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Joe ‘The Plumber’ Wurzelbacher wants you and ‘deranged Mexicans’ to admit wanting ‘a white Republican president again’

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Who dragged this guy out of the sewer?

The Raw Story

In an article posted on his website, the man known as “Joe the Plumber” during the last presidential election cycle published an unattributed article whose author assured readers that wanting a “white Republican president” doesn’t “make you a racist, it just makes you an American.”

The article, written by Kevin Jackson, contends that “[i]n the pre-black president era, criticizing the president was simply the American thing to do. An exercise of one’s First Amendment right. Criticism had nothing to do with color, because there had never been a black president.”

The problem, according to Jackson, isn’t the legacy of American slavery or race-relations, but the fact that the motivations of those who criticize the president are questioned: “Mexicans disagreed with most white Republican presidents over America’s immigration policy. Many deranged Mexicans believe we should open the country up to them, some saying that much of America belongs to Mexico anyway. They are not called racists.”

Being “called a racist” is, for Jackson, the worst possible fate a critic can face. And yet, later in the article, he claims that “most Liberal blacks are racists. Nobody wants to discuss it,” he writes, “because racism by black Liberals has been sanctioned by the Left, even encouraged.”

“I long for the days of a white president,” Jackson writes, “because under white presidents, at least black people had pride. Liberals have stolen pride from blacks, and they have no intention of giving it back.”

[Image via Youtube screencap]

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Joe the Plumber calls to ‘start shooting’ immigrants at the border

Samuel “Joe The Plumber” Wurzelbacher with his shotgun

The extremist on the GOP side of the aisle are getting beside themselves.

I get the whole “macho thing” they’ve got going on with gun advocacy and pretty much bullying the House and Senate, even when they’re not the majority.  I get the idea that they want to reflect strength and determination to their base as opposed to the Democrats’ usual posture of weakness and uncertainty.

However, I think some nutty Republicans have taken their “macho” role to a whole other level.

“Joe the Plumber” and Rep. Lori Klein is just the latest in a daily list of astonishingly  incompetent and attention seeking ‘politicians’, most of who came to congress on the 2010 wave.

The Raw Story

At two separate events in recent days, Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher has proposed to “put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting.”

Wurzelbacher first made the remarks during a campaign rally for Arizona Republican state Rep. Lori Klein on Friday, according to video published by Prescott eNews.

“For years I’ve said, you know, put a damn fence on the border, going to Mexico and start shooting,” he insisted.

Wurzelbacher then repeated the remarks at a so-called “Patriot Rally” with Klein on Saturday.

“I’m running for Congress. How many congressmen or people running for Congress have you heard, put a fence up and start shooting? None? Well you heard it here first. Put troops on the border and start shooting, I bet that solves our immigration problem real quick.”

While Klein refused to condemn the call for border violence, her District 11 opponent, Republican state House Speaker Andy Tobin, called for Wurzelbacher to apologize or go back home to Ohio.

“I would ask for him to retract the statement as made in jest, and if not made in jest, I’m appalled at him,” Tobin told KTVK. “We don’t do that in Arizona.”

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) launched Wurzelbacher into fame during the 2008 presidential election when he repeatedly referred to “Joe the Plumber” during a debate with then-Sen. Barack Obama. McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, called Wurzelbacher’s latest idea “ridiculous.” She had previously said that he was a “dumbass” who should “stick to plumbing.”

Klein, who is running for re-election in the 11th District, drew charges of racism in 2011 when she read a controversial letter on the state Senate floor, asserting that “[m]ost of the Hispanic students do not want to be educated but rather be gang members and gangsters.”

She is also known for pointing a loaded gun at the chest of Richard Ruelas, a reporter for The Arizona Republic, while he was interviewing her at the state Capitol.

“Oh, it’s so cute,” Klein said of the raspberry-pink .380 Ruger that she carries in purse at all times, later explaining that Ruelas had no need to worry because “I just didn’t have my hand on the trigger.”

Watch this video from KTVK, broadcast Aug. 13, 2012 at the bottom of the article.

 

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Allen West Endorses Joe The Plumber For Congress

Allen West Joe The PlumberThe dumbing down of the American political process continues…

The Huffington Post

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as “Joe The Plumber” for his role in the 2008 presidential campaign, won the endorsement of Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) in his bid for Congress in Ohio.

In a campaign video posted Thursday by Wurzelbacher, West says, “One of the great things about Joe is that he represents the genuineness of the American people. Someone who has served in the military, and now is trying to answer the call to serve at a greater level.”

He adds, “I look forward to Joe being a colleague of mine in Washington, D.C.”

Wurzelbacher is running in a heavily Democratic district against longtime Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), who beat Rep. Dennis Kucinich after the two were forced to run against each other because of GOP-led redistricting.

West recently alleged that members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus — which Kaptur is a member of — were communists.

“I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus,” he said at a recent town hall event.

I suggest you don’t eat for at least an hour after you view the following video. <Barf>

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Fox News executive admits his attempt to link Obama to socialism was a lie

Raw Story

During the 2008 presidential campaign one Fox News executive repeatedly tried to smear Barack Obama with charges of “socialism.”

Liberal watchdog group Media Matters has uncovered audio that indicates Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon was just engaging in what he called “mischievous speculation.”

In 2009, Sammon told an audience aboard Mediterranean cruise sponsored by a right-wing college that his 2008 attempt to link Obama to socialism was “a premise that privately I found rather far-fetched.”

“Last year, candidate Barack Obama stood on a sidewalk in Toledo, Ohio, and first let it slip to Joe the Plumber that he wanted to quote, ‘spread the wealth around,’” Sammon said. “At that time, I have to admit, that I went on TV on Fox News and publicly engaged in what I guess was some rather mischievous speculation about whether Barack Obama really advocated socialism, a premise that privately I found rather far-fetched.”

During the 2008 campaign, the then-Washington deputy managing editor repeatedly suggested that Obama had socialist tendencies.

On Oct. 14, 2008, Sammon said that Obama’s comment to Joe Wurzelbacher “is red meat when you’re talking to conservatives and you start talking about ‘spread the wealth around.’ That is tantamount to socialism.”      Read more…

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The 14th Amendment Brouhaha and other GOP Political Theater

It’s rather odd that the “party of strict constructionism” has decided that in the case of the 14th Amendment and “anchor babies“, times have changed.  Rachel Maddow was right, these people are not ashamed of their hypocrisy.

On Sunday, Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.)  became the highest-ranking Republican to suggest support for the repeal of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Birth tourism:  Is anyone addressing the recently revealed Korean “birth tourism”  where expectant mothers can come to the United States to have their babies for a price (it costs about $20 - 50,000 USD.  ) These mothers are seeking protection for their child.  They do not want their child who would then be an American citizen  to join the military in South Korea.  Mandatory service in the military is not applicable to children who are not South Korean citizens.  Is this not the definition of anchor baby?

Looks like Joe the Plumber has to find a job after all.  His federal lawsuit that claimed former state employees violated the constitutional rights of a man Republicans dubbed Joe the Plumber by illegally accessing his personal information.

Sharron Angle has overtaken Sarah Palin and Michael Steele’s title of the gift that keeps on giving. Ms. Angle had the blogosphere abuzz  two days ago when she told Fox News reporter Carl Cameron that she expected to have Fox News boost her campaign contributions by telling viewers to vote for her.  She also told the reporter that she expected Fox news to only ask her the questions that she wants to answer.  One must say Mr. Angles’ demands are unthinkable, that is, except Fox News has already been doing just that for her.  Her honesty about what she wants may have a few FNC execs pulling out their hair, though!

More on GOP duplicity and hypocrisy:  Lately, the talk among the right is a move to over turn the 14th amendment to end the “anchor baby” crisis, according to them.  They claim the 14th amendment is outdated.  Yet on their GOP.com  site, they actually tout the passage of  14th amendment as a GOP accomplishment.

If Lou Dobbs say they have gone too far over talk of overturning the 14th amendment, then you know…they have gone too far!

Finally, Soda Head sums it up:

In the schizophrenic world that is illegal immigration politics, the public, in various polls, backs immigration reform, wants tougher illegal immigration laws, wants a system to legalize them and doesn’t put illegal immigration high on their priority list.
But politicians, especially Republicans, continue to pounce on the issue because while it can’t be easily fixed, it’s an issue that can be easily digested into a sound bite.
The latest manifestation of this is the growing call to amend the U.S. Constitution, specifically the 14th Amendment, and end giving citizenship rights to anyone born in this country whose parents are not citizens or legal residents.
“If both parents are here illegally,” said Arizona Republican Jon Kyl, on “Face the Nation,” “should there be a reward for their illegal behavior?”
Amending the Constitution is not easy as it requires a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate, and then has to be ratified by three-fourths of state legislative bodies.

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