Last night, “Joe the Plumber” (who’s kinda like Conan the Barbarian, except that he’s not) was featured front and center in the debates. So what did the actual Joe the Plumber think? By way of Jesse Taylor, from Politico:
“McCain was solid in his performance,” he says. “I still don’t know where he stands,” he says of Obama. “I’m middle class. I can’t have my taxes raised any more.”
He also says he actually isn’t in the bracket where Obama would raise his taxes — but he’s worried that Obama will shift the bracket down.
He also said that, in his encounter with Obama, the Illinois Senator [performed] “a tap dance…almost as good as Sammy Davis, Jr.”
About the taxes, there has been repeated coverage and discussion of taxes, to the point where even Fox News has admitted (kinda) that Obama’s plan would reduce middle class taxes. It’s not that Joe the Plumber doesn’t “know where he [Obama] stands”, it’s that he doesn’t like that his guy (McCain) is worse on taxes, and he can’t accept that. This is willful ignorance.
The good news is that this imbecile isn’t registered to vote (way to go McCain Advance Team!)
And a note to those of the honkiesoid persuasion: I would have picked Fred Astaire or maybe that Raindance guy, not Sammy Davis Jr. Just saying.
Update: More kudos to the McCain Advance Team. Joe the Plumber might be related to Charles Keating’s son-in-law.
Second update: He is registered–as a Republican. Some undecided. He’s also not a ‘plumber’, in that he’s a union guy who fixes stuff, but a businessman.
Third update: At one point, Joe the Plumber was registered as a member of the Natural Law Party. But other than that, he’s just like you and me!