Saturday, October 18, 2008

I am Joe

Started by the wacky Iowahawk (you gotta love this guy):

I hope you will join me in expressing a simple bit of solidarity with this guy, Spartacus style. I AM JOE. I am a Wal Mart schlub in flyover country who changes my own oil and unclogs drains without a license. I smoke and drink beer and toss the football in the front yard with my kid, and I figure I can fend my way without handouts from some Magic Messiah's candy bags. Most everyone in my family and most everyone I grew up with is another Joe, and if you screw with them, you screw with me.

Are you a Joe? Say it proud. Leave it on every goddamn newspaper comment section and online forum. Let these pressroom and online thugs know you won't stay silent when they try to destroy the life of a private citizen for speaking his mind -- because for every one of them, there are a million Joe Wurzelbachers. And for that we should all be thankful.
I am Joe.

I'm from a white, lower-middle class neighborhood. My father was a high-school dropout who joined the U.S. Army, got his G.E.D., and became a highly-valued computer systems analyst in the 1960's.

I worked my way through college (along with help from the Veterans Administration), and I've been unemployed at times, but I've never collected a penny of unemployment. I have my own web development and graphic design business, and I'm supporting my family. I work hard every day, I go to Mass on Sunday, I listen to Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck and watch Fox News. I support John McCain for President of the United States, Sarah Palin as the Vice President.

I believe in small government, low taxes, I believe in God, Ronald Reagan, and the Constitution of the United States of America, the First and Second (actually ALL) Amendments. I believe a strong military and closed borders. I believe life begins at conception, and that all abortion is MURDER.

I'm a member of the National Rife Association. I own a shotgun, a handgun and a compound bow and I hunt whitetail deer. I love the outdoors, I LOVE my wife and kid, I LOVE the United States of America, the state of Ohio, and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Bring it on, Barack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden. Bring your ACORN and lefty college cronies to our state, try to steal the election. Get the democratic Secretary of State and left-leaning Supreme Court on your side, it's not enough. We will win, or we will die trying.

I am a proud American.

I am Joe.
UPDATE: spread the word. Like Spartacus, we are all Joe. Post this on every blog, on every comment section of every website, on every newspaper comment section. Post post post.
I am Joe.

Leftmedia declares war on Joe the Plumber

Michelle Malkins' latest column at spells out how the Leftmedia really feel about free speech: it's okay, as long as it doesn't oppose our Marxist candidates:

The Left Declares War On Joe The Plumber

Six-term Sen. Joe Biden's got some nerve going after citizen Joe the Plumber. But the entrenched politician from Delaware, who fancies himself the nation's No. 1 Ordinary Joe, had no choice.

Joe Wurzelbacher has been probed more deeply than Barack Obama.

Joe Wurzelbacher has been probed more deeply than Barack Obama.

Obama-Biden simply can't tolerate an outspoken citizen successfully painting the Democratic ticket as socialist overlords. And so a dirty, desperate war against Joe Wurzelbacher is on.

The left's political plumbers are attacking the messenger, rummaging through his personal life and predictably wielding the race card once again. It's standard operating procedure for the Obama thug machine.

Wurzelbacher is the small-business man from Ohio who during a Toledo campaign swing last weekend questioned Obama about his tax plan. The revealing exchange was caught on tape and broadcast widely across the Internet and TV airwaves.

In response to Wurzelbacher's question about why he should be "taxed more and more for fulfilling the American dream," Obama sermonized that he needed to "spread the wealth around" because "it's good for everybody."

As always, Michelle hits the nail on the head.

Still don't think The One is a Marxist? Think again. From Wikipedia:

From each according to his ability, to each according to his need (or needs) is a slogan popularized by Karl Marx in his 1875 Critique of the Gotha Program.

The phrase summarizes the principles that, under a communist system, every person should contribute to society to the best of their ability and consume from society in proportion to their needs, regardless of how much they have contributed. (emphasis mine - CTD)

In the Marxist view, such an arrangement will be made possible by the abundance of goods and services that a developed communist society will produce; the idea is that there will be enough to satisfy everyone's needs.

As Michelle concludes:

After Wurzelbacher told Katie Couric that Obama's rhetorical tap dance was "almost as good as Sammy Davis Jr.," inevitable cries of "bigotry" followed. (There are now tens of thousands of Internet hits for "Joe the Plumber racist.")

Welcome to Joe the Plumber Derangement Syndrome. If you can't beat him, smear him.

It's the Obama way.
No way, no how, Nobama. Vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin on Nov. 4.

ObaMarx: Share the Wealth

Today's cartoon from IDB's Michael Ramirez. Heh.