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New Dem Strategy: F-bombs

Written by Joe Scudder

Apparently, Democrats think F-bombs and other foul language are tools that will get them working class votes.

A New York Post editorial points out that F-bombs have been dropping fast recently. This is not surprising since, in the age of the uncensored internet, it is a lot easier to learn to swear. But it is somewhat startling to find that Democrat politicians are adopting this language as a tactic. The Post Editorial Board leads with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, but mentions others.

Their headline: “Democrats’ pathetic bid to swear their way into voters’ hearts.”

In recent months, leading Democrats from national chairman Tom Perez on down have been unleashing f-bombs, s-bombs and everything in between as they try to rally their party to “resist.” And New York’s junior senator seems to be leading the charge.

“If we are not helping people, we should go the f - - k home,” Gillibrand told the Personal Democracy Forum at NYU last Friday. Of President Trump, she asked: “Has he kept his promises? F - - k no.”

Does anyone remember people complaining that Donald Trump was not “presidential”? But he never tried this kind of trick. As the editorial points out, Trump actually reached voters because of what he said. Resorting to swear words sounds fake.

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Read the whole editorial.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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