Skip to comments.Why is it wrong for Joe the Plumber to go by his middle name?
Posted on 06/23/2012 1:51:59 PM PDT by EveningStar
Joe the Plumber recently resurfaced in the news. It reminded me of something that occurred to me when he originally became a national figure.
As you know, his full name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher. Most of us know people who have gone by their middle names. Some of you here probably go by your middle names. Three presidents went by their middle names: Stephen Grover Cleveland, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, and John Calvin Coolidge. And of course, Willard Mitt Romney is a presidential candidate.
However, we've had media folks and others saying "His name's not Joe! It's Samuel!"
I'm not a fan of Joe the Plumber, but I have to ask, why is it wrong for him to go by his middle name?
Because Sam the butcher is already using that name.
Floyd is taken as well.
Easy. Because HIS NAME is not "Hussein", it's "Barack!"
And Bob Kerrey’s first name was Joseph. And Mitt Romney’s first name is, of course, Willard. Nobody thinks those two are phonies (well, at least not because they go by their middle names). What’s the problem?
Why is anyone or why should anyone care?
The MSM spent more time investigating him in 2008 than they did Baraq Obama.
Wrong by whom? The MSM? The MSM is a media meme conspiracy. So put on your conspiracy hat.
Joe vs. Samuel.
Everyday Guy vs. Jew
Which one do Democrat conspirators think will sell worse in Peoria?
That's how they think. Racism is bad for you and me - for them, it's BIG business.
Two of my sons use their middle names: Allen Patrick “Pat” and Jonathan Francis “Frank.” My great-uncle Leon James was called “Pete,” for no reason I ever heard.
Joe is not Islamic?
Middle name people:
William Roger Clemens
Anthony Nomar Garciaparra
George Ivan (”Van”) Morrison
Argeo Paul Cellucci (former MA governor)
Luther Scott Harshbarger (former MA atty general)
John Donald Imus (...in the morning...)
I go by my middle name and first initial not because I’m a wannabe snob but because my parents always called me by my middle name. Then as I got older people wanted to know my middle initial. It got to be a pain to explain to them I actually had a first initital. To prevent the problem I just started signing my name with the first initial. When I asked my mother why they didn’t just put the name they were going to call me first she said, “We just didn’t think it sounded as good that way”.
Barry Soetoro comes to mind. What is his middle name?
Years ago I had a girlfriend named Johnene, both her brothers and father were named John. The youngest brother went by his middle name. My name is John too BTW.
My dad’s name is Harold Arthur but he answers to Bud.
I have 5 brothers. 3 of them go by their middle names.
My daughter goes by her middle name.
Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher = Serial Killer
Years ago, the name John was common. At one point my family had 19 members named John. Some go by nicknames, others by their middle names. Otherwise, the rest of us couldn’t keep them all straight.
“Floyd” was my Grandfather’s first name. He hated it and went by his middle name.
S. Joseph Wurzelbacher = Overly Sensitive Wannabe Ivy League Snob.
I grew up in a town that actually had a Floyd the Barber but we locals called him Pete the Peeler.
What is wrong with the middle name “the”?!
>My dads name is Harold Arthur but he answers to Bud.
My grandpa was always Woody. I was fairly old before I even knew his real name was Everett. ;)
RE: Joe the Plumber - it’s just typical lib double standard stuff again.
(James) Paul McCartney
My dad went by his middle name.
... lots of Amish have koranimal names...
LOL. Terms of service prevent me from being more specific but you know what you are.
I think it’s anti-Semitic. Sam Wurzlebacher sounds Jewish, so if he goes by his first name, his opponents are hoping that voters will be turned off by him because they will think he’s Jewish. That’s my opinion.
His name, his business.
Ding Ding Ding !!!!
We have a winner. LOL !!!
You address a man by whatever name he wishes to be called.
If Wurtzelbacher wants to be addressed as Joe, that’s his prerogative. It is legally his name.
My name is Ringo Starr (wanna see my BC?), but to avoid confusion with, of all people A DRUMMER (?!), I prefer to be called Adolphus.
Stephen Cleveland? Never would have been elected.
Joe the Plumber, or Sam the Plumber...I’m glad he’s back speaking out. He gave Sid McCain momentum, but Sid virtually campaigned for 0 by the end.
As a Junior I was always called by my middle name - let’s say - Harold to differentiate me from my father - let’s say - Thomas in our family while growing up and around our little town through high school. But in college and then the military it became confusing and probably actually insubordinate to reply to constant requests for “First Name, Middle Initial” with T. Harold - not to mention that it sounded pretentious as all getout. Eventually I gave in and now go by Tom H.- let’s say. Only trouble is I met my wife after the switch, so I have to remember when I’m dealing with my family I’m Harry, and with hers, I’m Tom - just one man’s opinion......
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