The Slatest

A Millennial Just Said the F-Word on MSNBC. What a Night.

What is democracy in action, Iowa-style? It’s #Millennials in Iowa City fighting about who is going to save the world, Bernie Sanders or no one, and then just cursing.

The young man is arguing with the young woman about taxes. What is he saying? “Bernie is trying to lower or equal them so the upper class are not paying the same amount of taxes as the middle and lower. Bernie is trying to equal the playing fields,” he says. “The percentage you pay will be equal no matter how much income you have. He’s trying to level it.” It appears our young man is arguing that Bernie Sanders supports a flat tax and he supports him because of that? Bernie Sanders supports the opposite of a flat tax, actually, young man.

Then he majorly screws up by arguing to the young woman that Sanders “cares about veterans’ rights. He cares about taking care of them. He doesn’t want to ship them overseas.”

OH, YOU WANNA TALK VETS, DO YOU? “I get VA. I am VA. I am a vet. My mom’s a vet. How is he going to fix it?” she says. “The VA is more screwed up than it has been in a while. The fact I haven’t gotten benefits in three months because the VA is so fucked up really makes me concerned.”

And then MSNBC cut away from what was becoming an interesting discussion about real issues because someone said a curse word.