A trio of 'Joes' to help launch an anti-Obama group
March 24th, 2011
01:45 PM ET
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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. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Sharia Angle will be there selling her bottles of 2nd amendment remedies and snake oil elixir. I am worried, doesn't she know there are minorities in California?

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

    Reserve your energy till 2016 cos that dude is a 2 term president ! take it or leave it. This is no 2010, We are talking about President Obama here and not congress

    March 24, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    They all want to be your next President and none of them are qualified to "water" on a fire hydrant. LOL

    March 24, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. Pretzel Logic

    This "Campaign" is currently being laughed at by most of the population of the San Francisco Bay Area. Joe the Plumber? Seriously? Joe Arpaio? Are ya kiddin' me? Republicans have to be embarrassed by this.

    March 24, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. plussed

    This should be quite the think tank.....

    March 24, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. DIANA

    You mean a trio of nutcases headed by the queen nutcase -Sharon Angle. Don't these idiots know their fifteen minutes are up?

    March 24, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  7. Expat American

    Better put would be “3 Jokes”. Just like the joke that is the American conservative bastardization of European Christianity; Drink a few beers, pitch a tent, call it a church and accuse Muslims and Gays of being anti-God. God Bless UmuriKKKa.

    March 24, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  8. Leonore H. Dvorkin

    Ha, ha, ha! Watch them fail! Obama will win.

    March 24, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  9. Bonnie in Seattle

    The 3 losers is what their name should be!

    March 24, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  10. usualone

    Wow, what a bunch of losers they are, but then this is America and almost anything goes. The guy from Alaska wouldn't quit when he lost; was Joe the Plumber really a plumber(?); and that sheriff is way too much a bully...he'll keep people away from investing in his state.

    March 24, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  11. rusty155

    It will take more than three guy name Joe. Ready these three Joe are Racist Tea Party backer. And I don't know about you but I'm sick of the TEA PARTY and the Koch Brother trying to take all are right a way.

    March 24, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  12. terry,va

    Any Tom, Dick or Harry could do MUCH better than Obummie. A Joe would be 10 fold better.

    March 24, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  13. Thank God I am a Democrat

    So just when the Palin news feels like its starting to dwindle a little then they dig up this Joe the Plumber idiot. If the media were actually liberal then I wouldn't have to hear about any of these clowns and life would be grand. One can dream!

    March 24, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  14. LovesIrony

    Moe, Larry and Curly

    March 24, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  15. Steve in Denver

    So, Joe the plumber gave up his business to defeat Obama. Only Joe isn't really Joe, he isn't a licensed plumber, and he had no resources to start a plumbing business.

    Kind of typical of the right wing. Nothing but deceit.

    March 24, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  16. Name Creole

    Will they put on there all white uniform on with the Two eye's cut out of them??????

    March 24, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  17. Marcus

    Joe the Fraud, Joe the Bad Loser and Joe the Incompetent (check his numbers and those of the other sheriffs of Arizona) are joining forces?

    March 24, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  18. CNN The Masters of Spin

    Defet Obambi in 2012.......OK... Call me JOE!

    March 24, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  19. T

    Bull Shit....I am so sick of this....all the attacks on one man.........Joe all low can you go ?

    March 24, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  20. Ken, AZ

    Is the President's campaign paying these guys? There is no better way to insure the president's re-election than to have these guys out there, along with GOP field of president wannabe losers.

    March 24, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  21. kakaraka

    Really? We the common sense people will boycott you. What a waste of time. Sharon Angle, Joe Miller, Joe the Plumber. Ca c'est du Deja vu.

    March 24, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  22. obama retoric

    We need more against the muslim lover obama and I see more muslims are getting in our government, we need to stop these rag heads from running our country, God Bless America and throw them out on their asses with the damn kuron. Muslim will destroy this great nation like obama wants, IMPEACH OBAMA

    March 24, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  23. The Real Tom Paine

    Huey, Dewie and Louie would be more appropriate for this trio of parasites. Joe Arpaio, who is facing federal charges for abusing the powers of his office by summarily arresting and charging anyone who disagreed with him; Joe Miller, who hired off-duty military to conduct "citzen's arrests" of journalists from media outlets he deemed hostile; and Joe the Plumber, who could not earn an honest living with his hands, yet manages to be a tool for every wacko flat-earth special interest group the US Chamber of Commerce can fund. Yes folks, these are the people on the conservative side who are looking out for you: looking out so much for you so much they would arrest and beat you if they had their way, then deport you for having a dark skin, or a funny-sounding name, or even by showing too much education.

    Its Pol Pot meets the Koch Brothers!

    March 24, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  24. Rudy NYC

    This motley crew of "Joes" will do more harm than good. I cannot believe any serious political force in this country would get behind these guys. Then again, I can believe it. They will probably focus on a ready and willing segment of the population who have doubts about the truth, and waiting for false prophets to lead them to their subconcious promised lands. That's long winded for "use them".

    March 24, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  25. CutTax

    How very shameful it is to see people born and raised in America as Americans waging a war against all the things that made this the Greatest Nation the World has ever known. No other Country on Earth has ever done more for all the people’s of the World as has The United States of America. Now after over 200 years of a proud history these folks think we have to change our ways. These people think there is a better way and are looking to a Godless Socialist form of Government as the answer to the imperfections we sometimes find in America. An entire generations of Americans being taught revisionist history in our public schools has come of age and chosen to believe the Communistic indoctrination our schools and colleges have taught. We as Americans know better than that and us baby boomers are still here to correct the injustices that have been done to our proud history and our Christian Values. Our Generation will not go silently into the night leaving America in the hands of an ungrateful group of people who now wish to be known as Progressives.

    March 24, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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