Thursday, October 23, 2008

Joe the Plumber

The "transformational figure" is neither Barack Obama nor Sarah Palin. It's Joe the Plumber.

The beauty of Joe Wurzelbacher of Ohio is that he wasn't seeking fame. Obama approached him and struck up a conversation. When Joe balked at Obama's tax proposal, Obama said it was necessary to "spread the wealth around."

I hope Joe speaks for most Americans when he said doesn't like the idea of government deciding who is making too much money and then redistributing it to others.

Obama and his defenders are upset that the word "socialist" is being applied to his "spread the wealth" tax policy. Obama says he's just trying to give Joe the Plumber a tax cut.

Joe would rather try to develop a business without being undermined by a rising tax burden.

Here's hoping Joe's unsolicited and genuine observation is resonating with the populist majority of voters.

2 comments:

OmaSteak said...

It will be hard for "Joe the Plumber" message to gain a lot of traction with "the populist majority of voters" since the mainstream media is doing everything they can to attack both the message and the messenger. I am close to losing hope for what America was/has been/might have been when I see/hear interviews with your "populist majority of voters" and I hear their responses when asked who they are voting for and why. They have the "annoited one" as their choice but are completely clueless on anything past the messiah's name. The radical marxist/socialists of the 1960s got smart. They dropped the marches, bombings, etc., and moved on to infiltrate and dominate the public schools and most colleges/universities. They have managed to "dumb down" every generation since then while spreading their freedom and achievement hating philosophy. Now "the populist majority" is going to vote away their own and future generations freedom to succeed/fail on their own merits. It's time for real John Galt and prayers that some/all of us can survive the eventual failure of the USA and be ready for its eventual rebirth.

OmaSteak said...

"I swear by my life and by my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."
John Galt, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand