Fiscal Prudence Screamer Joe Walsh Sued For $100,000 in Child Support

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why can't joe's children just get an acting job like joe?Screeching famewhore Joe Walsh is a Tea Party congressman who is always thrilled to go on the teevee to blow snot about the fiscal irresponsibility of the Obama administration and not so much thrilled about the actual governing process. He is, like Michele Bachmann, mostly notable for being one of the loudest members of the zombie army of hillbilly barbie dolls elected by Teabaggers to perform the ignorant fantasies of disgruntled racist white constituents in front of cameras by yelling about the gubamint in half-baked sentences. He is, however, pretty light on actual legislative accomplishments (which means zero). So is it much surprise that Walsh is accused of serially avoiding paying child support to his ex-wife and three kids to the tune of $117,000? Well here is Joe’s problem with that, he just does not like people asking for a “social safety net.” It is time to reform dependent offspring entitlements!

From an investigation by the Chicago Sun-Times:

Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, a tax-bashing Tea Party champion who sharply lectures President Barack Obama and other Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes more than $100,000 in child support to his ex-wife and three children, according to documents his ex-wife filed in their divorce case in December.

“I won’t place one more dollar of debt upon the backs of my kids and grandkids unless we structurally reform the way this town spends money!” Walsh says directly into the camera in his viral video lecturing Obama on the need to get the nation’s finances in order.

Walsh starts the video by saying, “President Obama, quit lying. Have you no shame, sir? In three short years, you’ve bankrupted this country.”

In court documents, after his ex-wife, Laura Walsh, asked a judge to suspend his driver’s license until he paid his child support, Joe Walsh asks his ex-wife’s lawyer: “Have you no decency?”

Time to start charging for those interviews, Joe! [Chicago Sun-Times]

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325 comments

          1. poncho_pilot

            "well my temperature is rising casting votes on the floor.
            crazy people rocking 'cause they want child support."

          2. Doktor Zoom

            Congressman Walsh would like to thank all the members of the Illinois Law Enforcement community who have chosen to join him at this time.

          3. horsedreamer_1

            Got me all mixed up like pasta primavera…
            Joe Walsh, why'd you throw a chair at Geraldo Rivera?

    1. PristineODummy

      Well, he would be, if he had a good family. Those whining entitled losers of brats of his, though, man, they're just like taxpayers, you know? Always wanting something. Especially something of HIS.

  1. mirrorballdc

    Meh. Just get the Eagles out on the road for another tour and he can make that money easily.

    1. genxr

      Jesus man, can you change the fucking station? I had a rough night, and I hate the fucking Eagles, man.

      1. RedneckMuslin

        Take It easy, take it easy
        Don't let the sound of your own wheels
        drive you crazy
        Lighten up while you still can
        don't even try to understand
        Just find a place to make your stand
        and take it easy

        1. Doktor Zoom

          Several years after [the release of "Don Henley Must Die"], Henley jumped onstage with Nixon at The Hole in the Wall in Austin, Texas, to perform the song. When Henley jumped out of the crowd, the dumbfounded Nixon immediately asked, "Is Debbie Gibson here too?" Nixon later praised Henley in this way: "He has balls the size of church bells!"

          God, I love Wikipedia.

  2. genxr

    It's called fiscal responsibility. He put a stop to his wife and kids' runaway spending by refusing to raise his own debt ceiling. He knows better than anyone that there's no real consequences for a default.

    1. soojank

      You know, those entitled kids wanting things like "clothes" and "food", probably. This isn't paternalism!!!1

      1. Lionel[redacted]Esq

        Perfectly good Conservatism. He wouldn't want his children to be dependent on him.

        1. PristineODummy

          It destroys the concept of self-reliance. Those little buggers need to learn that handouts aren't available any more, that freedom ain't free. They need to bend over and grab their bootstraps, and … er … never mind.

          On another topic entirely, does he look seriously closeted to you?

    2. RavenRant

      Perhaps the nice judge will teach him that there are consequences for default. Or maybe the voters in his district will wise up and convey that message.

    1. poncho_pilot

      The James Gang is possibly the only good thing about Zachariah: An Electric Western.

      1. Swampgas_Man

        I'm thinking of shoving them somewhere else. Wouldn't eat them afterward, though.

        1. flamingpdog

          He already lost his license and now he don't drive. Sounds like his wife needs a new lawyer.

    1. PristineODummy

      Seems there's an awful lot of 'bagger joes to whom that lament applies. *cough* Joe Miller *cough*

    1. Jukesgrrl

      Has anyone checked to see if the ex is getting food stamps? She might be eligible in her current state of financial distress. That would be icing on this big cupcake.

  3. Respitetini

    Goodness, but these Teabaggers are a complicated lot, aren't they? It's like they say one thing, but themselves do another. Whatever shall we believe?!

  4. Cicada

    Sounds like his kids are real deadbeats who need to get jobs and become productive members of society.

    Walsh just went Galt on his family to teach them some Randian principles.

  5. BlueStateLibel

    "I won’t give one more dollar to those three brats and that bitch ex-wife of mine," passionate Congressman Joe Walsh exclaims in his Youtube video that's a hit with deadbeat deads.

  6. fartknocker

    Hypocritical shit stain. Another walking ball sack that can't take responsibility for the children he fathered and yet want's to preach his position on fiscal conservatism.

    Fuck him and that shit eating grin on his face. He's nothing more than a Teatard goat fucker in a 3 piece suit. I pity his children and his former wife for his inaction to support the family he created.

  7. Badonkadonkette

    Actually, he's just emulating our Founding Fathers. Thomas Jefferson never paid Sally Hemmings child support, either.

    1. BerkeleyBear

      Yeah, but he provided room, board and employment to her kids. Not paid employment, of course, but let's not split hairs – he was still be a better dad than TJ.

      Of course, TJ had nothing on old Ben Franklin, who got his bastard son the governorship of New Jersey.

  8. Mahousu

    If these Republicans keep losing their drivers' licenses, this is going to wreak havoc with their voter ID plans.

    1. JustPixelz

      True. Walsh won by only 300 votes. That's not very many licenses to get off the roads. Also, there was a Green Party candidate helping him out, so he can't afford to lose a single voter ID.

    2. Veritas78

      I believe an APB or a Ten-Most-Wanted poster will suffice for Republican voters. Amber Alerts and Restraining Orders require an additional photo.

  9. BaldarTFlagass

    So I got me an office
    Kid's pictures on the wall
    Just leave a message
    Maybe I'll call

    1. DahBoner

      "We're taxed enough already."

      Strange thing is, this "tea" these fellers been drinkin' seems to resemble Purple Kool-Aid…

    1. BerkeleyBear

      Sweetie, he's not gay. Just because Aaron Schock was seen leaving his office wiping his mouth does not make him gay.

      I mean, at least using the rules I learned from watching OZ, that is.

  10. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Actually, Mr. Walsh should be applauded for thinking about his children. Since he refuses to take care of them and give them any money, it would be immoral to raise the debt ceiling and expect the kids to pay for it.

    Of course, if he could just get rid of child labor laws, the problem would work itself out.

    1. Mojopo

      There is a half-muslin guy in the White House (government housing, I might add), in a long-term interracial relationship (with poor children!) and where will this madness end?

      Joe Walsh, on the other hand, is out there everyday representing the interests of fame-whoring Deadbeat Dads across America. He isn't afraid to teach children how to survive without his help. That's courage. If and when his political career ever ends, America will welcome him to their TV sets on a reality program, too. The man leads by example! Word.

  11. Nothingisamiss

    Is there a teabagger in his district that will care about this? No, because Joe Walsh is pro-family and against government handouts that will only put a burden on the most productive in society.

    1. MissTaken

      And I'm sure a very high percentage of the male teabaggers in his district owe shitloads in back child support themselves.

      Bitch set me up!

    2. Jukesgrrl

      They're all busy trying to figure out how they can manage to get $100,000 behind on THEIR child support. You know the rule, it's only a gravy train if the people on it are poor, female, immigrants, and/or people of color.

    3. horsedreamer_1

      He's also a job creator, since now his ex will need to get two jobs to support his family.

    1. Doktor Zoom

      Oh, my. I honestly can't tell if this is sincere, or a parody:

      I happened to see "The Muppet Christmas Carol" a while ago, and that film is indeed a monstrous attack on productivity, and material achievment in general. In a sequence of flashbacks, Scrouge is portrayed as having been exceptionally intelligent and self-motivated from a very young age. In one scene, as I recall, he is (implicitly) criticized for standing up to an irresponsible employer who squanders his firm's wealth on revelry.

      1. poncho_pilot

        i'm going with sincere based off of shit i've seen and heard come from objectivists in the past. one almost doesn't need to make jokes about them at all because they really do the job for you. must be what they mean by being "producers".

    2. Nothingisamiss

      Thank you for the link. That people have the entirely reprehensible view that Scrooge is a misunderstood "job creator" is jaw dropping. I especially loved (loathed) the commenter who believes:

      "Scrooge is a caricature, not a person or even a character. He's often
      portrayed as cold, distant, perpetually angry, without an ounce of empathy or sympathy for anyone or anything. His purpose is to accumulate wealth for no reason other than to have more of it. I mean, that's just ridiculous."

      Yeah, I mean, no one is out there just accumulating wealth for no other reason than just to have more of it. That would be unthinkable.

      1. OneDollarJuana

        So he can make sanctimonious speeches while holding corporate cock in his mouth.

  12. e_z

    “I won’t place one more dollar of debt upon the backs of my kids and grandkids unless we structurally reform the way this town spends money!”

    Try placeing that 100,000 you owe to your ex wife and family you weasel. Baliffs, haul this sphincter to jail.

  13. Radiotherapy®

    ♪ ♫ My Maserati does One Eighty Five.
    Bitch took my license, now I don't drive. ♪ ♫

  14. DahBoner

    "So is it much surprise that Walsh is accused of serially avoiding paying child support to his ex-wife and three kids to the tune of $117,000?"

    I blame Republican women for this one.

    This think they can just spread their legs, pop out a few babies and then they're set for life, lunching with the ladies and expecting handouts for the little yard apes.

    Why can't they get a job as a lobbiest for the Kock brothers, like all my friends do????

  15. Callyson

    Joe and Laura Walsh had been married 15 years when she filed for divorce in December 2002. The thickness of the court file reflects Laura Walsh’s nine years of trying to collect child support and expenses from a man who crusades against compromise. Laura Walsh went to court repeatedly over the past nine years to get him to pay up, sometimes even asking the court to garnish his wages, court records show.
    Garnish! Garnish! Garnish!

    1. flamingpdog

      Don't know this for a fact, but I'd be truly surprised if Congress hasn't already passed legislation to make their paychecks immune to garnishment.

      1. comrad_darkness

        "When Coladarci called the congressional payroll office to have them enforce a court order withholding $2,164 from Walsh’s monthly check for child support, the payroll staffer “seemed surprised” and said “tsk, tsk, tsk,” Coladarci said."

  16. Ruhe

    Perfect example of what Republicans mean by "exceptionalism". It's not "something or someone who is particularly good at something". It's "hey, you gotta make an exception for me here judge, cause you know, it's me, Joe."

  17. BornInATrailer

    Not paying child support? Please. That witchy woman better take it easy before the judge sees through her lyin' eyes one of these nights. Sure, this freshman may be the new kid in town and unknown, be she's making him out to be some outlaw man.

    And it isn't like they pay the congress critters much any way. His money is probably already gone and he's had to get a Mastercard and take it to the limit.

    Know that you have friends congressman. Try to find a peaceful, easy feeling after today's debt ceiling debate undoubtedly leaves you with heartache tonight.

    Desperado.

      1. BornInATrailer

        Yeah, it's almost like I just regurgitated the wikipedia Eagles discography page.

        looks around, shifty eyed

  18. lefty74

    Genuine piece of shit. He rolls in it. He plays with his own.
    Fucking deadbeat copropheliac. I unclog my nose at you.
    You are such an ignorant wiper of teabagger asses.

  19. ManchuCandidate

    What we have here is an in the closet spender. i've noticed that these "fiscal" fuckers rarely have their personal spending in order. They bitch endlessly about taxes because they want to deflect any criticism about their own out of control personal spending and because they're selfish shits who want to keep what they didn't really earn.

    Why is it that 75% or more of lottery winners end up in worse financial shape than before they won?

    1. BlueStateLibel

      Nicely put. I've seen it over and over, the ones who work the least, always complain that "it's" being taken away from them. As for the lottery winners, I think it's mostly because they have big mouths and like to brag. They also think that because they're now rich, they're going to be taxed easy like the big folk, but of course, taxes on gambling winnings are really high.

      1. Cicada

        I've been on both ends of the spectrum financially, and I definitely work less at my white-collar job than I ever did at my blue-collar/ no-collar jobs. I suppose I can thank the years I put into my education for that, but there are a lot of white-collar types who got their educations paid for and majored in some cushy area like communications or business. I don't think those people really get how hard people work at shit jobs just to barely survive, so they complain about "lazy" people taking "their" money.

        1. Jukesgrrl

          Great post, except people who majored in communications don't have cushy jobs anymore. In fact, we don't have jobs, period. Communication isn't something that's currently valued in our society. For an example, see the inadequate output from the White House.

          1. Cicada

            The cushy was with regards to the major. I say that only because my major was full of courses like multivariate statistics, mathematical modeling of ecological systems and enzyme kinetics. I was always jealous of communications majors who could do stuff like go out on the weekends. I know people who work in communications don't have cushy jobs. No offense meant!

  20. Wilcoxyz

    Uhhh, there's nothing in the Constitution about women filing lawsuits. He'll have this thrown out on lack of standing.

    1. PristineODummy

      She shouldn't be standing anyway. That's for men. She should be kneeling at his feet, like a proper submissive wife.

  21. fuflans

    these tools are absolutely ideologically bankrupt. they really don't have anything other than 'don't touch my money'.

    shameful.

    1. Jukesgrrl

      And they they can't even say, "Please don't touch my money." They're mean bastards, too.

  22. mourningnmerica

    My Maserati does 185
    My wife she sued me
    Now I don't drive.
    It's tough to handle this fortune and fame.
    My kids are starving
    But I have no shame.

  23. emmelemm

    As the daughter of a dad who was, shall we say, stingy and begrudging at best with the child support he paid, I say this guy is a FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT.

    But then you knew that already.

      1. emmelemm

        No, actually, not really. Have a good relationship with my dad. But men who won't support their own children are assholes, especially if it's because they "resent" giving money to their ex-wives. The money's not for the wife, it's for your CHILDREN, dickhead.

    1. ThundercatHo

      As the ex-wife of a total asshole who also refused to pay his child support because then he wouldn't have any extra money for "vacations and stuff". He decided to give up his parental rights and any contact with his son rather than pay. Now, 20 yrs. later he stalks his son on Facebook.

      1. comrad_darkness

        Oh, that's fucked. There is always a name change option when the kid moves on. Judges are pretty easy about that.

        1. ThundercatHo

          My son legally changed his name as soon as he turned 18. He wanted the same last name as my husband who was his "real" dad. I added up all the lost revenue once and decided it was worth it not to have to deal with that pos for all those years. Would have been nice to have had it during the lean years though.

      1. AJWjr.

        I never had any kids of my own, but I sure contributed to the raising of many others, and have zilch to show for it. Doin' it rong, as always.

        1. ChessieNefercat

          No, you must be doing something right. Having a mirror that isn't a horror to look into must count for something.

      2. BaldarTFlagass

        I only pay child support in the form of school property taxes, which some would think is unfair to me, being unburdened with any children of my own with which to leech off the system. However, I figure it's a small price to pay, I don't want to be completely surrounded by uneducated morons, at least not any more than I have to suffer already living here in deepest, darkest Texas.

        1. finallyhappy

          I tell people that school taxes are important(I do some political volunteering- ok, a lot) because even w/o your own kids, the schools are educating those will run our country in the future. Of course, in the case of Texas schools, you are wasting your money.

  24. bureaucrap

    In his defense, he said "Look, wife and kids are all able-bodied. Wife can work at a computer factory, my nine year old girl can sew buttons in a sweatshop, the seven year old boy can work in an iron mill, the two year old girl can pick up trash. Of course, they'll all have to move to Shanghai to get those jobs, but it's not like they're left high and dry. If they can work, they should work."

    1. ChessieNefercat

      If the fucking teabagging weasels get their way, those will be standard American jobs.

    1. poncho_pilot

      i think it's like hot food versus cold food. hot is taxed. cold is not. you have to pay for warm babies.

  25. mourningnmerica

    I hope no one proffers up this idea, as it would be immoral.

    "The only solution I can see is for someone to just beat the fuck out of this guy. Put him in the fucking hospital."

    1. natoslug

      "…in the fucking hospital." And under Chris Christie. Then we can see if the weight of Big Government can squeeze some fiscal responsibility out of him.

    2. ThundercatHo

      Yes, it would be such a shame if someone were to kick his nuts repeatedly with a pair of steel-toed boots, maybe with xtian punk playing in the background.

    3. RavenRant

      As esteemed former president Richard Nixon once said, "We could do that, but it would be wrong."

  26. BaldarTFlagass

    Seems to me,
    I dont want to talk about it.
    Seems to me,
    I just turn my pockets out and walk away.

  27. CrankyLttlCamperette

    Well, you gotta admit, dude is consistent. He wants to kill off all those programs that give money to women and children — why would he treat family differently?

    Screwing the poor starts at home!

  28. Doktor Zoom

    Look, the man's busy. He's got seven women on his mind. Four want to own him, two want to stone him, and one is apparently blind.

    1. BornInATrailer

      ♪♫ It's an old white cooter in a straining scooter slowin' down to wave her cane at me…♫♪

      1. Doktor Zoom

        Take it Sleazy, take it sleazy,
        Don't let your former wife and kids make you uneasy

  29. Limeylizzie

    I loathe this bastard ever since I learned he doesn't list his first wife on his Wiki page, what a screaming dirtbag. Also, he is sort of handsome and I just know he is a womaniser.

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      Yeah, looks like one of those. Lots of women would probably go for that, but he's obviously an asshole. Why do women fall for assholes over and over, then complain about what assholes men are? Got a gal in my vanpool that seems to do this again and again. Yo, baby, all men aren't assholes, just the ones that you seem to be attracted to; what does that tell you about yourself? Sigh. Nice guys finish last.

      1. Limeylizzie

        Oh darling, I always have loved the nice guys, I think I was probably the bad girl/asshole in my youth.

        1. BaldarTFlagass

          I dated the gal that cuts my hair a couple years back; her friend told me it wouldn't work out because she liked the "bad boyz." I asked her about that, and she admitted it was true (hence the four divorces). I said, "Well, we're both nearing 50, most of the Bad Boyz our age are dead or in jail by now. How bout an ex-Bad Boy, I was a bit rough back in the day." From then on, I'd call her and tell her "I'm going 40 mph, and the speed limit's 35!" or "I'm in the 10-item express lane at the grocery, and I've got 13 items!!" She got a kick out of that. She ended up jumping the fence and dumping me for a lesbian millionaire heiress, can't say I blame her although it's kind of unmanning. She still cuts my hair, though, no hard feelings.

          1. jus_wonderin

            BTF, that is funny. Love the "faux bad boy" routine. Hilarious slant. Sorry bout the dumping though.

      2. Guppy06

        "Why do women fall for assholes over and over, then complain about what assholes men are?"

        Because "nice" and "safe" are synonyms for "boring."

      3. ChessieNefercat

        It took me twenty years to leave my asshole, but by God, I never went back, and never went near another guy until I got used to not tiptoeing around land mines, and started feeling good about myself. I figured that then if I was around a Bad one, it would not feel right.

        Male or female, if you get out of a bad situation and don't take time to think about what went wrong, you will find that Familiar feels Good and feels Right, and you are off to the races again.

    2. poncho_pilot

      he looks like someone who'd sell you a car that'd crap out the moment you got it on the road.

    3. AJWjr.

      I called him a smarmy cunt the other day, before I knew he was a deadbeat dad. Now he's a smarmy dozy cunt. Whatever dozy means…

      1. Limeylizzie

        My beloved Granny who was from near Manchester used to use the wonderful term 'Dozy Ayporth"

        1. BaldarTFlagass

          I just watched a show about a Mankie named Dominic Noonan, gay gangster. Manchester looks like pretty much a darky dingy shithole. Hope your granny doesn't live that near.

        2. AJWjr.

          Whoa,whoa,whoa–no point going all numismatist on us! Next thing, you'll be saying we're all gormless as well!

  30. chicken_thief

    The bitch had plenty of time to fuck John Ensign before he "retired". $100k is about his going price for payoffs.

  31. BornInATrailer

    In 2010, he beat several Republican primary opponents, including and coming in second…

    Dirk Beveridge

    What a fantastic name. Frankly, I surprised a guy named Dirk Beveridge could even lose an election.

  32. mourningnmerica

    I did some checking, and this guys morals are right at the 50th percentile among elected Tea Party officials.

  33. Flat_Earther

    He has shirked his legal obligations. Why is he still in Congress? Where is the Republican cry for his removal?

    1. Jukesgrrl

      He's a white, male Republican. He doesn't have legal responsibilities, he only has legal privileges.

  34. Timo3K

    I live in this blowhard's district. He won the election by, like, two votes, and immediately started talking about his "mandate". Looking at him makes me want to collect $100,000 from him for my kid, too.

  35. mumbly_joe

    He doesn't want the government saddling his children and grandchildren with onerous debt; he's doing a good enough job of that on his own, after all.

  36. Papa_Uniform

    "In three short years, you've bankrupted this country". No wonder he's behind on his child support. Fucker can't count.

  37. Doktor Zoom

    A family is a lot like the Hotel California: You can check out any time you like, but you have to pay your fucking bill.

  38. SayItWithWookies

    Life must be good when you think half the world is your cookie jar and the other half is your ashtray. Until you find out that's not true, of course.

  39. DashboardBuddha

    You'd think that with all the money he saved by fucking over his kids he could afford a comb.

  40. Chillwaver

    Joe the Fucker. Since the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting this, how long until Wingtards claim it's the "librul pro-Obummer thugs" trying to bring the Tea Party down?

    1. valgal2342

      uh…..we are trying to take them down aren't we? Did I miss a memo? I thought we were in some kind of Revolutionary thingy….Tea Baggers are the red coats and librul pro-Obummer thugs are the blue coats and we're on our way to open up a can of whop ass at Yorktown…aren't we?

    1. Doktor Zoom

      Unfortunately, it was Mr. Walsh who unironically quoted the decent guy.

      (Walsh, trying to welsh, echoes Welch?)

        1. Doktor Zoom

          A a person of 1/8 Welsh ancestry, I give you permission to apply that ethnic slur to this douchecanoe.

          Or at least 1/8 permission.

  41. Guppy06

    "Joe Walsh asks his ex-wife’s lawyer: “Have you no decency?”"

    Have you no condoms?

    1. finallyhappy

      I will be repeating this for years(anytime her name or Rev wright comes up- like yesterday). Gloria Allred went to my high school where Jeremiah Wright's mother was one of our vice principals. Gloria is older than me so I am not sure she and Dr. Wright(mom- not the Rev) were at Girls High at the same time.

  42. Pragmatist2

    He offered them cuts in their food, heat and medicine. But they were liberals and wanted revenue increases as well. They think that just because you owe the money, you have to actually come up with it.
    Silly Liberals.

  43. SayItWithWookies

    When I read that story I thought Joe Walsh was a prick and a hypocrite. But after a little more reading, it became clear that he's much, much worse than that:

    In 2009, Walsh lost a condo to foreclosure because he owed more than $300,000 on the property. In April 2010, an investigation revealed that Walsh failed to file his personal financial disclosure form as required by federal election law. When questions about his personal finances dogged his congressional campaign, Walsh once again claimed he wasn’t a rich man, despite managing to pay $3,300 per month for a house in upscale Winnetka.

    Walsh also rejected the congressional health insurance plan for his family on principle, much to the chagrin of his current wife, Helene, who had a preexisting condition and needed surgery while the couple was uninsured.

    1. Cicada

      Holy crap. He's like a superhero who got bit by a radioactive douche canoe, granting him unprecedented powers of douchery.

    2. emmelemm

      WHAT THE HELL? Seriously, there's no punishment worthy of this guy. Hmm… drawing and quartering. Yeah, drawing and quartering, that's the ticket.

    3. BaldarTFlagass

      much to the chagrin of his current wife, Helene, who had a preexisting condition and needed surgery while the couple was uninsured.

      "Well honey, I married you for you, not for your pre-existing condition. Send me a text when you get out of the hospital; me and Newt are headed down to Dingleberries, where swinging singles mingle."

    4. Jukesgrrl

      If he's been this much of an asshole for so long, WHY didn't the media scream it from the rooftops BEFORE the election? Do we even have a fourth estate anymore?

  44. zappadoo76

    Every one of his kids should get out there and peddle the ass God gave him. No excuses.

  45. BklynIlluminati

    Children you need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps! Because Daddy's alcohol/drugs/whores ain't going to get paid by themselves! Now fetch the paper Daddy needs to figure out how to manipulate the stock market some more.

    1. SayItWithWookies

      Yeah — Daddy's a prick. Enjoy those ten scratch-off tickets for Christmas, kids.

  46. Doktor Zoom

    Somebody needs to introduce a bill to garnish this fucker's congressional salary. Barney Frank, maybe, as a way of highlighting the perils of allowing straight people to marry…

    (Alan Grayson would have done it already…)

  47. DaSandman

    Hey I just noticed…what happened to the downfist?

    Oh and by the by, you stinking bagger, I paid for my kids. Time to step behind the barn bitch

  48. crybabyboehner

    He is doing those kids a favor, and they will certainly thank him when they grow up.

    No?

  49. PalinPussyPower

    I normally like a man with an overbite and some salt and pepper going on upstairs, but I would not hit that. I would not.

  50. randcoolcatdaddy

    I'm sure he'll claim that he can't pay child support because his taxes are too high…

  51. BaldarTFlagass

    I'm sure his family values are exemplary. It's the ex-family values that he needs to work on.

  52. DustBowlBlues

    Wow. Thanks, Kristen. Hearing this is like having a dark rain cloud pushing the sun out of the way for a few minutes. In the bone-dry hellscape that is the Dust Bowl, it's welcome, indeed.

    BTW–I have to sign in every time I go to "my" wonket. And there are no more thumbs down choices (which I only use for trolls, anyway). Am I the only one whose wonkette is being protected from hackers by Intense Debate?

    1. AJWjr.

      No signing on here, thankfully–I'm an old and forget my passwords easily. I've done better since re-setting them all to ******, though.

    2. Chet Kincaid

      No, there ain't no more thumbsdown for anybody anymore.

      Also, if you have to sign in every time, it sounds like your cookies are being cleared out whenever you go away.

  53. MissTaken

    Gawd people, it's not like the wife was battling cancer when they divorced. Can't she just go get a job like the rest of Real America and quit expecting the MAN to take care of her?

    That's what you get for not keeping your legs crossed, ladies.

  54. DustBowlBlues

    OT: MSNBC reports that Teabagglican House of Rep fave and presidential candidate, Thad McWho? has endorsed Boner's plan. Fuck, I wish some of the 'Baggers would stick to their 2nd. Amendment protected guns.

  55. comrad_darkness

    SOOO good with money, this teabagger. I say the scooter ridden idiots who elected this fucker promote him to Senator where he can fuck over the country even more. Come on, he's such a stunning piece of work. Why not go full countrycide?

    "In addition to the foreclosure on his condominium, Walsh was haunted during his campaign by disclosures of liens on his property from unpaid bills and staffers abandoning his campaign, saying he wasn’t paying them.

    Keith Liscio, who said Walsh hired him to be campaign manager — Walsh disputes that — has sued Walsh for $20,000 in salary he said Walsh owes him. Both sides are trying to settle that case."

    1. Doktor Zoom

      Those who can be fiscally responsible go into business. Those who can't, run for office as Republicans.

  56. x111e7thst

    Has the undocumented immigrant who does his yard work come forward yet? The rentboy who carries what he calls his "luggage" and everyone else refers to as "that poor wee thing of yours"?

  57. not that Dewey

    In his defense, he claimed "I have had financial troubles and I talked about them throughout the campaign. This is where real America is."

    So, he just accused the rest of Teabagging America of being deadbeats, too? Will they notice?

  58. owhatever

    And he opposes abortion so he can have more kids that he will not support. Teabaggers will cheer.

  59. ThundercatHo

    Just amused myself a little contacting Joe and sending him a little msg. I hope he takes Mr. Mike Hunt's advice to heart.

  60. glamourdammerung

    Off topic, but another in triumph of "personal responsibility" a certain Widdle Andy Breitbart that was so going on and on about how eager they were to go to trial with Shirley Sherrod failed in his two more attempts to get the case thrown out.

  61. Mojopo

    I've been waiting all day for your take-down and you didn't disappoint, Wonkette. I love you harder than ever.

  62. Buckminster

    What a perfect poster-boy for this brain-dead, morally bankrupt Tea Party movement! I hope the lawyers nail him to the cross for this!

  63. Walkinwiddaking

    This from his lawyer, "“Joe Walsh hasn’t been a big-time wage-earner politician until recently.." Knowing that I'm sure I'll sleep more soundly tonight.

    1. comrad_darkness

      In other words, until he took on a socialist (re: gov) salary, he was incapable of locating his own bootstraps.

  64. ChessieNefercat

    Roast in hell, Joe, you loathsome lying thieving bad father republican* deadbeat weasel.

    *republican = general epithet.

  65. unclejeems

    Representative Dickhead (R-IL, or rather ill) won that seat in Illinois 9 by two-tenths of one percent in the 2010. He'd run back in 96 for the US House, and again in 98 for a state house district. The first time he was clobbered by long-time incumbent Sidney Yates–two to one. In 98, he lost again. All our boy could come up with was 14 thousand votes in that barn-burner–32% of the total.

    Looks to me like Joe-boy's a one-term flash-in-the-pan in an otherwise Democratic district. So in a few months, buh-bye, Joe. That is, if the judge doesn't get you first.

  66. Negropolis

    Screeching famewhore

    Hey, now. Don't talk about Lady Gaga like that.

    But seriously, what bothers me about Walsh isn't just his whoredom, but that's he's dumb as a box of rocks. When you're as dumb as he is, there is no legitimate reason to be so smug.

    I kind of wish his opponent's opposition research team would have exposed this. I'm sure they had to know about it.

  67. magginkat

    Post card on the way to:
    Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh
    432 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-3711
    Fax: (202) 225-7830

  68. ndisang67

    with bills like that, can't blame Joe for wanting the DC job that bad…after he is kicked out next yr, he becomes a lobbyists..wala!! big pay day….don't worry Mrs Walsh, papa Joe is about to hit gold…

  69. BaldarTFlagass

    I need to stop being so obvious. Ah well, at least I've got another assignation with The Way Too Young Chick coming up in September…

  70. HistoriCat

    Hey – I spent years in a dry spell!

    You just learn to recognize the echo of things you've said yourself.
    Now all you have to do is survive the heat of August to get to the heat of September. (Insert bom chicka wow wow music)

  71. BaldarTFlagass

    *bows right, bows left, bows center*

    "I'd like to thank the young lady for having the daddy issues that made this all possible, and a big tip of the hat to Pfizer Pharmaceutical for the chemical assist."

  72. jus_wonderin

    I agree. I paid for the 14 or so, then paid for her college and paid for her car. Fuck, maybe I am a doormat, not sure, but it had to be done and it was the fucking right thing to do.

    This piece of shit makes me want to strangle him. If my rage is not showing I will try harder. I really, really want to fly to this guys office and give him a piece of my…two by four.

  73. ChessieNefercat

    "…it was the fucking right thing to do."

    And isn't that all any parent needs to know to do something, really? A real parent I mean, not a jerk like Joe.

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