Colorado Tea Party Candidate Privately Laments Tea Party 'Dumbasses'

Poor Ken Buck, the Tea Party's favorite Colorado senate candidate. Democrats have him on 24/7 gaffe surveillance, and have just released audio of a juicy one: Buck wishes that the Tea Party "dumbasses" would stop asking about Obama's birth certificate.

The audio, obtained by a Democratic opposition researcher with a recorder in his jacket pocket, was released to 9News and the Denver Post:

The Colorado Republican candidate's voice was captured on a pocket tape recorder without his knowledge by a Colorado Democratic Party worker in a parking lot before a June event in Crowley County.

He had just come from an event in Pueblo where there was a reference to whether President Obama was an American citizen. The comment apparently comes without provocation from the Democratic Party worker, who has been following and videotaping Buck all over the state of Colorado for months.

"Will you tell those dumbasses at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I'm on the camera," Buck said to the worker while laughing. "God, what am I supposed to do?"

"Without provocation" indeed!

Buck: Hey Buddy
Democratic Worker: Is this going to be held inside?
Buck: You said you can't talk when you're on camera? What do you mean?
Democratic Worker: I just don't answer your questions.
Buck: Ok
Democratic Worker: Is this going to be going on inside?
Buck: Will you tell those dumbasses at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I'm on the camera? God, what am I supposed to do?

Better to vent this way to one of your own staffers? Or a Republican in general? Really, as long as it's not a full-time Democratic surveillance operative, then venting would be fine.

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