(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."
Not a huge fan of Biden, but I have to admit, that T shirt is funny.
I've heard it all now. I lost what was left of any respect I have for the Democrats. They must be digging in the bottom of the barrel to come up with that idea to raise some cash. Must be desperate!
I think this is GREAT. A plain speaking Irish Vice President. i think Biden is GREAT, and I agree...Health Care Reform is a BFD!!!
Sign me up for a shirt!
This world is so messed up. Our VP can use filthy language on Live TV and his party embraces it. Ed Sullivan must be rolling over in his grave.
I HAVE to get one of these. Go Joe! Go Joe!
I knew someone in Washington had a sense of humor.
Now let's see what the repubs have to say about this.
And people are puzzled why
the democratic party is losing
Good story, The Onion. You had me fooled there for a sec.
I love it!
Gotta Luv Joe... I think his nickname should be Broadway Joe.
He was right when he said it and it's still f-ing true!
I love it. I will buy a few. Let's make another one.
shirt should say "health reform is bs"
Or maybe a shirt that just says "DEBT"
or a shirt that says, "where's my job"
Unbelievable!!!! Yep, Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the liberal Democrats sure are a class act-–NOT!!!!
Whatta classy crowd! The honor and respect of the nation's youth are certainly not misplaced with this Administration.
Between Biden and Rahm, the White House is nothing more than a frat house. But considering Biden's IQ, it is probably the best we can expect – we shouldn't mock the disabled.
Health reform IS
Health reform IS a 'BFD!' it's a proud moment for this country and the president. Joe can get a bit exuberant but he's absolutely right. hope a ton of money is raised with this shirt. :-)
The other side could interpret it as Bad Fing Deal! And run with it as well.
I absolutely agreed with the V.P...Heathcare reform is a pretty BFD!!!!
I'm planning on buying one just so I can donate it to Congressman Boehner!
I think this demonstrates all over again the current prez's lack of class–not to mention his poor taste.
its a big f___ing shame
LOL! i want my shirt!!
Leave it to liberals to raise money off of filthy language. The lack of morals is so obvious.
Yup, BFD is a big, fabulous deal!!