Walter’s Perspective: It’s OK For Rep. Walsh To Boycott Obama Speech

CHICAGO (CBS) — Does the name Joe Walsh ring a bell, the Congressman Joe Walsh of Illinois who’s thumbing his nose at his colleagues and at the president of the United States, boycotting the president’s address to a joint session of the Congress?

I was aiming tonight to go after Joe Walsh for being ill-mannered and disrespectful of the president and for disregarding the traditions of our government and being irresponsible by not taking part in the joint session — for being rude and a jerk just to get himself on TV.

Well, I’ve changed my mind about Joe Walsh because I know that in our democracy he’s doing what is perfectly OK to do — taking a stand on what he believes, expressing the views that got him elected. He believes Barack Obama is wrong, so why not say it on TV? That’s what the president did tonight — said what he believes on TV.

Good for them both, and good for us — hearing from them both.

  • Boerema Gene

    So hes in 2nd grade, what an ignorant Son of a B *&^ch.

  • Boerema Gene

    I like you Walter. Not that you care. well you might but really were you in a hurry to take a S%$T ?

  • tom Sharp

    Well Walter Democracy works both ways. A lot of people in Chicago and suburbs are exercising their right to watch a better news show, with better and more relevant editorial topics and commentary. Count me among that number.

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  • ddavis

    so sad that you feel this way and you feel its ok to disrespect the president. makes me look at you a little different. i dont think someone who agrees its ok to disrespect the president and makes excuses for it should be patronized any longer.

  • Jason

    It’s called democracy people. We live in the United States of America. Not Libya.

  • AJ Citizen

    Walter, go back to bed now.

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