But as it happens, they were only reflecting the attitudes and standards of the man at the top, Barack Obama. Tonight, the campaign of President of the United States, the commander in chief, the leader of the free world, the father of two young daughters and a lovely wife, tweeted this:
The link provided is for this, available at the campaign's store:
What should have been an embarrassing open-mic moment by Joe Biden that the administration should have apologized for and hoped was forgotten has now been turned into a feature in their victory party, the football-spike for ObamaCare. Remember this the next time someone tells you how Barack Obama has helped bring civility back to politics.
UPDATE: And it just keeps coming. The latest blog post from Jim Messina, campaign manager for Obama 2012. Apparently this is part of a new strategy.
UPDATE: I found this from February 2012 in a transcript of an Obama address to the House Democratic Caucus:
...I pointed out, you know, this whole myth of Rahm [Emanuel] being this tough guy, mean, is just not true. At least once a week he spends time teaching profanity to underprivileged children. (Laughter and applause.)I guess it's gone from joke to national policy.
UPDATE: Thanks a lot, RNC. I guess taking the high road was boring, eh? It's a race to the bottom now.