I did it. I made it through the "debate" season without watching a minute of the three Obama-McCain contests. (Of course, I watched every second of Gov. Palin and the hairplugs & botox guy.) But I find out this morning that last night's "debate" revolved around Joe The Plumber, who is a neighbor of Bob The Builder of PBS fame. I feel a kinship with Joe, although he's a lad 20 years my junior. See, Joe lives very close to where I grew up. And he reminds me of working people I've known all my life who really want nothing more than for government to get out of their way and off their back. But lost in the hoopla today is the nugget of truth about his policies that Barack Obama inadvertently revealed last Sunday when he said:
"It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success, too. I think that when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
I've had people argue with me when I point out that Obama is a Marxist. One of the Dartlads argues that he's actually a Maoist and I take his point, but I'm talking about people who think he's just a "moderate" Democrat. Those people say that calling BXO a Socialist or Marxist is overblown. All I can say is, read what the man told our pal Joe. If that isn't clear to you than I suggest your schooling on economic theory is somewhat lacking.
Here's a picture of fabulously wealthy "Joe the Plumber" - Joe Wurzelbacher of Shrewsbury Street in Springfield Township, Ohio. Look at the guy, sitting in his gilded castle, lording it over the poor folks who just want a crumb from his table to survive. Why he has a cell phone AND a cordless land line phone, the greedy S.O.B.