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McCain Defends The Plumber`
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Posted on 10/17/2008 11:05:07 AM PDT by avant_garde

It's great to be here in Miami. Florida is a must-win state on November 4th, and with your help, we're going to win Florida, and bring change to Washington, DC. We had a good debate this week. You may have noticed-- there was a lot of talk about Senator Obama's tax increases and Joe the Plumber. Last weekend, Senator Obama showed up in Joe's driveway to ask for his vote, and Joe asked Senator Obama a tough question. I'm glad he did; I think Senator Obama could use a few more tough questions.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; elections; joetheplumber; mccain

1 posted on 10/17/2008 11:05:07 AM PDT by avant_garde
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To: avant_garde

Interesting, because there was some spin developing that the McCain campaign was souring on JTP and was about done with him...


2 posted on 10/17/2008 11:06:28 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: avant_garde
is Joe Lieberman with him? Rudy? Senator Martinez
3 posted on 10/17/2008 11:07:25 AM PDT by scooby321 (Cai)
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To: avant_garde

I am printing “I AM JOE THE PLUMBER!!!” flyers and will be putting them up.

Everyone should do this. Or something similar. Make this catch fire.


4 posted on 10/17/2008 11:08:33 AM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: Loyolas Mattman

“Interesting, because there was some spin developing that the McCain campaign was souring on JTP and was about done with him...”

This is either MSM spin or the McCain campaign is watching too much MSM coverage of Joe


5 posted on 10/17/2008 11:11:17 AM PDT by wilco200 (Typical White Person)
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To: wilco200

He was going to dump Palin too. Spin is just spin. Nothing to it.


6 posted on 10/17/2008 11:13:52 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore
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To: agooga

Sure,

Where are you posting them? Give me some ideas of how I can do something similar.


7 posted on 10/17/2008 11:14:20 AM PDT by navymom1 (I support Free Speech. Defeat the Fairness Doctrine.)
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To: Loyolas Mattman

He’s given a huge boost to the McCain campaign, so of course the McCain campaign doesn’t like him.

This just in from the MSM: McCain is going to dump Palin, because too many people are showing up at ther speeches?


8 posted on 10/17/2008 11:15:35 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: avant_garde

YES!

Someone needed to call out Obama and the press on ruining JTP’s life. I was hoping Joe would come out swinging, but McCain sticking up for him and questioning the Big O.


9 posted on 10/17/2008 11:15:53 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: TexanToTheCore

One of the other articles had Sarah asking that she not be forced into talking about JTP. Strange.


10 posted on 10/17/2008 11:16:14 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: Loyolas Mattman

He’s given a huge boost to the McCain campaign, so of course the McCain campaign doesn’t like him.

This just in from the MSM: McCain is going to dump Palin, because too many people are showing up at ther speeches?


11 posted on 10/17/2008 11:16:20 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: agooga

I know I seem dense, by the way, but its time to start acting. I probably will get creative on my Power Point, and make some yard signs for my house. I can also see me nailing them to telephone lines etc..

Are you doing anything more specific. I think I’ll tape a couple to the Obama Campagin HQ’s doors here in Indy. Maybe something like, “Joe the Plumber won’t vote socialist and neither will I.”


12 posted on 10/17/2008 11:16:29 AM PDT by navymom1 (I support Free Speech. Defeat the Fairness Doctrine.)
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To: avant_garde

Hi Avant_Garde,
Where do you live? What is the feeling there about a Florida win? When I heard that Zerobama and his minions are planning to spend 40 million dollars in Florida alone, Well: that is just plain scary!!


13 posted on 10/17/2008 11:17:54 AM PDT by Mountain Mary
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To: avant_garde
"Senator Obama says that he wanted to spread your wealth around. When politicians talk about taking your money and spreading it around, you'd better hold onto your wallet. Senator Obama claims that wants to give a tax break to the middle class, but not only did he vote for higher taxes on the middle class in the Senate, his plan gives away your tax dollars to those who don't pay taxes. That's not a tax cut, that's welfare. America didn't become the greatest nation on earth by redistributing wealth; we became the greatest nation by creating new wealth."

Awesome!!! Why didn't McCain say this at the debates? Oh well, he's saying it now, and beating Hussein to a pulp on this. Keep it up!!

14 posted on 10/17/2008 11:18:36 AM PDT by KoRn (Barack Obama Must Be Stopped!!!)
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To: navymom1

I am just using my computer to print a single page with huge lettering that says:

I AM
JOE THE
PLUMBER!!!

And then I will take this home and copy it on plain paper on my copy machine. I could copy it hear at work, but I don’t want to use company time or materials to do this.

I’ll make a hundred or so and distribute them wherever I go— under wiper blades, taped to sign posts, to store windows, telephone posts, put them in neighbor’s mail boxes...

anywhere you can think of!

Everyone should do it!


15 posted on 10/17/2008 11:19:50 AM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: avant_garde

Did McCain say this in the speech he just finished up? I didn’t hear it.


16 posted on 10/17/2008 11:19:50 AM PDT by half-cajun
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To: navymom1
Maybe something like, “Joe the Plumber won’t vote socialist and neither will I.”

WWJTPD?

17 posted on 10/17/2008 11:22:16 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (I AM JOE THE PLUMBER!!!)
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To: avant_garde

“The response from Senator Obama and his campaign yesterday was to attack Joe. People are digging through his personal life and he has TV crews camped out in front of his house. He didn’t ask for Senator Obama to come to his house. He wasn’t recruited or prompted by our campaign. He just asked a question. And Americans ought to be able to ask Senator Obama tough questions without being smeared and targeted with political attacks.”

McCain went on to say a lot of things he would do if elected president. He should add a line that says “If I’m elected president, citizens will be free to question their government and politicians without the fear of being retaliation from either the governement or the press.”


18 posted on 10/17/2008 11:22:19 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: avant_garde

Joe the Plumber is the October Surpirse. Obama and his media minions just didn’t realize it until it was too late.

Socialism has been called out for all of america to see.


19 posted on 10/17/2008 11:27:11 AM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: agooga
Or something similar.

How about sticking a plunger to your front door or hanging one from a tree in your yard? The plunger is catching on all over.

20 posted on 10/17/2008 11:29:35 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Loyolas Mattman

She’s talking about him today. The Demo spin coming out of the press is worse than I have ever seen. And it should result in a lowering of earnings per share for the news operations in the future.


21 posted on 10/17/2008 11:29:37 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore
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To: half-cajun

i just watched the speech on CNN

it was probably McCains best speech of his political career.

the crowd was LOSING it...

anybody else see it?

WE HAVE A NARRATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im Joe the Plumber.


22 posted on 10/17/2008 11:29:52 AM PDT by housedeep
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To: avant_garde

If JTP was a plant it’s great that Osama played along and visited him at his house.


23 posted on 10/17/2008 11:32:25 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: numberonepal

“How about sticking a plunger to your front door or hanging one from a tree in your yard? The plunger is catching on all over.”

As long as people can see it— works for me.


24 posted on 10/17/2008 11:33:40 AM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: KoRn

Great line, it should be a commercial


25 posted on 10/17/2008 11:33:45 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: avant_garde

26 posted on 10/17/2008 11:34:40 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Loyolas Mattman

Last night in his speech, one of McCain’s jokes was that he was replacing his campaign staff and the new chief spokesperson was going to be, Joe the Plumber. The crowd really laughed, and Obama was not happy, though he did have that practiced smile.


27 posted on 10/17/2008 11:35:10 AM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: agooga

Here’s another idea: Buy a pkg of bumper sticker paper. Make “I AM Joe the Plumber!!” bumper stickers to distribute as you mentioned. Instead of tossing paper, I’d betcha you’ll see a LOT of people posting them all over the place.

Another bumper sticker: “Joe the Plumber represents the American Dream!” (spell it out because the BO cult doesn’t get that part)

And under it: “nObama RIDICULES the American Dream!”

from a PUMA website: “Joe has now apparently lost his job, and just minutes ago Obama was on national TV mocking him, saying “how are things going now”
http://www.hillaryclintonforum.net/discussion/showthread.php?t=36679


28 posted on 10/17/2008 11:36:41 AM PDT by DDLL (DLS)
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To: avant_garde

This was the end of his speech in Miami today:

I know you’re worried. America is a great country, but we are at a moment of national crisis that will determine our future. Will we continue to lead the world’s economies or will we be overtaken? Will the world become safer or more dangerous? Will our military remain the strongest in the world? Will our children and grandchildren’s future be brighter than ours?

My answer to you is yes. Yes, we will lead. Yes, we will prosper. Yes, we will be safer. Yes, we will pass on to our children a stronger, better country. But we must be prepared to act swiftly, boldly, with courage and wisdom.

I know what fear feels like. It’s a thief in the night who robs your strength. I know what hopelessness feels like. It’s an enemy who defeats your will. I felt those things once before. I will never let them in again. I’m an American. And I choose to fight.

Don’t give up hope. Be strong. Have courage. And fight.

Fight for a new direction for our country. Fight for what’s right for America. Fight to clean up the mess of corruption, infighting and selfishness in Washington.

Fight to get our economy out of the ditch and back in the lead.

Fight for the ideals and character of a free people.

Fight for our children’s future.

Fight for justice and opportunity for all.

Stand up to defend our country from its enemies.

Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight. America is worth fighting for. Nothing is inevitable here. We never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.

Now, let’s go win this election and get this country moving again.


29 posted on 10/17/2008 11:38:41 AM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: avant_garde
This is what Team Obama thinks of the small businessman

Youtube - Obama Attacks Joe the Plumber

Youtube - Joe Biden Insults Joe the Plumber and All Small Business Owners




Youtube - Joe the Plumber - McCain/Palin Ad

Joe the Plumber Interviewed in His Front Yard

LEAVE JOE THE PLUMBER ALONE!
30 posted on 10/17/2008 11:39:41 AM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: DDLL

Great ideas. I have very limited time— I have to work BOTH days this weekend and almost EVERY day throughout the election. I can only do the simplest activity.

But I WILL be doing this.

And those with more time should take it much further.


31 posted on 10/17/2008 11:40:19 AM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: Brookhaven
“The response from Senator Obama and his campaign yesterday was to attack Joe. People are digging through his personal life and he has TV crews camped out in front of his house. He didn’t ask for Senator Obama to come to his house. He wasn’t recruited or prompted by our campaign. He just asked a question. And Americans ought to be able to ask Senator Obama tough questions without being smeared and targeted with political attacks.”

McCain needs to hammer this. Blue collars won't like the elitist liberals smearing Joe the Plumber.

32 posted on 10/17/2008 11:40:22 AM PDT by mwl8787
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