Skip to comments.I'll take your Joe the plumber and raise Al Bundy the shoe salesman
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!"
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Can't say for sure but we do know he is a fool.
Al Bundy is a flippin moron. I’ll take Joe the Plumber any day.
Ed O’neill , who portrays Al Bundy, is a socialist.
The character sure isn’t.
If Al Bundy collected wellfare instead of selling shoes, he would make more money and receive taxes instead of paying them.
PS Al Bundy is a fictional character. As is the Democrats' robocaller "Joe the plumber". They jumped the shark on this one.
Joe = Hard worker seeking the American dream
Al = Loser, complacent in a crappy job
Wow. That’s a really dumb response. Why can’t they find a regular Joe of their own to stick up for Barack?
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.
So the Democrat Party is the party of losers? Who’d a thought it(!)
Al doesn’t pay income taxes in the first place.
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.
Americans are sure going to want to identify themselves with Al Bundy alright! /S
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.
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!).
He wouldn’t actually save it, it would be money from the wealth redistribution.
oh, snap!!! that rocks...
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.