One-term Republican Congressman Joe Walsh has mounted a primary challenge to President Donald Trump, and from the looks of it the tone of his campaign is completely out of touch with Republican voters.
But this wouldn’t be the first time Walsh has stood sharply in opposition to Republicans and conservatives.
The one-term Congressman, who was elected in a fluke in 2010 before being retired by now-Senator Tammy Duckworth, furiously exploded at some of his own constituents in an irate 2011 rant.
Walsh simply couldn’t believe that some of his constituents were blaming the executives of corporate mega-banks for setting off the 2007 financial crisis. He repeated a set of free market talking points, completely refusing to acknowledge that the banks had any role in crashing the economy, even though they accepted an unprecedented bailout from the middle-class taxpayer after gambling and losing everything.
Watch the hilariously out of touch rant here:
“Don’t blame banks, and don’t blame the marketplace for the mess we’re in right now.”
What a joke.
Walsh’s rant serves as a embarrassing reminder for conservatives that there was in fact a time where their political leaders simply refused to ever even consider the possibility of corporate power being malevolent or destructive. During the early stages of the 2007 crisis, many Republicans simply refused to assign even the slightest blame to the globalist corporations for the mess they played a crucial role in creating.
Conservatives have become far more willing to criticize the oligarchic alliance of big business and big government that created the 2007 crisis Walsh speaks of ever since Donald Trump’s revolutionary 2016 campaign.
Walsh seems just as committed today to the stale, false conventional wisdom he was heard furiously demanding his own constituents accept in his 2011 rant. We’ll see how such thinking plays out with Republican voters.
SICK: University of Rhode Island Professor Erik Loomis Believes There’s “Nothing Wrong” With Murder of Aaron Danielson
Why is he still teaching?
A University of Rhode Island professor argued that there is “nothing wrong” with the murder of Portland conservative demonstrator Jay Danielson last month on his personal blog. Danielson, a Patriot Prayer demonstator, was murdered by “100% ANTIFA” militant Michael Reinoehl. Reinoehl admitted to the murder shortly before being killed by US Marshals, who sought to apprehend the homicide suspect when he wielded an assault rifle.
Loomis,who identifies himself as a historian on Twitter, rebutted an argument citing that Reinoehl admitted to murdering Danielson. On a blog comment, he wrote, “he killed a fascist. I see nothing wrong with it, at least from a moral perspective.”
He went on to elaborate in his defense of the murder in a later blog comment.
“Yes, sometimes violence is necessary, say to avoid greater physical harm, i.e. self-defense, or to defeat a literal army of fascists who are trying to kill people. But, ideologically, I think the idea that violence is good if it’s against our political enemies is a core part of fascism, and so the ideological opposition to that idea should be its opposite – that violence as a general rule is bad, unless the specific context of that situation requires a violent response.”
Reinoehl laid in wait in a Portland parking lot to ambush and murder Aaron Danielson during a Patriot Prayer caravan through the city, chambering a handgun before he even approached Danielson. He was charged with second-degree murder in the killing, although his death at the hands of law enforcement serving his arrest warrant ensures he won’t face a trial for his actions.
Loomis has gone on to accost anyone who challenges his endorsement of the murder as a “fascist.”
That's right. And no fascists will intimidate me either. Including you.
— Erik Loomis (@ErikLoomis) September 8, 2020
Sick, violent leftist.
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