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Rep. Miller Walsh appointed to committees as more Facebook posts emerge

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 - Posted by Rich Miller

* Press release…

State Representative Helene Miller Walsh (R-Mundelein) was sworn into serve the 51st legislative district of Illinois on August 18th, 2018.

Helene is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Leenie Productions, LLC, a multi-media production company. In addition to her business, Rep. Miller Walsh is involved in various philanthropic endeavors, and she has held leadership positions on several campaigns for Northwestern’s Prentice Women’s Hospital. Having experience working as a business leader while contributing to various philanthropies in the community, Miller Walsh brings a valued perspective and unique skill set to the General Assembly.

Rep. Miller Walsh was appointed to serve on the following committees in the House of Representatives:

    Economic Opportunity
    Elections & Campaign Finance
    Human Services
    Labor and Commerce
    International Trade and Commerce
    Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee

* She does have some unique skills, and her Facebook page proves it. Or at least it did before she scrubbed it. Here’s some stuff you haven’t seen unless you followed her. Opining on Roy Moore…

* As it turns out, this video was deceptively edited…

They really like them some Gateway Pundit up there in Lake County.

* Classy…

By the way, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin was McCain’s state campaign chairman in 2000 and remained a friend.

* Rep. Miller Walsh is on the right. The guy on the left is Paul Nehlen…

From the Atlantic

After BuzzFeed published an article documenting Nehlen’s mobilization of online followers against the “Jewish media,” he tweeted out pictures of top media executives at CNN, NBC, and The New York Times with little stars of David superimposed on their faces. “Do the people pictured seem to have anything in common?” he wrote, before apparently deleting the tweet. […]

“Poop, incest, and pedophilia. Why are those common themes repeated so often with Jews?” he tweeted.

       

63 Comments
  1. - Fax Machine - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:18 am:

    To be fair we need to know when the Paul Nehlen picture is from - he ran as a Trumpian candidate in 2016, but by 2018 he had gone full Neo-Nazi.

    So if the picture was from 2016 or 2017 I’d cut her some slack for that one.

    To the other posts, it’s so weird that Joe Walsh has been acting like he’s so offended by Donald Trump when his wife has been posting these out there things.


  2. - I don't have a job - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:18 am:

    There are just so many vapid buffoons in this business. Braindead partisans abound. Now her title is “The Honorable.” Smh


  3. - Sonny - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:21 am:

    Can you say crank?


  4. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:21 am:

    I’m sorry, but this looks like another total “hit job” by the liberal lame stream media that will stop at nothing to destroy another Conservative populist candidate. Wonder how much they had to pay her to post this crazy stuff on her Facebook page? Where was Rich Miller six months ago? Two months ago, ten years ago? This is bs.


  5. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:24 am:

    After the Nazi and the 9/11 conspiracy nut won GOP nominations for Congress, you would have thought Boss Rauner, his state GOP and Durkin would have leaned on Shaw to make a not-crazy choice.

    Maybe there is no bottom to this reprehensible weirdness.


  6. - Trapped in the 'burbs - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:24 am:

    Using her own words against her proves the liberal media bias.


  7. - Not Rich - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:26 am:

    the Speaker should create a new committee next session called The Committee on Hate and this whack job should be the minority spokesperson or the Chair>>


  8. - Chicago Cynic - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:27 am:

    When oh when with the GOP learn that fringe only works for the president of the United States and not in more sane places like Illinois.


  9. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:29 am:

    ==Wonder how much they had to pay these women to come forward with these allegations?”==

    ==“Poop, incest, and pedophilia. Why are those common themes repeated so often with Jews?”==

    Are they trying to give this seat away to the dems? “Sorry we won so many seats two years ago, you guys. How about this nice one in Lake County? You can have that one if you want”


  10. - GOPgal - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:30 am:

    Mark Shaw should be ashamed of himself for appointing her. Obviously Shaw did no serious vetting. What an embarrassment to the party.


  11. - Texas Red - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:31 am:

    So she has opinions on a variety of topics and she has associated with folks that have unpopular views. She also “cleaned” up her social media. Has this standard been applied to all other political appointees ?


  12. - Henry Francis - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:33 am:

    I agree with others calling this BS. Total phony hit job. Rich probably got that stuff from google.


  13. - Yiddishcowboy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:40 am:

    Sigh. My uncivil side would like to have an old fashion, private “conversation” with Mr. Nehlen. Perhaps then he could explain his “poop” comment. Yes, Mr. Nehlen, even Jews poop. Perhaps you should watch the Elmo clip. Everyone poops, sir, one’s religion notwithstanding.


  14. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:43 am:

    ===he ran as a Trumpian candidate in 2016, but by 2018 he had gone full Neo-Nazi.===

    I’m not sure there’s much difference. He sounds remarkably consistent to me.


  15. - Commonsense in Illinois - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:43 am:

    Christmas has come early for the Capitol Press Corps…


  16. - Dance Band on the Titanic - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:43 am:

    Mike Madigan and the Conservative populist candidate’s Facebook page he controls.


  17. - thunderspirit - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:50 am:

    == So she has opinions on a variety of topics and she has associated with folks that have unpopular views. She also “cleaned” up her social media. Has this standard been applied to all other political appointees ? ==

    Your what-aboutism is showing.


  18. - A Jack - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:53 am:

    If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would blame the chemicals in Rauner’s plant in Willowbrook floating up to Mundeline on a southern breeze and causing all sorts of strange ideas in Lake County. /snark


  19. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:55 am:

    ==So she has opinions on a variety of topics==

    *Crazy* opinions. That’s pretty important to consider in a candidate for public office.


  20. - Actual Red - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 10:56 am:

    @Texas Red-
    Is your only concern with Nehlen’s views that they are unpopular? And not, you know, that they are openly anti-semetic?


  21. - DuPage Saint - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:00 am:

    This is ridiculous. It will take a generation for the Republican Party to recover from Rauner and Trump. I never realized how wacky Lake County is


  22. - Annonin' - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:01 am:

    Yikes
    We thought her hooking up with DeadBeatJoe made the new rep. pretty weird. Can you imagine this one and CommandoIves pushing bills? We will never have the option. What a shame.


  23. - Saluki - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:01 am:

    You should have to apply for a permit in order to have a social media account.


  24. - Stark - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:01 am:

    To be honest I thought it’d be hard for someone to ever give Jeanne Ives or Dwight Kay a run for their conservative money, but boy was I mistaken. Yikes.


  25. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:01 am:

    I read today that the Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate who won the primary yesterday told voters to not “monkey this up” by electing the state’s first black gubernatorial candidate, who also won yesterday. This is today’s GOP in large measure and helps explain why Trump is so popular among GOP voters.


  26. - Joe Bidenopolous - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:03 am:

    ==Has this standard been applied to all other political appointees ? ==

    Yes


  27. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:04 am:

    –So she has opinions on a variety of topics and she has associated with folks that have unpopular views.–

    You’re not very good at whatever it is you think you’re doing.


  28. - SSL - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:08 am:

    Nobody’s perfect, but she takes it to an extreme that’s ridiculous. Once again I am forced to ask, we don’t have anyone better?


  29. - Zeep Bow - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:10 am:

    Her dogwhistle is actually just a regular whistle at this point


  30. - DeseDemDose - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:16 am:

    Every time I think I heard everything….


  31. - Millennial - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:16 am:

    ==This is ridiculous. It will take a generation for the Republican Party to recover from Rauner and Trump. ==

    Pretty much, yep. But that seems to be the deal they made when they elected him and took the last decade’s turn towards insanity. Give up on the millennial generation for short term electoral victories. After Trump and this crop, I don’t ever see myself voting Republican again, not unless they really have a reckoning and get these garbage people out in a complete repudiation and exilibg, and i know quite a few people who feel similarly.

    Anyways, I look forward to the apology tour people are gonna have to do in twenty years.


  32. - Sweet Mama - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:17 am:

    Maybe this appointment wasn’t a mistake. Maybe they actually vetted her and this is what they want.


  33. - Texas Red - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:19 am:

    She has been in office all of 11 days;why don’t we all jut take a deep breath and she how she actually governs on behalf of her district. good time to remember the words on Senator McCain..”we have always had so much more in common with each other than in disagreement”


  34. - Nagidam - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:20 am:

    Most of this district, through a couple remaps, was represented by Rep. Andrea Moore, Rep. Mark Beaubien, & Rep. Ed Sullivan from 1992 through 2016. It seems to me Mark Shaw sees his buddy Rauner going down and he needs a money guy in Uihlein. Shaw certainly didn’t take the views of the district into account when he appointed Rep. Miller-Walsh. That’s 26 years of center right representation down the drain.


  35. - Amalia - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:38 am:

    Trump has normalized things that some would say in private. You can’t support a guy who thinks a torch mob is equal to people fighting racism and anti Semitism. When you continue to do so, more people say and do horrible things like from the new appointee. The Republican Party is now the party of Trump and people are emboldened in their racism, sexism and anti semitism. Ms. Walsh’s words are disgusting, but not surprising.


  36. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:40 am:

    ==why don’t we all jut take a deep breath==

    Why? You don’t think her views are important? Are you seriously defending this person? That says a lot about you.


  37. - Skeptic - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:43 am:

    @Texas Red “Past performance is the best predictor of future behavior.”


  38. - lakeside - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:48 am:

    It’s not like the Lake Co GOP didn’t do the proper vetting. The phrase “chooses to be married to Joe Walsh” strongly suggested posts like this existed - whether or not you could access her facebook. I agree with Sweet Mama; they knew what they were getting.


  39. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:49 am:

    –good time to remember the words on Senator McCain..–

    Better time to read the post above where she questioned the dying man’s “cognitive abilities.”

    The Walsh’s make bank off their nasty remarks, that’s their grift. They know what they’re doing and they certainly aren’t victims.


  40. - @misterjayem - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 11:51 am:

    “why don’t we all jut take a deep breath…”

    I did.

    It stinks like Antisemitism.

    – MrJM


  41. - Last Bull Moose - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 12:05 pm:

    The Republican Party has a death wish. How did the party of Lincoln become the party of George Wallace?

    Would feel better if Democrats were tacking to the center, but they seem to going socialist


  42. - A guy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 12:10 pm:

    Odd observation: Evaluating what she thought she needed to scrub from social media might help in making judgments going forward…

    May be worth it to evaluate what remains there?


  43. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 12:11 pm:

    ===May be worth it to evaluate what remains there? ===

    lol

    Nothing at all. It went poof.


  44. - Pundent - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 12:22 pm:

    =I never realized how wacky Lake County is=

    As a Lake County resident I hope that you’re wrong. But I would agree that county leadership is a disaster. I don’t believe that Walsh is representative of the county or the 51st district. My hope is that members of the district don’t reflexively vote for her because she has an R behind her name.

    Boy do I miss Ed Sullivan right now. Throughout his career he was able to successfully beat back challengers cut from the Miller-Walsh cloth. And there were plenty that ran against them. I never thought we’d see one of them appointed.


  45. - JS Mill - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 12:22 pm:

    ===So she has opinions on a variety of topics==

    Racist and bigoted opinions. Opinions that mock people with terminal illness.

    No one is trying to stop her, in fact I think the prevailing sentiment is that she needs to own them. She certainly is entitled to that. Why delete them anyway? If she believes them.

    Of course, people are entitled to share their thoughts as well and not vote for her. That is how it works.

    She is trying to fool some of the people and they are not having it.


  46. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 12:54 pm:

    Ah,
    Remember when Facebook supported the first amendment?


  47. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 12:58 pm:

    ===Remember when Facebook supported the first amendment?===

    What the (heck) are you talking about?


  48. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 1:02 pm:

    –Remember when Facebook supported the first amendment?–

    What a strange thing to say. Walsh scrubbed her account. Facebook had nothing to do with it.

    You’re a victim in search of grievances.


  49. - Terry Salad - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 1:02 pm:

    ===May be worth it to evaluate what remains there? ===

    Ha! You mean maybe she’ll “pivot” into a decent position? We’re still waiting for the Trump pivot, Suckers.


  50. - A guy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 1:04 pm:

    ==Nothing at all. It went poof.==

    Well there’s your answer sir! lol


  51. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 1:13 pm:

    ==What the (heck) are you talking about?==

    Isn’t it obvious? Everyone knows that Facebook forces far-right conservatives to feature anti-semitism and kooky conspiracy theories on their pages. That company just has zero respect for god-fearing politicians who just want to blame the Jews and the Hillary-led deep state for everything. Someone should start a petition or something. /s


  52. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 1:26 pm:

    ==Remember when Facebook supported the first amendment?==

    What does a person removing posts from their own facebook account have to do with the 1st Amendment?


  53. - Cheryl44 - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 1:44 pm:

    ==she how she actually governs==

    She doesn’t govern. She represents. I’m thankful she’s not representing me.


  54. - Lake County Voter - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 2:46 pm:

    I think she was raised Jewish so it makes it even worse.


  55. - DuPage Bard - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 3:45 pm:

    It’s still an R district.
    Her appointment will energize the Ives base, that many say, are staying home on Nov 6. The base needs to come out, it is flipping the bird to Rauner right now and doing absolutely nothing to help. Walsh could motivate that 10 points of base to come out.
    That’s why these counties are running anti-tax referendums to try and bring back the base.
    Plus in a solid R district has polling been done to show she’s vulnerable? Or is everyone here assuming that she’ll lose because of her FB account? Jeanne said homosexuals were weasling their way into moral acceptance with Equal Marriage, she won her district by 20+ points that cycle.


  56. - Montrose - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 3:45 pm:

    “Remember when Facebook supported the first amendment?”

    I really hope you just misunderstood who erased the posts.


  57. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 3:51 pm:

    Facebook doesn’t support her views. If she wanted to keep her account during the campaign, she had to delete the controversial ones, or they’d shut her down.

    Anyone with a Facebook page needs to avoid angering the Silicon Valley media gods or they’re gone.


  58. - Boone's is Back - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 3:53 pm:

    Wow, there must be something in the water in that household…


  59. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 3:53 pm:

    ===If she wanted to keep her account during the campaign, she had to delete the controversial ones, or they’d shut her down.===

    It was her personal account. And you really gotta get off the kooky sauce. The policy is advertising. If she tried to place an anti-Semitic FB ad, then, yeah, Facebook wouldn’t allow that. Neither would the TV stations.


  60. - Pundent - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 4:17 pm:

    =Jeanne said homosexuals were weasling their way into moral acceptance with Equal Marriage, she won her district by 20+ points that cycle.=

    The 51st district isn’t exactly the same as the Ives district in Wheaton. While Sauer portrayed himself as a bit more conservative (ironic as it is) Ed Sullivan was certainly more moderate and routinely defeated candidates like Miller-Walsh who are anything but. She might very well energize the far right but I don’t know how representative that is in the district. I supported Sullivan each time he ran. I can’t do that with Walsh.


  61. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 4:34 pm:

    Vman is patiently waiting for the next update from qanon


  62. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 4:47 pm:

    ==Anyone with a Facebook page needs to avoid angering the Silicon Valley media gods or they’re gone.==

    When did you become such a victim VMan?

    Her views as expressed on facebook are deplorable. And yet here you are defending the nonsense. That says a lot.


  63. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Aug 29, 18 @ 5:01 pm:

    –Anyone with a Facebook page needs to avoid angering the Silicon Valley media gods or they’re gone.–

    You’re on a rip. Have you chosen a name for your alternative universe, yet?

    –Trump digital director says Facebook helped win the White House–

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/08/trump-digital-director-brad-parscale-facebook-advertising


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