Former Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh Tweets Threat Against President Obama: Real America Is Coming After You

CNN reports:

Former Rep. Joe Walsh is under fire after deleting a tweet saying “This is now war” against President Barack Obama and Black Lives Matter protesters following the killing of Dallas police officers.

“3 Dallas Cops killed, 7 wounded. This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you,” tweeted Walsh, a former tea party congressman from Illinois and now a conservative talk radio host.

New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg spotted the deletion early Friday morning and urged people to retweet it.

“Joe Walsh decided to delete this tweet. So let’s all retweet it,” Rosenberg tweeted. By 8 a.m. ET Friday morning, it had been retweeted more than 20,000 times.


  • Michael Smith

    Real Secret Service is coming for you.

    • TuuxKabin

      I hope so, and I hope it gets coverage.

      • Todd20036

        And I hope the agents who take him in are black.
        Poetic justice.

        • Librarykid

          or who take him down. This is a job for waste management.

    • I fervently pray that is so. What a no account lowdown punk.

      • Lucille Sorrentino

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      • HadenoughBS

        And a total POS Rethuglican.

        • prixator

          By now, isn’t the “POS” redundant?

          • HadenoughBS

            Damn, good catch there, prixator.

          • prixator

            Among my group of friends and acquaintances, mentioning that someone from the U.S. is Republican is not a compliment.

            There may be some actually good, compassionate, caring and competent Republicans somewhere, but they are now vastly outnumbered by the greedy POS’s.

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    • Blake Jordan

      I know a lot of people sent his tweet to the FBI and Secret Service official accounts, so they must be aware of it.

      • MichaelJ

        Does the FBI and Secret Service take these threats seriously? Do those seeking to incite violence against the President or black people or anyone else who challenges their sense of what the “real” America and real Americans are ever suffer any negative consequences from FBI involvement?

    • charemor

      And the FBI.

  • Sk3ptic

    Fucker. People like WALSH have made it OK to be racist in post-Obama America.

    • I don’t think so. They just made it vogue while he is in office. Once they are no longer delusionally ‘in the minority’ because the president is white again, they’ll be running back to their parlors and rightwing radios again.

      • Sk3ptic

        Don’t count on it.

      • lymis

        Nope, because if the new president is a right-wing asshole, they’ll continue to feel emboldened to be openly racist (because the racist side won), and if the new president is a liberal and/or Democrat, even if she’s white, they’ll just consider her a race traitor, especially since she’ll include a diverse group of people in leadership positions.

      • bambinoitaliano

        They will go back to controlling vagina when Hillary becomes president. And their wheels of insecurity goes round and round…

    • skyweaver

      Totally agree.

  • bkmn

    Typical pro-lifer.

  • crewman

    When I said real America was coming for Obama, you didn’t let me finish. They’re coming for Obama to tickle him and give him cute little puppies.

    • JW Swift

      Imma let you finish, but…

  • SoCalVet

    “Real America” got JFK. Dallas didn’t protect him. The Dallas Morning News enraged the public against him. We don’t take this threat lightly.

    • Sk3ptic

      That may be true, but let’s remember that Dallas today is not Dallas of the 1960’s.

      • JW Swift

        Times may change but attitudes within police departments tend to stay well behind the times, unfortunately.

  • Real america came for your job, bitch. With any luck and a budget minded congress seated in January, they will come for your post congressional benefits!

    • Chucktech

      Wow, you are quite the optimist.

      • There is a polarization happening that might shift congress back to blue. There are a lot of progressives running and many of the blue dogs from 8 years ago are now gone.

  • Blake Jordan

    He also worked in an attack on LGBTs, which I have no idea how we are involved with what went down in Dallas…

    • Gustav2

      All Democrats, those damn Democrats, are not Real Americans!

  • Gustav2
  • Skokieguy [Larry]


    Why wasn’t it ‘war on’ with those that demonize the LGBT community when we were slaughtered by someone radicalized by religious extremist hate?

    Where was your outrage and call for reasonable gun reform when little children (you know like your dead son) were murdered in Sandy Hook?

    So your response to deplorable violence is a call for violence? Fuck you.

    • Todd20036

      Whoops. Got my “Joes” mixed up. Thought you were dissing JMG.
      THen I looked again and realized this tea bagger’s first name is Joe

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Gosh no, but edited, of course Joe Walsh. No dissing for Mr. Jervis.

        • David Walker

          This is why teabaggers don’t bother to fact check. Takes too much time. Accuracy counts only in matters of body counts, and even then not so much.

    • Dramphooey

      LGBT aren’t considered Real America which is funny because a lot of us are white, which is what I believe Walsh considers Real America.

  • RobynWatts

    Funny……the “Real Internet” never forgets what you really said, either!

  • tcinsf

    Remarkable how many failed, pathetic excuses for men and women find a place in right wing rant radio.

    • Librarykid

      Same reason rats live in sewers–hospitable environment

  • Michael Rush

    Former Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh publishes his Christmas wish list .

    • Romero

      The secret service needs to put him away or put him out. He’s a thug and a traitor and deserves all the negativity that is to come his way after pulling this shit.

  • MB
  • Lakeview Bob

    This is the same fucker who was voted out of office in Illinois because he owed over $117,000 in back child support payments. This man is fucked up.

    • sherman

      Defeated by a Democrat. Republicons were fine with him running for another term in Congress.

    • zhera

      Ah, a ‘family’ man. Gotta love those!

  • Stev84

    Poor cops can defend themselves. They have enough guns and toys

  • StraightGrandmother

    I just saw a good tweet,
    Tweet 1- “Where is Martin Luther King when we need him.”
    Reply Tweet- “Shot dead by racists. Any other questions?”

    • Sam_Handwich



    Real men aren’t deadbeat dads.

    • Silver Badger

      A thousand thumbs up!!!!!

  • John Calendo

    But, of course…

  • Dot Beech

    Thinking back on Walsh’s enormous problems with unpaid child support, I find it sad that the man ever reproduced. Sad and… distasteful. His genes should have stopped right there with him.

    But it seems there was once a woman who really did let him go there and do that.

  • JT

    He should be fired immediately from his talk show.

    • Chucktech

      Just when his ratings tick up??

      • JT

        Especially then.

    • Bj Lincoln

      He should be but he will probably get a raise or bonus instead.

  • John30013
    • Excellent. Thank you,

    • What words did the POTUS say that got anyone killed?

      • Acronym Jim

        Apparently, “we grieve for families of those who died.”

      • Lumpy Gaga


      • zhera

        Something about guns being bad, I presume.

        • pch1013

          No, it was something about how cops shouldn’t just go around killing people unless they have a very good reason to.

          That, apparently, constitutes “anti-cop hatred.”

      • Smithbc

        It wasn’t so much what he said, but that he looked like he wanted violence. There’s just something about him that makes him look more like one of “them” and less like one of “us”… Just can’t imagine what that might be…

    • MarkOH

      Thank you. Time to call these ignorant fools out for what they say.

    • zhera

      Apparently, Joe Walsh thinks that words are more lethal than guns.
      Now, I’m aware of the power of words and language, but I think he’s underplaying the power of bullets just an itty-bitty little.

      • David Walker

        I’m sure his talk radio stint will win the ratings’ battle today. And why not? People need to have their whiteness reinforced. Plus, he’ll contend that he didn’t actually shoot anyone. The thing is, the “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me” is pretty much a crock o’ shit. “The pen is mightier than the sword” is far more accurate. Words count. A comparison might be that his words are the gun trigger that fires the bullets. Words count.

  • Marti386

    “I wasn’t calling for violence, against Obama or anyone. Obama’s words & BLM’s deeds have gotten cops killed”

    Actually, it was repeated incidents of cops shooting people of color without provocation (and the fact these cops continue to get off Scot-free) that’s getting the cops killed, Joe. But don’t let facts get in your way.

  • bambinoitaliano

    What will really get him is to sic IRS upon him. It will be worst than any agencies Obama can lay upon him.

  • Sam_Handwich

    another talk radio crackpot weighs in…

    • johncAtl

      What??? He didn’t call it a false flag?

      • Sam_Handwich

        #LizardPeople #NWO #Hilluminati #HAARP

    • Kruhn

      Oh him! The nuttier than a fruitcake one had spoken?

    • tcinsf

      What I said earlier about failures finding a home in rant radio applies equally to him.

  • John Calendo
  • sherman

    Don’t give him all the extremist credit. Fox Propaganda has been lying about Black Lives Matter for months. The top right wing website had this headline last night:

  • tcinsf
    There is only one Joe Walsh. This other guy is an imposter with no right to the name.
    Gods, did I just date myself, posting this song?

    • djcoastermark

      Not at all, Life’s Been Good. That is the only Joe Walsh.

    • Silver Badger

      Damn brain eating aliens!

    • Rolf

      Ah, the days of a full head of hair, a waistline under 30 inches and never needing to wear a condom. They really were the good old days.

      • tcinsf

        It does seem that life was simpler and a hell of lot more fun

    • sherman

      I just checked to see if he was still alive or what (never been a follower of his). In 9 days he will be performing 11 miles from me! I’ll bet he is annoyed at having a sick fuck with the same name.

      • tcinsf

        He recently narrated a series on the Channel Islands, probably was one shown out here.

      • tcinsf

        I’ve seen him a number of times … with and without the Eagles. One of my favorites was in Detroit, mid-eighties, at one of the festivals on the riverfront. He was drunk as fuck and could barely stand. Then they handed him a guitar and blew every door off every house 1/2 way to Toronto.

    • JCF

      I date myself nightly (Hey, it’s better than saying I would date my daughter!)

  • Blackfork

    This asshole is a COWARD. He knew what he had said in that tweet and that’s why he removed it. What a little bitch.

  • Todd

    Thanks Obama !!

    • Rex

      How DARE you be black while President.

      • Silver Badger

        And being one of the best presidents in living memory. The NERVE of that man.

  • bambinoitaliano

    The racism is so overt in the US that an average white American can utter threat against black folks that include the nation’s president, one of the most powerful person on earth.

  • hdtex

    One of the proudest votes I ever cast was to ensure this piece of shit was a one-termer.

    • Silver Badger

      What office did Joe Walsh run for?

      • Sam_Handwich

        he was a one term US Rep!

        • sherman

          And let me point out again, the Republicons were letting him run for another term. It took a Democrat to get him out of Congress, and off of leadership positions of 2 committees.

        • Silver Badger

          Thank you.

          • Sam_Handwich

            this clip of a ‘town hall’ meeting went viral when he was running for re-election


          • Octavio

            Yes. I want more Dodd Frank.

          • Lumpy Gaga


          • Todd20036

            What was the subject of this rant?

          • Gigi

            Seems like a nice, stand-up guy.

          • zhera

            Oh, he soooo wanted to punch that woman.

          • Clive Johnson

            What does it say about American society that such riffraff can get elected?

          • charemor

            And that is one of his better moments.

        • charemor

          And he got his ass kicked by Tammy Duckworth who is now running for senator against another piece of dog excretment, Mark Kirk.

      • Kruhn

        Reelection for Congress-critter.

  • Duane Dimitrov

    Interesting how the right wing always claims the police as their own?

    Right? Walsh is defending the police here like they are “his,” or at least “part of the tribe.”

    It’s really interesting psychologically.

    As in “it’s really interesting to dissect the dangerous psychology of today’s conservatives.”

    They literally claim the state–the US government–as theirs. It’s theirs, Blacks, and LGBTs, and women, and Latinos all just enjoy their status here in America because conservatives deign to allow it. But since the state is theirs–they own it–that could be rescinded at any time, for any reason or no reason whatsoever.

    Oh, and of course the fact that these uppity minorities, and women, and other assorted trash voted in Obama…omg! Don’t even get started there! How did they allow that! No wonder they’re livid!

    What a dangerous movement conservatism is.

    • boatboy_srq

      Considering how many Cop-On-That-Person events we’ve seen in the last few years, it appears to be at least somewhat reciprocated.

  • Kruhn

    Change “real” for “white” and you’ll get his true feelings on the issue.

    BTW, don’t these people read their Tweets before firing them away? Guess that’s asking too much.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Ah, yes, Sarah Palin’s Real America®. Everybody knows what that means, Joe Walsh.

  • Octavio

    Wy isn’t this guy in jail?

    • Gigi

      Because America.

  • Blake Mason

    I wish Native Americans would descend on his ass.

  • HZ81

    I hope real American Secret Service agents are on this scumbag’s ass this morning.


    If this is war then you should take out the arms suppliers, the NRA and the GOP.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    He has something in common with Charles Manson. Both hope there is a race war they can come out on top fought by their followers, not them. they are both just as hateful and crazy.

  • “Time for us to defend our cops… while conveniently ignoring the African Americans getting executed without due process.”

    I’m sure that’s how Joe meant to finish that tweet. Darn that 140 character limit!

  • 18 US Code 2384: “If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.”

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      At the very least, take his guns, as he is clearly a threat.

    • MBear

      The prison industry could rake in billions if ‘those people’ were jailed instead of those (often people of colour) who perpetrate victimless crimes like pot possession.

  • Who is this motherfucker?

    The last thing we need is escalation.

  • John

    Just another right-wing coward. Doesn’t even have the courage to stand by his own hatred.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      And that don’t leave him much to work with.

  • Gigi

    This wasn’t BLM activists shooting at the police. From what I’ve been reading the shooter who died said he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers. To people like Joe Walsh an incident like this is “proof” that all black people are coming for us. Just like all Muslims are radical fundamentalist Jihadists.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    He is hoping Trump chooses him as VP.

    • canoebum

      Secretary of HHS.

  • CCleverly

    Joe Walsh should be locked up.

  • Itsatarp

    “Time for us to defend our cops.”
    My taxes pay for their guns, their bulletproof vests, their tactical gear and their training. My taxes also indirectly pay for the lawyers who will defend a cop when he kills an unarmed man. My taxes directly pay the DAs who refuse to indict or do not vigorously prosecute said killer cops and the judges who, on the rare occasion one is found guilty, hands down a short stint in county.
    How much more defending do these guys need?

    • Clive Johnson

      Not much, I would say.

    • EdA

      You left out, “and frequently pay the salary of an officer is on administrative leave, which means that s/he is not even allowed to show up for desk work”

  • Clive Johnson

    Joe Walsh: “Real America is coming after you.”

    Translation: “White America is coming after you.”

    Edited translation: “Dumb as hell, racist, right-wing white Americans have always been angry at you for their little incoherent reasons. Your mere existence scares us because you’re not ‘one of us’.”

  • Ninja0980

    But remember folks, only Obama has been stirring up hate the past eight years.

  • Gene Perry

    Scary to think that this guy was once actually a Congressman!

  • Acronym Jim

    In the mean time, the guitarist, Joe Walsh is saying “fuck not again. I wish this asshole would change his name.

    • canoebum

      And the Bureau of Land Management is saying “we’ve got enough trouble with the Bundy types and the Sagebrush Revolution. This only adds to the confusion”.

  • bob

    I’m sure those statements will help, you jackass !

  • Mike Thakar


  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    What exactly is “real america”?
    Any input?

    • Reasonoverhate

      Straight white christians, naturally…..

      • boatboy_srq

        Straight white ammosexual patriotic Job-Creating FundiEvangeliest Xtians, to be more precise.

  • I.Smith

    The only Real American he cares about is Hulk Hogan ripping his shirt off to his theme tune.

  • Paige Turner

    Threatening the President on social media. I’m sure the FBI will be all over him like a cheap suit

  • Jmdintpa

    If its a war then Im sure as hell not on his side. This man , this racist attitude is the cancer killing our country. He needs to be treated like one would treat a tumor.

  • TimJ

    And he still has a job on the following stations:

    New York City: AM 1160 WVNJ
    Phoenix: AM 1100 KFNX
    Denver: AM 1220 KLDC
    Dallas: AM KAAM 770

    Chicago: WIND AM 560

    I’ll post contact details when I find them.

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      He thrives on controversy; just leave him be. Let him slowly shrivel away to nothin’…

  • delk

    Pay your fucking child support, goddamned deadbeat.

  • Matt

    What IS it with teabaggers and their ability to be SO stupid, then claim their words were “taken out of context” or “misinterpreted”? Morons, all.

  • Alan43

    Statements like that make me wonder if the Right is trying to throw this election.

  • Ian Fitzgerald

    He should shut the fuck up and pay his child support.

  • TimJ

    Sorry if this is doxxing, I think of it as a public service. Here are the stations that carry Joe Walsh’s show:

    WIND Chicago
    25 NW Point Blvd. Suite 400
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
    (847) 437-5200
    Manager: Jeff Reisman
    [email protected]

    WVNJ New York
    Universal Broadcasting of NY,Inc.
    1086 Teaneck Rd.Suite 4F
    Teaneck, NJ 07666
    Miriam Warshaw – President
    No email except: [email protected]

    KFNX Phoenix
    2001 North 3rd Street Suite 102
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Telephone (602) 277-1100
    Staff President: Francis Battaglia
    [email protected]
    Business Manager: Matthew Battaglia
    [email protected]

    KLDC “Serving God and Country”
    Contact form only:

    KAAM Dallas
    DJRD Broadcasting 3201
    Royalty Row
    Irving, TX 75062
    Owner: Donald Crawford Jr.
    [email protected]

    • MassageBear

      Thank you for the info. Have written these managers requesting they fire this shithead’s radio program.

  • Michael Hampton

    It’s not like there hasn’t already been, I think, 9 attempts on Obama’s life where crazy people have flown, ran, and climbed onto the White House lawn and even gotten into the house itself.

  • CJAS

    It’s interesting how Republicans have the will to connect the dots between anti-racist protests and a cop killing, but not their pro-racists protestations and cops killing blacks.

  • The Milkman

    Okay, gurl. You first.

  • #BLM is not racist. those who oppose BLM are racist.

    • Clive Johnson

      A heartfelt salute to you, sir.

    • jnow29

      I am getting this tattooed. Thank you

  • MikeBx2

    That reads much more like a Trump tweet than what Trump actually posted. Seriously, would anyone be shocked if Trump tweeted that? Angry, yes, but not shocked.

  • SFBruce

    Not a call for violence? You may need to have something a little more credible when the Secret Service has a little chat with you

  • Robert

    “I wasn’t calling for violence, against Obama or anyone. Obama’s words & BLM’s deeds have gotten cops killed. Time for us to defend our cops.”

    Ah..yeah, you were. And there’s not a single thing President Obama has ever said that got a cop killed you worthless POS…. I hope they put you in jail for calling for violence against the President of the United States.

  • Boss Dave

    REAL ‘MURKA!!!

    AKA white, straight, male America. The rest of us don’t count.

  • Boy Elvis

    Enjoy your meeting with the Secret Service, douche.

  • FAEN

    I’d forgotten about this tea bagger POS. I hope the real bad ass Secret Service pays him a real visit.

  • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    But of course: In November 2011, Joe Walsh was cited by the “Family Research Council” Action committee for his “unwavering support of the family”. I don’t
    know why, could it have been his then-current charges of failing to pay
    child support, and driving on a suspended license?

  • David

    “Real America” doesn’t mean what you think it does, Mr. Walsh.

  • Highmoremotel

    Were any shots fired by bystanders? Since Texas is open carry, I would have thought someone would have joined the fight to take down the shooter.

  • coram nobis

    Crooks & Liars thinks this guy won’t be the only one pouring this kind of bilge. There are others and no doubt will be more.

    Politics make me sick.
    — fm. President Wm. Howard Taft

  • RoFaWh

    He means Watch out [n*gg*rs], white America is coming after you

  • Walsh needs a visit from the Secret Service.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    A little more on Joe Walsh. (Lifted from a Jezebel commentator)

    Walsh gained a reputation while in office for aligning himself with a group of politicians who showed themselves to be rape apologists just before the 2012 election (which Walsh lost to Rep. Tammy Duckworth). Walsh, who is pro-life without exception, also somehow misinterpreted science so grossly that he stated publicly that it was virtually impossible for a woman to die from a pregnancy.

    “This is an issue that opponents of life throw out there to make us look unreasonable,” he said, of abortions that are necessary to save the life of the mother. “There’s no such exception as life of the mother. And as far as health
    of the mother, same thing. With advances in science and technology, health of the mother has become a tool for abortions any time for any reason.”

    He also wondered aloud in an interview why everyone was piling on Todd Akin for his comments about “legitimate rape,” and said that reproductive rights activist Sandra Fluke should “get a job.”

  • Michael

    Why is the right always wanting to kill people? They do it with abortion doctors; Planned Parenthood clinics, gay people, etc. If you don’t agree with them, they want to murder you.

  • billbear1961

    The LAX gun laws YOU and other rightists are responsible for MADE THIS POSSIBLE.

    Once again–yet AGAIN–you have BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS!

    And you DARE blame–and THREATEN–the President, you fascist TRASH?!

    EDIT: HE has done everything he can think of to convince you–he has practically IMPLORED you–to get SERIOUS about GUN CONTROL!!

    Now that COPS have been victims, perhaps there will be movement on that front; and we will begin to take this country BACK from the psychotics in the NRA!!

  • Orly

    Time for us to defend our cops.

    Actually you simpleminded spoogebucket, it’s time to defend everyone.

    People like you are part of the problem.

  • Mr. G.

    OK, Barack. It looks like your chances for re-election just took a hit.

  • John T

    There is no ambiguity remaining, no shadow of a doubt — “real Americans” and “real America” are racist code phrases.

  • Mary Brown

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    • andrew

      Is Towleroad/Discus unable to keep this crap from cluttering up this site? Pathetic.

  • wds

    The main question for Walsh – Have you paid your child support yet?

  • Sean

    This is a violation of Title 18 & yes it was a threat & it is exactly what you meant. You belong it GITMO getting waterboarded until you confess.