Video: Jackie and Dunlap on the GOP YouTube walk out

posted at 10:02 am on July 31, 2007 by Allahpundit

These tools actually got one of their fake questions aired at the Democratic debate. Doubtless that’s part of the reason the Hewitt crowd is having palpitations. The candidates naturally all laughed themselves silly, but whether that was out of politeness, a desire to show their sense of humor, or the eternal charm of Republican redneck jokes is known only to them.

Mildly amusing. At least the derision is warranted in this case.

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Now this may or may not be true but I heard that most of the candidates had already committed to another debate on the day the Youtube debate was supposed to be held.

bj1126 on July 31, 2007 at 10:04 AM

It’s beyond me why anyone would think these youboob “debates” are a good idea. The presidential election is SERIOUS stuff and this makes it just another stupid, low class, senseless, UNSERIOUS bit of entertainment fluff.

Warner Todd Huston on July 31, 2007 at 10:06 AM

At least the derision is warranted in this case.

Are you saying that derision of the GOP is warranted? Shouldn’t that be phrased, In my clearly minority opinion the derision is warranted in this case?

Blake on July 31, 2007 at 10:14 AM

If for no other reason, Republicans should be running away from this dog and pony show just because the liberal nitwits seem so droolingly desperate for them to be in this “debate” that they are all pretending to be “blank slates” or out and out conservatives.

The YouTube crowd seems to run from 9-11 Republicans (liberal metrosexual techies who get the Islam problem) straight left to the far edges of leftism.

There is no Right there So why bother?

Jaibones on July 31, 2007 at 10:18 AM

Hewitt and Limbaugh should host a TalkRadio debate for Republican candidates with recorded questions from listeners. Then blogtubers can see how willing the FNC chicken Dimorats are to do the same.

I realize that we rightwingnut blogtubers think we’re big and tough like the moonbat-tubers, but we compare to them in the blogosphere like AirAmerica compares to EIB. Taunting Republicans on the issue when rightwingnut presence is virtually nanoscopic is a perfectly cromulent excercise in delusional self enbiggenment.

There are no votes for Dimorats on TalkRadio, waste of time whether they are chicken or not. Same for Repubs on a CNN YouTube Debate.

boris on July 31, 2007 at 10:21 AM

I think these two guys are somewhat brilliant — as proved by their acute and insightful analysis of the GLOBAL WARMING DEBATE (see bottom of post).

wordwarp on July 31, 2007 at 10:21 AM

that was funny, Kucinich and the snowman lol

zane on July 31, 2007 at 10:21 AM

thareb on July 31, 2007 at 10:21 AM

When Allah bans your stupid ass, that will be hilarious.

Bad Candy on July 31, 2007 at 10:30 AM

What’s that flag behind Dunlap? Sorry for my ignorance.

Anyway, governance by entertainment. Great idea.

jaime on July 31, 2007 at 10:31 AM

Hell, thats funny, don’t care who ya are!
/god bless the pygmys in Burma….

LakeRuins on July 31, 2007 at 10:32 AM

Jaime,
That is the state flag of TN

LakeRuins on July 31, 2007 at 10:32 AM

jaime, I think its the Tennessee state flag.

Bad Candy on July 31, 2007 at 10:33 AM

Heh.

Bad Candy on July 31, 2007 at 10:33 AM

This whole presidential campaign is going to wind up like “Survivor” before it is all over. All we need is a couple of immunity challenges.
/The tribe has spoken

LakeRuins on July 31, 2007 at 10:34 AM

thareb on July 31, 2007 at 10:21 AM

ruh-roh.

Tru2my2 on July 31, 2007 at 10:36 AM

LakeRuins on July 31, 2007 at 10:32 AM
Bad Candy on July 31, 2007 at 10:33 AM

Thanks Guys.

Back to the post. What kind of an argument is “how is God going to punish the Democratic candidate”? I didn’t really see an argument in the video. Some glancing epithets. It came off as more of a dare. This is the sort of appeal that affects liberals. But I’m not saying that’s why it works for you, AP.

jaime on July 31, 2007 at 10:42 AM

that was funny, Kucinich and the snowman lol

zane on July 31, 2007 at 10:21 AM

I had to watch it again. I missed most of it the first time laughing at the elf line.

What’s that flag behind Dunlap? Sorry for my ignorance.

jaime on July 31, 2007 at 10:31 AM

Not ignorance. I don’t know most of the state flags myself. I just know that one real well because I live there. :-)

Kowboy on July 31, 2007 at 10:42 AM

The clip of Red State Update on CNN’s American Morning just goes to show a) these guys suck at ad libbing and b) they’re pretty unfunny in general.

Just a couple of wannabe actor-comedians who couldn’t make it in LA and so moved over to YouTube to find an audience.

Mindcrime on July 31, 2007 at 10:42 AM

spell check = effects

jaime on July 31, 2007 at 10:44 AM

thareb:

Heh. WTF is RSU?

Jaibones on July 31, 2007 at 10:44 AM

self enbiggenment.

boris on July 31, 2007 at 10:21 AM

All right, just a GD minute, here. I thought it was “embiggenment” … ?

Jaibones on July 31, 2007 at 10:45 AM

If you Tube get sued out of existence (and some are thinking the death knell suit is already in court) Do the nuts go withit – I mean is there a symbionic relationship with the loss of a tacky America’s home video’s goes wild?

Will the Republicans be blamed for boycotting a fraud?

Will the Democrats be blamed for encouraging a fraud?

And will Fred’s billing records on a traffic ticket of Hillary’s third cousin twice removed be outed by the NYT in a one-upsmanship of their leftcoastwing rivals?

EricPWJohnson on July 31, 2007 at 10:46 AM

Allah – you’re a fag. RSU is f*ckin’ hilarious.
thareb on July 31, 2007 at 10:21 AM

RSU is hilarious!

And just because AP and KP are on the outs doesn’t mean he’s switched teams. :-)

csdeven on July 31, 2007 at 10:47 AM

The …ment form uses the “en” prefix.

boris on July 31, 2007 at 10:47 AM

Jaibones on July 31, 2007 at 10:44 AM

Red State Update, and contrary to what some here think not only are these guys funny as he11, there is a lot more intelligent thought going into what they are saying than appears on the surface.

doriangrey on July 31, 2007 at 10:47 AM

I seem to recall that them Demos turned thar noses up at the invite they got to do a FNC ‘debate’. It’s so predictable how the lefties use them double standards, I reckon uh-huh.

UTube can take a flying leap.

Christine on July 31, 2007 at 10:47 AM

thareb on July 31, 2007 at 10:21 AM

Buh-bye.

I was a fellow at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. It took me about 2 days to fall in love with the city.

Tennessee is a great state with a cool flag. I was told that the three stars represent the state’s three regions – East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee. Each area is distinguished by differing geographic terrain.

Great state for political junkies.

The Race Card on July 31, 2007 at 10:49 AM

What’s with the jab at Tancredo at the end! Not necessary.

congsan on July 31, 2007 at 10:51 AM

congsan on July 31, 2007 at 10:51 AM

Ummm, perhaps you should watch it again, Fred Thompson is the only one they didn’t take a jab at. A fact quite probably explained by the fact that he was their state senator.

doriangrey on July 31, 2007 at 10:54 AM

OK… Im a day late and $1.50 short.
What happen’d @ 10:21?

allie on July 31, 2007 at 10:56 AM

That was light and funny as hell! We could use more of this sorta thang. ha ha

DfDeportation on July 31, 2007 at 10:59 AM

YouTube is a joke and affords about as much dignity as a bar fight. Anybody that believes CNN won’t stack the cards against the Republican candidates has got to be sniffing something illegal.

rplat on July 31, 2007 at 11:00 AM

Eek. A ban. That might just ruin my whole life.

thareb on July 31, 2007 at 11:00 AM

Eek. A ban. That might just ruin my whole life.

thareb on July 31, 2007 at 11:00 AM

Well, since ya can’t fix stupid, AP has to explore other options.

Kowboy on July 31, 2007 at 11:02 AM

Are you saying that derision of the GOP is warranted? Shouldn’t that be phrased, In my clearly minority opinion the derision is warranted in this case?

If you think it’s warranted to skip a debate because you’re afraid that your side can’t answer questions satisfactorily, your screwed anyway.

If it is now the “minority opinion” that conservative ideas can win out over leftist ideas, then we’re in for a nice, looooonnng run with the Dems running things.

DaveS on July 31, 2007 at 11:04 AM

wordwrap

Karin misses Fox, you can tell by her smile in this video from those same two guys

WoosterOh on July 31, 2007 at 11:04 AM

If you can’t laugh at yourself it is time to take a break and maybe get a hobby to allow yourself a break. So these guys poked fun at some Republicans, did anybody see the parody that they did on that new Fox News show about the Cheney presidency?
I ain’t a big fan of the You Tube debates, not because of the questions or those posing them, but rather because of who it is that will be deciding which ones make it on air.
Besides after the Dems attempt at this the only thing anybody is talking about is the snowman and nobody can tell you a single response any of the candidates gave or even what the questions were. Not that the Dems were ever in any danger of getting asked any tough questions anyway but all of that changes when the Republicans are the one front and center.

LakeRuins on July 31, 2007 at 11:07 AM

why, mr allahpundit, are they “tools”? would that be tools of the state, tools of the trade or just tools because they are morning d.j.’s from “ten-UH-see?

that bit they put in the debate (is al gore still worried about all the ice/does his presence in the media hurt y’all’s feelings?) was funny. sure it was a sham debate with sham questions. any place more suited for wisecracks?

common sense dressed up in redneck drag. off-putting the intelligentsia since the alamo!

Go Vols! :)

JazzBass on July 31, 2007 at 11:09 AM

WoosterOh on July 31, 2007 at 11:04 AM

Oh yea, I’m with Dunlap, I’d run Kirin’s campaign any day…

doriangrey on July 31, 2007 at 11:12 AM

“What the hell you gonna do with Tancredo’s autograph?”

That’s choice.

ConfigSys.boy on July 31, 2007 at 11:15 AM

thareb on July 31, 2007 at 10:21 AM
Shite! I missed it.

That vid had to be a “double dog dare ya”.

captivated_dem on July 31, 2007 at 11:29 AM

That’s way too funny. I think that any Republican who (rightfully) boycotts the YouTube freakshow should attend a debate hosted by these two that airs simultaneously. I’ll wager it would draw a larger audience.

windbag on July 31, 2007 at 11:31 AM

WoosterOh – yeah that was a great line, “Yeah, I’d run yer campaign….”

Maybe Allah hates these guys, but I think they rock. That would be a rare disagreement with The Great One.

One of my favorites was The Jackie Broyles for President commercial: I have seen the future, and his name is Jackie Broyles.

wordwarp on July 31, 2007 at 11:47 AM

Just as sure as I’m a foot-high and weigh a poun’!! Yep.

DfDeportation on July 31, 2007 at 12:16 PM

Not sure if anyone has seen these guys in their “natural” state.

Guardian on July 31, 2007 at 12:19 PM

…..maybe I should include a content warning with that.

Guardian on July 31, 2007 at 12:21 PM

Red State Update, and contrary to what some here think not only are these guys funny as he11, there is a lot more intelligent thought going into what they are saying than appears on the surface.

Case in point: “you know, people say that Fred Thompson’s too lazy to run for President, you heard that? That’s just a Southern stereotype. And if there’s one thing I hate, it’s parading a bunch of Southern stereotypes through the mainstream media.”

And of course he says it on CNN. That, my friends, is well-placed irony.

otcconan on July 31, 2007 at 12:27 PM

I have no idea why so many of my fellows on the right are chanting for the Republicans to have a stupid debate with YouTubers. My wife, a die hard democrat saw clips of the stupid snowman asking about global warming and she vowed on the spot to switch parties.

Its not about running away- Its about being serious about the issues.

BelchSpeak on July 31, 2007 at 12:37 PM

Guardian on July 31, 2007 at 12:19 PM

You should definitely include a content warning on that. (Didn’t realize that these guys were actually Ace and Allah dressed up like rednecks, did you? Nor that Karol filmed their trip to see Brokeback Mountain…)

I like the Red State Update guys a lot, but I’m a sucker for corny southern humor. I suspect Allah is…less so.

see-dubya on July 31, 2007 at 12:40 PM

The majority of America think that presidential debates are retarded (I BTW totally agree) and have no value. The Youtube debates are even more retarded and you really have to be a pretty arrogant political junky internet blogger type to think otherwise.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Fifteen percent (15%) of American adults say that Presidential debates are exciting. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 58% say they are boring. Sixty-three percent (63%) of men and 54% of women find the debates boring.

Thirty percent (30%) say that the debates are informative while 50% say they are useless. Older Americans are more likely to find the debates useless than younger adults.

Ratings show that the most recent debate attracted 2.6 million viewers, a very small percentage of the electorate. A Rasmussen Reports analysis suggested that the debates may have little impact and that “only a major gaffe or startling policy pronouncement will break through the news clutter and impact the general public’s view of the race.”

Twenty-two percent (22%) say that debates are Very Important in terms of determining how they will vote. Another 38% say the debates are Somewhat Important. During Election 2004, the debates between President George W. Bush and Democratic nominee John F. Kerry had little impact. Following the first debate when the President did not do well, there was virtually no change in the candidate preference polls. However, Republicans simply decided that debates weren’t that important in determining their vote.

Thirty-three percent (33%) say there are too many debates while 30% say there are not enough. Twenty-two percent (22%) say the number is about right while 15% are not sure.

The nation’s youngest adults, those under 30, are more likely than their elders to find debates exciting (22%) and Very Important to their voting decision (33%).

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republicans find the Presidential debates boring along with 53% of Democrats and 54% of those not affiliated with either major party.

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Democrats say that the debates are informative while 43% say they are useless. Republicans, by a 59% to 23% margin, say that the debates are useless.

Fifty percent (50%) of those not affiliated with either major party say the debates are useless. Twenty-four percent (24%) of unaffiliateds say they are informative.


58% Say Presidential Debates Are Boring; 50% Say They’re Useless

doriangrey on July 31, 2007 at 12:46 PM

Rednecks? Hmmm.
I thought they were Democratic Presidential hopefuls.

oh Well.
D-U-N-L-A-P IN S-P-A-A-A-C-C-C-C-E

CyberCipher on July 31, 2007 at 12:53 PM

Oops. Forgot the link. My bad.

D-U-N-L-A-P IN S-P-A-A-A-C-C-C-C-E

CyberCipher on July 31, 2007 at 1:00 PM

I certainly would never cast aspersions on AP’s…uh…social choices. But in light of his opinion of RSU, I would suggest he may have certain urban prejudices predispositions and differences of humorosity opinion from those of us who measure distances in miles as opposed to blocks.

eeyore on July 31, 2007 at 1:22 PM

Fifteen Minutes, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11,….

Kini on July 31, 2007 at 1:51 PM

Nearly laughed my a!s off.That should screw up some
democrat minds.

canopfor on July 31, 2007 at 1:51 PM

Allah’s right. This crap is not funny.

I’m a fan of Dan Whitney’s drawling and good natured “Larry the Cable Guy” persona and have been since meeting him 10 years ago when he performed at the Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, Texas. All of the comedians on Blue Collar are Southerners that observe, understand, and brilliantly joke about the everyday things people do in America through their unique regionally-smoked lens (which is no different than what Seinfeld did through his own regional lens).

However, Harmon and Shockley (aka “Jackie and Dunlap”) are Southerners who hate everything about their regional culture. Every “Red State Update” is filmed self-flagellation by two Southerners that hate the people, values, and regional culture they came from.

CNN promotes RSU episodes because the network believes Republicans are so witless that they will actually identify with “Jackie and Dunlap” rather than view Harmon and Shockley’s caustic parody (itself a low-class shadow of Williams and Sears’ “Greater Tuna”) for what it is: A gutless and uninspired slam against Republicans for the chic urban leftist crowd.

ScottMcC on July 31, 2007 at 2:16 PM

Wow Scott… that’s kinda heavy. I think they are a riot.
Guess I’m just nedneck in hiding.

Babs on July 31, 2007 at 3:52 PM

Scott, I kind of think they’re just interesting characters. I grew up knowing a lot of people like Jackie, and his curious relationship with the utterly evil Dunlap is interesting. I don’t see evidence of hatred of southern culture at all.

I expect they’re probably arthouse leftists under the makeup, but Jackie’s character is still handled sympathetically.

see-dubya on July 31, 2007 at 5:29 PM

ScottMcC on July 31, 2007 at 2:16 PM

Don’t let RSU get under your skin. Remember, Jackie and Dunlap are charicatures. They AREN’T REAL. I think that we should let the liberals revel in RSU all they want. After all, they had to INVENT these caricatures in order to laugh at the people in the red states.

Meanwhile, I make it my “mission in life” to torment the REAL THING — you know who I’m talking about, viz. the authentic urban, tree-hugging, card-carrying ACLU moonbat liberal whores (that are mostly hanging around upside-down like Rosie) here in the Seattle area. I shamelessly, relentlessly, incessantly mock them, ridicule them, taunt them, and laugh at them and their ideas — to their faces, in front of God and everybody, on a pretty routine basis. The public spectacle of it never fails to incense and infuriate them. It hardly seems fair (to the liberals, I mean).

Of course, they like to make fun of me, too — when I am not around. I’m an easy target, since my Rocky mountain/red state/cowboy upbringing usually betrays my roots. But it’s a whole ‘nuther matter when it’s a one-on-one, face-to-face encounter. In fact, I sorta’ get my jollies out of watching them piss down their pant-leg when they see me coming their way. Most of ‘em run and hide when they see me (like the true cowardly weasels that they are), since they know that I don’t take prisoners.

CyberCipher on July 31, 2007 at 7:06 PM

Don’t let RSU get under your skin. Remember, Jackie and Dunlap are caricatures. They AREN’T REAL.

The RSU characters Harmon and Shockley perform are 100% real to them. “Jackie and Dunlap” are Harmon and Shockley’s way of mocking the people they hated growing up in their Tenneseean hometowns (Murfreesboro and Huntland). Harmon and Shockley couldn’t wait to get to get out of backward and uncool Tennesee and into the big city of Los Angeles. It was in L.A. they could manifest their derision for the cretinous farmers and feedstore owners who had rebel flags and gun racks in the Ford F-150s and be famous doing it.

To the oh-so-much-smarter-than-everyone-else-in-town team of Harmon and Shockley, everybody in their hometown was a Republican but them… and therefore every Republican is an uneducated and uptight racist godbag. That’s the whole point of RSU.

Yeah, it’s completely wrong, self-hating, and pathetic but it is what it is.

I make it my “mission in life” to torment the REAL THING — you know who I’m talking about, viz. the authentic urban, tree-hugging, card-carrying ACLU moonbat liberal whores here in the Seattle area. I shamelessly, relentlessly, incessantly mock them, ridicule them, taunt them, and laugh at them and their ideas — to their faces, in front of God and everybody, on a pretty routine basis. The public spectacle of it never fails to incense and infuriate them.

Good for you, but only for you. Your activity in Seattle–no matter how entertaining for yourself–is a one-on-one venture but RSU is one-to-many on a global scale thanks to the Internet. You don’t have a website with well-edited and easily shareable 2min videos of your witty repartee with the smug West Coast lefties. You aren’t regularly featured on a cable network’s morning show.

RSU is. And that’s the problem.

ScottMcC on July 31, 2007 at 8:28 PM

That’s it Gay Rednecks talk more about Gay Redneck!

TheSitRep on July 31, 2007 at 10:12 PM

i’d like to see where anyone gets the idea these guys are making fun of the southern redneck instead of using it as a device to make fun of “idiot liberals”. there’s nigh on 30 vids from these guys and i haven’t detected any entrenched left wing tendencies yet.

and yeah, that line on american morning about the southern stereotypes was spot on.

yea, though they left God’s country and went into the land of sodomites, they do good work.

whoo hoo! dumbass party! sign up now!

JazzBass on August 1, 2007 at 1:10 AM

i’d like to see where anyone gets the idea these guys are making fun of the southern redneck instead of using it as a device to make fun of “idiot liberals”. there’s nigh on 30 vids from these guys and i haven’t detected any entrenched left wing tendencies yet.

The RSU vids follow the same formula: “Jackie” as the gun obsessed, racist, homophobic hypocrite drunk ironically drawls about the gun-grabbin’ darkie-lovin’ gay nanny stater Dang Ol’ Libruls with his chatty but witless sidekick “Dunlap”. Like Jaston Williams and Joe Sears did to Texas 20 years ago with “Greater Tuna,” Harmon and Shockley are mocking the people they saw (and knew they were superior to) while growing up in Tennessee.

Harmon and Shockley are film school performance artists from Tennessee and are not political conservatives.

Their vids and live performances in L.A. are made for the chic urban types that laugh at “Jackie and Dunlap” not the other way around. Their positive buzz from leftist anti-Bush media created the buzz that secured their content distribution deals with Canada’s FUSE network (their MTV clone–and it’s hard to deny how Canadians loves them some anti-America), DirecTV, Salon.com, and CNN.

As hard as it is to admit, Harmon and Shockley are not politically-conservative comedic geniuses that have deftly infiltrated the liberal media establishment in order to tear it down. I’m from Texas and I freely admit that Williams and Sears (the “Greater Tuna” creators) are not laughing with the majority of Texans but are laughing all the way to the bank with their hypocritical “Greater Tuna, Inc.” corporation.

So if you make heroes out of Harmon and Shockley just because you’re all from Tennessee, you’re going to be let down next year when they break character in an interview and express their optimism for the new direction the USA will take once a Democrat is in charge.

ScottMcC on August 1, 2007 at 11:56 AM