(MCCAIN PALS AROUND WITH STUPID PEOPLE)
If you don’t know by now, Joe the Plumber is really Sam Wurzelbacher who is 34, owes $1,261 in back taxes, isn’t a licensed plumber, doesn’t like the ideal of Yankees (not the team), and voted in his first primary last year as a registered Republican. (Check out Bloomberg.com’s article then some blogger follow up at The Zoo or if you STILL don’t trust me, try this Australian article)
Wow… hot darn biscuits… I thought Joe the Plumber was older (I’m 34 too) and wiser, but I guess he’s dumb and dumber.
I feel slightly sad for this guy because ULTIMATELY, before the press or even John McCain ran with this story, they should have researched this guy before thrusting him into the spotlight of lunacy.
But, Joe the Plumber (Sam) is symbolic to me. He symbolizes the McCain Campaign… this notion of just using ignorant scare tactics and doing their best to resemble the common man (Joe) is just a feeble attempt to APPEAR like one is honorable and caring about the masses, thus propelling oneself to APPEAR as the ultimate American.
These sort of emotional outbursts, backed by this notion of personal righteousness is nauseating. This idea that Obama is this secret evil, shady character, untrustworthy should start to dissolve since it seems the ones not to trust these days are those claiming outrage under false pretense.
This addiction to be heard, or famous, or provocative and having no ground to stand on needs to stop.
To think, “Joe the Plumber” was McCain’s big talking piece at his final debate, and “Joe” turned out to be some self-serving douche bag.
I thank the bloggers for doing the homework that not even McCain’s Intelligence and handlers could properly analyze… God for bid he gets wind of some WMDs somewhere from inaccurate government reporting.
Well, maybe McCain actually knew “Joe” was just a red-herring (kind of like Joe 6-Pack)…
I think it’s called “Gotcha” Politics. Sick.