Joe Walsh Comes Out of the Closet, Compares Republicans to Whigs – Part 3

OK. We’ve taken care of the coming out of the closet part of the headline.  Today the Whigs enter the story.

Let’s see what else former Congressman and now-WIND talk show host had to say in Crystal Lake on Saturday.

Walsh explained how he would not have voted to re-elect John Boehner Speaker of the House had he beaten Tammy Duckworth (in the district that Mike Madigan and John Cullerton drew especially for her).

Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh

He told of an interchange with Boehner based on his many Town Hall Meetings.

“I told Boehner, ‘There’s something going on in the country right now.’

“‘Well, Walsh, keep fighting your fight,’ he said and walked away.”

Walsh then launched into the differences between Democrats and Republicans.

“Democrats really believe in big government.

“You should hear what they say privately:

‘Every voter we can get dependent on government, we have them forever.’

Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh

“They’re fighting.

“We have to fight.

“We don’t have much time.”

At this point Walsh reflected on a possible statewide run for Governor

“Illinois will probably never vote for a Joe Walsh…until we crash.”

Clearly Walsh believes that will happen.

“Every nine and a half minutes someone gets up and permanently leaves [Illinois]–a taxpayer, a producer–and they don’t come back.”

He told of people asking, “Joe, is it time for a third party?”

Walsh’s reply:

“No, not yet.

“But it’s getting close.

“Republicans, you have abandoned me.”

He made the comparison with the two-party system prior to the Civil War.

“The Democrats were pro-slavery.

“The Whigs were confused about slavery.  ‘There’s got to be a way we can compromise,’ they thought.

“Just like the Republican Party now.”

Comparing the Whigs to Republicans like John McCain and Carl Rowe, Walsh explained that a minority of the Whigs did not want to compromise on slavery and formed the Republican Party.

“The country is gong through a revolution,” Walsh said, something that he has been saying for several years.

He likened the dependence on government to slavery.

He cited the government’s telling Catholic priests that they had to do things against their religion and that “most of us don’t get to keep more than 50% of what” they earn.

More tomorrow and a new headline for Part 4.


Comments

Joe Walsh Comes Out of the Closet, Compares Republicans to Whigs – Part 3 — 6 Comments

  1. You can always count on Walsh for a very skewed perspective (taking cues from Beck & Limbaugh).

    The only thing Cullerton & Madigan had to do with the re-draw was vote to approve.

    The map was actually conceptualized just across the county border.

    Walsh still lives is a very conservative district.

    If he is the next coming….primary Hultgren.

  2. “The only thing Cullerton & Madigan had to do with the re-draw was vote to approve.”

    If you believe this, you truly know very little about how Springfield operates.

  3. **The only thing Cullerton & Madigan had to do with the re-draw was vote to approve.**

    Huh?

    I don’t think that I agree with a single policy that Walsh supports, but if you don’t think that Madigan and Cullerton had anything to do with the re-drawing of the maps, you don’t have any idea what happened.

  4. I stand by my comment.

    The map was handed to Cullerton & Madigan.

    It was icing on the cake and easy sell.

  5. Share with us who handed Madigan and Cullerton the map, please.

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