Video: Conservatives have a fee-vah and the only prescription is more Joe the Plumber

posted at 12:00 pm on October 16, 2008 by Allahpundit

Four minutes from the impromptu presser outside his home this morning. It’s like “Meet John Doe” but without the newspaper columnist pulling the strings! If there was any doubt about his political affiliation before, listen to him on social security and Iraq and watch those doubts melt away. Can a cameo at a ‘Cuda rally be far off?

The highlight: One of the reporters trying to kookify him by pressing him on some sort of old association with the Natural Law Party. He’s middle class and conservative; there simply must be some extremism in there somewhere.

Update: Let the ritual humiliation by airing his dirty laundry begin.


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I’ll already looked. joetheplumber.com is taken. lol

johnnyU on October 16, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeese tell me that McCain is running the Joe the Plumber ad 24/7 until November 4th!

flytier on October 16, 2008 at 5:19 PM

The HuffPo commenters have decided he’s “a McCain plant”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/15/joe-the-plumber-speaks-it_n_135065.html

I don’t even dare read the comments at Kos.

RightWinged on October 16, 2008 at 5:27 PM

I’m not suggesting that the GOP needs to nominate Ron Paul in order to win. It just needs to nominate another Reagan.

MedSchoolCatholic on October 16, 2008 at 2:09 PM

Ok, that’s just silly. There is no way Reagan would agree with Ron Paul’s position on Iraq or the isolationist tendencies of libertarians.

If you are really a Palin supporter, you should vote for McCain, not Bob Barr. If the Dems control both houses of Congress and Obama is president, Palin, Jindal, and any other promising young conservative politician will be ground to a paste.

Y-not on October 16, 2008 at 5:29 PM

I’ll see you at re-education camp. – Laura in Maryland on October 16, 2008 at 4:57 PM

Only if we can share a bunk.

ManlyRash on October 16, 2008 at 5:08 PM

The barbed wire matresses make an excellent exfoliant.

ronsfi on October 16, 2008 at 5:34 PM

Leave it to the Politico to smear a civilian, this proves their controlled by the DNC.

And I seriously hope their posters would die, those people are unfit to vote.

Cr4sh Dummy on October 16, 2008 at 5:34 PM

Someone get this guy some merchandise!

“Joe the Plumber”

“Monkey Wrench in the Socialist Machine Since 2008″

TheUnrepentantGeek on October 16, 2008 at 2:30 PM

I’ll let you know how it sells.

Ronnie on October 16, 2008 at 5:37 PM

Wow, I’d tell this guy to run for congress but I don’t think he’d want the paycut.

El_Terrible on October 16, 2008 at 6:09 PM

Democrats LOVE to practice personal destruction.

T J Green on October 16, 2008 at 6:25 PM

I’ll let you know how it sells.

Ronnie on October 16, 2008 at 5:37 PM

Oh you win, sir. You win HARD. I should check out CafePress at some point. I have shirt designs it’d interesting to try and sell.

TheUnrepentantGeek on October 16, 2008 at 6:25 PM

TheUnrepentantGeek on October 16, 2008 at 6:25 PM

Always appreciative of good inspiration. Thanks to you and Joe.

Ronnie on October 16, 2008 at 6:31 PM

Palin/Joe The Plumber 2012!

Joking… sorta…

Laura on October 16, 2008 at 6:37 PM

Jonathan Martin is a grubbing slug who needs his innards pecked clean by a bird.

I heard Joe the Plumber say that he believed in paying taxes, just not EXTRA taxes in order to subsidize Socialism, and he reiterated that again when questioned by Dianne Sawyer.

maverick muse on October 16, 2008 at 6:43 PM

I see Obama mocking the fact a plumber can make 250,000 , and laugh about it? What an errogant ass. He cares nothing of self motivated successful people and just wants to give hand-outs out. Oh and there’s lazy ones with ballots in hand just waiting for those hand-outs which is why they’ll vote for him. I see where this is going if he gets in there. We need to insure he doesnt.

johnnyU on October 16, 2008 at 6:53 PM

Said this last nite, I think Joe The Plumber may just be McCain’s October surprise, inadvertant as it was. All the evidence I’ve run across, anecdotal, true, seems to transcend party lines.

Now McCain needs to really hammer this hard.

irongrampa on October 16, 2008 at 6:57 PM

Looks like the destruction of Joe is well under way. I hope McCain looks out for this guy. Hell, we all should. When the Obamabots come to drag him away to the re-education camps, we should all stand up and say, “I am Joe the Plumber!” Because we are.

Joe is Exhibit A that this is The Last Election. It’s not just Obama and his Alinsky tactics, it’s the convergence of socialism’s many successes over the years, coming together at a perfect-storm moment. McCain may yet pull this out of the fire (or Joe might do it for him) but we should never forget the things we have seen these past few months. Even if we win, this was way too close, and it speaks badly of a debased, degenerate electorate that it would tolerate someone like Obama as a serious candidate. Never forget the simple drama you see playing out today: an average guy dared to ask a question of the Messiah, and he is being comprehensively destroyed for it. I have to think this will play out to Obama’s detriment. And if it doesn’t, maybe the country, as a whole, really is past the point of no return.

Think about this: even if he wins the election, Barack Obama will never do another unscreened man-on-the-street interview, and he will not be held to account for this at all. The press will cheer him on when he uses the Fairness Doctrine to shut down the talk-radio shows, and possibly the Web sites, that a dwindling red-state America relies upon.

The Obama campaign has been about only one thing, from the very beginning: silencing dissent. Every significant movement, from playing the race card to throwing various inconvenient types under the bus, to ACORN voter fraud and today’s plumber-da-fe, has been about repression. A man who refuses to allow even the most cursory investigation of his past is not winning an election, he is staging a takeover… saying that you MUST trust him, emphasis on the MUST.

Even Biden’s silly lie-o-rama debate was a kind of repression, answering the doubts of the electorate with ridiculous nonsense the voters are told, by the silence of the supposedly impartial press, they are not allowed to question. The electorate is being told, in no uncertain terms, that questioning the One is not permitted.

The beauty of the American system is that this will only work if we, collectively, allow it to work. The horror of the system is that it only has to work once. When the average Joes are permanently outnumbered by those to whom Obama wants to “spread the wealth,” plus a few imaginary and undead voters, they will never have another chance to speak up… so they better do it now.

Doctor Zero on October 16, 2008 at 6:57 PM

I see Obama mocking the fact a plumber can make 250,000 , and laugh about it? What an errogant ass. He cares nothing of self motivated successful people and just wants to give hand-outs out. Oh and there’s lazy ones with ballots in hand just waiting for those hand-outs which is why they’ll vote for him. I see where this is going if he gets in there. We need to insure he doesnt.

johnnyU on October 16, 2008 at 6:53 PM

Obama’s apparatchiks could at least post the exact income level that turns you into an official Enemy Of The State, instead of a hard-working, salt-of-the-earth guy whom they are SO in touch with that they are practically wearing your pants. What’s the cutoff? And is it adjustable by region? I’d be doing pretty well to make six figures where I live, but a hundred grand wouldn’t get me a decent double-wide trailer in coastal California. How much wealth do I need to accumulate before I become a spreader, instead of a spreadee?

It tells you everything you need to know about Obama that he thinks it’s amazing that a small-business owner could make somewhat more money than a senator.

My favorite plumber joke: A guy hires a plumber to fix some pipes in his basement. The plumber hands him a huge bill for his services. The customer says, “You know, I’m a neurosurgeon, and I don’t charge this much per hour.” The plumber replies, “Hey, when I was a neurosurgeon, neither did I.”

Doctor Zero on October 16, 2008 at 7:10 PM

He’s awesome! Run for office!!!

toleratethis on October 16, 2008 at 7:11 PM

Bring out your plungers in support!

Bluecaper on October 16, 2008 at 7:47 PM

Joe’s Roto-Rooters!

Bluecaper on October 16, 2008 at 7:48 PM

He’s obviously a KKK member.

SaintOlaf on October 16, 2008 at 8:23 PM

no no. he’s the one that Ghost Hunts isnt he?

johnnyU on October 16, 2008 at 8:42 PM

He doesn’t have a plumber’s license. He is working illegally. He tried to hide his voter’s registration affiliation. He knows a member of the Keating 5. His family has contributed many thousands to Republicans, and nothing to Democrats. He completely misrepresented himself to Obama and the media, falsifying his self-description as a plumber, a political independent, and a viable businessman. In fact, he has judgements against him and hasn’t been paying his taxes. He has also been said to be conducting several extramarital affairs. And there is suspicion that he’s KKK.
jay12 on October 16, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Wow – it’s like the Obama Secret Police had a dossier already prepared. How very jack-boot like.

Pretty creepy.

Here’s the irony: even if the guy was an heroin addled unemployed actor who has never even see a wrench, much less used one, it does not change what Obama said, or the implications one iota.

Queen0fCups on October 16, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Joe the Plumber as McCain’s press secretary if he wins.

NotCoach on October 16, 2008 at 9:52 PM

Joe the Plumber as McCain’s press secretary if he wins. – NotCoach on October 16, 2008 at 9:52 PM

Not a chance. That spot has been promised to Megyn Kelly.

ManlyRash on October 16, 2008 at 10:08 PM

“He doesn’t have a plumber’s license. He is working illegally. He tried to hide his voter’s registration affiliation. He knows a member of the Keating 5. His family has contributed many thousands to Republicans, and nothing to Democrats. He completely misrepresented himself to Obama and the media, falsifying his self-description as a plumber, a political independent, and a viable businessman. In fact, he has judgements against him and hasn’t been paying his taxes. He has also been said to be conducting several extramarital affairs. And there is suspicion that he’s KKK.”
jay12: Where do you get your info, Keith Olberman, Andrew Sullivan, The Enquirer, the DailyKKKos or Obama’s campaign website? So many sources, so much time wasted.

“Wow – it’s like the Obama Secret Police had a dossier already prepared. How very jack-boot like.
Pretty creepy.
Here’s the irony: even if the guy was an heroin addled unemployed actor who has never even see a wrench, much less used one, it does not change what Obama said, or the implications one iota.”

Queen0fCups: thanks for posting and commenting. Very good.
I found it amazing that Jay knows more about Joe the Plumber than he knows about The One. It’s almost as if Joe’s running for Prez, not Barry. How strange.

Christine on October 30, 2008 at 1:30 PM