October 17, 2008

Typhoid Barry

Hide your children, shutter your windows, and lock your doors, America.

Hope and change could be coming to a bitter and clingy neighborhood near you.

At any moment, Barack Obama could suddenly show up in your yard and put you on the spot where you feel compelled to ask him a question. If—God forbid—he offers up an answer that reveals a disturbing aspect of his political agenda, your life is over.

We've now seen this take place in the life of Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, known to the world as "Joe the Plumber." Joe has become a cautionary tale of what happens when you allow Barack Obama to reveal himself.

Joe was playing football at home with his son when Barack Obama suddenly appeared, and then ruined Joe's life by answering a simple question about taxes with an answer about how those who chase the American Dream should be required to "spread the wealth around."

Oh no, Joe!

Now obsessed leftwing bloggers and designated media hitmen have combed through Joe's public records and private details, and have done their best to air his dirty laundry and smear his name, and all because he asked an honest question that they didn't like the answer to.

Let the story of Joe the Plumber be a warning to the rest of you, America.

Don't cross Typhoid Barry.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 17, 2008 08:07 AM

And this will be the MO of the Barack Administration when dealing with those who don't agree with his agenda. Wait and see, people. These tactics are about to become official US Government Policy.

Posted by: Jayne Cobb at October 17, 2008 08:13 AM

God help us all.

"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."
- Sir Winston Churchill

"Every member of the society spies on the rest, and it is his duty to inform against them. All are slaves and equal in their slavery... The great thing about it is equality... Slaves are bound to be equal."
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"I know no class of my fellowmen, however just, enlightened, and humane, which can be wisely and safely trusted absolutely with the liberties of any other class."
- Frederick Douglass

"The mission of the Gestapo expanded steadily as, from 1933 onward, “political criminality” was given a much broader definition than ever before and most forms of dissent and criticism were gradually criminalized. The result was that more “laws” or lawlike measures were put on the books than ever."
- Shelia Fitzpatrick

“We enter parliament in order to supply ourselves, in the arsenal of democracy, with its own weapons. If democracy is so stupid as to give us free tickets and salaries for this bear's work, that is its affair. We do not come as friends, nor even as neutrals. We come as enemies. As the wolf bursts into the flock, so we come.”
- Paul Joseph Goebbels

"That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence."
- Miguel de Unamuno

"Our movement took a grip on cowardly Marxism and from it extracted the meaning of Socialism. It also took from the cowardly middle-class parties their nationalism. Throwing both into the cauldron of our way of life there emerged, as clear as a crystal, the synthesis - German National Socialism."
- Hermann Goering

"Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them."
- Jean-Paul Sartre

"If we don't continually evaluate and re-evaluate ourselves, we fall into patterns and believe that what we're doing is right. You fall into movements where no one questions the company line. That's how Fascism began. We have to constantly look at the ways we deal with each other."
- Neil LaBute

"Economically, as Globalization is pushed down our throats, people are fractured into tribal communal groups. The world is getting more and more fractured. Nationalism, nuclearism, communalism, fascism, these things are springing up."
- Arundhati Roy

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men."
- Samuel Adams

"From a “pragmatic” point of view, political philosophy is a monster, and whenever it has been taken seriously, the consequence, almost invariably, has been revolution, war, and eventually, the police state."
- Henry David Aiken

"Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by power and by force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual."
- Albert Einstein

"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice."
- Albert Einstein

Posted by: Fed Up And Not Taking It Anymore at October 17, 2008 08:49 AM

Barry is going down

Posted by: Neo at October 17, 2008 09:45 AM

Barry actually came to Joe? I was under the impression that this was a rope-line and therefore initiated by Joe, this fits much better with the notion that the guy is a plant. Did you know his real name is Sam? Why the subterfuge? one might ask. Much is revealed by a middle name, dontcha know. Joe is obviously a Rove-esque henchman; Sam Wurzelfuehrer (note the militaristic haircut) is a neoconazi agent-provocateur assigned the most difficult mission of all; get ONE straight answer out of The One. And we all got it. Like staring into the Ark of the Covenant, grokking fully Hussein's brief, straightforward answer produces a quake through reality that melts the flesh and implodes the landscape. Our Joe was closest to it but a funny thing happened. Joe met up with the sharpest and bloodiest teeth in this media kennel and they proved to be nothing but gum. It is not, apparently, so tough to stand up to the moronic myrmidons as our betters would have us believe. They played gotcha and got gotted like a cat falling into an aquarium. The jig is up. If this nation is going to vote in Marxism, not to mention racism and fascism, they will not do it blindly. Thanks Joe. It may be too late but thanks. See you at the barricades.

Posted by: megapotamus at October 17, 2008 09:48 AM

Great post mega.

I'll see you at the barricades if I can stay out of "sensitivity Training" long enough...

Save our Country!

NObama '08

Posted by: Alan at October 17, 2008 10:04 AM

"And this will be the MO of the Barack Administration when dealing with those who don't agree with his agenda. Wait and see, people."

No doubt about it. I'm not sure Obama himself is behind it, but we saw much the same sort of behavior from the Clinton administration when it was in power. Critics are treated like hostile witnesses at a trial, cross-examined and discredited in the court of public opinion.

I don't have to wait and see. I've already seen it.

Posted by: Yashmak at October 17, 2008 10:11 AM


Good answer.

Posted by: Endangered in Mass at October 17, 2008 10:12 AM

The Bradley Effect should now be called the Joe The Plumber effect.

Posted by: BohicaTwentyTwo at October 17, 2008 10:25 AM

These acts by bloggers and their media brethren against Joe the Plumber are remiscent of what ar eknown as "acts of repudiation" in Cuba. Whenever someone has the gall to voice an opinion, government paid mobs attack that person physically and verbally.

Posted by: Val Prieto at October 17, 2008 10:31 AM

Obama is Richard Nixon reincarnated

Posted by: jeff at October 17, 2008 10:45 AM

I'm still shocked Joe wasn't skirted away for re-education. Doesn't he like kool-aid?

Posted by: Hawkins at October 17, 2008 11:12 AM

I agree with the person who said that an Obama MO will be to silence or intimidate critics. It's already happening and he hasn't even been sworn in yet. I am a columnist for a local paper, rarely write political articles, but felt compelled to write a critique of media not asking Obama tough questions. You wouldn't believe the backlash of letters trying to shame me for "demonizing" Obama. That's a preview of things to come. Think Fairness Doctrine and Hate Crime! This election is serious!

Posted by: Mike Rostad at October 17, 2008 11:20 AM

This is how Chavez and his gang in Venezuela treat those who oppose him. Coincidence?

Posted by: yorugua at October 17, 2008 11:38 AM

Remember when the guy was attending White House press briefings on a visitor pass vs press credentials? The whole media world jumped on him because he wasn't using his own name, and somebody on a blog pointed out that Maureen Dowd and Larry King (among others) were made-up names. Wouldn't it be sweet if one of those mediaholes snarked on "Sam the Plumber." And I remember a quotation by somebody famous years ago that went something like this, "A society that gives more respect to a bad philosopher than to a good plumber will find itself with philosophy and plumbing that won't hold water."

Posted by: Billmax at October 17, 2008 11:54 AM

If Obama is elected, how long 'til Joe the Plumber gets audited by the IRS? Forget his outstanding back taxes, what if the IRS decides he owes another hundred thousand? He'll be wrecked, and so will his business plans, and then the people he was going to employ will have to look somewhere else.

I predict a JtP audit is part of the 'first 100 days' of Obama's presidential business.

Clinton used that weapon regularly in the 1990s against political enemies.

Posted by: Dave at October 17, 2008 11:57 AM

At least Nixon hired his own plumbers...

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at October 17, 2008 11:59 AM

Folks here might like this. Ordinarily I wouldn't cutnpaste but at least I wrote it myself on myspace.

Alright "Joe", if that IS your name....

Friends, we are under assault. I have already celebrated our emancipation from the dreary fatigues of the "election" by virtue of geography but a New Threat has emerged. I am speaking as you Good People already know of the elevation of one Samuel Joeseph Stalin Hermann Goering Wurzelfuhrer of Aushwitz OH to prominence from his deserved previous state of oblivion. This character calls himself, mendaciously and insidiously; Joe the Plumber.

Now, this is not the first time our Dear Leader, The One, the Big O (if only) has been burdened with a bald, white, racist, fascist, splitist honky stevedore's malignant stupidity but we must make it the last. Must I reprise this abomination's heresy? This stooge actually left his domicile, the hut not the yard, and frolicked unhidden with his Christer spawn in FULL VIEW OF BARACK OBAMA! There is little question that this was a malicious act NOT an innocent mistake. Of course our Beloved Father, Barack the Wise Gracious and Mighty indulged his singular weakness; an excess of love, and (I could almost call this a "mistake" if that were possible) ministered to this troglodyte, actually entertaining, get this.... A QUESTION from the brute! Whoa, not since Dr Zeus let Taylor spin his fanciful yarns unlobotomized has there been such an exchange! And like Taylor, (played so ably by Charlton Heston) this Samuel Wurlitzerbreaker vented his rotten spleen of all the noxious hatred he had been storing up against his betters for 34 resentful years. The exact verbiage of The Impertinence is well lost to history but the teaching, healing response of Senator Goodstuf is another gem we must preserve and perhaps have tattoed on our privates; "When you spread the wealth around that's good for everybody."


Everybody as in... EVERYBODY!?!?! Man, cool. He says it. I believe it. That settles it. The great tragedy is that this wisp of genius was never known to man before. Why didn't someone think of that before and build a global movement on that principle? Seems like we could try it out in a few countries if that is necessary to convince the cynical, and, like, see the results and see if we like' em and want to reproduce them. Why didn't we do it a hundred years ago? It seems so simple now that we are shown the way. Like fire, TP and the internets, we owe it to... Democrats I guess but Barack especially.

Yes, we owe He Who Shites Peppermints a proper tribute for dispensing this greatest nugget and have a rare opportunity to show our love and devotion. I am sure it was all our Precious Mentor, the Great Crossing Guard, the Lamb of Hyde Park could do to refrain from turning the beast Weaselsniffer to a pillar of salt on the spot. But refrain he did. And rightly so. It is not for the hands of Bachman Hussein Overdrive to be muddied calling down lightning on the benighted. That is our job. I had in mind some sort of zombie-mob action since we know his address (thanks, Kos!) but that might, ya know, not look GREAT on the YouTubes. (And it ALWAYS gets on the YouTubes) What with the brain eating. Seems like the current program of thorough investigation and instant national exposure of all his public records, associations, professional actions, health records, school records, friends, relatives, enemies, neighbors, colleagues, store clerks, jokes, pokes and smokes should be a gentle enough prod for him and his rude ilk to take the lesson of shutyeruglyholevenwhenaskednomakethatespeciallywhenasked. Sterner measures can be taken once the election is over, necessary or not. Besides, it wouldn't look right to be TOO tough on this creep. It's not like he's running for President or anything.

Posted by: megapotamus at October 17, 2008 12:20 PM

obama is a fraud...the majority of citizens in this country will not vote for a marxist....The polls are fake, pay no attention to them.

Posted by: Antonio at October 17, 2008 12:30 PM

Watch and listen to the video again: "...I think that when you spread the wealth around its good for everybody". THAT is socialism pure and simple! That means that for everyone who wants to lay around, do nothing they should get a subsidy, hand out or dole from those who are working 24/7 at a job or successful business.

Posted by: Me ida Lies at October 17, 2008 01:23 PM

Wow. Joe the Plumber is on record saying he was sick of candidates not being asked the tough questions, so he made sure when his chance came he asked a tough one.

And you're blaming Obama for ANSWERING it?

You people are seriously off the deep end.

You want to criticize the media circus surrounding Joe, ask the McCain campaign why they didn't properly vet him before throwing his name out on national TV. Did they even check with him first?

And the best part is, Joe's actual income level gets a BIGGER TAX CUT from Obama than from McCain. Even Joe admits that he'll get a tax cut from Obama.

It is to laugh.

Posted by: Caro Hussein Cogitatus at October 17, 2008 01:24 PM

Joe is proof that there no longer is a Silent Majority. We are now the Silenced Majority! NOT!

Posted by: Max at October 17, 2008 01:47 PM

After Obama went to Europe and the media sent its biggest cheerleaders to cheer him, I wondered what it would take for the media to get my jaw to drop that hard again. I mean, how many times can they utterly stun you with such acts that are becoming merely routine???....

These immediate attacks on Joe the Plummer are jaw dropping.

What is amazing is that the media has come to this without government interference. The government is not legislating this bias -- the people who staff the big media are doing this gleefully.

And I'll cut through some of the cute hyperbole by giving some examples that aren't cute or too hyperbolic:

The media will champion implementation of The Fairness Doctrine. Any radio station and right wing talk show hosts who resists will be savaged and any police brought in to shut things down will be praised.

Keith Olbermann will continue to be a rabid, nutty attack dog and the Fairness Doctrine will be extended against Fox News.

Hate Crimes Law will be extended to include Hate Speech Law (as I believe has happened in a few European nations and maybe in parts of Canada???).

Mosques will not be targeted. Any words a spiritual guide there uses against homosexuality based on Islam will not be arrested and/or fined.

But, you will see pastors of the popular churches in the largest cities in the nation investigated for violating such Hate Speech Laws.

Just take a look around the Ivy League and top state universities for how the thought and speech control will work. Look at the places where those who are leftist liberals and radicals have already gained such a dominate power.

A student who hates his high school or middle school teacher will just need to use their cell phone to record their teacher using the phrase "radical Islam" in some discussion of current events or history --- to have the teacher hounded out of the profession by the local and state boards.

Burning of "hateful" books will become a community sponsored event supported by local government and supported by the media and national government.

Voter registrations laws will be altered to the point voting as an illegal alien will be simple and easy to do ---- until perhaps illegal aliens are found to overwhelming vote Republican....

Felons will be able to vote - until they are found to vote predominately Republican.

It will become easy for younger or just more motivated individuals in blue areas of the country, like the major urban areas and the Northwest - Northeast --- to organize and drive to red states to register and vote virtually unchecked.

ACORN is the future, if current polling numbers are to be believed....

....and there is a lot more like this coming down the pipe.....

Posted by: usinkorea at October 17, 2008 01:47 PM

What's the problem?

It's obvious from the color of Joe's skin that he is a racist.


Posted by: myiq2xu at October 17, 2008 02:05 PM

It wasn't who asked the question, it was the answer that shows who obama really is. Attacking Joe is a rather hollow ploy, we need to keep repeating the answer that he was given, therin lies the problem with the chosen one's policies, pure socialism.

Posted by: WTC at October 17, 2008 02:17 PM

I loved Rush's comment - Okay, so it's his middle name that is Joe. He is a guy who is proud of his middle name unlike our presidential candidate.

I look at Joe as our current Willie Horton. His little tete a tete with Obama and the way the msm and left wing blogs are trying to ruin Joe's life have done more to expose what life could be like under an Obama administration than anything else yet.
And did you notice how much Obama's answer to Joe sounded so much like Castro?

To me Joe is more qualified to be president than Obama. At least Joe has experience working hard in real life.

America, wake up. Vote for Joe and McCain/Palin

Posted by: janet at October 17, 2008 02:28 PM

Please do not vote for Obama. This man will ruin the country.

Posted by: mjones at October 17, 2008 02:51 PM

Oh c'mon. Joe got exposed to the media after McCain decided to make him the posterboy for his latest stunt. Sure, there are bloggers seeking to discredit him after he took to the airwaves, but there hasn't been anything launched by the Obama campaign.

Posted by: ChenZhen at October 17, 2008 03:15 PM

To Megapotamus: You said, "Did you know his real name is Sam? Why the subterfuge?" Gee, nobody has ever met someone who uses their middle name instead of their first. Never. That is, if they live in a freaking hole in the ground. Or their moma's basement.

To Caro Hussein Cogitatus: You said, "And you're blaming Obama for ANSWERING it?" No, we are castigating Obama for the SOCIALIST POSITION that his answer clearly reveals! Sheesh.

Posted by: MoonbatBane at October 17, 2008 04:52 PM

The future is a darn scary place. The government already has access to all our private details and records, and what it could do to any one of us under Obama is far worse than what the media has done to Joe. The country will be run by left-wing illuminati and forget about free speech. If we know what's good for us, we'll see no evil, speak no evil.

Posted by: A.B. at October 17, 2008 04:59 PM

The problem isn't Joe the Plumber - the problem is Obama's answer.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at October 17, 2008 05:03 PM

Personally, I hope the Obamamaniacs keep attacking Joe the Plumber.

Look at it this way... Adam Middleclass looks at Joe the Plumber and sees a guy that could be his next-door neighbor, the guy next to him at the ballgame or church, or even--gasp!--his plumber. Joe and Adam live the same kind of life, shop in the same stores (and don't order Iranian caviar and champagne from Waldorf-Astoria room service), and face the same problems with paying the mortgage, car payment, taxes, etc.

Therefore, every time the Obama camp attacks Joe, it's very easy for Adam to see himself in Joe's shoes... thus, at least subconsciously, Adam could easily himself as being attacked by every smear against Joe. And the more attacks, the higher the odds get better that Adam will perceive these attacks as aimed at him.

Please, Obamamaniacs, keep attacking. Drive the middle-class taxpayers further away from your secular savior.

Posted by: C-C-G at October 17, 2008 05:37 PM

Either you are extremely new here...or you don't get sarcasm. Of course you are right on with the other part of your comment.

Mega - you owe me a new keyboard - ROTFLMAO (and trying to wipe up what I just spewed)

Posted by: Mark at October 17, 2008 05:45 PM

Not only did Obama seek out Joe the Plumber during his walkabout if his campaignBOTV team is half as knowledgeable as they claim to be THEY HAD TO KNOW JOE WAS REGISTERED AS REPUBLICAN when they picked Joe's middle class neighborhood as the one Obama would go door-knocking for OBAMA-CAN votes.

Posted by: crazy at October 17, 2008 06:47 PM

The problem isn't Joe the Plumber - the problem is Obama's answer.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at October 17, 2008 05:03 PM

Obama wants to steal your money and to send $845 billion to the UN to finance his Global Poverty Act. He also wants to use your money to fund abortion-on-demand. He'll also want to use a lot of federal funds to underwrite Acorn activities, school reform along the lines of his useless efforts with Ayers in Chicago Annenberg challenge, and his civilian national security force (2 July 2008 speech).

Vote for McCain and against Obama. Let's preserve and improve our American way of life.

Posted by: SAM at October 17, 2008 08:29 PM

It's clear to me that Obama's choice of that particular neighborhood, that particular time, that particular accompanying camera crew, that particular bald guy, that particularly scary quoting that escaped from the mouth of the The One were all Karl Rove plants. Mr. Rove is, in fact, a shape-shifting earwig who was able to crawl simultaneously inside the brains of Mr. Obama and nearly everyone else in the video as well as those who watched it. It's all a vast rightwing conspiracy, I tell you!

Posted by: Roger Godby at October 17, 2008 08:49 PM

Caro and Chen,

Cute comments. I, for one, think McCain's going to come up with the Mother of All Unexpected Victories.

However, in the event His Majesty wins, do drop in this time next year. I'm sure you'll give us an entertaining whine about how shocked and disappointed you are that Obama lied about almost everything he promised.

In fact, guys, you can also tell us about how your job searches are going since you were both let go from "Burger World"...because "Don Obamleone" wanted to take a bigger piece of its action for his own crew.

Posted by: MarkJ at October 17, 2008 09:29 PM

Joe has helped turn the tide by exposing Obama for what he is.

Keep the American Dream alive. Get out and vote Nov 4th. Ignore the polls. The election is not over yet.

N0-bam-uh/B-lie-den 08

YES McCain/Palin 08!

Posted by: Ken at October 17, 2008 10:41 PM

I must say that Joe has been a strike of lightning at the just the right place and the right time. It has both nakedly exposed OBurkha in all of his rotting Marxist rhetoric, while giving a lot of people a good look at his Stalinist tactics.

Their going after Palin in such a revolting way opened up a lot of eyes. This latest North Korean-style terrorist tactic against Joe just puts the stake in The Moronchurian Candidate's ascension.

As mentioned above, McCain will win and big. And the stench of suicidal liberals will be overwhelmingly pleasant.

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin at October 17, 2008 10:43 PM

McCain's going to pull it off all right! He's going to win. I made a big bet on and get this: my contract's going to pay 5-1! Get in while the odds are still good. You know the polls are sponsored by the MSM but heartland American will not be deceived, not this time.

Posted by: Luther Tines at October 17, 2008 11:56 PM

Droll, Luther. We shall see....

Posted by: megapotamus at October 18, 2008 06:53 AM

Luther, if you'd bother to look at the facts, instead of polls that oversample Democrats by 10 points (also known as a "skewed poll" or "pollaganda"), you'd note that the current polls are within the margin of error, in essence, a dead heat.

Then you might look back at Obama's performance in the primaries, where The One tended to underperform his polls by about 5 points.

Taking both of those facts into consideration, it's entirely plausible McCain will win by 4-5 points. Not a landslide, but a victory is a victory.

Posted by: C-C-G at October 18, 2008 08:19 AM

You know, I get up, work hard, and try to enjoy my life without imposing myself on others. I believe in the human spirit and that it yearns to be free of oppression and the spirit grows because nature provides competition.

I was fortunate enough when I was a teen during the Reagan years to visit some communist countries in eastern Europe. This was part of a student summer exchange program where we travelled around Europe for 6 weeks. None of my homestays were in communist countries, but we did visit them as part of the program.

While my visits to Hungary, Czechoslavakia, and Yugoslavia were brief, it left an mark on my life. I witnessed firsthand the oppression of forced equality under a totalitarian government. I saw the people, who refused to make eye contact with us for fear of the secret state police making a midnight house visit to them. I saw the invisible but noticeable weight of oppression they carried on their shoulders.

I returned with a true love for the USA and the freedoms it gives not only us, the Citizens, but the rest of the world.

I am fearful that the USA has embarked on a non-reversable path towards an oppressive socialist state. And I refuse to live under those conditions having witnessed how such governments squash the human spirit.

I have started buying ammunition and weapons and supplies. Have you?

When Injustice becomes Law, Rebellion becomes Duty.

Posted by: TheFightToCome at October 18, 2008 09:47 AM

Well said, Fight to Come.

I'm glad you mentioned Communist-occupied Europe, because it's becoming ever more obvious that our opponents took a page from right out of the Stalinists' book.

The Orwellian media manipulation has been bad enough.

So has the reliance on failed economic policies in the name of fairness.

But now they're appropriating the tactics that were at the heart of Communist terror - personal destruction of ordinary citizens who "humiliate" the Great Leader. A man is minding his own business when 0bama APPROACHES HIM, with the intention of using him as a political prop. He has the audacity to ask the Great Leader a question that said leader cannot answer properly, because he's operated in a protective media cocoon for his entire political life. The resulting answer reveals just how totalitarian 0bama's "Hope" and "Change" really are. And for that, the man needs to be crushed. His name is dragged through the dirt, his personal information is posted on the web, and the State moves to run him out of business. All because he dared to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Does the Great Leader tell his goons to lay off? No. In fact, he and his VP continue to mock Joe in public, sneering at a working man who unlike them hasn't gorged at the public trough all his life.

And yet we're supposed to be comfortable giving this sociopath the keys to the White House? Where he'll have the full force of the Justice Department and other agencies at his power? These tactics are one step below using actual violence to enforce political conformity - perhaps that's what it's going to come to in the future if anyone goes against the will of 0bama.

Posted by: Nine-of-Diamonds at October 18, 2008 10:42 AM

Why do you advocate cowardice, Bob Owens? I'll be damned if I just roll over for the Cowardcratic Party.

Posted by: Ken at October 18, 2008 11:34 AM

Barry 'the Marxist' has improved on the Clinton tactics. Remember the thousands of personal FBI files in Hillary's office. Crossing a democrat is exactly like crossing Saddam Hussein or Hugo Chavez. You or your family will disappear or go through a wood chipper, aka the Lame Stream Media slime machine. Facts are facts but then where is a democrat who can read. Liberal college don't teach the three R's or ethics.

Posted by: Scrapiron at October 18, 2008 11:57 AM

I believe the tape of Joe the plumber was doctored. Obama did not say "spread the wealth", he said "bend over and spread'em". Seriously.... is there anyone out there that isn't brain dead or close to it that actually believes that a far left wing Chicago politician who has NEVER voted to decrease taxes, with an automatic rubber stamp of far left wing leaders in the House and Senate is actually going to give anybody (that actually pays taxes) a break? Come on!

Posted by: Dave B at October 19, 2008 12:35 AM

Joe, by his own statement, sought out Obama to ask him that question. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that he was put up to it by McCain's handlers. That it has proved to be uncomfortable for him and for both candidates could have been predicted by anyone who pays attention to the news.

Posted by: Southingtonian at October 19, 2008 05:19 AM

That type of behaviour is so typical of how the socialist states treat anyone who disagrees with them, or, heaven forbid, tells the truth to the media.

Beware of Obama, he'll turn the USA into a socialist, totalitarian state, and spend half of the tax revenues to spy on ordinary citizens - like they've done in Britain, which spies on all it's citizens, and where even the dustmen can spy on people if they think they're throwing away too much garbage in their bins. Phone calls, emails and regular mail are intercepted by anyone in local government who wants to prove a point.

If Obama's elected it'll be the end of the USA as we know it.

Posted by: Nannette at October 19, 2008 05:42 AM

Is there anyone else noticing that Obama supporters are pissed off that someone asked him a question and he answered the question in his own words? They are so spoiled. Hey people... the MSM should have been asking him those types of questions about 18 months ago! It would have been nice if Joe the plumber had a microphone and TV camera behind him but that hasn't happened. The McCain camp "planted" the guy in his own front yard to ask a question of a Presidential candidate? He should have answered like he always does... "Together We Can", "Hope you can believe in", "We need Change" and other clear, concise, to the point answers.

Posted by: Dave B at October 19, 2008 12:48 PM

Apparently Obama is trying to fool the voters now, if this report on NRO's Campaign Spot is accurate:

FYI—just a few moments ago I received an automated call at home from “Joe the Plumber” asking me to vote for O’Bama. He referred to the talk about Joe the Plumber in the debate—obviously trying to have me l_i_n_k* “Joe Sellers (I think that’s the name), a plumber from Falls Church, Virginia” with the Joe the Plumber everyone is talking about. Easy to think ‘Hey, Joe the Plumber wants us to vote for O’Bama.’

Dishonest? Yes. But about what you’d expect out of Washington.

* Edited due to spam filter.

Posted by: C-C-G at October 19, 2008 03:59 PM

C-C-G: "Luther, if you'd bother to look at the facts, instead of polls that oversample Democrats by 10 points (also known as a "skewed poll" or
'pollaganda'), you'd note that the current polls are within the margin of error, in essence, a dead heat."

All the more reason to go long on McCain. It's irrational not to take 5-1 against even odds! By all means do share with us the particulars of your contract. In fact if you don't we might begin to suspect that you don't actually believe what you say.

Posted by: Luther Tines at October 19, 2008 09:43 PM

Hey Dave B you still don't get it! EVEN if Joe was planted which is's Obama's answer that has caused all the stir. Was the response coming out of his mouth planted as well? Do you really want your wealth spread around - if you have any wealth that is? See this is the Democrat way ... punish those who work hard and do good and pass it on over to the people who sit on their fat a**es. people are so lame. All I can say is God help America if this man gets in office. Go McCain/Palin 08.

Posted by: Beady Babe at October 20, 2008 07:49 PM