April 18, 2011
Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) Scolds Christiane Amanpour and Media for Not Criticizing Obama More ~ Good For Joe!!!
Republican Joe Walsh tells Christiane "I don't know why your profession hasn't gotten on him more"
Tea Party Congressman Scolds Christiane Amanpour and Media for Not Criticizing Obama More
Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) had quite an illuminating discussion with Christiane Amanpour Sunday.
As the host of ABC's "This Week" pushed for higher taxes, Walsh correctly pointed out that Barack Obama's first 2012 budget proposed earlier in the year didn't address entitlement programs saying, "The President of the United States ought to be ashamed of himself, and I don't know why your profession hasn't gotten on him more
Christiane, I've said this before. But, and Steve will say this, in the '80s government revenues went up. We didn't cut spending. Revenues went up in the ’80s. Every time we’ve cut taxes revenues have gone up, the economy has grown. Look, Christiane, I've said this before. The President of the United States ought to be ashamed of himself, and I don't know why your profession hasn't gotten on him more. Two months ago he presents a budget and doesn't even talk about entitlement reform. And then all of a sudden last week he gets a redo? The Republicans are leading on this, perfectly prepared to take whatever political hits we have to take, because the crisis is so severe. I wish he’d be a part of this.
Wild Thing's comment........
When I was watching this Sunday morning, I was so surprised to hear someone say this. I am so glad Joe said what he did about the media. Of course Christiane Amanpour did nto even acknowledge what he had said.
We have waited a long time for our Republican leadership to be more bold and where we never saw it before, ever since November we are starting to see more and more of it.
Posted by Wild Thing at April 18, 2011 01:47 AM
These two congressman referred to themselves as Republicans. I prefer to label them proudly as conservatives. The leadership and entrenched crowd in the GOP are Rinos and too wimpy. I hope 2012 puts a lot more new conservatives in the Repub ranks.
Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at April 18, 2011 10:44 AM
Tom, well said, thank you.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 18, 2011 11:56 PM