Albuquerque City Councilor Pat Davis was elected in 2015 representing Nob Hill, the International District, Mesa Del Sol, the University of New Mexico and most of the Southeast Heights area. During his time in office, he has espoused pro-LGBTQ positions, and would, if elected, become New Mexico’s first openly gay member of Congress. He is also the founder of the left-wing advocacy group, “Progress Now New Mexico.”
Davis, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, is running a 15-second television ad in which he states: “Fuck the NRA. Their pro-gun policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers, and dead fathers. I’m Pat Davis…and I approved this message, because if Congress won’t change our gun laws, we’re changing Congress.”
Local CBS affiliate KRQE was set to air the vulgar ad uncensored recently, saying it was compelled to do so due to federal election laws that prohibit them from editing political commercials. The station planned to run a disclaimer beforehand.
If Davis is elected this fall, look for other Democratic politicians to mimic his successful formula in the future. I can easily picture Maxine Waters looking into the camera and stating, “F---ing right, we’re gonna impeach 45! You can bet your ass on that!”
Who among us would be surprised to see a vision of Bernie Sanders appear on our big screen, blurting out “F—k capitalism,” or “Blow me Sarah Palin?” I wouldn’t be all that stunned to glimpse an image of Keith Ellington hollering, “Death to the motherf—king Constitution!” Various pro-abortion candidates might just as well stare straight into the camera and remark: “Christianity can take it up the ass!
Nothing that might be said by the younger, more radical candidates would shock anyone who’s been on social media in the past few years. Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (!) could unleash a string of profanity while railing against the system, use it as a campaign commercial, and it would only solidify his standing amongst those likely to vote for him.
Speaking of being jealous, if profanity proves a winning strategy, one can only imagine what Hillary Clinton will do. My guess is she’d go off like the grand-finale of a four-letter word fireworks display, blasting out obscenities in colorful, breathtaking bunches. “Why didn’t I f—king swear more, G-ddammit?! Who knew? If it wasn’t those c—ks-cking Macedonian content farmers, it was the shit-eating Russians or the bastards in the motherf--king media! Or Comey, the asshole. Obama, the little pu--y didn’t stick his scrawny %$)F!N neck out for me, either. That bleeping c-nt Jill Stein stole enough votes from me for no effing reason, too, tit-less wonder! And, Bernie Sanders pissed me off royally through the whole damn campaign, the commie shithead! Then there’s the sexist bitches voting for that dickhead Trump because their asshole hubbies told them to! Aww, f-ck! And, blow me Sarah Palin!”
Coarseness and inelegance rule the day, to the detriment of this republic. Emotion-driven obscenity is substituted for introspection and logical thought, casual profanity has become normal discourse. Those who can’t reason, profane. It is enough to drive a thoughtful person mad. But, if you can’t beat them, join them, as they say.
So, screw it, who fu-king cares?