Republican Hero ‘Joe the Plumber’ Posts Disgusting Message about Ferguson on Facebook

fake-plumberI’m sure most of us remember “Joe the Plumber” aka Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher from the 2008 presidential election.  You know, the guy who claimed to be a plumber, but really wasn’t.

Well, following his obviously staged encounter with then candidate Barack Obama, “Joe the Plumber” was thrust into the spotlight, becoming an instant Republican hero.

And he fits the profile so perfectly too.

He’s the typical anti-immigration, gun nut loving white guy that Republicans love. Add the fact that he “stood up” to Barack Obama (even though his statement turned out to be nothing more than a stunt) and you’ve got yourself the making of a genuine conservative icon.

Heck, he even ran for Congress.  Not only did he run for Congress, he won the Republican nomination. Though he lost badly in the general election to Democratic incumbent Marcy Kaptur.

He’s suggested that gun regulations are what led to the Holocaust, and in response to the shooting in California a few months ago where 7 people died he wrote a now infamous op-ed where he declared “your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.” To follow that up with the icing on the cake, he declared that “guns are mostly for hunting down politicians who would actively seek to take your freedoms and liberty away from you.”

A real classy guy, isn’t he?

Well, to once again prove exactly how “not” racist many conservatives are, “Joe the Plumber” took to Facebook to post a message aimed at African-Americans:

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And you might think that such a blatantly racist message might be condemned, right?   Well, not when a bunch of conservatives follow you:

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As of writing this article, this post has 621 Shares and over 1k Likes.  I feel it’s also important to point out that “Joe the Plumber” has nearly a quarter of a million Facebook followers.  So this isn’t some “fringe” right-wing individual who nobody follows.  Not only that, this outrageous post has gotten quite a lot of positive feedback from those who do follow him, as you can see from the nasty top comments.

So while I’m sure some conservatives who see this will try to dismiss it as just a “fringe” member of the right being ignorant, don’t let them fool you.  Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher is someone who many members of the conservative media, and Fox News itself, have propped up in the past as someone representing “Republican values.”   After all, he did win a GOP primary election.

Though for most liberals, I’m willing to bet that it’s not at all surprising to see a conservative hero like “Joe the Plumber” post something like this.  After the vitriolic attacks I’ve seen many conservatives lob toward President Obama, this kind of absurdity coming from a conservative isn’t anything that I don’t see every single day.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • katherine norton malek

    Joe the fake plumber … Christ, he even looks like a Nazi SS officer. He’s the worst kind of ignorant hate-filled racist. Disgusts me that they’ve turned him into such a right wing folk hero. Listening to a liar, knowing he’s a liar, is beyond ignorant.

    • Stephen Barlow

      Didn’t he used to be a white guy?

  • Donna

    There’s still more racists in Ferguson. When you protest, loot, and burn because a WHITE cop shot a BLACK guy, that’s racist.

    • Donna

      and no one’s had any use for Joe for years, he’s full of it.

    • Seth Bailey

      I hope to god you’re being sarcastic.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Witch ‘god’?

    • Stephen Barlow

      Shame the guy they are still hiding is a honky.

    • Chris Isner

      No, Donna, you’re a racist.

  • strayaway

    Just a side note not related to Joe’s history or character: Marcy Kaptur also defeated Dennis Kucinich in a Democratic primary. Kaptur, Kucinich, and Alan Grayson were the most anti-Federal Reserve Democrats in the House. By eliminating Kucinich’s district and putting him in a primary against Kaptur, Kucinich was gone. The odd thing is that since that primary, Kaptur has been quiet about the Federal Reserve.

    • Stephen Barlow

      That is odd.

      Isn’t Grayson the Allen West Beater?

      The most honest American in 50 years who pointed out that the REPUBLICAN Health Plan was:



  • mojones1

    Joe the Plumber is just another nobody jerk who has parlayed his 15 minutes of infamy into a virtual Groundhog’s Day. It just won’t end. Conservatives wonder why the tolerant Liberals can’t tolerate them. This creep is the embodiment of every negative trait that conservatives embrace and claim as virtues.

    • badphairy

      Because the GOP has no one better to shine a spotlight on. Think about that.

  • Stephen Barlow

    Have the REDs even gotten him a JOB yet?

  • Bill McGillicutty

    Amazing. How does “Joe” the “Plumber” (aka Samuel Wurzelbacher) know that a high percentage of Ferguson residents have (apparently) a serious distaste for work/employment?? How does he know that a job fair would make everyone leave? Has he done some surveying of the community to determine that they are, largely, willfully idle?

    …and anyone who has done even a little bit of reading about the Holocaust, Hitler, and Nazi and fascist propaganda knows that Jews were regularly described and portrayed as… cockroaches.

    He’s a pathetic man.

  • Dave

    “But….but…..but…..We’re not racists”…….BULLSHIT!

  • badphairy

    .25 million assholes are still assholes.

  • Susan Grove

    He has a quarter million followers? Can only mean there are a quarter million stupid people on Facebook.

  • Nancy

    I’m sad & appalled that our country has created so many lost people. Poor economic & education policies combine to create this cesspool of hate & bile towards everyone seen as “other”.

    • Ken Vining

      And who’s poor economic and education policies would those be? The fault for all the divisiveness in this country, today, rests solely on the shoulders of our Democratic “leader” and his administration that he has filled with communists, race baiters, criminals and thieves! When the House of Representatives passes over 430 bills that could help get this country working again, the Democratic leader of the Senate refuses to allow any of them to come up for a vote, our ‘President’ claims he has to do everything by ‘executive order’ because of the Republican obstructionists in Congress! Quit drinking the ‘Kool-aid” people! I guarantee, if any of the jointly sponsored jobs bills that have passed the House were to be voted on and approved by the Senate, Obama would veto them. That’s the reason Harry Reid has them sitting on his desk. Obama wants lots of unemployed people in this country, with too much time on their hands, so he can play his ‘race card’, promote inequities in the communities, and promote race riots. That would give him the excuse he seeks to declare Martial Law, suspend the Constitution, and continue to rule this country as a Despot, all the while dragging this,once, great nation into third world status!

  • Chris Isner

    JTP was just manifest desperation from a party fated to never again win the White House.

  • Rusti

    If “Offensive” were taught in higher education, I do believe that every GOPer and Tea Partier would possess a well-earned Doctorate. A title given in an episode of “The Big Bang Theory” which would be so apt: “Dr. Dumbass!” Thank you, Leslie!

  • Geoclac

    This has become the standard for right-wingers in America. Create a lie, claim that the lie is truth, support the lie and attack anyone who disagrees with you.

    Samuel Joseph WurzelbacherJoe the not-plumber talked about taxes, while owing back taxes. He talked about starting a plumbing company, when he did not have a plumbing license. He, and all of his followers, live the big lie because it is all they have.

  • Gunner, CWO-3, USMC (Ret)

    “Forward Progressives”, Forward Thinking for Progressive Action, eh? Based on the hate-filled verbal diarrhea below, FP is just another perverted, liberal rag.

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