Placing the panda in the video, a former FreedomWorks staffer says, was "an inside joke."  [Mother Jones]

Placing the panda in the video, a former FreedomWorks staffer says, was “an inside joke.” [Mother Jones]

MOTHER JONES reports this bizarre and extremely offensive narrative, which Tea Party honchos thought was a good idea.

In one segment of the film, according to a former official who saw it, Brandon is seen waking from a nap at his desk. In what appears to be a dream or a nightmare, he wanders down a hallway and spots a giant panda on its knees with its head in the lap of a seated Hillary Clinton and apparently performing oral sex on the then-secretary of state. Two female interns at FreedomWorks were recruited to play the panda and Clinton. One intern wore a Hillary Clinton mask. The other wore a giant panda suit that FreedomWorks had used at protests to denounce progressives as panderers. (See here, here, and here.) Placing the panda in the video, a former FreedomWorks staffer says, was “an inside joke.”

Another FreedomWorks staffer who worked there at the time confirms that “Yes, this video was created.”

These conservative cretins have no idea what this has been like to watch over the last 20 years, much of which I document in my book The Hillary Effect.

Luckily, we’re now immune, because Hillary Rodham Clinton has so many more allies, fans and supporters than she’s ever had, with her popularity never greater.

But you can certainly understand why Republicans like Marco Rubio continue to block the Violence Against Women Act. In the context of this obscene “joke” video it should make perfect sense.