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Joe the Plumber: Setting the Record Straight
BREITBART/BIGGOVERNMENT ^ | Feb. 16, 2010 | Joe 'The Plumber' Wurzelbacher

Posted on 02/16/2010 10:07:12 AM PST by avg_freeper

The last few days have me once again at the center of a lot of talk. This time, it’s not what I asked candidate Obama or what he said back to me. But it is because I again said exactly what was on mind and some people have now rather gleefully seen my words as a stumble on the national stage. Maybe so–or maybe it’s another step toward honesty that only looks like a stumble to those who think every word must be scrubbed for effect and the political advantage of those “behind the curtain”.

For those who missed it, I questioned whether Sarah Palin should have supported John McCain in his Arizona Senate race. I said it because I can’t help but think that this honest-to- goodness, true blue American hero has been changed by Washington, D.C. and not for the better. I said that instead of him “making me,” as a reporter asserted, he “ruined my life.” Truthfully I wish I hadn’t said that last part or at least had the chance to fully explain it because it’s not at all the “rest of the story.”

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: joetheplumber; mccain; palin; palinmccain
In his own words.
1 posted on 02/16/2010 10:07:13 AM PST by avg_freeper
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To: Bigg Red

mark


2 posted on 02/16/2010 10:11:02 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: avg_freeper

Pretty well said, IMO.


3 posted on 02/16/2010 10:11:44 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: avg_freeper

Wow! Very heartfelt! He’s an excellent writer.

Cindie


4 posted on 02/16/2010 10:12:34 AM PST by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: avg_freeper
Joe shouldn't be critical of himself for speaking his mind about McCain. He didn't break Reagan's 11th Commandment at all. In order for him to really break the 11th Commandment McCain would have to be a true Republican, one that supports limited gumbint, not someone that just pays lip service to the idea. McCain is a long, long way from wearing the moniker of what I would consider a true Republican in the mold of Ronaldus Magnus.....
5 posted on 02/16/2010 10:13:35 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: avg_freeper

Yes, much better than what he said earlier. Unfortunately, the press will not report it, because it doesn’t further their agenda the way his earlier, incautious words did.


7 posted on 02/16/2010 10:15:38 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: avg_freeper

He can write better than your average New York Time columnist. Heartfelt and meaningful.


8 posted on 02/16/2010 10:16:36 AM PST by IamConservative (Liberty is all a good man needs to succeed.)
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To: Sans-Culotte
Pretty well said, IMO.

And I would heartily agree!

I think he speaks for a great many of his fellow citizens as well!

9 posted on 02/16/2010 10:19:12 AM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: avg_freeper
JTP was excoriated yesterday by the same people who lauded him during the '08 campaign.
Here he expounds on what he recently said and on what he meant, without it first being distorted by the media.
Ironically, many who yesterday assailed him are also the first ones in line to protest unfair; biased articles about Palin, that misrepresent her, and caution us not to be manipulated by the will of the media.
Perhaps these folks should take their own advice before venting their spleens.
10 posted on 02/16/2010 11:09:07 AM PST by jla
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To: avg_freeper

Excellent article by Joe “The Plumber”. He speaks from the heart and keeps it real. I wish Palin would stand on her principles and respectfully drop her support for McCain. In my humble opinion, that alone would increase her support from conservatives.


11 posted on 02/16/2010 11:11:02 AM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: CaribouCrossing

Joe hits it out of the ball park. We need reformers, patriots like this in Washington.


12 posted on 02/16/2010 11:21:28 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I decided to use my moment in the spotlight to ask hard questions and say things that are true because I don’t hear those questions or statements from the media or most in the political world.

&&&
He has written a good piece here, and I have a feeling that he is doing a lot of good for the country.


13 posted on 02/16/2010 12:20:01 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: nutmeg

ping


14 posted on 02/16/2010 12:20:31 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: trumandogz

bump


15 posted on 02/16/2010 12:52:34 PM PST by lowbridge ("We may be wrong, but the point is, we believe in what we're doing." - Joe Biden)
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To: avg_freeper
I'm sorry I said what I said about you last night Joe. You're the real deal, I guess.
16 posted on 02/16/2010 1:14:35 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: avg_freeper
Damn skippy!
17 posted on 02/16/2010 1:16:20 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Temple Owl

ping


18 posted on 02/16/2010 1:20:45 PM PST by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: avg_freeper

Glad he clarified.


19 posted on 02/16/2010 1:22:59 PM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: avg_freeper

Once again the DBM blew things out of proportion and we fell for it hook line and sinker.


20 posted on 02/16/2010 6:08:26 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: IamConservative
He can write better than your average New York Time columnist. Heartfelt and meaningful.

To write like your average NY Times columnist you'd have to plagiarize much of your article, and I don't think he did that...so much better.

21 posted on 02/16/2010 8:58:14 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: avg_freeper

I think Joe did an excellent job on this. John McCains achievements as an American cannot be dismissed. His love of country is real. Somewhere along the way though, he failed to remember what he’d been fighting for.

I have said before, McCain deserves our respect in many ways. It is for that reason which we must send an old man into retirement with the dignity he’s earned, not the politics he’s played. There is evidence, despite the fact that I voted for him in 08, that he’s off the reservation on some really key issues.

As much as I think that he believes he is doing whats best for America, I more strongly believe that Joe is correct. Washington has changed McCain, and not for the better. Not for into man he should be, but into the man Washington thinks he should be.

Well John McCain. Cocktail parties be damned. You can enjoy them when your out of the path of fame and soundbites. If Hayworth beats you, its not because we don’t respect you. It’s because we’re trying to save what’s left of your pride.


22 posted on 02/16/2010 9:16:21 PM PST by Greenpees (Coulda Shoulda Woulda)
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To: avg_freeper

Mark!


23 posted on 02/17/2010 8:37:51 AM PST by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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