Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Joe the Plumber turns on the spigot again

Samuel Wurzelbacher says President Obama's parents were communists.
Samuel Wurzelbacher says President Obama's parents were communists.

Ohio congressional candidate Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, who gained fame as "Joe the Plumber" during the 2008 presidential election, says President Obama's parents were communists.

In a letter published by the Christian Broadcasting Network, Wurzelbacher wrote:

 "Imagine being the child of a mixed-race marriage - especially in the turbulent 60’s and free-wheeling 70’s," his letter said. "And when you throw in that dad was a Muslim and mom an atheist - you know it could not have been easy - and they were communists for crying out loud!"

PolitiFact Ohio put that claim to the Truth-O-Meter.