by Michael Bryan
You might have already heard about Sam "Joe the Plumber" Wurtzelbacher's assinine comment at two different events here in Arizona about putting troops on the border and shooting illegal immigrants. He and Lori Klein have chosen to claim that he was just joking. Watch the video of the event yourself (starting at about 2:10 into the video) and see what you think. That he made is comments in a perfectly serious tone, prefaced by the statement that politicians should "say what they mean," and followed by the assertion that it would "solve our immigration problem real quick," makes it seem not so jokey. But that's not even half the stupid shit he said.
In the video of one of the events (start at 4:45 for this gem...), you will see Joe/Sam practically say that Jews are behind a plot to weaken America through the media by enforcing 'political correctness'. What he actually says is that prior to WWII "this think tank" of emigres came from Germany to Washington D.C. and Hollywood to spread communism. Now who does that sound like, to you? Joe/Sam just clumsily dog-whistled anti-semitism right here in our backyard.
Next Joe/Sam says the "Federal government can go stick it" (he's only running to be a member of that government, after all...) and claims that "the Federal government cannot, and it's obvious, run the country." What, huh? So why do you want to join that team, Joe/Sam?
The man is a racist, a dangerous reactionary, an anti-semite, and an incoherent fool. He's the perfect GOP candidate!
Watch the idiocy yourself after the click...