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  • JTP 2016: What Joe the Plumber Would Do As President

    06/12/2014 9:39:57 PM PDT · by kingattax · 4 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 12 June 2014
    Joe “The Plumber” Wurzlebacher has some thoughts on what he would do as President of the United States. He lists some of his common sense ideas below – make sure to forward to anyone looking to run for office: Since the Executive Branch no longer answers to Congress, pays scant attention to the Separation of Powers, writes or rewrites legislation willy-nilly, enforces laws selectively and pretty much rules at will now – my Presidency is going to be filled with plenty of kick-ass, common sense solutions! Here we go: First, you better damn well believe I would take care of...
  • Your dead kids don't trump my constitutional rights': Right-wing icon Joe the Plumber...

    05/27/2014 7:35:08 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/26/14 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    ...writes outrageous open letter to families of UCSB shooting victims Political mascot-turned-gun-advocate Samuel 'Joe the Plumber' Wurzelbacher wrote an open letter to grieving parents who lost their children to mass-murderer Elliot Rodger 'As harsh as this sounds,' he insisted on a conservative blog, 'your dead kids don't trump my Constitutional rights' to own guns Wurzelbacher was responding to Richard Martinez, who blamed his son's death on the NRA and 'craven, irresponsible politicians' He became a GOP sensation in 2008 when candidate Barack Obama told him at a campaign event that 'when you spread the wealth around' with taxes, 'it's good...
  • U.S. conservative 'Joe the Plumber' a union man? 'You betcha,' he says

    02/20/2014 2:31:30 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/19/14 | Brendan O'Brian
    (Reuters) - An Ohio man who rose to fame as "Joe the Plumber" by challenging then-presidential candidate Barack Obama on tax policy in 2008 has taken a unionized job with one of the U.S. Big Three automakers, he said on his website. Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a conservative, announced on Sunday that he recently had the "fortune of being hired by a great company", Chrysler Corporation, where all workers must be United Automobile Workers union members.
  • Grayson on GOP: “These Are People Who Want to Kick You When You're Down”

    01/28/2013 5:17:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 28, 2013 | Craig Millward
    On Current TV’s “Viewpoint” on Jan 17, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) attacked Republicans over their alleged inability to get anything done, and said “these are people who want to kick you when you're down.” In the interview, Grayson was critical of House Republicans over the amount of time it took to provide federal assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. … He continued “Look, we live in a country where almost 25 million people can’t find full time work and the president and the Democratic Party have been desperately trying to do something about this for the past four years...
  • Dem Congressman Slams GOP As Party Of ‘Corporate Shills,’ ‘Religious Fanatics’ & ‘Freedom Fiends’

    10/05/2013 9:43:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 5, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Florida) lambasted the Republican Party on Friday night during an appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher,” accusing the GOP of being divided into three fringe sectors. “There are really 3 Republican parties: there are the corporate shills, there are the religious fanatics and then there are the freedom fiends, the ones who want to make sure you have the right to sleep under a bridge,” Grayson told HBO’s Bill Maher. Maher, an outspoken liberal comedian, appeared to agree and summed up Grayson’s analysis in his own words. “So Jesus freaks, gun nuts, generic obese suburbanites, and...
  • Alan Grayson: Tea Party ‘Largest Suicide Pact in History,’ ‘No More Popular Than the Klan’

    10/17/2013 7:48:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 48 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    Democratic congressman Alan Grayson is a very colorful man, and in keeping with that reputation, during an appearance on Al Sharpton‘s MSNBC show Thursday, he said the tea party is just about as popular as the KKK and compared John Boehner to Dr. Jekyll, among other things. Grayson joined Sharpton in bashing the tea party, saying Americans want them out of their lives and “at this point, the tea party’s no more popular than the Klan.” This is not the first time Grayson had made this comparison, saying in 2010 that the attendees of Glenn Beck‘s big rally were “wearing...
  • Dem. Rep Uses Burning Cross to Spell 'Tea Party'

    10/22/2013 7:59:27 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 22, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Democratic congressman Alan Grayson of Florida used an image of a burning cross to spell "Tea Party" in a recent fundraising email:
  • Southern Democratic congressman sends fundraising email with burning cross representing tea party

    10/22/2013 9:47:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-22-2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson sent out a fundraising email with a burning cross to compare the tea party to the Klu Klux Klan. The Florida congressman, who was known for his over-the-top antics in the House during a previous tenure in Congress, also excerpted a transcript of a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation w/ Al Sharpton” in which he declared that, after the government shutdown, “the tea party is no more popular than the Klan.” In the email, the burning cross is used as a “t” to spell out “tea party.” See part of the email below:
  • Smacking down Democrats who think the Tea Party = the KKK

    10/23/2013 1:41:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-23-13 | The Looking Spoon
    If Alfalfa had an evil twin brother it would have to be that big Little Rascal Alan Grayson. Like any good liberal he never lets facts get in the way of an opportunity to call conservatives racist. He sent an email with that cute little KKK image below to supporters...and I took the liberty of correcting it.It reminds me of the idiotic joke Bill Maher used to tell about the 2000 RNC that the last time the GOP had so many blacks on stage they were selling them...it got a huge laugh by the room full of libnorant people. Obviously it...
  • [Liberal] Hatred of Tea Party "Crosses" The Line [Dems Equating It With KKK]

    10/23/2013 4:21:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    IBD ^ | October 23, 2013 | Staff
    Political Correctness: As liberals obsess over the name of a football team, they ignore hate speech spewing from their own ranks over Americans' exercise of constitutional rights. 'If I were the owner of the team, and I knew that there was a name of my team — even if it had a storied history — that was offending a sizeable group of people, I'd think about changing it," President Obama said in an Associated Press interview on the subject of the Washington Redskins. But if there is anything that should offend everyone, it should be the image of a burning...
  • Rep. Grayson blasted over anti-Tea Party email showing burning cross

    10/23/2013 4:39:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/13 | The Five staff
    <p>Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson, who is known for lobbing over-the-top rhetorical bombs at his political foes, once again is being accused of taking things too far -- after his campaign sent an email that compared the Tea Party to the Ku Klux Klan while depicting a burning cross. The email showed a large image of the flaming cross, with the letters "ea Party" etched in to the right of it. The caption read: "Now You Know What the 'T' Stands For." The email included "pointed analysis" from Grayson in which he said, "The Tea Party is no more popular than the Klan," blasting the conservative organization for its role in the showdown that resulted in the two-week partial government shutdown.</p>
  • Congressman Alan Grayson Suggests a Burning Cross for Tea Party Logo

    10/22/2013 1:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    In an e-mail to supporters yesterday (and on his Tumblr), filter-deficient Florida congressman Alan Grayson, as is his wont, suggested that the t in tea party stands for a burning cross. As to his assertion that the tea party is actually "no more popular than the Klan," 26 percent of Americans support the tea party according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, and we couldn't find any polls measuring support for the KKK but ... it's probably lower than that. Grayson does not offer a source for the claim in his e-mail. Instead, it was hyperlinked to a campaign-donations...
  • Rep. Grayson Ratchets Up Tea Party-KKK Flap Saying 'the Truth Hurts'

    10/25/2013 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies
    630wpro.com ^ | October 25, 2013
    (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., is defying criticism from Republicans and fellow Democrats for comparing the Tea Party to the KKK, saying he is “calling them out on their hate” and that it “needs to be done.” Grayson ramped up his attack on the Tea Party after he was rebuked by Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel as well as from the GOP. But Grayson was unapologetic. “I’m calling them out for their hate,” Grayson said. “That’s not wrong. That needs to be done. It’s the only way to end it.” He also went a step further...
  • Martin Bashir Challenges Alan Grayson: How Many Activists Has the Tea Party Killed?

    10/25/2013 5:02:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Link only: Martin Bashir Challenges Alan Grayson: How Many Activists Has the Tea Party Killed?
  • Alan Grayson plans agenda for GOP conference

    10/26/2013 4:00:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times' The Buzz ^ | October 26, 2013 | Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald
    Just days after comparing the tea party to the Ku Klux Klan, Florida’s most-outspoken Democratic Congressman, Alan Grayson, addressed the state party faithful Saturday and likened some Republicans to Confederate flag-waving “bigots.” Grayson made his comments during a mock reading of a fake Republican Party agenda in which he suggested conservatives were also gay marriage-bashing gun nuts. “At 8:30 a.m., the morning breakout sessions,” Grayson said, reading the made-up GOP agenda. “Ballroom A: the bigots. Ballroom B: the paranoids. And Ballroom C, the largest group of all: the gullible.” The speech, largely applauded by the attendees of the Florida Democratic...
  • The Rise & fall of Jim Crow (PBS: "Klan..a terrorist organization in service of...Democratic Party")

    10/27/2013 12:19:15 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 42 replies
    PBS ^ | 2002 | Richard Wormser
    The Ku Klux Klan was formed as a social club by a group of Confederate Army veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee in the winter of 1865-66. The group adopted the name Ku Klux Klan from the Greek word "kyklos," meaning circle, and the English word clan. In the summer of 1867, the Klan became the "Invisible Empire of the South" at a convention in Nashville, Tennessee attended by delegates from former Confederate states. The group was presided over General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who is believed to have been the first Grand Wizard -- the title for the head of the organization.
  • 'Joe The Plumber' Says Democrats 'Have A History Of Lynching Black Americans'

    10/26/2013 7:39:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 36 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | Hunter Walker
    Samuel "Joe The Plumber" Wurzelbacher, the conservative activist and failed Ohio congressional candidate who rose to prominence after he had a campaign trail confrontation with President Barack Obama before his election in 2008, posted a tweet Friday accusing Democrats of having "a history of lynching Black Americans." Wurzelbacher's tweet was accompanied by a picture showing the word Democrat with the final "T" replaced by an image of a burning cross. The burning cross photo came from The Black Sphere, a site run by a conservative African-American writer named Kevin Jackson, who originally published the picture as a response to comments...
  • Exclusive w/Joe (“the Plumber”) Wurzelbacher: Waiting for Apology from Megyn Kelly

    10/24/2013 10:38:58 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Politi-Chicks ^ | 10/24/13 | Lydia Goodman
    Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, has a few choice words for “America’s Sweetheart”, Megyn Kelly. It all started when Politico’s Roger Simon published a blog entitled, “Government Shutdown Unleashes Racism”. Simon based his article on a piece that was supposedly written by Joe called,“ America Needs a White Republican President”. The only problem? Joe did not write the piece; he only posted the aggregated version on his website. The real author is Kevin Jackson of The Black Sphere who, by the way, just happens to be black. Kevin provided a satirical and relevant look at how the policies of...
  • BOOM! ClashDaily.com Rebukes Megyn Kelly for Falsely Accusing Joe-The-Plumber of Racism.

    10/17/2013 8:05:37 AM PDT · by rhema · 49 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 10/17/13 | Steve Pauwels
    Megyn Kelly – I eagerly await your apology, retraction, whatever you want to call it, regarding the libelous insinuations you made last night (Tuesday, Oct 15) against Joe (“Joe the Plumber”) Wurzelbacher’s “bizarre” (your word) article about electing a “White Republican”. As I’m sure you probably now know, the column you sloppily referenced and misrepresented as Joe W.’s work was, in fact, a tongue-in-cheek piece written by a BLACK conservative, which Joe W. merely included on his news/opinion website. He didn’t write it. Your clear, snarky implication that he was guilty of racism is slander — again, a BLACK conservative...
  • Megyn Kelly Gets It Wrong

    10/16/2013 1:45:28 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 63 replies
    http://joeforamerica.com ^ | Oct 16, 2013 | Joe Wurzelbacher
    Megyn Kelly so wants to be the moderate in that lineup that she couldn’t even get to the end of the first page of a post on my website before she rushed on the air to scream RACISM!! Like a little spoiled liberal, with no research into the matter, no call to the author, no knowledge of who the author even is and no conservative credentials to be making such claims in the first place, Ms. Kelly is getting her centrist slot off to a rousing start and should be receiving invites to all the right upper east-side mainstream media...
  • October 16th: rare opportunity to win one for we the people (Booker vs Lonegan NJ Senate race)

    08/31/2013 3:16:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 31, 2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    Dear Patriots. Though apprehensive upon hearing Obama tell Joe the Plumber that he wanted to spread the wealth around, I understand America’s extremely emotional response to electing its first black president. White America naively thought, finally, we can never be called a racist nation again. My 100 year old black grandmother wept. Never in her wildest dreams could she imagine a colored man sitting in the president’s chair in the Oval Office. But little did America realize that the beautiful articulate shiny golden black man that they opened the gates of our country and housed in the White House was...
  • 'Joe the Plumber' loses bid for Congress in Ohio

    11/07/2012 12:17:25 PM PST · by Coronal · 7 replies
    WFMJ ^ | 11/7/2012 | Coronal
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Joe the Plumber isn't Joe the Congressman. Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher (WUR'-zuhl-bahk-kur) lost his bid Tuesday for a U.S. House seat in northern Ohio. Veteran Democrat Marcy Kaptur beat the Republican in his first attempt to win public office.
  • True Patriots

    10/09/2012 7:24:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    The third definition of "patriot" in the Oxford English Dictionary is "A person actively opposing enemy forces occupying his or her country; a member of a resistance movement, a freedom fighter. Originally used of those who opposed and fought the British in the American War of Independence." The term first was used in the U.S. by Benjamin Franklin in a 1773 letter. It referred to people who stood in opposition of those pledged to the British Crown -- the Tories aka loyalists. On Oct. 7, 1780, American patriots prevailed against loyalists in the Carolinas and won their first Southern...
  • Sawing the Branch On Which We Sit

    07/10/2012 12:16:24 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 7 replies
    Jeanette Pryor ^ | July 10, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    The most significant moment of the 2008 election cycle was the interview of Joe Biden by little-known reporter, Barbara West. The exchange took place following the “Joe the Plumber” incident, the now historic Obama photo-op-gone-wrong during which Sam Wurzelbacher was told by candidate Obama that we in America should “spread the wealth around.” West asked Joe Biden: “You may recognize this famous quote, ‘From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.’ That’s from Karl Marx. How is Senator Obama not being a Marxist if he wants to spread the wealth around?” Vice-Presidential candidate Biden asked if...
  • Why is it wrong for Joe the Plumber to go by his middle name?

    06/23/2012 1:51:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Joe the Plumber recently resurfaced in the news. It reminded me of something that occurred to me when he originally became a national figure. As you know, his full name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher. Most of us know people who have gone by their middle names. Some of you here probably go by your middle names. Three presidents went by their middle names: Stephen Grover Cleveland, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, and John Calvin Coolidge. And of course, Willard Mitt Romney is a presidential candidate. However, we've had media folks and others saying "His name's not Joe! It's Samuel!" I'm not a...
  • Coalition for American Values

    05/11/2012 12:07:56 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 1 replies
    Website ^ | 5/11/2012 | Self
    Just got a call from these guys looking for cash for Joe the Plumber. Is this legit?
  • Joe the Plumber: Obama ‘came to Christ and he is my brother’-he-is-my-brother

    04/25/2012 11:12:30 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 71 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | April 25, 2012 | Steven Nelson
    Samuel Wurzelbacher, the conservative activist popularly known as “Joe the Plumber,” is circulating a letter praising President Barack Obama‘s life story and crediting Christianity with his “miraculous” ascent to the presidency. Wurzelbacher is the Republican congressional candidate challenging longtime Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur. He gained national fame during the 2008 election after he challenged Obama on tax policy during a campaign stop. The letter, provided to The Daily Caller, strikes a respectful tone, at one point saying that Obama “came to Christ and he is my brother.” Fringe Obama opponents often claim that the president is secretly a Muslim....
  • Ohio's 'Joe the Plumber' gets GOP nod for Congress

    03/06/2012 9:53:44 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    WTOP 103.5 FM / AP report ^ | 3-7-2012 | Julie Carr Smyth
    Ohio's 'Joe the Plumber' gets GOP nod for Congress Wednesday - 3/7/2012, 12:41am ET By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio plumber thrust into national politics during the 2008 presidential campaign has won the Republican nomination in his home state as he makes a bid for Congress...
  • Sandra Fluke v. Joe the Plumber

    03/06/2012 6:17:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    You may recall that when Joe Wurzelbacher was approached by Barack Obama entirely accidentally, he became something of a political celebrity for having a philosophical disagreement with the president over spreading the wealth around and all that. Before long, the mainstream press went to battle stations to discredit the man. He didn’t even have a plumber’s license! (didn’t need one in Ohio). He had financial problems! He was a fraud! An astroturf plant! Blah blah blah. The Democrats, likewise, were unrestrained in their efforts to ridicule the man. Here’s Joe Biden ridiculing Wurzelbacher (and offering a tendentious argument about...
  • 'Joe the Plumber' launches congressional bid

    10/25/2011 6:03:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | JOHN SEEWER
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Joe the Plumber is plunging into politics because he thinks it's about time America had a few mechanics, bricklayers and, yes, plumbers in Congress. Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher was thrust into the political spotlight after questioning Barack Obama about his economic policies during the 2008 presidential campaign. He officially launched his campaign for Congress in Ohio on Tuesday night.
  • 'Joe the Plumber' files for congressional run... Drudge Headline

    10/10/2011 10:05:41 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 79 replies
    CapitalNewYork/com ^ | 10/10/11 | Reid Pillifant
    Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the Plumber," has formed a congressional campaign committee and filed a statement of candicacy, according to the Federal Election Commission's website. The filing for "Joe for Congress 2012" was just submitted on Friday, and the scanned file does not yet appear on the FEC's site, and went without notice, to my knowledge, until a couple of hours ago. The statement of candidacy isn't online yet, but it lists Wurzelbacher in Ohio's Ninth District, which has been held by Democrat Marcia Kaptur since 1983. Wurzelbacher floated the idea he might challenge Kaptur in 2010,...
  • GOP says Joe the Plumber may challenge Kaptur in '12

    08/25/2011 10:31:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 8/24/2011 | TONY COOK
    Joe Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, is considering a run against U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur in 2012, according to Republican Party sources. Jon Stainbrook, chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party, said there is "high-level interest in the national Republican Party" in a potential Wurzelbacher candidacy. "We are encouraging Joe to run," Mr. Stainbrook said. "He hasn't made any official decision yet." Chris Maloney, spokesman for the Ohio Republican Party, said a candidate like Mr. Wurzelbacher would have strong fund-raising capabilities thanks to national recognition he received during the 2008 presidential campaign, but added such star power would...
  • Joe the congressman? (Joe the Plumber)

    08/23/2011 8:45:45 AM PDT · by maggief · 16 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 23, 2011 | Ben Smith
    We wrote this weekend about how Joe Wurzelbacher has stayed in the public eye since 2008. Now, an Ohio GOP source said, Wurzelbacher is considering a bid for Congress in the Toledo-area 9th district, now represented by Marcy Kaptur.
  • VIDEO: ‘Joe the Plumber’ Goes to Wisconsin

    03/07/2011 7:13:04 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 6 replies
    Here’s a great compilation video showing some of the events that unfolded from the union protests in Madison, Wisconsin narrated by ‘Joe the Plumber’. Along with his own on the spot material are some of the highlights caught on camera from the previous couple of weeks. Definitely worth a watch.
  • Tea Partiers strike back in Madison

    02/20/2011 3:00:52 AM PST · by Scanian · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 19, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    MADISON, Wisc. – Thousands of Tea Partiers gathered in Madison on Saturday, in an effort to rally support for newly elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s deficit reduction plan. Likely 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain, local Madison and Milwaukee conservative radio host Vicki McKenna, Gateway Pundit blogger Jim Hoff, Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher and conservative media guru Andrew Breitbart each took their shots at the union bosses who were gathering their supporters on the other side of the state capitol building. McKenna kicked it off calling for the Tea Party movement to stay strong and committed. “They want to think...
  • NRO, The Corner - The Tea Party Takes Madison

    02/19/2011 5:09:14 PM PST · by GVnana · 33 replies
    NRO ^ | 2/19/2011 | Robert Costa
    It is wild in Madison: Thousands gathered outside of the state capitol this afternoon to support Gov. Scott Walker. Teachers and firefighters circled the tea party as it rallied. Gadsden flags clashed with union banners in the cold Wisconsin air. It was a beautiful sight — loud, raucous, animated, and sweaty. Andrew Breitbart, Herman Cain, Brad Thor, Tim Phillips, and Joe the Plumber have addressed the crowd. The biggest chants: “enough is enough!” and “recall them all!” Some signs spotted at the rally: – “Stop leeching, start teaching!” – “Walker 2012″ – “Obama: Worry about your own deficit” – “I...
  • Joe the Plumber Gets an Online TV Show

    02/18/2011 8:10:54 AM PST · by speciallybland · 3 replies
    Slate ^ | 02/17/2011 | David Weigel
    Finally. Only two years after he stopped reporting for PajamasTV, he returns for the Right Network. http://rightnetwork.com/episodes/whaddya-know-joe-trailer
  • Schultz: I'll Make Mike Pence 'Pray To The Porcelain God'

    12/01/2010 5:27:52 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Just when you thought Ed Schultz couldn't get any grosser . . . On his MSNBC show this evening, Schultz bragged that by the time he was done with Mike Pence, the GOP congressman from Indiana would be "praying to the porcelain god." Schultz made his vulgar boast in a tease for a following "Psycho Talk" segment in which the MSNBC host took Pence to task for suggesting that Joe the Plumber had it right in 2008. View video here.
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • Joe the Plumber coming to Illinois

    09/04/2010 12:07:52 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    November is Coming Tea Party Rally, Lockport, IL (Americans For Prosperity and Homer/Lockport Tea Party) November is Coming...Tea Party Rally Hosted by: Americans for Prosperity Homer/Lockport Tea Party Tea Party Rally ~ Sept 15 at 6:30 pm American Legion Renaissance Center 214 N Ottawa St Joliet, IL 60432 The Homer/Lockport Tea Party is co-sponsoring a chick off of the "November is Coming" bus stop - Tea Party Rally. Bring signs and lets get fired up together and take back the Congress and turn Illinois around. There will be food, music and great speakers. When Wed Sep 15 7pm – 8:30pm...
  • Judge tosses out 'Joe the Plumber' privacy lawsuit

    08/05/2010 5:32:04 AM PDT · by 50mm · 55 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | August 5, 2010 | James Nash
    A federal judge yesterday threw out a lawsuit by Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher - the northwestern Ohio man immortalized as "Joe the Plumber" in the 2008 presidential campaign - alleging that three high-ranking state bureaucrats violated his privacy by running his name through confidential databases. U.S. District Court Judge Algenon L. Marbley said Wurzelbacher could not show that he had been harmed by the snooping. Three top managers of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services ran database checks of Wurzelbacher, who briefly vaulted to fame in October 2008 when he confronted then-candidate Barack Obama about the effects of his...
  • Joe the Plumber backs Blunt foe

    07/18/2010 9:16:37 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 07/02/2010 | David Catanese
    Jim DeMint or Sarah Palin he's not. But for a longshot Senate candidate in Missouri, Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher's endorsement may the highest profile get to date, and the 2008 campaign fixture's already going on the attack on behalf of Republican state Sen. Chuck Purgason's upstart primary bid against Rep. Roy Blunt. In a video posted on Purgason's campaign website Friday, Wurzelbacher slams blunt as a "Washington insider," linking Blunt to President Barack Obama and lauding Purgason's character and integrity. "Ever since [the 2008 race] I've made it my mission to stop politicians like Obama," Wurzelbacher says. "Missouri has a...
  • Who Pays for ObamaCare? (What Donald Berwick and Joe the Plumber both understand)

    07/11/2010 4:50:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Among Donald Berwick's greatest rhetorical hits is this one: "any health-care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must—must—redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and less fortunate." Count that as one more reason that President Obama made Dr. Berwick a recess appointee to run Medicare and Medicaid rather than have this philosophy debated in the Senate. We are also learning that "spreading the wealth," as Mr. Obama famously told Joe the Plumber in 2008, is the silent intellectual and political foundation of ObamaCare. We say silent because Democrats never admitted this while the bill...
  • TEA PARTY EXPRESS ENDORSES JOE MILLER FOR U.S. SENATE - VOWS TO DEFEAT LISA MURKOWSKI

    06/16/2010 10:17:08 AM PDT · by Syncro · 33 replies · 783+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 16, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or Levi@FrontLineStrat.com TEA PARTY EXPRESS ENDORSES JOE MILLER FOR U.S. SENATE VOWS TO DEFEAT LISA MURKOWSKI The Tea Party Express (website: www.TeaPartyExpress.org) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Conservative Republican Joe Miller for U.S. Senate - Alaska. The Tea Party Express will make Miller's campaign its top priority between now and the August 24th Alaska Primary, and will devote the resources necessary to ensure Miller's victory. "Lisa Murkowski has become part of the problem in Washington.  Her support for record deficit spending, and her flip-flopping on whether to repeal Obamacare are just two of the many issues in which she...
  • LIVE THREAD! TEA PARTY RADIOTHON FOR SHARRON ANGLE BEGINS NOW! LIVE FROM KXNT 840 AM-LAS VEGAS

    06/03/2010 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Syncro · 50 replies · 1,037+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 3, 2010 | Amy Kermer
    RIGHT NOW THERE IS a fantastic 2-hour LIVE "Tea Party RadioThon" featuring Mark Levin, Joe The Plumber, Lars Larson, Phyllis Schlafly and many other conservative leaders.  The program runs from 6:00PM - 8:00 PM Pacific (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Eastern).  You can LISTEN LIVE - HERE starting at 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern. The mission:  to support Conservative Republican tea party activist, Sharron Angle, in her amazing campaign to "Defeat Harry Reid."  The election is just 5 days away and three brand new polls show Angle has surged into the lead!  It's been a historic political run, and it's been made possible because of you....
  • Joe the Plumber is elected to party office in Ohio

    05/05/2010 9:13:47 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies · 725+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/05/2010
    TOLEDO, Ohio -- Joe the Plumber is plunging into party politics. Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher (WUR'-zuhl-bah-kur), who was hailed by Republican John McCain's presidential campaign in 2008, has won one of nearly 400 seats on the local Republican Party committee in Ohio's Lucas County. The group elects the county chairman and sets the party agenda. Wurzelbacher won the seat by a 38-24 vote Tuesday in his suburban Toledo precinct. He became an overnight sensation almost two years ago after questioning then-Sen. Barack Obama on the campaign trail about his economic policies and then when McCain repeatedly cited "Joe the Plumber" in...
  • "Joe The Plumber" Endorses Sharron Angle for U.S.Senate!

    04/30/2010 1:36:44 PM PDT · by Syncro · 29 replies · 1,172+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 30, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or Levi@FrontLineStrat.com "Joe The Plumber" Endorses Sharron Angle for U.S.Senate!In a major development in the campaign to defeat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his campaign for re-election, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher - best known as "Joe The Plumber" has endorsed conservative Republican, Sharron Angle, in her campaign for U.S. Senate to Defeat Harry Reid.The endorsement of Angle by "Joe The Plumber" is taking place at a Tea Party Express news conference in Las Vegas at the Orleans hotel this morning.  A video of the endorsement of Angle can be seen here:...
  • Joe the Plumber won't endorse Hayworth

    03/29/2010 3:25:22 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 34 replies · 879+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/29/2010 | Sean J. Miller
    Declining to endorse in the Arizona Senate GOP primary, Joe the Plumber said he doesn't want to "create a lot of drama." Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher was in Phoenix this weekend for a pair of anti-tax rallies at the state Capitol. He overlapped on both occasions with J.D. Hayworth, McCain's primary opponent, but he didn't endorse the former congressman.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Joe the Plumber Will Not Stump for McCain (but he says McCain "failed in his duties")

    03/28/2010 8:04:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 158 replies · 2,289+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2010-03-28 | Christina Corbin
    PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher, once a prominent face of John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, said Sunday that he won't be stumping for the Arizona senator in his close race for reelection. In an interview with FoxNews.com, Wurzelbacher said he was used as a "political tool" during McCain's presidential run and faulted the fourth-term senator for what he described as a weak stance on immigration and border security. "It's supposed to be a closed border. Why don't you uphold the law instead of trying to change it?" he said. "McCain's been a senator for a long time...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: 'Joe The Plumber' To Appear At Tax Rally (as Palin rallies McCain's RINO hordes)

    03/24/2010 4:05:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 132 replies · 1,510+ views
    PHOENIX -- The day that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is set to campaign with Sen. John McCain in Tucson, another figure from the 2008 presidential election will make an appearance on the lawn of Arizona's capitol building. Samuel Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as "Joe the Plumber," is scheduled to make an appearance at Friday's "Ax the Tax" rally against Proposition 100, which institutes a temporary sales tax increase across Arizona to fill the budget shortfall. Wurzelbacher rose to fame after he questioned then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama about tax increases at a campaign rally. Both Obama and McCain referred to Wurzelbacher...