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Friday, Jan 25, 2013

* Joe Walsh has a new Facebook page called Walsh Freedom

* His first post

Speaking to people all over Illinois. They are engaged, excited and ready to take this state back from the Madigan Empire. #Freedom #Liberty

Discuss.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


43 Comments
  1. - ck - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:22 am:

    “They” being voters?


  2. - Dan Johnson - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:25 am:

    That’s awesome.

    Good for him.

    Forget his crazy nutjob policies — you’ve got to like the guy’s moxie.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:25 am:

    @FakeWalshFreedom - And … I have learned nothing. #BeingMoreDopeyAintHelping

    @FakeWalshFreedom - The Madigan Empire is crumbling, and you can destory it for good! #IgnoreTheVetoProofChambers

    @FakeWalshEmpire - I’m not going anywhere! #NowhereElseWillTakeMe

    @FakeWalshEmpire - With you @FakeWalshEmpire has unlimited growth. #IfYouIgnoreTheNoClothes

    @FakeWalshEmpire - Join me for a frank discussion, not talking points, about Illinois. #TheTalkingPointsIUseAreInsaneSoTheyArentTalkingPoints

    @FakeWalshEmprie - We will rebuild the GOP empire on our Platform and all it stands for. #YouMeAndTheCrickets


  4. - Dan Johnson - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:28 am:

    Not many people who lose an election badly are cheeky enough to make that a central part of their message.


  5. - BCross - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:28 am:

    “I’m not going anywhere”

    Refreshing honesty from Walsh! ;-)


  6. - Joe M - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:30 am:

    He hit that right on the head - he’s not going anywhere


  7. - siriusly - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:31 am:

    I think we’ve seen this campaign for governor before. It’s name was Patrick O’Malley!


  8. - VanillaMan - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:32 am:

    His face jutting through a hole he smashed through a locked door would have been a more fitting image frankly.

    “Here’s JOEY!”


  9. - Demoralized - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:33 am:

    He’s like that annoying gnat flying around your face that you can’t get rid of.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:33 am:

    - Joe M -

    Very funny and very true!

    - siriusly -

    All Walsh needs is the bring back the IllinoisLeader.com, then we would be cooking with gas, right? This playbook leads to disaster. Very observant.


  11. - Wensicia - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:43 am:

    Does Walsh plan on running for governor or does he want to replace Pat Brady?


  12. - OneMan - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:45 am:

    Perhaps WalshFreedom is the Rocky Mountain way, for the GOP to move forward in Illinois, after all Life Has Been Good To Me so Far, but the logic of congressman Joe Walsh makes me think The Smoker You Are The Player You Get…


  13. - Sunshine - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:50 am:

    A great fund-raising ploy. Doesn’t cost much to use electronics to post and champion one’s own cause, right or wrong.


  14. - shore - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:50 am:

    His theatrics and rhetoric can be absurd, but the establishment of this country and state is not doing a lot of good right now and so I think this is a plus. Remember it was the tea party that got the gop off its social issues and war focus to lock on to the economy and I think while walsh strays from that-he’ll stay focused on the fiscal things which are important.


  15. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 9:51 am:

    @FakeWalshFreedom - In case you hadn’t noticed, I am standing, looking ominous, leaning with my arms crossed. #AllFlashNoSubstance

    @FakeWalshFreedom - I will not be tweeting about what I eat, where I go, or what I am fixing in my bathroom. #ButItWillStillBeDopeyTweetsDontWorry

    @FakeWalshFreedom - I want to welcome everyone to my Empire, only with all of us can we effect change! #MakeSureWeAgreeCompletelyNoRoomForDiversity


  16. - OneMan - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 10:00 am:

    @FakeJoeWalshFreedom I can be elected statewide #LifeofIllusion


  17. - MrJM - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 10:01 am:

    When will Illinois Republicans finally recognize this great man’s leadership, integrity and hashtag mastery? #Freedom #Liberty

    – MrJM


  18. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 10:09 am:

    @FakeWalshFreedom - the only “fringe” I know is the fringe on my 70’s style Disco Jacket! #FashionJokesCanBePolitcal

    @FakeWalshFreedom - Remember to like me on The Facebook to get my Secret Messages of the Week! #BeSureToDrinkYourOvaltine

    @FakeWalshFreedom - Its about the People of Illinois. This tweet is sponsored by “_________” #CanYouFaultMeForTryingToMakeMoneyOnYou?

    @FakeWalshFreedom - I will be in Champaign, then Bloomington, then Joliet, ending at O’Hare this week. #LookAtThePeoriaCharterBusScheduleForArrivalTimes

    @FakeWalshFreedom - I use to have crowds of thousands, no they are hundreds - I have a more “selective crowd” #SpinalTapHumorRulz

    @FakeWalshFreedom - We are need freedom, just don’t think you are free to disagree with me and be correct, got it! #ThatWordIDoNotThinkItMeansWhatYouThinkItMeans


  19. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 10:11 am:

    @FakeWalshFreedom - We all need freedom, just don’t think you are free to disagree with me and be correct, got it! #ThatWordIDoNotThinkItMeansWhatYouThinkItMeans


  20. - wordslinger - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 10:13 am:

    –Remember it was the tea party that got the gop off its social issues and war focus..–

    You sure about that? I remember some of the darlings of the Tea Party talking an awful lot about social issues and war in the last election cycle.

    Remember all those GOP presidential debates with Bachman, Santorum, Cain, et. al? Akin, Mourdock and Walsh and their biology lessons?

    Walsh’s page has generated 906 likes since Jan. 4. I’m guessing that makes him the front-runner in the GOP primary for governor.


  21. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 10:16 am:

    ===Walsh’s page has generated 906 likes since Jan. 4. I’m guessing that makes him the front-runner in the GOP primary for governor.===

    the most motivated voters, and the candidate that can GET those motivated voter to the polls for them, especially in a very crowded primary, wins.

    Bill Brady learned that its true in the Primary Win, and it’s true in a General Election Loss.

    Nice, - wordslinger -


  22. - OneMan - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 10:26 am:

    Perhaps he could get Al Salvi to be his running mate.


  23. - Joe M - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 10:26 am:

    The other thought that I have is that he is just trying crow and strut like a rooster to stay in the spotlight so he can be a radio or TV talk show host. Wasn’t there something on here a while back that he is already lined up to do a radio show?


  24. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 10:52 am:

    To quote the ever-articulate Richard M. Daley,
    “cuckoo.”


  25. - Northsider - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 10:55 am:

    #Legendinhisownmind


  26. - LincolnLounger - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 10:58 am:

    He doesn’t want to be GOP Chair. That’s a volunteer job. How will the past due child support get paid? It has to be taken out of a government check.

    Another “conservative” who hates government — except when he’s collecting a government paycheck.


  27. - Yossarian Lives - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 11:02 am:

    Yes, CK, it’s the word “they” that gets to me. Who are “they”? His constituents. The people he represented (well, some of them… I know; he ran in a very different district after he finished district-shopping). The people who voted. The people who were exposed to his message ad nauseum - and rejected it. Walsh needs to quit acting as though a bunch of extraterrestrials picked him up out of his seat on the House floor and deposited him back in whatever suburban cul-de-sac he inhabits. Real Illinois men and women - the ones whose freedom he now says he wants to protect - voted him out of there. The hubris, offensiveness, and willful denial evident in his new message are staggering, even by his standards.


  28. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 11:03 am:

    YL, you are absolutely spot on. But Walsh loves to play the victim card. He’s a martyr, don’t you know…


  29. - Jake From Elwood - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 11:12 am:

    Maybe www.walshhastoomuchfreetime.com was already snatched up at godaddy.com


  30. - 47th Ward - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 11:12 am:

    It’s tough to handle this fortune and fame.
    Everybody’s so different, I haven’t changed.


  31. - Anonymous - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 11:18 am:

    The “LOOK AT ME” Culture in full swing…


  32. - Will Caskey - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 11:34 am:

    I will say right now that if Walsh runs for Governor I will personally start a super PAC to help him get nominated. It will take donations from anyone and everyone who would like to see him receive the GOP nomination. I’ll even make it dark-money.

    There are few things that would please me more than seeing that happen.


  33. - Endangered Moderate Species - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 11:46 am:

    This guy really loves himself. Politicians need egos, but they also need the ability to not flaunt those egos.


  34. - Anon. - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 11:53 am:

    ==ready to take this state back ==

    He’s obviously never read The Ransom of Red Chief.


  35. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 12:25 pm:

    This guy is his own worst enemy.

    I feel for his family.


  36. - Anonymous - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 12:30 pm:

    His refusal to go away is Oberweis-esque. Without the ice cream.


  37. - Chitownmom - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 12:55 pm:

    I read a lot on the web, and for most websites it is rarely worth going past the first half dozen comments . . . except this one. You guys are the best!


  38. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 1:22 pm:

    Citownmom
    You should really go to his Facebook page and read all his supporters comments including asking him to run for Senate, the Governor, etc. Also people wondering where they can see him next, and what took him so long to get on fb


  39. - Anonymous - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 2:38 pm:

    Here, let me clarify for those who don’t seem to understand what the…I believe…13 words mean when they’re all put together so that you can stop speculating about the whole “they” issue:

    1) Audience: His supporters (not detractors)
    2) “They”: Those who did not vote for him (his detractors)

    So the full message is that he’s going to keep advocating for:

    - what he believes
    - with his supporters.

    That wasn’t that difficult after all, was it? And shore’s absolutely right about the Tea Party thing.


  40. - walkinfool - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 2:54 pm:

    After a failed attempt at the gubernatorial primary, Walshy will move on to fail to run for Durbin’s seat, and finally try to join Oberweis as a State Senator. Duffy will beat him, in a cliffhanger.

    Years of good theater.


  41. - Anonymous - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 2:55 pm:

    And, BTW, as you might know, I’m not even a Walsh supporter. However, this thread seemed to need a little bit of a “pick-me-up”–or is this actually the caption contest?


  42. - Knome Sane - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 3:03 pm:

    How can we miss you if you won’t go away?


  43. - Knee Jerk - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 3:09 pm:

    “Walsh Freedom” is what Illinois voters expressed their wishes for in the election. We hoped to be Walsh-free.


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