(CNN) – President Obama's political organization agrees with Vice President Joe Biden: "Health Reform is a BFD."
While using the four-letter word could land an elementary school kid in detention, Organizing for America is embracing it with the hope of raising some cash.
OFA, the president's political arm housed at the Democratic National Committee, is using Biden's now infamous phrase on a T-shirt to commemorate the signing of health care reform into law.
Donors who give at least $25 will receive "a limited edition 'Health Reform is a BFD' T-shirt in a super-soft, fine jersey (men's) or baby rib (women's) cotton fabric," according to a new fundraising page posted Wednesday on OFA's Web site.
A jubilant Biden made the remark after he finished introducing Obama before the president signed the landmark legislation last week. As he was stepping away from the podium, the vice president leaned in to Obama and said, "This is a big f***king deal."
A microphone picked up the vice president's comments. A short time later, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs wrote on his Twitter account: "And yes Mr. Vice President, you're right ... "
Now, OFA is comparing the signing of the health care reform legislation into law to other momentous occasions.
"There are things that are a big deal - birthdays, anniversaries, the NCAA Championship game," OFA wrote in a fundraising note. "And then there are things that are a BFD, like delivering health insurance to 32 million Americans."
Brad Woodhouse, a DNC spokesman, told CNN he thinks it is important for Democrats to highlight the importance of health care reform.
"Health reform is a huge and historic deal that will benefit American families and small businesses," Woodhouse said. "We and our supporters agree with the Vice President – health reform is a big bleeping deal."
It is a big fing deal. I love it!
BFD is a 4 letter word?
I got to get me one. We will add BFD to list of text msg acronyms. I love it. And yes I agree with the VPOTUS. I love Joe!
I've got to get some of those shirts in different colors. I LOVE IT!!!
Obummie and Biden are disgusting. They are fowl mouthed liars that steal from people that PAY taxes and give to their sorry base so they can create a nanny state.
Real class! We try to teach ou children to communicate effectively WITHOUT the use of profanity and this is how our President and the Democratic party revere profanity? Slap it on a t-shirt and make some money!
Bad idea, these people are suppose to be leaders. They need to lead by example. Strike my last two sentences. They are pathetic leaders.
They should use the proceeds to help pay for the bill's excessive cost.
Now thats funny. LMAO!!!!
Finally....the world sees humor. How lovely, count me in for a Tshirt if for no other reason that there are people left who can laugh.
Just a great role model for up and
coming democratic kids.
And people wonder why the morals
in America are going to crap.
Hubert Humphrey, John Kennedy,
Martin Luther King and Harry Truman
would all be really proud.
When you applaud a vice-president for trashy, filthy language it is truly a sad day in the USA! These are the caliber of leaders our children have to look up to – sad. I think he needs to wash his mouth out with soap and start acting like a vice-president instead of a hoodlum.
BFD: Big Fat Deception...
Wow – great message to send to our children. Way to set an example of "appropriate behavior"....
As all too many companies are finding out, as will the country when we arew bankrupt, it was one Big F... Disaster!
I want to buy some of those but I keep checking the site I don't see any tshirt like that. Is this story true?
stupid .. classless... pathedic...thats as bad as i have ever heard...who ever came up with this needs to be fired,, any one who would buy one needs to work as a carnie or on buboun st...if your a democrat wear one and see what a true idiot looks like...ugh..
It's just Joe being Joe. He whispered it.
I agree with the tee shirt...
HEALTH CARE REFORM
BAD F*&%ING DECISION
And the dems are saying the Republicans are horrible...I can't believe they would make money on profanity...The FCC bleeps out profanity so to protect our little ones and now the dems want to make money on it...sick!!!
Awesome. I just ordered mine.
The fact that the Dems are proud of Biden's manners is all I need to know about that party.
Glad to see some balls by the Democrats.
There are some things that we just won't run away from.
Oh Barack Obama, what have you done ... given the Donkey a little bit of courage? What will the Republican Party ever do with a unified Democratic Party with big, brass ones?
If we can't laugh at this one, then God has wasted a lot of the funny things He created to keep us entertained.