Ahh, so now we know how Joe Walsh breaks the news to junior that’s he’s going to have to procure his own bread, perhaps from the trash can, because daddy’s vacation ran a little over-budget. And Joe Walsh, being Joe Walsh, would display his masterful paternalistic skill set in a way that involved referring to the President of the United States as “son.” Rep. Joe Walsh, who is several months younger than Barack Obama, wants to pat him on the head and call him son and tell him to get a job working for someone. The liberals (****SIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGHHHHHH*****) will take issue with this, since they don’t appreciate the truth.

Now is this something or is this something? The choice of rhetoric and the demographic to whom he’s speaking tell us that this may be something:

At a campaign barbecue in his district Sunday, Walsh was explaining what he hopes will be the tea party’s role in the election:

“There’s something different on the ground, and I think it’s going to overtake us all again, think it’s going to overtake the political class. I think it’s going to respectfully pick this president up and pat him on the head and say, son, son, son, Mr. President, you were never ready to be president, now go home and work for somebody and find out how the real world works.”

[Talking Points Memo]

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  • mlle_derp

    Oh, no he din't call Obama "son"!

    • I was expecting "boy", myself

      • mlle_derp

        The sad thing is I wrote that after reading the headline, but before reading the text… Un-fucking-believable.

      • sullivanst

        No difference in usage, in this case.

    • JustPixelz

      didn't go for "uncle", eh?

      • PubOption

        That's reserved for Clarence.

  • Hera Sent Me

    Joe Walsh knows how the real world works – powerful, unscrupulous men rule; innocent victims and defenseless children drool.

  • TribecaMike

    My best friend's name is Joe Walsh, and it's always a let-down to discover the wacky headlines aren't about him.

    • Terry

      I keep thinking it's John Walsh, the America's Most Wanted host. Then I wonder what the heck happened to drive him to this crap.

      • Negropolis

        Well, John Walsh is pretty far to the right, himself, which isn't surprising given where he's from.

        • Terry

          True, but he's a bit more image conscious after all these years in the public eye than is old Joe.

  • Trannysurprise

    "Pat him on the head and say boy, boy, boy….."


  • Wilcoxyz

    Needs moar child support payments.

  • Misty Malarky

    Is that the America's Most Wanted guy, or is it the secret real idenditiy of 'Joe the Plumber'?

    I forget.

    • mlle_derp

      Not mutually exclusive.

    • sullivanst

      He seems like he's trying to be America's Greatest Shame, although the competition there is fierce.

    • Guitarist for the Eagles?

  • SorosBot

    Because Mitt Romney is ready to be President, what with his vast experience as a single term governor and doing absolutely nothing else that in any qualifies him to be President.

    • chicken_thief

      With his financial wizardry he could move much of the USA assets off shore so Congress won't know where the money is and therefore, won't spend it foolishly.

    • Nostrildamus

      Don't forget his diplomatic mission to El Salvador.

      • sewollef

        I still find that story hard to believe. It's as if he had no comprehension how that could look, let alone the taking money from actual, real-live terrorists and killers part.

        Is it time to start drinking yet?

        • mlle_derp

          Yes, it is time to start drinking.

          Don't forget to raise a glass to Mitt since the poor sumbitch can't have any. Heheheh.

    • sullivanst

      Single-term absentee governor, at that.

    • But he *looks* Presidential.

      • sullivanst

        Only in still photos.

        • chicken_thief

          And that oil portrait of him, the gov, with the Romneycare bill on his desk.

    • chicken_thief

      His international experience is also a major plus – as his recent three country tour proved.

      • SorosBot

        He is very good at pissing off our traditional allies.

      • sewollef

        The only thing he didn't do was invade Poland. Oh, wait…

      • Are England, Poland and Israel over-run with death squads now? Or has he flip-flopped on that?

    • RadioBowels

      Like Hitler in ' 36 he also took gov't money and presided over an Olympics.

    • What about the Poland? Don't forget about Poland!

    • Now now, not "nothing"….he wrote a check…

  • PuckStopsHere

    How would Joe Walsh know what a "son" is?

    • mlle_derp

      Because he is the Son of Satan?

    • Baconzgood

      Joe Walsh Dictionary

      Son: {sun}, (n):
      It's one of those names on a court order.

    • SorosBot

      It's that strange kid who said to him, "When you comin' home, Dad, I don't know when, but we'll get together then. You know we'll have a good time then."

  • viennawoods13

    FUCK YOU Joe Walsh. Just that. Fuck you.

    • finallyhappy

      Pretty much what I wanted to say

      • viennawoods13

        Someone had to.

    • ChessieNefercat

      Thank you. All I could come up with fuckofffuckofffuckofffuckofffuckoff.

    • Well put, vw.

    • Schmegeg

      Eloquent. I would add: Fuck You Joe Walsh's staff, one of whom may read this.

  • SoBeach

    Hopefully the voters will respectfully pick Joe up and give him the boot. Or disrespectfully. Doesn't matter to me.

  • Jus_Wonderin

    This dude is trash.

  • Schmannnity

    Rub a black president's head for good luck?

    • mlle_derp

      Oh, you shouldn't ever do that- the black might come off on you…

    • "Wish I had a watermelon…"

      • mlle_derp

        In your pants!

        • WIDTAP

          Thank you, Geoff Peterson.

          • mlle_derp

            Geoff Peterson is the robot Mitt secretly aspires to be- deep down in his OS.

          • viennawoods13

            Geoff has too much personality. And an actual sense of humour.

          • emmelemm

            I love the guy who's doing his voice now, actually. He's funny.

  • CrunchyKnee

    Says the "man" wearing short pants like some sort of child.

    • Willardbot9000_V2.5

      Yeah…I kind of noticed that ole Joe is dressed up in the dead beat dad special while calling a man who is older than him with more accomplishments in his little finger than Joe has in his life, "son". Then I got to wondering…think his ex is going to take exception to this and sue him yet again for failure to pay child support? This is akin to rubbing her nose in shit, after all.

  • OneYieldRegular

    This guy.

  • coolhandnuke

    Walsh said the same to his sons back in 2006–the last time he dropped by to say hi and cut a child-support check.

    • YasserArraFeck

      More like bounce a child-support check.


  • Schmannnity

    Taking paternal advice from Joe Walsh is bad news for Mahlia and Sasha.

    • Willardbot9000_V2.5

      It's a bit like Roy Cohn or Karl Rove writing a book telling single guys how to pick up women…just sick and wrong. His ex should take this videotape to court and sue him again while claiming "he's willing to call the President son but not take care of his own children!" I'd pay money to watch this little shitbags expression whenever she hauls his ass in.

  • IncenseDebate

    He's a total waste of carbon based life form.

    • ChessieNefercat

      He's a santorum-based life form.

  • Barb_

    Joe, you should have put that Dorito in your pocket instead of tossing it to the ground. Your kids need to eat too, you bum.

  • There’s something different on the ground

    Yes, and if you were potty-trained…

  • DonnyKerabotsos

    Joe's own son won't even speak to him.

  • Boojum

    What a coincidence! I'm sure Obama has a big piece of advice for him.

  • SorosBot

    And I am so fucking sick of the right-wing's bullshit meme that Obama hasn't had a real job. Dipshits, being a college professor is a real job. So is being a community organizer. So is being a lawyer; at a major firm no less. Meanwhile, the man he is running against actually has never worked at a real job one day in his life; he went straight from college to being a corporate executive, and now lives off his investments.

    • Isyaignert

      I grok you SorosBot.

    • Willardbot9000_V2.5

      Hey now…Romney had to work for his living. All those years ago, squeezing out between the right thighs was hard work…it's a big fuckin' deal. Every child of wealth has to drag themselves out by sheer will that poor children could never understand! Just by doing that kind of work and successfully drawing breath they deserve getting to talk down to us and all those inherited billions as well! You anti-birth class warrior!

    • And four years as PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED FUCKING STATES. I think that counts as job experience.

  • Callyson

    Forget using Doritos as a prop, Walsh–pay your child support so your kids can have the occasional snack.


  • TribecaMike

    Hoy, hoy, hoy, oy, oy, oy.

  • ph7

    There’s something different on the ground, and I think it’s going to overtake us all again, think it’s going to overtake the political class

    That something is the steaming pile of horseshit you deposited.

  • elburritodeluxe

    "Don't show me your tits!" Really. Don't, Joe Walsh.

  • Extemporanus

    Funny, Joe Walsh doesn't look Kenyan…

  • viennawoods13

    From his site:
    "Joe began his career with Jobs For Youth, working in inner-city Chicago teaching high school dropouts basic academic and job skills; he worked on state and local public policy issues with the Heartland Institute, a free market think tank; he ran the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, a Chicago-based privately funded school voucher program which gives high school scholarships to low-income Chicago eighth graders; he helped launch the Legislative Education Action Drive and Americans for Limited Government, national organizations working to get fiscally conservative state legislators elected in targeted states and advance the causes of limited government; he raised funds for and helped advance the cause of school choice for two of the nation’s leading school choice organizations, the American Education Reform Council and the Milton & Rose Friedman Foundation; and he continues to build support for an international charity which uses education and micro-enterprise to deliver Nicaraguan children from poverty, the Fabretto Children’s Foundation."
    I don't know. Sounds like his job experience isn't much different from "community organizer".

    • chicken_thief

      Oh, shit, don't tell him that. The dumb fuck will start thinking he's POTUS material.

    • bikerlaureate

      Excellent catch. Thanks.

      I don't see any reason to heed Joe's thoughts on the competency of anyone, much less a President who's already been serving for 3+ years.

    • TribecaMike

      The list of directors at the Fabretto Children’s Foundation sounds a bit fishy. Some of the member's companies haven't existed in several years.

      • viennawoods13

        The really funny part is that it's a foundation " to deliver Nicaraguan children from poverty." Joe Walsh, working to deliver children from poverty. The irony is crushing.

        • HistoriCat

          Sure he's delivering them "from poverty" but to where? Is Walsh Mitt's South American connection in the child sex ring I've read about on the internet? Neither one of them has ever denied it.

    • ChessieNefercat

      "Sounds like his job experience isn't much different from "community organizer".

      Well, yeah, but Joe's white. So it counts as a real job.

    • kakotechnia

      The community organizer would call the kids "nontraditional/unmatriculated students" and not "dropouts"

  • Callyson

    Also–hey, deadbeat dad, if you're interested in how things work in the real world, why don't you have a chat with one of the people who got laid off after Bain's predatory takeover of their companies? Oh, and they lost their pensions too. Guess who profited from that?


  • metamarcisf

    Find time to write them checks yet?

  • anniegetyerfun

    It's cute how he realizes what a truly terrible thing he is saying and tacks on a "Mr. President" just to deflect criticism. It won't work, but it's adorable.

    • My mother used to tan my hide when I was all "adorable" in her face like that.

  • Fox n Fiends

    Joe is classic Tea Party material.

  • Baconzgood

    Someone has to say it and it looks like it falls on Baconzgood

    "And I fucking hate the Eagles man…"

    -The Dude-

    • "Life's been good to me so far"?? My ass!

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Sorry, I was briefing the colonel. He doesn't like it when I Wonk on my blackberry, especially when it's a one-on-one meeting.

      • Sanders? Does he need an update on the original recipe?

        • BaldarTFlagass

          I only wish he was so kindly and avuncular.

      • Is "briefing the colonel" a euphemism? Let's say that it is!

        • BaldarTFlagass

          Oooh! I can haz meme?

    • shrillharpy

      Get the fuck outta my cab!!

  • anniegetyerfun

    As someone once patiently explained to me, you can call a stranger "son" if you are a 62 year-old State Trooper with a sagging belly and aviator sunglasses who just pulled someone over for going 90 in a 45MPH zone. Only then.

    • chicken_thief

      Smokey and the Bandit LIBELZ!!!

      • MosesInvests

        What we have heah is a total lack of respect fo' the LAW!

    • sewollef

      So, doing 60 in a school zone is cool then….?

      Also, although I'm not 62 y-o, can I still pull over Mr. Walsh and give him a thorough 'talking to', if you get my meaning.

      • viennawoods13

        Only if you are on your way to drop off that girl at the swingset on your way back from the abortionplex.

        • thefrontpage

          Only if you say, in a slow Southern draw, "What we've got heah….is failure to communicate. Son."

      • YasserArraFeck

        Hold up there Walsh, my 2×4 here wants to "talk" to you.

  • TootsStansbury

    Goddamnit I am sick to death of all of these fucking fuckers!one!eleventy! Did the popularity of fracking do something to the nation's water supply? How are these tea party assholes possible?!

    • Angry_Marmot

      Fifty years of letting coaches teach History, Gummint, and "Social Studies".

  • HogeyeGrex

    No, no, no, son! I'm not a chicken! THAT's a chicken!

  • … Because Mitt Romney's experiences taking credit for Staples, being a member of a silly cult, being a spoiled brat rich kid, taking money from Death Squads, teaching horses how to dance, and flip flopping like a caffeinated flounder on a George Foreman grill is superb real world experience for being president.

    • IonaTrailer

      "a caffeinated flounder on a George Foreman grill"

      (polite golf clapping)

    • Angry_Marmot

      Dadists proclaim victory!

  • Baconzgood

    Who miked this? Hellen Keller? Robert Altman? Ludwig Van Beethoven? It sounds like Charlie Brown's teacher talking.

  • CthuNHu

    I guess this means he won't be sending Obama any money.

    • mlle_derp


    • ChessieNefercat

      Obama? He won't even send any to his own, uh, sons.

  • Grief_Lessons

    This guy is OK with me. It's good for morale to have a real, honest-to-God contemptible asshole on the other team.

    • Isyaignert

      It's mandatory for Republicons to be contemptible @ssholes.

  • Goonemeritus

    100 years from now they will refer to this period in political history as the Great Moron Uprising.

    • Extemporanus

      Or, "The Derp Ages".

  • I'm so unable to snark at the blatant racism here that I'm just going to stick with plain ol' Mumbly for the time being.

  • pinkocommi

    I really expected racists to come to terms withthe fact that a blah guy is President and doing a pretty good job of it. But no. They just can't let their hatred go….

  • Before you go defending your words though you're "several months behind" Barry in age, Joe, prove you're a man by following through on the child support payments that are several, several more months behind.

  • SmutBoffin

    The most noxious thing to come out of this campaign (and all the smaller, Tea Party-involved campaigns leading up to it) is that if you didn't work in the private sector (DOING BUSINESS!!!!) then you suck at everything.

    Dumbest campaign ever. Thanks, Deadbeat Joe, you clinched it.

  • Ducksworthy

    Ahm so sorry, but I'm going to 'ave to sell the lot of you for medical experiments.

    • Stevola

      Can't you just have your balls cut off?

      • Ducksworthy

        If it were only that simple.

  • IonaTrailer

    "you were never ready to be president,"

    SEAL TEAM SIX – muster out!

  • BeefHardcake

    Man. Just when I think Joe Walsh has hit the bottom of the barrel of paternalistic overbearing jerkitude, he starts digging. How did that assclown ever get elected, anyhow?

  • elburritodeluxe

    When he loses to Tammy Duckworth, I want video cameras in place to show the Capital Police evicting him from the Congressional Offices where he's been squatting. The sad cot where he tried to lure many an intern, the sad little box he uses to store his clothes…

    • The sad little checkbook he'll now have to empty

    • mlle_derp

      Just in case anyone was looking to help that process along:

    • ElPinche

      From your burrito to God's mouth..err. .ears.

    • Willardbot9000_V2.5

      Hahaha…yes, what it would be to work for the Capital Police and request to be on the detail who gets to evict Walsh. I mean you could like…toss out his copies of Hustler, pore his cheap booze down the drain and use the disposal on his weeks worth of chilimac. The strain of all those items being destroyed might just send America's deadbeat dad off the deep end. Or, even better…the process server who gets to deliver another lawsuit over failure to pay child support…Joe Walsh is like a deep well of schaudenfreude.

  • BlueStateLibel

    If being president of the United States for three and half years isn't a "real job," what is? I imagine after Obama is re-elected, after he writes another best-selling book, serves as DNC chairman, and God knows what else, they're still going to be trotting out this weird "no real job" crap.

    • "I built three businesses from the ground up, and took them public, but no one calls me entrepreneur.

      I saved thousands of lives with my charitable work, but no one calls me philanthropist."

      But suck one cock…."

      • Isyaignert

        Haha! Was that a line from a play you did?

      • Angry_Marmot
    • PubOption

      But Ann Romney does have a real job.

      • Willardbot9000_V2.5

        Eh….she just donates an egg to the company that builds and maintains Romney bot every now and then and they use biomechanics to engineer a bot-child. The problem is, they keep using the same model which is why Romney's sons all look like the same 35 year old guy.

        • Angry_Marmot

          Cylon libel!

  • MissTaken

    World's #3,541,324,689 Father!

  • timbo71351

    Who the fuck does this arrogant dickwad think he is to talk that way about the POTUS?
    And who outside of a bunch of cracker racists thinks Obama isn't ready for prime time after serving as president for 3+ years?

  • This is actually very restrained by Joe Walsh, as he was originally going to say "Nigga please, stop living off the government, get off your lazy ass, and get a job."

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Well, at least he didn't say "son, son, sonofabitch, Mr President…"

  • Eve8Apples

    Joe Walsh wouldn't make a decent pimple on a real father's nutsack.

  • Someone needs to respectfully pick up Walsh by the short curlies and explain to him how parenting works. Maybe if he can figure that out, we'll move onto what Congress is supposed to do.

  • widestanceromance

    Don't you wish they would just say "it" already? Willard just cold calls Obama a ****** at the debates. Just do it, and stop pretending.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Well, I'm sure they're thinking it, so odds are it's only a matter of time before someone pulls a slip of the lip.

      • emmelemm


        • widestanceromance

          Joe would have gone that route, but his audience would be too stupid to know what that is.

      • widestanceromance

        Honestly, we might get that chance. Willard can barely keep it together in his insulated world of handlers. On live TV, debating a man with an actual brain. I can see it happening.

        • "It's like I told the one colored boy at Cranbrook: the school isn't ready for you to date white girls. Now, by analogy, the Presidency is white girls, Barack."

        • Oh, Hopey is so gonna mop up the floor with that stupid fucker.

  • Respectfully pick up the president? The teaparty is so respectful. I wonder when Joe-son is gonna respectfully pay his ex-wife (the Smart One) for when he was "not ready" to become a dad. Dad Tax's awaitin'.

  • JustPixelz

    OMFG! I am wearing the exact same outfit. Red T-shirt with khaki cargo shorts. Is my real name William JustPixelz Walsh? Is that why the ladies on the Rascals keep smiling at me? Is that what my ass looks like?

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Such a statesman. Such a father. Such a turd.

  • pdiddycornchips

    I guess it's okay to abandon your children financially and emotionally as long as you hate the gheys and eat lots of Chick a Fil. We are a nation of idiots. We elect super idiots because who else is qualified to rule a nation of idiots?

  • finallyhappy

    I think if I saw him , I would smack him. If the regular police were around(DC), they would applaud but maybe not the Congressional guys.

  • That deep, off-camera chuckling at his bon mots…is that you, Biel_ze_Bubba?

  • thefrontpage

    Walsh couldn't find anything better to do after leaving the Eagles?

  • thefrontpage

    The smoker you drink, the player you get.

  • thefrontpage

    You can't argue with a sick mind.

  • Isyaignert

    Hey @sshole – I've met Joe Walsh and you're no Joe fukkin' Walsh.

  • kakotechnia

    Well, the good news is that Walsh is getting sonned fierce in November.

  • ElPinche

    Oh shit! Now Joe will be Obama's first white slave.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Since I can't say this to my boss (even though I would dearly love to), I'll just say this to Old Joe:

    Fuck the fucking fuck off, you motherfucking fucking fuck.

    • rickmaci

      Here here. Well stated.

  • rickmaci

    Combat Warrior vs. Deadbeat Dad. Come on Illinois 8th. Let's make sure the Teabagger gets steeped by boiling mad Dem voters. Tammy D is good for you and good for U.S.

  • So having watched the video:

    1) Joe Walsh has no idea what "respectfully" means. But we already knew that.

    2) I agree with Joe Walsh, that the Tea Party "movement" is extremely likely to go and call the President of the United States, "son". We've found a point of agreement!!

    3) I don't think you're supposed to make the racist implications of that "never had a real job" lie (namely, that "those people" are only fit to work in subordinate positions, so any black person's career that involves leadership, independence or entrepreneurship is necessarily illegitimate) quite that explicit.

    4) Joe Walsh is still a giant asshole and also too an enormous bigot.

  • He said "son" but meant "boy."

  • Mitt, please please please pick Joe Walsh for your running mate!

  • docterry6973

    Somebody needs to beat this cracker bastard about the head – with votes!

  • Exhausted66

    President Obama ran against John McCain and Sarah Palin.
    Below is a handy list of all the "real jobs" they ever held.

  • MrsConclusion

    Idn he cute? Innit sweet, the way he talks to the folks like they're bright ten-year-olds? Isn't it breathtaking, that he can call Obama "son" three times ("Ere the cock crows, three times wilt thou call the President 'son' and fucking embarrass thyself, O cretin.") and not have the tiniest particle of awareness of what that means?

    And that the crowd of good Christian idiots applauds him?

  • ttommyunger

    I'd love to have Joe call me Son; to my face.

  • Negropolis

    It's adorable watching them search for words now that they can't say "nigger" in polite company, bless their hearts. Their little lizard brains are overheating having to come up with creative, racial insults.

  • lochnessmonster

    Notice the name: ??? says it all…

  • BZ1

    Time for Tammy Duckworth to wallop this miscreant

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