Saturday, October 15, 2011

Joe the Plumber

I thought it was the post op haze of the pain meds, but, no, I read that right, Joe-the-Plumber
is running for congress.

CNN reports: Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the Plumber," has taken steps toward launching a bid for a House seat in Ohio.

Wurzelbacher filed candidacy papers with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, indicating he would run as a Republican from the state's 9th district.
"Joe the Plumber" emerged on the national stage during the 2008 presidential campaign when he pressed then-Sen. Barack Obama over his plan for small business growth. The then-Republican presidential ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin quickly capitalized on the exchange. Wurzelbacher, who it was later revealed was not a licensed plumber, appeared at campaign events with the GOP nominees.
The Democratic-leaning northern 9th district includes parts of Toledo. On the Democratic side, Reps. Dennis Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur will face each other in an incumbent-versus-incumbent primary, the result of Congressional redistricting.

This is a Koch bros. act-- redistricting as a strategy to bump out candidates & increase #'s of conservative voters in all districts.
 Having to choose to vote between Kucinich & Kaptur? 
Joe the Plumber has a snowball's chance in hell of winning in that race. 


nonnie9999 said...

he was on lawrence o'donnell's show, and larry o'd was way too nice to the imbecile. he allowed him to stay on his talking points. i suspect he was being nice so that joe the moron will come back on the show when the race is in full swing, and larry o'd can eviscerate him them.

Fran said...

Joe is a joke. Shame Kucinich & Kaptur have to run against each other due to redistricting.