Normal, polite President Obama asks hecklers not curse in front of kids

Normal, polite President Obama asks hecklers not curse in front of kids
Mr. Civility
Mr. Civility

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It’s hard to not get drunk on Obama nostalgia, even for us cynics.

On Friday, President Obama spoke to a crowd in Miami, Florida to help get out the vote for Democratic Senator Bill Nelson and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. After being heckled, President Obama gently chided the crowd in classic Dad manner for cursing in front of the “kids.”

“Don’t curse in front of kids, come on,” President Obama told the hecklers. “This is what I look forward to, is having a few hecklers to get me back in the mood.”

It was a kind, delightfully normal response, especially compared to Trump, who prefers inciting violence to dad jokes. Trump, remember, once suggested he’d like to punch a protestor in the face.   That’s a wee bit different from suggesting that the protestor “not curse in front of kids.”

Obama then added:

“Here’s the deal: If you support the other candidates, then you should go support the other candidates. Don’t be here. One of the things I never understood was why, if you’re supporting the other guy, you come to my rally.”

Kinda makes our broken little hearts sing.

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