You might find this hard to believe, but politicians curse a lot. The consultants and staffers around them curse even more.
Okay, you might not find that hard to believe. But would you believe that it soon might be socially acceptable for political candidates to curse on the stump?
The President curses. Members of congress, like Rashida Tlaib, who said “Impeach the Mother #&@^er” on the stump when talking about the Trump, got heavy applause when she dropped the line. Here in Florida, the Commissioner of Agriculture dropped a censored tweet about POTUS earlier this week. It’s simply becoming stylish to throw out a four letter word in the right company.
And the crowd loves it.
The political discussion in America is getting a PG-13 rating. Twenty years ago, it would have been unimaginable to curse on television. Now, if you’re on during the right hour and on certain channels, you can go right ahead.
Now, we’ve got Presidential candidates repeating the words $hithole said by the person already in the oval office on stage during a prime time debate. And it makes it into the broadcast.
It doesn’t look like the trend is going to disappear either. Regardless of whether Trump is reelected or not.
Millenials are simply more accepting of terms. Just like everyone else, it’s an exclamation point before the exclamation point when we feel strongly about something, but these days we’re much faster to amp up our conversations.
When you think about it, if you’re going to convey excitement, passion, or anger, wouldn’t you do it on stage in front of voters?
Eventually, we’ll get numb to it. As crazy as it sounds.
We’re not quite there yet though. There are still children at some of these events and parents might not feel the same way. The same goes for faith leaders in our communities. Candidates for office should be careful before they decide to go too far with their words in front of the wrong audience.
But it’s coming. And it will be here before you know it.