Surprise: Lawmakers Are Dropping More F-Bombs Than Ever

The funny thing here is that The Hill tries to make this a bipartisan thing, when, really, it is primarily Democrats losing their minds, mostly because of Trump Derangement Syndrome

F-bombs away: Why lawmakers are cursing now more than ever

For lawmakers and political candidates, 2019 could be the year of not giving a f— about cursing.

Profanity — once considered a major no-no among those seeking public office — is no longer an earth-shattering political snafu. And according to new research, this year could be on track to see members of Congress swearing up a storm more than ever before.

In analysis conducted exclusively for ITK, GovPredict, a government relations software company, found that the frequency of lawmakers using words that might make one’s grandmother blush has increased steadily since 2014.

President Trump and several of the candidates seeking to replace him next year — including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) — have used impassioned swear words to make their points recently. Sanders responded to a debate comment about “Medicare for All” last month by saying that he “wrote the damn bill,” and Trump used the word “hell” at least half a dozen times at a Thursday night rally.

GovPredict’s data shows that obscene language not including the words “shit” and “f—” has been used at an all-time high by politicians, with 1,225 instances on Twitter so far this year compared to 833 in 2018.

Well, using damn isn’t such a big damned bill.

But these days, look no further than countless congressional social media accounts and political rallies for R-rated language.

Earlier this month, while talking to reporters, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), a 2020 White House hopeful, dropped an F-bomb while expressing his seeming frustration with the media. After being asked by a reporter about what Trump could do in response to a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, O’Rourke said, “He’s been calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. Members of the press, what the f—?”

Booker also used less than flowery language after Trump blamed, in part, video games for the recent gun violence.

“Listening to the president. Such a bullshit soup of ineffective words,” Booker said in a text message shared by his campaign manager on Twitter.

Booker made a similar statement in May in a CNN interview while speaking about gun control: “We are not going to give thoughts and prayers, which to me is just bullshit. I’m sorry to say that as a man of faith, but I was taught that faith without works is dead.”

In early August, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) urged Americans to call on their representatives to ban assault weapons, writing on Twitter, “Demand the Members of Congress get rid of ALL assault weapons or kick our ass out of Congress!”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) made headlines in January when she exclaimed to a cheering crowd about Trump, “We’re gonna go in and impeach the motherf—er.” She later responded to critics by tweeting, “I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe.”

Funny how most examples are from a Democrat. So, are you ready for who’s to blame?

Some critics of the boost in blasphemous words point to the president as the source of the current coarse political tone. A New York Times story in May detailing Trump’s long history with cussing in public dubbed him the “profanity president.” In a speech that same month, Trump said “bullshit” multiple times, one of several instances of foul language spoken by the commander in chief at rallies, in interviews, on Twitter and in private — including infamously referring derisively to “shithole countries.”

Of course, it’s all Trump’s fault

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8 Responses to “Surprise: Lawmakers Are Dropping More F-Bombs Than Ever”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Well, there WAS a ten-fold increase in 2017, even more in 2018.

    TEACH forgot that graphic from the conservative magazine, The Hill.

    trump is a coarse mobster. This is the way they talk.

    Here’s video from the conservative magazine, The Federalist:

    (Trump claimed) that he never uses the F word. This can’t be right? Was Trump certain he hadn’t let it slip from time to time before his spiritual awakening? Like maybe a few weeks ago at a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when he was admonishing U.S. companies for relocating overseas? “You can tell them to go f*** themselves,” he told the crowd, “because they let you down and they left.”

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      </>Big f*cking deal…

      — V.P. Joe Biden

      Lolgfy loser.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Lolgfy Loser typed:

        </>Big f*cking deal…
        — V.P. Joe Biden

        Which is true – but 10 years ago. Uncle Joe is a gaffe machine and he was whispering this to President Obama, but the mike was open. Did politicians wait ten years to follow his lead, LOL?

        That’s different than full throated “they can f*ck themselves” at a campaign rally, followed by a ten fold increase the next year.

        • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

          There’s a difference when they do it…

          Whines the confused little sissybitch…

          Lolgfy loser.

        • formwiz says:

          Gropin’ Joe has been in politics all his (I use the word loosely) adult life.

          He knows enough to watch his mouth around open mics. He knew what he was doing. Just like when he said, “Gonna put y’all back in chains”.

    • formwiz says:

      He may use it, but the Demos are making it a trademark, no doubt because their minions seem incapable of any other form of expression, much like our own village idiot.

      And it’s funny the bunny suit calls somebody a “coarse mobster” (wonder where he picked up that one), since the Demos are the crime syndicate – vote fraud, bribery, extortion, and, of course, murder.

      PS The Hill is Conservative? When did this conversion take place?

  2. Dana says:

    They think that they’re being all edgy and [insert slang term for feces here.]

    There really is a way to get their f(ornicating) message across, and have more, not fewer people take notice of it, but the politicians are all too stupid to know how to do it.

  3. Doom and Gloom says:

    We must all remember that 8 years of political Correctness was one of the reasons why people were so fed up with Obama and the democrats. It was this political correctness that Trump Trounced by making fun of everything politically correct including using cuss words in his rhetoric.

    The country was tired of being told how to speak and how properly to speak and trump crushed that. SJW’s lost their mind, elites lost their mind because their buddy Obama was such an articulate master of the lost art of smooze talking.

    PC was what got Trump Elected. America was fed up with it and the left has reacted by going even farther left into the PC toilet. I think the people will speak again in 2020 because they do not want to return to PC but also because Trump has attempted to do everything he promised even though some is not finished. Like the wall.

    I am still laughing at Ann Coulter who said she will campaign for and vote for Bernie Sanders because Trump caved on the government shutdown. If it was up to the Democrats the government would still be shut down and Trumps approval would be 1.

    ANTI-PC was running rampant during the 2016 campaign and the left has doubled down on it. I surmise the voters will double down on Trump in 2020 with even more blacks, Hispanics and Asians voting for him.

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