Joe the Plumber Is Back and Running for Congress
Samuel Wurzelbacher is running for Congress in Ohio with the backing of Herman Cain.
Remember Joe the Plumber? The guy who met Barack Obama in Ohio during a 2008 campaign stop and challenged his tax plan. Conservatives such as Sarah Palin turned Joe, real name Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, into a mascot of sorts. Now Wurzelbacher is back. He announced on Monday in an email to conservative voters that he’s running for Congress against Democrat Dennis Kucinich.
Evidently, Wurzelbacher has changed little since the 2008 presidential race. He remains a conservative darling. He even won the endorsement of Herman Cain for his congressional bid. And he’s still talking smack about Obama, even though the tax plan the president proposed four years ago actually would’ve benefited him. It aimed to impose a 36 percent tax hike on individuals making more than $200,000 annually, which Wurzelbacher wasn’t bringing in at that time. Here’s what Wurzelbacher had to say about the president in an email to conservative voters:
“President Obama told me that day [in 2008] that his plan was to ‘spread the wealth around’ and that's what he's tried to do since he got to Washington: imposing higher taxes, installing crippling regulations, and picking winners and losers in the market.”
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He vowed to stand up to the Obama until the president is out of office and described Kucinich, the Democratic congressman he’s running against as “totally out there.” He criticized Kucinich for being more leftist than Obama, describing him as “a radical, liberal extremist.” But Wurzelbacher sounds pretty “out there” himself.
In his email to conservative voters, he calls for the abolishment of the IRS and says that he cosigns Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan. Does Wurzelbacher know that the plan was likely inspired by the video game SimCity4?