Say it ain’t so, Joe

The end of the affair — Joe the Plumber’s lost that lovin’ feeling for the GOP:JTB-obamicon

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, tells TIME he’s so outraged by GOP overspending, he’s quitting the party — and he’s the bull’s-eye of its target audience. But he also said he wouldn’t support any cuts in defense, Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid — which, along with debt payments, would put more than two-thirds of the budget off limits.

Kind of a mixed message there from old Joe, but that’s about par for the course from a guy who, by all accounts, has a brain like rotten jello.  But aside from that, it’s hard to deny that the Republicans are in hideously dire straits when even Joe the Plumber is taking his lame-ass act on down the road.  Joe, after all, represents the Everyman, the Average Joe, the Regular Guy, the Working(?) Stiff who’s furious that he’s getting stiffed for his hard-earned(?) cash by the Marxist Meowist Jihadist President, Barack Tse-Tung Hussein Bin Osama Bin Obama.  Joe the Plumber was a lightning rod, an icon of unity bringing together the huddled Republican masses.  For awhile, they were all Joe:I AM JOE

If the Joe the Plumber constituency takes their teabags and blows the GOP pop stand, who’s left?  Oh, right… them.   There’ll always be them.  When push comes to shove, they‘ll still be there, whomping their bibles and beating their dachshunds, and surreptitiously tapping their toes.  It’s destiny.  Maybe, finally, the GOP will just drop the pretense, go full throttle batshit and just start calling itself the “Grand Old Christer Party”.  Why not?

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10 Responses to “Say it ain’t so, Joe”

  1. 1 southernquebec Friday, May 8, 2009 at 1:17 am

    When you’ve lost the faux plumber vote….hahahahahaha. The Republic Party…just enough left to fill a clown car. Michelle Bachmann, Inhofe, Sawah Palin, and Botox Boehner…quite a group.

  2. 2 Torontonian Friday, May 8, 2009 at 1:44 am

    I rather think that he’s envious that other Republicans are
    better off and can line their pockets more abundantly than
    he can. He must feel like the caddy to a bunch of millionaires.
    And all he gets is a measly $5 tip while they’re playing
    Monopoly for keeps.

    Now he must feel like the doormat the rest of the party
    trod on. Only now is he coming to his senses. Frankly,
    he has no marketable skills and his talents are rather
    shallow so he won’t be cashing in on the rubber-chicken
    circuit except to the die-hards in fly-over America.

    Somehow, I get the idea he won’t be a perennial candidate
    like Harold Stassen was back in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s.
    If he can write a book, it’ll be on the remainder tables
    in less than three months.

    Good riddance to bad baggage. Same goes for Harper.
    My avatar expresses my sentiments exactly. Go look.

  3. 3 trep Friday, May 8, 2009 at 2:01 am

    Why do liberals never talk about actual political policy? They just trash conservative people — into infinity.

  4. 4 JJ Friday, May 8, 2009 at 4:47 am


    The Republic Party…just enough left to fill a clown car.

    They are the clown car.

  5. 5 JJ Friday, May 8, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Torontonian – I’m surprised JTP even caught on to the fact that the wild free-for-all spending and economic mess started with the Republicans, because most of them don’t seem to have snapped to that yet.

    Somebody got to him…😉

  6. 6 JJ Friday, May 8, 2009 at 4:57 am


    Why do liberals never talk about actual political policy?

    I don’t know… go ask a liberal. Considering that conservatives just spent an entire news cycle clutching their pearls about the kind of condiments the Pres uses on his burgers, I’m sure your question will be taken with the utmost seriousness.

  7. 7 J. A. Baker Friday, May 8, 2009 at 6:16 am

    he Working(?) Stiff who’s furious that he’s getting stiffed for his hard-earned(?) cash by the Marxist Meowist Jihadist President

    Great, JJ. Now I have a hankering for kitteh pics.

  8. 8 JJ Friday, May 8, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    JAB – I knew you’d be the one to notice that! I’ll try to get some kitteh pics up later😉

  9. 9 Bene D Friday, May 8, 2009 at 8:34 pm


    There are conservatives who can have a decent debate and conversation, to think otherwise is lazy.

    There is a world of difference between them and Joe the Plumber.
    Come on here, he woke up and smelled the coffee., Torontonian summed it up well. Joe was a convenient image for an election cycle. He was a face, a construct.

    You cannot in good faith call Focus on the Family conservative. That is ridiculously unfair to honest conservatives. Focus on the Family is a fundamentalist theocratic fringe group of dominionists and reconstructionists who use whatever they need to use (including conservatism) to get what they want.

    You might enjoy Dan Gilgoff’s book and Frank Shaeffers latest book.

  1. 1 Joe the Plumber says he’d “beat the livin’ tar out of” Nancy Pelosi « unrepentant old hippie Trackback on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

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