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I had an internal debate about whether or not to post this. Why? Because first of all, Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurtzelbacher has no area of expertise, and his inane utterances should not matter, regardless of what he's talking about. Secondly, even though he's an utterly clueless boob, the people who have made him a celebrity don't care about that. They love him despite--perhaps because of his boobishness. Like Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and countless other GOP cartoon characters, the stupider and crazier, the better apparently.
Still, I guess it can't hurt to point out how stupid these characters are, so here ya go.
Joe the Plumber: I would never let gay people ‘anywhere near my children.’
. . .People don’t understand the dictionary—it’s called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. It’s not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that. You know, God is pretty explicit in what we’re supposed to do—what man and woman are for. Now, at the same time, we’re supposed to love everybody and accept people, and preach against the sins. . .
And then there's this:
. . .When asked if he had planned to run for public office, Wurzelbacher said he didn’t have any “right now.” “God hasn’t said, ‘Joe, I want you to run. . .’
Great, now he's hearing voices.
Source: Think Progress