Just in case you needed another data point on the terminal idiocy of Joe the Plumber, the man and his limp noodle of a congressional campaign, we submit the following:
"Imagine being the child of a mixed-race marriage - especially in the turbulent 60’s and free-wheeling 70’s," his letter said. "And when you throw in that dad was a Muslim and mom an atheist - you know it could not have been easy - and they were communists for crying out loud!"
Those lines are lifted from a letter The Plumber — given name Samuel Wurzelbacher — recently wrote as part of his campaign to unseat Marcy Kaptur in the upcoming house election. The text is called “I’m Blessed to be a Christian” (honestly Sam, you could have left us with a little suspense); it sounds like the letter was written with the best intentions, to remind all those terrified Ohio housewives that the president is in fact a Christian, and it’s not cool to say he isn’t.
But then The Plumber sticks his plunger where it doesn’t belong, saying Obama’s parents were communists. The folks over at PolitiFact ran the assertion through their BS detector, finding that, nope, there’s no factual basis for the claim. No doubt The Plumber will have to write another letter saying it’s not cool to say Obama’s parents were commies, but the First Lady does look nice in all those muslim headdresses, don’t she.