Republican deadbeat dad Joe Walsh thinks MLK would go on Fox News to say ‘all lives matter’
Joe Walsh speaks to CNN (screen grab)

A former Tea Party lawmaker turned conservative radio host celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by tweeting statements suggesting the slain civil rights leader would agree with his political views.


Joe Walsh, a former one-term Illinois congressman and current WIND-AM broadcaster, argued Monday morning that King would oppose the Black Lives Matter movement, based on a partial quote of one line of his most famous speech.

Walsh, who was defeated by Tammy Duckworth in 2012 after a single two-year term, apparently noticed that his tweets attracted strong criticism.

The conservative broadcaster, whose wife accused him of failure to pay more than $117,000 in child support, then argued that racism was basically over.

Not surprisingly, Walsh doesn't seem to know very much about King -- who also said during his famous "I have a dream speech" that "we can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality."

He also urged his followers to resist temporary satisfaction with civil rights gains, because there were always new battles to be fought: "Let us realize that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."