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civildisoBDence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 11:48 AM
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Did Joe the Plumber ask for it? Or is he getting screwed?
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You have to really, REALLY feel sorry for Joe Wurzelbacher. He's being kicked around like a soccer ball all over the media, and having reporters after you all day can't be fun.

But, I think he was doing some grandstanding when he confronted Obama about the tax plan. He stands to gain from that plan and, as far as I know, was just speaking hypothetically about buying the plumbing company he works for. It looked a little bit like he was parroting right wing talk radio, even though right wing talk radio generally works against his own interests.

Just a question: does he deserve all this scrutiny? Did he ask for it, or should he be left alone?

Regardless, I'll bet he'd rather be unclogging toilets than dealing with the press.
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  -Did Joe the Plumber ask for it? Or is he getting screwed? civildisoBDence  Oct-19-08 11:48 AM   #0 
  - Yes, and yes n/t  Xipe Totec   Oct-19-08 11:49 AM   #1 
  - Agreed on both counts. n/t  Amerigo Vespucci   Oct-19-08 11:52 AM   #9 
  - I'm really sick of hearing about the guy  ibegurpard   Oct-19-08 11:50 AM   #2 
  - Colin the General put Joe the Plumber back in the outhouse. nt.  Warren Stupidity   Oct-19-08 11:50 AM   #3 
  - lets see, he approached a politician infront of national media  iamthebandfanman   Oct-19-08 11:51 AM   #4 
  - He asked for it.,  ingac70   Oct-19-08 11:51 AM   #5 
  - Excuse me, who was it again who chose to bring him up TEN TIMES at the debate?  Bicoastal   Oct-19-08 11:52 AM   #6 
  - actually, I believe it was 22 times! McCain gets most of the blame. n/t  progressivebydesign   Oct-19-08 12:02 PM   #23 
  - The hell with him. Right wing dittohead.  faygokid   Oct-19-08 11:52 AM   #7 
  - I don't know that he's loving it so much lately. As a result of his newfound  Tarheel_Dem   Oct-19-08 12:01 PM   #21 
  - Ido not feel sorry for Joe the Plummer  sheeptramp   Oct-19-08 11:52 AM   #8 
  - His REAL life stands tribute to a tragic example of BITTERNESS taking the reins of REASONED  ShortnFiery   Oct-19-08 11:53 AM   #10 
  - You mean 'Sam the Contractor'.  liberalmuse   Oct-19-08 11:53 AM   #11 
  - well.. UNLICENSED contractor. So he'd be more of a laborer or handyman. n/t  progressivebydesign   Oct-19-08 12:07 PM   #27 
  - He has no one to blame but himself and mcshame, who introduced him.  jwirr   Oct-19-08 11:54 AM   #12 
  - Carry the torch for criminals,  Downtown Hound   Oct-19-08 11:54 AM   #13 
  - He ASKED for the SCREWING  IWantAnyDem   Oct-19-08 11:55 AM   #14 
  - "Joe"  Mz Pip   Oct-19-08 11:55 AM   #15 
  - You know, I am a plumber, Wurzelbacher said. Just a plumber.  sheeptramp   Oct-19-08 11:55 AM   #16 
  - Once he gave a press conference, yes  dansolo   Oct-19-08 11:56 AM   #17 
  - Agreed. Makes me think of Nash McCabe.  endthewar   Oct-19-08 12:01 PM   #20 
  - If he wanted to be left alone he should have turned down all the interviews.  DemItAllAnyway   Oct-19-08 11:59 AM   #18 
  - Door #3  John Q. Citizen   Oct-19-08 12:00 PM   #19 
  - DUers can be such suckers at times.  BlooInBloo   Oct-19-08 12:01 PM   #22 
  - I dont feel one bit sorry for him.  yourguide   Oct-19-08 12:03 PM   #24 
  - Sammy Joe, the fraud, asked for it.  No Surrender   Oct-19-08 12:05 PM   #25 
  - McPalin AND Joe share the blame. Let me explain...  progressivebydesign   Oct-19-08 12:06 PM   #26 
  - I'm not in favor of harrassing or invading people's privacy...  DBoon   Oct-19-08 12:07 PM   #28 
  - John McCain has leeched on to..  stillcool47   Oct-19-08 12:10 PM   #29 
  - I think they should leave him alone  yasmina27   Oct-19-08 12:11 PM   #30 
  - Joe the non plumber's problem is now McCain because he keeps bringing him up.  chimpsrsmarter   Oct-19-08 12:12 PM   #31 
  - embrace stupid and this is the shit that happens. does he deserve it.... what  seabeyond   Oct-19-08 12:12 PM   #32 
  - Republicans like to talk about actions having consequences  treestar   Oct-19-08 12:14 PM   #33 
  - "People who buy ink by the barrel"  CTyankee   Oct-19-08 12:14 PM   #34 
  - Another Right Wing Blowhard ...  Trajan   Oct-19-08 12:17 PM   #35 
  - He COMPLETELY asked for it  WallStreetNobody   Oct-19-08 12:19 PM   #36 
  - "Joe" could have stopped it anytime he wanted. He may ask for the media  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Oct-19-08 12:22 PM   #37 
 

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