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Samuel Wurzelbacher

Blankets, Guns and Plumbers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The most quoted line from Samuel Wurzelbacher's letter was "your dead kids don't trump my constitutional rights." The chutzpah required to write something like that to a total stranger who has just lost a child and does not care about your opinion notwithstanding, the worst thing about that line is that it is essentially the official position of the US government.

'You Betcha'

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien Feb 18 (Reuters) - An Ohio man who rose to fame as "Joe the Plumber" by challenging then-presidential candidate Bar...

Joe The Plumber Gives Three Lines Of Defense: Pee, Vomit Or Shoot

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher -- more commonly known as Joe the Plumber for his role in the 2008 presidential election -- is once again joining the national gun...

Joe The Plumber Evokes Clinton Affair In Holder Slam

Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as Joe the Plumber, weighed in on the Fast and Furious controversy on Wednesday, criticizing Attorney General...

'Joe The Plumber' Claims Gun Control Caused The Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as Joe the Plumber, blamed gun control for the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust in a web video released Mo...

Joe The Plumber Slams 'Asinine' Biden

Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, commonly known as "Joe the Plumber," went after Joe Biden on Thursday, calling the vice president's comments on Mitt Romney's pri...

Joe The Plumber Tries To Get In White House, Can't

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, also known as "Joe The Plumber," recently visited the White House but couldn't get in. Wurzelbacher, who served as a McCain s...

Joe The Plumber Blasts HuffPost

Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe The Plumber" from the 2008 presidential campaign, criticized The Huffington Post for its coverage of him in ...

Joe The Plumber Dealt Big Rejection

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

CINCINNATI — Federal appeals judges Tuesday rejected a lawsuit by "Joe the Plumber" that claimed his rights were violated by a state records sea...

Joe The Plumber Goes After CNN Interviewer

Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as "Joe the Plumber" from the 2008 presidential campaign, appeared on CNN Thursday morning following his GOP ...

WATCH: CNN Host Grills An Angry Joe The Plumber

Posted 05.08.2012 | Media

CNN host Zoraida Sambolin managed to get on the wrong side of Samuel Wurzelbacher -- the man formerly known as "Joe the Plumber" who is now a Republic...

Good News For Joe The Plumber

AP | By JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio plumber thrust into national politics during the 2008 presidential campaign has won the Republican nomination in his home st...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: For Perry, There's An Upside In Going Birther

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

At first blush, Rick Perry's brief foray into birtherism sure looked to be another unforced error from a hapless candidate who's gone from frontrunner...

Joe The Plumber On Communists, Socialists, Anarchists In Occupy Movement

Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Sam 'Joe the Plumber' Wurzelbacher sat down with MSNBC Wednesday, fresh off his official entrance into the race for Ohio's 9th congressional district,...

Joe The Plumber Could Become Joe The Congressman

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

TOLEDO, Ohio — Joe the Plumber is plunging into politics because he thinks it's about time America had a few mechanics, bricklayers and, yes, pl...

'Joe The Plumber' Elected: Samuel Wurzelbacher Becomes GOP Committeeman In Ohio County

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- The man known as Joe the Plumber is now an elected official in Ohio. Samuel Wurzelbacher, who was hailed by Republican John McCa...

Jason Linkins and Alex Leo

A Year In The Spotlight: A Slideshow Salute To Joe The Plumber's Greatest Achievements (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins and Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama met many of his fellow countrymen, as he made his case for the presidency hither and yon. But only one of the ...

Joe The Plumber Quitting The GOP: Time Magazine

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Stop the presses... (even though we haven't received the press release yet). Time Magazine is reporting - burying rather - the news that Joe the Plumb...