the wisdom of youth….

Chicago Tribune: Congressman Joe Walsh fielded some tough questions this morning from a high school government class in Mundelein, with students asking why he plans to boycott a jobs speech by President Barack Obama and how he’s handling his ex-wife’s lawsuit alleging he owes child support.

…. When asked about the money he allegedly owes in child support, Walsh responded the same way he has in other public venues:

“It makes me sad that my ex-wife did what she did,” he said. “I am going to fight it because it just isn’t true. … I am going to fight it privately and legally because anything I say can be held against me.”

His ex-wife, Laura Walsh, is seeking $117,437 in unpaid child support and interest in a case filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The couple has three children and divorced in 2004.

… When asked about the Tea Party and its beliefs, Walsh first turned the question back to students, asking them what they think when they hear the term “Tea Party”.

Students’ responses included: “Republicans,” “reducing taxes” and “Fox News.”

Self-proclaimed liberal Samuel Cruz, 16, described the Tea Party as “a small group of people who are insane and out of touch with reality.”

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Thank you Dotser 😉

18 Responses to “the wisdom of youth….”

  1. 1 proudmemberofglobalzero
    September 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    The man in the article makes me sick to my stomach. How could anyone NOT show up to vote for a much better candidate?

  2. 2 anniebella
    September 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Smart young man. To bad the ones that put that deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh in Congress wasn’t that smart.

  3. September 6, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Now, NASA is considering abandoning the space station! The reason is the Russian Soyuz is having problems, one actually blew up!
    More bad luck!

  4. September 6, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Just goes to show that Samuel Cruz was in the right class. He earned his A+ in Advanced Placement History! 😀

    • September 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      oops…it was an advanced placement government class

      • 6 jacquelineoboomer
        September 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

        Even better! 🙂 But we actually need him both in “government” and to make “history”!

      • September 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

        If all of our upcoming next generation of voters are like these students, the poor, shrinking middle-class and seniors will be in good hands. Bravo!!

        • 8 Jennifer
          September 6, 2011 at 7:41 pm

          What a wise young man! I really did laugh out loud (too good for the abbreviation) – anyone know what Walsh’s answer was? Samuel, major props for speaking up to Walsh. Hope he runs for for student council president, if he isn’t already.

  5. September 6, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Walsh comes from one of the rich suburbs and reflects the thinking in that part of IL. He’s a stain on Americas skivvies.

    • September 6, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      Wrong. His district covers a wide range from low to high, most middle class. It was the tea party who showed up to vote—-none too wealthy by the looks of them—- and those who didn’t who are responsible for his narrow win. A fluke, really, with the addition of a green party candidate, which was probably purposeful to sap votes from Dem incumbent, Melissa Bean. In any case, from the comments in our local paper in his district and in the Trib, it appears that his nuttiness and shameful behavior has been uncovered for all to see, and most everyone is embarrassed and not happy. He has been redistricted out, so —so long Joe—-he’ll have a tough race wherever he decides to run because all are the wiser. And the best part of this story—–the kids—–they’re current and smart.

  6. 12 jacquelineoboomer
    September 6, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Ha! Rev. Al keeps referring to Mitt as “Willard.” So funny.

  7. September 6, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Dept’s is eneegy and interior award 17 million for advanced hydro power technology:


    But but but Robert Redford thinks the Presudent is bad for the environment! Meh!

    • 14 COS
      September 6, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      I love how Rev. Al is focused on Nikie Haley of South Carolina. He has pointed out her hypocrisy before.

      • September 6, 2011 at 7:09 pm

        I missed it. Was he talking about her trip for jobs which resulted in no jobs but cost S.C. taxpayers mucho dinero—-while she and her contingent stayed at 5 star hotels in France and dined at the Ritz Paris? Some politicians are really in it for the personal perks, aren’t they?

  8. 17 utaustinliberal
    September 6, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I can’t wait for more and more young people to reach voting age. The electorate is changing right before our very own eyes. I just hope that they are consistent in voting and show up for mid-term as well as Presidential elections.

  9. September 6, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    … When asked about the Tea Party and its beliefs, Walsh first turned the question back to students, asking them what they think when they hear the term “Tea Party.”

    Students’ responses included: “Republicans,” “reducing taxes” and “Fox News.”

    I think our kids are really smart. They know how hard this POTUS work for them.

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