I might be the last person to post this video, but a blogger has certain responsibilities. Kudos to Shep Smith of FOXNews for standing up to the bias of his fake news network and calling this unhinged bullshit for what it is.
Here are key portions of the transcript of this exchange:
A McCain supporter asked if "a vote for Obama is a vote for the death of Israel." [Joe the plumber] hardly batted an eye.Indeed Joe the plumber knows just enough to be dangerous: he knows that repeating lies is the best hope for McCain-Palin. He's pretty far past flummoxed.
"I'll go ahead and agree with you on that," Wurzelbacher said. ...
Later Tuesday afternoon, Shepard Smith pressed Wurzelbacher on his comments, reminding the woefully misinformed McCain backer that Obama has consistently voiced support for Israel. Pressed several times to explain how he could agree with the conclusion that Obama would lead to the death of the Jewish state, Wurzelbacher was unable to come up with any good reasons aside from Obama's position in favor of negotiating with rogue regimes such as Iran.
"You don't want my opinion on foreign policy," Wurzelbacher said. "I know just enough to kind of be dangerous."
Smith seemed to agree with that assessment, implying that the only source for Wurzelbacher and the supporter's concern was "hateful things spread on the Internet." The host clearly worried that Wurzelbacher's endorsement of such a view might inspire violence against the candidate.
Why, Smith asked, would Wurzelbacher believe Obama was lying when he spoke of the importance of Israel's relationship with the United States.
Wurzelbacher was flummoxed. All he could offer was an appeal for people to "go out and find their own reasons ... go out and get informed." [emphasis mine]