What Tommy said, almost. I'm not that forgiving.
A few days ago we posted about the Illinois GOP chair resigning, citing support for marriage equality as a reason. That Illinois GOP chairman was Pat Brady, who left partly because he’d been butting heads with several members of the state GOP over his support for marriage equality, and also because his wife has cancer.
That left an opening that would provide an opportunity for the Republican Party to demonstrate that they're Very Serious about their Very Serious Outreach Effort (scroll), right?
Via the Chicago Sun Times's piece titled, "Ron Gidwitz blows up, blasts GOP conservative bloc for 'destroying any chance ... party has in 2014'":
Brady had called on female leadership to revive embattled Illinois Republicans, but so far just one woman made the cut of contenders lining up to take the helm.
Someone who did make the list was Tea Party ex-Congressman Joe Walsh [...]
The list may grow before Friday's deadline... 30 people were nominated and the nominations included other women -- but numerous nominees said they were not interested.
Yes, "Tell your employees to vote Republican or they could be out of a job" Deadbeat Dad, hostile, lowlife, bullying loudmouth who thought nothing of insulting veteran Duckworth with his now infamous, “Female, wounded veteran … ehhh” remarks. The same one who said, “Go get a job. Go get a job Sandra Fluke.” Joe Walsh. That Joe Walsh.
Just as long as he has no chance of winning, I'd love another campaign season for him to show what a huge jackass he is. Either that or MSNBC should snap him up as a Talking head. h/t Taegan.
A. You know that I believe fervently in that vision. I don’t know of many other candidates who articulate that vision. Am I going to do something? Oh gosh, I don’t know. People approach me every day and ask, “Walsh, are you going to run for the governor? Are you going to run for Senate?” I want to do my part to lead a movement to present a vision to this. I’d rather go down fighting. Democrats have ruined this state but they’ve been able to do it because the Republicans have allowed them to.
Q. Others say you would make a great political pundit on television. Any thoughts on that?
A. I’m a policy guy. My background is policy. I’m moved by ideas. Whether that means I run again or whether that means I’m doing something else, writing about or speaking about ideas, I don’t know. Somehow or other I’m going to be connected around them. We have a dearth of conservatives in the state. I’ve got a lot of flaws as a candidate. But I can talk to any person in everyday language. We desperately need that. This party that I’m part of, that I love, needs to be purged.
This guy is SUCH a schmuck that he actually drug his kid to a press conference to prove he wasn't a "deadbeat dad". Ugh. More great tidbits about the race here, but in short, Walsh is going down in flames.
Good to see he's getting his butt handed to him in the polls 52/39.
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) had a Todd Akin moment of his very own Thursday night when he said “advances in science and technology” have eliminated risks for pregnant mothers and therefore done away with the need for abortion exceptions.
“There’s no such exception as life of the mother,” Walsh said after a debate with Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth in Chicago. “And as far as health of the mother, same thing. With advances in science and technology, health of the mother has become a tool for abortions any time, under any reason.”
Asked if he believes there is never a medical need to perform an abortion to save a mother’s life, Walsh said: “Absolutely.”
I know how I would have responded, but it would have never made it to air.
Added- Ya know, on second thought, I'm going to take greater umbrage from Walsh's "Of course I think she's a hero" schtick. Yeah bunny, but what about the "true hero" thingie? Is Tammy Duckworth only a hero on Tuesdays and Thursdays of alternate weeks? Did she leave one too few limbs back in a burn heap in Iraq? Or maybe because she's a gurl, and you have a long a vaulted history of having problems dealing with the gurls, and GOD FORBID one has the cojones to contest your Tea Party given right to be a noisy boil on the butt of the House of Representatives. Gawd, I detest this man.
Ugh o rama, he doubles up the stupid.
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