Friday, October 17, 2008

Angry man runs angry race

He did to Joe the Plumber what he did to Sarah Palin. John McCain thrust Joe into the national spotlight without proper (if any) vetting. Tax dodger. Unlicensed. Unloved by the plumbers union.

Backfire. Once again, anger has clouded McCain's judgment.

In Joe’s defense, he has held more press conferences than Gov. Palin.

By Thursday night, McCain was apologizing to Joe for dumping him onto the national stage – without any concern for the consequences to Joe.

At this hour, it is unknown if McCain has apologized to Palin. But he should. He used Palin without any regard for her or for the nation.

Country First my ass.

His campaign is faltering despite goofy stunts in which McCain attempts to turn the national attention away from the national economic crisis.

Democrats have someone to vote FOR: Barack Obama. Republicans only have someone to vote AGAINST: Barack Obama. Their anger is not patriotic. It is hatred.

Republican lies have not worked. Character assassination has not worked. Grandstanding stunts have not worked. McCain has run a lousy campaign ever since he turned it over to the hate-mongers from the Karl Rove team.

Racism is the only hope McCain has left. I hope I'm wrong.

12 comments:

The South Plainsman said...

George, the Joe the Plumber video was already well into the public domain long before McCain mentioned him. The guy who ought to be vetted is Obama, and he has not been.

And it was Obama that gave the answer which nailed him. All Joe, or whoever he is, did was ask the question. Maybe Obama should have vetted him instead.

Isn't it you guys who blame McCain and Palin for whomever shows up at their rallies?

The South Plainsman said...

Let's go to the guy you criticize for mention Joe. Here is his response:

"The response from Senator Obama and his campaign yesterday was to attack Joe. People are digging through his personal life and he has TV crews camped out in front of his house," McCain told a rowdy crowd at Florida International University. "He didn't ask for Senator Obama to come to his house. He wasn't recruited or prompted by our campaign. He just asked a question. And Americans ought to be able to ask Senator Obama tough questions without being smeared and targeted with political attacks."

Ollie Gravis said...

South Plainsman, take a deep breath.

Joe [Samuel J. Wurzelbacher] the Plumber, is another bogus McCain icon kinda like Sarah "No Comment" Palin.

Seems like good ol' Joe ain't even a licensed plumber, he owes the state of Ohio $1,182.98 in personal income tax, he has a lien on his property and his last tax return showed about $40,000 in income. With lending tighter than shrink-wrapped Palin doll, how can this boy come up with $250,000 to buy that plumbing business?

"He didn't ask for Senator Obama to come to his house. He wasn't recruited or prompted by our campaign."

If McCain hadn't gone and mentioned "my old buddy, Joe the Plumber" some 15 times in the debate this story would have died down. It seems to me McCain should have vetted the feller he's been exploiting.

No one I've heard has been calling for Joe the Plumber's death like some folks have for Obama's at a Palin rally.

The South Plainsman said...

I can see facts and logic aren't going to work with some over here. You take a deep breath.

Obama went to Joe's house and asked if he had a question. What about that is confusing to you?

The TV crew that was there at Obama's invitation (it was a "photo op" ) filmed it and it was broadcast, and then made the Internet.

And this is somehow McCain's fault?

That is really funny. LOL

sph said...

SP, I am confused. You typed: "Obama went to Joe's house and asked if he had a question. What about that is confusing to you?"

Below is a link for the initial Obama contact with "Joe, the Plumber".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUvwKVvp3-o

Obama went to Joe's house????? When? I missed that one, this video doesn't look like a house it looks like a rally?

The South Plainsman said...

SPH, Obama was campaigning on Joe's street where he lives, not at a rally.

Obama chose to talk to Joe.

If you look carefully at the video, you will easily see that it is a street scene in a neighborhood.

What is it about liberals that cause them to let someone other than themselves do their thinking?

Surely the party line that Joe is a bad guy doesn't sway you from the fact.

Joe is a regular guy, having tough times like many, who still believes in the American Dream, even though he is not living it. Sure, he can't pay all of his back taxes, and he is not a union member with a license, but he is (or was) working for a living.

Then here comes the great Obama machine into his neighborhood and he asks questions. Those were questions the media should long ago have asked, but have not.

Obama's answer show him to be a Marxist leaning ideologue, which his opponent would naturally pick up.

What happens to poor Joe? Well, the in the tank media and all the other liberals immediately trash his life in order to hurt his credibility.

And all he did was ask a question that the answer to which made Obama look bad.

Poor Joe may lose his job, who knows? Is this the kind of change that you and Obama are going to bring?

Anonymous said...

Let's face it! When the Dem-Libs are confronted with a negative view about them, they rush like little piss ants to cover up the damage that has been caused by whatever. Trying to cover up Obama's foot in mouth disease is a national priority for the libs.It doesn't matter how true the charges are,the libs don't believe that they or theirs can possibly make an error.
So Joe the plumber got on tv and was assualted by the libs from every direction! How dare a lowly 'plumber' deride Obama's horrendous plan to redistribute the wealth. Joe the 'plumber' is a tax dodger,(how did they come up with some numbers if he was dodging the taxman.He is unloved by the plumbers union. How pathetic that a man has decided to work without the blessing of a union.
There are several important issues before the nation other than the economic mess. The stupidity of a "national health" program put forth by the Obama group is beyond the pale.
Anyone who votes for Obama is either doing so without thought, or want to see the country on its knees before a socialist government.
Blaming the Republicans for racial
statements is laughable since the Obama and underlings have repeatedly used the 'race'bomb to go off at regular intervals.
The conservatives do not necessarily like McCain,but Porky Pig,with or without lipstick would take better care of his duties than Obama.He is unchristian,unAmerican, and unwise to try to take the country in an area that the people do not want to be in.Everyone but the 'takers'
wants to live with the freedom they have Almost had.
Games over!Obama would be the disaster provider of all history,should he be given the opportunity.------Goose

The South Plainsman said...

Joe's version from a Katie Couric interview:

"....Obama came to my neighborhood and my son and I were outside tossing the football, and all of a sudden he showed up, and there went our football tossing for a while. And, you know, neighbors were outside asking him questions, and I didn't think they were asking him tough enough questions, so I thought, you know, I'll go over there. You know, I've always wanted to ask one of these guys a question and really corner them and get them to answer a question of--for once instead of tap dancing around it. And unfortunately I asked the question but I still got a tap dance. Do you - almost as good as Sammy Davis Jr."

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/10/16/politics/horserace/entry4525242.shtml

Be honest, people.

sph said...

I didn't see the debate this time.

So a guy without a plumbers license, at home in the middle of the day, wants to buy a business that costs over $250,000 and he can't pay his back taxes was mentioned 20 times by a presidential hopeful, and this somehow determines that Obama is a socialist.

Have you lost your marbles and totally forgotten that the secretary of the treasury is buying private enterprise as we speak?

A redneck goofball is your hero and saviour of capitialism now - I gotta quit reading this stuff, it's getting too bazaar.

Ollie Gravis said...

This "Joe the Plumber" issue will never be resolved to the satisfaction of either side. A feller might conclude that Obama and McCain both used this feller to advance their own ends.

Ol' Joe figured -- to rewrite an old Irish saying, "Is this a private interview or can anyone join in?"

South Plainsman writes, "Sure, he can't pay all of his back taxes, and he is not a union member with a license, but he is (or was) working for a living." But he can bring up the bogus notion that he can buy a $250,000 business. Maybe he's a Dreamer, maybe a shill?

None of this gets down to the hard facts of the economy. But, heck, I reckon it ain't so important after all.

And, Goose comments," [Obama] is unchristian,unAmerican, and unwise to try to take the country in an area that the people do not want to be in." And... "The stupidity of a "national health" program put forth by the Obama group is beyond the pale.
Anyone who votes for Obama is either doing so without thought, or want to see the country on its knees before a socialist government."

Reckon I need to repeat what I wrote in an earlier post: South Plainsman, I'm full up to running over with your bunch implying a Democrat or any open-minded, compassionate, liberal thinker is a socialist, Marxist, commie or what ever nasty innuendo that has un-American smeared all over it. Ain't the health care of the military socialism in your book? Want to change that? If you want government to stay out of everything, how about the Anarchy Party? Talk about purity...

Lordy, lordy, seems the whole bunch of us is getting more uncivil every day.

George Phenix said...

Goose, it is unchristian of you to claim Obama is unchristian. And untrue. You are welcome to your opinions, no matter how vehement. But unchristian is a judgment that you simply cannot prove. It is a scare tactic.

SP, Joe would have never enjoyed another 15 minutes of fame had not John McCain mentioned his name more than 20 times during the debate. McCain plucked Joe from yesterday’s news and made him famous as his party’s own symbol.

McCain raised the curiosity factor to what it became. Otherwise, Joe was old news.

The Republicans are welcome to him. Joe is a libertarian in his heart. And in his mouth, too.

We can talk about this as long as you want, but I’m ready to move on.

The South Plainsman said...

Yeah, me too. Some see old Joe as a worthless human being for questioning the Messiah.

I just see him as a somewhat regular guy who got caught in a trap because he thought he was free to ask a question. Perish the thought. Not in Obama's country.

Just in mine. And a few others.

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