Friday, November 4, 2011

Poll No Punches

FisticuffsLake County's Republican Congressional candidates have been itchin' for a fight as far back as June, as readers of this blog are memorably aware ...
You Gotta Fight for Your Right-Wing Party
If this fightin' brigade has a tip of the spear, figuratively speaking, that would have to be fightin' Congressman Joe Walsh. Walsh is currently entrenched in the political fight of his life, where he is battling Randy Hultgren over who gets to be congressman-for-life in the 14th District. Catching Walsh off-guard, Hultgren polled the entire district and apparently drew first blood. According to the Daily Herald ...
after hearing from constituents that the poll contained a number of questions on child support and his financial past, Walsh is calling the effort a "push poll" — a political campaign technique designed to influence voters by disseminating negative and false information — and evidence of a dirty campaign. "If he raises his voice and calls into question who I am as a father, I'll punch him in the face, figuratively speaking," said Walsh, of McHenry.
Hultgren ramping up offensive: Walsh cries foul play
It is unclear whether Walsh intends to pummel Hultgren in the figurative face with some real fists, or the other way around.

Surprisingly, Walsh's fists of fury found the time to pen these words on his Facebook page:
George Washington can rightly be called the founder of our Republic. He resigned his powerful military commission to a powerless Congress and refused to be crowned king. When King George III heard this, he told the painter Benjamin West, "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world." And so he was, and is.
The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
George Washington: First in war. First in peace. First in the hearts of his countrymen.

Joe Walsh: Fists in war. Fists in peace. Fists in the face of Randy Hultgren.

Figuratively speaking.


District116 said...

Walsh predicted a Republican winner in the 14th, calling it a Republican District.

Barney Baxter said...

hi District116,

Yeppers. One big reason why Walsh is running in 14 and not in 8.