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Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) Calls Obama a “Tyrant” for Granting Relief to DREAM Act Eligible Youth

by Mahwish Khan on 06/21/2012 at 3:41pm

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) is the latest in a long-line of conservatives who are spewing some anti-immigrant hate directed at the President’s latest move to protect DREAMers from deportation. However, like most people who don’t know what they’re talking about, Rep. Joe Walsh is belligerent thinking that he knows exactly what he’s talking about.

At a town hall meeting in Elmhurst, Illinois, Joe Walsh ranted, somewhat nonsensically, via Chicagoist:

“…I was on one radio station and I said ‘My god, he’s a tyrant.’ I don’t know what else you call him. I don’t want to give him that credit because I don’t think he’s smart enough. I think he’s only doing this because he’s campaigning, that’s all the guy knows. So I don’t want to call him a tyrant, because he really isn’t smart enough to know what that means. But in one fell swoop he just made 800,000 illegal immigrants, let’s call it legal, and gave them the ability to work here legally.”

Watch:

From the video, it’s apparent that Rep. Joe Walsh is the one who is not smart enough to know what “tyrant” means.

It’s too much to ask that Walsh and his colleagues take into consideration that earlier this month, nearly one hundred law professors signed on to a memo to the White House that outlined the legal mechanisms by which the President has the power to grant relief to undocumented immigrant youth. And last year, twenty-two US Senators urged the President to grant deferred action to DREAMers.

Not to mention, Walsh is out of touch with the majority of  Americans who favor Obama’s move:

So there you have it. Joe Walsh’s screams of Obama’s “tyranny” have left us lamenting at his stupidity.

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