Friday, February 25, 2011

What is Joe Walsh Afraid Of?

Our favorite source of Joe Walsh press releases, the McHenry County blog, posted one yesterday that we could have sworn was product of Cal Skinner's fevered conspiratorial mind. But, no, it's the product of Joe Walsh's fevered, conspiratorial mind.
Potential protests against Joe Walsh tonight at Harper College

There are rumors today that protesters are planning to disrupt the Joe Walsh town hall event tonight at Harper College.

Thursday, February 24th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at:
Harper College – Wojcik Conference Center
1200 W Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

Please be there tonight if you can. Silent no more! Don’t let Chicago thug tactics intimidate the voters of this district.
Think about it. Democrats turning up in an angry mob to protest a Congressperson? They couldn't even work up enough volunteers to prevent Melissa Bean from getting booted by Mr. Paranoid. It beggers the imagination, really. A mob of angry Democrats in the northwest suburbs? A mob of Cook County Democrats interrupting their victory celebrations to drive to the boonies? Don't make us laugh.

His thinking is understandable, though. First, Walsh has experienced first hand how easy it is to mold some people into an angry mob of Pledge of Allegiencers. But perhaps more importantly, he obviously has access to the interwebs, or at least the tv. He has seen teeming hordes of teachers, firefighters and police across the border who are a little upset at the Tea Partier Governor who wants to deprive them of the right to negotiate their working conditions. (They've already conceded the wage and benefit demands.) Well, Tea Partiers say, most people in private industry don't have that right to bargain with their employers. Correctamundo! And why is that? Maybe because corporate overlords like David Koch have paid off politicians for the past 30 years to make it incredibly hard to organize? Hmmm. Could be.

The upshot is that Democratic protesters were a no show at Harper College. Big surprise. And Joe Walsh heads back unmolested to Washington to shut down the government next week.

Rep. Joe Walsh:
Republicans 'Will Do What We Have To Do, To Shut Down The Government If We Have To'
Video of Joe Walsh pledging to shut down the government if he doesn't get his way. Think Progress blog calls him the newest member of the Shutdown Caucus. They do not mean it as a compliment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is it Joe or his paranoid cult followers or both? Why is it the same faces in every Walsh crowd?