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2008 created a few cultural personalities; Sarah Plain & Stupid, of course, also. And "Joe the Plumber"...Samuel Wurzelbacher, not a "Joe", not a plumber, and utterly mistaken about the issue that brought him fame: he confronted then-candidate Obama about "rasiing my taxes" because he wanted to buy a business (with money he didn't have) that generated receipts above $250,000. Well, Obama's plan (and actions) not only didn't raise his taxes -- they cut them. (And the proposal would've raised taxes on INCOME above $250,000...which in layman's terms is a Net vs. Gross misunderstanding on the part of not-Joe not-the-Plumber).

So this guy gets a moment in the sun for being WRONG but doing so loudly.

Welcome our next "Joe the Plumber"....Dean Chambers.

Mr. Chambers came to prominence in Conservative Conspiracy-Media circles by "unskewing" the polls -- that ended up being spot on. In short, he altered reality to suit his biases and was proven demonstrably, completely and unquestionably WRONG. But here he is being treated like any other qualified political analyst, and don't be surprised if four years hence he is the new Matt Drudge, Dick Morris (or even Bob Shrum for that matter) as he joins the pantheon of celebrated political "geniuses" who've never gotten anything right in their lives.

I guess this really does prove that in America all it takes is white skin and brass balls to overcome facts and make a success of your life. Really, the distance between Donald Trump and Dean Chambers is just a few million bucks and strands of transplanted ass-hair.

Whatever, but I'll take Nate Silver, science, math and sobriety over Joe the Pundit, fantasy and denial...the question is -- going forward, will the GOP? Will America?


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