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Joe the Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Rights'

Victim's dad counters that one's rights don't negate one's responsibilities

(Newser) - Samuel Wurzelbacher, perhaps better known as Joe the Plumber, watched Richard Martinez sobbing over the shooting death of his only son in the Isla Vista rampage, and responded thusly in an open letter on Barbwire.com : "I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and... More »

Joe the Plumber on the Border: 'Start Shooting'

...and 'put a damn fence' up

(Newser) - Samuel Wurzelbacher, perhaps better known as "Joe the Plumber," has a border control solution: The US should "put a damn fence on the border going with Mexico and start shooting," he said Friday at a fundraising dinner for an Arizona state senator. Wurzelbacher, an Ohio Republican... More »

Joe the Plumber: Gun Control Contributed to Holocaust

Video: In campaign ad, he says victims couldn't defend themselves

(Newser) - "Joe the Plumber" is running for Congress in Ohio, and a new campaign video in which he criticizes gun-control laws is raising a few eyebrows. In it, Samuel Wurzelbacher says this: "In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others,... More »

Joe the Plumber to CNN: You're Just Like TMZ

Question about his views on homosexuality outrage Wurzelbacher

(Newser) - Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher went on CNN to talk about his congressional run today, and it wasn't exactly a friendly encounter. When host Zoraida Sambolin brought up a past quote in which Wurzelbacher said he wouldn't let his gay friends "anywhere near my children,"... More »

Dennis Kucinich Loses Ohio Seat

Two-time prez candidate loses to Dem Marcy Kaptur in redrawn district

(Newser) - Ohio voters yesterday bounced two-time presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich out of office, leaving him without a congressional seat for the first time in 16 years. The antiwar populist conceded just after midnight to progressive Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur in the race to represent Ohio's redrawn Ninth District. The outcome... More »

Joe the Plumber Is Endorsing ...

...no one, though he wishes Herman Cain was still in the race

(Newser) - Joe the Plumber is running for Congress as a Republican in Ohio, but he's not endorsing any of the GOP candidates for president because his favorite is no longer in the race—Herman Cain. Just like Cain, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (aka "Joe the Plumber"), says he supports... More »

Joe the Plumber Running for Congress

Files for candidacy in Ohio

(Newser) - With all eyes on the 2012 presidential election, a familiar face from 2008 has returned: Joe the Plumber is set to run for Congress, Capital New York reports. Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher has filed a statement of candidacy and established a congressional campaign committee. He is seeking Ohio's 9th district... More »

Joe the Plumber Gets Elected

Sam Wurzelbacher is no longer an outsider

(Newser) - Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher isn't a scrappy political outsider anymore: He's a newly-minted member of the Republican Party Central Committee of Lucas County. He was elected to that post by a landslide tally of 38-23, the Toledo Blade reports. No, as far as we can tell, those aren't... More »

10 Accidental Celebrities

None of them sought the spotlight—at first

(Newser) - Some people set out to be famous; other people are made famous accidentally—and then they either run with it (see Levi Johnston) or don’t (see the guy that Dick Cheney shot). Newsweek runs down the top 10 accidental celebrities:
  • Harry Whittington: He probably made Dick Cheney angry, and
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Meghan McCain: Joe the Plumber 'Is a Dumbass'

(Newser) - Meghan McCain talks to Out.com about her campaign for gay marriage and her role as pseudo-spokeswoman for a new generation of Republicans, and one line is sure to catch a lot of attention: "Joe the Plumber—you can quote me—is a dumbass," she says of the... More »

Gay Activist Swipes Back at Joe the Plumber

Activist prez: Who cares?

(Newser) - Joe the Plumber's latest social commentary is a non-issue, according to a leading gay rights activist. “It would matter if Joe the Plumber mattered,” the Human Rights Campaign president said of Samuel Wurzelbacher’s recent labeling of gay people as “queer” as in “strange and unusual,... More »

DC Right-Wingers Get Joe the Plumber 'Horny'

(Newser) - Being honored at a Washington event last night skewering the liberal media made Samuel Wurzelbacher—better known as Joe the Plumber, of Campaign ’08 fame—“horny,” the Washington Post reports. “God, all this love and everything in the room—I’m horny,” the Republican everyman... More »

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