Friday, October 24, 2008

Just what we need - another Republican idiot in Congress

Joe the Plumber wants to run for Congress! Here's a guy who lied during his questioning of Obama -- saying he is a plumber and was going to buy a business that is "worth $250,000, perhaps $270,000" -- when he is not even a licensed plumber, when he makes less than $40,000 a year, and was NOT going to buy a business at all--plus, his name is not even Joe--it's Sam. And he owes back taxes! He was obviously padding his questions with lies, trying to trip up Obama and get his own moment in the public eye. Some say he was a McCain plant, which wouldn't be hard to believe. His interchange with Obama actually showed Obama to be empathetic, caring, and knowledgeable--and nowhere in that interaction was there anything but kindness and concern shown for Joe/Sam. Now this lying man, because of the fame/infamy he acquired through pushing his way to the front of a crowd and lying to Obama, has been taken up by McCain and Palin as "Everyman"--and is now thinking of running for office. Oh, PUH-LEEZE, give us a break! Sarah will probably want him as her vice presidential pick when she runs for president in 2012. This is so typically Republican. And so typically ridiculous. They are scraping the bottom of the barrel for candidates -- but their "base" will think it's wonderful. Here's another guy to have a beer with at the corner bar -- exactly who we need to help us lead our country into more years of ruin.

'Joe the Plumber' Mulling Run for Congress

Joe Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. "Joe the Plumber," said Friday he may consider running for Congress in 2010, challenging longtime Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D) in the Toledo-area district.

"I'll tell you what, we'd definitely be in one heck of a fight," Wurzelbacher said during an appearance on the Laura Ingraham show Friday, "but, you know, I'd be up for it."

"There is a movement afoot to draft you to run for Congress," Ingraham said. "Joe, let me tell you something: you decide to run for Congress, and I'll help you with your PR, I'll help you do your ads, I mean, I'll volunteer to help you."

Ingraham's producer, Brian Feldman, said that during the break after the segment, Wurzelbacher told Ingraham that his statements today represent the first time he has acknowledged considering a bid for Congress in public.

Wurzelbacher said he did agree with Kaptur's vote against the bailout, and touted his support for a flat tax on income.

A Springfield, Ohio native, Wurzelbacher became a target of fame and scrutiny after Republican candidate John Mccain referenced the plumber during his third presidential debate against Barack Obama. Wurzelbacher confronted Obama during a campaign spot in northwest Ohio preceding the debate to ask Obama about his tax plan.

Supporters launched a website following Wurzelbacher's rise to prominence encouraging him to run for the seat.

Kaptur has represented Ohio's 9th congressional district since being elected in 1982, and has easily secured reelection in years since. She is expected to easily defeat Republican opponent Bradley Leavitt next month.