Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Joe the Plumber, idiot

By Michael J.W. Stickings

There's no getting around it. Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher is an idiot. At a McCain rally today, he agreed with a questioner who said this:

It's my belief that a vote for Obama is a vote for the death to Israel.

"I'm honestly scared for America," Joe said.

He later added, "I love America. I hope it remains a democracy, not a socialist society... If you look at spreading the wealth, that's honestly right out of Karl Marx's mouth. No one can debate that. That's not my opinion. That's fact."

Where to begin?

Oh, why bother?

You can read what we've written on Joe the Idiot Plumber here (J. Thomas Duffy), here (Mustang Bobby), and here (MJWS). He's obviously a partisan, obviously an extremist, obviously deeply stupid and profoundly ignorant. He's obviously wrong about Obama on both Israel (conducting diplomacy with Iran and refusing to send the country into war is not "death to Israel" -- in fact, an American is more engaged in and more widely respected around the world would only benefit Israel) and the economy (every civilized country redistributes wealth to some degree, and Obama's policies hardly make him some sort of anti-capitalist -- how is a middle class tax cut socialist?).

All Joe is doing is repeating the latest fearmongering talking points from the McCain campaign.

And proving himself to be a complete idiot in the process.

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  • I thought he was going to buy that business. Yeah, right. He makes $40,000/yr and is nowhere near being in a position to buy that business. He has misrepresented himself from the get-go.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 11:21 PM  

  • America's idiots, and they are legion, are always looking for a patron saint. They don't care if he's a wooden idol, all his attributes are in the mind of the beholder and if Joe the Plumber is actually Charles the liar without even a license it simply doesn't matter any more than whether the idol is carved from oak or pine.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 9:11 AM  

  • An idiot and a liar is Joe. However, he might be able to buy a business after all since he's likely on the McCain payroll now. Maybe he's an idiot who got lucky.

    By Blogger Jeff, at 8:47 PM  

  • The entire Joe the Plumbe is a myth. He's name's not Joe, he's not a plumber, he does not make more than $250,000. and he has no intention of buying the business which is actually worth less than $100,000. So...he lied in his question to Obama. Obama answered him honestly. McCain thrusts him into the public arena with NO Vetting (this is becoming a habit with Impulsive McRage) and this will bite McCain in the butt very soon. You watch. Joe has some racist associations.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:49 PM  

  • He's an Idiot for sure. Everyone knows he is being paid by mccain to be the asshole he is.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:10 PM  

  • I'm so sorry you're afraid of the truth.
    Oh, and he's not partisan. If he was a partisan, he would be endorsing McCain at every turn. He's not.

    Get real.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:43 PM  

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