Saturday, September 10, 2011, Congressman Joe Walsh held another one of his “Cup of Joe with Joe” get togethers at the Last Chance Saloon in Grayslake. These smaller, informal meetings are nothing like his typical town hall meetings. About the only thing that is missing is a fireplace with some burning logs as he sits casually with about two dozen constituents and talks about the latest events happening in Washington. The “Cup of Joe with Joe” meetings are open to all questions from anyone in attendance and can sometimes get a bit testy. At this meeting a union carpenter named Rodney was quite vocal about free-trade agreements and recommending Americans buy products made in the USA. At the end of the video you will see that Walsh and Rodney were still friends even if their views on free trade may vary.
Walsh talked about quite a number of items during the hour long meeting including the President’s job plan (and why he didn’t attend), the Illinois redistricting map, when he might announce where he will be running in 2012, the recent Republican debate, and many other topics.
Anyone who has eaten at the Last Chance Saloon knows that it’s not the brightest place to try to shoot a video and it caused considerable problems with my camera’s auto-focus in several parts of the video. (After awhile it does correct itself.)
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