Joe the Plumber Doesn’t Understand Why We Don’t Just Shoot the Mexicans

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Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, or "Joe the Plumber", looks at a building hit by a rocket launched by Gaza Strip militants in the coastal Israeli city of Ashkelon on January 12, 2009. Joe the Plumber”, is morphing into "Joe the War Correspondent". He traveled to Israel to report for US conservative website pjtv.com, giving the perspective of ordinary Israelis on the conflict in Gaza. Photo: DAVID BUIMOVITCH/AFP/Getty

America seems a long way away from immigration reform, but Joe the Plumber, a random dude who crossed paths with Barack Obama one fateful day in October of 2008 and is now trolling his way through a congressional campaign in Ohio, suggests a simple, immediate fix: "Put troops on the border and start shooting, I bet that solves our immigration problem real quick." There's no downside!