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Joe the Plumber Refuses to Go Away

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher is determined to prolong his flash-in-the-pan political stardom. The media ham’s Web site, featuring “Joe the Blogger” and “Joe the Forum,” promotes his “Forthcoming Book on American Values.”

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By Ashraf, November 14, 2008 at 9:58 am Link to this comment
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Hi, Jo (The Plumber)put your money where your mouth is.
You want a muscular foreign policy. You do not want to apologize for any wrongs that your country may have committed in its quest for domination. Well you need lots of money Jo to enforce your will around the Globe.

What I am trying to say “Jo pay your Tax” Jo your country cannot fly for long on borrowed feathers. I mean you cannot live on other countries savings.

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By csavage, November 14, 2008 at 9:30 am Link to this comment
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I’m happy that the media continues to hold Palin and Joe in the spotlight. I want the moderate middle to know that the GOP thinks an unlicensed, tax deliquent plumber is their perception of the American middle class and that Palin was seriously offered by the GOP to serve as the second most influential leader in the world on behalf of their interests. We liberals have known for decades the contempt the GOP has shown for American public-it’s time the American public did, too.
Plus, it’s “distract and deflect” turned on it’s ear. As long as the wing-nuts hold onto the reins of the Repub party, the Repub party won’t be able to retool and reinvent their ideas

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By Ga, November 14, 2008 at 7:57 am Link to this comment

Not named Joe, not a plumber, this guy is a tool of the GOP. He was a shill, a plant, used by people in the RNC (“I was glad to be used,” he admitted) to ask Obama a loaded question at a Democratic rally.

And now, the “liberal” media spreads this working man myth, this fantasy, and clobbers the gullible public more lies and deceptions.

It would all be pathetic except that the ignorant—not the insane—run our asylum that is Amreica.

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By Catherine, November 14, 2008 at 7:04 am Link to this comment

This W simply serves the lower-informed voter just like the other one did. But he and Palin won’t go away until the media stop giving them attention.

Compare Wurzelbacher and Palin with young Stanislas Gunkel (now there’s a NAME to remember!) who, at the age of 7, is much more informed and articulate than McCain, Palin, or their plumber.


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By hippy pam, November 14, 2008 at 6:59 am Link to this comment

All Republicans!!!!!Hear THIS!!!!!!Get BEHIND the “Sarabaracuda/joeplummer” RNC TICKET in 2012….[I hear SHE has already has the T-Shirts done]....Oh-and by the way….I know it is difficult for you[RNC] But ya might want to CONSIDER what THAT TICKET is gonna mean for the US…And what message will be sent to the REST OF THE WORLD…..

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By Suspect, November 14, 2008 at 1:04 am Link to this comment

“and we pray he hearkens to our voice”... ~ J the P

“Our voice” already grates on me like 40-grade sandpaper. BTW Joe, the word is h-a-r-k-e-n-s. But that’s okay. Your misspelling provides some evidence that you are actually the principal dweeb behind your website.

Good luck with your book (how many crayons will it come with?)...

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By davidperi, November 14, 2008 at 12:25 am Link to this comment

Well, Joe the plumber should travel overseas to see how other people live.  The problem with the image that America has is trying to re-invent itself…so good luck Joe. Good luck on your new website…I will not have anything to do with it.

I know of no other country in the world that has this image problem trying to show itself up to other countries.  I wonder is Hollywood or the super hero has to do with this, perhaps, more than we think.

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By Just Cause, November 13, 2008 at 9:30 pm Link to this comment
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Maybe if people stopped writing articles about him, he go away?

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By les wood, November 13, 2008 at 9:15 pm Link to this comment
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Why are Americans so enamoured with trash - the lowest common denominators, the most useless members of society, are lauded and become celebrities.  I am surprised that Truthdig gives him the time of day.  No real news today, I guess.

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By C.P.T.L., November 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm Link to this comment
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It isn’t just the tide of politics that’s changed with Obama’s win and the nation’s woes, it’s the tide of political language. The dominant language of politics now will be Democratic Party language spoken to a literate press sick of parsing GOP B.S. (which was always meant to confound effective action of government) and unwilling to tolerate the old ways while the nation totters on the brink collapse. 

Though I wouldn’t expect a grand new dawn of literacy out of America, I would expect Joe and Sarah will increasingly be revealed as meager, unfit and irrelevant as a rising tide of necessary articulate nuanced exposition of dire matters swells around them.

So let him write his books and appear on the idiot box and make a loud career for himself.

Let her have a regular welcome to the Today Show for her broken logic spoken in the language of an unread thirteen year-old.

Let the two of them remind the country for a long time to come of just how low John McCain chose to sink in pursuit of his ambition, and how low the Republican Party took us all.

Joe the plumber and Sarah Palin are John McCain’s spit in his nation’s eye: there’s little nourishment to found in those two characters for the hardcore McCainiacs, the true deniers in constant need of fresh convincing material for their alternative narrative.

Maybe their careers will serve to change things for the better. Maybe next time the 29% won’t so readily attach themselves to a candidate so completely unworthy of the presidency.

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By bogglesthemind, November 13, 2008 at 7:37 pm Link to this comment
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Joe The Dumber won’t go away just like Palin The Bimbo won’t go away. These people are parasites. They exist by leeching.

An aquatic or terrestrial annelid worm with suckers at both ends. Many species are bloodsucking parasites, esp. of vertebrates, and others are predators.

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By maq, November 13, 2008 at 6:48 pm Link to this comment
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DNC $15 million in debt, begging for cash. Meanwhile, American mortgages foreclose and Christmas won’t be so merry for everyone else.

Extract from an Obama email.

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By L Kern, November 13, 2008 at 6:22 pm Link to this comment
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Guess I can’t blame him.
Though being a first-class dunderhead, he’s just trying to stay relevant and perhaps likes the taste of fame. But have you seen that web site? He’d be advised to get a designer who knows how web pages work. Good LORD that’s horrible. No, horrible is too nice a word.

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