Thursday, October 16, 2008

Media Already Going After Joe The Plumber

Opposition researchers were already on the case yesterday when Joe the Plumber, Joe Wurzelbacher, called Sen. Barack Obama out on his socialist dream of massive redistribution of wealth.

So, what have the opposition researchers (and the media) found? Well, Politico claims that Joe isn't registered to vote.

I'm sorry to hear that.

How does that detract from Joe's cogent observation that Obama's policies are repackaged socialism? It doesn't. You don't have to be a voter to know what socialism will do to your business, your paychecks, and life in general. It will destroy businesses, put a serious crimp in your paycheck, and reduce the quality of life all around you as other businesses suffer similar fates to your own.

While it would be nice for Joe to be a registered voter (and it's possible that he is [update = via Jim Treacher, he is registered but there was a typo involved]), and that he'll vote (and still could with a provisional ballot), it doesn't take a rocket scientist (or a plumber) to see that Obama's policies are wrong for America - we don't need socialist answers to our problems. We don't need redistribution of wealth. Socialism isn't the answer, and that's all that Obama is peddling. His taxing scheme is nothing more than taking money from the middle class and above and giving it to the poor - calling refundable tax credits a tax cut is a blatant lie and misrepresentation of what he's doing. That's redistribution of wealth on a massive scale and will not help the middle class.

It will not help Joe, nor will it help anyone else, even the 40% who already pay no taxes and would see federal payments increase as a result of the tax credits Obama proposes - because the economy will continue to sag under the weight of ever higher taxes.

Further, I don't seem to recall that the media had nearly the same reaction when learning that Obama girl didn't even bother to vote in the primary elections for her man.

Joe Wurzelbacher better take Ace's advice. Ace also notes that the media is more curious about Wurzelbacher's tax situation than it was about Al Franken, who failed to pay tens of thousands owed to New York, California, and 17 other states (see here for my coverage of Franken's tax mess).

It's already getting ugly, as the Left will do what it must to protect Obama. It must try and destroy Wurzelbacher for exposing Obama as the socialist he is.

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