There’s A Real Danger In #LetsGoBrandon Or Something

Fortunately, the Credentialed Media is around to keep this going. Maybe we should all go back to #FuckJoeBiden?

If you have trouble with the link to the Charlotte Observer, try the Yahoo one, in which Excitable Peter Horn loses his mind

Back in Charlotte for the holidays, I was out on a walk when I noticed my parents’ neighbor’s truck. It’s a big truck. White, newish, plastered with bumper stickers in dense but ordered rows — mostly political, some football-related. Among many others was “Mean Tweets 2024” and “Let’s Go Brandon.”

This, from a purportedly serious man. A grown-up by most senses of the word, likely born in the 1950s. A man with grown children of his own, a respectable career, two bowls of water by his mailbox for passing dogs and a nativity set in the front yard.

I stopped and stared for a moment, wondering, how did we get here?

I don’t mean the polarization. How did we reach this level of absurdity, where ”serious people” are comfortable putting thinly veiled ”F— Joe Biden bumper stickers on their trucks, like a group of 12-year-old boys snickering over walkie-talkies because surely Mom and Dad don’t know that word really means penis.

I don’t read the Charlotte Observer all that much, going with more local Raleigh outlets, but, I’m not finding, with a few searches, any complaints over the massive amount of vile invective thrown towards Trump, his wife and child, Mike Pence, everyone who worked in his administration, as well as Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, and so many more. How many called him pResident? Orange man? Assassination chic? Kathy Griffin “beheading” Trump?

I could keep going and going, and, no complaints from the Charlotte Observer. There are throw pillows, bumper stickers, and t-shirts, among others, at Amazon, Etsy, and more. Tons of nasty stuff from celebs and music (or, considering what they made, should it be “music”?) people, even those in the media. And big media.

For those unfamiliar with “Let’s Go Brandon,” it’s a viral slogan that’s coded criticism of President Joe Biden. It started when an NBC Sports reporter suggested fans at an Oct. 2 Talladega race were chanting “Let’s Go Brandon” during an interview with NASCAR driver Brandon Brown. They weren’t. They were actually chanting “F— Joe Biden.”

It’s all just so juvenile. So pathetic.

Sure thing, Chump. Those of us blogging during the Bush43 years thought it couldn’t get worse. But, we should have know that Democrats could add a 12 to the amplifier.

And Trumpism is Steve Bannon trying to “kill the Biden presidency in the crib.”

Right, right, like Democrats talking about impeaching Trump before he even took office. Like Dems coming up with the BS Russian collusion.

“Let’s Go Brandon” isn’t just another silly, immature bumper sticker. It’s the latest shiny object in the GOP’s culture war quiver to distract from the truly nefarious, anti-democratic process at work. A process that seeks to limit access to voting, cast doubt on our electoral process and potentially upend the American experiment because their guy lost.

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7 Responses to “There’s A Real Danger In #LetsGoBrandon Or Something”

  1. […] Also see: William Teach in The Pirate’s Cove: There’s A Real Danger In #LetsGoBrandon Or Something […]

  2. If you open the article on the Observer website, notice the tab: the original article title is “The real danger behind ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ bumper stickers”. That’s a subtle — or perhaps not so subtle — difference from “There’s a real danger behind the juvenile ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ meme”. The current title allows the impression that it’s really just dismissible, because it’s ‘juvenile,’ but maybe there’s something people ought to consider about it; the original title states, unequivocally, that Let’s Go Brandon bumper stickers as a danger.

    I don’t know who wrote the titles; authors normally suggest titles, and editors decide on them and write them, but that can be different in individual cases.

  3. alanstorm says:

    Liberals epitomize the saying “ignorance is bliss.”

    It must be comforting to have the world begin anew with each dawn.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Ah… the poor blissful ignorati!

      From Thomas Gray’s poem – Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College

      To each his suff’rings: all are men,
      Condemn’d alike to groan,
      The tender for another’s pain; — (libs)
      Th’ unfeeling for his own. — (cons)
      Yet ah! why should they know their fate? — (ignorance of your fate is bliss!)
      Since sorrow never comes too late,
      And happiness too swiftly flies.
      Thought would destroy their paradise. — (get it? the ignorant are in paradise)
      No more; where ignorance is bliss,
      ‘Tis folly to be wise.

      It’s an inversion of the previous literature:

      For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.

      And where did that come from? Thanks for asking. Ecclesiastes 1:18

      Accordingly, our right-wing brethren should have little grief.

      • david7134 says:

        I am so impressed, every one look at how smart Jeff is. He reads poetry and the Bible and spews out a comment that has nothing to do with the conversation but he hopes people will appreciate his great intelligence. Typical liberal asshole.

        I would bet that the shareholders in Jeff’s corporation would really desire for him to spend his time reading up on statics.

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    It’s a catchy slogan taking on a life of its own and liberals really have no suitable comeback.
    It’s Alinskyesque (Rules 5,6,&8) in that way. Saul would be proud or not.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

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