Joe the Plumber Won’t Go Away Either.

29 11 2008

The two people that most of America was hoping would become footnotes in history, or questions in Trivial Pursuit after Election Day, continue to prove that they will not go gently into that good night.

First we had Sarah Palin on the “Victory Tour” with Larry King, and Matt Lauer, and the Governor’s Conference in Florida, and the turkey slaying, and the “Thank you Sarah Palin” TV commerical, and her newly planned trip to stump for racist fear-monger, Saxby Chambliss…

And now….he’s baaa-aaack!  I speak of Joe the Plumber.  I picture him and Sarah Palin as a set of bookends that John McCain used to try to prop up his flagging campaign, and they were the cheap kind of bookends that aren’t very heavy and don’t have that little thing that you slip under the books to hold them up.  In other words, they were for show, and they didn’t work for squat.

Nevertheless, they continue to sit there on the shelf and annoy us, and we have to keep looking at them.

The commentary from Cenk Uygur makes this one bearable. I wonder if Joe will show up in Georgia on Monday? It actually wouldn’t surprise me.

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29 11 2008
Proud Community OrganizerWA

Joe who?

29 11 2008
Proud Community OrganizerWA

Sorry AKM could not resist. I have dropped this loser from my radar and I would like him to stay there.🙂

29 11 2008
Nisperos

I thought holidays were supposed to be the busy season for plumbers because of extra stress on the system when large groups get together…

29 11 2008
braveny

Oh he got a new job? Joe the TV Repairman?

29 11 2008
seachele99

Why wont they go away?

29 11 2008
DrChill

Joe the celebrity ?
I wonder how his bid to buy the plumbing company is going?

29 11 2008
seachele99

I wonder if his wage from the commercial will put him over the $250 thousand tax bracket…

29 11 2008
NoCalGal

When did 15 minutes of fame stretch to 15 days/weeks???

I think around the time news stopped being real news and became infotainment.,… Honestly.. this American Culture can celebrate the great (Like Obama) and the ultra mediocre like JtP…

I cannot wait for him to be completely off the radar… along with his cohort in politics- SP.

29 11 2008
Cats r Flyfishn

Good description of Palin and the Plumber… McCain’s campaign “book ends”. Joe the Plumber will need some acting classes if he is serious about doing commercials because he’s terrible.

29 11 2008
justopia

“Believe me, you schmuck.” GREATEST line in Uygur’s commentary. HAd me laughing so hard I couldn’t catch my breath! Awesome stuff.

29 11 2008
Sue

Joe the Plumber and Sarah Palin are perfect representatives of the Republican party; between them, they represent all the dislikeable qualities the party embraces.

29 11 2008
Dragon Lady

I love this. Love it. How humiliating. And Peggy Noonan thought Palin was a new low in vulgarity.

Turk’s last comment is the entire point: how pathetic that John McCain, with a 26 year career in the Senate ended his political life with This Guy. It is historical(ly) and hysterical(ly) funny.

Remember when JTP didn’t show at one of the rallies? Said an Obama win was “death to Israel.” OMG. First Putin’s head over AK and now JTP on FP.

And yes, the Governess brought him up Again at the Gov conference, along with Tito the builder.

I love this because This IS the Republican Party:
Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber.
Hank Williams, Jr., every redneck in the country, and
the likes of Richard Land and other fundies who say – well, while a woman cannot preach or teach in the church and must be subservient to her husband – Palin is different because the Bible doesn’t say women can’t be in government!! ROTFLMAO

If you like here’s the fundie article from the Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle:
http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/102508/rel_480728.shtml

George Will, David Brooks, Peggy Noonan et al. are removing sharp objects from their homes, practicing deep breathing and meditation. I doubt they throw marshmallows at television screens. We could mail them some for Xmas.

29 11 2008
kizzy

Palin and faux-Plumber… Two people with over-inflated opinions of themselves.

29 11 2008
Alaska Pi

I know we have 2 years left on our contract with the gov but couldn’t we put her with Joe- matched set, ya know-in a yard sale?
It wouldn’t be nice to whatever rube bought em up since they don’t work well but at least we wouldn’t be asking more than a quarter so we wouldn’t be screwing the rube…
Ah heck- we have to keep her. We have to clean up the mess we made ourselves…

29 11 2008
nancy

That is so freaking hilarious! I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see it and I am busting a gut. The whole piece is so clueless, it leaves me speechless.

29 11 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

sigh…

… just … sigh ….

29 11 2008
strangelet

Proud Community OrganizerWA (17:33:00) :
———————————————
OT: Nice comments over on H&M. I was glad to see you. What a raft of trollorama that was………….

29 11 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

OT2: I was happy, too, to see so many ‘friendly faces’ speak up for H&M!

29 11 2008
Greytdog

seachele99 (17:51:09) :

I wonder if his wage from the commercial will put him over the $250 thousand tax bracket…

+++++++++++++++

Let’s HOPE it does 🙂 hehehehe. . . and that IRS investigates those back taxes he owes too!

29 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

Well, the information on the digital conversion is useful, BUT who the hell convinced this guy that he should be an actor? I don’t get it. I “betcha” Obama is probably embarrassed for actually taking this guy seriously at some point during the election. What a weirdo! Only in America… and God Bless us one and all.

29 11 2008
Greytdog

We need to support Margaret & Helen – they’re being bombarded by the trolls and rethuglicans. . . .those trolls remind me of the palmetto bugs in Florida – nasty and need to be step on. SQUISH.

29 11 2008
Newfoundland Dogs Rule

When do they both go on Jerry Springer?

I like the idea of the bookends AKM, they are made of plastic. The kind that sort of grays as it gets older but will NOT break.

29 11 2008
Lacy Lady

I can’t stand Joe skin-head the plumber!!!!!!!!
I hope that he and Barbie go off into the sunset—-never to be seen again.

29 11 2008
Michigander

We are a 3 member LLC here in Michigan for the Mobile Home community. The only way a plumber could net $2 grand alone would be illegally. He’s made our blood boil since he came on the scene. What a farce! McCain/Palin and too many others have no concept nor concern for the real world. Creepy Palin is still a threat that needs to be exposed.

29 11 2008
Michigander

We are a 3 member LLC here in Michigan for the Mobile Home community. The only way a plumber could net $200 grand alone would be illegally. He’s made our blood boil since he came on the scene. What a farce! McCain/Palin and too many others have no concept nor concern for the real world. Creepy Palin is still a threat that needs to be exposed.

29 11 2008
lauren in SD

Michigander!

More power to you! I took care of a few idiots on Margaret and Helen’s web site.
(Dusting off hands!)

29 11 2008
lauren in SD

BTW!

Sarah is a certifiable example of someone who just missed being pretty and cannot get real over it. Ugh!

29 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign

OT one liner – I just got back from M&H with a supportive post! Go get ’em.

29 11 2008
wired differently

Oh, if only we could spare a few bucks to buy Joe some tango lessons so he could aspire to Dancing with the Stars… but alas, it’s all going to AFT and Jim Martin. What a pathetic git.

29 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Sent my virtual hugs to Margaret and Helen. Don’t know if they needed any more granddaughters, but they got one!

29 11 2008
califpat

Post the Margaret and Helen’s website so that I can squish the trolls too. It will be a pleasure.

29 11 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

Go git ’em, califpat…

http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/

Love that Margaret. And Helen.

29 11 2008
NMJ

Does he even realize what a joke he’s become? He had more respectability when he held a regular job, like regular people. You know, like the ones he was supposed to represent. Before he became a McCain/Palin joke.

29 11 2008
strangelet

NMJ — one word: “Entourage”. He thinks he’s a star now.

29 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign

I’m sorry, but this guy is just Joe the Dumber.

My family has strict instructions now, in the event that I ever look like this dweeb on TV, to kill me on the spot.

This guy isn’t breeding is he? Say it ain’t so, Joe! And by the way – good-bye!

29 11 2008
CO Almost Native

I hope that the Old Republicans (fiscal conservatives, pay your bills, social moderates, stay out of the bedroom) will wake up, put steel in heir backbones, and boot all the SPs, JTPs and Freepers out of the party. Or leave in disgust and start a new party.

It is sad to see the GOP highjacked…

29 11 2008
Joe C

Remember Operation Chaos, where Limbaugh launched the idea for repubs to support Clinton during the primary because he know she was the one person repubs could rally against?

Now the repubs are trying to redefine themselves for the future. A democrat version of Operation Chaos would be to encourage the repubs to rally around the Sarah Palin and Joe the Plimber anti-intellectual banner. “Sarah and Joe 2012” While that touches a few of my insidious pleasure nerves, I couldn’t submit my country to that much ridicule and embarrassment again after Bush II.

Our country can only move forward when challenged by competent opposition.

Imagine Obama vs. Jindal 2012. That would be a truly momentous campaign with global implications. When common people start to say, “Yes We Can,” it could incite popular uprisings that would overthrow a few third world dictatorships.

29 11 2008
NMJ

Martha Unalaska Yard Sign (20:55:33) : I’m sorry, but this guy is just Joe the Dumber.

Priceless!

29 11 2008
califpat

Scimshaw:
Went to Margaret and Helen’s site and “Got em”! (Popping my collar). The trolls have heard my wrath.

29 11 2008
SMR

@Joe C —

Spot on. I said it here about a week ago: Bobby Jindal in 2012, beats me who his running mate would be though! Can’t think of another viable Repub, but they’ve got a couple of years to dig one up and to put Palin out to pasture. She will have passed her sell-by date long since, having utterly destroyed the state of Alaska and cashed in all of her credit with the GOP.

29 11 2008
NMJ

Joe C (21:03:56) : When common people start to say, “Yes We Can,” it could incite popular uprisings that would overthrow a few third world dictatorships.

Yes, those “popular uprisings” are what the Rethugs always fear. Gee, do they consider themselves a third world dictatorship? Or is that just a dream they have?

29 11 2008
SMR

@CO Almost Native —

The husband and I fit your definition to a T. I changed my voter registration to Undeclared the week after the Palin pick. My husband didn’t change his but voted Obama, and Begich, and Berkowitz, and our local Dem who we hoped would replace the utterly repulsive Fred Dyson (sarah suck up extraordinaire).

The party doesn’t represent or reflect our values, hasn’t for about 8 years, we didn’t vote for GW last time, and we will just have to see if the party comes around or not.

I actually believe that the GOP base is shrinking, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out. The base may be procreating at a greater rate than the “liberals” but I hope that an increase in minorities & immigrants will make inroads into that…

29 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Joined the wrathful on Margaret and Helen, and booted a troll out past the mudflats…or wherever is out there past their blog. It is hard to believe he could be so stupid- educate yourself, I told him. (Do not rile the retired English teacher with ignorance paired with a yappy mouth.)

What a sad state of affairs when the best the GOP can do is Scum-bag Saxby,
a Faux Dumber Plumber, and Her Royal Media Personality. Worse yet- some voters buy the act, hook, line and sinker.

29 11 2008
CO Almost Native

SMR (21:22:43) :

I’m with you, too. Raised a Republican, gravitated to the Independent Neutral Territory, then voted Democrat in the last three presidential elections. My Repub-but-I-still-love-you husband voted for GW twice, but after the second he admitted he made a big mistake.

29 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign

OT one liner – GOOD JOB at M & H Mudpuppies!

29 11 2008
CO Almost Native

‘G nite, mud pups- way past bedtime in the blue state of Colorado; I’ll donate to Martin’s campaign tomorrow.

29 11 2008
NMJ

CO Almost Native (21:24:58) : What a sad state of affairs when the best the GOP can do is Scum-bag Saxby, a Faux Dumber Plumber, and Her Royal Media Personality. Worse yet- some voters buy the act, hook, line and sinker.

That’s our problem, you know. People tend to believe others think like they themselves do. So we believe that nobody could be that stupid, that people at least minimally think about the decisions they make that seriously impact their families and finally, that everyone should just live and let live. Unfortunately, that last little item – live and let live – isn’t a survival characteristic. You have to fight for the right to live and let live. The Rethugs are rabid about fighting to survive, and fight even where there is no threat.

Not fighting just because we don’t want to is the path to extinction. It’s why Dems always lose elections…except this one!

29 11 2008
Diane

Why are we not like other countries and recall elected officials that do not represent us or do not work for us? Most other countries use this option effectively and are not stuck with Presidents, Senators, Rep. or Gov. that are no longer doing their jobs or become a danger to their people.

29 11 2008
Joe C

“Why are we not like other countries and recall elected officials that do not represent us or do not work for us?”

The ability to recall ineffective leaders is a feature of parliamentary governments.

29 11 2008
Sled Dogs Rule

@ NMJ

You are soooooo right! I keep jumping in here and there when the wringing of hands gets to be a little too much, to announce that YES I AM READY TO FIGHT and they better be, too! I back down when SHE backs down. Yep, we know she won’t, so I won’t either!

29 11 2008
NMJ

Sled Dogs Rule (22:38:09) :

Yeah, I’m not much of a hand-wringer. Here are the main rules I live by:

Rule #1 – If it’s within your power to change something you don’t like, and you choose not to change it, you lose your right to complain about it. I’m not going to listen to you.
Rule #2 – If you are invited to offer ideas, time or effort to change a problem, and you choose to decline, you lose your right to criticize those who are working to correct that problem. I’m not going to listen to you.

30 11 2008
CRFlats

SMR, When Guv mouthpiece Bill called Alaskans for Truth “ultra left wing” I was appalled! Our Guv’s office is calling constituents names to marginalized anyone who disagrees with her. Even in this Red state, she is has shown her hand and is obviously farther right wing than the majority of this State. I have spoken with many who voted for her, and they would not do that again: “Who knew?”. Well, we all do now.

30 11 2008
Steve

Send Sarah and Joe to Georgia – the one in the Caucasus next to Russia.

30 11 2008
OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin

He looks like g/d skinhead. What is wrong with these people?

30 11 2008
DarleenMB

the problem with JtP and StP is that everyone keeps talking about them. If we ignore them they WILL go away.

30 11 2008
Wasilla women

he is a skin head and so were allot of McCain supporters… Joe the Joke! he’s a big LIE!
and he lived in North Pole.. he’s one of those brainless Coghill Morons..

30 11 2008
Sheesh

Yep…I’m goin’ with the reality show prediction. What a hoot!

30 11 2008
yellowdoggranny

Dear Goddess,
Please make them feckers go away.
your grateful follower..ydg

30 11 2008
BigSlick YES WE CAN! Clamp Noodle Palin

The stuff he is selling – Digital TV Signal Converters – can be gotten for FREE from Comcast.

30 11 2008
SMR

@CRFlats —

Yes, I noted that “ultra left-wing” bit from his statement and thought “what a bunch of shite!” Never fear, that line will be in my email that I’m sending out this week! Will be sure to let them know that not only am I NOT an ultra left-winger, that I don’t even KNOW any, actually doubt their existance. I mean what in the hell is an ultra-left-winger? Someone who wants health care for everyone PLUS their pets? Someone who wants the US to not only withdraw from wars based on lies but also to disband the military entirely? Someone who wants the pro-choice morphed into every child is aborted so that there is negative population growth?

As far as I can tell, this is just the usual crap where people who don’t further Bible Spice’s agenda are called names & hated on. Well, okay, she can keep going there, she always will, and I will keep sending my emails to the legislators telling them how I see it and how I WANT to see it!

We must keep letting the legislators know how we feel, what we want, and must encourage others to do so as well!

I’ve only got one response, and it was quite interesting, from Fairclough. It’s been forwarded to AFT.

30 11 2008
Ripley in CT

Joe (real name Sam) the Freakin’ Plumber.

Ok, go away now.

30 11 2008
Kate in Canada

Interesting theory on Biden’s Original Joey who couldn’t affort to fill his gas tank, which was then responded to by Joe T.P.
http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-155992

30 11 2008
Jeremy Styron

Well, they won’t go away because ignorant, easily led-by-gimmicks people won’t go away anytime soon. Thus, Palin’s continued success, despite her technical inadequacies, remain at the forefront. Thus, Joe’s continued promotion, despite a lack of anything relevant to politics whatsoever, remains.

1 12 2008
Curious

What a joke.




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