Tea Party Comic Makes “Trig” Jokes at Palin Iowa Event

As noted earlier in the livestream thread, Conservative performance artist Eric Golub took a couple of daringly cheap swipes at Liberals by comparing them to Sarah Palin’s special needs child, Trig.

Twitterer nachofiesta posted Golub’s first knee-slapper praising Palin’s pro-life bona fides:

Palin “has such a value for human life, that she would even bring a child into this world she knew that modern medical technology would show that would be defective ideologically like Nancy Pelosi.”

A few moments later, Golub used Trig as a punchline set-up again:

After commending Palin on raising her son Trig while balancing other responsibilities, Golub made the analogy.

“For that reason alone, the left should worship Sarah Palin and adopt her as one of their own,” Golub said. “Because the leftist haters are an entire political ideology of special needs children.”

That’s it. No commentary. Just wanted to note that it’s OK to equate a Down Syndrome kid with “mental defective,” as long as you’re addressing a Tea Party crowd. And you won’t even catch shit from his Mom for doing it. 

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 09/03/11 at 11:10 PM • Permalink

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OK, you beat us by minutes, & not to blog pimp (much) but here’s Golub squawking the second one. (Literally squawking.)

@M. Bouffant — Thanks for the link. Half the reason I didn’t post this eight hours ago was that I was being a lazy tool, and there wasn’t a decent searchable event video or Golub clip online.

I finally reviewed CSPAN’s footage to verify the nachofiesta tweet (which matched what I heard live, but I wanted to be sure) and CNN’s story gave me a good link and transcription of the second quote.

Now, you’ve produced a watchable clip…and together, we’ll make this story GO VIRAL!

Don’t be shy about about snatching it & posting it!

Now that I look, John Cole had both of us beat by hours. But you still have the only video.

What, you mean to tell me that Sarah Palin practices selective outrage toward slights against her children as a cynical political ploy?

I’m shocked etc. etc. etc.

You can hear from the clip at M. Bouffant’s site that some in the audience were laughing at the lame joke. If I were momma grifter, I would be highly offended by this asshole’s “joke”. Since Limbaugh runs the wingnut party, I can understand why Palin ignored his use of “retard” —  after making a big stink about Rahm’s use of the same term, but why is she avoiding making a mincemeat out of this nobody asshat. Is she that tribalistic?

It isn’t the first time he’s used that “joke,” either. Via CNN Political Ticker, here he is at the Young America’s Foundation Biennial Convention in 2010. The relevant portion starts at 7:19, roughly.

What an angry, grating, strawman-chewing nutball. Almost like a male Sarah Palin, except I think he “writes” his own material.

A pre-school child makes up funnier jokes than that.

So it appears that the Tea Party likes crap. Crap comedians, crap music, and of course their craptacular politicians.

I propose we market a Tea Party “Freedom From Tyranny” meal. The main course would be a slice of American cheeze on two slices of white bread (the Liberty Eagle Sandwich), followed by a dessert of room temperature lime jello (the Stop NObama Froot Cup) all for the low, low price of $35.99. It would go over like gangbusters, I’m sure, and we could give the proceeds to the ACLU.

I just don’t see why Palin et al should be the only ones who get to grift these rubes.

Time for a stroll down memory lane:

In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life. My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of French bread the way former Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.

Hear that sound? That is the sound of Comedy weeping.

Good grief. What a horror show. I went over to cspan and watched this bottom feeding sewer trout, and a couple of other meathead speakers, and now I have to go wash my brain, then put it in a cast.

The jokes play with the Tea Party ‘cause he managed to get “Nancy Pelosi” and “leftist haters” in the punchlines.  That cancels out the references to Trig.  Or IOKIYAR.

Is she that tribalistic?

They all are, including their “artists.”

This is why “conservative” comedians (scare quotes, because they’re scary) are never funny.  To them, a punchline isn’t a punchline unless it refers to “liberals.”  “Liberals are this,” “Liberals are that.”  It’s the 21st century equivalent of jokes about “women” in the 50’s, let alone about “Jews,” “Negroes,” etc.

The point of their comedy (such as it is) isn’t actually to be funny.  It’s to function as cheerleading for the team.  You could stand before that audience and say, “Man, I wanna tell ya—liberals are like a bunch of grapes!” and the crowd would…well, not really laugh, but “laugh.”  They cheer cheap crap in performances the way they cheer nonsense in speeches.

Look at what passes for comedy in that world: Greg Gutfield, Julia Goren, and this idiot.

Their movies, their comedy, their songs: it’s all atrophied at the level of tribal reinforcement.  Their artists lack the ability, the perceptiveness, and the brains to create anything truly funny, moving, or compelling.  If they had that capacity, they wouldn’t be present-day Republicans.  They’d be liberals.

Thank you, you’ve been great.

Kid Rock called. He said “Have you had sex with Pam Anderson? Oh, you haven’t? Then take off the hat, cut your hair and shave, asshole.”

Is that his natural voice , or has he just been kicked in the nuts too many times?

Sort of a castrati Gilbert Gottfried.

Come now, how many times must you be told! IOKIYAR!

According to Snowbilly of Iquitarod when Rahm Emmanuel says “retard” he should be fired, but when R. Limbaugh says “retard” he should be serviced by 10 year old Dominican boys…

@Ripley, honestly at first glance I didn’t see Kid Rock, I saw Gaddafi.  Which would explain the difficulty in tracking him down in Libya.


Comment by MikeJ on 09/04/11 at 12:41 PM

More of this guy’s work (not sure if it’s supposed to be comedy or not, but it’s certainly, uh, creative):

President Bush and Vice President Cheney had Ghadafi in Libya wetting his trousers. He voluntarily turned over his weapons programs because he knew that when Bush and Cheney spoke, those words meant something. Once young Master Obama entered the White House bathtub and played with his rubber ducky, Ghadafi became more belligerent than ever.

Oh sure, young Obama would talk tough against people who made him look bad. A half-hearted attempt at “kinetic conflicts” that involved “leading from behind” were somehow never considered actual war or even hostilities. This is why is took several months to topple Ghadafi rather than the mere weeks Bush and Cheney needed during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Comment by Angry Geometer on 09/04/11 at 12:41 PM

rather than the mere weeks Bush and Cheney needed during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

You gotta admit, that’s hilarious.

That arm gesture is a bit, um, telling.

You almost have to feel sorry for the poor bastard. He’s got a face for radio , a voice best suited for the Lollypop Guild , and all the comedic talent of a 1st grader.

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