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  • Joe The Plumber Backing Trump All The Way: "Stop The Holier-Than-Thou Nonsense"

    05/30/2016 5:31:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies ^ | May 30, 2016 | Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher
    People talk about a tipping point in time where liberty, freedom, and the system based on our Constitution which allowed America to become the most productive, powerful, and benevolent country in world history could all go away. I don’t know if we’ve passed it, but I know this: I support Donald Trump to try and restore us first to sanity, then back to greatness. If you don’t believe the Constitution and our very way of life hang in the balance in this election, then you’d better start paying attention.
  • Gun threat against ‘Joe the Plumber’ warrants investigation

    06/03/2014 7:33:12 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 10 replies ^ | June 3, 2014 | David Codrea
    While people are free to vent outraged fury at Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe “The Plumber” for the way he expressed himself to the parents of students slain by the Isla Vista killer after one blamed the NRA for the murders, that in itself does not warrant actual threats of violence against the man, with or without a gun.While vile, even the ugliest of death wishes, including those directed at Wurzelbacher’s family members, probably do not rise to the level of actionable threats. But at least one posted on his Joe for America website does, linked here with advance warning that...
  • 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...
  • '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 ^ | 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...
  • BOOM! 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...
  • '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.
  • 'Joe the Plumber' gaining ground in money race against Rep. Kaptur

    04/16/2012 3:51:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2012 | By Josh Lederman
    Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, the congressional candidate known to most Americans as "Joe the Plumber," is gaining ground in the money race against Rep. Marcy Kaptur (Ohio), the Democrat he will face in November. Wurzelbacher raised about $172,000 between January and March, and finished the quarter with more than $80,000 in the bank. That's not a huge sum — especially for a long-shot challenger taking on one of the longest-serving incumbents in the House.
  • 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...
  • '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,...
  • Joe the Plumber: McCain Used Me (Thinks Obama is "Honest")

    02/15/2010 2:22:44 PM PST · by MissesBush · 76 replies · 2,311+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 02/15/10 | Christopher Weber
    Joe the Plumber became a household name during Sen. John McCain's 2008 campaign, but now the man also known as Sam Wurzelbacher has harsh words for the former Republican presidential candidate. "I don't owe him s---," Wurzelbacher said about McCain over the weekend. "He really screwed my life up is how I look at it." Wurzelbacher made the comments at a campaign event for state Republicans in Pennsylvania, according to radio reporter Scott Detrow "McCain was trying to use me," Wurzelbacher said. "I happened to be the face of middle Americans. It was a ploy." He went on to say...
  • Joe the Plumber says John McCain 'really screwed my life up,' 'I don't owe him s---'

    Joe the Plumber is biting the hand that vaulted him into national prominence. "I don’t owe him s—. He really screwed my life up, is how I look at it," Joe -- aka Samuel Wurzelbacher -- said of John McCain in an interview with Pennsylvania public radio correspondent Scott Detrow. "McCain was trying to use me. I happened to be the face of middle Americans. It was a ploy." :::: He then reportedly went on to announce that his enmity towards the 2008 GOP presidential candidate is so high that he no longer backs Sarah Palin -- because she is...
  • Joe the Plumber goes off on McCain, says he 'screwed up my life'

    02/14/2010 12:25:00 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 1,814+ views ^ | Feb. 14, 2010 | Eric Zimmermann
    Joe the Plumber is no longer a fan of either Sarah Palin or John McCain, it seems. Joe, also known as Sam Wurzelbacher, told an audience in Pennsylvania this week that McCain "is no public servant." "McCain was trying to use me," Wurzelbacher said, according to public radio correspondent Scott Detrow. "I happened to be the face of middle Americans. It was a ploy.” "I don’t owe him s—," Wurzelbacher continued. "He really screwed my life up, is how I look at it.”
  • Growing pains surround Tea Party Convention

    02/07/2010 11:02:11 AM PST · by paltz · 9 replies · 970+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 2/7/10 | Kerry Picket
    By Kerry Picket on Feb. 6, 2010 into Water CoolerEditSubscribe It appears Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher is not impressed with former vice presidential GOP candidate Sarah Palin. He attacked her Tea Party Convention speech this weekend. Mr. Wurzelbacher posted messages to his Twitter account with the following tweets.:
  • Joe the Plumber coming to Caledonia (WI Tea Party Event turnout of 3,000+ people)

    01/16/2010 4:57:47 PM PST · by UB355 · 5 replies · 380+ views
    Racine(WI) Journal Times ^ | 1/16/2010 | STEPHANIE JONES
    CALEDONIA - Joe the Plumber, the man who became the face of the average American during the 2008 presidential campaign, is coming to Racine County on Saturday. The Ohio man, whose full name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, has gone by Joe since he "came out of the womb," he said in a phone interview last week. But he didn't become nationally known as "Joe the Plumber" until he asked President Barack Obama a question about taxes on the campaign trail and his new nickname was later mentioned multiple times in a televised debate between Obama and Sen. John McCain. Now,...
  • Taxpayers foot bill for employees being sued by ‘Joe the Plumber’

    11/14/2009 11:32:36 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 34 replies · 2,164+ views
    Dayton Daily Nerws ^ | Noveember 15, 2009 | William Hershey
    COLUMBUS — Ohio taxpayers are right in the middle of the civil rights lawsuit that Samuel Joseph — “Joe the Plumber” — Wurzelbacher has filed against three former state employees, charging that they illegally accessed his confidential information through state databases. Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray’s office is defending former state employees Helen Jones-Kelley, Douglas Thompson and Fred Williams. All have denied wrongdoing and asked that the case, filed last March in U.S. District Court in Columbus, be dismissed. Jones-Kelley was director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Williams was the department’s assistant director and Thompson the...
  • Former police association contractor charged with snooping on 'Joe the Plumber'

    10/14/2009 12:42:21 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 36 replies · 3,156+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 14, 2009 | Randy Ludlow
    Former police association contractor charged with snooping on 'Joe the Plumber' Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:42 AM By Randy Ludlow The Columbus Dispatch A former contractor for the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police has been charged with rummaging through state computers to retrieve confidential information about "Joe the Plumber." Brett A. Gerke, 52, of 2329 Woodcreek Place on the Far North Side, is charged with attempted unauthorized use of property. Gerke entered a diversion program on Oct. 2, which typically results in the dismissal of a criminal charge. He has not entered a plea. The charge is a first-degree...
  • Conservatives gather for conference [Joe the Plumber]

    09/25/2009 12:11:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies · 445+ views ^ | Sep. 25, 2009 | AP
    FRONTENAC, Mo. -- Six Republican members of Congress and other conservative leaders are scheduled to be in suburban St. Louis for a conference on grassroots activism.
  • "Joe the Plumber" Headlines "Regular Joes - Powerful Voices" Event in Wisconsin - Video 7/19/09

    07/19/2009 7:42:27 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 266+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 19, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report on an event headlined today in Greenville, Wisconsin by "Joe the Plumber" - Samuel Wurzelbacher. He was there for an event called "Regular Joes - Powerful Voices," what was described as a "Tea-Party like event" attended by hundreds of people not happy with the direction the nation has taken under President Obama. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Both U.S. political parties offend "Joe the Plumber"

    07/25/2009 11:40:24 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,795+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2009-07-24 | Nick Carey
    HOLLAND, Ohio (Reuters) - "Joe the Plumber," who came to symbolize U.S. taxpayer frustration during last year's election, sounds even angrier now at what he sees as excessive government spending on the economy and healthcare reform. "The politicians in Washington are spending trillions of dollars of our money. When are Americans going to stand up and say enough is enough?" said Joe Wurzelbacher, 35, in an interview on Friday at his modest suburban Ohio home. "Instead of spending more of our money, they should cut back like ordinary Americans are having to. Why do they think they can spend their...