Thursday, May 07, 2009


NEWS FLASH: Samuel Wurzelbacher, Federal Tax cheat, also known as Joe The Plumber who was never a fucking plumber (no offense to REAL plumbers), says he's leaving the Rethuglican Party of No Fucking Ideas.

From Alter Net:

Another One Bites the Dust: Joe the Plumber Is Quitting the GOP

Stop the presses... (even though we haven't received the press release yet). Time Magazine is reporting - burying rather - the news that Joe the Plumber, also known as Samuel Wurzelbacher, is quitting the GOP. That's big news considering Joe became the new GOP mascot during the McCain campaign and has since advised the party during conferences and in Capitol Hill briefings.

Below is the excerpt from the Time article.

Well, more elections. Big Government is never popular in theory, but the disaster aid, school lunches and prescription drugs that make up Big Government have become wildly popular in practice, especially now that so many people are hurting. Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, tells TIME he's so outraged by GOP overspending, he's quitting the party -- and he's the bull's-eye of its target audience. But he also said he wouldn't support any cuts in defense, Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid -- which, along with debt payments, would put more than two-thirds of the budget off limits. It's no coincidence that many Republicans who voted against the stimulus have claimed credit for stimulus projects in their district -- or that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal stopped ridiculing volcano-monitoring programs after a volcano erupted in Alaska. "We can't be the antigovernment party," Snowe says. "That's not what people want."

Crap! Who the hell are we gonna make fun of and kick around now!?! Oh...wait...we've still got Eric Cantor, John Boner, Mitch McConnell, Newt Gingrich, Darth I really need to go on.....

(Hat-tip to The Huffington Post)


A World Quite Mad said...

Get out the popcorn. This is gonna be one helluva a show.

Gordon said...

Yeah, this is 'large popcorn, extra butter please' stuff!

When the GOP ain't far enough right-wing for ya, you got more problems than just yer party affiliation.

Ain't Joe the Alleged Turdherder's 15 minutes about up? He sure is milkin' it.

Grandpa Eddie said...

AWQM & Gordon - Xtra large buttered with a box of Good N Plenty and one of those giant Mars Bars....this is gonna be fun and I want plenty of sugar to get me through the whole show!

skyewriter said...

Let the spectacle begin. Not only has the GOP become a circular firing squad, but they are such band-wagonners, they are all going to start abandoning ship.

Hop on the newest (and only) GOP idea: Don't be a Republican.

Grandpa Eddie said...

skyewriter - That's the best idea they've had since Teddy Roosevelt was President!