‘Joe The Plumber’ Blames Holocaust On Gun Control In New Ad


joe-wurzelbacher-the-plumberRarely do the sideshows outlive the main campaign, but Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher from Ohio, better known as “Joe the Plumber,” who became a national celebrity during the 2008 presidential elections, is trying to defy the rule and reinvent himself as an independent politician.

Wurzelbacher became famous thanks to the question he posed to then presidential candidate, Barack Obama, during his campaign stop in Ohio. And thanks Obama’s answer: “When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

Wurzelbacher took part in the rallies of some Republican candidates, went on to report from the Gaza border, and is now running for Congress, trying to win Ohio’s ninth district from the Democratic incumbent Marcy Kaptur.

In the recent past, the Holocaust proved to be a troubling topic for some of the Republican candidates, but Wurzelbacher certainly had time to think about his message, which appears in his online campaign ad. In the video, the candidate is seen holding his gun, shooting vegetables and, in between, revealing his position that links gun control laws, the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide.

“In 1911, Turkey established gun control”, he says. “From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated. In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated.”

At the end of the short video, he smiles lightly and concludes: “I love America.”

The National Jewish Democratic Council President and CEO David Harris demanded Wurzelbacher apologize. “Using the memories of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust to make a political point is never appropriate, under any circumstances”, he said.

“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,” he added.

{Haaretz/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. He happened to be absolutely RIGHT! The first thing the Germans (nazis, yimacvh shmom v’zichrom) did was take away the guns from the citizens. No one had a way to defend themselves when the Nazis rose in power. That is a fact and anyone who knows any history knows that. Joe the Plumber is correct and, of course, the liberal leftist Jews always stand on the side of wrong! And their religion is the Holocaust which they always bring up; they just don’t like the details. What’s new?

  2. I’m unsure if he is correct but I don’t see his point being so objectionable that a retraction is being demanded

  3. Why do we continue to let all kinds of crazy’s speak in the name of us who is david hariris that he demands an apolgy. Who does he speak for If we really learnt anything from the holocaust is all these so called leaders use their postion to say what ever they want and when it gets bad they sell out to save them selfs . Don’t forget the judenrat who where alot of times guilty of muder. Joe is absoultly right any goverment that takes away your freedom to defend yourself against them is suspect. It is time to take back our name from idiots who use it for their power and sick ageanda

  4. The lefy media and politicians themselves invoke the Holocaust whenever that serves their own slimy purposes.

    Since when did two wrongs ever make a right?

  5. No apologies necessary- at all! He is 100% correct. The headline is certainly misleading as he is NOT citing gun control as the reason for the Holocaust; just a very effective tool.
    He is also NOT claiming to be speaking on our behalf either. But he is sounding a very important warning; disarm the citizens, amass tyranny.
    Open your eyes, my brothers! We used to be just as content in Germany as we are here.