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The Examiner: Rep. Joe Walsh calls OWS and Veterans "Anti-American" & "Clueless"


-By Robert Sobel

Novemebr 21, 2011- For a man who is supposed to have a great moral background with family values, owing over $100,000 in back child support shouldn't be attached to his name. Joe Walsh, a Republican congressman from Illinois, is a Tea Party favorite who is known for his love of small government, tax cuts for the wealthy and, like most Republicans, bashing President Obama whenever he gets a chance. At a recent town hall event, Walsh let loose his thoughts about the Occupy Wall Street movement as well as President Obama.

Walsh: "this whole Occupy Wall Street stuff is a well orchestrated, well-funded far left effort to disrupt the American people and rile up Obama’s left base"

In addition to blasting the movement as a propaganda machine for President Obama, Walsh continued on with his rhetoric.

Walsh: "these are generally spoiled, pampered, unfocused, clueless young people and a smattering of other people who don’t understand this country and are advocating anti-American solutions...They don’t at all represent America"

Walsh even commented on the fact that military veterans who have joined the Occupy movement were "anti-American" and called them socialist. What Walsh, and most republicans, fail to realize is that the Occupy movement represents the majority of America. Even though the majority aren't protesting on the streets, the arguments that the protesters have is very real. Income inequality, money in politics and rising health care and student loan debts are just a few of the many reasons why people are protesting throughout the country. The Republican ideology of less regulation and lower taxes isn't the solution, it's the problem. Whether you point the finger at the destructive Reagan presidency, the horror of George W. Bush or the do-nothing Republican led congress, they all deserve their part of the blame. If President Obama is to be elected in 2012, it will be because Americans truly wake up and reject the efforts of people like Joe Walsh and the Republican Tea Party.

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