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.