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Joe the Plumber

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.

Shots Fired. Madness in Progress.

Michael Winship | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

You've no doubt heard that this doesn't happen in countries like Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada where the gun rules are strict and lives are saved. But here the cycle of death, denial, resistance and madness goes on.

An Open Letter to Joe the Plumber

Naomi Mac Millan | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Naomi Mac Millan

You recently published an open letter to the families of the Isla Vista shootings, stating that their murdered children didn't trump your constitutional right to bare arms. Does your constitutional right trump someone else's right to simply go about their business and live?

Joe the Gundamentalist

Shan Wells | Posted 07.28.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells

Joe the Gundamentalist

Joe The Plumber (an Auto Union Member) Might Become the Next Cliven Bundy If Republicans Deem Him a Liability

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Joe The Plumber should realize that one wrong move -- a slip of the tongue, or perhaps even his real thoughts on race or American history -- could result in abandonment by the same people who made him famous.

Dancing on the Graves of Innocents

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

The gun cult has radicalized in the wake of the Newtown tragedy and subsequent mass shootings, especially since our political leaders are silent, held hostage by the gun lobby. In that vacuum of leadership, the size of mass shootings increases and the lethality of weapons continue unabated.

Joe The Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Constitutional Rights' To Have Guns

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, insisted the deaths of innocent people "don't trump" his constitutional rights in an open letter...

'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' Gets A Union Job

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber," who gained notoriety during the 2008 presidential election, announced Sunday on his personal...

Joe The Plumber: Democrats Have A History Of Lynching Americans

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Three days after Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) used a burning cross to signify the "T" in Tea Party, former conservative congressional candidate Samuel "...

Joe The Plumber Makes Shocking 'Racist' Remark

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article attributed authorship of the essay to Joe Wurzelbacher. A portion of the essay was posted to Wurzelbach...

Joe The Plumber Tells Bullied Kids To 'Punch The Bully In The Face'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, widely known as "Joe the Plumber," released a PSA on Monday telling kids who are bullied in school to "punch the bully in the fac...

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...

From Sarah to Sandy: Why the '08 Campaign Was Way More Fun

Dan Mirvish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Dan Mirvish

Instead of Hockey Mom Sarah, now we have Frankenstorm Sandy. Instead of commercials comparing Paris Hilton to Barack Obama, we now watch everything on DVR. And instead of the ill-conceived elevation of Joe the Plumber to national folk hero, this time we got ill-advised pronouncements about rape.

Unlikely Figure May Be The Next Joe The Plumber

Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

By JOCELYN NOVECK, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- Is Big Bird the new Joe the Plumber? The "Sesame Street" character, its bright yellow fluffiness...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Will Tape-Gate be Romney's 'Lonesome Rhodes' Moment*?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg To Ron Reagan, the 47% tape reveals Romney's sneering elitism -- but Torie Clarke thinks it's a feeding frenzy over a stumble no worse than Obama's comments on "cling to guns/religion" and "redistribution." Then: Are riots in the Middle East the fault of a film or Obama?

Mitt Romney: Closeted Redistributionist

Bob Cesca | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Of course Mitt Romney supports redistribution. Everyone supports redistribution to some extent. It's literally how the government collects and spends tax revenue.

Can the GOP Muzzle These 10 Right-Wingers Until Election Day?

Larry Atkins | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Larry Atkins

Radical statements by Republicans aren't just gaffes; they reflect a cold-hearted, insensitive, mean-spirited, dishonest and ignorant attitude that is reflected in the way that they govern and make laws.

Meet The Next Joe The Plumber

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

The Romney camp seems to have found its Joe the Plumber, but instead of unclogging toilets, "Chris the Baker" makes cookies. On Wednesday, the Romn...

Joe The Plumber: 'Put A Damn Fence On The Border Going To Mexico And Start Shooting'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

Arizona State Sen. Lori Klein (R) held a fundraiser Friday night in Prescott, Ariz., featuring Ohio GOP congressional candidate Samuel Wurzelbacher, m...

Joe The Plumber: Obama Should Be 'Embarrassed' To Visit Battleground State

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

This time around, Joe the Plumber won't be asking much of President Barack Obama. Sam Wurzelbacher, more commonly known by the nickname he earned d...

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 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...

Allen West Gets Behind Joe The Plumber

Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as "Joe The Plumber" for his role in the 2008 presidential campaign, won the endorsement of Rep. Allen...