Is Clinton’s Message To “Activist Bit**es” Part Of A Trend Among Politicians On The Use Of Crude Language?

Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 2.10.56 PM 1For many, the recent video of Hillary Clinton thanking “activist bitches supporting bitches” was a cringe-worthy moment as Clinton continues to struggle to be accepted as a leader (or even a plausible member of) the “resistance.”  What is curious is that there seems to be a conscious decision in the Democratic ranks to become more profane.  DNC Chair Tom Perez has clearly used profanity as a way of connecting with the younger generation.  As people on this blog are aware, I am admittedly a bit old-fashioned about crude language used publicly by public figures and politicians.  I find it truly off-putting but I recognize that the rising generation does not share that inclination.  Indeed, there is a new book calling for the use of more profanity.

Clinton’s use of the crude language was clearly orchestrated.  Someone off screen reminds her to thank “bitches supporting bitches.”  It seemed really important for her to use the crude language and her supporters clearly thought that this painfully awkward videotape would make her more popular. I cannot imagine why.  Even if it is cool and edgy for Clinton to use bad words, it is decidedly less so when she recited trash talk or profanity being fed to her.  Putting aside the audible coaching, the videotape seems a bit pathetic and painfully awkward.


While widely viewed negatively as the personification of the establishment and the alleged rigging of the Democratic primary, Clinton has gone of a national speaking tour to rehabilitate her image despite polls that show her becoming more unpopular.  We have previously noted that polls have shown Trump would still beat Clinton in a head-to-head election (and here).  While Trump is also facing declining polls, he is at the same level or even higher than Clinton. Clinton posted the lowest polling numbers yet with only 36% popularity and an unfavorable rating of 61%. Polls are showing Trump at 38 percent.  While a new poll shows that half of people feel Trump should resign, it is clear that they want Clinton even less — the very same position held by many in the campaign.

Clinton’s comments were posted on Twitter by Huffington Post commentator Alex Mohajer.

Politicians like Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s have been openly using profanity as when she told a crowd at a conference on technology and democracy that “If we are not helping people, we should go the f— home.”
I am increasingly feeling like a bit of a dinosaur and I admit that am likely out of step.  This appears to be a generational thing though Clinton and others are adopting such language with a clear purpose to appeal to a younger generation.
What do you think?

168 thoughts on “Is Clinton’s Message To “Activist Bit**es” Part Of A Trend Among Politicians On The Use Of Crude Language?”

  1. “I am increasingly feeling like a bit of a dinosaur and I admit that am likely out of step. This appears to be a generational thing though Clinton and others are adopting such language with a clear purpose to appeal to a younger generation.
    What do you think?”

    I think language betrays intellect and, as Forest Gump might say, “Stupid is as stupid says.”

    1. Thanks for a six month old online only poll! If there’s one thing I look for in useless data, it’s being woefully out of date!

    2. The mespo special again!

      Step 1: Make a false claim;
      Step 2: Be confronted with the facts;
      Step 3: Silence.

      1. TL:
        If you used your index finger for more than a rump rotator you’d know that the poll I referred to was the well-publicized POLITICO/Morning Consult poll of 12/6/2017 showing 45% approval. Hey, but why expect any intellectual honesty (or even a modicum of effort) from the Soros troll when confronted with facts he despises. Here’s your validation that you’d rather hate Trump than be right. As for silence, some of us have real jobs so we can’t respond to your ever-amusing sopho-moronic musings, but I’ll try to keep the smackdowns coming:

        1. I’m laughing so hard. The guy making rectum jokes calls the other side of the argument “sopho-moronic.”

          You so obviously just count on people not clicking on the links you post as support of statements you make out of whole cloth.

          But here, when you’re confronted by someone who did look at your supposed support that you relied on regarding the current trend in public opinion and you respond with: 1) scatalogical insults; 2) the sentiment that but for the scatalogical activities I would know that you of course meant a 6 week old poll, not a 6 month old one.

          Why the 6 week old one? Because the more recent ones don’t support your lies, so you googled until you found a reference that matched your lie.

          “No matter,” you decide, “I’ll insult the person who brings facts and hope the echo chamber goes my way.”

          (It’s not a crazy strategy. It will probably work, and you can keep the fake internet esteem of people you don’t know who don’t care if you’re making things up.)

          1. I love being in your head. Dark but lots of room to walk around. I’m enjoying your deflecting from the central premise that Trumps polls aren’t tanking. Carry on this is fun.

          2. Hey, hey turdylaw you didn’t reply within 13 seconds of my last post so you obviously agree I bested you! Middle school argumentation skills are fun and I have you to thank for teaching me. By the way, you really need a maid up here in you head. Lots of bad stuff lying around.

  2. This was just as cringeworthy and orchestrated as her fishing out hot sauce bottles during her radio interview with African Americans.

    Sleazy politics.

    1. I agree. I suspect Dem establishment thinks cursing is a way to show anger like the angry public that’s fed up with the establishment. Again, failing to comprehend that people are angry at their policies and utter spineless response to GOP obstruction. It won’t work.
      Also, JT, I might be old too but I too am angry. I hate feeling this way. But politicians cursing back at me isn’t what I want. And leaders should consider how using loose language can lead to the next round of speech becoming even more debased that that. HRC refuses to believe she is irrelevant. Not because she wants to run again, but to hold onto the donors to the Clinton Foundation which will dry up if they see them as the past and not the future. Also, those lucrative speeches paid by Wall Street could, at a minimum, become less valuable.

      1. You are reading way way way too much into this. Hillary appropriated the language from Dave Chappelle – back when he had a show he had a segment that used the same phrasing. Ever since, the phrase has been common among younger people. Hillary did this – awkwardly and with coaching imagine that – because in her view it makes her appear cool and hip.

        What’s damning is that Hillary Clinton and the left expect no better out of their followers.

      2. rippleton – I worked at a job where they used the f word so much that it was about every fourth word. Like the word racism today, it means nothing anymore. 🙂

        1. Black men are sentenced to terms 20% longer than White men convicted of similar crimes.

              1. Linda is very obviously a bot. There is nothing to be gained by responding to a bot.

          1. Perhaps that is true. I haven’t seen anything substantiating that claim but for the sake of argument let’s assume it’s true.

            Two factors directly correlate to sentencing: Severity of Crime; and Prior Offenses. Since statistically black males commit greater numbers of aggravated crimes as measured in terms of offenses per 100,000 people than white males do the 20% greater length of sentences they receive is likely explained. The propensity for recidivism for black males is far greater than white males as shown in the statistics of greater representation of black males in criminal acts. Therefore the offender scores among black male offenders are worse for them and this results in longer sentences.

            A better comparison between blacks and whites as you mention is to instead compare the sentences of first time offenders for the same crime. But in that sense it is subject to factors within standard rage if one group has a tendency toward greater severity than the other.

    2. Regarding the word “sleaze” the American use (sexual) and the British use (corruption) aptly define the Clintons.

  3. I can assure you, Hillary Clinton is far more of a repulsive person in private than what she conveys in public.

  4. I’m sorry, I just don’t agree with this plan to reach young people. Ultimately, you must conduct yourself with respect. You are a leaders and don’t belong to their generation. They are still young and need someone to look up to. By using crude language, you look a fool, and there is always the chance of losing the respect of people of older generations. Those people may think again about putting a check by your name in the voting booth. And face it, not many young people vote. Personally, I consider people of my generation, using foul language, are trying to recapture their youth. It’s pathetic and beneath you.

  5. What language did Hillary use with these Russians?

    Apparently Abbot Labs has discovered a new disease. Can you weaponize a disease?

    “The cause of death is sarcoidosis involving lungs, heart, spleen, hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes,” Julie Bolcer, director of communications for the Medical Examiner, said in an email Tuesday. “The manner of death is natural.”


    Joseph Rago –

    “Wall Street Journal Reporter Asks Russia For “Clinton Information” —-Turns Up DEAD 2 Days Later”

    “A Wall Street Journal Editor who was investigating how a Russian
    Pharmaceutical firm could have been purchased in 2014 by an American
    Pharmaceutical firm while Sanctions against Russia existed against such
    business transactions, has been found dead in his New York City
    apartment. The crux of the dead journalists investigation was how
    then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton influenced the transaction to be
    finalized, but only AFTER her husband Bill was paid $500,000 for giving
    a speech in Moscow.

    The Russia Consulate General’s office in New York City was contacted
    by Wall Street Journal reporter/editor Joseph Rago who requested a
    Thursday (20 July) in person interview with consular officials regarding
    an upcoming article he was preparing on Hillary Clinton and her links
    to Russia. Rago failed to attend the meeting and was later discovered
    dead in his apartment of as yet “unknown causes” just hours prior to
    this meeting occurring.”

  6. Impeach HRC now, Lock her up. How as a nation can we have a foul mouthed vulgarian in the White House? Oh, never mind, I think she deserves a mulligan on this one. But I’m sure some Trump apparatchik will call for a full and complete investigation.

  7. The following is much more offensive, IMO, given her position at the time. I don’t recall if you did a posting on this, Jonathan, but I don’t think so. (If not, you might have.):

    She’s a has-been, as others have noted, and adds nothing of value to our national dialogue. What she said yesterday (or whenever) was stupid. She was coached and coaxed, but she shouldn’t have said it, and could easily have waved off the person who asked her to say it.

        1. No one is that interested in her except for Trump and his supporters. Fox is having a two hour program on the Clinton’s in the nineties.

          1. “Fox is having a two hour program on the Clinton’s in the nineties.” -swarthmoremom

            Now that’s productive, isn’t it. Anything to distract from important business…

          2. I want to know more about Murdoch, the man responsible for Trump’s presidency (the Kremlin assisted).
            Isn’t it odd that the NRA has yet to issue a statement about the S.D. company, Bridges LLC and, Trump has been unwilling to sign a law Congress overwhelming passed related to Russia?

    1. A – this is unfortunately a “classic” video – similar to Madeline Albright saying the lives of Iraqi women and children being sacrificed were worth it. Wow, these feminists really love their sistahs!

      Bitch should be dropped into Libya.

  8. Professor Turley,
    I agree with you.

    Curse words do little to elevate discourse and do much to needlessly inflame it.

    1. Cavorting with porn stars and grabbing women by the p is not doing much for it either.

      1. ALLEGED romp with a porn star. Because if Stormy said, “No, Trump was a perfect gentleman.”, do you think she would be on Kimmel, or, getting paid to strip at age 38 when all the right junk in all the right places is starting to sag and get stretch marks???

        And yes, Swarthemoremom, private locker room talk from 20 years and alleged porn star romps in private, are sooo right up there with Hillary using the B word in public, like yesterday.

        It must be killing you that Trump went to Davos, and was sooo readily accepted, and popular – – – while political hack goobers like yourself are trying to imply that he is mentally ill.

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

        1. I could care less about how the fake populist performed with his bankster entourage and the elite globalists.

          1. Hogwash! I bet you start gritting your teeth, and your blood pressure goes up every time you see Trump being Presidential, and actually interacting with people, important or otherwise. That is why you feel compelled to bring up Stormy Daniels in a topic that has nothing to do with people’s alleged private activities, or private conversations.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

            1. If being presidential is lying about being a globalist so be it. The last president to go to Davos was Bill Clinton. lol. Stormy and Trump make a good couple don’t you think?

        2. So says “Squeeky Fromm” — who seems to enjoy the offensive word “nigglet”

      2. SWM,
        You know I am no Trump fan.

        The whole shebang is off the rails.

        Both sides are in a frantic race to the bottom if this keeps up. For both sides the finger-pointing is tiresome, the stilted “debates” worm-eaten with fallacies and lack of the teensiest bit of goodwill is tiresome, the pigeonholing of opponents is tiresome.

        E pluribus unum, people!

        A recent Jordan Peterson interview with Cathy Newman exemplifies much that is wrong with contemporary discourse. At issue is not profanity or crude language, but incivility nonetheless. Do not mistake me, though. Both sides in our wider cultural debates engage one another unfairly.

        Here is Conor Friedersdorf’s take on itit (a link to the interview is in his first paragraph):

        “It was the most prominent, striking example I’ve seen yet of an unfortunate trend in modern communication.

        First, a person says something. Then, another person restates what they purportedly said so as to make it seem as if their view is as offensive, hostile, or absurd.”

        Here is Peterson’s (even more astute) take on that interview:

        1. PrairieRose, Peterson’s civil stomp down of neoMarxist Newman was epic, and the full length interview was #7 trending on YouTube last time I paid attention. Millions worldwide are waking up to the wisdom of Professor Peterson, and we are all the better off for it. Somebody has to tell these snowflakes that the real world isn’t going to put up with their crap, because clearly their parents didn’t tell them. I’m reading his 12 Rules for Life. Sage advice. Clean up your room!

          1. Who would have thought a Canadian would lead us into battle. actually, it makes sense though since Canada is in the European realm of PC, even worse than here in the US.

            1. Nick, exactly right. Canada has hate laws against any comment perceived to be negative regarding Muslims. Now they have Bill C-16. Slippery slope. At any rate, I think it’s great that a clinical psychologist has a fanbase on youtube. We need more of him, and less of the virtue signaling the drunkard BorgQueen is dishing.

  9. Referring back to the 2000 plus under government control versus two (or more possibly) that are not I have to object to the use of the word ‘higher’ in describing them but incubators of mental heath problems resonates.

  10. As a former submarine sailor from an immigrant family , there is probably no profanity that I haven’t heard or gleefully used. However. as a business leader, public speaker …and when I had young children…I rarely use even the mildest of profanity. I find it offensive when any speaker feels the need to punch up the speech with dirty words… maybe they need a new speech.

  11. 2,000 plus institutions of high school equivalency if you compare to 60 years ago in the country and only two are not funded by and thereefore controlled by the NEA/Department of Education. That I submit is the major source the disease of snowflakeitis. Better to de-partmentalize , the union controlled NEA and give the responsibility back to the States ….where it belongs uner 9th and 10th amendments. That will immediately balance the federal budget, provide some employees for those shovel ready jobs and raise the level of education in one fell swoop

    As for the feds that leaves national standards such as free way lanes must be X wide or a High School Diploma means…. etc etc. etc. that would come under the commerce clause.

  12. I don’t like Cankles anymore then any other American who didn’t vote for her but really who cares she used the bitch word.
    All the questionable things she has been a part of and this is the best we can do. She skates clean and a year later everyday there’s a bogus news report about a duly elected President.

    1. It’s comic relief in one sense and produces a sense of wonder as to how stupid is the Stupid Party?

    2. TGZ – yep, she skated clean. WtF Trump? If she had been locked up I am convinced it would have gone a long way in restoring faith in our justice system. Right now public perception sees, as Trump put it, the FBI in tatters and not working in our behalf. Allowing the rich and powerful to do whatever they want with no accountability does not bode well for the future of this republic.

  13. Materialistic and irreverent elites among the post modern left have spent decades resolved to upend traditional morals and values of Western Civilization. They created the debasement that has become widely accepted by their growing number of subordinants and find themselves now having to appeal to them with openly unabashed behavior of their own. Indeed, what goes around comes around.

  14. Hillary is just trying to get down with the homies. It is identity politics. You have a vagina, vote for me.

    1. But she skipped the part about being the nation’s number one enabler of sex crimes against women and the nations number one victimizer of women. So …. Paul if that was she was trying for she needs to get her face out of the mud she needs a shower (translate that to French)

      1. Michael Aarethun – I am not sure it is mud that Hillary has her face in. 😉

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