That was Wauconda, Illinois, Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL).


  1. #1 Mankel
    August 7, 2011

    “Tax the rich”? Sir, you are a complete joker.–Said Mr. Walsh

  2. #2 Shawn Smith
    August 7, 2011

    So, does “Rep.” mean Representative, or Republican, or some amalgamation of the two, or something else entirely?

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    August 7, 2011

    The “Rep” means “Representative” as in House Of, and the R over on the right next to his state is Republican.

    As opposed to, say, Minnesota, Progressive Sen. Al Frankin (D-MN) for example.