Joe the Plumber links gun control, Holocaust

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This may be the most inexplicable campaign ad ever… in the history of ever. No, really.

Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, who is running in Ohio as a Republican for the U.S. House released this online ad linking the Holocaust with gun control. Wurzelbacher told POLITICO“I’m just stating the fact that history is very important — people need to understand what happened. Different countries around the world have tried to disarm their citizens, and then have tried to exterminate their own now-unarmed citizens.”

The ad concludes with the candidate telling the camera, “I love America.” Good to know, but it doesn’t make the point of this ad any clearer.

Wurzelbacher is brushing off any controversy that could come from the ad, again telling POLITICO, “If people are looking to be offended by this video, they are probably serving a political agenda. Unfortunately there are a lot of whiners out there.”

Along with the video, the candidate offered this equally bewildering tweet:

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Joe the Plumber links gun control, Holocaust

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