(POLITICO) Tea Party favorite and congressional candidate “Joe the Plumber” said his Christian “brother” Barack Obama was “blessed by God” and that, to this day, America remains a Judeo-Christian country.

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher blasted those who question the president’s faith, saying that Obama’s conversion to Christianity — his father was raised Muslim, and his mother was an atheist — “came against all odds” and allowed him to “throw off his past.”

“He became a Christian against all odds, and ultimately — I don’t know God’s will — but if you follow what God wants you to do, he will bless you. Barack Obama has been blessed by God, to become president,” Wurzelbacher told POLITICO.

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