Sunday, November 6, 2011

Family Research Council Praises Rep. Walsh, Deadbeat Dad, As “Pro-Family”

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), Tea Party favorite, had the chutzpah to lecture President Obama on fiscal responsibility, stating that he doesn't want to “place one more dollar on the backs of my kids and grandkids”–all the while owing $100,000+ in child support. After Walsh skipped a court hearing, a judge demanded that this champion of family values explain his debt. Proving that the religious right has a sense of irony, the Family Research Council recognized deadbeat dad Walsh as a “True Blue” member of Congress for “unwavering support of the family":

“We thank Cong. Walsh who has voted consistently to defend faith, family and freedom,” said FRCA President Tony Perkins. “Cong. Walsh and other ‘True Blue Members’ have voted to repeal Obamacare, de-fund Planned Parenthood, end government funding for abortion within the health care law, uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, and continue support for school choice. I applaud their commitment to uphold the institutions of marriage and family.”

“I am proud and honored to be recognized by the Family Research Council as the only member from Illinois with a 100 percent pro-family voting record,” Walsh said in a news release. “Defending American values have always been one of my top priorities, and this reward reaffirms my dedication to that fight.”

Think Progress cites a further ramification of Walsh's so-called "pro-family" policies:

Additionally, it’s worth noting that Walsh’s failure to pay child support isn’t even his only failure to look out for the basic needs of his own family. As Marie Diamond noted for ThinkProgress a few months ago, “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.”

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