Perhaps the most odious man in Congress is Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, who is back in the news because he referred to the president as son. "Son" and "boy" were terms used by white southerners to demean and infantilize black men, and the use of such epithets to refer to Barack Obama has been in play for years. Walsh is trying to blow the dogwhistle, but it's sounding more like a goddamn foghorn.
Oddly enough, the use of the word "son" by Walsh calls to mind the fact that Joe Walsh is a deadbeat dad. Funny, President Obama is a devoted family man who is taking good care of his two lovely daughters. Who's the real man, and who's the infantile boy here?
Walsh is a chrome-plated toolburger, besides being a deadbeat dad, he's denigrated the sacrifices made my his opponent, wounded Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth. He's so toxic, the SuperPAC ad for his district doesn't even mention him by name. It's time to put the race-baiting deadbeat on the unemployment line- don't worry about his wife and kids, because they don't get dime one from the creep even when he's working.