Late last night we posted on Ohio Democratic Party Chair Chris Redfern’s namecalling of the Tea Party – calling them “f***ers”.
We told him to apologize.
“It is what it is,” Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern told Fox News regarding his Monday appearance at an endorsement event by the United Steelworkers for several Ohio Democrats, including Gov. Ted Strickland.
“Vice President Biden and I have a way with words,” Redfern said, conjuring up the vice president’s description this spring of the signing of the health care law as a “big f—ing deal.”
Comparing calling a movement of people “f***ers” to Biden swearing while not realizing the mic was on? Seriously, Chris?
Redfern’s failure to apologize makes one thing perfectly clear – he really thinks Tea Partiers are “f***ers”.
Now you may or may not agree with the Tea Party and what they stand for. That’s fine.
But what’s important here, from a political perspective, is swing and Independent voters are seeing that Chris Redfern believes it’s ok to name call members of a political movement in such an overbearingly insulting way.
That is exactly something that will horribly turn off voters. And it should.
This story has already gone national. Redfern better pray it dies in Ohio. But his refusal to apologize will likely only intensify the scrutiny of his remark.
Chris Redfern is a fool.
UPDATE: Chris Redfern is tripling down on stupid.
Amazingly, now he’s embracing the lowest form of political opportunism by trying to use his shameful misbehavior to recruit new volunteers for the Ohio Democrats.
Someone needs to send a few 100 bars of soap to the ODP. Redfern doesn’t just need his mouth washed out – he needs it taped shut.