless young people and a smattering of other people who don’t understand this country and are advocating anti-American solutions." When a constituent pointed out that veterans have also taken part in the Occupy movement, Walsh responded "I don't know how many veterans are part of the Occupy protest," he said. "I can't imagine it's many. But anyone who would advocate socialist solutions to certain problems in this country ... they don't understand this country."
In March 2012, while Walsh, who never served in the military, was criticizing his opponent Tammy Duckworth's military service, he asked Politico, "What else has she done? Female, wounded veteran ... ehhh." Duckworth served as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot in Iraq in 2004, and lost her legs and part of the use of her right arm. She was awarded the Purple Heart for her combat injuries and is still active as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois National Guard.