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Americans Stand Up To The Media And Reject Socialism

Joe the Plumber’s question to Barack Obama about taxes has set off a political firestorm.  Unfortunately, the focus isn’t on the question he asked or the response Obama gave, but it’s focused on Joe himself.  Joe simply asked a question of a candidate, and instead of reporting on Senator Obama’s statement that he wants to “spread the wealth”, the media has focused on the fellow who asked the question.  They have even blamed the McCain campaign for not vetting this citizen who dared question a candidate in his neighborhood.
The media’s coverage of Joe has been so glaringly bias that it has created a backlash.  Citizens who relate to Joe and his desire to start his own business are particularly angry that he’s being attacked for simply asking a question, and a good question at that. Second problem is the media’s judgement that it is appropriate to investigate Joe, but not appropriate to investigate Obama associates like Ayers, Wright, Rezko, etc is rediculous.  It’s such a glaring case of the media carrying the water for their favorite candidate that it defies explanation and reason.  Finally, people see Obama’s response for what it is.  His plan to ’spread the wealth’ counteracts the dreams of future business owners; it penalizes success and rewards inaction by implementing socialist policies.
Byron York’s article John McCain and an Army of Joes reports on this movement of hard working Americans rebelling against the media for their stilted coverage and unfair treatment of a fellow who simply asked a question of a presidential candidate.
Someone asked why Munoz had come to the rally. “I support McCain, but I’ve come to face you guys because I’m disgusted with you guys [the media],” he said. “Why the hell are you going after Joe the Plumber? Joe the Plumber has an idea. He has a future. He wants to be something else. Why is that wrong? Everything is possible in America. I made it. Joe the Plumber could make it even better than me. . . . I was born in Colombia, but I was made in the U.S.A.”

The scene turned into a mini-fracas when David Corn, of Mother Jones, defended press coverage. Munoz was having none of it. Why, he asked, would the press whack Joe the Plumber when it didn’t want to report on Obama’s relationship with William Ayers, the former Weather Underground bomber? “How come that’s not in the news all the time?” Munoz said. “How come Joe the Plumber is every second? I’m talking about NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN.”A black woman with a strong Caribbean accent jumped in the fray. “Tell me,” she said to Corn, “why is it you can go and find out about Joe the Plumber’s tax lien and when he divorced his wife and you can’t tell me when Barack Obama met with William Ayers? Why? Why could you not tell us that? Joe the Plumber is me!”

I am Joe the Plumber!” Munoz chimed in. “You’re attacking me.”

“Wait a second,” Corn said. “Do you pay your taxes?”

“Yes, I pay my taxes,” the woman said.

“Then you’re better than Joe the Plumber,” Corn said.

That set off a general free-for-all. “I’m going to tell you something,” Munoz yelled at Corn. “I’m better than Obama. Why? Because I’m not associated with terrorists!”


AP Picture from Mccain Rally

AP Picture from Mccain Rally

14 Responses to “Americans Stand Up To The Media And Reject Socialism”

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  3. Do you even know what socialism is?

  4. Dude, stop to use drugs that alter your vision of reality. I don’t know on which USA you live, but on the USA I am in the polls and the streets are showing BHO crushing Big Mac, like 2 to 1… I am sorry for that, but it its happening. And Demon-crats are also getting 62 senate seats and a landslide majority in the House, so bHo is going to be Amerika’s Emperor, not the Prez.
    I am moving to Canada as they got a nice conservative government there, and we lost this election here already…

  5. Who will the MSM talk about IF Obama gets elected? Who will they have to “beat up on”..guess they will have to shut down their stations..HUH…what a delight that would be..would almost be worth letting OBAmA SAMA get elected NOT

  6. For those of you pumped up on the bogus polls - in 2004 the Polls showed John Kerry leading by a landslide - guess who won.

    Don’t get to cocky yet - unless you believe in miracles like the other impressive votes for Obama like Mickey Mouse, Dallas Cowboys players, dead people, my dog Fido….

    Have a great day Obama Troll…..

  7. When will the non-mainstream media pick up on this important story about John McCain’s close links to TWO different foreign terrorist organizations?


  8. *Snort* The level of intelligence displayed by the McCain forces on these forums is impressive.

    No, “Sparky”, the ‘04 polls did NOT show Kerry leading “by a landslide” — they showed a very close race that could have gone either way. Much to this country’s detriment, the election went to the Chimp in Chief, whose excrement we have spent the last four years cleaning up.

    And Brenda, I’m not entirely sure exactly WHAT you’re saying, given your world-class spelling and punctuation.

    And no, Obama isn’t a socialist, but given the fact that you don’t even know what a socialist is, I’m not the least bit surprised. “Socialist” is just the last little scrap of mud that Senator Grumpy McSame and Governor Barbie Moose-Woman can throw, since they’ve used up every other bit of slime and innuendo in their arsenals.

    I’m looking forward to January when you and everyone else will have to choke back all that nasty-tasting right-wing Republican bile and actually choke out the words “President Barack Obama.” I’m sorry I won’t get to see the looks on your faces on election night.

  9. Say hello to Toto and the Tin Man in THE LAND OF OZ. The American people are rejecting your bourgeois, exploitative greediness in favor of a candidate more concerned with working class equity than pampering the rich. Gallup +11 for Obama doesn’t exactly reek of rejection.


  10. Wait a minute isn’t Sarah Palin a socialist too?

    One of her credentials is that she gives the Alaskan people ( and I mean everyone even children) a big fat check out of Oil and Gas reserves.

    Isn’t that “spreading the wealth” by taking from those Oil and Gas companies and given it to the people of Alaska?

  11. Wait a minute……what have I’ve found?

    Did John McCain ask Russia to donate a financial contribution to his campaign?


    Isn’t that illegal?

    Oh say it ain’t so Johnny, say it ain’t so.

  12. Just for you don’t think that I am lying Bloomberg.com did a story about it.


    Weird wasn’t McCain against Russia when they invaded Georgia and now he asked them for a donation. God Lord what is wrong with McCain and his campaign.

  13. Oh that’s right Heavily, I can hear the cutting and pasting from here. Perhaps you should be singing a song called - If I only had a brain.

    It looks like the Obama Trolls are on full patrol right now.

    Let me guess Speedy, your name is really Speedy Gonzalez and ACORN just signed you up too.

    Good luck with your dirty hands Messiah - he is as crooked as they come.

  14. What am I suppose to do pull things from out of my butt like you do and say they are facts?

    Sorry I like to have TRUE facts to back up what I’m saying.

    And I like to quote or get information from sources that actually have PROOF to back themselves up with.

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