Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Walsh v Obama

Boy, ah say boy!Eighth District Congressman & banty rooster Joe Walsh is running for re-election in 2012 but your LakeCountyEye is not quite sure for what. Having ordered the President to quit lying and having boycotted a Presidential address last September, Walsh gives the impression that he is running against Barack Obama. When he announced his re-election candidacy, Walsh said ...
far too often elected officials forget who elected them, and instead focus more on what they need to do to get re-elected. I have made it clear that I will only serve six years in the House
Some quick math -- 2010 + 6 years -- yields 2016, the year when Barack Obama is expected to consolidate his Bolshevik take-over of the US government and run for an unprecedented 3rd term. (Well unprecedented if one ignores FDR's 3rd term.) Anyhow it is pretty clear what Walsh is up to:
President Joe Walsh in 2016
Operatives no doubt are wondering how the ambitious politician turns a flash-in-the-pan appearance with the Illinois congressional delegation into a four-year gig on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The answer is simple, do it the way Barack Obama did it.

Start off by running for election unopposed. Now regarded a standard of Illinois political legend, Obama won his first election to the Illinois State Senate by challenging the petitions of his Democratic opponents. And knocking all three off the ballot:
Illinois Senate career of Barack Obama
Illinois Senate elections of Barack Obama
Walsh won't be able to equal Obama's hat-trick, but he does have two Republican opponents for the Eighth Congressional District. Both candidate's nominating petitions are under challenge:
Obama cleaned house and parlayed that into a ticket to the Democratic Convention. Your LakeCountyEye anticipates nothing less than a fire & brimstone keynote address from Congressman Joe Walsh. Next August. In Tampa. At the GOP convention.

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