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Five Other Over-The-Top Things Rep. Joe Walsh Said Recently

Radical Islam "is here. It’s in Elk Grove, it’s in Addison, it’s in Elgin," the suburban Chicago Congressman said Wednesday.

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1. “There are evil people, all over the world, in probably every town in my Congressional District, who are trying to get their hands on weapons, to kill Americans."

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2. "All Jesse Jackson is trying to do is keep African Americans down on some plantation."

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3. Rep. Walsh referred to President Obama as "son."

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4. Democrats' mission is to make minorities "dependent" on the government.

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5. Obama was elected because "he pushed that magical button: a black man who was articulate, liberal, the whole white guilt."

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John Stanton is a senior national correspondent for BuzzFeed News. In 2014, Stanton was a recipient of the National Press Foundation’s 2014 Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress.

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