Friday, March 27, 2009

Joe the Plumber hates America's working men and women

By Michael J.W. Stickings

He's back. As if "reporting" from Israel wasn't enough, Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher will be campaigning against the Employee Free Choice Act:

Mr. Plumber will speak at rallies against the measure in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia on March 30th and 31st, according to a spokesperson for the anti-EFCA group Americans for Prosperity.

"The public loves Joe the Plumber," the spokesperson, Mary Ellen Burke, claimed to me. "They see him as a role model."

If that's the case, the "public" is fucking stupid. But I don't think Ms. Burke knows what she's talking about.

Pressed on whether Joe the Plumber has any particular claim to being a spokesperson on the issue, Burke replied that "he represents the American worker."

Right. Sure he does. Why don't we ask American workers what they really think of this right-wing charlatan and fool?

And then why doesn't he just go away? Right, because he's one of the leading faces of American conservatism -- and, for that, for such a visible sign of conservatism's moral and intellectual bankruptcy, we should be grateful. He does nothing but harm, in my view, to the right, such an appalling embarrassment has he become.

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  • Forget, please, "conservatism." It has been, operationally, de facto, Godless and therefore irrelevant. Secular conservatism will not defeat secular liberalism because to God both are two atheistic peas-in-a-pod and thus predestined to failure. As Stonewall Jackson's Chief of Staff R.L. Dabney said of such a humanistic belief more than 100 years ago:

    "[Secular conservatism] is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today .one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt bath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious for the sake of the truth."

    Our country is collapsing because we have turned our back on God (Psalm 9:17) and refused to kiss His Son (Psalm 2).

    John Lofton, Editor,
    Recovering Republican

    PS – And “Mr. Worldly Wiseman” Rush Limbaugh never made a bigger ass of himself than at CPAC where he told that blasphemous “joke” about himself and God.

    By Blogger John Lofton, Recovering Republican, at 9:18 PM  

  • "Our country is collapsing because we have turned our back on God (Psalm 9:17) and refused to kiss His Son (Psalm 2)."

    And the evidence for this is. . . . ?
    No really, I'm asking because the evidence against this hoary trope is too long to list. It's called history.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 9:54 AM  

  • It's funny to watch this Marxist icon: the class-conscious, anti-elitist worker being set up as the defender of laissez faire capitalism.

    American culture has had a long flirtation with the idea of the wisdom of the ignorant. Perhaps that's why the Republicans keep creating these Trojan horses' asses full of plutocrats.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 10:00 AM  

  • And by the way -- Psalm 2 is supposed to be written by King David, who is claiming to be YHWH's only begotten son. It's a big and dishonest jump to pretend it's about Jesus.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 9:24 AM  

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