Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, tells TIME he's so outraged by GOP overspending, he's quitting the party — and he's the bull's-eye of its target audience. But he also said he wouldn't support any cuts in defense, Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid — which, along with debt payments, would put more than two-thirds of the budget off limits.
Okay, it’s well established that Joe The Plumber is no intellectual heavyweight (read his Q&A with Christianity Today if you think I’m wrong). But when even a dim bulb like JTP thinks you’re on the wrong track, I’d say you’re screwed.
Today’s Republican Party: even your blue collar mascot hates you.