Yeah, it looks like we’re gonna get a lot of mileage out of this type of headline during the primary election cycle.
A hat tip for the catch to our good friends at Fired Up.
Sam Wurzelbacher is fast becoming the Energizer Bunny of video political endorsements for non-establishment republican candidates in Missouri. Do you think he has a place at the lake? Just asking.
Sam Wurzelbacher: Hi, this Joe Wurzelbacher. You might know me as Joe the plumber. A few years ago I asked Obama a simple question and he surprisingly gave me a truthful answer that he had every intention of taking money from hard workin’ Americans and and givin’ it to whoever the heck he wanted. Well, ever since then I’ve made it my mission to stop politicians like Obama. Missouri has a choice for U.S. Senate on August third between Washington insider Roy Blunt and a man with character, Chuck Purgason. Chuck Purgason has served in the Missouri House and Senate with integrity. And believe me, it’s not an easy thing to do. He stuck to the budget and saved Missourians over a billion dollars. But hey, don’t take my word for it. Find out for yourself. Go to Purgasonforsenate dot com and see what a real American looks like. Remember, you do have a choice on August third – Washington or a man who’s proven he can be trusted, Chuck Purgason.
Announcer: Paid for by Purgason for U.S. Senate, because integrity really does matter.
Chuck Purgason: I’m Chuck Purgason [and] I approved this message.
Where to start?
“…I asked Obama a simple question and he surprisingly gave me a truthful answer that he had every intention of taking money from hard workin’ Americans and and givin’ it to whoever the heck he wanted…”
Not exactly. Senator John McCain used these words in a presidential debate on October 15, 2008:
“…MCCAIN: You know, when Senator Obama ended up his conversation with Joe the plumber — we need to spread the wealth around. In other words, we’re going to take Joe’s money, give it to Senator Obama, and let him spread the wealth around….
Interesting. That was Senator McCain’s spin. And he wasn’t present for the original conversation.
Somebody with a camera was.
Obama said (at the end of the original conversation with Sam Wurzelbacher):
…If you’ve got a plumbing business, uh, you’re gonna be better off if you’ve got a whole bunch of customers who can afford to hire you. And right now everybody’s so pinched that business is bad for everybody and, and I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody….
Back to Senator Chuck Purgason’s (r) campaign video.
“…He stuck to the budget and saved Missourians over a billion dollars…”
Balancing budget is a true group effort
By CHRIS KELLY
Sunday, April 4, 2010
In a recent editorial, Hank Waters wrote “Missouri law demands a strictly balanced budget.” That is not accurate. The Missouri Constitution is vague on the subject – never saying the General Assembly has direct responsibility to balance the budget. Arguably, only the governor has that duty. In practice, though, generations of Missouri legislators have operated on the premise that we all share that responsibility, but it is not explicit in the constitution….
“…see what a real American looks like…”
Wow. And to think that’s all there in one candidate’s campaign website.
Previously: Icet (r), and Schweich(r), and Wurzelbacher, oh my! (June 30, 2010)