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America’s Favorite Plumber made it official this past week. Joe Wurzelbacher aka “Joe the Plumber”, who confronted then-candidate Barack Obama on wealth re-distribution and became a household name, has decided to run for the United States Congress. The part about running for Congress you already know. Joe announced that months ago. Here’s the brand-new part of this story: ” Joe the Plumber will be speaking at the Celebrating Liberty Festival, in Moriarty, NM”!
A quick side story about Joe
Last year, I met Joe at the Des Moines, IA, airport. I had to run out to the airport to pick up Mr. Herman Cain, who was then working Iowa pretty hard for their upcoming caucuses. We had a Tea Party rally that day on the steps of the Iowa Capitol in downtown Des Moines. As Mr. Cain walked from his private plane to the airport building, I glanced over at a fellow standing beside me and asked, “Who is that with Mr. Cain?”. Joe the Plumber, was the answer. I got a chance that day to speak with him on a litany of topics, everything from Obamacare to taxes, even a bit about foreign policy– mainly, how badly Obama was handling Israel and the Middle East.
It took about twenty minutes for us to arrive at the Capitol. I’ve got to take my hat off to Joe and Mr. Cain for one thing. They had come from the balmy confines of Georgia that day, with no idea it was going to be 31 degrees out with a stiff breeze coming out of the north. They only had their sports coats and dress shirts with them. Poor Joe and Mr. Cain suffered through our Des Moines “Iced Tea Rally”. But did either one have a derogatory word to say about that frigid experience they endured? No! Tough is an understatement. These guys are tough! In contrast, I wore goose down, and donned gloves. Even I was cold. But those two gave rousing speeches about Government over reach and the stupidity of Obama’s spending practices, and shook every hand with grace.
One last thought about Joe. During this campaign, you have already heard the elitists say quite a few nasty things about Joe. I have zero doubt that this will continue. What are they saying? Joe is not smart enough to be a Congressman. WRONG!
He brings something that is sorely missing in Washington, D.C. these days. I call it Horse Sense! Right now, we have hundreds of people with Harvard degrees up on Capitol Hill. We have PHD’s running out our collective backsides in everything from Political Science, Economics, Health Care and a roster of other topics. And what have we as a nation gotten for all this brilliant education? A $16 trillion-dollar debt, a screwed-up health care system, national borders with more serious leaks than the Titanic and countries around the world that hate us with such passion that my limited vocabulary cannot begin to describe it. We also have a system so broken and corrupted that no one knows how to repair it.
To sum up, here’s what Joe provides:
1. Horse Sense
2. More Horse Sense
3. Horse Sense that rivals genius in many ways. See, “Joe’s Horse Sense” is not horse sense at all– it’s Burro Sense. Let me explain.
Burros are actually smarter than horses. While horses are pretty smart, burros are wise. There’s a very good reason why burros are used at the Grand Canyon to traverse the steep cliffs when you ride to the bottom. Burros watch carefully where they place their hooves. Bet you didn’t know that, did you? Burros also watch what they eat. They rarely over-eat, just until they are full. Afterwards, they sun themselves or take a nap. Burros are also wise about their own safety. They group together to fight off coyotes and other predators.
How does this all relate to Joe? He’s run a business, knows how to paid his bills and his taxes. He votes and acts like a good citizen. When was the last time you heard of a sitting, career politician in Washington doing any of those things? Joe balanced his budget! Has anyone you know with an office address on Pennsylvania Avenue done that lately?
James Madison, John Adams, George, Thomas, Ben and the rest wanted us to send citizens to D.C., not lawyers or “really smart people”. This is the reason why. Joe is intelligent, but his is just Burro intelligence.
Personally, I think we ought to send about 350 more Joes to D.C. and get this mess cleaned up. How about Harry the Electrician or Ben the Pipe-fitter? Heck, I would even settle for Larry the Black-Jack Dealer or Sally the Car Salesperson.
Under the Radar:
This past week we started our email fund-raising efforts. Yep, I don’t know exactly how it’s going yet, but I do know that we’re trying to raise about $200,000.00 to put on this little weenie roast. After that, we’ll be able to do more of them: Iowa, Ohio and Colorado. You noticing a trend here? These are all major, swing states. Look at Ohio, where Democrats have been stuffing the ballot boxes with dead people’s votes . And Colorado, which has been invaded with California liberals. We’ve got our work cut out for us!
Restoring America Project is on the front lines, working hard to win this election for the good guys. It will in fact take a ton of money to do our part. Please stop by our website, and help out however you can. We will be posting where every dollar of your hard money goes… and believe me, it’s all going to fight this battle we are waging to defend our liberty and freedom. (www.restoringamericaproject.org ) and do keep up with the latest on the Festival at ( www.celebratingliberty.com ).
Until next week: If you see old Joe out there on the trail, say howdy. I promise you’ll get a big grin! He is a great guy with very intelligent Burro Sense.