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.
~ Representative Joe Walsh, R-Illinois
Rep. Walsh (R-IL) deploys paternalistic racism in referring to patting Obama on the head, calling him "son, son, son". 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/joe-wa…
— Brian Stuart (@red3blog) August 9, 2012
Joe Walsh is not only a good example of a deadbeat dad...he's also a really fine example of an ignorant, racist peckerwood.
— GStuedler (@GStuedler) August 9, 2012
Nope, Joe Walsh, calling Obama "son" and wanting to "pat him on the head" isn't racist. You're living in Mississippi in the 50s, right?
— Melani Robinson (@Melani_Robinson) August 9, 2012
Things never said about a white president: Rep. Walsh on Obama: "U want to...pat him on the head & say 'son, son, son" 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/joe-wa…
— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) August 9, 2012