‘Coach’ Dave: Obama Mentally Ill or Possessed by Demons

“Coach” Dave Daubenmire has a new video that echoes an earlier post he’d written claiming that President Obama is either mentally ill or demon-possessed. It’s probably both, he decides, because Obama is “of his father the Devil and the works of his father he will do.”


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  • scienceavenger

    “‘Coach’ Dave: Obama Mentally Ill or Possessed by Demons.


  • lordshipmayhem

    Obama’s father played hockey for New Jersey?

  • eric

    I think it would be an interesting sociological research project to gather all the various epithet-memes about Obama, and then compare them to the epithets used by the right on whichever Democrat wins the primary and runs in the 2016 general election. I can see “socialist” getting transferred over without much issue. Same with ‘atheist.’ Its harder to see the right accusing the next candidate of being muslim or foreign; those seem to be somewhat unique in terms of political dialogue. Posessed? It wouldn’t surprise me if the Democratic candidate was non-Protestant (say, a Catholic like Kennedy).

    In any event it would be interesting to tease out what part of the nastiness is specificially associated with this president’s blackness, in contrast to the nastiness that is more generally deployed against any Dem candidate, no matter who they are.

  • Kevin Kehres

    @3…The epithet is ready-made … “woman”.

  • eric

    @4: sure…but will she be a socialist atheist secretly-born-in-mexico woman, just a socialist atheist woman, or just a socialist woman?

    Its also interesting that (AFAIK), nobody has accused either Obama or Biden of being secretly gay. But I’m guessing the “secret lesbian” epithet will come out very quickly if the Dems pick a woman candidate (and not just Hilary, but any other woman candidate too).

  • busterggi

    On the contrary eric, numerous batshit right-wing talking heads have accused Obama of being gay, have claimed Michelle is secretly a man and that the kids were bought .


    Nothing is too crazy for the right anymore.

  • Trebuchet


    “‘Coach’ Dave: Obama Mentally Ill or Possessed by Demons.

    That’s actually how I initially read it.

  • Lofty

    ‘Coach’ Dave is possessed by Obamas.

  • matty1

    Obama’s father was the devil? Well that certainly offers a new twist for birthers. I can’t wait to hear about how his real birth certificate shows him as a citizen of hell.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne
  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    I’m tempted to push the claim that Scott Lively used to have a brain, but it’s convincing enough to fool anyone.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Oops, that should be not convincing.

  • http://zenoferox.blogspot.com/ Zeno

    “Coach” Dave hasn’t been any kind of coach in years. What does it say about his mental state that he clings to a title more than a decade after it applies? It is an honorific like “Senator” or “President” that people continue to use as a courtesy title after the person is no longer in office?

  • whheydt

    Re: Zeno @ #13…

    Same applies to many people who formerly held military rank. One of my ancestors appears in all the records I’ve seen with the title “Captain”. It’s not clear whether it was used because he commanded a warship (he did, a 16-gun brig) or from being in command of various merchant ships later.

    My father, on the other hand, never used his military rank after he left the Maritime Service. Indeed, his boss, a Navy Lieutenant, didn’t know he’d ever *had* a military rank until after my father died. It was only then that he found that my father had been a Lt. Commander…21 years earlier. The Lt. was rather perturbed.

  • dan4

    @3: As an unapologetic atheist, I hardly consider that word an”epithet.”

  • grumpyoldfart

    Change a few things in the education system. As soon as children are old enough to understand the details they should taught the steps in the scientific method, the basics of the law of large numbers, and twenty or thirty of the most common logical fallacies. When that happens people like Coach will go out of business.

    At the moment the kids I know (not many) think that science is mostly guess work, unusual events are miracles, and logical fallacies are something they’ve never even heard of.

  • anubisprime

    ‘Coach’ Dave: Obama Mentally Ill or Possessed by Demons

  • http://www.pixelated-reality.com Alareth

    Why either/or? Why not both?

    Or better yet, why not possessed by mentally ill demons?