Tea Party Shocker: Most Of These People Are Nuts

by Sara K. Smith

Cleveland! It’s a hot town! This guy went to one of them Tea Party protests on Friday, discovered that pretty much everybody there thought Barack Obama was a foreign-born Alien Muslim, etc. You know, the usual. And now a swarm of insane people have flooded comments on the video with actual gibberish like this: “harlem style wheeling and dealing and the multiple lies Obama ahas gathered are not what the USa can toelrate and i’m just saying that thinking that jiving can get you through is a far shot for US politics and Obama is not adapted for this job not in 2009.” Democracy! [Blogger Interrupted]

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norbizness March 4, 2009 at 9:44 am

This is what happens when you’re home schooled with a PlayStation 3 as your primary tutor.

orbit222 March 4, 2009 at 9:47 am


jodyleek March 4, 2009 at 9:47 am

“harlem style wheeling and dealing and the multiple lies Obama ahas gathered are not what the USa can toelrate and i’m just saying that thinking that jiving can get you through is a far shot for US politics and Obama is not adapted for this job not in 2009.”

Grammar compliments of Sarah Palin. Also.

Serolf Divad March 4, 2009 at 9:50 am

Until I hold Barack Obama’s actual birth certificate in my hand, signed in the blood of Jesus I will not accept that he’s a U.S. Citizen.

CampbellBrown' March 4, 2009 at 9:51 am

The modern face of the GOP is now the creepy Jesus lady who hangs out downtown and yells about the gays and abortionists going to hell. Please nominate all these folks, RCCC!

The Rev. Yevot March 4, 2009 at 9:51 am

Wait, I’m confused about the movie. So the cops knew that internal affairs were setting them up?

Crab1 March 4, 2009 at 9:52 am

I smell Oscar!

Gayer Than Thou March 4, 2009 at 9:55 am

I’d watch it, but criminy! It’s over six minutes long. I have PlayStation homework to do — I don’t have time for that.

AngryBlakGuy March 4, 2009 at 9:55 am

…shouldn’t he be in locked in mothers basement masturbating to a life size cut out of Sarah Palin?

freakishlystrong March 4, 2009 at 9:55 am

Holy Fucking Shit.

norbizness March 4, 2009 at 9:57 am

Additional superficial thoughts (i.e. with the sound off):

0:26 Don’t take the bumperstickers out of the protective plastic! NOW THEY’RE NOT MINT CONDITION!
0:32 The telltale wrinkled chin of the defiantly stupid.
0:52 Please, God, throw in a medium shot, because the close-ups are killing me.
1:01 Nothing like warm mead and chattel slavery to get a party started.
1:05 John Popper from Blues Traveler must be very disappointed at how his son turned out.
1:38 Krugman? You’re a Browns fan?
1:53 I always wondered what Nursie from Blackadder III was up to these days.
2:15 I’d recognize that faux Members Only jacket and that messed-up hair anywhere… it’s Matthew “Break My Stride” Wilder!

Ugh, that’s enough. My RBA (recommended biennial allowance) of ugly people has been reached.

Norbert March 4, 2009 at 9:57 am

My ancestors fled Cleveland

norbizness March 4, 2009 at 9:58 am

[re=257393]Gayer Than Thou[/re]: Please explain, in 3.5 paragraph style, why Killzone 2 is a million times awesomer than regular Killzone. Use only l33tsp3ak and texter idioms.

Serolf Divad March 4, 2009 at 9:59 am


I’m thinking more along the lines of an old Packard Bell 386 and some creepy bible games you’ve never heard of.

ThePerfesser March 4, 2009 at 9:59 am

Out of power.
Out of work.
Out of ideas.
Out of their minds. Also.

AngryBlakGuy March 4, 2009 at 10:00 am

[re=257388]Serolf Divad[/re]: …and it must be printed on the “Shroud of Turin” and delivered to my doorstep by the apostle John, wearing a Palin/Jindal 2012 t-shirt!

thefrontpage March 4, 2009 at 10:00 am

This is far more scary than any recent horror movie. Who are these people? Yech.

Big Liver March 4, 2009 at 10:02 am

You see, that movie “Idiocracy” was not a comedy.

Hopey dont play that game March 4, 2009 at 10:02 am

I couldn’t watch the whole thing (the stupid burns!), when does the steamer happen?

BadKitty March 4, 2009 at 10:03 am

[re=257397]Norbert[/re]: Word. I was born in Ohio but by the age of 2, I was crawling for the border. Never been back.

norbizness March 4, 2009 at 10:04 am

[re=257399]Serolf Divad[/re]: I guess that makes “God mode” totally redundant.

Lisa: Where are the dice?
Todd: Daddy says dice are wicked.
Rod: We just move one space at a time. It’s less fun that way.

Mahousu March 4, 2009 at 10:08 am

I was impressed that less than 50% of the crowd appeared to be obese. The new depression-era diet plan is working!

Canmon (the Inadequate) March 4, 2009 at 10:12 am

How could Obama be an illegal alien when Malcolm X is his secret father?

EjectGoose March 4, 2009 at 10:22 am

The only thing more annoying than these people is the smugness of the guy behind the camera.

twowheeljunkie March 4, 2009 at 10:24 am

I actually work with people that believe this shit.

Was any other president ever ask to provide a birth certificate.?

wawa March 4, 2009 at 10:24 am

Thanks for this. If I see any of these morons on the street, I’ll be sure to kick ‘em in the shins. FWIW, most of these morons probably were bused in from the ‘burbs. Cleveland is cool, it’s just surrounded by people who would rather live in 1820s Mississippi.

binarian March 4, 2009 at 10:26 am

[re=257408]Mahousu[/re]: ….also out of work, apparently. Get jobs, you lazy slackers!!!

DanginMpls March 4, 2009 at 10:27 am

Oh come on, this is like shooting fish in a barrel! I guess I can accept that on a mercy killing basis.

NoWireHangers March 4, 2009 at 10:27 am

Oh mah Gawd! Trolls walk among us! I thought daylight turned them to stone. Well, I guess it was overcast that day. This video just reinforces my firm belief that you can sense that someone is a Republican before you have confirmation.

Also, I had to rewind the video because I thought their tea said “beaner tea”.

I was more surprised that it didn’t.

KristaJulieva March 4, 2009 at 10:28 am

Maybe this is a little late, but I’d just like to give a sarcastic shout out to the people who held a Tea Party in my hometown of St. Louis…dumping tea into the Mississippi River. Who the fuck bought that tea, you ‘tards? The time honored tradition of Tea Parties is you dress up like Injuns and destroy your enemy’s tea. You don’t buy a bunch of tea and then throw it in a body of water. Fucking idiots.

Crab1 March 4, 2009 at 10:29 am

[re=257403]Big Liver[/re]: It was a documentary filmed in real time?

jagorev March 4, 2009 at 10:31 am

When our founding fathers wrote and ratified the First Amendment, it’s pretty clear they didn’t have YouTube commenters in mind.

ellie March 4, 2009 at 10:35 am

Most of those people are nuts? The hell you say!

sarcasticusername March 4, 2009 at 10:38 am

twowheeljunkie: other president’s weren’t brown, so it was much clearer that they weren’t america hating radical muslin commies. you see, a lot of brown people have quite a few reasons for not being such big fans of america sometimes, so a lot of white people are afraid that they may indeed not have a permanent boner for america, and thus they need more proof than can ever be provided in order to soothe their fears.

springfield_meltdown March 4, 2009 at 10:38 am

Today we are all supermodels. At least comparatively speaking.

Woodwards Friend March 4, 2009 at 10:40 am

All right wing-nuts, you win. I officially no longer believe in evolution. If natural selection existed this tragically useless genetic material would have wasted away generations ago.

Bypartizoa March 4, 2009 at 10:41 am

These people are insuring a Democratic majority for years to come.

qwerty42 March 4, 2009 at 10:42 am

[re=257404]Hopey dont play that game[/re]: I couldn’t watch the whole thing…
I couldn’t either. geeze, just seeing a bunch of goofs like that is a lot — how the heck can someone stay to get their idiot reactions to anything? Well, in our new communistical, muslinic atheistic anarcho-syndicalist regime, with everyone getting gay abortions, I guess this is what we can expect.

Giant Robot March 4, 2009 at 10:45 am

“Never underestimate the power of denial” – Ricky Fitts

Garrrry March 4, 2009 at 10:47 am

He should have told them that McCain was born in Panama (a fact!) to see their heads implode.

jagorev March 4, 2009 at 10:47 am

I officially no longer believe in evolution. If natural selection existed this tragically useless genetic material would have wasted away generations ago.

Or it could just be that evolution favors ignorant sociopathic assholes. No one ever said being nice and educated and thoughtful was a survival advantage.

Giant Robot March 4, 2009 at 10:50 am

[re=257444]Woodwards Friend[/re]: And why would all those nice protesters be wearing heavy coats and scarves if we really had global warming?

MARCdMan March 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

We had my buddy’s bachelor party in Cleveland. He was beaten by the cops. Cleveland sucks.

Mr Blifil March 4, 2009 at 10:56 am

Cleveland and “hope” are mutually exclusive concepts.

x111e7thst March 4, 2009 at 10:57 am

Kill them all. Let the great god muslin sort them out.

rocco March 4, 2009 at 10:59 am

How you know these people are crazy: Alan Keyes agrees with them

twowheeljunkie March 4, 2009 at 11:01 am

[re=257440]sarcasticusername[/re]: Word.

jagorev March 4, 2009 at 11:02 am

[re=257464]MARCdMan[/re]: To be fair, cops are assholes everywhere. At least he didn’t get shot or raped, as would have happened in the liberal havens of California and New York

Lavender March 4, 2009 at 11:03 am

[re=257457]jagorev[/re]: in fact, due to overpopulation, it is the thoughtful sane people who are choosing to breed less, thus ensuring that the remaining breeders are of lesser intelligence. It’s the end of the world as we know it. Next up? Bees take the evolutionary step to self awareness and evolve into the Borg.

davesnothere March 4, 2009 at 11:05 am

I think we can clearly see the bitter disappointment these folks are feeling, now that they’ve realized there will be no actual teabagging today.

wilmawonker March 4, 2009 at 11:10 am

Nothing has made my brain hurt so much as this video in a long time.

Woodwards Friend March 4, 2009 at 11:14 am


Gopherit March 4, 2009 at 11:15 am

Thank you Wonkette for making me stupider today.

AWOcoholic March 4, 2009 at 11:22 am

Shockers! Teabags! Hahaha… rebellion is SO FUCKING SEXY.

CampbellBrown' March 4, 2009 at 11:27 am

You can’t have a teabag party w/o the token black dude. What’s up Cleveland?

ericblair March 4, 2009 at 11:35 am

I live in Cleveland, and this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of how godawfully dumb its population is.

Somebody, please get me out of this hellhole!

Bruno March 4, 2009 at 11:39 am

[re=257444]Woodwards Friend[/re]: If conservatives don’t believe in evolution, how come they believe in Social Darwinism?

Anyway, I’m glad that they do, because that will hopefully keep them in their places forever.

forgracie March 4, 2009 at 11:40 am

Can we send all like-mnded people to Cleveland?

El Vista March 4, 2009 at 11:45 am


Before teh Global Warming, Cleveland would be iced-in, and these people had to play tea-baggies in their pathetic, Raskolnikovian garrets. Darn, I miss those days.

Scarab March 4, 2009 at 11:48 am

Those people are as insightful as they are attractive.

Mad Farmer Manifest March 4, 2009 at 11:55 am

[re=257403]Big Liver[/re]: [re=257477]Lavender[/re]: Idiocracy was not funny, just horrifying. Of course, I think nature has same major selection pressure in store for us. Being smart with few children might actually turn out to be the better breeding strategy, evolutionarily speaking. Sorry, geeked out a bit.

Packherd March 4, 2009 at 11:58 am

Oh my. There’s at least three (3) good 2012 slogans in there for the RNC:

“Harlem style wheeling and dealing.” (‘Watts style’ and ‘East Bay style’ are also acceptable)
“Jiving can get you through.” (used ironically; possibly used in satirical hip hop)
“Obama is not adapted for this job.” (followed by “He’s just not the type of person we want in the White House…”)

Mad Farmer Manifest March 4, 2009 at 12:00 pm

[re=257532]Mad Farmer Manifest[/re]: Some, not same. Vowel fail.

greywindz March 4, 2009 at 12:38 pm

[re=257448]qwerty42[/re]: You forgot “crypto fascist hand jive in the form of fist bumping”, mate…also.

Barry don' March 4, 2009 at 12:55 pm

The fedora wearer posted a video response under the name ‘PwninatorMaximus.”

Barry don' March 4, 2009 at 12:57 pm

The guy wearing the fedora posted a “rebuttal” on youtube under the name “PwninatorMaximus.”

Come here a minute March 4, 2009 at 1:16 pm

If these people would just read Barack Obama’s book Dreams from My Father, all their questions would be resolved.

Ha, ha, just kidding–I know they can’t read!

Johnetic March 4, 2009 at 1:17 pm

[re=257532]Mad Farmer Manifest[/re]: Speaking as someone who actually did get his law degree from Costco (they are up front by the Customer Service booth, between the California Closets displays and the tires), I can say that Idiocracy was more documentary than comedy or horror movie.

Iforgotohio March 4, 2009 at 1:21 pm

I believe in two things: The awesome force that is the Cleveland Browns and the illegitimacy of the Obama presidency!
I can’t wait to go back to Cleveland for a week next month. It’s not at all depressing.

bellesouth March 4, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Do not feed the trolls!!!

superfecta March 4, 2009 at 1:25 pm

[re=257427]KristaJulieva[/re]: Amen! (Is this the point at which I ask you where you went to high school?) Here’s my question: is the guy who spent the early 90s doing his anti-Clinton puppet show behind a shower curtain in Harvard Square working on this important endeavor? Seems like it would be right up his street.

swearing_is_caring March 4, 2009 at 1:29 pm

That’s a DUDE?

kth March 4, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Knit-cap lady is beautiful, though. I’ll go to her church and sing freaky praise music, and do that Xtian “raise the roof” thing, if she’ll only have me. I even thought of a couplet they could use: “Throw your hands in the air! And wave them like you REALLY DO care!”

Gayer Than Thou March 4, 2009 at 2:07 pm

OK, so if Obama actually had the power to coerce both the Hawaiian and the Kenyan governments into lying about his birth certificate, why would he bother with the headache of being US President, especially in these circumstances? Wouldn’t he take Michelle (and the girls — or maybe they’d still go to Sidwell Friends; it’s a good school, after all) to his underground lair and plot actual world domination, instead of risking being the fall guy for Bush-created disasters?

That’s what I’d do, at least. That, and install spycams in certain men’s lockerrooms. But that’s just me.

Scott-san March 4, 2009 at 2:31 pm

I kept waiting for someone to rise above, or at least surprise me. So along comes the big-toothed girl who admits that she’d seen some of the evidence of Obama’s birth certificate. A glimmer of hope? (Nope.) “I voted for Sarah Palin.” Bzzzzzzzt! YOU LOSE!

ExecutorElassus March 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm

BO-ring! Jeez, couldn’t this guy do more than pull the obvious douchebag move of asking everybody there – over and over in montage format – whether they believed Hopey was a Real ‘merikin? That’s just as insufferable as those tedious buzzkills that show up at parties and start talking the gold standard. If you really want to show that they’re out of their minds, you have to get way past the truther bullshit.

c’mon, man! Have some ambition! Why isn’t Liz Glover out there? If this were a Wonkette joint, it’d be goddamn performance art. Also.

electroj March 4, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Hey, don’t pick on Cleveland, we didn’t vote for Palin! Cleveland voted for Obama by a 6 to 1 margin. Cuyahoga County voted for Obama 458,000 to McCain with 200,000.

These tea party people came from the hinterlands and are GOP plants on public square. I think is type of theatre would play better further south in the state.

Numbat Dundee March 4, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Personally, I’ve always found that jiving will get me through anything. I jived my way through college and now I’m a Professor of Jiving. I’ve also got all of my own teeth. And I’m not even black!

TexasCowGirl March 4, 2009 at 4:24 pm

[re=257421]twowheeljunkie[/re]: No, but they were all white and therefore “real Americans” by definition.

qwerty42 March 4, 2009 at 4:42 pm

[re=257831]electroj[/re]: maybe they came down from the UP?
[re=257569]greywindz[/re]: “crypto fascist hand jive in the form of fist bumping” Yeah! do we need any Stalinist references or is “communistical” sufficient? maybe kronstadter?

kona farmer March 4, 2009 at 5:24 pm

80 comments and only 1 passing reference to the “Cleveland Steamer.” Maybe Wonketeers prefer the “Alabama Hotpocket.”

Senhor Tambor March 4, 2009 at 5:46 pm

That was hard to watch. Yep. proud to be a Clevelander today…

Go Tribe. But bring your birth certificates.

montresor March 5, 2009 at 12:43 am

I live in Cleveland and these are my neighbors. There’s been talk for years of a “brain drain” from this city, all the halfway intelligent people leaving for better jobs in smarter places. What you see here is what’s left after the drainage. It’s quite an experience to live among such morons day in and day out. I myself would leave if I could!

Brendan M. March 5, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Cleveland gave you slags rock & roll, so how about a little fucking gratitude?

heathenish March 5, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Hopey dont play that game: I couldn’t watch it all either. Jesus these people are dumb. and scary also

Sparkleplenty27 February 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm

OK I get that you all are Liberal Loons who have consumed too much kool aid to be rational. That’s fine. But despite the fact that this question to YOU ALL is far too rational for you to comprehend, try really hard to see if you can come up with a reasonable answer (that makes sense).

Now if your answer is that he already provided it – NO HE HAS NOT. And if he had, why all the attorneys still battling to keep the birth certificate sealed? What he provided is a document that anyone can get. It does not prove birth or show any details – it merely certifies a birth took place, which is not the same as a live birth document which in every instance provides hospital, attending nurse and physician, names of parents, birth details of baby. THIS DOCUMENT HAS NEVER BEEN OFFERED AND IS CONTINUALLY KEPT SEALED.

Any meager amount of research and you can discover for yourself – while you are trying to come up with a decent explanation of the enormous effort to not provide a true birth certificate.


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