Featured Article

The Gods of Liberalism Revisited


The lie hasn't changed, and we still fall for it as easily as ever.  But how can we escape the snare?



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Joe the Plumber Was Appalled by McCain

You might recall Joe the Plumber aka Joe Wurzelbacher, the outstanding American who brought Barack Obama's Marxist leanings out into the opens with the "spread your wealth" comment he incited from Obama.

You might also recall that Joe didn't engage on the McCain bandwagon for a long time, and when he did, it seemed rather limited. Joe did speak up admirably on his own but he always seemed a little stand-offish toward the McCain campaign.

Now we know why. Joe said he felt "dirty" after hitting the campaign trail with McCain and was "appalled" by some of McCain's positions, especially on the $700 billion bailout.

From Fox News:

"When I was on the bus with him, I asked him a lot of questions about the bailout because most Americans did not want that to happen," Wurzelbacher told Beck. "I asked him some pretty direct questions. Some of the answers you guys are gonna receive they appalled me, absolutely. I was angry. In fact, I wanted to get off the bus after I talked to him."

According to the Fox News piece, the only reason Joe rode the trail with McCain was that the idea of Obama as president scared him even more.

See folks, smarmy, mealy-mouthed, middle-of-the-road, finger-in-the-wind, "moderate" Republicanism just doesn't impress average Americans.

Joe did have good words for someone in the McCain campaign, however:

"Sarah Palin is absolutely the real deal," he said.

Looks like Joe was the real deal, himself. Not impressed by smarmy politicians (and I say "politicians" in the worst sense of the word) on either side of the aisle. More concerned about Americanism and what's good for the country than feathering his own nest or building smarmy alliances.


Dr. Theo said...

OK, I'll be the first to say it:

It's an appealing thought now; imagine how much more so after four years of "The Chicago Machine Goes To Washington."

Haggs said...

Hahahaha! You conservatives can be so cute sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Ugh, I could have gone the rest of my life without hearing about Joe the Plumber.

LET .... IT .... GO

Bob Ellis said...

Yes, I know Anonymous. Real Americans who love what our country was intended to be, love freedom and the free market are appalling to liberals.

It's tough for liberals to hear about Joe the Plumber and his genuine Americanism, but you need to. Like cough medicine, it may not go down well with liberals, but the truth is good for you!

Anonymous said...

Wow, look at you go.

I have nothing against this guy as a person. I just meant that it's annoying how the media latches onto these non-celebrities and can't seem to shut up about them. I'm also glad we don't have to hear the talking heads babble on about the election 24/7 now that it's over. Does that make me a bad American too?

The guy above me was right - you conservatives are a hoot.

Bob Ellis said...

It's called "giving a hoot about your country, and whether someone takes it down the toilet or not."

You don't want to hear about the election anymore, or just don't want to hear about having voted for a socialist with plans that are anathema to Americanism anymore?

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, so just because I'm not a conservative who has a man-crush on Joe the Plumber, that means I must have voted for Obama?! Well, I didn't. Maybe you should try asking people whom they voted for instead of assuming incorrectly and making a complete fool of yourself.

Bob Ellis said...

Yeah, I have this appalling tendency to expect people to be consistent. How foolish of me!

D.Crowe said...

I'm trying to comment...I believe what is written about how Joe felt about McCain..I always fet respect for him because of his lack of requests for "pork", his working with both parties, his history of military duty. However, his campaign showed he would do whatever it took to win. Makes me wonder if that has always been the reality and the spin was "good".
Being a liberal voter who was going to vote for McCain I was left turning in the wind.
I will vote for Palin if she ever runs for a national office.

Dr. Theo said...

Anonymous said: "I have nothing against this guy as a person. I just meant that it's annoying how the media latches onto these non-celebrities and can't seem to shut up about them."

I do know what you mean, Anon. I think if I have to listen to anymore about this Obama guy and his angry, petulant wife, I'll pull out what little I have left of my hair.

Dr. Theo said...

D. Crowe, McCain was a greta warrior and suffered much for his country. For that, he will always have my respect and gratitude.

But McCain is a political opportunist. He is willing to compromise his positions (not on everything) for political expediency. McCain was selected by the MSM and the Left and they got just what they wanted. For all his willingness to compromise and "reach across the aisle," what did it get him? A couple of dozen votes? And a disenfranchised base that could only be motivated by Sarah Palin. As we saw with Prop 8 in California and similar resolutions in other states, conservative values, clearly stated wins elections. I wasn't kidding when I made the comment above about Palin and Joe th Plumber running in '12. America will be more than ready for some true conservatives who do not back down from their convictions; and for leaders who have actually once had a real job and earned an honest living, unlike Obama and Company.

caheidelberger said...

"opportunist"... "political expediency"

...and this distinguishes John McCain from Sarah Palin how?

Clicky Web Analytics