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Joe the Plumber: No GOP Hip-Hop

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    Joe the Plumber piles on against top Republican Michael Steele.

    Joe the Plumber criticized Republican National Chairman Michael Steele over the weekend for trying to repackage the GOP.

    “Unfortunately we have a chairman up there who wants to redefine conservatism; he wants to make it hip-hop, put it in a new package and sell it,” said Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, better known since the presidential campaign as “Joe the Plumber.”

    Wurzelbacher appeared to be referring to Steele’s pledge in an interview with The Washington Times to market the Republican Party to “urban-suburban hip-hop settings” through an “off the hook” public relations campaign.

    “You can’t sell principles. Either you have them or you don’t,” Wurzelbacher told a gathering of conservative activists Sunday in Milwaukee, according to Wisconsin Politics.

    “American citizens need to be their own lobbyists,” he added. “We the people have to stand up and get busy.”