As a long time political nerd, I’ve seen and heard a lot of things over the years. But I’m a little confused about why John McCain and Sarah Palin think we should be taking a political science primer from a plumber wanna-be. I have a political science degree, so I can probably exempt myself from “Joe the Plumber’s” tutorial, but the rest of you might be stuck!
Apparently, though, “Joe the Plumber” has convinced the McCain/Palin campaign that Barack Obama and Joe Biden are spooky, scary socialists! And just in time for Halloween!
Sarah Palin is doing her best mocking, frightening voice to talk with crowds about “spreading the wealth,” something she says with the same level of disgust one might use when talking about a poopy diaper.
Except she needs to be more careful about throwing those political stones. Sometimes they bounce back and hit you in the eye. I guess for her and John McCain, it’s OK if it’s their agenda.
So, “Jo” the working mom is here to set the record straight! No, I can’t snake your clogged drain or install a new spigot, but I do know a thing or two about socialism. And we are so far from it, there can only be one reason why Palin is tossing the word around so freely two weeks before the election — to instill more fear in us as voters.
The Obama as a terrorist claim didn’t work. The Obama as a maybe-Muslim, other-y sort of guy didn’t work. Hey, if the GOP invokes something that raises the specter of Karl Marx and the Soviet Union, then McCain can win a few more votes and get back to talking about his good old days and the Cold War!
The GOP will take votes any way it can get them, and if escalating fear among Americans is seen as a way to move people from the Democrats, I shudder to think what else they’ve got in that quiver.