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Joe The Plumber Meets Joe Six-Pack

by @ 2:43 pm on March 31, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher is touring Pennsylvania and appearing at rally’s against the so-called Employee Free Choice Act a/k/a “card check.”

So far at least, he doesn’t seem to be getting a great reception from his fellow blue collar workers:

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher — better known as Joe the Plumber — headlined a raucous rally against pro-union legislation Monday night where critics and supporters of the Employee Free Choice Act jeered one another.

Two Green Tree police officers broke up several arguments to prevent fights in the midst of a crowd of about 150 packed inside a Radisson ballroom. The crowd was divided about evenly between union members and opponents of the so-called “card check” bill. No one was arrested.

Wurzelbacher, in a flannel shirt, T-shirt and jeans, drew some of the loudest rebukes from union members, who booed and jeered him for not having a plumber’s license in his native Ohio.

And ol’ Joe was up to his old practice of insisting that the First Amendment doesn’t seem to apply to people who criticize him:

Wurzelbacher, who said he’s not stumping for a political party, blamed the “mainstream media” for what he said were attempts to discredit him.

“I served my country. I’m allowed to ask any politician any question I want,” Wurzelbacher said. “But they have no reason to try to discredit me in any way, shape or form.”

And if you live in the Toledo, Ohio area and were hoping to get a famous guy to do your plumbing work, I’ve got some bad news for you:

These days, he makes his living from speaking fees and limits his plumbing work for family and friends, he said.


He plans to appear soon in commercials supporting a switch from income to sales taxes.

Oh dear lord.

Will someone please tell this guy his fifteen minutes are up already ?

Here’s a sample of fun in Pittsburgh:

H/T: The Pajama Pundit

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