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Old 03-08-2012, 05:12 PM
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'Joe the plumber' wins primary race in Ohio

I hope most are you are better than the average voter and can recall 2008 when a citizen was ridiculed for standing up and speaking. I think maybe the residents of Ohio said, 'we don't take kindly to ridicule'.

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'Joe the Plumber' wins Ohio primary, faces tough race in November

An Ohio plumber thrust into national politics during the 2008 presidential campaign has won the Republican nomination in his home state as he makes a bid for Congress.
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Samuel Wurzelbacher gained the nickname "Joe the Plumber" for expressing working-class concerns about taxes to then-candidate Barack Obama during a stop to the region.

The Toledo-area plumber defeated Steve Kraus, a Sandusky real estate agent, early Wednesday to grab the GOP nomination in Ohio's 9th Congressional District.

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Old 03-08-2012, 05:21 PM
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I think maybe the residents of Ohio said, 'we don't take kindly to ridicule'.
Could be right... the media went after him pretty bigtime for daring to point out the emperor's new clothes were see through.

DC has more than enough ambitious ambulance chasers, sons of wealth, and career politicians... they can use a guy that's had to work with his hands and live a real life. Good chance he'll be able to identify the real issues his constituents face. Good luck to him.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:04 AM
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I live only 100 miles away.
He has about no chance of winning election in that district.
He is running in a combined district held by the two of
the most progressive democrats in the US house for several decades.
By gerrymandering state republicans managed to combine them.
Both were true blue. The combined district is as well.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:56 AM
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The redistricting was the result of Ohios mandatory loss of 2 seats due to a drop in population on the 2010 census. Any time districts have to be redrawn theres a fair chance theyll get gerrymandered, and whether they are or arent, its a given someone will think they were. Thats something to discuss with your electors. For now the boundaries are what they are.

As for whether a rookie with calluses on his hands can beat an incumbent thats been in DC for decades... Given the economic situation and the backlash against congress, it isnt an absolute given that marcy kaptur will beat him.

May be a high probability given the "blue" nature of the districts voting record youve mentioned, but if he can generate a turnout of enough people tired of dc business as usual he might have a shot. He has more in common with the common voter than someone thats been living off their tax dollars for decades. Be a good race to watch.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:14 AM
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Be a good race to watch.
True, but still highly unlikely he will win.
He has not helped his cause by embracing Cain's 9-9-9 plan.
(I wonder if it got him any PAC money?)

He will have to defend intending to raise the taxes of the very
calloused hands workers he would represent.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:57 AM
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What, we're going to hold politicians to stuff like that? Works for me... See ya in the Obama threads.
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As for whether a rookie with calluses on his hands can beat an incumbent thats been in DC for decades... Given the economic situation and the backlash against congress, it isnt an absolute given that marcy kaptur will beat him.
Something tells me that she's done a pretty good job of communicating her appeal to the common man.

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It is clear which audience she is pandering to. Ohio may have more deadbeats than producers. I don't live therre so I can not say for sure.
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It is clear which audience she is pandering to. Ohio may have more deadbeats than producers. I don't live therre so I can not say for sure.
Just to clarify, Scriptman.
When you say "deadbeats", are you referring to home owners who don't pay their mortgage?
Or are you referring to bankers who privatize profits and socialize losses and then proceed to evict those home owners?
 
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:41 PM
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If you bought more house than you could afford you are are a bit simple. If you don't pay your bills including your mortgage then you are a deadbeat most of the time. I will concede that there are a few people who are simply victims of a bad fiscal policy that has not created enough jobs for a decent recovery.

Now the bankers is a whole different topic, one on which I am positive we agree.
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yep. We're all deadbeats.
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yep. We're all deadbeats.
Oh c'mon... Surely some of the neighbors arent. :p
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Now the bankers is a whole different topic, one on which I am positive we agree.
one that agrees with what Kaptur was saying in the video ... however it does still boil down to bad judgement for those who "misunderstood" what they were getting into.

... plumber Joe needs to renew his license if he is looking for a job.
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If lenders were required to return their origination and other's their
various and myriad 'service' fees every time a mortgage is defaulted
there would be a whole lot less foreclosure and a lot more reconciliation.
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Oh c'mon... Surely some of the neighbors arent. :p
My old township i used to live in, my neighbors was deadbeats. I hate them.

Ok back to Joe blow from....
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Congratulations to Joe. This is a win for the common man, even if he doesn't win. It shows the nation that blue collar workers and everyday Americans, and not someone of privileged birth or a huge fortune, can represent an entire party in a general election. Almost makes me have faith once again in American, and really, world politics. . . . . Almost.
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