Joe the Plumber Wanted Off McCain's Bus!

@anniepa (27279)
United States
December 12, 2008 6:57pm CST
Talk about biting the hand that was feeding him - Joe the Plumber was "appalled" by the answers McCain gave him to some of his questions and wanted to "get off the bus"! I guess he didn't appreciate McCain's extending of poor Joe's fifteen minutes of fame to what seemed like an eternity to some of us. If it hadn't been for McCain he'd never have had the opportunity to write a book or to appear on a radio show, but that didn't stop him from dissing the GOP Presidential nominee! http://thinkprogress.org/2008/12/09/joe-plumber-versus-mccain/ Wurzelbacher told Glen Beck on his radio show that he supported McCain only because he was "kinda the lesser of two evils." However, he said "Sarah Palin is absolutely the real deal." When asked by Beck why he didn't "get off the bus" Joe said, "Um, you know, honestly, because the thought of Barack Obama as president scares me even more." Any thoughts? I'll bet his book is one good read...lol...um, you know honestly, he's kinda probably not the best writer out there! Annie
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@spalladino (17921)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Hmmm, let's see if I have this straight. Joe the Plumber was McCain's poster boy for how bad Obama was going to screw the small business owners in this country. Obama won the popular vote. Joe the Plumber wrote a book which he's trying to get folks to buy so he now claims that John McCain appaled and angered him! I've got it! Yep, I can't wait to read those pearls of wisdom....NOT!
@anniepa (27279)
• United States
13 Dec 08
You mean you don't think it would make perfect "bathroom reading material"...lol? It could serve a double purpose, you know. Annie
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@iriscot (1290)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I think I would use it for something else in our outhouse, it might even replace the Sears catalog or the white corn cobs. LOL
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@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I read that the other day and was like WTF. Who was running for president and "Joe" still kept going with McCain. I don't know one could support someone that they didn't agree with. What a freakin joke!
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I guess it shouldn't be surprising coming from someone known as Joe the Plumber whose name isn't Joe and who really isn't a plumber. Of course he'd be campaigning for someone he didn't really support, right? Annie
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@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Good point!
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@iriscot (1290)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Hey! He could throw some of Sarah the Piranha (or some sort of fish) quips in here and there. He might even use some of the pics he downloads of her to spice it up a bit. He's just another jerk that probably can't spell Piranha!
@anniepa (27279)
• United States
13 Dec 08
To quote America's newest best selling author, "I'm going to go ahead and agree with you"...lol! Annie
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@smartie0317 (1612)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I wonder if he'd be saying any of this if McCain had won? I highly doubt it. He's probably wait 4-8 years and peddle his book. I guess he lucked out with Obama winning, despite it scaring him. lol
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
13 Dec 08
You're right, he probably wouldn't want to ruin his chances of getting appointed as "Secretary of Sewage". Annie
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@ParaTed2k (22977)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
13 Dec 08
I heard this interview on Glen Beck. It didn't surprise me that John McCain appalled Joe the Plumber, I'm sure if I had the chance to ask Sen. McCain some questions, his answers would appal me too. The only point worth taking from Joe the Plumber is what Obama said in their first meeting. "Share the Wealth" from a man who can't even cough up more than 6 pathetic percent of his income for charity donations. Obama isn't about "share the wealth" he's about taking other people's money to share it. He is the posterchild of the Marxist elitist who thinks he has a right to everyone else's money, but only he can decide who has a right to his. As far as Joe the Plumber himself, I have nothign agianst the guy, but I hope he enjoys his 15 minutes... tick...tick...tick... ;~D
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Gee, Obama gave considerably more than Palin, who gave an average of 2.7%! (Or should I say 2.7 pathetic percent...lol?) Sorry, I couldn't help it. Regarding Joe the Plumber, I was actually kind of defending McCain! I think Joe really used him and I find that hypocritical. Other than that I have nothing against him, I guess, but I think his 15 minutes should have been over a long time ago. Annie
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@ParaTed2k (22977)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
13 Dec 08
yeah, but Palin never said she was about spreading the wealth around now did she? Also, as long as we're playing um..er.. "one down-man-ship" here... The Obama's only gave 1%... until he decided he needed to give more if he was going to run for president. But all of them got Al Gore beat. He gave a whopping $250 the last year he was VP lol. I think both Joe and McCain pretty much used each other. Besides, I think it's great that Joe is willing to speak his mind instead of act like a bought and paid for toady.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Actually Annie, if you'll look at the numbers, and I posted them all in a thread a while ago, Obama consistently gave 1% to charity until 2007 when he began running for president. That's when he hit the whopping 5.9%. Biden's charitable giving was 0.05 (notice the 0's), until 2007 when his presidential run started and he gave a whopping 0.3%. Seriously Annie, what is it they say about glass houses?
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
13 Dec 08
And you had gone so long with out one of these. sigh ***walks away muttering to self.
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I'm sorry, I didn't know you missed them so badly...lol! Hey, Joe the Plumber gave the interview to Glen Beck, he wrote the book, or some ghost writer wrote it for him, whichever the case, and he bit the hand that fed him. I thought that was news! Do you prefer the dozen posts per day about one topic by some members trying to nail Obama with some "high crime" or another? Annie
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
13 Dec 08
" Do you prefer the dozen posts per day about one topic by some members trying to nail Obama with some "high crime" or another" not really. only the constitutional elemnts of the discussion on his birthplace (personaly I believe he was born in hawai), but I digress, ah ferget it carry on.
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@iriscot (1290)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Yep X, it's over, let's all "bury the hatchet". What say?
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• United States
13 Dec 08
Joe the plumber has no shame. He rode on McCain's coat tails all because of lies he told Obama in the first place. My god, can't that man see what a jerk he looks like to most of us? Sit down Joe, have yourself a six pack, and try to reflect on how foolish you look. Oh, and I can buy your book where?? And is it Non-fiction or fiction?
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I guess his book is supposed to be about him, so I guess that would make it fiction, right? Annie
@MntlWard (880)
• United States
13 Dec 08
This is all part of the Palin/Plumber 2012 campaign. McCain was the one who impeded Sarah's rise to the highest office in the country, you all know.
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
13 Dec 08
OMG, you're probably right! Palin would be dumb enough to choose Joe as her running mate and he'd be dumb enough to accept...lol! Annie
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
13 Dec 08
You know I read this article as soon as it was posted on cnn.com and the only specific it mentioned was Joe's opposition to the bailout. Clearly the majority of republicans were against that bailout and many people, myself included, felt that McCain let us down when he joined the democrats on that. It was really a chance for him to stand out by opposing it and I've even seen democrats who said they would have voted for him instead of Obama if he'd opposed it.
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Can't say I blame him about the Obama comment. O made it pretty clear in talking to Joe that he wanted to distribute the wealth. Not what I want in a president or in the country I love....for the way it was designed, not the way Obama wants to continue changing it.
@anniepa (27279)
• United States
20 Dec 08
The country I love really NEEDS some changing right now. Joe used and sucked up to McCain because he made him a household name and what he thought was a meal-ticket. Annie
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I think he just wanted the attention.