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The Audacious Vulgarity of laughing at Joe Biden

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I see that Biden continues to slip in the polls but I can’t take any pleasure in that since it’s been understood from the beginning that the 2020 US election was merely a Trump/Not-Trump vote for which Biden was merely the necessary tofu-on-the-side.

It used to be said of the old post-Civil War Confederate states that you could run a yellow dog as the Democrat and win (hence the term Yellow Dog Democrats). In more recent times the joke has been that you could run a root vegetable and still win, and in 2020 the Democrats did just that.

Few people voted for Biden or his “policies”, and the usual Democrat plans of pissing money up against a wall don’t seem to be working this time around due to growing inflation. That and many other problems have seen Biden slide from being a bland, easy-to-forget creature, to becoming a figure of fun.

The fun started a couple of months ago with the opening of the US College football season and huge crowds of young people chanting “Fuck Joe Biden”. This spread rapidly until a rather lovely young woman, Kelli Stavast, a sports reporter interviewing a winning NASCAR driver named Brandon Brown, heard the loud crowd chant in the background and tried to cover it up by saying that they were chanting “Lets Go Brandon”. Thus was an almost perfect meme born; people who didn’t like swearing could use it to make it clear what they thought of Biden, while it was also a solid dig at his fellatio squad in the MSM.

While the meme exploded across the Internet the MSM were typically a bit slow to catch on (or perhaps they ignored it as part of their usual Biden covering). It didn’t really hit the MSM until a pilot with Southwest Airlines used the quip during a flight that included an AP “reporter” named Colleen Long who promptly explained to her readers that it was “a code for insulting Joe Biden.” The rush followed, with the WaPo and the deeply, deeply serious NPR (National Public Radio) getting in first:

Oh the humanity!

Seriously? Considering the tens of millions of people on Social Media sites can it really be that the readers, listeners and watchers of MSM sites like NPR and the WaPo needed to have this explained to them? Are they that out of touch? The hysteria increased with stuff like this:

An ISIS war cry? Complaints and investigations demanded?

As Lefty reporter Matt Tabbi explains more carefully on his substack site:

FBI Special Agent-turned-CNN Political Analyst Asha Rangappa — gosh that resume sounds unsurprising, doesn’t it?

Is it really possible that these people don’t get they’re being trolled? Part of the joke of “Let’s Go Brandon,” of course, is that you couldn’t go five minutes during the last administration without hearing someone in pearls or a bowtie screaming “Fuck Trump!” I don’t remember Rangappa pumping out “Osama de Niro” tweets after this celebrated Tony Awards appearance.

The bigger part of the “Let’s Go Brandon!” gag is that such outbursts during the Trump years were not only not condemned, they were celebrated, as pundits and reporters for the first time told us directly profane insults of presidents were okay.

There’s also that sniff from the WaPo about “vulgarity” from their resident “Fact Checker”, Glenn Kessler. I liked this take on them, In Praise of Incivility:

While admitting that U.S. politics has rarely resembled a garden party, the Post assures us, “The current eruption of anti-Biden signs and chants, however, is on another level, far more vulgar and widespread” than anything seen in the past.

“During the 2020 presidential campaign, one of Biden’s political superpowers was his sheer inoffensiveness, the way he managed to embody – even to those who didn’t like him – the innocuous grandfather, the bumbling uncle, the leader who could make America calm, steady, even boring again after four years of Donald Trump”

That last quote of WaPo speak had me reaching for a sick bag. The writer also points out that Mr Inoffensiveness was anything but when confronted on the campaign trail by a construction worker, who asked if he was “actively trying to end our Second Amendment right and take away our guns.”

The man with the ability to bring us all together shot back “You’re full of shit” and “don’t be such a horse’s ass.” (I believe this is called punching down.) He then asked, “Do you want to step outside” – presumably so Biden’s Secret Service agents could hold him while he was pummelled by the feisty senior.

The articles above include quite the list of vulgarities hurled at President Trump that curled no reporter’s nose hair nor caused them to clutch their pearls in horror, but this Powerline post on the subject does it better by simply putting up screenshots:

Plus this blast from the past in response to Kessler’s panty-wadding whinging about, “the harshness, norm-breaking and vulgarity of the Trump era“. Yeah, 2008 is calling for you:

It’s an amazing feature of the modern Left, across almost every area you can think of, that they can gleefully smash rules and norms when they need to and then expect their opponents to play by those old rules.

What’s really driving them crazy about “Lets Go Brandon” is that it isn’t vulgar and it isn’t angry while also making it clear that Biden and his MSM can go…

Written by Tom Hunter

December 4, 2021 at 5:34 am

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  1. Amnesia appears to be a functional feature of the modern left. I unfortunately also seems to render them incapable of foreseeing foreseeable consequences.

    The Ardern regime seem to suffer from this particularly badly, despite most people (and their dogs) spelling those consequences in detail.


    December 4, 2021 at 9:33 am

  2. The best part of the whole thing is the the most effective anti-Democrat catch cry was created by their very own media adjunct. It didn’t cost the Republicans one cent.


    December 4, 2021 at 11:55 am

  3. The graph shows that 36% of US voters are morons.


    December 4, 2021 at 4:29 pm

  4. Correction: 40.9% of US voters are morons.
    Those with no opinion are equally moronic.


    December 4, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    • Better than NZ where, according to Roy Morgan, fifty two percent of the population are morons.


      December 4, 2021 at 5:31 pm

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