Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) Bashed Jimmy Kimmel's Monologue About His Newborn Baby

Submitted by: fancylad 5 months ago in News & Politics


This past Monday, Jimmy Kimmel used his show's opening monologue to explain why affordable healthcare is so important -- if you haven't seen it, I strongly suggest you take some time out and watch it. Be warned though: It's a tear-jerker. 

But one person with blacked heart and no sympathy is former Republican Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) -- he took to his Twitter account and posted this little gem...


This is all fine and well -- it's his opinion. Most staunch Republicans made similar comments which is also fine, except one thing: Joe Walsh is a deadbeat dad and only dealt with the $117,437 for past due child support dating from 2005 for three of the children because he wanted to run for office in Illinois, and I haven't even touched on his blatant racism.
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Male 3,409
cause you can speak doesn't always mean you should
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Male 3,437
Yay Rich White People!
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Male 39,921
kalron27 All rich people are either crazy or just mean
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Male 4,152
He went downhill when he joined The Eagles.
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Male 8,544
It's a hard thing for Jimmy Kimmel, as I know what it's like to worry about a little one that has issues.

BUT, if he uses the subject of his child to 'explain' a political viewpoint, he's going to get political responses.  He does not get a free pass just because it's a sad story.

If you don't want your personal life politicized, don't politicize it.
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Male 7,927
megrendel It was a PERFECT example of how silly the Conservative position is on healthcare.  This kid now has a Pre-existing condition.  The AHCA throws the "pre-existing" coverage clause back to the states.  IE States can opt out of it.  Guess how many states refused to take the mandate?  20+ You can be damn sure States like Kansas will opt out of everything given the chance.  When the GOP says "We are still covering Pre-existing conditions" it's a bold face lie.  He should be saying "Pre-exisiting conditions will only be covered if your State chooses to cover them"
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Male 8,544
normalfreak2 You mean the 10th Amendment it silly?  Whodathunkit?
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Male 7,927
megrendel When it comes to Slavery, discrimination, deciding what is and isn't covered , then yes.  There are other things that shouldn't belong to the States control and some things shouldn't be standardized for all States.   Not everything mind you, I do believe in States rights, but that's a stupid argument for Healthcare.  There's a balance here.  Not everything is black or white.
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megrendel 

 It's a very rough system, it's an archaic system. You look at the rules of the Senate, even the rules of the House, but the rules of the Senate and some of the things you have to go through, it's really a bad thing for the country in my opinion. There are archaic rules and maybe at some point, we're going to have to take those rules on because for the good of the nation things are going to have to be different. - Donald J. Trump


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Male 3,680
megrendel "He does not get a free pass just because it's a sad story." jimmy kimmel did not ask for a free pass. he knew what he was doing, he knew what he was saying, and he knew there would be people who reacted like this. "If you don't want your personal life politicized, don't politicize it." jimmy kimmel may have spoken about politics publicly, but since politics affects pretty much everyones personal life, isnt everyones personal life politicized in one way or another? i know mine is.
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Male 8,544
robthelurker kimmel did not ask for a free pass.

True, and if I gave the impression I was stating such I apologize.  It's more that people on his side are pulling the 'how dare you criticize a sick child' card when others are criticizing Kimmel's position.

Hopefully the child will be okay, and I hope that for Kimmel's sake, too. 
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