by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
We regret to inform you that the libs and the journos (pardon the redundancy) are at it again. Their anxiety levels are surging in direct correlation with the popularity of the catch phrase, “Let’s go, Brandon,” which some have decided is an existential threat to American democracy.
Some background: The “meme” was born on Oct. 2 following a NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The crowd was clearly chanting “F—k Joe Biden” as the winning driver, Brandon Brown, was being interviewed by a reporter for NBC Sports. “You can hear the chants from the crowd,” the reporter told Brown. “Let’s go, Brandon.” It was an objectively hilarious moment, and recent polling suggests that most Americans agree.
Nevertheless, the libs persisted in asserting their anxiety over the demise of political decorum, especially after Republican politicians started saying the phrase out loud and wearing facemasks adorned with it on the House floor. Last week, an Associated Press reporter on a Southwest Airlines flight attempted to break into the cockpit after the pilot allegedly used the phrase while addressing passengers over the public address system. Doing what comes naturally, other journalists demanded the pilot be fired.
CNN’s coverage has been particularly hysterical. Joe Lockhart, a political analyst for the left-wing network, likened “Let’s go, Brandon” to the coded rhetoric used by groups such as ISIS, the Nazi Party, and the Ku Klux Klan. …
… Americans who disagreed with former president Barack Obama were widely denounced as racists. Under Donald Trump, resistance was imperative for the future of democracy. Now that Joe Biden is president, even implied obscenities are out of bounds. It’s important for children to learn that the right to dissent is universal—that our principles aren’t really principles if we only adhere to them selectively, and no one likes a hypocrite.