Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Bunch of White Walsh

Like many a banty rooster unceremoniously expelled from the chickencoop, Lake County's Ex-Congressman Joe Walsh has landed on his feet. Walsh, whose career has arced from thinktank advisor to venture capitalist to US Congressman, is now a diskjockey on WIND AM 560.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech, Walsh posted on his website his own I Have a Dream speech -- one that looks more like an Internet top ten list:
  • I have a dream that all black parents will have the right to choose where their kids attend school.
  • I have a dream that all black boys and girls will grow up with a father.
  • I have a dream that young black men will stop shooting other young black men.
  • I have a dream that all young black men will say "no" to gangs and to drugs.
  • I have a dream that all black young people will graduate from high school.
  • I have a dream that young black men won’t become fathers until after they’re married and they have a job.
  • I have a dream that young unmarried black women will say "no" to young black men who want to have sex.
  • I have a dream that today’s black leadership will quit blaming racism and "the system" for what ails black America.
  • I have a dream that black America will take responsibility for improving their own lives.
  • I have a dream that one day black America will cease their dependency on the government plantation, which has enslaved them to lives of poverty, and instead depend on themselves, their families, their churches, and their communities.
My Own Dream for America
Walsh seems to have developed a keen interest in African-American bloodlines.  When he was a Congressman, Walsh himself had a reputation for being a deadbeat dad. Operatives are asked to make up their own jokes here.

Walsh is now telling the Daily Herald that that he may throw his hat in the ring again, and run for US Senate in 2014:
The McHenry Tea Party favorite says he's keeping his options open, but the only race he named Thursday was U.S. Senate. "It's probably the race that I'm most seriously considering," Walsh said, adding he'll decide within a month.
Walsh weighing a bid for Durbin's U.S. Senate seat
If it does happen, it won't be necessary to watch the TV debates between Walsh and Senator Durbin. Just assume Walsh will answer every question with a noun, a verb, and Impeach Obamacare.

Your LakeCountyEye recalls a famous National Lampoon cover, from back in the day:

If You Don't Buy This Magazine
We'll Kill This Dog
Your LakeCountyEye suspects that Walsh may be sending a copycat signal to the Illinois Republican Party establishment:
If You Don't Buy Ads On My Radio Show, I Will Run For The US Senate!

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