Georgia state representative Jason Spencer resigns after appearing on Sacha Baron Cohen's new show

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  1. Xzi
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    In his appearance on 'Who is America' he bares his ass, screams the N word repeatedly, and mocks Asian tourists. Here's the clip for anyone who hasn't seen it:



    And the resignation announcement which came today:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/arts/television/jason-spencer-sacha-baron-cohen.html

    Other Republicans have already appeared on the show to sign waterboarding kits and promote kindergartners' right to carry firearms.
     
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    Oh no, he said nigger. Quick, call the gestapo!
     
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    yesh i feel sacha's trying to the level the playing field for democrats
     
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    The absurdity comes with how easy he was to bait into that. Cohen didn't tell him to use that word, just an unspecified "N word." Turns out he was going for "noonie," a slang word for vagina. God this shit's hilarious.
     
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    To be fair, when someone refers to a word as "the N word", 99.5% of the time they're referring to a very specific word. Especially when he refers to it as the one forbidden word. I genuinely can't think of another word starting with the letter N that a significant number of people would refuse to say directly. Certainly not "nooni", which I've never heard of before. Not taking a position on whether he SHOULD have said that word mind you, just stating my view that it would have been stranger if he had come up with a word other than the one he did. You can criticize him for basically everything he did in the video, but criticizing him for thinking of that word given the prompting just seems odd when the rest of the video is a veritable gold mine of idiocy.
     
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    You would think any politician would have the sense not to scream the N word on camera regardless of prompting. Same deal for everything else he did. 2018 is a whole new world, though. When people ask for politicians that are "just like us," this is what we get.
     
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    I agree, which is more or less what I said at the end. I was arguing that coming up with that word given the prompting isn't particularly strange at all. Using it is another story entirely.
     
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    Hm.
    It isn't the first time this happened.

    On the other hand, now the younger generation has proof that politicians are professional liars.
     
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    Like we didn't already?
     
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    Not you, you silly sausage!
    The kids that are becoming teens now.
     
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    Here in Scotland and certain parts of England calling someone a nooni is as bad as calling them a cunt. So nooni is certainly a forbidden word here that is very very rarely heard on TV lol.
     
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    Ah, is that so? Interesting! Thanks for filling me in. Just goes to show how language use can vary between countries, lol.
     
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    You won't get the same fucked up treatment that people get in the USA for saying "nigger" though.

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    Wouldn't you cuss to prevent terrorism?
     
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    Suggesting you wouldn't be criticized for calling someone a cunt in public in the US?

    Did you seriously just ask that question? That's not even a real hypothetical. :D
     
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    Australia says hi.
     
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    Okay, I had no idea who that guy was before, but that video was funny as fuck!
     
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    Congrats, cursing is bad! Not really.

    Or you know, you could just not curse in a professional setting. Since that just makes you look fucking stupid in general.
     
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    Too bad really, I found it hilarious.
     
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    I was always a proponent of term limits for Congress. I guess this is the next best thing.
     
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    That shit was hilarious!
     
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