As a devout anti-authoritarian, I typically don't like watching police videos, as I usually feel bad for the suspect and these videos almost always involve bossy cops yelling at confused civilians and escalating the situation out of control while always placing the blame on the confused civilian for not being more obedient.
I mean, even when the suspect is clearly in the wrong about something, it's generally the case that the cop could have made things better, had they made an attempt to do so. But they often teach these people that the only way to control a situation is to establish authority and demand obedience, so that's what they go with. So if you don't obey every command, even the confusing ones, there's a good chance you'll be arrested and/or tasered.
And then...there are videos like this one, involving Republican state legislator Robert Mecklenborg; Voter ID sponsor and skunk drunk idiot. It's a long video, but definitely worth the length if you have time.
And wow, that was simply hilarious. Because first off, Officer McCreary is a funny dude and it was obvious that he knew exactly what was going on, and was just humoring the drunk while subtly mocking him; as if he's seen it a thousand times before. We're not in Ohio anymore, indeed.
Reality is for the Other Guy
And what's so funny here is how oblivious Mecklenborg seems to be the whole time. He seems entirely clueless as to what a drunk test is, imagined he passed the tests instead of failing so badly that he couldn't even complete them, didn't seem to understand what a breathalyzer was, imagined he would be let go if he refused to breathalyze, and finally, thought the cop would remove the handcuffs if he asked him to. I mean, is this guy part of our reality or what?
And here's the thing: It's quite possible he was playing dumb. But...why? Did he imagine the cop would say "Hey, you failed the field sobriety test, couldn't understand the basic words I was telling you, and seem entirely clueless as to what drunk driving is; so I think I'll just let you go home. Have a nice day!"
Of course not. So, if it was an act, what did he hope to achieve other than to make a bad situation worse? I suppose it is possible to talk your way out of a DUI, but this guy wasn't even close.
And that's the thing: Either way the guy is oblivious to reality and seems to lack the basic knowledge people need for daily life. At a guess, I'm thinking this guy only thinks of drunk driving and arrests in the abstract and didn't realize it could somehow happen to him. And unfortunately, those are key traits to being a Republican these days, as the more reality based you are, the less likely you are to adopt conservative positions.
Conservative policies look great, until they actually happen to you. After that, you'll beg for a little liberal empathy and assistance.