Joe Walsh (R-IL), a Tea Party-backed congressman from Illinois, will be playing hooky from President Obama’s big jobs speech before a joint session of congress on September 8th.
Walsh, who famously said that Obama “pushed that magical button: a black man who was articulate, liberal, the whole white guilt, all of that,” will not be privy to said articulateness, as he will be in Illinois on the night of the speech to host a small-business forum.
“I don’t see the point of being a prop for another of the president’s speeches asking for more failed stimulus spending and more subsidies for his pet projects,” said Walsh of his decision.
By “pet projects,” Walsh was most likely not referring to his former employer, Jobs For Youth, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that helps young men and women from low-income homes prepare for, find, and keep jobs.
And by “subsidies,” Walsh was clearly not referring the $1,554,264 in federal aid government grants and contracts that Jobs For Youth received in 2010...