Joe Walsh brought his Freedom Walsh Road Show to Crystal Lake Saturday for a Town Hall Meeting.
Attended by about 200 people at McHenry County College, this Town Hall was unlike the hundreds he held as Congressman.
At them, he mainly answered questions.
At this one, it was pretty much a lecture.
Walsh clearly views himself as a messenger put in this time and place to warn people that the United States of America is going downhill financially and morally with a need for a 180 degree turn from dependence on government to self-reliance.
“I’m concerned that the country you’ve loved, knowing that it is in trouble, knowing it’s in much more trouble that you know,” Walsh began his talk.
“God put me on this earth at McHenry County College at this moment to scare you so you’re so angry that you’ll get off your backside and do something.
“I want you thinking that you’re ready to fight.
“We have a government that does too many things for too many people.
“Financially we cannot sustain this country.”
Walsh said that Democrats truly believe in big government.
“The Republicans are more complicated.
“What do politicians want most?” he asked.
Before he could answer his rhetorical question, several in the audience shouted, “To get re-elected.”
Walsh echoed that.
He put Republicans into three categories:
- Those who watched Democrats over the last fifty years and seen their strategy works. He used the example of giving away free contraceptives for life. This part of the Republican Party, naming John McCain specifically, would argue, “Let’s give away contraceptives for twenty years.”
- Walsh labeled the next segment “the Carl Rove Republicans.” They think they “can manage government better than the Democrats.”
- Walsh said he was part of the remainder–those seeking smaller government–for two years and was very lonely.
The fight in this country is no longer between Republicans and Democrats, Walsh thinks.
It’s between supporters of small government and big government.
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More to come. What did Walsh mean by coming out of the closet? Read about it here.
I mean, at least spell Rove correctly… is this even journalism?
Since I was the only reporter there, I guess it’ll have to do.
Cal, I don’t mind if you spell Rove right or not. But I only count about 66 people in the photo you posted.
Were the other 133 crammed into the third of the auditorium not seen in your picture?