Last night, Sarah Palin said she didn’t want to talk about Wurzelbacher. “I begged our speechwriters, ‘Don’t make me say Joe the Plumber, please, in any speeches,” she said. After failing to properly vet Wurzelbacher’s situation, the McCain campaign is apparently now throwing him overboard and moving on.
Ouch, that's gotta hurt.
And why the sudden U-Turn from the Straight Joe-All Joe-Nothin' But the Joe Express?
Could it be this CBS Report?
So today, Joe, who said he makes much less than $250,000, reluctantly admitted Obama would lower his taxes.
“I would, if you believe him, I would be receiving his tax cuts,” Wurzelbacher said.
Like far too many Republicans, it seems that Joe has a habit of lying about as much as the rest of us breathe.
The facts - as even the reluctant to bother actually doing reporting Corporate Media have revealed - are that: Joe The Plumber only makes $40,000 a year, doesn't have a valid plumbers license in the state of Ohio, has only been a "plumber" for 6 years - not 15, has never finished his plumber courses, has never apprenticed as a plumber, can't afford to buy his bosses business - which only generates $100,000 a year in
His (first) Name isn't even Joe - It's SAM!
Speaking directly to Barack Obama, SAM said:
``Do you believe in the American dream?'' Wurzelbacher asked Obama, citing the Democrat's proposed tax rate increase for Americans earning more than $250,000. ``I'm being taxed more and more for fulfilling the American dream.''
Even if Sammy Joe's claim of nearly "fulfilling the American dream" had been true, instead of a ridiculous wingnut bag of lies...
Bloomberg reports that “one other problem in making Wurzelbacher a symbol of the overtaxed” is that — even if he did earn an adjusted gross income of $280,000 — “he would pay just $773 more in taxes under Obama’s plan than McCain’s.” That amount would hardly deal a crippling blow to his potential small business.
Oh ouch. What a burden to bear.
Can't you just feel the crushing chains of the evil Socialism clinking into place?
As someone far more eloquent than me recently said - why would anyone want to be such a douche nozzle?
(H/t to the other Sarahcuda - Silverman)
Oh wait, we are talking about a Republican here aren't we?. My bad. We all should know well by now to expect exactly this kind of
If this was the guy who was supposed to throw the sinking McCain Campaign a life-preserver, I think we've all just discovered that it was really an anchor...
Update: So has the dreaded Sarahcuda shaken loose of her handlers and speechwriters enough to actually let go of Joe/Sam the Human Anvil? Er, Not so much. According to various comments she's on the outer tubes of vision right now spouting the party-line of how they're gonna storm the gates of Washington, climb the parapet and get all Mavericky for Joe The (Unlicensed), Not-so-Rich, Non-tax-paying, NOT Plumber, and stop the EVIL ACORN too. You betcha! Also.
Brings a whole new definition to "Anchor-man".
Update 2: McCain, who only mentioned his name 21 times is now blaming Obama for "Joe the Plumber" - Amazing. http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/10/17/1562227.aspx
John McCain says that, if Joe the Plumber isn’t crazy about the tough questions coming from reporters hanging out on his lawn, he has Barack Obama to blame.
“He didn't ask for Senator Obama to come to his house. He wasn't recruited or prompted by our campaign,” McCain said of the political cycle’s newest celebrity, who questioned Obama on taxes during a neighborhood canvas earlier this week. “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."
He's not being "smeared" for asking of tough question, it was a simple question with a simple answer which Obama more than happily gave him. He's being attacked for being a Liar!