Former Tea Party congressman and conservative radio host Joe Walsh (R-IL) recently took to Twitter to announce his plans for armed insurrection against the government when Republican nominee Donald Trump loses the election in a few weeks.
On November 8th, I’m voting for Trump.
On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) October 26, 2016
This is not the first time the outspoken radical has made controversial remarks. He responded to the tragic shootings of police officers in Dallas by a lone wolf sniper by openly calling for a race war. Before that, Walsh called for the journalists at MSNBC and CNN to be beheaded for refusing to show the Charlie Hebdo cartoons that provided the justification for the terrorist attacks committed by a cell claiming allegiance to al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) against the publication’s offices in January 2015.
The denizens of Twitter quickly responded with vicious mockery of the outrageous Tea Party demagogue:
Joe Walsh, charging the Capitol steps
flintlock musket in hand
barks his shin real bad
thus the revolution died
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) October 26, 2016
@WalshFreedom shouldn’t that musket be auctioned off to pay the child support you owe?
— jacqui rodham (@heyjdey) October 26, 2016
.@WalshFreedom I would highly encourage you to take your musket and point it at the nearest armed police officer
— evil roy slade (spoo (@EvilRoySladeDS) October 26, 2016
.@WalshFreedom Do you often invite people to joint musket-grabbing sessions?
— (((Popehat))) (@Popehat) October 26, 2016
@WalshFreedom You shouldn’t joke about suicide.
— Nasty Woman Matt (@MattAsherS) October 26, 2016
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) October 26, 2016
@WalshFreedom On October 27th I will have a nice conversation with the Secret Service. Also on October 27th, I will delete this tweet.
— wesinjapan (@wesinjapan) October 26, 2016
— Jenna Mullins (@JBomb11) October 26, 2016
— #JeSuisKenBone (@danverg_) October 26, 2016
@WalshFreedom You’re adorable. Wear a jacket. November gets cold.
— Dracula France (@danforthfrance) October 26, 2016
Joe Walsh joins ISIS https://t.co/1naNjUlBxk
— the good ghoul (@mirahwood) October 26, 2016
What do you think?
Colin Taylor is the managing editor of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.