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Welcome To The Profanity Primary

Candidates are making this White House race a bit more vulgar than usual.

By Zach Toombs | November 29, 2015

"It's political bull****, do you understand?" Donald Trump recently asked.

Welcome to the profanity primary.

"We're Americans, damn it!" Jeb Bush said.

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The cussing caucus.

"We need more phone surveillance. Bull****," Rand Paul said.

"I'm gonna bomb the **** out of them," Trump said on the trail.

"I'm sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails," Bernie Sanders said in a debate.

Previous contenders have been a bit more subdued.

Mitt Romney was fond of saying, "gosh."

So why all the foul language this cycle? The New York Times' explanation: "a play for machismo, perhaps, particularly as national security becomes a chief focus, or a signal of vitality, rawness, a willingness to break through the din.

Trump often says, "Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would."

So, is this OK?

"Are you allowed to use profanity?" Paul asked.

Damned if we know.

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