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Politics

American Politics In One Chart: "Slut," "Mom," And "Dog"

This is what the Obama and Romney campaigns have been fighting about for the past month. The chart tracks mentions on Twitter.

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The chart above tracks the progress of three political buzzwords on Twitter since the end of February, when Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a "slut." "Slut" never really took off, but "mom" did right around the time of the Hilary Rosen controversy. Off the heels of the Obama dog-eating revelation, "Dog" continues to skyrocket.

(numbers via Topsy)

Rosie Gray is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. Gray reports on politics and foreign policy.

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