Friday, July 29, 2011

Annals of Asshattery – Continued

It’s gotten to the point where it’s a cliche; yet another shining example of right-wing hypocrisy.

Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, a tax-bashing Tea Party champion who sharply lectures President Barack Obama and other Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes more than $100,000 in child support to his ex-wife and three children, according to documents his ex-wife filed in their divorce case in December.

When asked about it on CNN yesterday, he blamed the liberal media and said that being a deadbeat dad qualified him to be an advocate for fiscal responsibility and family values: “I have had financial troubles and I talked about them throughout the campaign. This is where real America is.”

No, that’s not from The Onion.