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I'll take your Joe the plumber and raise Al Bundy the shoe salesman
Boston Globe ^ | 102108 | Foon Rhee

Posted on 10/21/2008 5:55:57 PM PDT by Fred

Barack Obama's campaign has come up with a humorous comeback to Joe the plumber.

At every campaign stop, Republican rival John McCain mentions Joe Wurzelbacher, who complained to Obama that his tax cut proposal would penalize small businesses.

In a new video today, Al the shoe salesman computes the tax cut he would get under the two candidates, using the Obama camp's trusty tax calculator.

Al is Al Bundy (played by actor Ed O'Neill), the aggrieved husband in the comedy hit "Married with Children," which aired during the late 1980s and 1990s.

Al makes $20,000 a year and has kids. "I saved $1,000" under Obama's plan, he figures out. But he would save nothing under McCain's.

Al Bundy Running Obama's lame tax calculator

The video ends with Al chanting, "Obama! Obama!"

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; albundy; biden; hannity; joetheplumber; mccain; noobamatour; obamatruthsquad; palin
Oh yeah, baby, lets rock...Is Al bundy a socialist????
1 posted on 10/21/2008 5:55:58 PM PDT by Fred
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To: Fred
...Is Al bundy a socialist????

Can't say for sure but we do know he is a fool.

2 posted on 10/21/2008 5:57:12 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Fred

Al Bundy is a flippin moron. I’ll take Joe the Plumber any day.


3 posted on 10/21/2008 5:58:25 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Parley Baer
Does anyone think that the founder of No Ma'am would be a socialist???


4 posted on 10/21/2008 5:58:26 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: Fred

Ed O’neill , who portrays Al Bundy, is a socialist.

The character sure isn’t.


5 posted on 10/21/2008 6:00:20 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Parley Baer

If Al Bundy collected wellfare instead of selling shoes, he would make more money and receive taxes instead of paying them.


6 posted on 10/21/2008 6:02:47 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Fred
Who's married with 2 kids working in a dead end job for $20,000 for 25 years? At is $9.61 an hour he's barely making the new minimum wage.

PS Al Bundy is a fictional character. As is the Democrats' robocaller "Joe the plumber". They jumped the shark on this one.

7 posted on 10/21/2008 6:02:50 PM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: Fred

Joe = Hard worker seeking the American dream
Al = Loser, complacent in a crappy job


8 posted on 10/21/2008 6:03:38 PM PDT by diverteach (http://foolishpleasurestudio.com/eyewool/slap_hillary.html)
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To: Fred

Wow. That’s a really dumb response. Why can’t they find a regular Joe of their own to stick up for Barack?


9 posted on 10/21/2008 6:03:44 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: PA-RIVER

BUMP. Run the numbers for how much Peggy could take in with 2 (or 3, remember the “cute” kid they added in one of the later seasons) kids and an absent father.


10 posted on 10/21/2008 6:04:38 PM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: Fred

So the Democrat Party is the party of losers? Who’d a thought it(!)


11 posted on 10/21/2008 6:09:44 PM PDT by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: Fred

Al doesn’t pay income taxes in the first place.


12 posted on 10/21/2008 6:10:34 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Obama's Grandmother will be just fine. Obama is an expert on health care.)
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To: Fred
Al makes $20,000 a year and has kids.

NO, Al made $20,000 a year 15 years ago. And his kids are grown up and presumably moved out unless he's a wimp. I would say that Al is making about $35,000 per year as a shoe salesman now, unless he's working part-time in which case he probably either has two jobs or is incredibly stupid.

Judging from my review of "Married with Children" episodes, Al only plays stupid on TV.

13 posted on 10/21/2008 6:11:01 PM PDT by meyer (We are all Joe the Plumber)
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To: Fred

Americans are sure going to want to identify themselves with Al Bundy alright! /S


14 posted on 10/21/2008 6:16:23 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (`Pontius Pilate voted "Present")
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To: Fred

Sorry, Obambi, but the character in the TV programme had a loathing for lying politicians and lazy bureaucrats. Al’s only vote was to oppose a tax increase on beer.


15 posted on 10/21/2008 6:17:20 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Fred

So to counter-react Joe the Plumber, a real American with real dreams and aspirations, Obama can’t find one real American and has to find a Hollywood actor who plays one who is in a dead end job with no dreams or aspirations on TV...and a selfish one to boot, as he does not ask where the $1,000 will come from (from a productive American).

And Obama thinks he’s so smart! I think their ad can be used by McCain to show the condesention of Obama and how he sees his Constituents (as people who are incapable of upward mobility, who need to be “taken care of” by Obama!).


16 posted on 10/21/2008 6:19:11 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Fred

He wouldn’t actually save it, it would be money from the wealth redistribution.


17 posted on 10/21/2008 6:20:01 PM PDT by MarkeyD (THE DEMOCRATS LIED, THE ECONOMY DIED.)
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To: winner3000

oh, snap!!! that rocks...


18 posted on 10/21/2008 6:22:23 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: Fred

This is Obama’s arrogant elitism. His answer to Joe is a fictional buffoon. Probably because Al Bundy is his reference point for the average Joe. This is the way he sees people like Joe.


19 posted on 10/21/2008 6:23:44 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (The heels are on, the gloves are off.~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Fred
"I saved $1,000"

To the nudie bar!
/Al Bundy
20 posted on 10/21/2008 6:23:46 PM PDT by philman_36
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To: Fred; All

This is pretty GD lame...essentially, Al is willing to sell his soul to the devil for $83.33 a month...

Seriously, socialism for $83.33 a month...No Thanks!

I’ll stick with my man John McCain and Sarah Palin — I may not have $83.33 a month with them — but, at least I know my family will be safe, because I know for fact John McCain will not gut the Military to pay for silly arse social welfare programs.

Really, obie, that is the best your “crack” team can come up with — weak man — get the s@#$ out of here.


21 posted on 10/21/2008 6:24:01 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: Fred
Al makes $20,000 a year and has kids. "I saved $1,000" under Obama's plan, he figures out. But he would save nothing under McCain's...yeah, wait until Obama lets the Bush tax cuts die, which McCain won't do - then let's see how much more you'll be paying, Al......
22 posted on 10/21/2008 6:29:28 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Fred
"I saved $1,000" under Obama's plan, he figures out.

No, you were given an extra $1,000 that you never earned. We call that "Socialism."

23 posted on 10/21/2008 6:32:58 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Fred

The lesson here is never ask Obama an intelligent question.


24 posted on 10/21/2008 6:42:33 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Never doubt Hussein Obama)
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To: Fred

What clueless moron thought up this ad? So are they saying that Obama’s taxcuts are fictional like the character that gets them or what?


25 posted on 10/21/2008 6:44:04 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Fred

How appropriate. They have a fictional person (Al Bundy) promoting Obama’s fictional tax cuts.


26 posted on 10/21/2008 6:49:09 PM PDT by Campion
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To: Fred
Al Bundy, the man who led the Beer Tax Riots, is no Obama supporter. Ed O'Niel, the actor who played Al Bundy is.

I'm reminded of the episode of Married With Children where Al's favorite TV show, Psycho Dad is canceled, and the lead actor of Psycho Dad announces his new show, Lefkoitz, Teachers Aid. Al Bundy is now reduced to being a Teachers Aid.

R.I.P. Al. We all knew it would end badly. We hoped it wouldn't end this badly, a shill for BO. Why couldn't it have been something with more dignity, chirrosis of the liver, or drowning in the septic tank?

27 posted on 10/21/2008 7:27:51 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: All

I can’t believe how blatant their elitist mentality is. So apparently the hardworking Joe the Plumbers of this world can’t figure out for themselves what’s better: punishing or rewarding productivity.

Obviously the underlying prejudice of the the Left here is that to their mind all white working-class voters are lazy drunken slobs who hate their wives and raise hornball sons and hooker daughters through their neglect and selfishness. As such they desperately need the socialized redistribution of the productive class’ earnings down to their cess-pool of sloth; not to mention school mandated safe sex education for their daughters and masturbation lessons for their sons.


28 posted on 10/21/2008 7:39:20 PM PDT by quillizmightier
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To: Fred

Please, please tell me that Kelly Bundy is not a socialist, too. (And mind the rules).


29 posted on 10/21/2008 7:40:35 PM PDT by Atticus
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To: Army Air Corps

LOL! I remember that episode! Married With Children is one of my all-time favorites.

Obama’s argument is telling. What kind of country have we become when our choice for president depends on what kinds of government benefits we get—at the expense of someone else? From social welfare to corporate welfare to government union workers, these trough feeders are an inferior breed of American.

The gravy train is nearly out of gas, and it will soon be time for us all to do for ourselves. Wishful thinking?


30 posted on 10/21/2008 7:58:48 PM PDT by OneTimeComment
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To: Fred
Al makes $20,000 a year and has kids. "I saved $1,000" under Obama's plan, he figures out.

We've seen this plan before from Obama's fellow Democrat Bill Clinton.

Bill promised a middle class tax cut, then, biting his quivering lower lip, Bill announced that he had worked harder for a tax cut than he had ever worked before, but he couldn't do it.

Instead of a middle class tax cut, Bill and the Democrats handed us the biggest tax increase in US history and, oh by the way, it was retroactive too.

Is that the tax cut Obama has planned for us... Yeah, I thought so.

31 posted on 10/21/2008 8:11:22 PM PDT by RJL
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To: Atticus

I don’t know her politics, last I read was that she had breast cancer.


32 posted on 10/22/2008 6:29:50 AM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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