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.
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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 nodownside!
This could be a big deal, opening the door to meaningful reform
Manchin on the filibuster to @MeetThePress: “If you want to make it a little bit more painful, make him stand there and talk, I’m willing to look at any way we can. But I’m not willing to take away the involvement of the minority.”