Do Democrats Think Cursing Got Trump His Victory?
Sadly, folks, it’s a fair question. I swear this is an actual point of discussion, among Democrat circles. “Okay…okay…obviously, Trump’s got something we haven’t got. Russia’s clearly off the table, now that Trump’s clashing with Putin over Syria. So…uh…so what’s Trump got, that we haven’t got?”
“Duh…he curses a lot?”
Actually, he doesn’t—at least, no more than the average face of the Democrat party. Bill Maher makes a drunken sailor look prissy. But…yeah, sure, whatever. It’s cursing, let’s go with that. That’s the secret to his success:
Swear words are hardly the stuff to get worked up about in a country grappling with serious, complicated problems at home and abroad. But behind the rhetoric is a real struggle for a party still trying to find its way in the aftermath of last year’s electoral catastrophe. In the age of Trump, party strategists wonder, do Democrats need to start talking in bolder, blunter terms to connect with voters – even if that means occasionally contributing to the swear jar?
“It’s always been interesting to have a private conversation where a politician cusses like a sailor, and then you get out in the real world and they’re using words like ‘sugar’ and ‘gee golly,’ ” said John Morgan, a longtime Democratic donor from Florida who is considering entering next year’s governor’s race.
People instinctively recognize the difference.
“It’s just not authentic,” he said. “Most politicians are not authentic, which is why most people don’t like most politicians. They can see right through them.”
Okay…part of me wants to just…zip it right here, and let the Lefties dig their own grave. But then, I doubt many of them would bather to check out what yours truly thinks. And so, dear readers—and let’s keep this between us: They’re digging their own graves, here.
At the risk of sounding painfully obvious—and thus proclaiming, “But the emperor isn’t wearing anything!”—Trump’s victory had nothing to do with CURSING!!! The “cursing” was an effect of Trump’s honesty with himself and with his audience. It was not a be-all, end all, all right? It was all about this: Saying what we all thought and believed, without fear of “That just isn’t said.”
Content, not just technique. It was the policies—the Yuge Wall, the pro-business attitudes, the protections for American jobs, the bold and unapologetic pride in America.
MAGA, baby. MAGA….
Meantime, this fellow Perez, running the Democrats now…and Kirsten Gillibrand, alleged “rising star” for 2020—and all the others who’ve “discovered” cursing…well, if we’re supposed to be worried about “authenticity”, and they have to force our cursing, or something…
I will say, it’s pretty hilarious, seeing Democrats acting like being coarse, crude, offensive, and rude is somehow a new idea to them. Take a good look at every openly Lefty comedian out there, for goodness sake!
But no…Democrats keep pushing this narrative about how refined, and dignified they are—how “shocked” they are at, for example, “violent rhetoric”. Especially with all the riots and property destruction…and “Bush is (bleep)-ing Hitler”, and “Cheney’s (bleep)-ing Darth Vader”, and “Sarah Palin’s a stupid (bleep)”, and pretty much anything spewed by Maxine Waters that isn’t “I used to be a Millennial…somehow”.
But, no: Democrats are polite, and dignified, and they have to learn to be obnoxious on camera.
I highly recommend Michelle Malkin’s early book Unhinged, where she recounts, in detail, just how nuts Lefties got by the mid-point of the Bush era. Remember the Dean Scream? That was just the symbolic example. Common were the times where Lefties would actually call her an anti-Asian slur that starts with a “g”.
But remember, it’s the Left that fights racism, and promotes racial tolerance.
See, here’s the difference between Trump’s coarseness and that of the Dems: Trump doesn’t come off as having hate in his heart. His language just comes out of his brash, New York personality—he’s charming about it. It’s the Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci kinda thing. Fugheddaboudit.
Bill Maher, and all the rest?
No, they’re just jerks.
Except for Eddie Rendell. He’s cool.
But then, he’s not running.
Eric was raised by Conservative Christian parents, but first became especially passionate about politics in high school, through reading up on economic theory. He also first read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged around this time, for the ARI's essay contests. He now owns a great deal of Ayn Rand's work. Also included in his library are the collected works of Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Ann Coulter, etc.
Eric is no stranger to writing commentary, as the writer of the Conservative Considerations column on CampCampaign.com, and as a film critic and commentator on FlickRev.com. He has also carried on the Conservative tradition of talk radio commentary, as the host of "Avengers of America" for the USF student radio station, Bulls Radio. In the meantime, he is practicing what he preaches: Striving to enter the professional realm of Hollywood, he has already written and directed short films for the Campus MovieFest, which can be found on his YouTube channel, Hard Boiled Entertainment.
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