Binders of shut up and have a baby.

Definition of hypocrite.Meet Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, who just can’t figure out why we’re even having the discussion about abortions that could save the mother’s life.

In a recent debate with challenger Tammy Duckworth (D), Walsh said he was against abortion “without exception,” including rape, incest and in cases in which the life or health of the mother was in jeopardy. Wow, that’s pretty extreme. Maybe he just misspoke? Reporters asked Walsh after the debate whether he was really meaning to say that it was never medically necessary to conduct an abortion to save the life of a mother. Walsh responded, “Absolutely.”

“With modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance … There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing.”

The things that happen when our representatives try to play scientist.  Perhaps they could, I don’t know, ask the scientists and doctors what they think.

Of course, Walsh’s concern only extends to fetuses, and only to other people’s fetuses.  If it’s an actual human and it’s actual his, then it’s a whole different story.

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.

mmmMMMmmm…family values.

Take away the people who vote based on who they think loves Jesus the most, regardless of how ridiculous or inhuman those candidates behave, and we’d be done with candidates like Walsh.  This is why the religion discussion needs to keep happening.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Baal

    I don’t understand how the (R) can get behind this man. I wouldn’t want him at my house or as a boss (let alone an employee). His other claim to fame is to suggest that Duckworth is ‘not a true hero’ because she keeps showing off…mostly by showing up in a wheel chair. She lost her legs in Iraq when her chopper was shot down by a SAM.

    • Rory

      Yeah, those stupid injured veterans!

      What a reprehensible person. I see things like this and I wonder how any decent person could align him or herself with the Republican party.

  • http://reasonableconversation.wordpress.com Kaoru Negisa

    In all fairness, Walsh did end up paying his child support after national media attention pointed out that he was a scumbag. If only we had media to point out every deadbeat dad and publicly shame them into taking care of their kids.

    • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

      The Party of Personal Responsibility*!

      *Personal responsibility only applicable if the national media is watching.


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