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What's with all the @#%! language? (Where's the Expletive Expletive Barf Alert, you ask?)
Politico.com ^ | 10/12/09 | Kenneth P. Vogel

Posted on 10/12/2009 9:46:54 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

President Barack Obama called rap star Kanye West “a jackass.” Vice President Joe Biden told a senator to “Gimme a f—-ing break!” Economic adviser Christina Romer declared that Americans had yet to have their "holy s—-” moment over the economy.

Those who pay attention to political rhetoric say an unusual amount of profanity has emanated from this White House – even without counting famously colorful White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. But before this statement becomes fodder for yet another partisan debate (with conservatives saying Obama is disgracing the presidency, and liberals that the media are once again being unfair), they quickly add that Team Obama is no crasser than administrations past. It’s just that they are being quoted more accurately.

What’s different, according to linguists, media analysts and reporters who’ve covered past administrations is the media: Networks and newspapers have become far more willing to run with quotes, video and audio of political figures and their aides saying things that never used to be repeated. They attribute the growth of the political potty mouth alternately to the proliferation of recording technologies; intense interest in all things Obama; the explosion of new media platforms that both circumvent and push traditional media while sharpening competition; a general coarsening of the public dialogue; or some combination of all of those factors.

“Cursing happened all the time, across the board, wherever you went in the White House or on the trail or in campaign offices – it simply wasn’t written about,” said Haynes Johnson, a former reporter for The Washington Post who covered the campaigns or presidencies of every president from Dwight Eisenhower to Bill Clinton, and has written books about the working White House, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and, most recently, the 2008 presidential election.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coarse; cursing; expletive; jackass; language; pottymouth; swearing

1 posted on 10/12/2009 9:46:54 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Unfortunately, we live in a soundbite-driven society where the 7by24 machine needs grist for its mills... and now resorts to digging thru the manure pile for content.


2 posted on 10/12/2009 9:48:10 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

When you have a bunch of half dressed sandal wearing America hating liberals What do you expect?


3 posted on 10/12/2009 9:49:46 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: NormsRevenge
Kanye West “a jackass.” Vice President Joe Biden told a senator to “Gimme a f—-ing break!” Economic adviser Christina Romer declared that Americans had yet to have their "holy s—-” moment over the economy

And Van Jones called Republicans ass*oles. If he was referring to Lindsey Graham and/or John McCain he was right.

4 posted on 10/12/2009 9:50:03 AM PDT by South40 (Islam has a long tradition of tolerance, ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: NormsRevenge

Profanity is a substitute for stupidity.


5 posted on 10/12/2009 9:50:31 AM PDT by ezoeni (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x32cxf_yuri-bezmenov)
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To: ezoeni

I’m more concerned with what they are doing to the country than the occasional swear word


6 posted on 10/12/2009 9:51:18 AM PDT by rasl04 (Reagan/Goldwater 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge
“Jackass” is not a profanity.

At least doesn't belong in the same category as F*$&#^% or S%$)^% or C@&*%^$%*%$.

7 posted on 10/12/2009 9:54:40 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: rasl04; tx_eggman

I would rather the president nut up and spout it out like a man, than to use terms like “Wee-wee’d up”.


8 posted on 10/12/2009 9:55:18 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
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To: NormsRevenge

This entire administration makes me want to launch a blue streak that would make the Politico blush.


9 posted on 10/12/2009 9:56:27 AM PDT by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“Jackass” is not a profanity.

I have to disagree. It is the symbol of the Democrat party. Very profane. :0)


10 posted on 10/12/2009 9:57:23 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: NormsRevenge

Leftists, being total emasculated as males, always resort to foul language in an attempt to compensate for their shortcomings as men. They think bad language makes them look macho.


11 posted on 10/12/2009 9:57:32 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The 0 years, Too bad a requirement for adult supervision was not put into the Constitution)
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To: NormsRevenge

tells you that their entire world view does not fall far beyond Abbie Hoffman


12 posted on 10/12/2009 10:01:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MNJohnnie

With the liberalization of society over the past many years, language which was once unacceptable or considered profane is now ok. Certain words are still banned from TV and respectable news organizations, but given time, those barriers may fall also.


13 posted on 10/12/2009 10:03:07 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Blush! I’m still learning to speak American as a Second Language.


14 posted on 10/12/2009 10:07:46 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: ezoeni

“Profanity is a substitute for stupidity.”

Agreed! My father always said that people use profanity because they are not smart enough to know better words.


15 posted on 10/12/2009 10:14:19 AM PDT by Polyxene (America held hostage for the next 4 years by a RAT thug from Chicago - www.obamaclock.org)
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To: ezoeni

What the &*%# do you mean by that? ;-)


16 posted on 10/12/2009 10:16:09 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

The whole adminstration is full of s@]t, and they’re just trying to swim their way to the top.


17 posted on 10/12/2009 10:22:03 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Its just “left” potty mouth syndrome (PMS). Go listen to Lynn Samuels on Sirius, or go to the Daily Kos and just read for a moment or two (that’s all it will take). Its the “way they are” ... genetic maybe?


18 posted on 10/12/2009 10:22:12 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com/- The Patriot's Flag - Graham-Kerry Announcement)
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To: NormsRevenge
Language skills have followed dressing skills over the decades - both have deteriorated to their cruder forms.


19 posted on 10/12/2009 10:22:50 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Bullsh*t)
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To: NormsRevenge

20 posted on 10/12/2009 10:31:30 AM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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To: NormsRevenge
conservatives saying Obama is disgracing the presidency

0bama disgraces humanity.

21 posted on 10/12/2009 11:45:06 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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