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Joe the Plumber: Fighting for the American Dream Hardcover – February 6, 2009
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The book is fantastic and I read it in two days. Keep working for our country Joe! --C. W., Flowery Branch, GA
I just finished reading Joe s book and all I can say is WOW! I love how he thinks and expresses himself. I laughed during every chapter - it was so entertaining! --Glynis, Biddeford, ME
I had some major goosebumps several times. Read this book! You will be truly inspired. --Margaret, Jenkins, KY
About the Author
With his debut novel, Things Forgotten, Thomas ambitiously tells the story of the Israelite Conquest of Canaan, as seen through the eyes of an Arab descendant of Israel's brother Esau. Together with his passion for ancient and biblical history, these are the themes which have shaped Thomas as a writer over the last two decades. His writing style is steeped in rich history and the essence of the human spirit, qualities that will surely linger with his readers. Thomas began his collaboration with Samuel J. Wurzelbacher shortly after the third and final 2008 Presidential Debate. From the time he and Joe The Plumber met up, he witnessed the events of the perpetual media blitz, the revelation of the Ohio State illegal violation of his privacy, Joe s initial bus tour for the McCain-Palin ticket, his meeting with Sarah Palin and Thomas accompanied Joe on John McCain s Straight Talk Express. Together with a penetrating writing style, Thomas eye witness perspective into the story of Joe The Plumber will paint a vivid and captivating portrayal of a regular every-day American who was unexpectedly swept into perhaps the most pivotal presidential election of our lifetime.
Top customer reviews
His book is full of hypocrisy. 'Joe the Plumber' constantly boasts about how much he loves America and his country but yet the whole premise of his book is about how how evil the government is (of course only because Obama is president). I am no philosopher but isn't government a huge part of what makes up a country? So..to constantly boast about how much you love your country and then to constantly bash government does not make much sense. There is one part in which he claims that Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 'New Deal' never got us out of the depression. Whoa what?! I guess 'Joe the Plumber' knows something that every historian and educated person since the 1930's does not..that the 'New Deal' never got us out of the depression. Of course he is never critical of the Medicare part D drug plan that widely expanded government and added to the deficit.
This guy has clearly never left his street. If you are looking at a case study for the collapse of the GOP this is definitely your book.
Joe writes, "If you think he [Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad] should be able to step up to the United Nations podium ... and rail against the country that has graciously given him a stage, then are you really interested in protecting our freedoms?" Um, there are so many things wrong with this statement. So many. First, the United Nations is headquartered in the US but that does not mean, nor it should, that we should ban voices we disagree with as Sean Hannity mutes callers who makes him look bad on his radio show. Trust me on that one, he has done it to me personally when I've exposed his hypocrisy.
Anyway, how does allowing the leader of Iran hinder my freedom in anyway? Um, it doesn't. Ok, how does allowing him to speak, mean I am not interested in protecting my freedom? Gosh if I know. I wonder if Joey is drunk when he writes those words. Again, seriously rightwing, this is your spokesman? Someone who gave Joey a 5 star review wrote, "He's angry, vicious, ignorant, and intellectually incurious." Wow, and that to the reviewer was a good thing! Yeah, he doesn't know a damn thing and doesn't want to learn but let's have him write a book!" Joey as a war correspondent in the region of Israel stated about the media reporting on war, "And the media should be abolished from, ah, you know, covering.". This man actually believes that the purpose of the media is to cheerlead for a nation's elite and politicians when it comes to war. I never thought the rightiwng would give this idiot a book deal, but they did.
I would have given it 5 stars for it's historical import, but the writing is so atrocious that I can only muster 3.
Ordinarily one would need to go to a late-night dive bar to hear incoherent commentary of this quality. Now Joe brings that level of discourse to your home!
Meet Joe the Political Theorist - "We have been sliding with every-increasing speed towards socialism since FDR's New Deal was implemented in 1933. It was supposed to pull America out of the Great Depression, but it didn't. Find a historian that tells you different and call them a L-I-A-R.". Joe reminds me of the loud drunk everybody just politely nods at as they back away.
Joe's a big thinker alright. What does he say about how the UN should be run? "If you think he [Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad] should be able to step up to the United Nations podium ... and rail against the country that has graciously given him a stage, then are you really interested in protecting our freedoms?" . Yup, Joe thinks the UN should be closed to anyone we disagree with. That sure would make the meetings go faster...
Tedious. Tiresome. Juvenile. Simplistic. Jingoistic. Hateful. Xenophobic. Reading this book will lower your IQ and make it hard to look at yourself in the mirror. You will feel dirty.
(Full disclosure: I did not read the whole book. I read a few sections and could not continue. It was sort of like biting in to rancid food. You do not need to finish the meal to know the food was spoiled.)