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:
Can the F-bomb save Beto?
Democratic candidates warned not to curse at Thursday's debate
El Paso attack: Beto O’Rourke angrily snaps at media when asked about role of Donald Trump: ‘What the f*** – join the dots’
Beto O'Rourke launches 'this is f*cked up' T-shirts after Texas shooting
Trump decries immigrants from 'shithole countries' coming to US
Trump issues defiant apology for lewd remarks — then goes on the attack
When Profanity Hits the Campaign Trail
Washington's Order Against Profanity
Obama Goes on Record to Call Kanye West a ‘Jackass’
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