Joe the Plumber Wants to Start Shooting Mexicans at the Border

Because what we need in this era of mass shootings and gun-toting nutbags is for some idiot running for Congress to encourage self-appointed border patrollers in Arizona to act like murderous assholes:

At two separate events in recent days, Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher has proposed to “put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting.” 

Wurzelbacher first made the remarks during a campaign rally for Arizona Republican state Rep. Lori Klein on Friday, according to video published by Prescott eNews.

“For years I’ve said, you know, put a damn fence on the border, going to Mexico and start shooting,” he insisted.

Wurzelbacher then repeated the remarks at a so-called “Patriot Rally” with Klein on Saturday.

“I’m running for Congress. How many congressmen or people running for Congress have you heard, put a fence up and start shooting? None? Well you heard it here first. Put troops on the border and start shooting, I bet that solves our immigration problem real quick.”

Klein refused to condemn Joe the Doucherocket’s call for border violence, but that’s not surprising coming from a woman who thinks that Hispanic students eschew education for thuggery, and who likes to point her pink gun at people’s chests.

[read full-post at ABLC]

61 replies
  1. 1
    Scott S. says:

    I am at least somewhat encouraged that “Joe the Plumber” will likely die broke, alone, and forgotten, likely frozen underneath an overpass in southern North Dakota.

  2. 2
    Todd says:

    I always used to ask the anti-Hispanic racist shitbags why they were so determined to give up effective use of the Rio Grande after over a century and a half by constructing an East Berlin-style border wall. They never had an answer for that.

  3. 3

    Sadly, this is called knowing your audience. Nobody there was going to censure not-Joe the not-Plumber for saying that because they think he’s right. Let me put a few coins down on not-Joe the not-Plumber as the first Republican candidate to use an N-bomb to describe the President.

  4. 4
    jayjaybear says:

    This is what happens when (g-)your party decides there are no lower limits on what they can say or do, as long as it gets the base fired up. The only ethical consideration in the Republican mind anymore is “Will it help me win?”

    It meshes quite nicely with their best buddies, the corporations, whose only ethical consideration is “Will it help me profit?”

  5. 5
    Face says:

    He’s “running” for Congress in the same vein that Rosanne Barr is “running” for President.

  6. 6
    yopd1 says:

    If only John McCain had been as wise as his daughter, it would have saved us from a lot of his idiocy.

    McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, called Wurzelbacher’s latest idea “ridiculous.” She had previously said that he was a “dumbass” who should “stick to plumbing.”

  7. 7
    scav says:

    There is also this pleasant little tidbit to savor: NotJoe just might get more media coverage today the Lady Formerly Known as Starbursts.

  8. 8
    Citizen_X says:

    Geez, even the East German border guards would, you know, wait and aim before they start shooting.

    OTOH, the Fence Off Arizona and Air-Drop Guns Plan is starting to appeal to me.

  9. 9
    Ed Drone says:

    The idiot doesn’t even know that the bulk of undocumented immigrants don’t come across the border under cover of darkness, or through smuggling, but simply by overstaying a visa of some kind.


  10. 10
    jayjaybear says:

    @Ed Drone: He’d quite likely be happy to ban all immigration, period. At least of brown people.

  11. 11
    flukebucket says:

    Kinda sorta off topic but maybe not too much, does it seem to anybody but me that the George Zimmerman case is awfully quite?

    Anytime I see something that makes me think of lunatics deputizing themselves I think of George.

  12. 12
    Cassidy says:

    As is usual when these assholes decide to put their big boy pants on, I say “man up”. I don’t see this shitstain hopping a plane to Afghanistan or any other hot spot. Fucking pansies. Always wantin’ someone else to do thier killing for them.

  13. 13
    Phoenix_rising says:

    @Ed Drone: Not the ones he’s worried about. Those undocumented immigrants are white or Asian, after all. His concern, shared by too many Arizonans, is that the Southwest is full of Messicans!

  14. 14
    Cassidy says:

    The idiot doesn’t even know…

    Easily could have stopped there. Not saying you weren’t making a good point, just that any topic and Joe the Chickenshit starts that way.

  15. 15
    Dork says:


    RIP Horshack from Welcome Back Kotter. Only 63!

  16. 16
    Hal says:

    “For years I’ve said, you know, put a damn fence on the border, going to Mexico and start shooting,” he insisted.

    Yes, I’m sure this is something this idiot has been saying for years and years. My gosh, it’s all he’s ever talked about. It’s not like he’s just cribbing off of old man McCain or anything. Next thing you know he’ll be saying “I’ve always thought of America as, you know, like hundreds of little pricks of light. It’s something I’ve been saying for years now.”

  17. 17

    I guess Mexico should send in a drone to take out Joe.

  18. 18
    Violet says:

    How’s Joe doing in polls for his race? Who’s he running against?

  19. 19
    Cassidy says:

    “For years I’ve said, you know, put a damn fence on the border, going to Mexico and start shooting I’ve stood in front of the bathroom mirror after a shower and practiced my karate in case I ever had to punch a hippie. And then I practice witty retorts. WOLVERINES!” he insisted

    This strikes me as more likely.

  20. 20
    scav says:

    @The Other Chuck: A Mexican drone to take out a drone droning on?

  21. 21
    yopd1 says:

    @Violet: He may be getting a FEC violation for buying a suit with campaign money.

  22. 22

    @Violet: I believe he’s running against Marcy Kaptur. In other words, she’s more or less unopposed.

  23. 23
    General Stuck says:

    Viva La Wingnut!!

    I say we will reach Peak Wingnut, at such time, it becomes unnecessary for democrats to say a word and just let the wingers campaign for them simply by voicing their thoughts.

  24. 24
    Violet says:

    @yopd1: @The Other Chuck: Thanks. I haven’t followed that race at all. Did he win the Republican primary via teabaggers?

  25. 25
    Linda Featheringill says:

    As a resident of Ohio, do I owe the world an apology for Wurzelbacher?

    Also, how is Baja Arizona coming along?

  26. 26
    jibeaux says:

    Well, if I’m an illegal Mexican immigrant I think I’m just going to wait until sufficient Chuck Norris wannabes on top of the wall faint in the 106 degree heat, then I’ll make a big racist shitpile of them and climb over the damn wall. Taking their guns.

  27. 27
    Villago Delenda Est says:


    Right on.

    It’s amazing, simply amazing, what utter cowards these maggots are.

    So very eager to resort to violence to solve things just so long as someone else is doing it. Not their precious candyasses.

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    Citizen_X says:

    @General Stuck: Reaching that point, innit?

  29. 29
    pseudonymous in nc says:

    NotJoe hasn’t actually been to the southern border, has he?

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    jl says:

    The GOP is disintegrating into the raving loony party at such a fast clip, that his clown Wurzelbacher and Bristol Palin will be the ticket in 2016.

    Bristol Palin probably still won’t be old enough. And they will need some star power to send tingles up the legs of various repressed fatheads. So, maybe Victoria Jackson, raving about Muslins.

  31. 31
    NonyNony says:


    He’s running in one of the jerrymandered “safe Democrat” districts that the Ohio Republicans carved up where they lumped as many Democrats into one district as they could so they wouldn’t have to have as many competative races.

    Here’s the map. It stretches from Toledo down to western Cleveland specifically to absorb as many Democratic votes as possible. It forced Kaptur and Kucinich into a primary against each other.

  32. 32
    General Stuck says:

    Obama, on the second of a three-day Iowa bus tour, noted that Romney once dismissed wind power by saying “you can’t drive a car with a windmill on it.”

    “I don’t know if he’s actually tried that. I know he’s had other things on his car,” Obama joked, referring to the often-repeated tale of a Romney family road trip with their dog, Seamus, in a carrier strapped to the roof of the car.


  33. 33
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    John McCain’s hero! John McCain’s role model.

    If that wasn’t enough, McCain introduced Wurzelbacher as “an American hero, a great citizen of Ohio and my role model.”

  34. 34
    Linda Featheringill says:

    @NonyNony: #31

    It [the district] stretches from Toledo down to western Cleveland specifically to absorb as many Democratic votes as possible.

    Holy cow! That means that Joe is in my district!

    I’m sorry world. I’m sorry world.

  35. 35
    p.a. says:

    Off topic…Has MattY. been spanked? He hasn’t posted since yesterday’s apology about running with the Ryan-insider-trading story.

  36. 36
    hep kitty says:

    OT, but here’s some Romney camp pearl-clutching (what else is new)

  37. 37
    Calouste says:


    I don’t know anything about notJoe’s race, but I estimate he is polling at 27%. Just a hunch.

  38. 38
    Kay says:

    It’s so ridiculous. Why is he even out there? He’s supposed to be running in Ohio.

    Barack Obama is the best thing that ever happened to this fake-plumber. Now he’s a fake-candidate.

  39. 39
    jl says:

    What a tangled web you weave, when you practice to deceive bald face lie out of every orifice, every minute of every day.

    Romney Surrogate Complicates Campaign’s Medicare Messaging
    Pema Levy August 14, 2012

    The Romney campaign is still working out the kinks in its messaging on Medicare in the days since Rep. Paul Ryan joined the Republican ticket.

    The Romney campaign is charging that President Obama has cut $700 billion from Medicare. It has been less vocal about the fact that the Ryan plan, too, takes $700 billion from Medicare.

    But one Romney surrogate admitted Tuesday morning that Ryan’s plan does make those same cuts.


  40. 40
    Violet says:

    @NonyNony: Thanks. I do remember hearing about the Kaptur/Kucinich primary. Had forgotten about it by now, though.

    @Calouste: Ha! Can’t wait to see what his actual results are.

  41. 41
    dmsilev says:

    @hep kitty: I see that the GOP commissars didn’t succeed in getting Romney’s spokesbot fired after her public display of thoughtcrime a week or so ago.

    And indeed the Romney campaign clutches so many pearls it makes me want to invest in oyster futures.

  42. 42
    General Stuck says:

    @hep kitty:

    These jackholes are precious, ain’t they? After spending the past few days screaming the N-CLANG is stealing Grannies medicare.

    Fuckem if they can’t take a joke, Fuckem if they can.

  43. 43

    Unrelated but do you think the idiots who would vote for this guy will get confused when they show up on election day and the ballot doesn’t have a “Joe The Plumber” anywhere?

  44. 44
    scav says:

    @jl: “But we hired him for his dreamy eyes, ripped bod and fundraising ability? What do you mean he has baggage?”

  45. 45
    jl says:

    @hep kitty:

    I look forward to Biden’s ‘apology’. I expect it to be real hoot of apology, and I will be very disappointed if it isn’t.

    Edit: BTW, I have been hearing radio news reports that judges are throwing out credit card bankruptcy cases because the credit card companies, many of which are run by banks, cannot show documentation of their claims. This morning, heard a report that one judge said 90 percent of credit card claims he saw in his court were incorrect or not properly documented.

    so, yeah, I think ‘unchaining’ those crooks and letting them write their own rules would be putting people in chains.

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  47. 47
    PeakVT says:

    How about Wizzlebacker do something useful and take on the narcos. That’s an obvious win-win…. from my point of view.

  48. 48
    hep kitty says:

    @jl: Yep, didn’t think about that, but oughta be good! Awww, I hope he will be gentle. Their tender little feelings are so easily bruised.

  49. 49
    hep kitty says:

    It’s funny b/c repubs don’t know what to do with Biden, he just comes off as the most working-class type of the whole bunch. I’d definitely like to have a beer with that man.

  50. 50
    hep kitty says:

    As for Joe NotPlumber, it would bother me more if he had a snowball’s chance in hell of winning.

  51. 51
    Quicksand says:

    Is it possible he actually said this:

    “For years I’ve said, you know, put a damn fence on the border, GO INTO Mexico and start shooting.”

    It makes more grammatical sense, and it’s considerably more appalling.

    But I think I’m right.

  52. 52
    LanceThruster says:

    I thought Joe the NotPlumber wanted to start a mega-plumbing business earning high six-digits that would be retroactively overtaxed.

    Where’s the shooting ‘cans come into play (Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Africans?)?

    Are they competing with him for non-licensed plumbing contracting?

    Will he start shooting them at the Home Depot parking lot if he misses them at the border?

  53. 53
    FormerSwingVoter says:

    I don’t get it. Why is condoning violence so important to so many conservatives?

  54. 54
    lamh35 says:

    @jl: loved Stephanie Cutter answer to Romney campaigns attempts at getting apology:

    Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for the Obama campaign, pushed back on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon. “I appreciate the faux outrage of the Romney campaign,” Cutter said.


  55. 55
    PurpleGirl says:

    @General Stuck: Thanks General. I’m still laughing. It’s a great remark.

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  57. 57

    @hep kitty: The funny thing about that is that Biden doesn’t drink.

  58. 58

    @Quicksand: Naw, it’s the “start shooting” that’s important to these people. Doesn’t really much matter who they shoot at.

  59. 59
    Ruckus says:

    It’s only 106? Pretty cool there for this time of year isn’t it?
    Can you imagine the greasy shitstain that would be? A superfund site if there ever was one.

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    West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.) says:

    I find myself having a certain conversation with a lot of people around my age group (50). A lot of us feel we were served a shitburger after having ordered (and paid for) a chicken sandwich. When did people like Joe W. become even semi-credible as a candidate? Undoubtedly, he will receive some votes (27%?).

    No flying cars; people, in fact, are not judged by the content of the character but by their bling; and no-talent people become well-paid celebs.

    Oh, shit, tell me I’m not entering that “back in my day…” stage of life! How long till I start yelling for people to get off my lawn?

  61. 61
    V says:

    We don’t want a party like Joe the Plumber and Arpaio, etc, leading this nation…they are hateful.

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