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Joe the Plumber

SNL Thursday: Crazy McCain Rally Lady, and The Joe The Plumber Effect

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If it's Thursday, it's Saturday — Night Live, of course. In round two of SNL's election-season prime-time outings, there was a final debate sketch, ...

Would Republicans Accuse Joe The Plumber Of Voter Fraud?

UK Guardian | James Ridgeway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Under the GOP's vote suppression strategy in Ohio, McCain's now famous icon could have had a hard time casting a ballot. In a case that has now gone ...

Debate No. 3: John McCain Should Have Watched His Words

Linda Kulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Kulman

In assuming ownership of Palin's accomplishments, no matter how thin, he characterized her as an old-fashioned help meet -- you know, the little woman who stands behind every great man.

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McCain Accuses Obama Of "Smearing" Joe The Plumber | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain is tightening his embrace of Joe 'the Plumber' Wurzelbacher by accusing Barack Obama of "smearing" the media's newest populist fixati...

Weekly Roundup, Readers Drowning in the Mud of McCain's Campaign

Chris Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Nelson

While Obama continues to outspend and outcool his way to national polling margins that are increasingly insurmountable, McCain has latched on to Joe the Plumber as his last vestige of hope while his campaign continues the barrage of negativity through ads and robocalling.

Reading The Pictures: Plumbing The Truth

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-10-16-joe.jpg The angle the media is mostly avoiding is that Plumber Joe Wurzelbacher's intent to "corner" the celebrity tap dancer was motivated by racism.

Seth Colter Walls

Potential Obama Treasury Secretary: Income Inequality A Crisis | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to former Clinton Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, the shift of income inequality over the last quarter century simply dwarfs the amount of...

McCain Undone By Affect And Temperament
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The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Special Debate Edition In the much-anticipated final presidential debate of the 2008 campaign season, the man who landed the greatest number of punch...

The Small Business That Got Just Got A Big Boost

Silicon Alley Insider | Joe Weisenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of our first thoughts after last night's debate: who owns Turns out it's the domain name of plumber Joe Francis in Amarillo, TX...

Joe The Plumber: Obama Tap Dances Like "Sammy Davis Jr."

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a phone interview with CBS' Katie Couric, Joe Wurzelbacher said Barack Obama "tap dance[d] ... almost as good as Sammy Davis Jr." in their conversa...

Hey Joe: Meet the Constitution

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

The clear winner of Wednesday's debate, Joe the plumber, focused a national debate on the wisdom and fairness of progressive taxation.

What Joe the Plumber Really Means

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Our democracy is kabuki theater, replete with symbolic archetypal Americans, used as scapegoats (Reagan's "welfare queens"), for fearmongering (Harry & Louise) and now as mythic idols (Joe the Plumber).

It's Going to Take a Lot More Than Joe the Plumber

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

I'd still like to like John McCain, especially since I once did - to some degree anyway. But with every day on this marathon, in every speech, and every debate, I'm less motivated to do so.

Counting Chickens, Joe the Plumber and the Republican Closing Strategy

Hilary Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary Rosen

In all, there is not much new in the Republican playbook this year -- and that continues to be their real problem and our real opportunity.

Debates Still No Place for Average Joes

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

As the lights dimmed on the fourth and final debate of the 2008 season, one thing has become clear: These types of debates are vestiges of a bygone TV era.

High School Debaters Debate The Debate (WATCH)

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

via The Washington Post: Last night, four members of the Walt Whitman High School Debate Team from Bethesda, Md., debated John McCain and Barack Oba...

No Post-Debate Power-Ups From Candidates' Plumber Story

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

Mario has become a worldwide icon. He now represents every immigrant who had ever struggled through the levels of society and has opened the door for countless others who came after him.

Meet The Real Joe-The-Plumber!

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

Logo of a REAL Joe-The-Plumber So - like practically everything else John McCain has said over the past few years - since he sold his soul to the rig...

Honorary Canadian Jeffrey Feldman on Dirty Campaign Rhetoric And Why He Thinks McCain Lost The Debate (Even If Joe The Plumber Won)

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Feldman is a scholar, author, commentator, teacher, blogger and expert on speeches and messaging -- but in Canada, they know him as one half of CBC Newsworld's team of "American political experts."

Joe the Plumber Uber Roundup: Can I Call You Joe? VIDEOS >>

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Spyros

My friends, we're all becoming fast friends with Joe.... UPDATE: Joe on HuffPo: McCain Accuses Obama Of "Smearing" Joe The Plumber Toledo Blade: 'J...

"Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher Not Voting for McCain

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

It might be heartening to McCain to know that he has at least one vote in Democratic stronghold Lucas County, Ohio, but for one small fact: "Joe Wurzelbacher" don't vote!

America Finally Gets a Presidential Debate, Because Candidates Gave Them One

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Deggans

I was surprised by the snap polls from CBS and CNN showing a big win for Obama. I don't think McCain ran the table like he wanted, but he did raise his rhetorical game.

ASBL, 'Obama and McCain Have Policies Joe the Plumber Isn't Going to Like'

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

The following press release was dropped by the American Small Business League (ASBL) today regarding the small business plans that have been presented...

Joe the Plumber's Imaginary Empire

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

The truth about Joe is that he is not a licensed plumber and he's never made more than $40,000 dollars a year in that trade.

Joe the Plumber: And a Slice of Warhol Pie

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Joe the Plumber's gone big-time -- a video on YouTube, an interview on Fox, his name in every conversation. And all because he asked Obama a question. With the cameras rolling.