He Won?!?

Yesterday was Super Tuesday and it turned out to be a good day for Mitt Romney — hey, a win is a win, right? So what if he’s not liked enough to be anything other than the default candidate?

One race that caught my attention had nothing to do with the Romney vs. Santorum vs. Paul vs. Newt battle. No, not just because I’m waiting for Newt’s head to explode because of the lack of attention he’s receiving big-arse whiny babies always throw tantrums when they’re ignored. The race that caught my eye was the contest for an Ohio congressional seat; ‘Joe the Plumber’, aka Samuel Wurzelbacher, ran and won the congressional primaries.

 

Huh?

WHAT?

The right to vote is crucial to a functioning democracy. That’s a given. In case you’re not aware, over the past two years the Republican party has introduced voter ID laws in many states that have restricted access for many citizens. While I fully acknowledge and enjoy the fact that one hallmark of democracy is that voters can choose whomever they wish to represent them, as an aside I’d like to know when there will be a sanity and rationale test.

Voting is often a popularity contest but it’s not funny because it has ramifications. Not just for those casting votes for a particular candidate but for those who will be forever impacted by the winner. In some cases it goes beyond picking a popular ‘mean girl’ for a leadership position (*side-eye to YOU, Sarah Palin…*); it can be borderline dangerous to place people in positions of responsibility when those people aren’t even intellectually curious enough to learn what they’re responsible for.

When did we get to the point that we started respecting stupid in this country? Picking someone who doesn’t have their best interests at heart is bad enough — choosing someone who doesn’t even know what an issue is needs to stop.  Running on a platform of disengagement and hate does not help this nation move forward.

Side note: I’ll never forgive Senator John McCain for unleashing the hounds of hell on the nation.

 


Comments

  1. It is amazing to me that the party of the rich is trying and in many cases succeeding to appeal to the blue collar conservative voters. I guess Bill Maher was right when he said the ONLY reason a “Joe the Plumber” type could POSSIBLY still be voting for Republicans (and by doing so, against himself) is because of implicit bias against President Obama.

    • I agree with you Maria about Joe the Plumber Maria. I didnt really think hate could have people cutting off their nose to spite their faces. This proves we have a bunch of idiotic numb nut racist who will try hard to do whatever it takes to get President Obama out.

  2. America has fallen and if we get one of those turd balls in office we will never rise again. As a black american, I worry for us. I dont trust ANY of them.

  3. Joe the Plumber does not have a Plumbing License. They don’t even require one in his state. Even though All 50 states in the U.S. require Hair Dressers to have a Barber’s License to cut hair but not all 50 states require plumbers to have a License. Doesn’t make to much sense huh? Ohio and Pennsylvania are among the few states that don’t require a Plumber to have a License to Practice Plumbing. Joe the Plumber says he is a Plumber but he don’t have a License. We keep ours is at the top of our Website. Joe’s is not to be found!! Who knows where his is! As far as we know he don’t know crap about Plumbing. Even if the though the state doesn’t require you to get one. You still have to get one from one of the towns or you can’t legally work in them. I think it is lazy on the States behalf to say well we are not gonna give them a License at the State Level and we will just give the Towns and Cities the power to License them and decide weather or not they should require a License or not. Sometimes the towns say ” well the state doesn’t require a License so why should we”? Next thing you know you got a bunch of people Practicing Plumbing on Commercial Jobs and in big building who don’t know what they are doing and are not qualified. I feel for the State in the future because they are gonna end up having some pretty bad issues before the law changes. Right now any of the towns can give out Plumbing License if they decide that they want to require that Plumbers be Licensed in their town and they can give the Exams and stuff like that. Basically if you know the right people I’m pretty sure it won’t be hard to get a License. Its very obvious that it is something that should be handled through the state. That way people don’t slip through the cracks everywhere.

    • Brooklyn Dame says:

      Interesting information! Too bad Joe the Plumber has already slipped through the political crack… *sigh*

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