Having lost their Idiot in Chief, GOP turns to Joe the Plumber for advice.

The Republicans are bringing in the big guns to help them plan out the way forward. What Democrat can hope to win the day against the brilliance of Joe:

Fresh off his stint as a war correspondent in Gaza, Joe the Plumber is now doing political strategy with Republicans.

When GOP congressional aides gather Tuesday morning for a meeting of the Conservative Working Group, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher – more commonly known as Joe the Plumber — will be their featured guest. This group is an organization of conservative Capitol Hill staffers who meet regularly to chart GOP strategy for the week.

Wurzelbacher, who became a household name during the presidential election, will be focusing his talk on the proposed stimulus package. He’s apparently not a fan of the economic rescue package, according to members of the group.

Of course he’s not. He tends not to be a fan of anything the Democrats come up with. He’s a blind party loyalist of the sort the GOP just can’t get enough off. He doesn’t waste time considering the merits, he just looks to see whether or not it’s a Republican proposal. If it is then it’s the greatest thing ever in the history of mankind and if it isn’t then it’s a sure sign of the pending apocalypse. How could they not love a guy who has swallowed the Kool-Aid so thoroughly?

6 thoughts on “Having lost their Idiot in Chief, GOP turns to Joe the Plumber for advice.

  1. Amazing. There are people in high places in the GOP who still think this poster child for anti-intellectualism is the oracle of their party’s vision. In doing so, they are keeping this non-player’s public persona on life-support.

    Instead, the GOP should be thinking about why they failed this time around and what they need to do in order to get back on top. Embracing a caricature like JTP will only keep them frozen in the moment of their failure of 2008. Ironically, JTP is an icon of what’s wrong with the GOP platform.

    What visionaries.

  2. And just what are his credentials to speak about economics?

    Funny, if democrats tried something like this (trotting out a clearly uninformed layman), they’d be excoriated for it.

    Damn hypocrites. But keep at guys n gals. I’d love to witness the destruction of the republican party while I’m alive.

  3. Funny, if democrats tried something like this (trotting out a clearly uninformed layman), they’d be excoriated for it.

    But if only if George F. Will explained to them what “excoriated” means. 

    Palin/Plumbah 2012? Obama probably salivates at the idea.

    Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, and Bill Maher are probably drooling buckets already.

  4. Well this is nothing new for Repubicans, this is what Republicans do. They pose as populists or as regular people, people who you “want to have a beer with,” people who supposedly understand the common working person. When, in reality, they are quite reactionary and their interests and loyalties are pro-rich, pro-big business. Forgive me for this rather crude and unfair comparison, but Joe the Plumber is sort of like a rabbi who endorses Hitler.

    Now they have Michael Steele as their chairman or whatever it is. I am tempted to say the same for his case.

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