This is the exchange that started it all...
Multiple interviews followed...
So what did this event demonstrate? It ripped the mask off of Obama's socialism. It revealed him to be the ultra-left socialist that many knew him to be. More than that, it revealed to the great unwashed middle, those who think American Idol is more important than who runs the free country and just recently began to pay attention just who Obama really is.
How dare a private citizen question the Obamessiah! How dare an American citizen exercise his free speech and question a politician about his policies!
So, twenty-four hours later we know that "Joe the Plumber" is really named Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, he goes by his middle name. Big deal, so does my Bro-in-law. I've thought about doing it myself. So what if his real name is Samuel? Barack's real name includes Hussein.
We know he's 34, he's been divorced, he owes back taxes (so does Obama's treasury advisor). We know he once lived in Alaska. We know he may tangentally be related to a relative of Charles Keating of the Keating 5 scandal. (Quick sidenote, McCain was exonerated in that and as the sole Republican charged, left in the ethics complaint in order to give it a bipartisan spin) Does that really matter? Not to me...
We know Joe doesn't hold an actual plumbing license. We know that the local Obama-supporting Union says he doesn't have a license...then again, neither does the union offical, Mr. Joseph. Now Joe says, "He doesn't need one." A quick read of the Ohio Dept. of Commerce License req page would seem to agree.
Division of Industrial Compliance, issues state commercial licenses to the following contractors: electrical, HVAC, hydronics, plumbing, and refrigeration. To receive a state license, an applicant must meet the following requirements: 1) be at least 18 years of age; 2) be a United States citizen or a legal alien-must provide proof of being a legal alien; 3) either have been a tradesperson in the type of licensed trade for which the application is filed for not less than five years immediately prior to the date the application is filed, currently be a registered engineer in this state with three years of business experience in the construction industry in the trade for which the engineer is applying to take the examination, or have other experience acceptable to the appropriate section of the board;
From the union article: Wurzelbacher registered as an apprentice with the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council in November 2003, according to Dennis Evans, spokesman with the Department of Job and Family Services...so he's a month short of the required five years to even get his license. Not to mention, in any trade unlicensed people work for licensed ones all the time. When I worked in New York City as a suspended scaffolding rigger, I didn't have a license. I had a permit to work under a licensed Master Rigger. Now if I can work without a license in NYC, the Liberal Mecca of the Eastern seaboard, in a trade where people's lives literally hang on my work, I think that someone who unblocks a toilet can work under someone else's license in Ohio.
This issue isn't who Joe the Plumber is, it's what Obama said. And the Messiah and his cultists know it. That's why Joe must BECOME the issue and must be destroyed!
Claims exist that Joe was a Republican plant. One problem with that, Obama came to Joe's neighborhood, Obama came up to Joe to shake his hand, answer his question. Unless the McCain campaign has plants lined up at every intersection that Obama is touring, the only way Joe's a plant is magic of Rovian proportions. Karl Rove, you magnificent bastard!
Even if Joe was a plant, SO FREAKIN' WHAT?!
I'm sure you do. George Allen's campaign nosedived after this. And the object of his statement was a Democrat plant. The videotaker wasn't the issue, the issue was what Allen said!
Likewise, Joe is not the issue, what Obama said is the issue. "Spread the wealth around" Wealth redistribution. Marxist Socialism at its finest.
Take note America, this is a preview of what is coming. Challenge the Lord Messiah, Barack Obama and you will pay the price.
Every secret, every skeleton, every dirty joke you ever told will be exposed. You will be declared a racist, your livelyhood will be taken.
What do you expect from a Chicago thug-itician?
Joe, I'm sorry for the sithstorm you're going through right now. You wounded the Messiah, that cannot be allowed to stand.
America, meet Joe Dirt.
Update: McCain's defending Joe. This needs to go into an ad and pronto...