Thursday, October 16, 2008

Way to go Joe!

Ed Morrissey has some thoughts on "Joe the Plumber"

Honestly, I’m rather surprised that Joe Wurzelbacher and his rope-line dialogue with Barack Obama has managed to stay in the news for as long as it has. I knew when I first heard the exchange that it went badly for Obama. I didn’t expect Joe the Plumber to be the main topic of the last presidential debate. And I certainly didn’t expect Obama supporters to keep the story alive by their rabid character assassination of a man who did nothing more than ask a question — at random.

I think that's the deal if a random guy can ask a fairly simple question and get such a... distributive response, that shows a huge weakness in Obama and explains why the media and his staff have been so careful to cover for him.

There is a stench of desperation surrounding this, as if they sense defeat coming from a moment of honesty from Obama about his real intentions to institute a regime of redistribution. They want to discredit the man who only asked the question as if he’s some political operative who magically forced Obama to sound … well, a little like a Marxist.

It doesn't get more blatant than this. The Obama camp does not want people to learn more about Obama. An informed public asking critical questions of their candidate is something they don't want.

Ponder that. And ponder this:

The Tanning-Bed Media seems to feel that they have a duty to expose every last part of Wurzelbacher’s life, but that asking Obama to explain his political partnerships with Tony Rezko and William Ayers, and his long friendship and financial support of rabid demagogues Jeremiah Wright and Michael Pfleger, are not just out of bounds but downright racist.

How come the past of a random Joe asking a candidate a question has more scrutiny thrown at his past than the candidate himself?

Why is' Wurzelbacher's past less off-limits than Obama's?

Jim Geraghty notes the chilling effect:
Thank God we live in a free country, where you can speak your mind on public issues, without fear that those who disagree will respond by exposing anything you've ever done that you regret or that could embarrass your family.

Oh, wait, never mind. We have to know, according to some, about Joe the Plumber's tax lien, and how he doesn't have a license - which, if the smear artists bothered to check the law, he only needs for commercial work, not residential work.

This is the way our opponents operate now. Destroy anyone who stands in your way. Humiliate them. Make sure that anyone else who ever wants to skeptically question Barack Obama knows that every last bit of their dirty laundry will be aired for all the world to see. Bristol Palin, Trig Palin, — hey, it's all fair game. They've got to make an example of them. Show them that this sort of dangerous speech won't be allowed in the New America.

The lesson from all this? Ace has it:
Ask Obama Questions, and Tape His Answers
Uhhbama is useless without a teleprompter, and when he's not thinking very hard, he slips and goes with his easiest answers, which happen to be his real answers, what he actually believes. He slips into socialist and hard left cant when he's not paying strict attention.
Let's have an Army of Joe Wurzelbachers. Since Palin, he's the only good news we've had.

Keep it up, keep questioning Obama.

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