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John McCain and Joe the Plumber, Together in Ohio

The Republican candidate rallies thousands in Mentor, Ohio, with his new sidekick. The Post's Michael D. Shear reports. (Video by Ed O'Keefe.)

Posted at 8:19 AM ET on Oct 31, 2008  | Category:  Video Report
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I just watched Sen McCain state that Joe the plumber is his role model..
He intends to take him to Washington. I am appalled.
If this happens our country with be the laughing stock of all the other countries.
This cannot happen.
We cannot have our government end up a loony bin.
Oh heaven helps us. This country will truly fall apart. IS that his role model? Joe the plumber..I think that, McCain is losing it mentally. We will never get over the aftershock if he should win. We have to make sure it doesn't so everyone please vote and Vote for a man of intelligence. Obama is the only man who can make this country honorable again.

Posted by: wynhavn | November 1, 2008 1:18 AM

It is wonderful to see Joe The Plum Dumb Plumber supporting McCain. What was it he said so many times before? He was keeping to himself for whom he would vote come election day?

The man of course is no idiot. He knows by voting for Obama, for his lower income group he will pay less taxes. But by supporting McCain he may enough of the benefit from McCain's suggestion of wanting to make everyone successful not to need to worry about money for a while.

As a role model JTPDP is perfect. They are both deceptive and trying to milk the system for all they can without actually taking responsibility. I am sure neither of the two want to pay taxes.

The the middle class lose their homes and hey, let the poor rot away. Let the sick without money die in the waiting rooms of hospitals.

Be Republican! Do it the Republican way! Avoid paying taxes, rub elbows with the right people and you will always get ahead.

Posted by: ronn2 | November 1, 2008 12:35 AM

There is no much different between Jo the Plumber and Jo McCain, they both are the same.!!!!

Posted by: akber_kassam | October 31, 2008 4:35 PM

There is no much different between Jo the Plumber and Jo McCain, they both are the same.!!!!

Posted by: akber_kassam | October 31, 2008 4:31 PM

Joe the Plumber is the biggest fraud heeped upon the public in years. This show how little the base knows about what is the facts about Joe, he never made enough money to buy his bosses business. His boss is angry because now tax man will be looking at how much he earned and what he really kept off the books.

Hey Joe the Plumber you better watch out all those free rides, meals, beers and others goodies the Republicans are treating you too, you will have to declare them on your State and Federal Tax returns. Hey Joe, people will be calling the tax man to make sure claim all.

John Mc Cain the Indepent voters are more savy and know Joe the Plumber and Winky Palin are the answer to their problems.

Posted by: morg895 | October 31, 2008 2:30 PM

I think it is great to see an average person get in the spotlight..this is something that John McCain has been great at doing!! That makes in more like the guy next door that you can actually talk to....
It amazes me how a regular citizen (could have been me or you) can ask a legit question and all of a sudden - Dems do more investigating on his background than they did on their own candidate....guess if Obama is elected and anyone ask a question we know what we are in for..That is for living in the USA isn't it???

Posted by: djmiller1 | October 31, 2008 2:17 PM

I am a 61 yr. old life long Republican, who will be voting for Obama on Tues. It horrified me to hear McCain say, at one of his rallies, that Joe the Plumber was his "role model". Here is a man who is not a licensed plumber, who owes back taxes, who would not be able to afford to buy a small business, and who would benefit more under Obama's tax plan than McCain's. If this is McCain's role model, I certainly wouldn't want him to be the head of my country.

Posted by: CarrieG1 | October 31, 2008 1:57 PM

Obama Supporters Using Huckabee in new online ad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADwYU-phpI

Criminal charges may be brought up on Palin for ethics issues? http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 31, 2008 12:16 PM

Joe the Plumber. It is a shame that McCain has once again tied himself in to a person who does not understand the issues in this campaign. Poor Joe will not benifit by McCain\Palin's election, unless of course he is appointed to some position in the McCain government. Otherwise, Joe would be much better off voting for Obama, as most small businesses net less than 250K, and right now, Joe is someone elses employee. McCain claims he is not Bush, but he has not submitted any programs or plan for America which can be diferentiated from the same old broken Bush/Neocon business as usual programs. Despite that very obvious fact, he will garner millions of votes, because he and Palin have simply told the voters of America that he will cut their taxes. By the way, Ms. Palin also has a bridge she would like to sell to the American Voters.

Posted by: atc333 | October 31, 2008 11:23 AM

Joe the Plumber. It is a shame that McCain has once again tied himself in to a person who does not understand the issues in this campaign. Poor Joe will not benifit by McCain\Palin's election, unless of course he is appointed to some position in the McCain government. Otherwise, Joe would be much better off voting for Obama, as most small businesses net less than 250K, and right now, Joe is someone elses employee. McCain claims he is not Bush, but he has not submitted any programs or plan for America which can be diferentiated from the same old broken Bush/Neocon business as usual programs. Despite that very obvious fact, he will garner millions of votes, because he and Palin have simply told the voters of America that he will cut their taxes. By the way, Ms. Palin also has a bridge she would like to sell to the American Voters.

Posted by: atc333 | October 31, 2008 11:22 AM

Why would Obama pardon Rezko?When Witnesses against Rezko claimed his alleged schemes involved a host of political insiders from BOTH major parties. Among those whose names came up repeatedly during the trial were Chris Kelly, another top fundraiser for [Illinois Governor] Blagojevich; William Cellini, a veteran Republican power broker; and Robert Kjellander, the longtime Republican national committeeman from Illinois.Rezko actually helped RPUBLICANS more than dems.Obama made the mistake of not doing a BACKGROUND CHECK on ALL his neighbors?People need to pull their heads out of their Political partys 'chosen ones behinds' and take a deep breath ,and get MORE Oxygen to their brains so they can THINK clearly.Maybe Rezko should tell ALL that he knows about ALL political big-wigs ?

Posted by: wolf56 | October 31, 2008 11:00 AM

Why would Obama pardon Rezko?When Witnesses against Rezko claimed his alleged schemes involved a host of political insiders from BOTH major parties. Among those whose names came up repeatedly during the trial were Chris Kelly, another top fundraiser for [Illinois Governor] Blagojevich; William Cellini, a veteran Republican power broker; and Robert Kjellander, the longtime Republican national committeeman from Illinois.Rezko actually helped RPUBLICANS more than dems.Obama made the mistake of not doing a BACKGROUND CHECK on ALL his neighbors?People need to pull their heads out of their Political partys 'chosen ones behinds' and take a deep breath ,and get MORE Oxygen to their brains so they can THINK clearly.Maybe Rezko should tell ALL that he knows about ALL political big-wigs ?

Posted by: wolf56 | October 31, 2008 10:58 AM

When you have Oil companies reporting HUGE profits as Exxon Mobil reported ,some one IS swimming in wealth!Everyone is harping on this redistribution hog-wash.Our Taxes pay for more than just roads,taxes are the MAIN source of revenue for our federal goverment and state and city goverments.Plus our taxes pay the salaries of millions of government employees,ATF,FBI,Military ,Utilities for the buildings that house these employees.EVERYTHING is Taxed.The problem with our tax system is HOW the taxes are distributed,certian programs take more funding than others,but yet the funding for some reason just doesn't get spread around to WHERE it should be going to.In order to fix the problem Taxes are going to have to be REDISTRIBUTED ,weather we like that word or not ,that IS the only solution to getting funding to the right programs.The tax system is far to complicated for the average citizen to understand,as we have so MANY taxes,state,county ,city and federal all impact every working persons income,just as it does the rich.It's pretty simple that IF federal tax rates rise,so will counties,states and cities rates.EVERYONE has to have their piece of every hard working Americans paychecks.I am a married,middle class American with one income ,makeing LESS than 50 thousand a year,BUT have NOT had a income tax return in TEN years.No dependants is one reason,marriage penalty is another.We end up OWEING federal income Tax!We have never gotten a 'stimulis package check when they send these to OTHERS,hasn't been a problem at all.But heres my question ,WHY the devil are people who make $90 to $150 or $200, $250 THOUSAND dollars a year COMPLAINING? Say you pay 50 thousand a year in taxes ,you still have a nice comfy income to live on AND YOU reap the benefits,nice roads,trash kept off your streets,enough law enforcement that is able to cover the areas they need to,city and county goverments to keep YOUR neighborhoods up to par,while we the middle class /poor neighborhoods rarely have street lighting let alone enough Law enforcement to lower the crime..So WHY are so many complaining over having so much AND having to pay for it?

Posted by: wolf56 | October 31, 2008 10:39 AM

From ABC News-
Jake Tapper is ABC News' Senior National Correspondent based in the network's Washington bureau.

"Meanwhile authorities revealed some answers as to who had improperly searched Wurzelbacher's personal records, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

* "The Toledo Police Department announced today that a civilian employee improperly pulled Wurzelbacher's information on behalf of a reporter for a Toledo television station shortly after the Oct. 15 presidential debate. The employee has been charged with gross misconduct and faces a disciplinary hearing, said Chief Michael Navarre. He declined to identify the TV station, but said the reporter confirmed asking for a check on Wurzelbacher's address.

* "The Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency also said an employee's computer was used to improperly access Bureau of Motor Vehicles records on 'Joe the Plumber.' The employee denies involvement.

* "Another access of Wurzelbacher's information, by an outside contractor who had access to an attorney general's office test account, is being investigated by the State Highway Patrol.

* "Inspector General Thomas P. Charles is investigating why the director of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services approved a check on Wurzelbacher through the state's child-support computer system. Director Helen Jones-Kelley said that after a 'team meeting,' she OK'd the check because the department often runs inquiries to check for unpaid child support when people are thrust into 'the public spotlight.'"

Jones-Kelly, a Democratic appointee who has given the Obama campaign $2,500, claimed to have had no political motivations when she allowed the check."

Democrats Abuse Their Appointed Power in

Attempt To Smear their Political Rivals?

Wow and The Mainstream Media Noticed...

That's Not The Kind Of "CHANGE WE NEED"!

That's more of the worst...

Posted by: thecannula | October 31, 2008 9:59 AM

From ABC News-
Jake Tapper is ABC News' Senior National Correspondent based in the network's Washington bureau.

"Meanwhile authorities revealed some answers as to who had improperly searched Wurzelbacher's personal records, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

* "The Toledo Police Department announced today that a civilian employee improperly pulled Wurzelbacher's information on behalf of a reporter for a Toledo television station shortly after the Oct. 15 presidential debate. The employee has been charged with gross misconduct and faces a disciplinary hearing, said Chief Michael Navarre. He declined to identify the TV station, but said the reporter confirmed asking for a check on Wurzelbacher's address.

* "The Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency also said an employee's computer was used to improperly access Bureau of Motor Vehicles records on 'Joe the Plumber.' The employee denies involvement.

* "Another access of Wurzelbacher's information, by an outside contractor who had access to an attorney general's office test account, is being investigated by the State Highway Patrol.

* "Inspector General Thomas P. Charles is investigating why the director of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services approved a check on Wurzelbacher through the state's child-support computer system. Director Helen Jones-Kelley said that after a 'team meeting,' she OK'd the check because the department often runs inquiries to check for unpaid child support when people are thrust into 'the public spotlight.'"

Jones-Kelly, a Democratic appointee who has given the Obama campaign $2,500, claimed to have had no political motivations when she allowed the check."

Democrats Abuse Their Appointed Power in

Attempt To Smear their Political Rivals?

Wow and The Mainstream Media Noticed...

That's Not The Kind Of "CHANGE WE NEED"!

That's more of the worst...

Posted by: thecannula | October 31, 2008 9:58 AM

David Harsanyi
Denver Post 10/31/08

"...Now, I'm not suggesting Obama intends to transform this nation into 1950s-era Soviet tyranny or that he will possess the power to do so. I'm suggesting Obama is praising and mainstreaming an economic philosophy that has failed to produce a scintilla of fairness or prosperity anywhere on earth. Ever.

If you believe that "fairness" -- a childishly subjective idea that ought to be quarantined to playgrounds and Berkeley City Council meetings -- should be meted out by the autocrats inhabiting Washington, D.C., your faith will be duly rewarded.

You know, once upon a time, the stated purpose of taxation was to fund public needs -- such as schools and roads -- assist those who could not help themselves, defend our security and freedom, and yes, occasionally offer bailouts to sleazy fat cats.

Obama is the first major presidential candidate in memory to assert that taxation's principal purpose should be redistribution.

The proposition that government should take one group's lawfully earned profits and hand them to another group -- not a collection of destitute or impaired Americans, mind you, but a still-vibrant middle class -- is the foundational premise of Obama's fiscal policy."
******************

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need"
K Marx 1875
B Obama 2008

Posted by: thecannula | October 31, 2008 9:27 AM

Yesterday, Patrick Fitgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois announced the indictment of William Cellini, probably the biggest sleaze in the Republican Party in Illinois, on corruption charges. It is speculated that Tony Rezko provided information that led to this indictment.

Today, the Wall Street Journal published an editorial about Tony Rezko. The editorial asked several questions of Barack Obama, which include will you allow Patrick Fitzgerald to remain as US Attorney and will you pardon Tony Rezko?

The little folks in Illinois hope that Fitzgerald remains as US Attorney as many of us believe that Illinois is the most corrupt state in the union! The in-folk in Illinois want Fitzgerald gone!

Senator Obama were do you stand?

Posted by: mwhoke | October 31, 2008 9:12 AM

McCain will win Ohio.

Posted by: JakeD | October 31, 2008 9:09 AM

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