A trio of 'Joes' to help launch an anti-Obama group
March 24th, 2011
01:45 PM ET
4 years ago

A trio of 'Joes' to help launch an anti-Obama group

(CNN) – Three guys named Joe are teaming up to try and help defeat one guy named Barack.

The Joes, three figures popular among many conservatives, are Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 2010 GOP Senate nominee Joe Miller of Alaska and Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, better known during the 2008 presidential campaign as "Joe the Plumber."

They are teaming up Thursday night at a launch party and fundraiser in Montara, California for "The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama," a group which is dedicated, as the name explains, to trying to beat President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.

The organization was launched by the "Our Country Deserves Better Committee," a conservative political action committee that's also the parent organization of the Tea Party Express, one of the leading national Tea Party groups.

The new organization hopes to raise money to run ads and build a grassroots network of up to one million supporters by next year's election.

Also scheduled to attend the event are Sharron Angle, last year's Republican Senate nominee in Nevada, and conservative activist Melanie Morgan.

The newly formed group recently ran television ads in Wisconsin supporting Scott Walker, the new Republican governor whose battles with the state's public sector unions made national headlines.

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


Filed under: Joe Miller • Sharron Angle
soundoff (104 Responses)
  1. Bruce

    Hmmm - tell me how this is newsworthy? Start with, Joe Miller, LOSER - and Joe The Pliumber has had much luck parlaying his 15 minutes of fame into anything much; as for Joe Arpaio hasn't ever done anything outside of his home county. Doesn't CNN have some real news to report from somewhere?

    March 24, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  2. ross jones

    Alott of clout there,A crooked sheriff,a nobody from a Alaska,and joe the plumber.Should put fear into every Dems heart.

    March 24, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    If they don't come up with the right candidate, that will NOT happen, so choose carefully.

    March 24, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  4. Huge

    Hey look, the Three Stooges!
    This sounds like fun.

    March 24, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  5. mgc florida

    This is funny! As if anyone cares what these 3 idiots have to say. Anyone listening to joe the plumber obviously dropped out of elementary school lol.

    March 24, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  6. Laverne

    What about forming a group to come up with some solutions that will help someone. I am so tired of defeat Obama, Obama this and Obama that. It is amazing how the hate for President Obama has motivated every Tom, Dick and Joe to come out of the woodworks. Hatred and jelously is as cold as the grave!

    March 24, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  7. numbnut

    "The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama," So, are they going to wear their white hoods, too?

    March 24, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  8. Texas Doc

    Yeah, America does deserve better. The Joes are the GOP and they are an embarassment to this great nation. Go do your jobs and leave the hard stuff to the adults losers.

    March 24, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Let's see, Sheriff Joe is a bigot, Alaska loser Joe is a secessionist, and unemployed plumber Joe is a creation of John McCain, just like the half governor. Most plumbers have a butt crack that is smarter than this liquid plumber.

    March 24, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  10. Greenspam

    3 Joe's and not one sane.

    March 24, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  11. No Tea For Me

    Our country does deserve better than the 3 Stooges that's what these 3 Joe's are.

    March 24, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  12. JR

    That the least "Joe the Plumber " can do after doing so much to get Obama elected in 08.

    March 24, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  13. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The Tea Party is made up of dope smoking meth heads, so why not?

    March 24, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  14. thomas

    The Tree Amigos , fighting for the right of ignorance and the pursuit of corporate irresponsibility !

    March 24, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  15. Jay

    Joes who? Oh I forgot...those Joes are bunch of nothings trying to remain relevant and in the spotlight.

    Joe the plummer...LOL....another nothing elevated to nuisance to intelligent folk by John McCain.

    Yep only a Republican idiot can bring us trash idiots.

    March 24, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  16. kayla

    you will need more than that to beat the PREZ. if the repugs would put half that effort for jobs, we would be better off.

    March 24, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  17. Former Republican

    The republicans are following Joe the nonplumber. Joe the nonplumber did not pay his taxes. Joe the nonplumber was the first idiot to use the term socialism referring to President Obama. Republicans you are in big trouble in 2012 unless you clean up your act.

    March 24, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  18. ConservaFascists/F.U.B.A.R.

    The 3 Joes are more like the 3 Stooges.

    March 24, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  19. john

    So your name has to be Joe? And if you have a exotic or foreign sounding name you are out of luck? When did we become a nation of simpletons and xenophobes?

    March 24, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  20. Beverly - NYC

    2 loser and a sheriff who will support the next losing candidate, while paying their bills with donations from the easy marks.

    March 24, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  21. Pete, MN

    Voters were so gung-ho to jump on the Republican bandwagon after drinking propaganda filled tea in November, you know,
    "we don't want no stinking Obama socialism". That is, until they found out that cuts in their middle class valued benefits, which they also share with so called "minorities" is what the republicans were really referring to. Too late now, isn't it? Americans are too fickle and mired in their own ignorance and prejudice to vote their own interests. Whether it be "Joe the plumber" , or not . Fool me once, . . . twice . . .hundreds of times, shame on me. Wake up America.

    March 24, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  22. Rick James B----

    I forgot about Joe the Plumber....Guess he's gonna announce a presidential exploratory committe soon. This will be the birth of the Plumber Party....better watch out Tea Party.

    March 24, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  23. ahetch

    This is hilarious. Sheriff Arpaio who is great friends with the white supremacists, also known as Nazi party of America in AZ. Joe Miller of tea party fame. and Joe the plumber who wasn't even a plumper. Did these guys decide this themselves. What a dumb idea. The republican party has lost its mind.

    March 24, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  24. ody

    Goodluck to you...but remember all of you apart from the sheriff all lost you elections, so a more appropriate name would have been the coming together of the failed joes supported by Sharon Angle another failed candidate and maybe Meg Whitman. Hisses....Tea baggers

    March 24, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  25. DonJose

    Three clowns truing to defeat Obama. This looks like an insidious Democratic plot aimed at discrediting Republicans.

    March 24, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
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