BLOG: Joe the Plumber unveils immigration reform plan

Tom Jackson
Aug 16, 2012

Republicans have nominated Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher to serve the U.S. House district that includes Sandusky. So how's Joe doing to make the Republican Party proud?

As the Plain Dealer reports, Joe announced his approach to immigration reform during a fundraiser in Arizona.

"Put troops on the border and start shooting. I bet that solves our illegal immigration problem real quick," Wurzelbacher said.

Like other politicians of Wurzelbacher's ilk, the candidate hid behind a spokesman when it was time to explain his remarks.

Wurzelbacher's spokesman is a guy named Phil Christofanelli, who defended his boss by carefully misquoting him.

"As a Congressman, Joe would empower the federal government to do whatever it takes to secure our borders. He believes that border security agents, like every law enforcement officer, should be permitted to use force when necessary in order to protect themselves and to prevent American laws from being violated," Christofanelli said.

Few people would argue that border security agents have no right to defend themselves.

But that has nothing to do with what Joe actually said, which was that "troops" should "start shooting" when they see illegal immigrants coming across the border.

I'm not a big fan of the Democratic Party these days. But to give the Dems their due, it's unlikely they'd nominate a candidate for the U.S. House who is as big a disgrace as Wurzelbacher.

Meanwhile, Joe will have to look for a new job when his campaign ends. Maybe he can sign on as the Ohio Republican Party's Hispanic outreach coordinator.

 

Comments

rjk1915

 Is "Wurzelbacher" a native American name ? 

Randy_Marsh

rjk1915

No Warren is though, The Warren tribe likes to congregate on the Harvard reservation along with other Tribes that enjoy having Gullible people believe every word they say as the gospel.

eriemom

 Wall. Shoot people. My guess would be that the name is German.

Darkhorse

What good are border patrols when you can't draw your pistal and that is only what the Joe was trying to explain.   These illegals come over and go on welfare and we have to take care of them.  Why do you think California is going broke? If there are no jobs or free welfare there is no need to come across the border.

The Big Dog's back

 Making excuses for sam ehh darkhorse? The only job worse than that is cleaning out honey pots.

Blues

The illegals can obviously do what ever they want:

 

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/...

Blues

"

By Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- They are in the United States illegally, and they are tired of hiding.

 

Over the past few weeks, a group of nearly 40 housekeepers, day laborers, students and immigration activists has been making its way across the country in a ragtag caravan, chanting “no papers, no fear” and proudly declaring “I’m undocumented” in public gatherings.

The riders are not legally in the U.S., a point they want everyone they meet to know. They are on the bus tour, dubbed the “undocubus,” to highlight their plight and to challenge their anti-immigrant foes in the ongoing national debate on immigration.

 

Blues

Seriuosly, why doesn't ICE bust that busload of in your face arrogant illegals!?

 

Contango

@ Blues:

Thanks for bringing this instance to my attention.

More "illegals":

The Ruskies had a sub in the Gulf of Mexico for over a month and our govt. didn't know it: 

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/08/red-october-redux-john-cornyn-demands-answers-from-pentagon-on-russian-sub-in-gulf/

 

“The Blues is the truth. If it’s not the truth, it’s not the Blues.” - Willie Dixon

 

buddyamigo

Why not take Joe and the rest of the Republicans and put them on the other side of the fence and let the "illegals" in.   They seem to be the only ones working in this country.   At least they aren flying into sky scrapers or sending lethal viruses thru the mail or car bombing hundreds of innocent people in a shopping center or farmers market.   All you a-h's who are pissing and moaning about them coming here and taking jobs away from us are the very same a-h's who wouldn't go into a field to pick produce or grab the handle of a broom or mop.  You  a-h's want them out.   I hope you can afford living here once they are gone.  One good thing if they are forced to leave, I'll be right behind them for I'm pretty disheartened and disgusted with the attitude of brain deads, like Joe, in this country.   Between you and the Republicans you're doing a damn good job of destroying everything we ONCE stood for. 

Donegan

Buddy

Go live by the border for awhile, Better yet move to mexico. Danget i forgot, In mexico they throw you in prison for crossing the border illegally.

Blues

Okay, buddyamigo. That means that I can come to your house and take anything I want because I feel I deserve it. Screw what the law says. I can do what I want and proclaim it as my right.

the office cat

@DONNEGAN.

uhhhh.  We LIVE on a US border.  It's just more difficult to 'profile' the illegals since most of them look like us.

Just admit it's a 'color' thing and then we can address the real issue - soon as we get the BLACK man out of the WHITE house, huh?

Blues

The illegals need to band together and clean up thier own country before screwing up ours.

Blues

I lived in PHX, AZ for 3 years. My wife worked at The Pointe Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. She told me how the resort (which charged close to 2,000 K per night for celebs) would hide the illegals when INS came in. If they caught them, they'd send 'em back to Mexico and they'd be back within 2 days. Firsthand story.

the office cat

@ BLUES.  Why you complainin' 'bout Mexico?  Illegals are hidden routinely in Sandusky - it's just that most of them are white and more difficult to profile.

Blues

I also worked in Cincinnatti for about 6 months. I lived in a hotel. Rather nice, too. It was a Marriott. The cleaning personel all spoke spanish and didn't understand a damn word I said until I started handing out ten dollar tips per week. Funny how that worx. The only lady who cleaned my room who was USA born and bred, told me that they were all illegals and pretended not to know English. That was in 2008.

kURTje

                                                                                   Joe's logic is  =  to Todd Akin's.

Blues

@ kURTje:

 Apples and oranges.

 

 

The Big Dog's back

 One nut (sam) to another (akin). Of course both exemplify the Repub core values. They are just outspoken about it this year. Next thing you know they will be throwing around the "N" word.

Pappy_O'Daniel

They leave that to the liberals to do. MSNBC host throw it around and it OK, Wheres the outrage? http://www.i4u.com/2012/08/barack-obama/claimed-n-word-not-using-host-romney-msnbc-apologizes-w Guess Hypocrisy is acceptable from the democrats.

Kimo

 

In Joe's Toledo.....

PM's

 

kURTje

Hardly.......most have their agenda or  used as puppets (Josh Mandel/non-combatant).    Hardly any of our leaders are worth a ####.    Flat tax for all, or give US the same medical as our elected officials.

Blues

"Flat tax for all, or give US the same medical as our elected officials." kURTje.

We can agree on that. For sure.
 

the office cat

@Big Dog...   or "legitimate abortion'? 

and please, Rep. Akin, explain for us what rape isn't 'forcible'.

the office cat

SKINNY-DIPPING where Jesus fished - and walked.  What ELSE were those DRUNKEN GoOPS  adding to the lake?  Hmmm?  Hmmm?  All that booze has to go somewhere when you're not near a 'facility;'.

LEGITIMATE RAPE.... 'legitimate' means generally acceptable (opposite of illegitimate - like us kids born out of wedlock).  Or maybe he meant to separate it from 'RETROACTIVE RAPE' (like retroactive resigning from Bain Capital)?

STIMULUS MONEY?  Well, that's not what Paul Ryan MEANT TO SAY in tose letters seeking it for his state.

THE STIMULUS WILL CREATE JOBS.  Rep. Paul Ryan in 2002 exhorting the House to PASS the Bush Stimulus Plan .... IN 2002!

A FINE CROP of REPUBLICANS we're producing this year.! 

Blues
"the office cat says

@ BLUES.  Why you complainin' 'bout Mexico?  Illegals are hidden routinely in Sandusky - it's just that most of them are white and more difficult to profile."

I'm thinkin' what I've already stated is why I'm complaining. It's my honest opinion. I think it's fairly easy to comprehend.

 

kURTje

Donegan......let's be real here.   How about the "Hatch Act." ??  This "rule" carried over into off time also if you were a Federal  employee.   I think that rule is still engaged; though I may be wrong.    Know anything about war??   Rules of engagement?    Oh boy.........same  crap ....  Try free speech on your break time in the work area - see what can happen if your honest thoughts are shown.        What fun occurs!!!..                 "never  trust anyone that did'nt bale hay." 

mikel

the solution to checking the immigration status is simple.  do the same as they do for dui checkpoints!  check the drivers license of EVERY car to see if it legit.  if not they go to the pokie.  thats pretty simple. 

Second Opinion

Illegal birthrates will change the course of elections for the next century, and liberals want this.

Illegals bring crime with them, PROOF is the fact that the very first thing they did when entering this country they BROKE the law and became a felon and a fugative, at least to everyone but the liberal parties.

Illegals have increased drug usage in the US, look at Willard and the patrol needed on route 2, Best get your facts straight before replying because there is a great deal of proof that these statements are true.

Lets face it, liberals want their handouts of other peoples money and they are willing to share it with those from other places as long as they get theirs.

 

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