Democrats are @#$^&*% mad.
Their solution for their angst: Cuss it up.
Former Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, for one, just can’t seem to stop himself as he runs for the highest office in the land.
After a deadly mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, Mr. O’Rourke was asked whether President Trump can do anything “to make this better.”
“Um, what do you think? You know the s—t he’s been saying,” Mr. O’Rourke said. “He’s been calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. I don’t know. Like, members of the press — what the f—k? It’s these questions that you know the answers to. I mean, connect the dots.”
Earlier this month, his campaign put out a T-shirt saying several times that this is f——d up, with just a single asterisk for where the “u” should be.
Tell us how you really feel, Beto.
Sen. Cory Booker, New Jersey Democrat, also raged after the shootings, saying, “We are not going to give thoughts and prayers, which to me is just b——-t. I’m sorry to say it as a man of faith, but I was taught that faith without works is dead.”
He must have missed the day when his religious teacher said cursing is not so godly.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who once was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, is really into dropping the f-bomb. In a recent interview with a hometown magazine, she said, “If we’re not helping people, we should go the f—k home.” The story included more profanity from Ms. Gilibrand: two f-bombs, one stated-out “b.s.,” one use of “suck,” one “p——d off” and a comparatively moderate “what the hell is going on?”
It goes right to the top. Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez said in April that Mr. Trump “doesn’t give a s—t about health care” and dropped the s-word to refer to Mr. Trump’s budget. His DNC sold a T-shirt using the same word, claiming that Democrats give one about people, with the same single-asterisk elision as Beto’s f-bomb T-shirt.
Probably not a good top to wear to your school’s fun fair.
Far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, a bona fide Trump hater, loves to spout profanities, too. On her first day in Congress, the Michigan Democrat recounted a story in which she said her young son told her, “‘Momma, look, you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the m—————r.’”
You know, your average dinner table talk with your kids.
The problem has gotten so out of hand that before the Democrats’ last debate earlier this month, the DNC put out a directive to the candidates: Cool it with the profanity.
“We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that, as the debate will air on the ABC broadcast network, we are governed by Federal Communications Commission indecency rules,” the DNC wrote in a letter obtained by Axios. “We will not be broadcasting on any delay, so there will be no opportunity to edit out foul language. Candidates should therefore avoid cursing or expletives in accordance with federal law and FCC guidelines.”
The fact that you have to tell a bunch of adults to avoid cursing on live TV shows you the extent of Trump derangement syndrome. And that doesn’t even include the rabid (and profane) limousine liberals like Robert DeNiro, Alec Baldwin and Alyssa Milano (she swears like a sailor).
But here’s the thing about cursing: It makes the user look small and weak. Just like using ad hominem attacks, those who spew profanity always look as if they can’t control themselves, that they’re prone to violent rages and outbursts.
Yet the Democrats think that by cursing out Mr. Trump, they look passionate and, yes, angry. They think that shows they are serious about taking him down in 2020, and they see themselves as modern-day prophets simply telling the truth, which, they say, can sometimes be profane.
It doesn’t. It just further degrades the level of discourse in politics, already at a record low. It’s crass and uncouth, especially when you consider the fact that those using profanity are elected officials, some of whom are seeking the highest office in the land.
At the next debate, lets hope the DNC chairman simply threatens to wash the mouths of the candidates who swear out with soap.
It may be a crude solution, but it works.
• Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @josephcurl.