If your memory is good, you will remember the firestorm that arose the last time President Barack Obama was pushing to raise the debt ceiling.
The Obama-loving mainstream media was advancing the idea that Social Security and Medicare checks would not go out if the debt ceiling was not raised.
Into this pit of misinformation stepped freshman Congressman Joe Walsh from McHenry County.
He cut a YouTube piece which suggested the President was lying.
That created a firestorm.
Liberal and conservative cable television played pile-on, resulting in widespread public knowledge
He pointed out that Social Security and Medicare checks would not be sent out only If President Obama decided those were the obligations that should not be paid.
And, the mainstream media stopped reporting as fact that if the debt ceiling were no raised, Medicare and Social Security checks would not go out.
This year, the Heritage Foundation has made the same argument, albeit in less incendiary fashion.
And the main stream media continues to say repeat the lie that Joe Walsh called the President on last year.
Talk about the difference one man can make.
Leftwing Chicago NBC-TV columnist Edward McClellan wrote yesterday:
From a career standpoint, Walsh used his two years in Congress brilliantly.
He knew from the get-go he was a one-term fluke, so he set out to build his image as a Tea Party hero/martyr by making as many outrageous pronouncements as possible, defending them to liberal CNN anchors.
He was not only the best-known freshman in Congress, he was one of the best-known congressman, period, and he already has the national following necessary for a syndicated radio show [emphasis added].
And, this just in–Joe Walsh will be interviewed by lefty Carol Marin on WTTW-TV tonight at 7.