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October 17, 2008

Socrates, Joe and Sarah (Kat-Mo)

Well, you thought I was joking about how the Hyde Park set views Joe Six Pack?

Joe Six Pack is supposed to sit down, shut up, take the government hand outs he is getting and drink his beer. He should be happy, too, because the "liberals" in control of the government haven't outlawed beer. Yet. Gay marriage? Check. Running naked through the streets equals freedom of speech? Check. Drinking a six pack of beer and complaining about the socialist government? Soon to be illegal, if current activities are any indicator.

Yeah, yeah. It's all one big joke until Joe shows up and actually asks a question. Then it's all Kristallnacht, stormtroopers and Plumbers Verboten.

Apparently, under an Obama administration, plumbers will be forbidden to make more than $30,000 a year and sweat a pipe without an Obama stamp of approval. Otherwise, they become bourgeois fat cats who should be taxed out of their coveralls. Anybody else want to profess their occupation before asking The Anointed One a question? He has an economic plan for you, too. It's called "the unemployment line".

Random thought: I suspect "Joe the Plumber" is going to get a lot more write ins than Mickey Mouse this year. Although, obviously he can't compete with Mickey's 50 state, ACORN assisted voter registration.

Joe would have gotten a lot more respect and support from Obama supporters if he was an unregistered felon about to be released from prison. Then somebody might have been concerned that Joe's rights were being suppressed.

Ed asks, "What did we learn from the Joe the Plumber Episode?" Well, my first thought is that the person that learned the most from Joe the Plumber was Senator Obama. His primary take away has to be not to talk to anyone who isn't wearing an Obama t-shirt and hasn't already swooned twice in five minutes from the sheer glory of his presence. Otherwise, he might get asked a difficult question that doesn't start with, "Can I get my picture taken with you?"

Second lesson, when your endorsements include trade unions, like plumbers, maybe you should shut the hell up about how much they should or should not make? But, you know, a plumber is just one of those three letter words that Six Term Joe and One Term Messiah never heard of. It is definitely above their pay grade.

Speaking of Messiahs, what was that thing about about Jesus, Community Organizers and Pontius Pilate? Because I think that Obama, Biden and the Pharisees (better known as the Media) have crucified Joe plenty. The last 24 hours have seemed like "The Passion of the Plumber." If we were to play that analogy out to the end, maybe that would actually make Obama "Barabbas the Thief"? You know, with that whole "rob from the rich and give to the poor" tax plan?

What's the third lesson? Obama should know that his campaign is in deep shit when he goes from running against President George Bush to running against Joe the Plumber. Did the Anointed One stop to think about what it is saying about his own experience and capabilities when a bunch of voters start thinking that a plumber that hasn't even completed his apprenticeship might have as good an idea on how to save the economy, defend the nation and run a country as Senator Government?

Based on Sen. Obama's economic plan, he would have been better off to skip Harvard and gone into a trade school. He might actually have heard of this thing called ""small business". You know, where gross revenue minus overhead minus payroll minus Obama's tax plan equals "Oh shit! How do I pay my mortgage this month?"

We still have our own heretics to deal with. They are like Zombies from Shaun of the Dead. We keep shooting them in the head, but they won't stay down. They keep rolling around in their little pity puddles like dogs in a manure pile. Pailin' is Failin'? Is that why 10,000-30,000 "base" show up at every rally to see Sarah sans avant garde rock band?

These people get paid to express their political stupidity? It's as if Peggy Noonan has never seen a presidential campaign before. Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Dick Cheney would have shot somebody in the face to be pulling down those numbers in 2000 and 2004. Somebody remind Peggy, et al, that Sarah is not running for President. She does not bring in the independent voters and, with extremely rare exceptions, Vice President candidates never do. Her job is to hammer the opposition and throw red meat to the base. With that, she's doing just fine, maybe even better.

For all intents and purposes, Sarah has done even more than Dick Cheney by giving Hillary supporters somebody to rally around. Don't these people get it? John McCain and Sarah Palin are pulling off a miracle of nearly biblical proportions. It's not as if they are George H. W. Bush running after eight successful years of Reagonomics and the collapse of the United States' last greatest enemy.

We are talking about a Republican Senator (never a favored presidential candidate) and a Governor trying to run a campaign after eight years of a Republican president leaving office with one of the lowest favorability ratings in history. Whose tenure has been marred by two wars over almost a decade, spent billions of dollars on those wars and expanded government; had not just one, but two economic melt downs over that tenure (one caused by an attack by terrorist assholes and the other by an unholy alliance between democrats, wall street and "community organizations" - but I repeat myself), the death of thousands of citizens, soldiers and civilians, and a world where Nuclear Weapons in the hands of fanatical dictators don't cause as much angst as a guy named Joe asking a perfectly legitimate question and the female governor of Alaska named Sarah that doesn't look like Janet Reno or reel off oratories like Socrates at the agora.

Would somebody give Peggy a cup of hemlock to drink already?

The fact that we have a Republican candidate within striking distance of the presidency with only two weeks left in the race is a freaking miracle. Peggy and the rest of these pundit knot heads ought to be getting down on their knees and thanking the real Messiah for the opportunity to get back in.

That goes for the rest of the whiners out there as well. In case nobody noticed with all the pulling of hair, gnashing of teeth and sprinkling of ashes over Wednesday night's debate, McCain won. I don't mean that in some partisan rose colored glasses way, I mean, really. You know why he won? Because he came out of there with a compelling narrative that Obama is struggling to figure out how to counter.

McCain came out of there with Joe the Plumber, redistribution of wealth and the idea that McCain's camp has been pedaling all along. Mainly, Obama is a dangerous, inexperienced man with highly suspect associations and bizarre economic notions that are simply bad for America. On November 5, Obama may wake up to find the race didn't hinge on whether he looked like the President on a one dollar bill, but whether his ideas made sense to the average Joe and Sarah America in the 21st century.

In case you didn't feel it yesterday, we've had a momentum shift. Suddenly, we are fighting the same fight as McCain. One guy playing football in his front yard reminded us what we are fighting for. We are fighting for Joe and Sarah America. We are fighting for the American dream. We are fighting for our principles. Mainly, that expanding government and taxes does not contribute to our economic success.

We are fighting!

So the rest of you put your mortar and pestle down. The hemlock will have to wait. We have an election to win.

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