Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher, the former conservative plumber's assistant who approached then-Senator Barack Obama about his tax cut plan during his 2008 presidential campaign and current poster boy for the Tea Party and conservative movements as well as the Republican Party, was a keynote speaker at a Cincinnati, Ohio Tea Party rally, in which over 10,000 angry white Republicans showed up at the event. (Interestingly enough, Fox News talker and talk radio show host Sean Hannity was supposed to show up at the same event but his appearance was scrapped over administrative fees; nonetheless, that's neither here nor there.)
Wurzelbacher, trying to appeal to the Tea Baggers' populist senses, flies into a nonsensical rant about homosexuality and abortion. According to Free Talk Live executive producer and co-owner and partner of CAI Credit Adjustments, Inc. (formerly Sakal/CAI) Jason Osborne, Wurzelbacher brings up the subject of illegal immigration. What does he propose the "people" should do about illegal immigration?
According to both Irish Central and the Times Reporter news sites, he exclaimed:
"Illegal immigration?" he said. "Put a fence up and start shooting [them]."
Sadly and disturbingly enough, the entire crowd stood up and gave him a standing ovation. How disgusting and twisted indeed!
Even more, The Times Reporter site, in reference to Wurzelbacher, also stated:
He drew an ovation with a talk emphasizing patriotism, taking responsibility and getting involved. "We need to get behind real Americans," he said, warning the crowd not to let "a bunch of liberal pansies" take away their rights.
I suppose Wurzelbacher was truly referring to "conservative rights"?
This is a reason why the Liberty movement as a whole needs to divorce itself and disassociate itself from the Tea Party movement as much as possible and as soon as possible. Racism, intolerance, and bigotry must be rejected and condemned across the board. But, more importantly, violence against independent migrants must be denounced at all costs.
This is sheer positive proof that the Tea Baggers, including their conservative ilk, are nothing short of racists and fascism across the board. Any conservative, right-libertarian, or Tea Bagger who condones the putrid vitriol and rhetoric coming from Wurzelbacher and the applause and praise from the right-wing crowd deserves to have his or her feet held to the fire, just for simply embracing and advocating that level of trash talk and violence.
Color me both blatantly sickened and confounded.
[H/T to Jason Osborne for mentioning this on last night's Free Talk Live and my show Liberty Cap Talk Live.]