CNN Remembers Joe The Plumber As The Star Of 'White Identity Politics'

August 29th, 2023 2:49 PM

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, died on Monday and for Tuesday’s Inside Politics on CNN, the assembled panel recalled his confrontation with Barack Obama in 2008 on taxes by labeling it the beginning of “grievance politics” for white working class men while lamenting that Democrats have not been able to connect with such voters despite the passing of the…

Libtalker Mike Malloy Actually Pines for Duel With Joe the Plumber

May 28th, 2014 8:11 PM
There he goes again, fantasizing about inflicting violence. Back in March, left-wing radio host Mike Malloy went off on a characteristically unhinged rant and threatened that "I will shoot you!" to an unnamed National Rifle Association board member. This time it's former GOP congressional candidate Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, in Malloy's sights after Wurzelbacher wrote a response…

Rove Rips Former Ohio Gov. Strickland, Whose Admin Invaded Joe the Plu

February 17th, 2014 10:27 AM
Democrat and former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who has been "shadowing" Chris Christie while taking every possible opportunity to accuse New Jersey's GOP Governor of either "lying" or of being "the most inept, incompetent chief executive imaginable," tried his schtick yesterday morning on Chris Wallace's Fox News show. Unfortunately for Ted, establishment Republican and former George W.…

AP's Wiseman Indirectly Reveals That Top Half of Households Is Over

June 28th, 2013 11:55 PM
On Sunday, in a report which I contend would surely have been published on a weekday -- and more importantly, published with far greater clarity -- if a Republican or conservative were in the White House, the Associated Press's Paul Wiseman essentially explored the following question: "Why aren't people spending more if they're so much richer?" The answer he found, which should surprise no…

Cleveland Plain Dealer Hypes Letter Circulated Against 'Joe the Plumbe

June 22nd, 2012 12:22 PM
Update (June 25, 5:48 p.m. EDT): Wurzelbacher has responded in a blog post at RedState, linking to a Smart Girl Politics post which noted that "[o]f the thirty-one signatories [of the anti-Wurzelbacher letter], all but six are registered Democrats or have made financial contributions to Democratic candidates or PACs." "A viral campaign video in which Samuel 'Joe the Plumber' Wurzelbacher…

'Joe the Plumber' Fires Back at CNN Host: 'So This Is TMZ

March 8th, 2012 2:46 PM
In a heated exchange Thursday between CNN’s Zoraida Sambolin and Samuel Wurzelbacher, also known as “Joe the Plumber,” Sambolin dug up comments he made about “gay people” in 2009, causing Wurzelbacher to quip that "this is TMZ. This isn't CNN, is what you're saying." Sambolin also questioned his qualifications to run for office, and mislabeled his liberal opponent as a "conservative Democrat…

Maher Show: Tea Partiers Fall for 'Brilliant Magic Trick' of Associati

May 22nd, 2010 6:50 AM
Bill Maher invited comedian Patton Oswalt to his table on HBO's Real Time on Friday night and saluted his small film from 2009, "Big Fan," in which he plays a superfan of the New York Giants, even after a Giants linebacker beats him up severely. Maher turned this analogy to politics and leftist Thomas Frank's book "What's the Matter with Kansas?" which argued that poorer Americans are duped into…

Ed Schultz: I've Never Spewed Hate on My MSNBC Show; Our Video Proves

April 2nd, 2010 11:03 AM
Vituperative left-wing radio host Ed Schultz took to the air on Monday and insisted that he hasn't said anything hateful on his MSNBC program in the last year:Look, we all get carried away in talk radio but I do not think that on 'The Ed Show' on MSNBC in the last year I've said anything *hateful.* Hateful?! ... Hateful stuff? No, no, no, we point out the hateful stuff and sometimes it lands in…

Meghan McCain Calls Joe the Plumber a ‘Dumb Ass;’ MSNBC’s Contes

July 16th, 2009 4:04 PM
On Thursday, MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer reported on Meghan McCain calling Joe the Plumber a "dumb ass" for his views on homosexuality and remarked: "Is that name calling? Or, you know, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck and looks like a duck. Just asking, folks. I'm just asking." [audio available here] In the brief report, during the 2:00PM ET hour, Brewer explained: Let's go to…

Time's Klein Slams 'White-Bread Fantasy' of Reagan's 'Morning in Amer

July 7th, 2009 12:36 PM
Republicans, particularly those who are the biggest fans of Gov. Sarah Palin, are stuck in the vestiges of the 1984 "white-bread fantasy" of Reagan's "Morning in America," huffs Time magazine's Joe Klein in a July 6 Swampland blog post on "Sarah Palin's America":All this talk about Sarah Palin's constituency being "real Americans" raises the question, yet again, of who the unreal Americans are.…

Newsweek’s Wolffe: GOP ‘Lost Their Heart in the 1980s, Lost Their

May 10th, 2009 11:33 PM

MSNBC's Shuster Thanks Joe the Plumber for 'Lesson in Tolerance

May 6th, 2009 4:53 PM
Hear all that shattering glass? That's David Shuster's house. The MSNBC host threw his latest rock when he snidely thanked Samuel Wurzelbacher, Joe the Plumber for a "lesson in tolerance" during the 11:00 hour of MSNBC's live news coverage on May 5. Shuster reported:  And now a lesson in tolerance from Joe the Plumber. In an interview with Christian [sic] Today, he says we're supposed to…

C-SPAN 2 to Re-Broadcast 2009 MRC Gala and DisHonors Awards

April 16th, 2009 1:20 PM

Olbermann: ‘Lunatic Fringe’ MRC ‘Fed Talking Points’ to Hume

March 21st, 2009 1:03 PM
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, who has a history of using distorted or even factually inaccurate information -- much of which he gets from far-left sources like Media Matters for America and Think Progress -- on Friday's Countdown show accused FNC's Brit Hume of making a "dumbfounding" admission that "he was fed a buffet of daily talking points" by the "lunatic fringe, right wing" Media Research…