Dems Revealing Their ‘Authentic’ Selves by Publicly Cursing More Often

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Democrats have changed their tune by speaking out in a less historically political manner.

It is noticeable that Democrats have used expletive language more and more since President Donald Trump was elected. McClatchy published on Monday that, "after voters rewarded Donald Trump despite – or perhaps because of – his plain, often expletive-prone rhetoric, Democrats are suddenly quite eager to adopt the language of America’s president."

In March, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said, "Republicans don’t give a sh*t about people," during an event held by the New Jersey Working Families Alliance in Newark.

DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said Perez's comments expressed his anger towards the Trump administration.

"What Tom has said over the last few weeks just shows his anger toward this administration and the policies they’re trying to push that will hurt the American people," Hinojosa explained.

During a profile with New York Magazine published April 4, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) used the words "f**k" and "f**king" twice in reference to politics, and a third time when talking about Girl Scout cookies.

"Oh my God, I’ve got to f*cking order those cookies. I’m terrible! I didn’t respond properly," Gillibrand said of her forgetting order her girl scout cookies.

Next, Gillibrand said, "If we’re not helping people, we should go the f*ck home," referencing her big paid-family-leave bill.

But that wasn't all. "To pass that bill, I first went to my female colleagues and said, ‘How do I do this? I have no f*cking clue,'" Gillibrand said, in reference to a 9/11 health bill.

While Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) didn't curse, she did call Trump's cabinet "a bunch of scumbags." But this can't compare to Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Pa.), who in early February called Trump a "fascist, loofa-faced, sh*t-gibbon."

John Morgan, a longtime Democratic donor from Florida considering entering next year’s governor’s race, told McClatchy that when politicians curse they come off are more authentic.

"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,'" Morgan said. "It’s just not authentic."

The trend has also spread to Liberal activists. During the women's march, Madonna said "f*uck you" to Trump supporters on live TV.

Some have implied the bad language is inspired by Trump. Former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell claimed it is now easier to get away with vulgar language after Trump's Hollywood Access tape.

"In the age of Trump, you can get away with virtually everything," Rendell said, while noting he would never curse in public.

"It’s not the worst thing in the world. It’s not a big deal," Rendell continued. "But I do think some political leaders and some elected officials are role models and should be role models."

Madeleine Weast

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Madeleine Weast is Assistant Social Media Editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was a Communications Fellow at The Charles Koch Institute. Madeleine is from Prairie Village, Kansas and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @MadeleineWeast.