Add “son” to the list of racial epithets


Toilet Paper Memes:

Joe Walsh Accused Of Racial Insensitivity For Referring To Obama As ‘Son’

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), who recently made news for criticizing his opponent’s willingness to talk about her military service, has a new target: President Obama. A Democratic tracker caught Walsh calling the president “son,” and saying he wanted to “pat him on the head.”

At a campaign barbecue in his district Sunday, Walsh was explaining what he hopes will be the tea party’s role in the election:

“There’s something different on the ground, and I think it’s going to overtake us all again, think it’s going to overtake the political class. I think it’s going to respectfully pick this president up and pat him on the head and say, son, son, son, Mr. President, you were never ready to be president, now go home and work for somebody and find out how the real world works.”


Color of Change, a progressive advocacy group said the Walsh line was “racially inflammatory.”

“Once again, Rep. Joe Walsh has decided to stoke racial fears about President Barack Obama in order to leverage support for his own campaign,” Color Of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson said in a statement. “His comments not only demonstrate the lack of respect for President Obama’s position, but also for the millions of American voters who elected him into office in 2008.”

Personally, I think Joe Walsh should have stuck to making music. He was pretty good with the Eagles and the James Gang.

He doesn’t impress me as a politician.


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32 Responses to Add “son” to the list of racial epithets

  1. Oswald says:


  2. myiq2xu says:

    I have to take off for a while. Y’all behave until I get back.

  3. tommy says:

    Wise man to Obama : Son, with great power comes great responsibility. Obama : You racist you, calling me son and implying that I can’t be responsible with great power is because I’m black, you hater. Wise man : Son, you complained bout GWBs waterboarding. But with your indiscriminate drone attacks, you’re making him look like a boy scout. You are abusing your power, son. Obama : You homophobe you. We all know that boy scouts are homophobic. I never wanna be like the boy scouts. Wiseman : Listen you dimwit, all you got is epithets. And contrary to your fantasies, you’ll never be a Bill Clinton. Advising you is a waste of time. Adios.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    I thought Son was what older men called younger men. Maybe it’s a regional thing? Had Walsh said Boy, that might have been icky. I’m still not over Politico’s Ryan’s not qualified for VP smear because he had only entry level jobs in high school. 😉

  5. myiq2xu says:

    Guess who said it:

    “That one knucklehead nephew, slap him in the back of the head!” she said.

  6. OMG, comments are PRICELESS! If we were to use the George Zimmerman case as a measure of the dive in ethnic sympathy ahead the election, Obama is going to lose in a landslide. Guilt and browbeating clearly ain’t working anymore.

  7. DM says:

    Gallup tracking poll shows the Obama disapproval rate at 51%, a big jump.
    I think it’s all the negative ads.

    • angienc says:

      Typical Obamacon answer: Deflect, project & blame someone else. Lather, rinse, repeat.

      As a personal aside, WTF is their definition of “irony” because I haven’t seen one Obamacon use that word properly yet.

      • myiq2xu says:

        Isn’t that ironic?

        • angienc says:

          Gah! I hate that song because there isn’t one example in there that is *actually* ironic, except for the guy that’s afraid to fly. The rest are all just examples of “bad luck” or “that sucks,” not irony.
          But you’re on to something — this must be where the Obamacons get their definitions: pop songs.

        • myiq2xu says:

          That’s hipster irony.

    • DM says:

      Maybe Obama should stop working on creating jobs because it isn’t helping. All his great ideas, like his pork laden 2008 stimulus and giving half a billion dollar to Solyndra only made the tax payers poorer.

  8. Walsh is an idiot, no matter how you slice it. He was also making nasty comments about Tammy Duckworth talking too much about her military service despite the fact that she is an amputee. He is not a good example for either party. And ‘son’ is condescending under the circumstances, no matter how unready the Prez was to assume this job. Just imagine if Bush was president (no matter how poorly we may have regarded him), and this Congressman called him son — that would be condescending, also.

  9. cj says:

    David Burge‏@iowahawkblog

    Romney helped a couple buy house? Big deal, so did Tony Rezko

    I’m laughing, but it’s such a cool story.

    “The housing market soon collapsed, and he was stuck renting out the houses for years before unloading them, mostly at a loss, in the late 1990s, according to property records. The renters were offered the first chance to buy, but the Stampses could not qualify for a mortgage, recalled Mr. Stamps, who at the time had recently lost his job at an oil company.

    “Then I got this phone call, personally, from Mr. Romney, asking if we really wanted to buy the house,” Mr. Stamps, 63, said in an interview the other day at the barbershop he now runs. “I said, yes we did. And he said he would loan us the money. He really helped us when we needed it.”

    Lovely story, I’m surprised the NYT ran it.

    • We discussed this on RD today. It’s an important story for this reason:

      When he [Romney] introduces himself at the convention and these details become fodder for the chattering classes, millions of Americans will start to google him to find evidence that backs up his story. That’s why stories like this are so important. They become the bread trail that tomorrow’s voters will follow to the truth.

      • cj says:

        Some of these stories are so heart warming, it’s impossible not to respond…well, unless you’re a BOT.

        • cj says:

          Didn’t finish the thought, but I agree with you on convention & the google search. Unlike Barack, the more voters get to know him, the more they’ll like him.

    • Erica says:

      I’m surprised they ran it, too. And the only way in the world I could imagine B0 doing anything like this is if he reads this story and feels compelled to do a copycat. Another “look, I have a POW bracelet, too” moment.

      • I’m so glad you brought up the I have a bracelet too, moment. It was so contrived on Obama’s behalf, I can’t believe people didn’t see through it. Then it came out that the family of the soldier specifically asked Obama not to wear it or use it in his campaign. And Obama bascially told them to f*** off he’d do whatever he’d like.

        • cj says:

          That’s what’s so odd about him. A normal person would be too ashamed to pull a stunt like that. It must be the narcissism.

  10. foxyladi14 says:

    Whats not to like? 🙂

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