THEY SURE KNOW HOW TO TITLE A VIDEO  1:10 pm March 8, 2012

Joe The Plumber/Future Congressman Whining About ‘Gotcha’ Questions Already

by Kaia Mursi

Back before Joe the Plumber fell into an Internet spidy-hole and was still actually getting interviewed (granted, only by things called “Christianity Today”), America’s sweetheart let slip with some—how to put this delicately—fucking nuts comments about the “queers” and how he would never let them near his children. Ha, so heartland, right? Well, Joe recently took the opportunity to let everyone know he’s more rancid than ever! (If you were concerned.)

Only now, as an Official Politician, Joe wields the awesome power to call bullshit on the CNN ladies for their “gotcha” questions:

SAMBOLIN: No, I’m just questioning whether or not you still stand on these positions on homosexuality.

WURZELBACHER: I’m trying to get where you’re coming from, what context are you using this in? Come on, you’re trying to do a ‘gotcha’ moment, it’s quite obvious.

Never pegged this guy for a quick study but excellent (taxable) work, Joe! As for the rest of you, please remember time is running out to find a suicide pact “buddy” before Congressman-elect Wurzelbacher’s tacky victory party this November. [Think Progress]

 

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Barb March 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

It's not a "gotcha question" just because it "gotcha"

SorosBot March 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

A "gocha" question is apparently any one a wingnut doesn't have a prepared answer for.

Geminisunmars March 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Or requires the ability to think of an answer.

Nothingisamiss March 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm

If I ever went to a Sarah Palin rally (I won't) I'd wear this on a t-shirt.

Chillatte March 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

If Joe was a real plumber, he would know how to handle this shit…

elviouslyqueer March 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Insufferable homophobic douchebag is insufferable.

orygoon March 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Difficult to masturbate to, also.

FNMA March 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

To be fair, "You want fries with that?" is a gotcha question to Joe.

Designer_Rants March 8, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Sounds a little too French to me.

DerrickWildcat March 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

He should be banned.

JustPixelz March 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Let's check Mistress Rebecca's STRICT rules:
1. slur on children? guess not
2. physical threats? my head hurts with his stupid. (oops I just broke rule #1)
3. totally libelous? accusing a non-Fox journalist of "gotcha" is legally required
4. disgusting pig? DING DING DING He wins. Um loses. Um … he's outta here!

Rarian Rakista March 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm

He should be shot out of a cannon into a black hole filed with pig shit while the Star Spangled Banner plays.

vtxmcrider March 8, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Great image but, because of the homophobic stance, the black hole should be filled with santorum.

ttommyunger March 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Joe the Moran to his handlers after this segment: "I didn't know there would be so many…..words, involved."

Blueb4sunrise March 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

That scamp.

nounverb911 March 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Joe, are you licensed to plumb?

HogeyeGrex March 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

All of them, Katie?

SkinnyNerd March 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I cannot believe Kucinich's seat may possibly go to this guy.*

*I doubt it will, but if it does, that would seriously suck.

BaldarTFlagass March 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Running for Congress seems to be the new American Idol for these Tea-turds.

Dashboard Buddha March 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Next thing you know, William Hung will be running for congress.

Fare la Volpe March 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm

"She bang she bang" means something completely different to congresscritters.

Lascauxcaveman March 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Def an upgrade over Not-Joe-the-not-quite-plumber.

Dashboard Buddha March 8, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Seriously…we should be calling him Joe the Plumbers Helper…or for the sake of brevity, Joe the Plunger.

Chillatte March 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm

The Biggest Loser.

SexySmurf March 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Total gotcha question. How is Not Joe the Not Plumber supposed to know what he believes?

40 or 50 % McShineys March 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm

He should check with the Koch that supports him (this is also called pegging?)

Callyson March 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm

"Honky"? Does anyone still use that term? Unironically, I mean?

Sharkey March 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

When people honk at me I do.

anniegetyerfun March 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I use it ALL THE TIME. That, and "cracker".

prommie March 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm

He has to be the biggest turd ever passed; he must weigh a thousand Courics, at least.

memzilla March 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm

"…you’re trying to do a ‘gotcha’ moment, it’s quite obvious."

Can you imagine what any good teacher's reaction would be, if one of her students said this as she was passing out the pop quiz?

SorosBot March 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm

"Joe" is auditioning for a role in Kirk Cameron's next movie.

nounverb911 March 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Has anyone told "Joe" about the requirement for all congresscritters to be able to read?

anniegetyerfun March 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I believe someone did send him a memo about that.

MissNancyPriss March 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Sadly, there is no such requirement.

Callyson March 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I love that this reporter did not let Plumber Joe weasel out of answering the question, but kept pressing him to explain his dumbass comments.
She is so fired.

Fare la Volpe March 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

"We can't have any of this 'journalism' nonsense; we're CNN."

SorosBot March 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

First Soledad O'Brien called a Breitbart douche on being completely wrong, now this – has something gotten in the water at CNN to make their reporters start actually doing their jobs?

SoBeach March 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm

God I hope so. I stopped watching cable news years ago when it finally dawned on me that it was all just bad theater where "interviews" were just a way to allow people to rattle off their prepared talking points.

anniegetyerfun March 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Did she quickly follow-up by reading what people were saying on Twitter about Peyton Manning? Because that's where the real stories are.

Hera Sent Me March 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Why would any Homo Sapiens, gay or otherwise, want to come near a Neanderthal and/or his offspring?

That's so 40,000 years ago.

MaxNeanderthal March 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Neanderthal libel – no, really. Bigger brains than h. sapiens, check, less warlike, check. Less inclined to eat their own environment, check. What's not to like?

SorosBot March 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

And I'm part neanderthal! No really – according to genetic studies red hair like mine is evidence of partial neanderthal ancestry.

LagunaB March 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Have you noticed how many young kids these days have red hair? And I thought it was pre-natal vitamins. Maybe Neandrathals are making a comeback? Repubs don't have a big enough brain nor sufficient memory to be called Neandrathals.

Hera Sent Me March 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

So you're asserting that Neanderthals were better people than Not Joe The Non Plumber?

I agree. No Neanderthal ever made me want to puke.

Nothingisamiss March 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Well…there was that one Neanderthal that one time, but we were both drunk, really……

north_of_moscow March 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Joe, it's not the question that makes you look like a dipshit. It's the answer.

ManchuCandidate March 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Oh Joe, it hasn't even started yet. The Press is still in the "Let's pour some Drano down the pipe" stage of questioning. Wait till it gets to "it's time to unleash the snake" stage before crying about how mean and cruel the questions are.

MaxNeanderthal March 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Wait even more for that "KY'ed hamster" moment…

Jukesgrrl March 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm

No, they save that for people who DON'T deserve it.

GOPCrusher March 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I hope they hold Joe The Plumber down real good before they snake out his pipes.

Dashboard Buddha March 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Homosexuality…Joe the Plumber…and pegged all in the same day.

I need a nap.

Chillatte March 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm

There is no such thing as saying "Fuck you, John McCain" too many times….

MegPasadena March 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm

But does that imply actually fucking him.

bumfug March 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Talking about Joe's beliefs is automatically a "gotcha" moment.

GOPCrusher March 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Asking Joe about his stance on homosexuality="gotcha" question
Joe screaming that all queers must hang=First Amendment Rights

Terry March 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

ANY question is a gotcha for this guy. Remember that he got his name and occupation wrong .

metamarcisf March 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Where's the plumbing certificate?

Oblios_Cap March 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

And the race to the bottom continues apace.

At least we're Exceptional at something, even if it is electing the stupidest jackasses to run our country.

SmutBoffin March 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Well, Joe the Person-Who-Might-Know-Something-About-Plumbing-Maybe did try to stay on message with the "jawbs" line. This is a refreshing change from the Santorum-types who, when asked about the economy, will respond with "TEH GAYEZ R COMING FOR YR KIDS".

Joe is still a big jerk, though. (Can I say that?)

Sharkey March 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Whoa whoa whoa, are you trying to get us shut down?

SayItWithWookies March 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Who could've foretold that a spokesperson for digital-to-analog converters who didn't even know he doesn't own his own plumbing company would be incapable of answering simple questions about his own opinions?

annettaj March 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Uh, yeah–telling Joe that the disrict he comes from had been annexed to Canada didn't work out for us. We've still got to claim this leftover McCain/Palin 2008 campaign bumpersticker idiot as an Ohioan.

BigDumbRedDog March 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I want you guys to know that you all give really crappy homemaking advice. Can someone at least tell me the best way to get semen and tear stains out of silk? Thanx!

ThundercatHo March 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Liquid Joe the Plumber. Works on Santorum stains too.

Geminisunmars March 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Using tears always worked for me to get the semen out of silk. You must be doing it wrong.

MissNancyPriss March 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm

No don't even joke about it, BDRD, I enjoy your comments too much.

ElPinche March 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

What a nincompoop.

HobbesEvilTwin March 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

one more reason to bomb, bomb walnuts.

MosesInvests March 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

In the strictly metaphorical sense, obvs.

HobbesEvilTwin March 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

No, for realz. I'll take my chances with the new rules. Wishing bombing on a man who has used his position as a senator to encourage the bombing of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and god knows how many other places populated with teh brownz ought to be covered by some loophole or other.

iburl March 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm

not to mention foisting Joe the Dumber and Sara Failin on us all.

Steverino247 March 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Rancid! Hey, there's an R word we can abuse!

Mumbletypeg March 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

comments about the “queers” and how he would never let them near his children.

In his defense - - Joe probably had one Twinkie® too many for breakfast that morning.

vtxmcrider March 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm

And then he was pissed off when the Twinkie's boyfriend came home from work.

Goonemeritus March 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

The gotcha question defense saved no one at the Nuremburg trials. But than members of the tribunal probably on the whole were more elitist than Republicans what with their book learning and such.

MaxNeanderthal March 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Of course, like the defendants there, a quick appointment with Mr A Pierrepoint would only improve Joey's discourse.. (have I slipped that reference by the editrix….?)

PubOption March 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Probably. I think that only Brits of a certain age (such as me) will get that reference.

Goonemeritus March 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I don’t think any of the customers of the Pierrepoint family had any reason to complain of the level of service rendered. A strong dare I say very British devotion to the family guild is always admirable.

MaxNeanderthal March 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm

To use some 18th century London slang, a "heartychoke and caper sauce" whilst dancing "the hempen two-step" beneath "the deadly nevergreen" has a tendency to combine the maximum of deterrence with the minimum of recidivism (on an individual level that is)…

SiameseCatLady March 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Super Tuesday night coverage on MSNBC included Steve Schmidt who was one of McCain's campaign managers. He was asked how Joe the PLumber impacted the campaign. He said that about 2 weeks before the election he, McCain & Lindsay Graham were on the campaign bus (I forget where) and Joe came onto the bus WITH HIS OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHER!

What else is there to say?

JackDempsey1 March 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

As a cable news watcher, you have missed Important Rule #1:
There is always something else to say.

For example,
Does Joe's biographer have secret service protection yet, and is how does he treat said protection/man-servant?

Fare la Volpe March 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, self-promoting douchecanoes gotta self-promote.

Maman March 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm

How was Joe supposed to know that people would look at things he has said in the past? What are you people? Mind readers?

teebob2000 March 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm

"So are you still an asshat?"

widestanceromance March 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Remember, he has gay friends, but, of course, would never let them near his kids.

Whothephuck would have friends they would never let near their kids? That gap in child care skills alone, homophobia aside, should disqualify him from serving public office. You know, unless the toilets backed up. And he was a real plumber.

A homophobe can scoop sewage as good as anyone.

anniegetyerfun March 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I don't have any kids, but I if I ever do, I have several friends who will be more than delighted to avoid any and all offspring. They aren't gay, though, just hateful.

Wilcoxyz March 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Apparently this douche is unaware that successfully handling a "tough" question is what makes someone seem qualified for public office. Or is that really idealistic and old-fashion-y of me.

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

So, given normal Conservative proclivities, how long until Joe is found in a rest stop bathroom at a glory hole?

anniegetyerfun March 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Should have been yesterday, but everyone was busy fapping to the footage of Obama's All Black All Man Huggathon.

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

You know who else the Press tried to get to answer a "Gotcha" question?

anniegetyerfun March 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm

All of them, Katie?

GOPCrusher March 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

John Gotti?

bikerlaureate March 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Elian Gonzalez ?

BigDumbRedDog March 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

If anyone in the Seattle area needs a suicide buddy I have a case of beer, a bottle of Advil and some cough syrup with codeine. I am also close to an emergency room for when we chicken out and decide it was all just a cry for help.

anniegetyerfun March 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Oh, this is going to be so much fun! I have a bottle of champagne and some party hats, let's make a night of it!

BigDumbRedDog March 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Woo hoo! Suicide party! We can give each other CPR.

Fare la Volpe March 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

White guys can never work a chrome dome.

GOPCrusher March 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Worked for Telly Savalas.

Wilcoxyz March 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Another toughy, Joe. Do you plan on buying a suit before going to Washington?

Pop_Socket March 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm

He really truly is the male Sarah Palin.

rickmaci March 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

This guy is so homophobic he can't say the word homosexual. Catch him at about 1:39. He ends up using a santorumish slur pronunciation. Must be terrified that if he even says the word he will catch the gays.

owhatever March 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm

From now on, the only question he will answer is, "Are you aware that everyone in America believes you are wonderful, Joe the Plumber?"

He has been coached for two weeks to answer, "Yes, and I wonderful them right back."

kissawookiee March 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Harrumph. Why, in my day, any dictionary you cared to consult defined "darky" as "domestic assistance specialist" and "whore" as "person containing the XX doublet," so I insist upon a complete explanation of the context in which you are operating before I decide whether to proceed apace with this impertinent line of questioning.

prommie March 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

As far as the suicide pact, I have this idea, it involves a modification of the idea of "death by unga bunga" . . .

Wonderthing March 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Joe: Just fucking elect me! Where's my desk? Where's my paycheck? Where's my sex?

SolitaireRose March 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Other ":Gotcha" questions: Is your name really Joe? What is your current job? Are you bald or do you shave your head that way? What do you think of the new "My Little Ponies" cartoon? Do you support literacy and sufferage? And what about…Naomi?

DonnyKerabotsos March 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Someone should tell CNN that they'd have a far more interesting and informative segment if they'd question someone who actually went to the polls to vote for this alleged plumber.

Jus_Wonderin March 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

"Joe, are you a pitcher or a catcher?"

real_dc_native March 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Joe, you broke my heart. Giving up an honest business to go on the Government dole. Aren't there any genuine small business people left in the GOP?

HelmutNewton March 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

"Joe The Dumber" lives up (down?) to his moniker again…

Jukesgrrl March 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm

In Joe's defense, he probably gets the words "homosexual" and "homosapien" mixed up, and he can't remember which one he is.

mavenmaven March 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

"I have spoke to" He's a smart Republican, knows his dictionary and grammar.

DaRooster March 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Palin/Plumber 2012 !!

chascates March 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

When program host Zoraida Sambolin asked him why he was qualified to serve in Congress, Wurzelbacher seemed to get agitated, saying he was “very much involved in the process of what’s going on.”

I think Meghan McCain is more involved in the process of what's going on. Which isn't a hell of a lot.

owhatever March 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm

You are my new best friend, and I'll bring one bottle of Jack Daniels and several of Ambien.

comrad_darkness March 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I was curious if he actually figured out how to compute taxable income on a small business yet. Or did the cognitive dissonance scare him out of losing his Pure Victim Badge, possibly in the future, if he ever got off his ass and bought a business in a field he didn't have a license in anyway, and stuff.

proudgrampa March 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Goodness. We really ARE scraping bottom now, aren't we???

Gotcha question: 'What is your name, Joe?"

slowhansolo March 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

While it's nice to see one of McCain's creations try to do something allegedly productive, it's too bad it turned out to be the dumber of the two.

WiscDad March 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I thought they may have asked him how he felt about winning the primary

Mr Pre-Press March 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Joe doesn't know an elbow from a nipple. #fail

Beetagger March 8, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I think I misunderstood the question… does Joe like getting pegged?

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