Update on Joe the Plumber
In case you missed Laura Ingraham's eblast below, Joe the Plumber's dream of owning his own business has been crushed. The business has been shut down.
Thank you, Team Obama and the Liberal Media. You did what you set out to do. Mission accomplished.
Voters, is this the change you're looking for?
Read it for yourself. I'm too disgusted to comment right further now. When I can post without using invectives, then I'll write.
Update: I'm still disgusted about this. but I think I have my thoughts in better order.
So the business Joe wanted to buy has closed. I don't know how many people were employed, but they are now out of work. The people who were served by the business have one less company to choose from. Did anyone gain from this?
Joe didn't gain. He's out of a job. He may have to wait until the election fervor dies down before he can get another. He might have gotten another job the same day. I don't know. I hope so. I'd hate to think that a good American is without a job over a stupid thing like this. The business owner certainly didn't gain. He apparently was wanting to get out of the business anyway. He may have just done it earlier than expected. The Liberal/Democrat/Left (LDL)didn't win. They now have the reputation of having closed the business and costing the employees their livelihood. All the dirt diggers gained was the satisfaction that they found the information they were looking for.
If anyone gained, it would be the Republican/Conservative/Right. They now have the opportunity to point fingers and ask questions about who did this to Joe? This could be nicely spun to show how evil the LDL is and how low they will stoop to remove a perceived problem.
You know, I don't know that Team Obama planned the crushing of Joe's dream. I can't and won't believe that anyone is that cruel, mean and hatefilled. I'm sure they just wanted to make him and his story go away. I know, I'm a Pollyanna, I have a tendency to think and believe the best of everyone. I wouldn't have it any other way. I don't want to live in a world where I am seeing only the worst in life. That's for the Liberal Democrats and I'm proud to say, I'm not one of them. the negativity of the Democratic Party was one of the reasons I left the Party years ago.
But you know, the Internet is a wonderful thing. Once something gets on the Internet, it doesn't go away. It holds the delicious possibility of popping up at any time. You never know when something said or done or written, in all innocence, at any time in history, will come back to bite you in the butt.
But some things need to go on. Joe has become Mr. Average American. The Liberals couldn't stand that he became the representation of the American Right. He had become something they couldn't control and couldn't spin into something they could use. And, he was the representation that Obama, if not a Socialist himself, has at the very least, socialistic tendencies. Every time Joe's name was mentioned, the words "spread the wealth", in Obama's own voice, rang loud and clear. I'll bet it was Maalox moment for a lot of Obama's team when they heard Obama saying that. I'll bet Obama himselfwould give a lot for a time machine. So Joe had to be taken down for the good of the Party.
The idea of Joe and his dream shouldn't be forgotten. Nor should who is responsible. I don't blame Obama himself. This is the work of many. Particularly the ones who did the grunt work. The ones who ferreted out the facts of Joe's life. Facts that really don't mean anything. So he doesn't have a plumber's license. He probably didn't need one if he was working under the supervision of a licensed plumber. And he is studying to get that license. So he had a tax lien. I'd wager he's not the only one in the public eye who does. Apparently that's the worst the dirt diggers could find. Big frickin' deal. Joe turned out to be pretty much what he represented.
But because he became a public figure, because he asked a question of Obama, and mostly because Obama screwed up and revealed his true intentions, Joe had to be destroyed. Not Joe himself, just the idea of Joe. As long as the name "Joe" or "Joe the Plumber" was in the news, it reminded people that Obama has socialistic tendencies.
Oh, that word, socialistic has even come into play. Apparently it has roots in slavery, according to an article I read. It also has roots in the ideals of Marx and Engles. I did a Wikipedia search on Socialism. While I admit I didn't read every word of the entry I did do a word search for "slavery" which doesn't appear in the article. The word "slave" however does. One time, referring to a "slave owner's war" appeared in the 21st footnote. Someone, probably a Liberal, really had to dig deep to find that connection. So let's not even go to the "socialism equals slavery" issue. I think a lesson on socialism is in order, but I won't go into that now. That's another post in itself.
I don't believe Joe's dream is finished. He may not be able to complete the dream of buying this particular business now, but who knows what the future holds? I have faith in Joe, and I have faith in the Joe's and Jane's of America to fulfill whatever their American Dream happens to be.