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Sunday, September 25, 2016

TODAY IN STUPID: Joe The Plumber Claims That Gun Control Caused The Holocaust

Samuel Wurzelbacher, the Ohio congressional candidate better known as “Joe The Plumber,” has released a stunning new campaign ad which claims that gun control caused both the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide.

“In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917 one-point-five million Armenians, unable to defend themselves were exterminated,” Wurzelbacher says over video of him shooting tomatoes with a shotgun. “In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated.”

The outrageous video caused an immediate uproar, forcing Wurzelbacher to defend himself to Politico.

“I’m just stating the fact that history is very important — people need to understand what happened,” Wurzelbacher said without a hint of irony. Later in the interview, he added “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.”

Wurzelbacher’s spokesman, Phil Christofanelli, also defended the ad to The New York Observer’s Hunter Walker, suggesting that gun control may have been responsible for slavery in America as well.

Unamused by Wurzelbacher’s antics, the National Jewish Democratic Council released the following statement:

Using the memories of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust to make a political point is never appropriate, under any circumstances. For Ohio Republican House candidate Samuel Wurzelbacher to imply that these innocent lives were taken because of gun control laws is simply beyond the pale. Wurzelbacher—who is just the latest in a long line of Republicans who seem to think it is acceptable to use the Holocaust for political gain—must apologize and remove this offensive video immediately.

Wurzelbacher is considered a heavy underdog in his race against incumbent Democrat Marcy Kaptur, whose campaigns seem to attract Holocaust-related controversy. Her previous opponent, Richard Iott, was criticized throughout the campaign for dressing up as a Nazi in what he called “a father-son bonding thing.”

  • You’ve got to love this guy. With his astounding grasp of reality and history…not to mention his history of not being a plumber or small business owner. Having said that, I would not be surprised if the brain dead voters put him into office.

  • holyreality

    Dictators love gun control, nothing wrong with that.

    Joe may want to read up on the revolt in the ghetto where Jews did have arms, rebelled, and were quashed the way a trained group does to a gathering of hack freedom fighters who do not know how to kill as a team.

    This highlights a big NRA myth. That people armed with the “teeth of democracy” could possibly defend the homeland from an invading force.

    One special forces operative could take out a whole town of bubbas carrying their deer rifles.

    • DurdyDawg

      Makes too much sense not to be true there holy.

  • We have two things to thank John McCain for from 2008. Joe the Plumber and The-Former-Governor-Of-Alaska-Who-Quit-Before-Her-Term-Expired-To-Make-Money-Off-Roger-Ailes.

    Thanks, John.

  • Wow, that is what I call stretching history – what a jerk. I am surprised he didn’t add the American Indians into the mix.

    • LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • DurdyDawg

      Wow! We took their weapons from them and look what resulted. Of course, even when they had guns, outnumbering then at least five to one didn’t hurt .

  • Wow, this guy is stupid. Someone help him with his logic. How about this Joe, once it rained in Germany and then the next thing you know is we had World War II

  • What to expect? He is a Republican mouth piece… He sounds just as pausible as Romney himself!

  • Texanna33

    Between Joe “the dummy”, oops, I mean “the plumber”, and idiot narcissist Palin, it is down right unbelievable what some of the American people will listen to.

    I can not believe that these two accidents of the McCain campaign have been able to make careers out of thier 5 minutes in the lime light just by being ignorant but loud. What a couple of dopes who don’t know a thing about history or politics, but they are idiot savants at self promotion.

    I guess the truly mindless wonders are the people who listen to them.

  • Zimmerman killed an innocent teenager after the police told him to stop stalking the victim; FoxNews backed him on the air; he fundraised money and used it to pay off his family credit card debt. He and his wife laundered money around to deceive donors, the court and government. When will the extreme rightwing donors begin to understand that FOXNEWS is not always right when it takes side against minorities. Zimmerman got money from ordinary people like you and used it to pay off his family credit card debts? Really! Who will pay your own credit card debts? FoxNews guess what!!!!!!!!! Answer these questions for Zimmerman.

    • What you must realize is that a lot of people who watch FAUX News feel the same way the FAUX News jerks do. They don’t date any let facts get in the way of their hatred and bigotry. That’s what you have to realize. FAUX News knows exactly what they are doing – pandering to the bigots of America.

    • ARepublicanNorthlandGrad

      What the hell does your rant have to do with the subject of this story?

  • howa4x

    The 15 minutes of fame that Joe the plumber got really went to his head. Too bad he did’t state those veiws in front of McCain and the cameras. Now that would have been a gem

  • “Dressing up like a Nazi”…

    Somehow that just doesn’t seem to be all that shocking from Conservatives.

  • gargray

    I think they better take the shotgun away from him before he hurts himself. You can’t fix stuped, and more entering the stupid state every day.

  • I support Ohio Republican House candidate Samuel Wurzelbacher on his view on gun control wholeheartedly. My family lived in Belarus at the time of German invasion and Holocaust. The only ones who survived from my family where young people, who by different means acquired guns, and because of it were accepted to local militia (partisans)

  • He (Samuel Wurzelbacher ) is also absolutely right when he talked about 1,5 millions Armenians had their throats cut by Turks in one night only ! I have traveled throughout Armenia, and I was horrified that it was done in 20th century. Would Armenians had guns, it would not ne so easy to do.

    • Uh. Don’t think so. Perhaps a quick reading of Wikipedia will help with your facts Eugenia.

  • Justin Napolitano

    Why does anyone care what this ridiculously ignorant person thinks? If anything, normal people should be insulted by his ad and offended by its assertion. Besides, what in the fu* does it have to do with the economy?
    Please tell this guy to go away.
    Sometimes I think the Republican go to insane asylums to find candidates (no offense to those that are mentally challenged).

    • LOL! Unfortunately, there are a lot of “normal people” who are also very gullible and will believe what they hear, despite the ridiculousness of what they hear.

  • karinursula

    We should care, because there will be plenty of people who believe this crap. I’m German, I came to this country when I was 28. I know the history of Germany, believe me Guns would not have helped the Jewish people. It is a travesty and an insult to the 6million Jews who
    perished in the Holocaust . Yes they did try to defend themselves in the Warshau Ghetto.
    but like the writer said they where defeated.
    Today I saw a picture on a german webside where it showed how bad our bridges and roads are and that the USA has no money to fix them. The President tried to get the bill passed, but the GOP does not give a damn

  • It was bad enough that so many unqualified buffoons were elected to the HOUSE in 2010. Imagine if Wurzelbacher becomes a congressman. How could anyone (even republicans) take this jerk seriously.

    • DurdyDawg

      If they vote this peckerhead in then I demand they reinstate Jesse Ventura.. YEAH!!!

  • scooter1937

    I think the nutty you are the more the Republicans like you.

    • DurdyDawg

      Not really scooter, they just think their middle Americans (never having anyone else to compare with).. I mean, to them we all look alike.

  • Joe The Plumber’s moniker should be changed to “Joe The Jerkoff.” What an IDIOT. He’s the poster boy for the rest of the morons that make up the Republican Party. Keep up the good work, Joe. The one thing you do right is expose the GOP for what it really is.

  • pisces63

    TThat idiot is here in Ohio . He was on a program here and dumb as rocks does not do him justice.

  • Joes exactly right,Hitler invented gun controll in 1938, he said We are the first civilised nation to controll firearms,our streets will be safer and our police more effective,now mexico with the strictest gun controll in this hemisphere,only 6000 legal firearms in the whole country,Bubbas ineffective?study your american revolution,the texas revolution,the french resistance in ww2 the warsaw uprising ww2,some uprisings are successful and others are quashed but in america theyve been particularly successful,just ask the english,if you love gun controll mexico is for you,the guns were rounded up from the peasants in the 60s and look at the country now,go ahead turn yours in,ill keep mine

    • SaneJane

      I believe rational, sane people should have a firearm if they wish. However, without some laws governing gun ownership any idiot can have one, or one hundred. Also, I think anyone so enamored of firepower that they spoon their gun at night should not have one.
      Do you really believe that individual gun ownership will give provide the means to take on the might of the United States military?

  • Landsende

    Joe the plumber who was not really a plumber and the Palins, Sara who quit before her term as governor was over, Todd who’s only famous because he’s married to an ex gov and Bristol who’s famous for getting knocked up before marriage have all had their 15 minutes of fame thanks to John McCain and now are trying to profit off of it. It’s time for them to all fade quietly into the sunset and never be heard from again.

    • DurdyDawg

      Expect another dull reality TV show starring this red neck goober and his clan of hillbillies in the coming months (just after his record breaking loss).

  • He makes plumbers sound stupid … that is mean spirited and wrong.

  • ARepublicanNorthlandGrad

    There is a grain of truth here in that Gun Control is a tool of the oppresser, but you can take it to far. I see to that although the National Jewish Democratic Council thanks it is not exceptable to use the holocaust as a defense of a policy, unless of course you are Israel, then you can use it as a defense policy.
    As for the “big NRA myth”; isn’t that what the vietnamese did. The Vietnam war has driven liberal thought on war for 5 decades, until you might have to do it yourself.

  • Ron Powell

    I’d call him a moron, but I don’t want to insult morons. Of course, anyone who believes this is even stupider than him, two cells above plant life at best.

  • However, German firearm laws and hysteria created against Jewish firearm owners played a major role in laying the groundwork for the eradication of German Jewry in the Holocaust. Disarming political opponents was a categorical imperative of the Nazi regime.4 The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution declares: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”5 This right, which reflects a universal and historical power of the people in a republic to resist tyranny,6 was not recognized in the German Reich.
    This article addresses German firearms laws and Nazi policies and practices to disarm German citizens, particularly political opponents and Jews. It begins with an account of post-World War I chaos, which led to the enactment in 1928 by the liberal Weimar republic of Germany’s first comprehensive gun control law. Next, the Nazi seizure of power in 1933 was consolidated by massive searches and seizures of firearms from political opponents, who were invariably described as “communists.”
    After five years of repression and eradication of dissidents, Hitler signed a new gun control law in 1938, which benefitted Nazi party members and entities, but denied firearm ownership to enemies of the state. Later that year, in Kristallnacht (the Night of the Broken Glass), in one fell swoop, the Nazi regime disarmed Germany’s Jews. Without any ability to defend themselves, the Jewish population could easily be sent to concentration camps for the Final Solution. After World War II began, Nazi authorities continued to register and mistrust civilian firearm owners, and German resistence to the Nazi regime was unsuccessful.7

    • Justin Napolitano

      So much bul** so little time. You would suggest that the arms held by US citizens could stop the US army, marines, air force and navy from taking over the country. What nonsense; your peashooters would offer little resistance to modern military weapons.
      The premise that a well armed militia offers security for the citizens was put forth before the advent of current military weapons. They could not possible imagine the firepower and sophistication of modern weapons such as miniguns, tanks and missiles, let alone aircraft and submarines. The well armed, at that time had muskets and possibly cannon but not much else.

      • SaneJane

        …and drones.

      • I suggested no such thing… I simply validated the fact that 80 some odd years ago the Nazis used disarmament as a tool in their campaign of Genocide…..There were a plethora of other measures, used in concert with disarmament, to achieve their goal. Singularly, disarmament would not have been sufficient to achieve their aims, but it was a critical part of their strategy.

        I mentioned nothing about using a .22 agains a grenade launcher in modern America….. Not sure where you came up with that in a post about the disarmament of the Jews in Nazi Germany….

  • joyscarbo

    Stupid IS, as stupid DOES…. and no one does “stupid” better than REPUBLICANS!!!
    Only republicans would think that “Joe the Plumber,” could turn into a viable candidate for any public office. What a load of crap!!!

  • Hitler used disarmament as a tool in his campaign of genocide.

  • Ed

    in 1939 the Germans had the best gun control in the world. 3 million dedicated fanatics trained in the arts of war and killing. And for the really outstanding ones, membership in the SS.

  • all of you guys sound like your hero(BHO). Joe have a big point. Dictators and the public with guns never exist. God, Guns and the constitution has held the USA together all these years. Forget about 200+ years but the last 3 years… {that’s what Fast and Furious was about} …if we didn’t have guns your Hero BHO would be “sole dictator of you.

    • ralphkr

      Warning for Mr. Hodges: It is time to replace the batteries in your calculator. Fast and Furious, originally ‘Project Gunrunner’, started in 2006 by Bush so it is now in the seventh year and not the third year. The entire operation has completely failed in its primary purpose of nailing the big wheels in gun trafficking.

  • DurdyDawg

    “a father-son bonding thing.”… ???

    What I reflect on is the GOP itself.. How dare they allow militants and Nazi wannabes’ to run for office under THEIR flag.. Not only with Wurzelbacher but Richard Iott who donned a Nazi uniform as a favor to his son? What does he think the holocaust was, a bloody made for TV movie? Seems to me the Pubs are trying everything in the books to steal this year’s elections and in the process becoming more and more psychotic in their determination.

  • nomaster

    When lies spread too thick, the liar fails to conceal the truth he seeks to hide. I am a pro gun 2nd amendment believer, but isn’t this stretching reality? There is always one Joker at the court and this is the one without a clue.

  • panel415

    Here’s all ya realy need to ask: How many households in Israel have a gun? Cuz’ als i’m saying is, I think not only would 2nd amendment armed Jews have been defending against the Nazis, but also the massive number of anti-nazi ethnic Germans. I’ll grant you that the Nazi regime were a Goliath, but imagine if Goliath had managed to ban slings and stones:P