Sunday, October 5, 2008

ARE YOU A "JOE SIX-PACK"?

What is a "Joe Six-Pack"?


Sarah Palin has referred to putting "...government back on the side of the people of Joe Six-Pack like me..." A "Joe Six-Pack" would probably wear a shirt with a blue collar and lives someplace on Main Street, or at least sometimes goes to Main Street, perhaps to pick up a six-pack.


We (Joes) will likely drink that six-pack at our kitchen table, where, if I was married, myself and my wife, the "Soccer Mom", would talk about how it feels to personify Middle America and how Washington insiders are out of touch. And they are.


Fact is, "Joe Six-Pack" knows a lot of so-called blue-collar types that politicians aim for: plumbers, electricians, truck drivers, farmers, and probably the guy who owns the local car repair shop. "Joe Six-Pack" is the one the politicians seem to like best. It can be said that we are heckuva nice guy(s) too. We drink, but we never drink and drive. When we do drive, "Joe" would be the last person to tailgate or cut anybody off in traffic. "Joe Six-Pack" just Wants What is Best for America.


Another fact is that the average Joe and blue-collar types generally are the life blood of America. We aren't rich and we're not poor. We are right in the middle and because of that we get screwed on a lot of assistance programs or health benefits that would help ease the burden from month to month and rarely do they help us when we do need it.


I just want to mention I am getting a little bored with the statements that, especially, the Liberals have been using such as "...problems on Main Street". They want to help "Main Street". Most Washington insiders and politicians are so far out of touch with mainstream America and play party politics, that they don't even know what people like you or I even want anymore, non the less on Main Street. Hell, over half of the policticians in both houses are "rich" and are family legacies and don't remember what it's like to struggle from paycheck to paycheck. The only reason why they say they "understand what we're going through", is probably because they took an $80,000 or so hit on their stock portfolio recently when the Dow Jones dropped 777 points in one day. Oh boo-hoo.


I read an article online from a person named Robert Paul Reyes from newsblaze.com and he said in his arcle that a "Joe Six-Pack" quote "...lives in a trailor park..." and "Sarah Palin is not vice-presidential or Joe Six Pack material, she's a moose-killing hockey mom who is out of her element".


He also went on to say "Even if Palin resembled a Joe Six-Pack, that's not necessarily a good thing. I don't want a freakin' Joe-Six Pack negotiating nuclear arm treaties with Russia. I want a Harvard educated statesman with years of community and pubic service in the White House. I don't want a president I would feel comfortable drinking a beer with; I have plenty of slacker friends that I enjoy going to the pub with".


For anyone who really knows me, they know that I follow history and politics. Listen, me personally and as a conservative, this is a nice change of pace. That "moose-killing hockey mom", is closest thing that either party has had to represent and connect with the average person is years and if you watched the V.P. Debate last Thursday night, she made excellent points that all of us needed and wanted to hear. It's not like Hilary for instance who has to "ride the coat tails of her husband" to get to where she is at. She'd be nothing if her husband wasn't the president at one time.


The "Joe Six-Packs" of the this great country are the ones who break our backs everyday, struggle to make ends meat, live (like me sometimes less than), paycheck to paycheck and are the ones that the military calls on to defend herself.


So with that being said, "I AM A JOE SIX-PACK" AND PROUD OF IT.



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