Cognitive Dissonance

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Rep. Joe Walsh Defends Not Paying $117,000 In Child Support: ‘This Is Where Real America Is’

Tea Party freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), who has spent months lecturing President Obama and Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes $117,437 in child support to his ex-wife and three children. Laura Walsh has asked a judge to suspend his driver’s license until he pays his child support. Despite loaning his own campaign $35,000— and paying himself back at least $14,200 for the loans — Walsh claims he failed to make the payments because he “had no money.”

Walsh has been a prominent voice in the debt ceiling showdown in recent weeks, making television appearances almost every day to denounce President Obama’s “reckless spending,” which he says has “bankrupted this country.”

"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 in one video. But today, when confronted in a CNN interview about his failure to support his own children, Walsh not only refused to acknowledge his hypocrisy but insisted that being a deadbeat dad meant he understood the plight of average Americans.

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. But Walsh apparently thinks he can have it both ways - claiming his own indebtedness and failure to care for his family’s needs allows him to understand average Americans, while railing against Washington for irresponsibly racking up deficits. As he put it in a recent interview, “Thank God congressmen like me are here!”

Um…

But at least he’s a consistent douchebag! No wonder he was okay with the US not paying its obligations - he’s familiar with that.

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    Maybe it’s just me but you shouldn’t lecture anyone about money if you owe your own children over $100,000 in support....
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    Damn.
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    Sometimes even I get surprised at the level of hypocrisy on the right. Wow.
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  18. adia-noeta said: Must not forget our Founding Fathers were deadbeats. The 11th Amendment is there because the white wig crowd did not want to pay war debts Loyalists and Brits. Read Justice Kennedy in Alden v. Maine (1999)
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