What the @#*! are politicians talking about?

What the @#*! are politicians talking about? 1

 

Following an uptick in f-bombs on the campaign trail, the organizers of the latest Democratic debate made an unusual move, asking the 2020 presidential candidates not to use profanity during the live broadcast. Chris Cillizza explains the recent surge of political cursing — and what the h-e-double hockey sticks it means.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
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Trump decries immigrants from 'shithole countries' coming to US

Trump issues defiant apology for lewd remarks — then goes on the attack
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41 Comments on "What the @#*! are politicians talking about?"

  1. Hey, Chris here — are the 2020 candidates taking the swearing-in idea too literally?

    • the only political issues i care about are legalization of cannabis, with low taxes and low regulations, and breaking up the tech giants because they abuse our rights and freedoms. i will vote for whoever offers the most on these 2 issues and i don’t care what party they are in. warren definitely got me looking her way, favorably, over her remarks against giant tech corporations. +1 for her.

    • Damn the Prussians!

  2. This chris guy is so cringe worthy

  3. We’re all adults here, just say the damn words.

  4. Beto is still alive? I thought he died in a skateboard accident.. wow, go figure

  5. Oi Do Not Consent | September 12, 2019 at 10:43 AM | Reply

    Beto is a complete failure. If it wasn’t for his billionaire heiress you wouldn’t even know who he was.

  6. What are you motherflucken talking about? Lol

  7. “I don’t even wait.”

  8. H o t r e t a r d e d c h i X | September 12, 2019 at 10:48 AM | Reply

    Beto’s daddy bought him a debate seat. Destroy him

  9. You think politicians in the US are bad? Weird? Useless? Go to the UK!

  10. Sorry dude. The first amendment is a thing. People that are mad about “foul” language should probably just get off the internet. Cussing happens, Deal with it

  11. Beto is pitiful ????

  12. I’m looking forward to seeing our democratic debate turning into British parliament.

  13. Well ADULTS Should Know Better! So Really They Just Needed to Send a Personal Note Straight to Beto!

  14. MyNameISJeff JEEFF | September 12, 2019 at 11:38 AM | Reply

    No lifers on comment sections are the real reason we come here
    You all know it

  15. O’Rouke political career is over byby Big Mouth Punk Boy

  16. Ask Alexa what Beto O’Rouke’s job is for a good laugh 🤭 he is a unemployed bum who begs for money.

  17. Beto was swearing because he wanted to play tough and make his “outrage” a little more genuine. Beta O’Dork… 🙂

  18. Beto O’dork great name for a clown in the ringler’s Barnum circus., lol😂🤣😂🤣

  19. Beta the Fake Mexican, race pimping, meth addicted super dork

  20. Nothing real. They’re trying to become more relevant by picking up the trendiest phrases and ideas of the moment. Example, how about them DACA kids?

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