[VIDEO] Congressman Joe Walsh was interviewed tonight on The O'Reilly Factor. He had to explain his remarks to constituents in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg. Walsh didn't back down one bit from his remarks. Struck the right notes of black-on-black violence and school vouchers. In fact noting the violence of Memorial Day weekend Chicago, he even asked where Rev. Jesse Jackson was.
And on that tact, Ed McClelland at Ward Room - a political blog from our local NBC affiliate - had more to say on this subject in an article entitled "Opinion: Walsh Defends Race Remarks"
Maybe Rep. Joe Walsh, Tea Party-Ill., chose the wrong Congressional district to run in. Walsh is running in the 8th District, which encompasses Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. But after listening to his comments on this morning’s “Big John & Amy Show,” Walsh might be more qualified to run in the 2nd, the South Side district represented by Jesse Jackson Jr.And on that point this is something that should be interesting. I don't necessarily disagree with his comments and he may find many blacks who have little issue with some of his statements. We can hear this on the airwaves but at some point he may well need to come to the "hood" to espouse his ideas or at least help those candidates who believes in some of the same policies he's talking about now.
BTW, this was in reference to a radio interview he also gave to explain his remarks that's posted here as well. Five minutes on the aforementioned radio program in the quote. [VIDEO]