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October 15, 2008

How Awesome Is This Guy?

Answer: pretty fucking awesome.

You may not care about tax rates for small business, capital gains taxes, health credits, etc. But do you care about a presidential candidate taking the time to answer a question from a regular guy in a cogent, persuasive, and intelligent manner? I do.

UPDATE: Apparently John McCain reads my blog because Joe the Plumber was referenced about a million times in last night's debate. Suspiciously absent, however, was any mention of me.

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Satur9

It is incredibly refreshing to see this kind of behavior from a politician. I'm truly excited about the upcoming election!

That Mother

First!

Satur9

It is incredibly refreshing to see this kind of behavior from a politician. I'm truly excited about the upcoming election!

s.gothman

Wow!

Zane

Thanks for showing that.

Zane

I don't think my comment went through so I will say it again. Thanks for showing this. I don't know how anyone could not be voting for this guy.

Heather

fiiiiirst.

i refuse to be one of those douchebags.

i love you michael ian black.

thank you for brightening my day.

Jenny

aww. thats nice.

(first.)

Darren

Obama shouldn't have said, "It's not that I want to punish your success."
He should have said, "You make more than $250K as a plumber? Screw you! Your customers sure as heck aren't making that. Let's help them out for giving you business, by giving them a tax cut. Unless you are a plumber for the rich and famous. Then I just feel sorry for you. Your life is over no matter who the next president is."

Satur9

Crap, sorry about the double post. See, I'm just so excited!!

Darren

Michael, how did you know this guy Joe would become the focus of tonight's debate?

Ian

I like when people yell first, but then they don't get first. :)

Bailey

Awesome AND easy to understand. I understood what he was talking about which is beyong amazing!

Bailey

Oh, and first.

Jenny

ok, clearly something happened, because apparently several of us thought we had posted first and that was not the case.

unimportant tangent.

Cee

This doesn't bother anyone else? In Obama's America (and most Democrats) 250,000 is the ceiling. If you want to work hard and make a living, provide for your family and one day achieve a wealthy lifestyle you can only make 250,000, then THEY (government) decides what to do with YOUR excess money??

That is murder of the American dream.

kwech

Make more with the funny, funny man.

What the dick does 'cogent' mean, anyway?!

He might be intelligent, persuasive, attentive, and eloquent, but will he be able to smoke the evil doers out of their holes?

I didn't think so.

mga

Thanks for pointing to the video. Now I know what they were talking about in tonight's debate. I'm a bit surprised that it was your blog that I found it through.

Billy

@Cee You have to understand the latter part of Obama's plan and how that applies to $250k+/annually. As he mentioned, he'll do away with capital gains tax which is a benefit to large businesses. Also, that at a point your tax level caps out at Clinton-era levels (back when our country had money). Isn't the American dream that anybody can achieve something here? Lowering taxes for 95% of Americans enables them to do that much more... the other 5% of Americans are already recognizing that dream.

me again

The now infamous Joe Plumber.
Oh, and I'm first right?

Karin

Awww. I wish I could vote for the guy - but since I'm Swedish, I'll just have to trust that you will.

Reptar

Who gave Bill Clinton the Kirk Lazarus treatment? Which isn't meant to be racist, just saying, this feels like a re-run.

I'm not advocating voting for or against anyone. It just concerns me that, since our leadership has been so shitty over the last two terms, we're just going to pounce on the first person who speaks intelligently and doesn't choke on pretzels. Not that my plea on someone's blog really has any considerable impact, but people, you can't just take all the candidates at face value, or because your girlfriend is like totally voting for him/her. Look at the issues each candidate represents and make the decision for yourself, as it most benefits you.

I mostly bring this us because the college crowd is terrifying me. Obama might have swung a whole election in his favor by bringing Dave Matthews to campus and giving away free tickets.

Camille

I hope whoever wins truly leads people out of the hole many are in but it just seems that even though alot of the plans sound good,I can't help thinking that politicians are going to have a hard time turning them into reality. The whole 5k college credit for doing volunteer peace corp,etc....I just can't see college students getting in line to do that. Maybe I'm too jaded. I know there are alot of hard working people out there but for every one of them, there are probably 10 lazy asses.

Jaime

>>I mostly bring this us because the college crowd is terrifying me. Obama might have swung a whole election in his favor by bringing Dave Matthews to campus and giving away free tickets.

I think people are informed on the issues, more than they ever have been. Honestly, the only uninformed people I talk to, young and old, are those that want to vote McCain because he's a vet, experienced, and think Palin's "got spirit," but have NO idea about their platforms (Why Mom? Why?!?)

Don't be scared Reptar. I think people know what they're doing this time around more than they ever have. Fear is a great motivator for political study.

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