Classy: Obama hawks ObamaCare “BFD” shirts on Twitter

posted at 10:30 am on March 24, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Thank goodness the President of the United States has a Twitter account.  Amidst the maelstrom of rude and coarse conversations, at least we have the leader of the free world setting an example of decorum and maturity.  Or, er … not, as the Twitter curation site Twitchy discovered last night:

Health reform—still a BFD, and now it’s on a t-shirt:OFA.BO/z7FP8M


Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 24, 2012

This refers to another classy moment from Obama’s handpicked Vice President, Joe Biden, who famously declared the passage of ObamaCare a “big f******g deal” as he introduced Obama to the press afterward.  At the time, as Allahpundit noted, Obama didn’t look happy to hear that from Biden at the podium, but hey — a merchandising opportunity is a merchandising opportunity, no?

Nor is this the first time that the bill’s fans have tried to use the BFD moment to raise money for Democrats.   They discovered that ObamaCare was very much a BFD on 2010, but not in the way the thought.  Democrats took the worst drubbing in midterm elections since The Great Depression, only afterward discovering just how badly they bungled their assumptions on the bill.  According to polls by Rasmussen and the Washington Post, Obama is still bungling the assumptions by thinking that ObamaCare will be a BFD in his favor this year, with large majorities wanting partial or full rejection of the bill by the Supreme Court, including in the Post poll a plurality of Democrats.  Marist confirms this in another poll today, although you have to get past a dozen or more paragraphs to discover it:

As the Supreme Court weighs the law’s constitutionality next week, a new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that a majority of voters want at least part of the measure thrown out. Thirty-five percent want the entire law repealed, and another 21 percent want its mandate that everyone buy insurance — its fundamental core — thrown out.

Just 34 percent want to let the law stand as is, the national poll found.

IOW, most voters won’t be LOLing.  They’re saying WTF to this BFD, and IIRC, that’s SSDD from 2010.


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At a cost of $30, I’d say it was time for congressional hearings into “Big T-Shirt.”

ncborn on March 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM

WTF is the BFD

Bmore on March 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Brutal…

F*cking…

Disaster…

MooCowBang on March 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM

She was also un-classy there, but don’t you think the President of the United States should be held to a slightly higher standard? Obviously Obummer doesn’t. Then again, he’s just a comedian…

KS Rex on March 24, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Exactly what is un classy about pointing out the utter lack of class in the White House?

katy the mean old lady on March 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Fer’ cryin’ out loud y’all!

Go outside and absorb some spring! Its a BFD!

Before long it’ll too dang hot.

cozmo on March 24, 2012 at 11:53 AM

BFD = Bigger F*ckin’ Deficits

Mike Honcho on March 24, 2012 at 11:53 AM

lisa fox on March 24, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Very sorry for your loss, Lisa. You are in my prayers. Sometimes I fret about life’s little inconveniences; your tragedy gives perspective.

KS Rex on March 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM

that’s the most audacious sh!t i’ve said in over 500 years….and now it’s on a shirt.
/joe

ted c on March 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Nice…I just spit my coffee all over my screen lol.

+1, sir…well played.

MooCowBang on March 24, 2012 at 11:55 AM

BF$17.6TD actually.
Hard to get too work up about this after Sarah Palin used WTF in a speech though.

ctmom on March 24, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Wow. You must have gotten a great discount by ordering in bulk. Christas shopping all done, huh?

katy the mean old lady on March 24, 2012 at 11:55 AM

lisa fox on March 24, 2012 at 10:56 AM

…God give you strength lisa….my prayers to you and your family. No, it is not easy for you right now. *hug*

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Exactly what is un classy about pointing out the utter lack of class in the White House?
katy the mean old lady on March 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM

One can easily & effectively do it without stooping to the base vernacular of one’s opponents.

KS Rex on March 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Health reform—still a BFD, and now it’s on a t-shirt:OFA.BO/z7FP8M

Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 24, 2012

 
Wow. One would almost think that being abandoned as a pre-teen by both parents at different times might have long-term detrimental effects on the maturity, motivation, and development of children of even average intelligence.

rogerb on March 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Went to the Obama site…

What?????

I have the option to pick what size???

I thought it was a one-size-fits-all.
And then…..
I had the option to opt out.
WTF?

Electrongod on March 24, 2012 at 10:57 AM

On fire today, folks. LOL!!!

+1

MooCowBang on March 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM

there’s something about marxism/communism/socialism (they all run together if you ask me) and the coarsening of American culture. Apparently, if these types are able to degrade the value of women, families, language, God and patriotism within the country, then tyranny creeps in (or sprints as it is currently doing).

The kevin jennings’ fist brigade, van jones, sandra fluke, and on and on all play minor/major roles in all of that.

And now it is lionized on a Tshirt.

look at the fruits of your labor democrats…..wreckage, destruction, cost, lies and death….all around us.

own it.

ted c on March 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM

One can easily & effectively do it without stooping to the base vernacular of one’s opponents.

KS Rex on March 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Did dhe say the words or just use the initials. It seems to bother you when she picks on Barry. Mitt or Barry supporter?

katy the mean old lady on March 24, 2012 at 12:02 PM

The present POTUS and VPOTUS are the two most disgraceful, disgusting and hypocritical people ever to hold these hallowed offices!I am praying that Americans of all political parties realize this and will vote these Mutants out of office in November! We must restore this country to it’s once-greatness!!!

Jersey Dan on March 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM

It s/b called

Obama’s Affordable Care Act, then mocked for the Affordable and Care, because it’s neither.

Schadenfreude on March 24, 2012 at 10:39 AM

–Unaffordable Care Act or UCA. U-C-A.. ‘Horton Hears a Who’, you see a what? A BFD? A crap sandwich?

–Can’t Afford Care Act or CACA.

Bottomline, the best BFD is Oboobie hitch a ride home for the last time next January. And it would behoove the next POTUS to act as if Oboobie doesn’t exist. No references, no mention, no acknowledgment, no feting, not even appearing in the same picture ever after the inauguration. Oboobie is a blight on this nation.

AH_C on March 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

there’s something about marxism/communism/socialism (they all run together if you ask me) and the coarsening of American culture. Apparently, if these types are able to degrade the value of women, families, language, God and patriotism within the country, then tyranny creeps in (or sprints as it is currently doing).

The kevin jennings’ fist brigade, van jones, sandra fluke, and on and on all play minor/major roles in all of that.

And now it is lionized on a Tshirt.

look at the fruits of your labor democrats…..wreckage, destruction, cost, lies and death….all around us.

own it.

ted c on March 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Well said

CoffeeLover on March 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM

didn’t republicans lose the whole “classy” argument when they started calling girls sluts

triple on March 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM

This is utterly stupid.

Othniel on March 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM

This administration should put it on a “hoodie.” I see the Miami Heat were all wearing them last night. They would never take a picture of them all reading a book. About 10 years ago an assailant in Trenton NJ was described as wearing a white tee shirt. Shortly thereafter most of the black males in the Trenton “School System” began to wear white tee shirts to school. Great mentality.

kozmo on March 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM

We’re about to find out just how big a BFD it will be when it really starts to kick in next year.

Kissmygrits on March 24, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I thought it was a one-size-fits-all.
And then…..
I had the option to opt out.WTF?
 
Electrongod on March 24, 2012 at 10:57 AM

 
Ha.
 
I got one, but I’m not sure why it maxed out my credit card.

rogerb on March 24, 2012 at 12:21 PM

didn’t republicans lose the whole “classy” argument when they started calling girls sluts

triple on March 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Republicans didn’t.
Next ?

pambi on March 24, 2012 at 12:22 PM

didn’t republicans lose the whole “classy” argument when they started calling girls sluts

triple on March 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM

You should change your screen name to “strike out looking”.

VegasRick on March 24, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Just another example of the incivility of the left. Wonder what the libturd parents tell their children “BFD” means.

And then–as if Obamacare is actually health reform. It’s form all right: misinform, deform, chloroform, transform …

stukinIL4now on March 24, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Bureaucratic
Fiscal
Disaster

SwampYankee on March 24, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Did dhe say the words or just use the initials. It seems to bother you when she picks on Barry. Mitt or Barry supporter?

katy the mean old lady on March 24, 2012 at 12:02 PM

…I think the initials stand for Kiss…Suck…so must be for JugEars..

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Okay, I admit it. You had me there for a minute. This is an “Onion” story, right? No serious candidate for any public office would put something like that out on the street.

Alabama Infidel on March 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Ruh roe
my comment has gone to purgatory

angrymike on March 24, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I just read the tweets. One of them bragged that his cost of insurance went down. Wow, has that happened to anyone else? Our cost went up again. I am really having a hard time believing that all these people now have affordable insurance that they didn’t have before.

jazzuscounty on March 24, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Ok lets try this, I’m reading a book on the German SS, many of the things Obama has said are the exact thing Herr Hitler said to woo the public.
Obama has to go, and I don’t care if it is Mittens!

angrymike on March 24, 2012 at 1:02 PM

#ILikeObamacare because it’s so Hunger Games and some people must die for the rest of us to live.

Roy Rogers on March 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM

You have got to check out the tweets to the new Axelrod created hashtag #ILikeObamacare.

Hijacked moments after it was created by the Right Wing Attack Machine!

NOBO2012 on March 24, 2012 at 1:06 PM

angrymike on March 24, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Its standard “cult of personality” stuff and your example allows Goodwin’s law to be thrown back at you.

Besides, with Obama, its all about the 0. Other wanna’ be socialist totalitarians use nationalism. Obama doesn’t.

cozmo on March 24, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Ok lets try this, I’m reading a book on the German SS, many of the things Obama has said are the exact thing Herr Hitler said to woo the public.
Obama has to go, and I don’t care if it is Mittens!

angrymike on March 24, 2012 at 1:02 PM

What is the name of the book/author? I think I might like to get it for my e reader. I have an ongoing list of titles I see mentioned here. I would like to add that title please.

jazzuscounty on March 24, 2012 at 1:15 PM

#ILikeObamacare because it’s so Hunger Games and some people must die for the rest of us to live.

Roy Rogers on March 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM

redridinghood on March 24, 2012 at 1:22 PM

#ILikeObamacare because it’s so Hunger Games and
some people must die for the rest of us to live.Roy Rogers on March 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM

I meant to post- this would make an awesome tee shirt or bumper sticker.

redridinghood on March 24, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Classy

Crass commercialism coming from our commander? I can’t conceive of it.

///

lynncgb on March 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Jazzuscounty
The Story of the SS, Hitlers infamous legions of death. By Nigel Cawthorne.
I got it at Barnes and Noble for $10.00

angrymike on March 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM

At the risk of sounding as crass as the President, perhaps they were alluding to the impact of the contraception mandate?!

joadard on March 24, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I saw the shirt before reading the article and immediately thought “Bad F***ing Deal”. I thought it was a Republican shirt.

irishlad317 on March 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Incidentally – is appropriate for the President to sell t-shirts that couldn’t pass our local public high school dress code. “This prohibition includes clothing or accessories with lewd, vulgar, or obscene drawings, pictures, images, emblems, or writings, and includes clothing or accessories that advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs or any other dangerous, prohibited, or controlled substance.”

joadard on March 24, 2012 at 1:51 PM

#BFD “Bacon For Dana” @DLoesch

LMAO!

Roy Rogers on March 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM

angrymike on March 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Just got back in from transplanting flowers before it got too hot outside. Thank you. I am adding it to my list. I am sure I will be able to find it.

jazzuscounty on March 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Is it copyrighted? It’s so ironic, I’d wear one but I wouldn’t pay Obama for it.

flataffect on March 24, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Resist We Much on March 24, 2012 at 2:32 PM

404 error.

Cindy Munford on March 24, 2012 at 2:41 PM

BFD = Barack Falling Deeply in the polls. This is the President Of The United States. If he has a Twitter account NOW, can you imagine how he’ll act or what he’ll say about the new President? He certainly won’t be classy and quiet like GW has been.

Hawkerflyer on March 24, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Everybody Thank-You for your kind words. He was a beautiful boy, but he was a lost boy.He left behind a 6 yr old daughter and a 1 yr old son that we have temporary custody of as his mother tried to take her life also. He is the light of my life!

lisa fox on March 24, 2012 at 3:47 PM

How about one that says, “Repealing Obamacare – a REAL BFD Elect Romney 2012″

flataffect on March 24, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Incidentally – is appropriate for the President to sell t-shirts that couldn’t pass our local public high school dress code. “This prohibition includes clothing or accessories with lewd, vulgar, or obscene drawings, pictures, images, emblems, or writings, and includes clothing or accessories that advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs or any other dangerous, prohibited, or controlled substance.”

joadard on March 24, 2012 at 1:51 PM

That’s an interesting point; will kids be allowed this Bammie-wear in schools?

slickwillie2001 on March 24, 2012 at 3:50 PM

BFD=Benkruptcy Following Debt? Barack Finally Done? BS From DC?

The possibilities are endless.

mexdem on March 24, 2012 at 3:53 PM

IOW, most voters won’t be LOLing. They’re saying WTF to this BFD, and IIRC, that’s SSDD from 2010.

Had to take a second look at who wrote this. Ed, you’ve been hanging around AP too much.

kim roy on March 24, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Thank goodness the President of the United States has a Twitter account. Amidst the maelstrom of rude and coarse conversations, at least we have the leader of the free world setting an example of decorum and maturity. Or, er … not, as the Twitter curation site Twitchy discovered last night:

Health reform—still a BFD, and now it’s on a t-shirt:OFA.BO/z7FP8M


Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 24, 2012

Nice to see Obama hasn’t learned his previous lessons from playing on twitter. Wonder if this will turn out as well as YESTERDAY’S extravaganza of #ILikeObamacare.

Good to know that no matter how many shots to the head they take, they don’t learn to duck.

kim roy on March 24, 2012 at 4:16 PM

What would make it even better is if they came out with a children’s line of those shirts. /s

They have zero class.

JennM111 on March 24, 2012 at 10:54 AM

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/03/23/LifetimeTV-Sexualizes-Topless-8-Year-Old-Girls

davidk on March 24, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Mr. President is a disgrace. This is a perfect example of how little respect he has for the office he holds. Frankly, he shouldn’t be allowed to have a twitter account if he’s not mature enough to control his posts.

scalleywag on March 24, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Who does this hurt the most? Not Santorum, RonPaul, or Newt.

I wonder if a pic depecting 0bama’s Fast and Furious program with the Still a BFD logo right below that on a tee shirt would break any copywrite laws. ;o)

DannoJyd on March 24, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Mr. President is a BFT…Big F’n Twit.

scalleywag on March 24, 2012 at 4:27 PM

there’s something about marxism/communism/socialism (they all run

together if you ask me) and the coarsening of American culture. Apparently, if these types are able to degrade the value of women, families, language, God and patriotism within the country, then tyranny creeps in (or sprints as it is currently doing).

The kevin jennings’ fist brigade, van jones, sandra fluke, and on and on all play minor/major roles in all of that.

And now it is lionized on a Tshirt.

look at the fruits of your labor democrats…..wreckage, destruction, cost, lies and death….all around us.

own it.

ted c on March 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Dennis Prager uses a simple phrase to commonly describe this phenomenon:

“The bigger the government:
. the smaller the individual;
. the smaller the citizen;
. the smaller the family;
. the smaller the [fill in the blank] …”

ShainS on March 24, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I found something Mr. President could put his logo on and make some money…

http://uploads.neatorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Toilet-Party-Glasses_20179-l-500×333.jpg

scalleywag on March 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Ignore WHAT merchandise Obama is selling.

Instead pay attention to WHY they are rolling out more and more crappy stuff to sell: IT IS A WAY TO COLLECT ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS!

That’s who will buy this crap!

wildcat72 on March 24, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Big F****** Disaster.

The Rogue Tomato on March 24, 2012 at 5:11 PM

#ILikeObamacare because it’s so Hunger Games and some people must die for the rest of us to live.Roy Rogers on March 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM
I meant to post- this would make an awesome tee shirt or bumper sticker.

redridinghood on March 24, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Obamacare
Still a
Big Financial Disaster

Another T shirt idea

talkingpoints on March 24, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Big
F‘ing
Deathstar

http://youtu.be/4TZPcHDwOIo

mittens on March 24, 2012 at 9:32 PM

I bet that dummy in the shirt is gonna vote for Obeyme too.

tbear44 on March 25, 2012 at 3:50 AM

Dear HotAir,
Please don’t use “Obama” and “Hawk” in the same sentence again.

Durka-Durka on March 25, 2012 at 11:30 AM

AMF to Baracka and gang in Nov.

OkieDoc on March 25, 2012 at 1:46 PM

I get what the F and the D stand for.

But if you read the B as standing for “BAD”, it’s accurate.

EconomicNeocon on March 25, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Hard to get too work up about this after Sarah Palin used WTF in a speech though.
ctmom on March 24, 2012 at 10:46 AM

She was also un-classy there, but don’t you think the President of the United States should be held to a slightly higher standard? Obviously Obummer doesn’t. Then again, he’s just a comedian…

KS Rex on March 24, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Well, except she was pointing out the foolishness of Barry0′s ‘Winning The Future campaign slogan which seems, mysteriously, to have vanished once she laughingly pointed out how the majority of voters would be seeing it.

Still has more class in her little finger than Barry0 has in his whole family.

Siddhartha Vicious on March 25, 2012 at 8:15 PM

It’s as if Barack Obama is doing everything he can to ridicule, demean and just trash the U.S. Presidency.

Oh, wait…

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 8:09 AM

BFD:

Brain F***ing Democrats.

I can think of many more awful definitions but Obama’s already burst all decency, sanity and intellectual standards and not in any good way.

At this rate, I would not be surprised if Barack Obama was in the Oval Office behind a tv-tray, wearing his BFD t-shirt, his Mom-Jeans, Air-Jordans (he was first in line, you know) and a hoodie: “rulin’!”

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 8:14 AM

BFD:

Barack Failed to Deliver.

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 9:22 AM

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