Walsh and his political future

| August 6, 2014

John Walsh

The other day, Hondo posted some links to news sources in Montana in regards to John Welsh, the Senate appointee seeking to be elected to that office in November. TSO sends us a link from Politico which reports that Welsh is contemplating stepping away from the ballot.

Fueling speculation that he might quit the race, Walsh’s campaign canceled several events slated for this week, including a Tuesday evening fundraiser in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. But based on interviews earlier Tuesday with a number of Montana Democrats, most of whom spoke anonymously to discuss the situation candidly, it was far from clear what Walsh was going to do.

Of course, everyone is focusing on the charge that he plagiarized his thesis at the Army War College – I could give two shits about that. Yeah, he’s a liar and a cheater, but that’s not new among Senators – look at the Majority leader of the Senate. Walsh is a Democrat and he fits right in with the Elizabeth Warrens, the Richard Blumenthals, the Barrack Obamas.

I want him out of the race because he blamed his lying and cheating on PTS. While it would be nice to have a veteran in the Senate, we don’t need one who is going to blame every lie on some condition that he made up. He even lied that he had been in “hundreds” of IED attacks, when he meant to say that he had been in one, but that he knew people who had been in others. In other words, he stole the valor of his own troops to make excuses for his own bad behavior. He needs to go down the road for that alone.

But like Harkin, Warren and Blumenthal, Walsh probably won’t drop out of the race and the idiot voters will elect him. And then we’ll spend another few years reading in the Washington Post and Politico how there’s a growing divide between America and it’s warriors and the pointy-headed class will scratch their scraggly, pony-tailed noggins wondering “why”.

Category: Shitbags, Veterans in politics

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  1. Brent Glines says:

    I think it’s a package deal. Not just the plagiarism, but also the PTS bullshit. It’s a cumulative effect.

  2. Pinto Nag says:

    Walsh needs to go, for the reasons you stated above. This state actually produces some pretty good politicians, who do care about their state and who do a pretty good job, and we just don’t need someone who makes excuses for his behavior, refuses to take responsibility for his actions, and steals valor. We can do better than this, and we NEED to do better than this.

  3. Dan says:

    I wouldn’t accept this type of behaviour or excuse from my Marines, so I shouldn’t accept it from a Senator. The graceful thing for him to do is step down and give the Democratic party a chance to vet and get another candidate in the running.

    • USMCE8Ret says:

      “I wouldn’t accept this type of behaviour or excuse from my Marines, so I shouldn’t accept it from a Senator.”

      Spot on, brother.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        I’m a Soldier and an NCO, and I say DITTO!! To me, being an Officer or an NCO means that you hold yourself to a high standard, something Walsh has FAILED TO DO.

  4. YankeeJim says:

    Yea he’s scum…but kinda off topic, why is this Montana candidate doing a fundraiser in Wyoming?

  5. wilber says:

    because the Secretary of the Interior and some other bigwigs are supposed to be out there

  6. SFC D says:

    He’s in Jackson because that’s where the money is. Hollywood liberal types have invaded and taken over Teton County. I used to call it home. Don’t even visit anymore.

  7. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    What is there to contemplate? You lied, you played the weasel, you cheated–and you are now CONTEMPLATING dropping out of a US Senate race? That’s bullshit in itself. A man of good character would have owned up to his cheating on pulled out on day #1. My guess is that as soon as the golden parachute details are worked out with the backroom boys and girls, he’s gone.

  8. Farflung Wanderer says:

    For a second, I thought we were talking about Joe Walsh. Then I looked at the picture, and thought “that can’t be right”.


    This guy seems real “scum of the Earth” type to use PTS as an easy way out. I doubt he even actually has it.

    • Hack Stone says:

      Life has not been good to him…this week. There is always All Points Logistics if the Senator thing doesn’t work out.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out he’s already been knocking on their door!

  9. nbcguy54 says:

    CBS reports that Walsh has dropped out of the Senate campaign.