Get this: Phil Christofanelli, Joe’s campaign manager, suggested yesterday to the inquiring press that if only the black slaves on the plantations had had guns… [the idiocy is squared]
Joe the Plumber links Holocaust to gun control. Yes, you read that correctly! Samuel Wurtzelbacker, aka Joe the Plumber, released a video of himself shooting apples with a shotgun and linked gun control to the success of the Nazis in the Holocaust. Yes, I know, but that’s what he said. Last week he pimped the Bible to Catholics; this week the Holocaust to the Jews. The ever-pimping, albeit ignorant Joe the Plumber digs a deeper hole day by day.
CBS News quoted Wurtzelbacker,
“In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated.”
“I love America,” a smiling Wurzelbacher concludes.
Does the word pathetic even come close?
Not only does the video scream idiocy, but his defense of what he said may suggest a much-needed lobotomy: “If people are looking to be offended by this video, they are probably serving a political agenda. Unfortunately there are a lot of whiners out there.”
He’s a candidate on the GOP ticket for a seat in Congress. Too bad that there aren’t entrance exams for that position- perhaps in World History. His campaign spokesman , Phil Christofanelli, said “there’s nothing offensive” about the video and discussed how gun control may have led to slavery in the United States too. Christofanelli said [hold onto your chair] “Joe is a student of history.”
Two years ago the GOP candidate for Ohio’s 9th district was photographed playing dress-up as a Nazi SS officer. He admired the German SS, he said. He was summarily defeated for that congressional seat.
Nazi fantasies apparently are alive and well here in northwest Ohio. I wonder how common this idiocy is in backwoods Alabama? Or is it pervasive all across the land? The TEA Party: defining imbecility, one person at a time.