Lawrence O’Donnell has banned dead beat tea party dad Rep. Joe Walsh from his MSNBC program, The Last Word.
After playing video of Walsh giving America the tea partier lecture about deficit spending where he promised not put another single dollar of debt on the backs of his kids, O’Donnell tore into him,
Joe Walsh’s lawyer offers this reprehensible defense, “Joe Walsh hasn’t been a big time wage earner politician until recently. He’s had no more problems with child support than any other average guy.” Sounds like Walsh’s lawyer is a specialist in deadbeat dads.
Joe Walsh’s lawyer, the champion of average guys and deadbeat dads everywhere, cannot explain why the supposedly financially struggling Joe Walsh was able to loan his 2010 congressional campaign $35,000. nor can Joe Walsh’s deadbeat dad lawyer explain how Joe Walsh got his hands on $35,000 to loan his campaign $35,000, nor can Joe Walsh’s deadbeat dad lawyer explain why Joe Walsh’s campaign fund has paid him back at least $14,000 for the loan while Joe Walsh hasn’t paid the several years of child support he owes the mother of his first three children. Nor can Joe Walsh’s deadbeat dad lawyer explain how the impoverished Joe Walsh was able to take vacations with his girlfriend in 2004 to Mexico and Italy while refusing to pay child support.
In a court filing in December of last year, Laura Walsh’s attorneys wrote, “the apparent availability of large sums of money from either his employment, his family, or his campaign, has allowed him to live quite a comfortable lifestyle, while at the same time, due to his failure to pay child support or any of his share of the educational costs or medical expenses, Laura and his children were denied any of these advantages.” it is time to deny deadbeat dad, Joe Walsh, some advantages. in order to teach deadbeat dad, Joe Walsh, a lesson about family values, yes, the very same family values that so many Republicans try to exploit politically while failing to come close to living up to them in their own lives, deadbeat dad, Joe Walsh, is, hereby banned from this program. He can go tell his lies about his family values and his sense of fiscal responsibility elsewhere.
Now, I will welcome deadbeat dad, Joe Walsh, back on this program on the night when he has done his duty to his first three children and the mother of those children, Laura Walsh, certifies that Joe Walsh has made good on his child support debt of $117,437. Joe Walsh, deadbeat dad, has earned a burst of fame in the debt ceiling crisis by being a champion of the no-compromise school of governing, a champion of the childish and idiotic no-compromise tea party. We’ve seen what Joe Walsh is like as a no-compromise congressman. We’ve seen what he’s like as a no-compromise husband. We’ve seen what he’s like as a no-compromise ex-husband, and to our utter disgust, we now know what he’s like as a no-compromise father.
Lawrence O’Donnell absolutely savaged Walsh for the hypocrisy of daring to lecture the American people about their own spending while he has neglected his own duties as a father to three children.
Would you trust your finances to a man who won’t even provide for his own children? Probably not, but that is exactly what we are doing when let tea partiers like Joe Walsh have a say in the debt negotiations.
Walsh should not only be banned from television, but he should be publicly shamed until he lives up to his responsibility as a man. Not surprisingly, Walsh is also a family values hypocrite on abortion. This is Rep. Walsh’s position, “I am strongly Pro-Life –without exception–and believe in the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death. Consequently, I also stand against legislation that promotes human cloning, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia and the rationing of health care to the elderly.”
Rep. Walsh is pro-life until the baby leaves the womb, then don’t ask him to foot the bill. Well you can ask, but he certainly feels no obligation to pay. Walsh is a living breathing disgrace to all men, the real men who stand up and take responsibility for their actions. The men who know what the right choice is between paying your child support or going on vacation to Italy.
Joe Walsh isn’t a man. Just like all the other tea partiers in the House, he is a little child who is throwing a tantrum because they can’t have their way. Just as a real patriot would never let America default, a real man would never force the mother of his children to take him to court to get him to live up to his responsibilities.
Rep. Joe Walsh shouldn’t just be banned from television. He should be banned from even calling himself a man.
Joe Walsh is a disgrace to all men, and I feel truly sorry that his children have to call him dad.