Friday, November 4, 2011

Supposed Family Oriented Hate Group Gives 100% Rating To Rep That Refuses To Pay Child Support

The South Dakota War College recently made a big deal over the Family Research Council's (FRC) 0% rating given to South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson. So with that in mind I figured I would add some perspective and show what exactly someone must do to gain the approval of the group which made the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups.

Illinois freshman House Republican Joe Walsh was recently awarded a 100% rating from the FRC for what they called his "unwavering support of the family" and Walsh was more than happy to accept.
“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.”
So what exactly are some of Walsh's family value highlights? How about allegedly being over $100,000 behind on his child support payments.
The freshman congressman's ex-wife, Laura Walsh, filed the claim against him in December as part of their divorce case, saying he owed $117,437 to her and their three children, the Chicago Sun-Times reported in a story published Wednesday. She contends that Walsh loaned his own campaign $35,000 and took international vacations but said he couldn't afford child support payments because he was between jobs or out of work.
Sounds pretty pro family to me, too bad Senator Johnson can't live up to these standards...

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