Following the obscenity spewing template begun by DNC chairman Tom Perez, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, looking to find favor with the party king/queen maker, dutifully threw her hat in the presidential ring by dropping “f-bombs” while speaking NYU’s Personal Democracy Forum.
Addressing a conference that explores technology’s impact on politics, government and society Ms. Gillibrand said referring to President Trump’s time in the White House, “Has he kept his promises? No. F— no.” She also blabbed, “If we are not helping people, we should go the f— home.”
In the face of years of major electoral losses, for which Democrats have no real policy answers, they’re acting as if the solutions to their problems can be found in Trump bashing; and now reaching out to young people by thinking cursing makes them look “cool”. One friendly media outlet generously described Gilly’s f— fest as taking on “a bold tone”.
When asked if Gillibrand considered it acceptable to use such language publicly, a spokesperson for her office said: “I think it’s appropriate for a senator to be exactly who they are — Kirsten is going to continue to be exactly who she is and always has been.”
Here’s a very, very brief, look back, fact check on that. When Gillibrand served in the House of Representatives, she was a member the Blue Dog Coalition, which was a caucus of conservative Democrats. While serving in that position Kirsten received a 100% rating from the National Rifle Association. Shortly after being “named” not elected to the US Senate, her position on gun rights became “flexible”. It wasn’t long before the NRA handed the former congresswoman from a right leaning, upstate NY district an “F” rating. Irony intended.
So, since a “hip talking” foul mouthed woman is the latest image of this opportunistic pol behaving as“exactly who she is and always has been.”; perhaps we can offer a suggestion. Sen. Gilly, simply change your name as effortlessly as you did your position on guns. Make the switch from Kirsten Gillibrand, to “Curse-tan Gillibrand. The Dem base, what’s left of them, might really like it.