Even though the "Astro-Turf" corporate front group, Americans for Prosperity, would like you to believe that he is the average American, I hope to god that most of you aren't even remotely that stupid. When I think of Joe The so-called Plumber, I think of him as a prime candidate for Presidency in the fictional future as told in the movie Idiocracy. A world 500 years in the future that is so dumbed down that they don't even know how to farm anymore, a world that needs a "plumber" like Joe.
Our future President, the guy driving, according to Idiocracy, Joe fits right in.
Think Progress has this to say on the matter:
Remember that Joe never had a plumbing license, and many of the people in that profession are members of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA). UA political and legislative director Rick Terven responded to the latest news, saying, “Real plumbers want and need the Employee Free Choice Act as a way to empower themselves to join a union, without fear of intimidation or losing their jobs. Joe the Plumber doesn’t speak for real plumbers.”Yes, Joe has been hired to talk about The Employee Free Choice Act in the state of Pensylvania, all I can say is What The F@ck??!!
YouTube Video Page:
March 31, 2009, Harrisburg, PA. Just before this video starts, out of microphone range, Joe admits that he has not read the Employee Free Choice Act legislation. Still, he came to Pennsylvania to tell workers that they do not need the protections of the bill.
Fuck you Joe, get a real job!
Big thanks to people over at Keystone Progress for asking the right questions