Mike the Mad Biologist

The Willful Ignorance of Joe the Plumber

Last night, “Joe the Plumber” (who’s kinda like Conan the Barbarian, except that he’s not) was featured front and center in the debates. So what did the actual Joe the Plumber think? By way of Jesse Taylor, from Politico:

“McCain was solid in his performance,” he says. “I still don’t know where he stands,” he says of Obama. “I’m middle class. I can’t have my taxes raised any more.”

He also says he actually isn’t in the bracket where Obama would raise his taxes — but he’s worried that Obama will shift the bracket down.

He also said that, in his encounter with Obama, the Illinois Senator [performed] “a tap dance…almost as good as Sammy Davis, Jr.”

About the taxes, there has been repeated coverage and discussion of taxes, to the point where even Fox News has admitted (kinda) that Obama’s plan would reduce middle class taxes. It’s not that Joe the Plumber doesn’t “know where he [Obama] stands”, it’s that he doesn’t like that his guy (McCain) is worse on taxes, and he can’t accept that. This is willful ignorance.

The good news is that this imbecile isn’t registered to vote (way to go McCain Advance Team!)

And a note to those of the honkiesoid persuasion: I would have picked Fred Astaire or maybe that Raindance guy, not Sammy Davis Jr. Just saying.

Update: More kudos to the McCain Advance Team. Joe the Plumber might be related to Charles Keating’s son-in-law.

Second update: He is registered–as a Republican. Some undecided. He’s also not a ‘plumber’, in that he’s a union guy who fixes stuff, but a businessman.

Third update: At one point, Joe the Plumber was registered as a member of the Natural Law Party. But other than that, he’s just like you and me!

Comments

  1. #1 winnebago
    October 16, 2008

    FYI, Joe D. Plumber has been located on the voter roles. Apparently his name is misspelled that’s why he didn’t show up on the first search. It appears he is a registered (R).

  2. #2 Ian
    October 16, 2008

    “BlueGA ” at Daily Kos seems like he’s just looking up names in a phone book without taking the trouble to find out if they’re even related, let alone the same person.

    Wurzelbacher does seem to me like he’s only interested in attacking Obama, not in actually finding out what’s really going to happen to his taxes. If that’s true, it’s indictment enough of itself, without us having to pile on fake issues.

  3. #3 eddie
    October 16, 2008

    The NLP, or zen fascists as I like to call them are as much dangerous wackos as those jeezus wackos that palin hangs out with.

  4. #4 Pierce R. Butler
    October 16, 2008

    His name’s misspelled? Then, according to a ruling in a GOP lawsuit, he could be among 200,000 not allowed to vote in Ohio alone…

  5. #5 Claire
    October 18, 2008

    So what about the whole “spreading the wealth around” thing? Promising people checks for $500 to $1000 dollars in order to get them to vote for you, no cynicism there, oh no. Why did Obama vote to raise taxes on anybody making over $42,000 not that long ago, only to reverse course and promise a tax “cut” even on people who pay no federal taxes? You wouldn’t say pandering and opportunistic, would you?

  6. #6 Mike the Mad Biologist
    October 19, 2008

    Claire,

    Republicans have been running for years on cutting taxes. It’s good policy when Republicans do it, but pandering when Democrats do it?

    Oh, I forgot, IOKIYAR…

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    March 27, 2009

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    April 2, 2009

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