Caption This Photo: Drop And Give Me Twenty, Mike Coffman!

An hilarious animated .GIF clip forwarded to us of Rep. Mike Coffman at Denver International Airport last Thursday:


According to the source of this clip, Rep. Coffman was standing nonchalantly at his gate when the impulse grabbed him to drop and start doing…folks, would you actually call those pushups? There appears to be some debate on this point. It's been suggested to us that Coffman does pushups the way he does immigration reform–kind of a half-assed effort, short of what you'd call "comprehensive."

What does this look like to you? Try to keep your answers rated PG-13, kids read this blog after all.

45 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. bullshit! says:

    My gym coach called that "humping the floor."

  2. Ralphie says:

    "I'll get this earned media thing figured out SOME day."

  3. Craig says:

    "There's no way to have a G-Rated caption to this video."

  4. Moderatus says:

    Caption this, libs:

    • Ralphie says:

      Off topic.  This thread's about the Coffman video.  You want to post about Obama, start your own diary.

    • BlueCat says:

      Pretty standard light to moderate weight training combo moves but now I'm confused. First you seem to imply that because Coffman is a Marine, he knows his push ups, we shouldn't giggle and he doesn't look silly. Now you've switched to "Johnny looks silly too" mode which is an admission that, Marine or not, Coffman's pushups do look silly. 

      You need to decide which you want to convey. Admitting that they both look less than sharp at what they're doing is fine with me. Obama has never been in the military so I'd rate him looking silly doing this kind of stuff as less embarrassing than Coffman, Mr. look at me, I'm a  Marine, looking silly doing it. Not that any of it matters. What matters is that Coffman is a lousy Rep. who is too extreme for his district. Obama will still be our President with the power to veto no matter who wins House and Senate.

  5. mamajama55 says:

    "If I do this long enough, they'll stop asking me about my immigration votes."

  6. Miss Jane says:

    I'm putting this in the same column as the "shirtless sheriff".  It is repellent.  I hope his wife doesn't see this. 

  7. rathmone says:

    Maybe it's not exercise. Could be Rove or a Koch brother was standing just off-screen and Mike was simply demonstrating the required fealty.

  8. exlurker19 says:

    All hail the TSA!  All hail the TSA!

  9. mamajama55 says:

    In 2013, he was doing pushups for donations – probably this is the same. Though why do them at an airport, next to the screening station, I can't fathom. 

  10. horseshit GOP front group says:

    style over substance

  11. mamajama55 says:

    Apparently, Coffman is a compulsive random exerciser. Sure gives you confidence in his ability to lead CD6, right?

    That, and we know that he can repeat himself

    • BlueCat says:

      He’s up at 4 a.m. every day, and he still does 500 pushups every single day — he’s got the scars on his palms to prove it and the holes in his suit jackets,” Sandberg marvels. “He does it before votes, between fundraising calls, between contact calls — he’ll do a hundred calls to undecided voters and a hundred pushups, a hundred calls to undecided voters and a hundred pushups.”

      Well now we know what those pushups look like.

      As to your second link,  it's like a flashback to the stepford candidate rinse and repeat reps on the subject of his real views on birtherism.

  12. The realist says:

    "My god, that carpet smells good!"


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