I talked a bit about the Tribune endorsement last night.
Today, let’s take a look at the Daily Herald’s endorsement.
Like the Tribune, the Daily Herald seems to like Walsh’s message, just not the way he delivers it.
“We share his concern about the large fiscal challenges facing the nation,” the Daily Herald writes before condemning his “obstructionism of his methods in Washington.”
Remember when Barack Obama was saying that Social Security and Medicare payments would be cut off if the debt ceiling were not increased?
That was an outright lie that Joe Walsh called Barack Obama on.
While it is obvious that a government financed in part through borrowing would have to cut some expenditures if the borrowing part of the budget went bye-bye, it is equally obvious that it is up to the leadership of the government which expenditures to cut.
Walsh used his incredible ability to draw publicity to call the President out.
Afterwards, the Obama Administration stopped telling the lie.
It was not the Daily Herald that pointed out that the Emperor had no clothes.
It was Joe Walsh.
So, at least as far as what is said in the editorial, the Daily Herald dislikes Walsh’s “extreme rhetoric.”
The Board members think Tammy Duckworth will be more reasonable.
Or it could be that the Daily Herald would rather have someone who will toe the Nancy Pelosi line, rather than a back bench Republican capabler of taking on the biggest Democrats and unafraid to challenge his Republican House Leadership and, with the help of other fresh voices elected in 2010, change the course of the legislative trajectory.
Or maybe the Editorial Board is still smarting from Walsh’s stunning rebuke of its paper’s bias in favor of Melissa Bean two years ago.