“Start Shooting”

Someone should inform Joe the Not-Really-A-Plumber that there already is a fence along the southern border but, for obvious reasons, we don't shoot people on the other side of it.

Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher is not politically correct and he’s proud of it. And to prove it, the Ohio Republican congressional candidate told a crowd of about 125 supporters in Arizona that the government should “put a damn fence on the border going with Mexico and start shooting.” [...]

Wurzelbacher’s remarks came during a Friday fundraising dinner for Arizona State Sen. Lori Klein. Last year Klein, an adamant gun rights activist, was criticized by gun control advocates after she pointed her raspberry-pink handgun at a reporter’s chest during an interview to show him the laser sighting.

Unfortunately, the shooting has already started in parts of Arizona, and Joe the Not-At-All-A-Plumber doesn't need to encourage more of it.

Shawna Forde, the founder of the Minutemen, was sentenced to death last year for killing a 9 year old girl and her father with the intent of robbing them. Earlier this year, neo-nazi Sheriff candidate J.T. Ready killed his family and himself after writing a Facebook post blaming his murder-suicide on immigrants. And there's the infamous Joe Arpaio who has had numerous people die while in his custody, some of whom were citizens or veterans that, not-coincidentally, have brown skin.

I hate to remind you, but Joe the Unlicensed-Plumber was a centerpiece of the Republican 2008 campaign.

  • D_C_Wilson

    If you’re old enough to remember when we criticized the Eastern Bloc for shooting people as they tried to climb over the Berlin Wall, raise you hand.

  • Todd Cline

    So Sam the Not-Really-a-Plumber wants to start a war with Mexico? Shooting someone in another country is usually considered an act of war.

    • bphoon

      Yes, generally speaking, firing into another sovereign nation’s territory is considered an act of war. Perhaps, Not-Joe Not-the-Plumber thinks that with our engagement in Iraq over we don’t have enough wars to keep the military busy…

      Or, maybe he’s just too stupid to understand that whole act-of-war thing. I’m voting for that.

      He’s the male Sarah Palin.

      Dumb ass…

  • http://twitter.com/Satur9 SaturNine

    (BTW Bob, it’s Not-Joe the Not-Plumber. Dude’s named Samuel.)