Classy: Bachmann opponent spot uses bleeped curse word

Tarryl Clark appears to have run out of ideas in her race against Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th CD — and also reached the end of her vocabulary.  In an effort to paint Bachmann as disconnected from her constituents, Clark runs through a variety of issues in which Bachmann’s vote actually seems closer to the consensus of the electorate, including on ObamaCare, to which Clark euphemistically refers as “reform.”  At the end, though, Clark just skips the euphemisms altogether to use a bleeped-out scatalogical curse word (via Cubachi and Liberty Pundits):

“No one does more for special interests in Washington than Congresswoman Michele Bachmann,” the announcer for the ad begins. “She stood up for BP when no one else would. She has a 100% record when it comes to supporting Wall Street. She even stood with the big insurance companies and voted against reform.”

“Michele Bachmann: not doing s*** for the people of the 6th District, but doing more than her share for the special interests in Washington.”

I’m actually being slightly unfair to Al Franken in the subheader.  While Franken is known for his short temper and angry outbursts, he managed to control himself while on the campaign trail for the US Senate.  And this isn’t a heated, extemporaneous outburst, but a planned campaign strategy.

When people resort to expletives, it usually indicates the limit of their ability to communicate.  It’s either that, or a condescending attitude towards the voters in MN-06 and a misguided attempt to speak at what Clark assumes is their level.  Whatever prompted this, it’s a classless and empty-headed effort, which reflects much more on Clark and the team she would bring to Washington than it ever could on Bachmann.

Jazz Shaw Jun 22, 2021 6:01 PM ET