Like many of his fellow GOP upstarts, Walsh is vehemently opposed to the President's agenda. Walsh posted a video on his House website that accused the President of misleading senior citizens about the possibility that Social Security checks could be delayed if the U.S. hits the debt ceiling.
"President Obama, quit lying," Walsh said in the video.
It's that kind of rhetoric that has veterans of past budget battles in Washington bracing for the worst. Alice Rivlin, a former member of President Obama's debt commission, believes the tea partiers in the GOP House are out to "frustrate" the president at every turn.
"I have never seen anything like this. I think it's very scary and very embarrassing for our system of government," Rivlin told CNN.