At a town hall event hosted by Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) on Saturday, a constituent claimed President Barack Obama secretly believed in socialism, communism and Nazism.
Walsh, a tea party favorite, told his constituents in Streamwood that “nobody is a bad person in this debate.” But he railed against Democrats for refusing to state their true beliefs, which consisted of letting “the government take care of all of us.”
“Obama wants everybody on government run health care,” he said. “That is a legitimate opinion, I wish he were honest and he would tell us that.”
“Let them go to Europe,” a constituent at the town hall replied. “We are the only country on this planet that is still semi-free — until the 1900s.”
“We’re losing it,” Walsh interrupted.
“I know we are, that is the problem,” she continued. “But we fought for this, we need to keep our freedom and we aren’t because of the seditious behavior of people who lie about who they are and get into all of our public offices, and then we can’t get them out in time before they do the damage and we have been sleeping for one hundred years. It is sedition. I mean, they did it underground. If they are honest brokers and they believe in what they’re saying and where they want this country to go — like Obama — then you’re right he should have said it before he was elected, and said I’m a socialist, I believe in socialism, in communism, Nazism, whatever, and say this is where I want to lead the country — not do it underhandedly.”
Walsh said regardless of political labels the country had a good idea of the President’s political objectives.
“However you want to label or define it, don’t you think after three and a half years as a country now we have a really good idea where this President wants to go?” he said.
(The woman’s comments start at the 9:43 mark.)
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