During a fundraiser for Arizona Republican Tea Party (GOTP) State Senator Lori Klein featuring Ohio GOTP congressional candidate Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber”, the from the 2008 presidential campaign poster boy reportedly said, “You know, for years, I’ve said, you know, ‘Put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting.”
“I’m running for Congress, and that should be a bad thing to say. You know what, that’s how I feel. I’m not going to hide it because I’m running for an office. I want my borders protected. I’m very, very adamant about that,” he continued.
Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, who’s running against “the plumber”, and who’s not just favored, but heavily favored to win, condemned his comments. “Joe, the Plumber’s comments have no place in a civil society,” she said in a statement. “A Member of Congress is sworn to uphold the Constitution, not to take the law into his own hands. He should take back his words and apologize to everyone who respects life, the Constitution and the rule of law.”
But Joe the Plumber wasn’t the only conservative celebrity in attendance; Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio also appeared at the fundraiser, according to the Prescott eNews.
Arpaio’s most recent publicity stunts been to launch his own private little probe into President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. The President of course has released his birth certificate showing he was in fact born in Honolulu in 1961 and Hawaiian officials have confirmed that fact, but to a red neck racist like Arpaio facts just aren’t good enough.
“As far as the birth certificate, I’m not done with it. I’ve taken a lot of heat on that, but let me make one thing clear: We are looking at forged documents. We’re not looking at whether he was born in Kenya or anything else, we are looking at fraudulent government documents from Hawaii, that’s been our thrust all along and we’re going to continue that. We know we have proof they’re fraudulent, but nobody wants to touch them; nobody, the candidates for president all way down the line, that’s sad, that is really sad.”
“I’m a big guy and I can take the heat,” he said. “I’m just trying to do what I think is right for Maricopa County and the United States of America.”
The crowd applauded him, and someone yelled, “Go get ’em Joe!”
So, we have two red neck racist good ol’ boys – apparently with collective IQ of a sand flea – preaching to a group of red neck racists – who also have the collective IQ of a sand flea – one preaching the murder of immigrants and the other, a county sheriff from Arizona, claiming he’s investigating the state of Hawaii; quite the confederacy of dunces we have in the GOTP today, yes sir, quite the confederacy of dunces.
August 22, 2012 at 16:07
Don’t get me ranting on this. This is why I don’t post political stuff. The other day I saw the video of the congressman saying that women’s bodies won’t allow pregnancy if she is really raped. I lost my lid. I ended up just shutting off my computer and going to bed. People are just idiots. Yes, we should listen to Joe the plumber and just shoot people with the fence. Racist mofo. I am not Mexican either.
August 25, 2012 at 04:49
What is shocking is not that there are crazies espousing whacked-out opinions and pseudoscience – that has been true forever – but that they now not only run for, but get elected to Congress!