Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher Featured in National Geographic Show on 2008 Election

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The 2008 election is one we’d probably like to get back – it’s true. But it’s not like we weren’t warned by none other than our own Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher when he confronted then candidate Barack Obama and nailed him on “spreading the wealth around” way back during the 2008 campaign.

And man, did Obama ever keep to his word on that. Joe was at first a reluctant celebrity, but quickly realized he could do something positive for his country, which he loves so dearly.

Good news: You can watch Joe himself on a new National Geographic show recounting the infamous confrontation and offering his analysis of the fervor that surrounded the election. The aftermath sent his life into a wild ride of politics, intrigue, attempts at personal destruction on a grand scale and the eventual ascendancy to the Oval Office by Barack Obama.

The 2000s: A New Reality: – NatGeo Channel – 9PM on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th of July

As a part of National Geographic’s new series “THE 2000S: A NEW REALITY” Joe is featured prominently in what producers say is; “a brilliant contribution on some of the key moments behind the 2008 election campaign. Joe’s experience and insights were integral to telling this in such a personal and gripping way…”


 The show airs on the NatGeo Channel – 9PM on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th of July (check your local listings).

Joe also let’s it fly on his thoughts on many other issues from the decade as well, so don’t miss it, and SHARE this post with your conservative buddies and friendly lib enemies as well. It’s a terrific show and Joe does an outstanding job as you’ll see.

You’ll be very proud of him.

The 2000s: A New Reality: – NatGeo Channel – 9PM on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th of July

To get an idea what the show is about – here are some videos:

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The zeitgeist of the 2000s left its mark on the language, with words that reflected a decade rife with traumatic events, rapid and often disruptive change, and rising skepticism about once-respected institutions.


meJoe was born in Toledo in 1973, and graduated from Springfield High School – right around the corner from where he lives today.

Like many young men graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Air Force looking for adventure, career, and a way to serve the country. The Air Force taught him practical skills like plumbing, which is what Joe did while stationed on bases in Alaska and North Dakota.

After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he continued his trade as a plumber for several years and also employed by a communications firm, working up from Data Entry Assistant to a Communications Engineer.

JOE: In 2008, my life changed when Barack Obama came into my front yard on a campaign stop. I asked him why he wanted to raise taxes, and he said that he wanted to “spread the wealth.”

Since then, I have gained a national following as “Joe the Plumber” and now travel the country speaking and encouraging other everyday folks to get involved in the political process.


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