Former Tea Party Congressman ‘Has A Dream’

by Yesha Callahan


Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) was feeling a little left out in yesterday’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, so he decided to write a poem. Walsh, who is now a radio talk show host, polluted the airwaves with his own version of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s famous, “I Have a Dream Speech”.  Because why not? Right?  Walsh cited the ills that are plaguing the black community, even though a couple of them could be directed to him as well.

Walsh doesn’t want the black community to be dependent on the government and take responsibility for their own lives. Well according to Mother Jones, Walsh isn’t the most responsible person either. Walsh’s ex-wife  sued him in 2011 for $117,437 in overdue child support payments. Well ain’t that the pot calling the kettle black.  When the lawsuit broke Walsh was pleading poverty in not making his child support payments, although he managed to loan his campaign fund $35,000 and vacationed in Mexico and Italy.

“I’m only making $175,000 per year as a Congressman. Do you know how hard it is for a Republican to live on only $175,000?” Walsh said. “Think of the burden I’m placing on my kids by not supporting them. Should I hurt them even more by adding to the national debt without personally gaining from it?”

For your reading disappointment enjoyment, here is Walsh’s speech:

My Own Dream For America

I have a dream that all black parents will have the right to choose where their kids attend school.

I have a dream that all black boys and girls will grow up with a father.

I have a dream that young black men will stop shooting other young black men.

I have a dream that all young black men will say “no” to gangs and to drugs.

I have a dream that all black young people will graduate from high school.

I have a dream that young black men won’t become fathers until after they’re married and they have a job.

I have a dream that young unmarried black women will say “no” to young black men who want to have sex.

I have a dream that today’s black leadership will quit blaming racism and “the system” for what ails black America.

I have a dream that black America will take responsibility for improving their own lives.

I have a dream that one day black America will cease their dependency on the government plantation, which has enslaved them to lives of poverty, and instead depend on themselves, their families, their churches, and their communities.

  • oyasdaughter

    i cant today..

  • Chilecheese

    Excuse me for being politically incorrect….. But I have a dream that this guy will politely crawl under a rock and stay there cause unless you have lived this life day to day then you can share your dream unless you’re apart of the solution of helping ALL people succeed in this backwards a** country then please share with the class your speech I’m so tired of these “politicians” and their opinions about what’s the problem with the black community when theyre the main ppl closing rec centers putting money into useless wars instead of investing in the education of our young people …. Rep. Walsh you’re the problem so please politely SWERVE, get a clue and pay your child support

  • geenababe

    I swear their racist arrogance drives me crazy. They stay talking about the worst when it comes to black people when they have their own dirt in their lawns.

  • L

    ““I’m only making $175,000 per year as a Congressman. Do you know how hard it is for a Republican to live on only $175,000?” Walsh said.”

    Say what!?!? From this statement alone I can tell he is not working with all his marbles. I have a dream this Walsh character stops generalizing about the black race and get ahead on that child support he owes. IDIOT!

  • Anthony

    A man who does not pay his own child support needs to shut up and take a seat. He is not as rich as he would like, but he is not poor like the men he is criticizing. If he expects a man working 25 hours a week at McDonalds to handle his business, then he has absolutely no excuse.

  • Unbotheredsince1965

    How about this? Stop wasting people’s time and your term in office writing unoriginal and asinine “poetry” and get to work making and carrying out meaningful decisions that have a positive impact on the people who elected you? We don’t live in a vacuum and yes, decisions made by various members of this society, including elected officials, have contributed to today’s problems, but you have to be stupid or a recently unfrozen caveman to poke fun at and turn into a racist….ignorant piece of hubris, a speech as eloquent as the I Have a Dream speech. You don’t deserve the office and you need to go back and read it for yourself. You might learn something.

  • Jasz

    I have a dream that white cops will stop harassing black women and men for being black!
    I have a dream that white men will realize that no black woman wants to hear the line ” I’m black from the waist down.”
    I have a dream that white people will stop taking credit for stuff that they did not create.
    I have a dream that white people will start minding their own business and stay out of ours.
    I have a dream that black people will start owning more properties, companies, corporations and put money in our communities.
    I have a dream that the Stand Your Ground Law will be deemed unconstitutional and banned.
    I have a dream that white people will stop crying white tears whenever they hear the truth about their white privilege.
    I have a dream that white people will stop harassing President Obama for being half black.
    I have a dream that some black people will stop sipping the white kool-aid and start believing in their own beauty, ingenuity, and resourcefulness
    I have a dream… I hope one day it will be fulfilled!!!

  • JaeBee

    The article states that he is a former congressman, turned radio joke…I am not surprised that he no longer holds office. I wouldn’t want that asswipe representing me either.

  • Unbotheredsince1965

    Then there’s a good reason for being “former”. Jerk

  • Meme

    Wow! This type or rhetoric is really getting old, especially from the likes of people who cannot seem to handle their own affairs. I am so sick of republicans skewing the facts to fit their agenda. Whites drop out of high school, commit crimes and depend on government programs too. It’s easy to race bait but harder to come up with ideas that help to solve the problems that plague this country.

  • vintage3000

    I have a dream that racist vermin like Walsh/Limbaugh/Beck et al will publicly acknowledge their feelings of insecurity around Black people, and that is why they are so obsessed with us. Only then will they be able to heal from the hatred and vile nature that is present in their DNA and in their hearts.

  • geenababe

    I have a dream that white men will realize that no black woman wants to hear the line ” I’m black from the waist down.”

    Wow, they really say that

  • Bianca Murphy

    I’m not dreaming this….it’s real life 101. You sir are an ignorant and misinformed demagogue. I cannot began to address the utter ridiculousness you spouted in your “dream speech.” Perhaps, you ought to wake up from the nightmare that you are currently intending to perpetuate and lob onto others. Your buffoonery shines brightly for the world to see….so bright in fact, it blinds. Blinds us to the reality that there might be hope for you and blinds us to the understanding that we are all of the same species. I need bifocals so that I can see the truth and remember that your ignorance is no reflection of the masses; nope, just a small big-mouthed minority with nothing better to do than harass others.

  • SAA

    You know how you know you shouldn’t see/ do something but you go ahead and watch/ read or do that thing and instantly feel regret? Yeah from the title I knew I should’ve just kept scrolling but I guess I am a glutton for punishment today….

  • KDJW

    He is craving attention….man aint nobody got time for that….fall back

  • Marisa

    How this deadbeat child support ditching SOB didn’t get struck by lightening for this is amazing. Your parents should have said NO SEX to each other, I bet your ex-wife is wishing the entire marriage and procreation of children with you was a dream, and that she in fact was married and bore children to a decent man.

  • Kim

    You need to read what folks on Bossip are writing in response to his “speech”. I just can not wrap my head around how many Black folks in the “Black community” continue to believe that the girl or woman is solely responsible for unplanned pregnancies. As long as Black folk continue to hold on to the idea that only woman are responsible, nothing is going to change. Yes, it is the woman’s body. Yes, many woman end up parenting alone, but men are just as responsible to have protected sex as woman. Put a condom on. Masturbate and don’t have intercourse. I live in an area in the country where there are mainly White folks and I see so many biracial children being cared for solely by their White mothers or by their White grandparents. There is no Black man in sight, so you can’t say it is only a Black woman’s problem. Some of my patients complain about their deadbeat “baby’s father”. It is soon to be a whole lot of other woman’s problem.

  • Marisa

    My friend sites like Bossip are not the bastion of intellect and many others I’m convinced are trolls who are brought in to stir up trouble on these black websites. Bottom line women don’t get themselves pregnant, men are more than capable of slapping on a condom, many choose not too. Wanting run through chicks raw like your some player/pimp has consequences contrary to popular belief. Also women are also capable of demanding condom and birth control use if he doesn’t, through the deuces. This need for black women selling themselves short thinking they don’t deserve better so don’t demand better of themselves and the men in their lives.

    Also why bring a child into a situation that is already on shaky ground, continuing on with pregnancies and birthing babies to guys who have no interest in a relationship or a kid. Why have this child, don’t give me the whole I’m against abortion because of Jesus and religion card because you already went against the word while sexing unmarried, also having the child doesn’t guarantee this dude sticks around because we have seen evidence to support the opposite. When its said and done both males and females bare a responsibility. Also those morons on Bossip and elsewhere miss the point a deadbeat daddy like Joe Walsh shouldn’t be lecturing NOBODY get your sh#t together first.

  • Marketing Gimmicks

    How dreadfully disrespectful to the sacrifice and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Certain white folks have such puny manipulative pretzel logic minds and as a result have resorted to all time lows at displaying their level of ignorance and inner misery. They are constantly on the attack and it honestly shows how resentful and truly unhappy they really are.

  • Que Pasa

    I have a dream that asswipes like this idiot will finally STFU and have a damn seat……

  • mostexhalted30

    Well, I can. And what are his dreams for white people? I know! Here is the list below.

    I have a dream white men will stop going on mass shooting sprees.

    I have a dream that white women will stop behaving like whores and getting abortions like it’s in style.

    I have a dream that young white adults and teenagers will stop the binge drinking and random hookups that makes it looks like we have no moral values.

    I have a dream that white people will not account for over 75% of drug use in America.

    I have a dream that white corporate executives like the ones on Wall Street will stop corrupting the system which started the second recession.

    I have a dream that whites will stop bitching and moaning about so-called, nonexistent reverse racism and all other nonsense.

    I have a dream that whites will stop blaming affirmative action on their fail chances to get into a school or job.

    I have a dream that white women will no longer account for such a large percentage in divorces in this country which leave which children to growing up in single parent households.

    I have a dream that whites will stop their dependency on welfare and other social programs where my race represents over 70% of the benefiting parties.

    I have a dream that white people will stop killing other white people to the point where the white on white crime is almost 90%.

    I have a dream that white people will let go of the idea of racial superiority and stop talking about race.

    I have so many dreams for white people, but I can’t see it because I’m too busy obsessing over black people. GOD HELP ME!

  • eve-audrey

    i swear i believe that if we did not exist they would be bored no matter how loud they try to deny it. it’s pretty clear now.

  • BeanBean

    I have a dream that white men will stop molesting children, stop shooting up schools and movie theaters, pay child support, stop harassing blacks, use their brain, realize the Jesus isn’t white, accept the fact that whites are on food stamps, and leave black people alone!! Is this too much to ask for???

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