A white guy, in a suit! Dancing! Or possibly having an aneurysm! Medical science cannot tell! The NYTimes claims this soul brotha is one “David Weprin,” the intrepid New York City Democrat running for Anthony Weiner’s old seat. Can he capture voters’ wang-weary hearts? The race is apparently very close in this once safely blue district! Thanks for absolutely nothing, Anthony Weiner! David Weprin will win them back with his loco techno Macarena. (This adorable video is “opposition research” from 2009 some Republican just posted to YouTube, for freedom.) Viva! [NYTimes/YouTube]

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  • nounverb911

    Does he have a twitter account?

    • Come here a minute


      • the_problem_child

        Thank you. Hat's off to you, man. #quebecoispop

      • Negropolis



        • horsedreamer_1


  • Barb

    Wait until he gets in good with Obama and his cronies then he will be Dancing with the Czars.

    • Fare la Volpe

      I groaned, then giggled, then fapped.

      • ShaveTheWhales

        Like you don't always do that.

    • flamingpdog

      Or alternatively, Dancing with the Tsars.

      • horsedreamer_1

        Stalinist fascists dance with der Kaiser, I believe.

  • nounverb911

    Who was he dancing with? It looked like he took his dancing lessons from Marcus Bachmannn.

  • SorosBot

    Never mind the dancing, he needs to do something about that mustache to win. The 70s are over, man!

  • the_problem_child

    Opposition research? He dances like a Republican, FFS.

  • OC_Surf_Serf

    I think he's just saying "Look up here at my hands and not down at my package"


    • T

      (And also, you are awesome.)

  • edgydrifter

    It isn't dancing so much as it's a drugged kitten batting at invisible pieces of string.

  • Doktor Zoom

    Yes We Prin!

  • If the opposition Republican won, wouldn't he still be left of Ted Kennedy?

  • Fare la Volpe

    I've never seen that many black people awkwardly shifting.

    At least, not since the last time Wayne Brady was on TV.

    • Texan_Bulldog

      Or watching any of those Madea movies–seriously, what is up with Tyler Perry & all the cross dressing?

      • themcwow


        • horsedreamer_1

          Gayer than Pedro Almodovar?

          And with that, Tyler Perry acquires mention with Almodovar for the first and last time.

    • flamingpdog

      Wayne Brady is black?

  • GuanoFaucet

    Christ on a crutch, if his dance moves were any whiter, he'd be invisible.

    • Negropolis

      They prefer the term "Translucent Americans".

  • arihaya

    that YouTube video's comments make me want to punch Weiner for make that seat empty

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      By my rough estimate, 90% of YouTube commenters are 12 years old, brain-damaged, or both. Not much different from the BrightFart crowd, in other words.

      • flamingpdog

        In my experience, a non-brain-damaged 12-year-old is an oxymoron.

  • emmelemm

    Smooth. Very smooth.

    • NorthStarSpanx

      I fear this has a career ending Howard Dean scream quality to it.

  • Mort_Sinclair

    Appears you can't post a video link to YouTube here? Well, trust me on this one. That guy looks a lot like this guy by film animator David Lewandowski:

  • As it turns out, there aren't too many people left who "want Weiner's seat."
    So, in his defense, this is not the best New York has to offer.

  • Why did Weiner have to resign? Vitter the Shitter is still there.

    Fuckin' double standards.

    • SorosBot

      And Weiner didn't even do anything. Sadly, I don't think he would have been hounded into resigning if it wasn't for his name and the fact that our media has the maturity level of a twelve-year-old and wouldn't stop making childish puns about the world's mildest sex scandal.

    • BarackMyWorld

      Stop talkin' sense.

  • Goonemeritus

    How can it be close, this is NYC we normally have to open a National Geographic to even see a real Republican.

    • SorosBot

      Can't you find them by walking down to Wall Street?

      • ShaveTheWhales

        But they don't live in the city, amirite?

        • Goonemeritus

          Larchmont or some such if they’ve made their bones, Jersey if they’re posers, Poughkeepsie if they’ve only seen the DVD.

          • Negropolis

            How could you forget Connecticut? Don't forget Connecticut.

            But, not even a banker would live on Long Island.

          • Goonemeritus

            When I take Metro North from Grand Central I see these sad folk on their way to Connecticut. I’m even told some of them live there by choice.

          • AJWjr.

            Letterman libel!

          • Negropolis

            Lieberman Libel!

            BTW, for such an insanely wealthy state, Connecticut has some pretty shitty cities, no?

  • Elaine Bennis called. She wants her moves back.

    • Fare la Volpe

      This is a companion step to the little kicks – it's called the little palms.

  • HistoriCat

    I suck as a dancer but at least I know it when I see it. Whatever that shit was he was doing – it wasn't dancing.

  • The word "funky" is mysteriously missing from this Wonk post as well as all the comments.

    Where is everybody tonight? Recovering from last night's jobs-whatever-hangover?

  • ttommyunger

    Why don't these people realize they look like the total rhythmless dorks they are? O.T. My wife's best friend says she never fucked a man unless she danced with him first. This clown would not make it to first base with Dottie, I guarantee.

    • I must admit I'm in the same camp – If you can't/won't dance, you can't/won't fuck. There is a ray of sunshine however – it does not matter whether the dancing is good. Just do it and see where it gets you. That's the point.

      Edit: This clown probably never had a chance with Dottie no matter what the circumstances.

    • ShaveTheWhales

      I'm not gonna watch the video, because I can always look in the mirror if I want to see bad dancing, but I'm gonna register a vote for "dance like there's nobody watching".

      I can't jump either, but that didn't stop me from enjoying hoops well into my forties. And I'll still dance if I can find someone foolish enough to accompany me.

    • Radiotherapy®

      I've always heard that about driving too.

      • ttommyunger

        Bad driving is sort of self-regulating; at least at speeds in excess of 50mph.

    • V572 T-Blow

      By the same token, excessive terpsichorial competence in a putatively hetero male is highly suspect.

      • ttommyunger

        Quite true, however Dottie's criteria centered around the presence or absence of rhythm primarily, if not solely; and yes, godammit, you made me go to the Dictionary. Happy?

        • V572 T-Blow

          Learning is a life-long process, regrettably. It’d be so much easier if you could just turn off your brain, like a Republican.

          • ttommyunger

            That would be a comfy feeling, wouldn't it? I guess that's why they usually seem so smug-they are convinced they know everyfuckingthing.

          • V572 T-Blow

            Ever read the book about Pat Tillman — Where Men Win Glory? That was one amazing learning experience for me. Pretty sure you’d feel the same way.

          • ttommyunger

            I could not stand to read it. I am a Ranger (former) and I feel so badly for him, his family and his comrades. I blame Bush, Rummy and McChrystal for his death, the felonious “investigation” and the attempted cover-up. It sickens me to this date.

          • V572 T-Blow

            I understand. There's one beautiful moment in it when Tillman looks around at the flabby, cigarette-smoking losers in his BT platoon, most of whom are one tattoo away from a jail sentence, and writes in his journal that maybe there's a bit more to this “leadership” thingthan just being the toughest guy among a bunch of spoiled NFL players who've never done anything but work out and play football. He was an amazing guy: married his high-school sweetheart, read books, had cats, and knew that he had to do something more with his life than play football.

          • ttommyunger

            Such a waste of humanity.

  • That's the kind of stuff that launches stand up comic careers at The Apollo.

  • C'mon, y'all. We are the people who are accepting and tolerant of differences. Okay, this dude couldn't out-dance Speaker Boner. But he's out there, making a fool of himself amongst the Voters of Color, trying to be uninhibited. Give him a break.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Nobody's gonna vote on the basis of this. (Barry can't dance worth a damn either.)

      • AznMom420

        Yeah but have you seen the flotus? Girl works it in the most dutiful of ways.

      • Pristine_ODummy

        He's not great, but he's not too terrible. At least he's got (wait for it … wait for it …)

        This guy is pretty pitiful.

  • Callyson

    White guys can't dance.
    No offense, but come on…

    • Pristine_ODummy

      The gals don't do so good, either.

  • smashedinhat

    I'm a little teapot short and stout.
    This is my handle and this is my spout…

  • BarackMyWorld

    It takes a wanker to replace a Weiner, I guess.

    • Limeylizzie

      He's going to lose the seat , by all accounts.

  • This will probably turn into a whole new Wonkette post but here goes anyway:

    "We have a strong conservative candidate in Bob Turner who has the opportunity to win a congressional seat in the heart of New York City. He is facing a career politician who will vote in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi in support of Barack Obama's failed economic policies that have added $4 trillion to our national debt in only three years. The Obama Democrats just put $500,000 into the race to defeat Bob Turner and keep this seat in their liberal hands."
    -Reince Priebus
    Chairman, Republican National Committee

    Emphasis NOT mine.
    Bad dancing can get U SRS $$$$!!!!

    • I can't help but burst into laughter whenever I see Reince Priebus' name. I think at this point, the republicans are just fucking with us.

      • NorthStarSpanx

        Don't worry, SarahPAC's forced last-minute $1,000 contribution will make a difference in all causes near and dear to her servant's heart to make a difference for Real American's wanting to take our country back without a title.

        Seems she ain't desiring to progress beyond her "potential Presidential candidate" non-title that gets her all those teabagging hard workin dollars.

  • JackObin

    This is nonsense. Let me know when he takes a picture of his dick.

  • Not_So_Much

    Frankly, penis pix might be less disturbing than this…whatever it is…

  • SexySmurf

    What exactly would you call that dance? The Vertical Crawl? The Rock Climber? The Epileptic Seizure?

  • AlterNewt

    But will Obama prerepudiate him?

    • V572 T-Blow

      If he doesn't he's morally weak. Or maybe if he does; it's hard to remember.

  • Radiotherapy®

    Best teabagger rally evah.

  • Warpde

    Ah, hell.
    A Weiner by any other name is still a wiener.

    No big and the thick does the trick jokes ladies.

  • mavenmaven

    I'm swayed by the woman holding his campaign sign. She definitely has my vote!

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Mine too. She was hardly moving, but still out-danced him by a mile.

  • Negropolis

    Why is that moustachioed man high-fiving the air…and can he teach me how to do it?

    This is actually worse than Wolf Blitzer being taught how to Dougie at last year's Soul Train Awards. Google it.

    • Pristine_ODummy

      No fucking way! I've suffered enough.

  • Negropolis

    Electronica Libel!

  • flamingpdog

    On behalf of white people everywhere, I have to apologize to Don Cornelius.

    • Pristine_ODummy

      C'mon, pdog, just apologize to ALL people of colour, and we'll pretend like this never happened.

    • Negropolis

      Don Cornelius. My, how the mighty have fallen.

  • AznMom420

    I like the cut of this gentleman's jib. His chaste dancing confirms he's never known another so carnally as to text them his dick, and chances are he's still embarrassed every time he whips it out to pee.

    • Negropolis

      'Tis true, 'tis true. If your congresscritter has skills beyond doing the chicken dance or running man, be very worried. Very, very worried. Actually, be very, very proud that your congresscritter is getting some, and probably anywhere and everywhere in between.

  • The beat goes on and I'm so wrong
    The beat goes on and I'm so wrong
    I may be totally wrong but I'm a – dancin' fool
    I may be totally wrong but I'm a – dancin' fool…

    Move over boy, I got better things to do
    I've got plans and they don't include you
    Tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight

  • All right, all right, keep your shirt on. No, seriously, keep your shirt on.

  • If I were running for office I would never dance again.

  • Funk soul brother.

  • NorthStarSpanx

    Since he's a Dem, it makes sense that he dances like a marionette instead of a GOP puppet. He'd dance better with a hand shoved up his ass.

  • At least he's trying, oppo assholes!
    And he isn't charging them $15.00, or having them arrested, or…

  • BZ1

    mostly he's just standing there, reaching out for some invisible something or other…

    • Pristine_ODummy

      The tattered remnants of his dignity.

  • horsedreamer_1

    Better moves than Obama.

    Truly, Barry, Sr., made his greatest mistake never teaching his namesake to dance.

    • Negropolis

      I thought his greatest mistaken was knocking up some Kansan, and then running — nay, fleeing –all the way the hell back to Kenya, the bastard.

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