In a spectacle that reveals the rank hypocrisy at the heart of the “family values” crowd, the Family Research Council just gave an award for supporting those values to a legislator who also owes $100,000 in back child support. This sentence will kill any irony meter ever made:
Republican Rep. Joe Walsh was the only Illinois congressman to be named a “True Blue” member of Congress for “unwavering support of the family” by the Family Research Council Action committee Thursday.
Except his own family, of course. He can screw over his own family and still have “family values” because, of course, that phrase means nothing more than “we hate gays.”
“We thank Cong. Walsh who has voted consistently to defend faith, family and freedom,” said FRCA President Tony Perkins. “Cong. Walsh and other ‘True Blue Members’ have voted to repeal Obamacare, de-fund Planned Parenthood, end government funding for abortion within the health care law, uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, and continue support for school choice. I applaud their commitment to uphold the institutions of marriage and family.”
“I am proud and honored to be recognized by the Family Research Council as the only member from Illinois with a 100 percent pro-family voting record,” Walsh said in a news release. “Defending American values have always been one of my top priorities, and this reward reaffirms my dedication to that fight.”
And by “American values” he doesn’t mean liberty, equality and justice; he means making gay people and women suffer as much as possible. And being a deadbeat dad.