Walsh Takes On Trump

PUBLISHED: 4:11 PM 26 Aug 2019

Walsh Glories In ‘Endorsements’ By Trump-Hating Leftists For 2020 Bid

Although it is idiotic, Walsh seems to welcome the support of Trump-hating crazies and leftists for his recently announced 2020 bid.

Conservatives seem to agree that this is a pathetic attempt.

Although popularity for the president among conservative voters is extremely high, Trump-hater and one term congressman Joe Walsh has decided to run against him in 2020. And, the amazing thing is, apparently leftists think that he has a shot at drawing off votes.

They tweeted their support for Walsh… and Walsh seemed to bask in the acceptance of Clinton operatives and other Trump-hating crazies.

The Chicago Tribune reported on Walsh’s entry into the race:

Joe Walsh, who turned a lone term in Congress representing Chicago’s northwest suburbs into a national media platform to further his incendiary political rhetoric, announced Sunday he would challenge President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination for the White House.

“Today I’m declaring my candidacy for president of the United States because it’s time to be brave,” Walsh said in a video as he announced his campaign on social media.

“We have someone in the White House who we all know is unfit. Someone who lies virtually every time he opens his mouth and someone who places his own interest above the nation’s interest at every single turn. We cannot afford four more years of Donald Trump. No way,” Walsh said.

Walsh, a locally based host of a syndicated radio talk show, has been telegraphing his long-shot bid against Trump for weeks.

Friends, I’m in. We can’t take four more years of Donald Trump. And that’s why I’m running for President.

It won’t be easy, but bravery is never easy. But together, we can do it. Join me… join us: go to https://t.co/d40HA9h2Kz.

Let’s show the world we’re ready to be brave.

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 25, 2019

He has made regular cable news appearances as well as a visit to “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC on Sunday after first writing an op-ed in The New York Times earlier this month laying out the case for a challenge to Trump from the right, while saying he regretted the personal Trump-style attacks he leveled in the past.

“I wrote that New York Times piece to get someone in our party to step up,” he told the Tribune on Sunday morning. “In the last week it became clear that no other Republicans were going to step up to declare the president is unfit, so I’m going to do this.”

Walsh, who publicly supported Trump in 2016, rode the wave of the tea party movement in 2010 to win a seat in the House by 290 votes over Democratic incumbent Melissa Bean. With the district redrawn after the 2010 federal census, Walsh was soundly defeated for reelection by now-U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth by nearly 10 percentage points in 2012, leading to his talk radio career.

For the 57-year-old Walsh, his candidacy for president becomes the latest act in a public life that is in many ways befitting for a former student at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Walsh has been a role player looking to fill self-perceived voids in the political scene.

His provocative rhetoric has given him an outsized national platform on cable news outlets despite his cup-of-coffee tenure in the House — once as a fierce critic of former President Barack Obama, then as a staunch supporter of Trump’s election, and now as a political apologist for playing a role in putting Trump in the White House.

.@realDonaldTrump represents the absolute worst of us: Dishonest, cruel, ignorant, indecent, narcissistic, disloyal, unpatriotic, and cowardly. And I helped create him.

And for that I apologize.

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 23, 2019

On Friday, readying his challenge to take on Trump, Walsh offered this tweet: “I’d rather be the man who apologizes for the mistakes he’s made than the man who’s incapable of apologizing for the mistakes he’s made.”

I’d rather be the man who apologizes for the mistakes he’s made than the man who’s incapable of apologizing for the mistakes he’s made.

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 23, 2019

However, many of the most rabid liberals are thrilled by Walsh’s sudden entry and attacks on the president.

Walsh thinks that these endorsements are actually an asset.

Russia conspiracy crazy Louise Mensch said she’ll “contribute” to him (which she likely can’t legally do, since she’s British).

Thanks Louise.

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 25, 2019

Clinton stooge Neera Tanden:

Thanks Neera. You and I agree on this: Donald Trump is a narcissistic con man who is unfit to be President. https://t.co/nXkUOX2rJ5

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 25, 2019

George Conway:

If you agree, too, then go to https://t.co/wTewmQ358N and give what you can. This is about one thing, and one thing only—dispatching @realDonaldTrump to the trash bin of history, where he rightfully belongs. https://t.co/bBsxdEKj9R

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 25, 2019

Bill Kristol—RINO to the core:

Joe Walsh and Bill Weld stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop, at a time when very few Republicans are inclined to do so, and very few conservatives have much patience with those who so urge it.

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 22, 2019

Bottom line: Walsh has absolutely no chance… many people suspect the move is economically motivated by the left, who are desperate to draw support away from the president.