The Rethuglicans’ New Pipe Line

From The Telegraph:

Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher’s campaign confrontation over tax with Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama has been seized on by Republican John McCain, who has made the issue a centrepiece of his campaign during the final week of the race.

But now Joe the Plumber has bowed to growing pressure from grassroots Republicans in his home state of Ohio to consider launching his own campaign.

Mr Wurzelbacher told conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham that he is thinking of challenging Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur in her Toledo area seat in 2010.

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On Saturday, he confirmed his intentions in a further interview with Fox News but made clear that he has not yet had talks with Republican leaders in Ohio, who have previously said they would welcome him running.

From The Hill’s Blog:

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.


“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.”


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.

I guess Princess Sarah wasn’t quite dumb enough for the Goopers. No word on whether or not Laura Ingraham took Joe the Plumber shopping for a new wardrobe after the show.


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19 responses to “The Rethuglicans’ New Pipe Line

  1. jeb

    Say it ain’t so Joe, say it ain’t so.

    Nonnie, you got your photo shop back!

  2. Eric

    John McCain making a centerpiece out of a guy named Samuel that would benefit under Obama’s tax plan shows McCain’s desperation. He should make his centerpiece of how the heck he would get Americans jobs, and help the economy – and giving some more tax cuts to the super-wealthy isn’t going to fix anything but John’s wallet, since he and his wife represent the wealthy. Obama is willing to pay a little more himself to help other Americans. What is McCain willing to give up (except his ethics)?

  3. Eric

    I hope Samuel goes away and starts plumbing again

  4. jeb,
    i am still suffering through photoshopitis. the diagnosis is that i probably need more memory (like photoshopper, like photoshop). in the meantime, i will muddle through and keep my fingers crossed that i can save what i am working on before the computer farts.
    p.s. that was the best princess sarah imitation evah, jeb! πŸ˜‰

  5. hi eric!
    welcome to the raisin! πŸ˜€
    the captain underpants strategy was for him to run as an ex-pow. when that didn’t work, he got desperate and picked princess as a running mate. when that idea tanked, the new strategy was distraction. they never talk about the important stuff. they just insult obama, biden, and everyone who lives outside small towns, and then they act like they are the ones who were being insulted.

  6. Whoo! Just what we need – more adolescent thinking on Capitol Hill. The anti-tax crowd wants all the rights of citizenship and none of the responsibilities.

  7. that’s right
    lets elect a guy ONLY because mcsame mentions him in a debate

    what a country………….
    no intelligence required

  8. dcup,
    i think gop stands for goofy old pricks. i think they have lost their collective mind.

  9. uh-oh dcAp,
    i think that capt underpants mentioned putin and ahmadinejad, and a host of other guys. was he naming his cabinet? 😯

  10. Poor used dupe.


  11. it was ‘poor used dupe’ the first day. after that, he would bitch about the media to the media! he loves it or he would tell them to just go away.

  12. goofy old pricks

    So, when does CU make his first viagra commercial?

  13. neon vincent,
    if capt u makes a viagra commercial, he will finally please the religious right. women everywhere will suddenly decide that abstinence really is the way to go! πŸ˜‰

  14. Is it me or does Joe the Plumber look like he’s got a real tight condom pulled down over his head? 😦

  15. karen,
    are you changing his name from joe the plumber to joe the dickhead? i think he has that daddy warbucks/mr. clean vibe going on. maybe he can be on broadway in a revival of little orphan annie. or maybe he can just clean the theater. πŸ˜‰

  16. nightowl724

    women everywhere will suddenly decide that abstinence really is the way to go!


  17. hello lulu maude!
    welcome to the raisin! πŸ˜€ hope you will stop by and comment often! we have lots of fun here!

  18. Joe Mac

    Dear Fellow Business Owners:
    As a business owner who employs 30 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama will be our next president, and that my taxes and fees will go up in a BIG way.
    To compensate for these increases, I figure that the Customer will have to see an increase in my fees to them of about 8-10%. I will also have to lay off six of my employees. This really bothered me as I believe we are family here and didn’t know how to choose who will have to go. So, this is what I did.
    I strolled thru the parking lot and found eight Obama bumper stickers on my employees cars. I have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off.
    I can’t think of another fair way to approach this problem. If you have a better idea, let me know. I am sending this letter to all business owners that I know.
    Business Owner