Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher is not a household name. But his alter ego, Joe the Plumber, still is, over four years after he gained his 15 minutes of fame . . . and then some. Search Google for “Joe the Plumber,” and you’ll get over 1.4 million hits. All because of that one brief encounter with candidate Barack Obama in 2008.
Now he writes a daily column: joeforamerica.com.
His latest report in on the decision of a large sports show held: the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. The firm that runs it has decided to ban any displays of so-called assault rifles.
In response, companies that have always shown up to display their products are organizing a boycott of the show this year. Some of these protestors are mom-and-pop operations. They have relied on the exposition in the past to get publicity. Not this year.
About 1000 businesses show up. So do 200,000 sportsmen.
He is correct: a political showdown is building.
As the Obama Administration busies itself not letting the Newtown tragedy “crisis” go to waste and launching a campaign against law-abiding gun owners; our founding document is being steadfastly reinforced by a coalition of patriots, many putting their self-interests, finances and family’s well-being on the line.
People are taking up sides.
To paraphrase Rahm Emanuel: a showdown is a terrible thing to waste. People who were vaguely committed to gun ownership are moving into the “strongly interested” voting bloc.
People who were strongly interested are stocking up.
Demand for guns is rising. Supply will soon follow.
The gun-control lobby pushes harder. The Second Amendment lobby pushes back. The gun control lobby has forgotten the words of Saul Alinksy: “The action is the reaction.” President Obama was trained in Alinsky’s methods. He has forgotten his mentor’s #1 rule.