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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:00 PM

 

Politifact examines Joe the Plumber's claim that Obama's parents were communist

Joe made the claim recently in Ohio; and the site reaches the conclusion that Joe is full of s***.

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"The evidence that Wurzelbacher produced doesn’t back his claim. There does not seem to be any proof that Obama’s mother was a communist. Nor does the 1965 paper authored by Obama’s estranged father verify that he was a communist. And authors of books on Obama say there’s no evidence that Obama’s parents were communists.

We give Wurzelbacher’s incendiary statement a False rating"

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Reply Politifact examines Joe the Plumber's claim that Obama's parents were communist (Original post)
Marzupialis Apr 2012 OP
monmouth Apr 2012 #1
gratuitous Apr 2012 #2
ProSense Apr 2012 #3
struggle4progress Apr 2012 #4
CJCRANE Apr 2012 #5
libinnyandia Apr 2012 #6
Enrique Apr 2012 #7

Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:03 PM

1. Joe wants to make money like Sara did. Another of his dreams dashed..Jerk..n/t

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:03 PM

2. Wow, Politifact got one right?

I'd have thought that Not-Joe the Not-a-Plumber would get at least a "mostly false" due to Politifact's estimation that since the claim is "out there," it's not really Not-Joe's fault.

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:06 PM

3. Screw Politifact

It should be "pants on fire," but then again Politifact has no credibility.

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:19 PM

4. Joe seems to be running against Kaptur (D) in OH-9

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:25 PM

5. Politifact examines Joe the Plumber's claim...that he's a plumber.

I'd like to see that fact checked.

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:13 PM

6. Who really cares?

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:17 PM

7. he is confusing him with Rick Santorum

whose coal-mining grandfather he was always talking about was a bona fide Communist, though Santorum never mentioned that.

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