By all indications, 2014 isn’t going to be a banner year for Democrats, and as if to confirm the fact, a Democratic congressman suggested over Labor Day weekend that the party faithful should use any means available, including sexting.
During a C-SPAN2 appearance on “Book TV,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told a caller that today’s electronics and social media offered many methods of getting the vote out and get Democrats engaged,.
“Use the tools that we have. We’ve got great tools to communicate by everything else,” Clyburn said.
“We can text, uh, what do we call that? Sexting! Let’s do some voting, organizing over the internet.”
Sexting, of course, is the act of sending sexually explicit messages, usually by mobile phone and most often accompanied by equally explicit photographs.
This isn’t the first time Clyburn misspoke to hilarious results. In March of 2010, he expressed concern when questioning a Congressional witness that the island of Guam may “tip over and capsize” if it becomes overpopulated.
Watch his C-SPAN2 appearance via BuzzSource.