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    Biden's critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts

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    Ashley Parker and Carissa Wolf

    The Washington Post
    Oct. 23, 2021

    BOISE, Idaho - On a quiet street south of downtown Boise, Michael Dick has festooned his front yard with homemade signs, including a large yellow placard that facetiously thanks President Joe Biden for a growing list of grievances - $4-a-gallon gas, inflation, Afghanistan, covid-19. In capital letters in black marker, Dick, 59, recently added "dead civilians" and "dead U.S. soldiers" to his bill of particulars.

    In another part of town, alongside a "No trespassing" sign, Michael Schwarz, 60, used black spray-paint to scrawl "Joe Blows" across an electric-pink poster board.

    And that's mild compared to the sentiments some people - largely in conservative areas - are expressing in their front yards and on the signs they lug with them to greet Biden as he travels the country.

    On Wednesday, when the president visited Scranton, Pa., he was greeted at the corner of Biden Street by a woman holding a handmade "F--- Joe Biden" sign, with an American flag as the vowel in the offending word. And back in Boise, Rod Johnson, a retired gunsmith, has hung a blue flag from the roof of his home that reads "F--- Biden." Underneath, in smaller letters, he added, "And f--- you for voting for him!!"

    "I'm not the only Republican that doesn't like Biden," Johnson, 68, said in an interview, sporting a red "Proud White American" hat and puffing a skinny cigar. "I just chose to show it."

    During the 2020 presidential campaign, one of Biden's political superpowers was his sheer inoffensiveness, the way he often 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.

    But it's clear that after nine months in office, Biden - or at least what he represents - is increasingly becoming an object of hatred to many Trump supporters. The vitriol partly reflects Trump's own repeated baseless claims that Biden is a usurper, depriving him of his rightful claim to the presidency, and partly stems from Biden actions that Republicans deplore, from his spending plans to his immigration policies.

    Yet the anger also demonstrates how a political party or cause often needs an enemy, a target of vilification that can unite its adherents - and, in this case, one refracted through the harshness, norm-breaking and vulgarity of the Trump era.

    Boos, jeers and insults are nothing new for politicians, especially those who reach the White House. Former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as Trump, were all heckled, weathering protests along their motorcade routes and at some of their events. At one 2011 fundraiser in Los Angeles, a heckler called Obama the Antichrist; "F--- Trump" graffiti adorned some walls in Washington.

    The current eruption of anti-Biden signs and chants, however, is on another level, far more vulgar and widespread.

    The ubiquity of Trump signs, especially in rural stretches of the country, has long been striking, and possibly unprecedented for a losing candidate - especially nearly a year after the election. But now, in towns like Boise - in states both red and blue, and almost all across the country - anti-Biden signs are cropping up as well, frequently with angry and profane insults.

    Some of are scrawled by hand. Others are bought on Amazon. Still others are professionally procured.The crude signs are held by people lined up along Biden's motorcade routes and clustered near his events. Protesters shout obscenities from outside his appearances.

    Then there are the chants. In early Oct., a "F--- Joe Biden!" cry broke out among the crowd at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway. Kelli Stavast, an NBC Sports reporter, was interviewing NASCAR driver Brandon Brown live on air at the time, and she quipped, "You can hear the chants from the crowd, 'Let's go Brandon!'"

    Trump supporters instantly saw signs of a coverup, claiming on social media that journalists were deliberately censoring anti-Biden sentiment. The brief video exchange quickly turned viral.

    The result has been a proliferation of chants in recent weeks, both of "Let's go Brandon!" - now used as a stand-in by the Trump faithful - and the more vulgar original, sometimes shorthanded as "FJB."

    Trump's Save America PAC has even begun selling a $45 T-shirt featuring Biden's black-and-white visage above the phrase "Let's go Brandon." And the PAC sent a message to supporters that read, "#FJB or LET'S GO BRANDON? Either way, President Trump wants YOU to have our ICONIC new shirt."

    The former president's son, Donald Trump Jr., has repeatedly promoted the meme, and the original chant, on his social media feeds. At a speech in Georgia, he took the stage after the crowd had been chanting "USA! USA!" and roared, "There's a couple other chants I've been hearing going around. Have you heard the other one that's been going around?" The crowd took the cue and broke into cries of "Let's go Brandon."

    The vitriol has even entered the House chamber. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., wrapped up a floor speech this week with the sign-off, "Let's go Brandon." Then, in a jarring return to House decorum, he concluded, "I yield back."

    When Trump was in office, he deployed public profanity in a way unlike any other modern president, which his supporters saw as truth-telling and his opponents as vulgarity and sometimes racism. He railed against immigrants from "$#@!hole countries." He tweeted that Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, was a "pompous ass." He was elected after boasting of grabbing women's crotches.

    Sometimes he prompted obscenities from Democrats in return.

    "One of the many legacies of the Trump presidency is he normalized angry speech," said Mike Murphy, a Republican strategist and Trump critic. "Trump and our culture in general has beaten decorum out of politics, so now it's just angry rage therapy - so you get out your Magic Marker and you do your coarse lawn sign."

    Murphy, whose Twitter bio describes him as "Infuriated GOP Strategist," added, "When Trump acts like a savage, it makes other people think it's OK to act like a savage. ... We're so tribal, everybody now is an angry Democrat or an angry Republican."

    That tribalism is reflected in surveys. A 2020 AEI poll found that 64 percent of Democrats see the Republican Party as so misguided that it poses a serious threat to the country, while 75 percent of Republicans say the same thing about the Democratic Party.

    Schwarz - the Idahoan with the spray-painted sign - said he was motivated in part by his anger that the 2020 election was stolen, an assertion Trump has repeatedly promoted despite its falsity. "I don't see how he won without doing fraudulent things to the voting machines," Schwarz said of Biden. "How the hell did he get a landslide?"

    Now that Biden has been in office for nearly a year, Schwarz said he has lost faith in his ability to handle foreign policy, as well as such domestic issues as immigration and the current labor shortfall.

    "A lot of people don't want to work," Schwarz said. "They're waiting for the government to hand out another check."

    For Johnson - who immediately asked his son to help him find his own anti-Biden flag online after he saw one waving from the back of a truck - immigration is also a motivating issue. He said he wants to see Biden clamp down on the number of people crossing the border, adding, "Where the hell are we going to put the people who are already here?"

    But the signs often appear to be as much a manifestation of the general rage against the system that helped fuel Trump's ascent as a specific indictment of the current president.

    "The psychological dynamic that led to the rise of Trump is happening again - this sense that you're losing your country and it's being led by an individual without the cognitive capacity to run a fast-food joint," said Cliff Sims, who served in a senior role in the Trump administration. "The anger is less about Joe Biden individually and more about the state of the country that he is presiding over. He's an avatar - he's like the symbol of the decline of America."

    Administration officials sought to downplay the phenomenon, and at least one claimed to be unfamiliar with the "Let's go Brandon" chant or its cruder cousin, though they are now chanted everywhere from football stadiums to concert arenas to local bars.

    "I had never heard of that chant until you explained it to me," said White House spokesman Andrew Bates. Referring to an anonymous message board known for promoting online extremism, he added, "I guess I'm not spending enough time on 8chan or whatever."

    The signs have followed Biden nearly everywhere, held aloft by protesters. The president addressed them obliquely when he visited Howell, Mich., earlier this month.

    "They said it was time to build an economy that looks out from Scranton, Pennsylvania - where I grew up as a kid - instead of looking down from Wall Street," Biden said in his speech that day, then quickly added, "notwithstanding some of the signs that I saw - that's why 81 million Americans voted for me, the largest number of votes in American history."

    In an interview after that speech, Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., a centrist who represents the area, said the protesters in her district are clearly energized. While she supports freedom of speech, she added, she found the use of crude language distasteful.

    "What I think was really disappointing was the profanity and the sort of really over-the-top, heinous things that people wrote on signs, just blocks from a school," Slotkin said. "And I think it reflects that there is a strain in the country right now of people who are angry and they've sort of lost their decency and civility."

    Less than two weeks later, during a visit to a child development center in Hartford, Conn., Biden again found himself dogged by signs sporting the four-letter anti-Biden slogan.

    "The protesters outside the child care center today had a giant 'F - k Joe Biden' sign and were chanting the same thing loud enough to make sure all the children could hear it," tweeted Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., after the president's trip. "Just heartbreaking for kids to see how crude and uncivil some of our discourse has become."

    And as Virginia gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin campaigned in Culpeper last week, the crowd several times attempted to start a "Let's go Brandon!" chant. After Youngkin jokingly referred to Biden as the "uncle" of his opponent, Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe, one attendee called out, "Brandon! Let's go Brandon!"

    Hours later, at a Richmond-area rally organized by conservative radio talk show host and former Trump state campaign chair John Fredericks, multiple speakers led the crowd of a few hundred in the chant.

    Among them was Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem, a candidate for Arizona secretary of state who has been endorsed by Trump. Finchem knew how to elicit loud cheers after a 10-minute speech about his campaign to overturn Biden's win in his state, urging, "So with that, I'd like to have a one round - if you don't mind it, just humor me - of 'Let's go Brandon!'"

    Some who have erected anti-Biden signs, especially vulgar ones, have found themselves in conflict with local officials, including one woman in New Jersey who was asked to take down several banners because they violated a local anti-obscenity ordinance. She has said she plans to fight a judge's order in court.

    That hasn't deterred Trump supporters. As reporters left a Biden event in Elk Grove, Ill., earlier this month, an anti-Biden protester could be heard speaking over a loudspeaker nearby, booming, "We're all waving at you to let you know how much you suck."
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    Well, there's an article written by someone with a very limited world view. There was a lot more of these aimed at Trump, and just as vulgar if not more so. $#@! Joe Biden.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Ryan
    In Washington you can see them everywhere: the Parasites and baby Stalins sucking the life out of a once-great nation.

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    I think it is time to establish some facts . Americans who dont support the biden agenda are not just huge fans of trump. They are people who work and pay taxes. They are the Americans that support the govt with the tax base they have. They are people who didnt want to see inflation like this or gasoline 1 1/2 more dollars than previous. They are people who do not benefit from govt graft for " clean " energy etc.
    Do something Danke

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    Sticks and stones may break your bones
    So count your $#@!ing blessings.
    "Stupidity got us into this mess. Why can't it get us out?"--Will Rogers

    "All I know is what I read in the newspapers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance."--Will Rogers

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    i bought one!

    fk
    joe
    Xiden
    FLIP THOSE FLAGS, THE NATION IS IN DISTRESS!


    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
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    Baptiste said.
    At which point will Americans realize that creating an unaccountable institution that is able to pass its liability on to tax-payers is immoral and attracts sociopaths?

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    That's a lot of words to type without being aware of their own blind spots.

    I know it isn't the habit of squishy leftist journalists to actually get out and try to understand the things they report on, or to understand the full context of events leading to up to their little articles, or to - ya know - try to understand anything outside of their comfy leftist bubble, but they should try it sometime.

    Journalism is dead. I think the only outlets actually doing journalism these days is Veritas, and possibly Tim Pool.

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    Vulgarity is only problematic if you are critical of Biden.

    But it's a fine and admirable thing if you're a Trump-hating "artist" ...








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    After Pushing Anti-Trump Vulgarity, WashPost Decries 'Let’s Go Brandon'

    https://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nic...ecries-lets-go

    Nicholas Fondacaro
    October 24th, 2021 8:45 AM

    In an amazingly tone-deaf and hypocritical Saturday article for the Washington Post, White House reporter Ashley Parker and reporter Carissa Wolf bemoaned how, across the country, President “Biden’s critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts.” This, after the paper, spent four years actively promoting such comments against former President Trump. They even took issue with the non-vulgar “Let’s go Brandon” chant gaining in popularity.

    A simple search of the Post’s website for the terms “f---” and “Trump” together gets you a list of articles exposing the prevailing feeling at the newspaper toward the former President. Including: “Former Mexican president says he will not pay for Donald Trump’s ‘f—— wall,’” “She put an obscene anti-Trump message on her truck and was arrested. Now she might sue,’” and “YG’s political message is as blunt as can be.”

    Despite this history of promoting anti-Trump vulgarity, Parker and Wolf complained about how Biden was in Scranton, Pennsylvania and was “greeted at the corner of Biden Street by a woman holding a handmade ‘F--- Joe Biden’ sign, with an American flag as the vowel in the offending word.”

    Adding: “And back in Boise, Rod Johnson, a retired gunsmith, has hung a blue flag from the roof of his home that reads ‘F--- Biden.’ Underneath, in smaller letters, he added, ‘And f--- you for voting for him!!’”

    The message was clear: the Washington Post wanted to be the arbiter of who could use such language against a president and which one was the worthy target.

    Yet the problem with the Post’s report didn’t stop there. According to Parker and Wolf, “one of Biden’s political superpowers was his sheer inoffensiveness” and he was “increasingly becoming an object of hatred to many Trump supporters.”

    Back in reality, Biden’s approval rating is hitting new lows with seemingly every poll that comes out. The RealClear Politics average currently has his approval underwater at 42.3 percent and his disapproval at 52.1. So, it’s more than just Trump supporters that have an issue with the President. And while they touted Biden’s “inoffensiveness,” they omitted how he once threatened to beat up an auto-worker who confronted him at a factory.

    Of course, despite being out of the spotlight and out of office, it was all Trump’s fault; blaming it on the “norm-breaking and vulgarity of the Trump era.”

    They also attempted to memory hole the paper’s own support for such profanities against a president and pretended they’ve never seen anything like it before, even during the Trump years:

    Boos, jeers and insults are nothing new for politicians, especially those who reach the White House. Former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as Trump, were all heckled, weathering protests along their motorcade routes and at some of their events. At one 2011 fundraiser in Los Angeles, a heckler called Obama the Antichrist; “F--- Trump” graffiti adorned some walls in Washington.

    The current eruption of anti-Biden signs and chants, however, is on another level, far more vulgar and widespread.

    Really? Please tell that to the ashes of all the Trump effigies that were burned and the bloody head deranged “comedian” Kathy Griffin held up when she was channeling the spirit of ISIS against Trump. That’s not to mention the literal riot that broke out after his inauguration.

    Parker and Wolf even clutched their pearls over the non-vulgar “Let’s go Brandon” chant that has grown in popularity after an NBC Sports reporter tried to gaslight the country at a NASCAR race. They claimed the reporter was only joking about a “F--- Joe Biden” chant being about victorious driver Brandon Brown.

    “Trump supporters instantly saw signs of a coverup, claiming on social media that journalists were deliberately censoring anti-Biden sentiment,” they huffed, trying to twist the truth.

    After going on for paragraphs blaming Trump some more, whining about “Let’s Go Brandon” merchandise, and how Biden has to look at it all, the article ended with the pair decrying how a New Jersey woman was fighting her local authorities to keep her vulgar anti-Biden banners in her yard. But as noted above, the Post promoted a woman’s fight to keep a vulgar anti-Trump sticker on her truck.

    And beyond the vulgarities, they didn’t even approve of signs that stated the facts about Biden’s failing record as president:

    On a quiet street south of downtown Boise, Michael Dick has festooned his front yard with homemade signs, including a large yellow placard that facetiously thanks President Biden for a growing list of grievances — $4-a-gallon gas, inflation, Afghanistan, covid-19. In capital letters in black marker, Dick, 59, recently added "dead civilians" and "dead U.S. soldiers" to his bill of particulars.

    That’s how they start their piece, griping about a factual sign. So obviously, this was all an attempt to defend the man the media helped to put in office.
    "Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is paid." - Valery Legasov



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    So vulgar taunts were ok for Trump but not ok for Biden.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    So vulgar taunts were ok for Trump but not ok for Biden.
    Vulgar taunts are good for them all! Including, Ashley Parker and Carissa Wolf!

    We really need to bring back tarring and feathering.
    "And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works." - Bastiat

    "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." - Voltaire

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Vulgar taunts are good for them all! Including, Ashley Parker and Carissa Wolf!

    We really need to bring back tarring and feathering.
    And rope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    And rope!
    Made in America, preferably. If you want something done right, best to buy quality equipment
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
    - Kim Kardashian

    Donald Trump / Trump Jr 2024!!!!

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    This is good news.

    The ante has to be upped... or no positive change can happen.
    "For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy ... Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed." - J.F.K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Vulgarity is only problematic if you are critical of Biden.

    But it's a fine and admirable thing if you're a Trump-hating "artist" ...







    Lets see here.....

    Rich elitists saying "$#@! Trump"
    vs
    Commoner peasants saying "$#@! Biden"

    HMMMMMM
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
    - Kim Kardashian

    Donald Trump / Trump Jr 2024!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    Lets see here.....

    Rich elitists saying "$#@! Trump"
    vs
    Commoner peasants saying "$#@! Biden"

    HMMMMMM
    Yeah, we're seeing a shift in party alignment, too. The GOP messaging is more open to tariffs, more hostile to immigration, becoming more non-interventionist, and is more Main Street vs. Wall Street. It's just the messaging, of course, but we may see unions start to change their alliances, too. If I were a GOP strategist, I'd be going after the union vote hard. The democrats are creating an opening with all the government mandates that are resulting in a HUGE transfer of wealth to corporations.
    "And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works." - Bastiat

    "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." - Voltaire

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    https://twitter.com/redsteeze/status...61414612869120




    https://twitter.com/KenDilanianNBC/s...45963673677835
    Last edited by Occam's Banana; 11-01-2021 at 09:59 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Yeah, we're seeing a shift in party alignment, too. The GOP messaging is more open to tariffs, more hostile to immigration, becoming more non-interventionist, and is more Main Street vs. Wall Street. It's just the messaging, of course, but we may see unions start to change their alliances, too. If I were a GOP strategist, I'd be going after the union vote hard. The democrats are creating an opening with all the government mandates that are resulting in a HUGE transfer of wealth to corporations.
    Absolutely.

    Hard working blue collar folks have no natural alliances with citified, pink haired, Marxist wokesters.
    "Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is paid." - Valery Legasov

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    Let's go, Karen!



    @OneFreshPillow on "Let's go, Brandon!"
    Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/OneFreshPillow/s...88274158206978
    Thread compiled @ threadreaderapp.com: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1...158206978.html

    S/o to the kid sitting in front of me at the @FSUFootball game that just chanted “Let’s go Brandon” and thought I wouldn’t call him out on his bull$#@!. #ThanksBrandon

    I’m so mad that I’m so mad about this. I’m not going to change this kid’s mind. But he’s chanting “Let’s go, Brandon” while you men are on the field pledging to join our military. Are you a “patriot” or not?

    Politics in this country aren’t a joke. They have real consequences for real people. They’re not truly affecting my middle class white ass or a college age white male in the same ways they’re affecting others. We’re gonna be fine.

    But this little $#@! doesn’t know that. He’s heard his parents or Lauren Booebert and Marge three names say this $#@!, and he thinks it’s cool. And I’m supposed to sit here and laugh it off because what he says doesn’t affect me personally.

    THIS IS PRIVILEGE IN ACTION. NONE OF THIS AFFECTS ME. I’m a blonde white woman with disposable income. And I could ignore this little $#@!, because at the end of the day, he is as significant me me as the $#@! I took this morning.

    But he may have power later. And if he’s chanting “Let’s go, Brandon” at a football game, he’s not using that power for good.

    So we just left a football game because we couldn’t stand sitting next to someone ignorant enough to say those words. But it’s easy to be a bad ass when you’re sitting on the sidelines. I left a football game and came home to my suburban house because my feelings got hurt.

    The “let’s go Brandon” crowd is deriding a man who wants to clean our water, expand our voting rights, protect our LGBTQ+ population, protect our environment, and make billionaires pay their fair share in taxes. I’ll never understand how you can be against any of that.

    I also don’t understand how to sit calmly and listen to this $#@!. How to turn a blind eye. How to just say “$#@! you” to people who are worse off than me because I won’t ever be in that situation. How to preserve my emotional well being at the expense of the less fortunate.



    And of course ... (https://twitter.com/OneFreshPillow/s...81685615857665)


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    THIS IS PRIVILEGE IN ACTION. NONE OF THIS AFFECTS ME. I’m a blonde white woman with disposable income. And I could ignore this little $#@!, because at the end of the day, he is as significant me me as the $#@! I took this morning.
    Self loathing, foul mouthed, Marxist trash.

    Go catch the clap, ya $#@!ing $#@!.
    "Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is paid." - Valery Legasov

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    "Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is paid." - Valery Legasov

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    The “let’s go Brandon” crowd is deriding a man who wants to clean our water, expand our voting rights, protect our LGBTQ+ population, protect our environment, and make billionaires pay their fair share in taxes.

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