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Democrats raise money with Biden’s F-bomb

By: Neil Middleton
By: Neil Middleton

Earlier this week I told you about an Eastern Kentucky teenager’s effort to get an apology from Vice President Joe Biden for dropping the F-bomb on national television. Now comes word the Democratic Party is using the Vice President’s foul language to raise money.

Earlier this week I told you about an Eastern Kentucky teenager’s effort to get an apology from Vice President Joe Biden for dropping the F-bomb on national television.  You can read his letter here.

 

Now comes word the Democratic Party is using the Vice President’s foul language to raise money. 

 

President Barack Obama’s political arm, Organizing for America, is using Biden’s now infamous phrase on a T-shirt to commemorate the signing of health care reform into law.

 

Here is the report from CNN.

 

(CNN) -- President Obama's political organization agrees with Vice President Joe Biden: "Health Reform is a BFD."

 

While using a four-letter word could land an elementary school kid in detention, Organizing for America is embracing it with the hope of raising some cash.

 

OFA, the president's political arm housed at the Democratic National Committee, is using Biden's now infamous phrase on a T-shirt to commemorate the signing of health care reform into law.

 

Donors who give at least $25 will receive "a limited edition 'Health Reform is a BFD' T-shirt in a super-soft, fine jersey (men's) or baby rib (women's) cotton fabric," according to a new fundraising page posted Wednesday on OFA's Web site.

 

A jubilant Biden made the remark after he finished introducing Obama before the president signed the landmark legislation last week. As he was stepping away from the podium, the vice president leaned in to Obama and said, "This is a big f***king deal."

 

A microphone picked up the vice president's comments. A short time later, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs wrote on his Twitter account: "And yes Mr. Vice President, you're right ... "

 

Now, OFA is comparing the signing of the health care reform legislation into law to other momentous occasions.

 

"There are things that are a big deal -- birthdays, anniversaries, the NCAA Championship game," OFA wrote in a fundraising note. "And then there are things that are a BFD, like delivering health insurance to 32 million Americans."

 

Brad Woodhouse, a DNC spokesman, told CNN he thinks it is important for Democrats to highlight the importance of health care reform.

"Health reform is a huge and historic deal that will benefit American families and small businesses," Woodhouse said. "We and our supporters agree with the vice president -- health reform is a big bleeping deal."

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This is also the topic of our on-line web poll.  Today more than 72% say the Vice President should apologize for his language.  I should mention, this is not a scientific poll but simply the opinions of the more than 900 people that chose to participate.  Click here to vote.

 

Results: Do you think Vice President Biden should apologize for his language?
Poll Results:
Yes - 77.2%  
No - 21.6%  
Undecided - 1.2%  
Total Responses - 914

Let me know your thoughts.

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