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

mikel

SEND THEM HOME THEY ARE ILLEGAL!!  I DON"T CARE IF THEY ARE ILLITERATE, NEED JOBS OR SICK.  SEND THEM HOME.  OUR COUNTRY CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO TAKE CARE OF THEM.  CASE IN POINT = CALIFORNIA.

Second Opinion

 

I find this article to be no different than the typical Katie Couric technique, slant the question to direct the opinion of the listener; such as opening the article with;  

                           "So how's Joe doing to make the Republican Party proud?"  

 

The tainting didnt stop there, he continues with :

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

Ask any Boarder Patrol agent if they feel they have the right to defend themselves and you will find that most are afraid more of the Federal Governments retaliation with Federal criminal charges than they are the Ilegals. Two good men sat in jail for years until Bush left office and there are others. I personally have two close friends on the ground and they tell us that Obamas administration is confusing and hostile towards the agents but is forgiving to the illegals. Have you not heard of the lawsuits Obama has against Arizona, or how Obama refuses to take back the Federal Park that illegals took possesion in Texas?

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