Save Freedom of Speech: Vote McCain or we may all get “Joe The Plumber” treatment

As you should know by now, the MSM and Obama campaign are taking “Joe The Plumber” to task for simply asking Barack Obama a question that, in Obama’s answer, revealed Obama’s true intentions with his tax plan….”Spread The Wealth”….a big jump to Socialism the likes this country has never seen.

So far, the Obama campaign has impugned Joe’s character, misrepresented his intentions, they have exposed his tax history, and proclaimed that he practices without a plumbing “license”. 

As one commenter on Michelle Malkin put it:

He’s not “unlicensed.” He’s “undocumented.”

HA!  That’s funny!  But the fierce attacks by a Presidential Candidate against a private citizen are not funny, but downright scary.


(Pic: Wikipedia)

From Jim Geraghty at National Review Campaign Spot:

Thank God we live in a free country, where you can speak your mind on public issues, without fear that those who disagree will respond by exposing anything you’ve ever done that you regret or that could embarrass your family.

Oh, wait, never mind. We have to know, according to some, about Joe the Plumber’s tax lien, and how he doesn’t have a license – which, if the smear artists bothered to check the law, he only needs for commercial work, not residential work.

This is the way our opponents operate now. Destroy anyone who stands in your way. Humiliate them. Make sure that anyone else who ever wants to skeptically question Barack Obama knows that every last bit of their dirty laundry will be aired for all the world to see. Bristol Palin, Trig Palin, — hey, it’s all fair game. They’ve got to make an example of them. Show them that this sort of dangerous speech won’t be allowed in the New America.

Remember the man in the plaid shirt, standing at the town meeting in one of Norman Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” paintings? He wouldn’t recognize this country anymore.

This is how far we have come…..and if you think it is bad what a Marxist, radical Presidential CANDIDATE can do, wait until you can see what he would do as President with Far Left-leaning Congress to help him!?!?  I pray everyday we won’t find out.

The Anchoress frames it well:

But here’s the thing: what or who Joe the Plumber is does not matter. What matters is what Barack Obama said to him. The focus on Joe the Plumber – the obsession on him, and the need to somehow discredit him in the eyes of the nation – is meant to distract you from what Barack Obama said, and nothing else.

And what Barack Obama said was:

…..Those words are what matters. It does not matter whether Obama said them to Joe the Plumber or Booby McBoobadoob. Don’t allow yourself to become distracted by the media swarm/feed. Stay focused on Obama’s words. THOSE are what matters. And what is happening to Joe the Plumber matters…….

……He also notes that Joe was standing on his front lawn and Obama approached him. So much for the “plant” idea, and why is the left so quick to PROJECT that idea onto their opponents? He’s right. It is disturbing……..

……America just heard the President Presumptive tell them, essentially, “don’t dream too big. Don’t dare to dream too big, because if you do, we’re just going to chop you down to size, so that everyone is the same.”

That is not an American recipe. It is a recipe that’s been tried several times and all it ever does is sap people of ambition, creativity and freedom. What’s the point in excelling if your excellence will be the equal of mediocrity? What’s the point of dreaming, if your dreams are going to be subject to the whims of others?

America likes its dreams, its ambitions and its freedoms. Between Obama’s slip-of-the-tongue and the increasingly troubling stories of voter fraud – excuse me, voter registration fraud (which is mean to enable voter fraud) – rampant in one state after another, he’s making a lot of Americans wary.

America is the can-do nation; it does not like being told it can’t do something. Americans do not like being told not to dream glorious dreams. They do not like being told that excellence must subdue itself. And they really don’t like cheating the vote. And while Americans may tolerate little lies, the big, bold ones can get under their skin.

Things turn on a dime. This election may well turn not on who “Joe the Plumber” is – but who Barack Obama is revealing himself – finally – to be………

Here is more pertinent reaction on our Free Speech Rights and commentary on “Silencing, Harassing, & Humiliating Joe The Plumber”:

From Confederate Yankee:

The thought of it getting continually worse for the next 4-8 years ought to motivate everyone who still believes in free speech to get to the polls and make sure Senator Government and his Truth Squads are relegated to being an Illinois Nazi problem, and not a national one.

The polls are tightening, and Barack Obama has still never won a contested election. Let’s keep it that way, shall we?

and this, also, from Confederate Yankee:

Hide your children, shutter your windows, and lock your doors, America.

Hope and change could be coming to a bitter and clingy neighborhood near you.

At any moment, Barack Obama could suddenly show up in your yard and put you on the spot where you feel compelled to ask him a question. If—God forbid—he offers up an answer that reveals a disturbing aspect of his political agenda, your life is over.

We’ve now seen this take place in the life of Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, known to the world as “Joe the Plumber.” Joe has become a cautionary tale of what happens when you allow Barack Obama to reveal himself.

Joe was playing football at home with his son when Barack Obama suddenly appeared, and then ruined Joe’s life by answering a simple question about taxes with an answer about how those who chase the American Dream should be required to “spread the wealth around.”

Oh no, Joe!

Now obsessed leftwing bloggers and designated media hitmen have combed through Joe’s public records and private details, and have done their best to air his dirty laundry and smear his name, and all because he asked an honest question that they didn’t like the answer to.

Let the story of Joe the Plumber be a warning to the rest of you, America.

Don’t cross Typhoid Barry.

From Ace of Spades:

Well, Obama has a lot of supporters working in government. And they’re not about to allow a citizen to say anything negative about The One, at least not without serious consequences.
Republicans are the ones with “hate” issues, huh?

This rotten socialist bastard and his creepy Marxist cultists are already using the power of the state to destroy people who cross him, and he’s not even in office yet.

And a couple of great commenters at Ace:

First they came for the plumbers, but I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a plumber…


We all need to be very afarid:

* Speeches in stadiums filled with mesmerized, adoring audiences – Check
* An uninspiring background before meteoric rise – Check
* Creates his own new symbols of power – Check
* Associates with racists, hatemongers and violent radicals – Check
* A propaganda machine willing to show him only in the best possible light – Check
* Uses, “glorious leader” style Agitprop posters common in totalitarian nations – Check (see German campaign poster for example)
* Wants Secret Police force – Check
* Somebody powerful people think they can control – Check
* Often dismissed as a light-weight by his opponents – Check
* Seeks to replace God with the State – Check
* People adopting his name as their own – Check
* Inspires adoration art – Check
* Appropriates symbols of past German glory – Check
* Never plans on giving up power – Check (Obama to be president for the next “eight to 10 years”)
* A narcissistic megalomaniac – Check
* Brazenly Takes credit for other people’s accomplishments – Check
* Wants to build “youth” movement through Universal  National State service – Check
* Acts as if in power before he is – Check
* Some followers believe him to be divine – Check
* Worshiped and aided greatly by the media – Check
* Has his own salute – Check
* Has thuggish supporters intimdating political opponents – Check
* Using the power of the State to silence critics – Check
* Songs written to glorify him performed by children – Check

How any thinking American has not already made up their mind to vote McCain/Palin is beyond me.


3 Responses

  1. I wish this could be shouted from the roof tops! I did not witness the rise of Adolf Hitler, but I think we are looking at the 4th Reich in Obama and his super majority congress. My family falls into that over $250K range, barely, and we are researching a move to another democratic nation…not because of Obama’s tax plan alone…but because we do not want to live in a Socialist/Dictatorship. America is doomed if we elect this man and if we continue to turn on the God of our Forefathers.

  2. A GREAT take on this story by the San Diego UT’s editorial staff. Ironic that what comes from a “left-coast” newspaper makes the most sense.


    “The party’s wealthy elites no longer represent the working class


    October 19, 2008

    What happened to the Democratic Party? Just a few generations ago, the party of Franklin Roosevelt went to bat for the little guy, the common man, the everyday Joe the plumber.

    Not anymore. Now, the wealthy elites who run the Democratic Party have declared war on working-class Americans while pretending to defend them against greedy and heartless Republicans.

    Those would be the same Republicans whose vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, doesn’t just talk about working-class people but actually embodies one and yet has been savaged by liberals.

    And those would be the same Republicans who have devised a tax plan that might just appeal to “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, the Ohio resident who dared to confront Barack Obama over the unfairness of his tax plan.

    In a candid moment that could well lose him some votes, Obama acknowledged to Wurzelbacher that he intended, if elected president, to take the wealth of those making more than 250,000 per year and “spread it around” to others making less. That wasn’t very smart, and the Obama campaign knows it.

    So they’re trying to change the subject by making Joe the Plumber the issue. They’re doing so, with a little help from their friends in the news media and labor unions, by digging into Joe’s background in search of something embarrassing. Already, the pro-Obama forces have found that Joe Wurzelbacher owes back taxes, doesn’t have a plumbing license, and may not be registered to vote. And there may be more to come.

    That will teach Joe to keep quiet. Let’s hope the country learns a lesson as well – about what the Democratic Party used to be and what it has become.”

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