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Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Why they fear Let's Go Brandon

Dan Rather now knows what the frequency is, Kenneth. And it bothers him to the bone. He is so upset with the mocking of Joe Biden that Rather accidently outed his ghost writer, sharing a byline with Elliot Kirschner on a column that was written in first person.

Rather/Kirschner wrote, "I have tried for some time to avoid commenting on a topic that I felt should be so far beneath our political discourse that to give it the oxygen of attention would be to play into the strategic hopes of those who are seeking to debase our democracy. But as Yoda, the wise sage of Star Wars, might say if he was trying to fight those who have turned to the dark side of our national polity, ignore it no longer I can. 

"The issue at hand can succinctly be summed up in three words: 'Let’s go Brandon.'"

Rather called "Let's Go Brandon" a vulgarity, which seems like nonsense. It is a euphemism for the vulgar phrase Fuck Joe Biden.

Vulgar also means characteristic of or belonging to the masses. This second meaning has fallen out of use outside of academia. But that second definition fits this situation perfectly.

Student sections at college football games began chanting Fuck Joe Biden. At an auto race, an NBC reporter interviewing driver Brandon Brown tried to turn it into Let's Go Brandon. The masses said, OK. Let's Go Brandon.

Now Rather and the rest of the media are afraid of the uprising because they cannot squelch it as they have in the past.

Way back in 2020, the media could bully Republicans into denouncing their own supporters. But this time Republicans won't do it. Media scolds are baffled. Their powers no longer work. 

They try again.

Rather cited a column by Dana Milbank, who said, "Democrats clear the way for passage of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that will provide broadband Internet and lead-free drinking water to every American, and better roads, bridges and ports for all to enjoy. And Republicans reply: Let’s go Brandon."

(That's bullcrap and Milbank knows it. Republicans agreed to the $1.2 trillion giveaway. The holdup is by Democrats who want a Democrat-only spending spree that is 50% larger than the infrastructure bill.)

Rather's fear is real. He brought up the January 6 protest in the Capitol in which one of Pelosi's Palace Guards shot and killed an unarmed woman who was a mother and an Air Force veteran.

That protest, too, struck fear in Washington because Trump supporters got in their space and got in their face. 

For years and decades Washington bigshots have gotten away with murder and mayhem. An earlier Dan Rather ghost writer won the Pulitzer for a very fine column, "Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected."

Yep, Peggy Noonan once wrote for Rather and she called him her best boss ever.

On February 27, 2016, she wrote, "We’re in a funny moment. Those who do politics for a living, some of them quite brilliant, are struggling to comprehend the central fact of the Republican primary race, while regular people have already absorbed what has happened and is happening. Journalists and politicos have been sharing schemes for how Marco parlays a victory out of winning nowhere, or Ted roars back, or Kasich has to finish second in Ohio. But in my experience any nonpolitical person on the street, when asked who will win, not only knows but gets a look as if you’re teasing him. Trump, they say.

"I had such a conversation again Tuesday with a friend who repairs shoes in a shop on Lexington Avenue. Jimmy asked me, conversationally, what was going to happen. I deflected and asked who he thinks is going to win. 'Troomp!' He’s a very nice man, an elderly, old-school Italian-American, but I saw impatience flick across his face: Aren’t you supposed to know these things?

"In America now only normal people are capable of seeing the obvious."

The woman who detested Palin and loved Obama knew who would win 9 months later.

She saw the bubble, from inside it.

Through her Wall Street Journal column, she tried to warn her fellow Bubblonioans.

She wrote, "There are the protected and the unprotected. The protected make public policy. The unprotected live in it. The unprotected are starting to push back, powerfully."

She was right.

She made another dead-on prediction in that column.

Noonan wrote, "Because they are protected they feel they can do pretty much anything, impose any reality. They’re insulated from many of the effects of their own decisions.

"One issue obviously roiling the U.S. and Western Europe is immigration. It is the issue of the moment, a real and concrete one but also a symbolic one: It stands for all the distance between governments and their citizens.

"It is of course the issue that made Donald Trump.

"Britain will probably leave the European Union over it. In truth immigration is one front in that battle, but it is the most salient because of the European refugee crisis and the failure of the protected class to address it realistically and in a way that offers safety to the unprotected."

I am not really sure why Noonan got it because journalists protect the protected class. That's why the media buried Hunter Biden's laptop with its spreadsheets of bribes and pictures of him with underage girls.

That's why no media outlet looked at the vote counting.

That's why the media ignores the unconstitutional lockup of hundreds of Capitol protesters.

That's why the media never challenged the FBI clearing Hillary or Obama spying on Donald Trump. 

Public officials in America live in a gated community guarded by the media.

The vulgar masses are at the gate. Mocking them. Baiting them. Glenn Reynolds reads his comments and shared this one, "It’s that ol’ Irish Democracy:

"More regimes have been brought, piecemeal, to their knees by what was once called ‘Irish Democracy,’ the silent, dogged resistance, withdrawal, and truculence of millions of ordinary people, than by revolutionary vanguards or rioting mobs.

"Just keep screwing with them and know that it makes them crazy."

Obama led a coordinated insubordination effort against Trump by the bureaucracy. Obama called it a resistance.

Americans are showing the bastard what a real resistance is. No masks. No vax. No CRT. No boys in skirts in the girls' bathroom.

And no let up on the mockery. A year ago, the Fake Fact Checkers went after Babylon Bee for daring to satirize lefties as well as Trump. The power of humor is devastating to the powerful. I called the Bee the most important site on the conservative side. A great reader disagreed with me. But now he sees it. We can make the factual and logical arguments all day long. They are no fun. The Bee is fun.

Instead of squelching the Bee, the fact-checking horde encourage the Bee.

The mockery has grown beyond the Bee. Fuck Joe Biden begat Let's Go Brandon. On Monday, in New York City, New Yorkers greeted the vice president's motorcade with "Kamala is a whore."

This rebellion has grown well beyond Trump supporters because there never were many Biden supporters outside the bubble. Dan Rather gets it. Peggy Noonan gets it. Whether any of the rest do does not matter.

The protected are losing their protection.

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People call say 'beware doll, you're bound to fall'
You thought they were all kidding you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hanging out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging your next meal
How does it feel, how does it feel?
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone


  1. This rebellion has grown well beyond Trump supporters, all the way to Madonna (who trashed Trump in 2017)

    “That’s something I want to disturb,” she said. “I want to disturb the fact that we’re not encouraged to discuss it. I believe that our job [as artists] is to disturb the status quo. The censoring that’s going on in the world right now, that’s pretty frightening. No one’s allowed to speak their mind right now. No one’s allowed to say what they really think about things for fear of being canceled, cancel culture. In cancel culture, disturbing the peace is probably an act of treason.”

  2. "The Peasants are revolting !" "King (Mel)
    "They coitainly are!"
    Mel Brooks "The History of the World Part11."
    Better "Irish Democracy" than "Scots Irish Democracy" that tends to involve Kentucky Long rifles..

    1. That's Scotch-Irish Democracy.

      Irish Democracy was with whiskey and axe handles.

  3. And, as noted earlier, Whamala is a Kore. In the old days when there were only 3 nets and a couple of daily papers, a lot was kept quiet.

    Democrats clear the way for passage of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that will provide broadband Internet and lead-free drinking water to every American, and better roads, bridges and ports for all to enjoy. And Republicans reply: Let’s go Brandon.

    Short version, these people will not be bought as Franklin Roosevelt and LBJ bought their fathers and grandfathers.

  4. Spot on, Don. There is definitely the protected and the unprotected. Let's Go Brandon, FJB are the ways to express this. I love the Kamala chant. I read that it could be changed to "Kamala loves Ford." I burst out laughing at that. Irish democracy at this point is the best way to go, if not the only way to go. Small acts of defiance and resistance add up. That I believe in. Sadly, I feel this is the most troubled period that I am experiencing in my lifetime. Worse than the 70s.

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    1. This is what giggles will be doing for a living after she is defenestrated...

  6. "Kamala drives a Ford"?
    Living by the rules you've posted for others to live by isn't the easiest thing to do in life.

  7. Mr. Rather's pearl-clutching is just more proof of what leftists really are - they're bullies (real ones). They can dish it out, but they can't take it - and (and this is the defining characteristic of a bully) they regard it as an entitled right that that's how things should be.

    I remember that Peggy Noonan column - a rare moment of lucidity from someone who had lost her sanity on 9/11 and never really got it back. It was on-point - and is about WAY more than just "politics." There has been a serious bifurcation between those who have to earn their keep every day, and those who don't do very much but have a steady salary.

    Back c. 1990, this bifurcation developed in earnest. The "productive" sectors, having been through waves of intense competition, became leaner, more-efficient, and more-productive; at the same time, three sectors - health care, education, and government - declared themselves to be too important to be subjected to this sort of leaning-down and shaping-up. Now, those sectors are bloated, inefficient, and consume way more than the necessary amount of resources to produce results - and it's almost impossible to get dismissed or fired in any of those sectors. The reckoning has to come, and soon - and the only question is which one of the three will be the first to be fed through the ringer.

    Something else that Prof. Reynolds has said is on point here. "They [here, the unproductive sectors - ed.] think that Donald Trump is *our* last chance. They are wrong. Donald Trump is [was, for now - ed.] *their* last chance." They had their last chance, and they blew it.

  8. Atlas is shrugging. But unlike the story, it’s not the owners shrugging. It’s not the people that shower before work, but those that shower after work. It’s those with dirt under their fingernails. It’s our police and firemen.
    Fuck Joe Biden.

    1. Amen, Schlongy, Ive left
      Engine oil, and fire retardant in the shower more than once.

    2. Boy, have I left more than that DDC...Also, good point Master of Lard!!!

  9. the good news is that by DJT playing possum, it has allowed all of America to see how bereft of humanity the dems and politicians have become. the youngins begin to see the dems want their kids dead making them stupid by teaching kids nothing in the last 20 years was subtle. telling mothers to inject their children with an unknown chemical for a disease that has a death rate of under .01 percent is finally the bridge too far.

  10. Wait, Dan Rather’s still alive?? The HELL you say!!

    1. What's the frequency, Kenneth?

    2. He just turned 90. Remember when he tried to stiff that cab driver in Chicago?

  11. Met Life Stadium NJ Jets Game THE ENTIRE stadium (fans) SCREAMING FJB!!!

  12. Peggy Noonan reminds me of the Parisian w-house (1930s-40sw) where the clients lined up for the 70-80 year-old women (true story).

  13. Perhaps they should look up some information on the late C. C. Boycott. (A few years ago, some group of ignorant women suggested that since it was ‘wymen’ protesting, they should organize a “girlcott”, displaying their abysmal stupidity.)

    Charles Cunningham Boycott (12 March 1832 – 19 June 1897) an English land agent whose ostracism by his local community in Ireland gave the English language the verb "to boycott". His service in the British Army 39th Foot, took him to Ireland. After retiring from the army, Boycott worked as a land agent for a landowner in County Mayo.

  14. Don this is one of your best! Spot damn on Buddy!!!! Giving you a Trumpian Thumbs up to your eye!!!

  15. Just a little correction needed here. The "Lets Go Brandon" meme started at a NASCAR race after a fellow by the name of Brandon Brown won his first Xfinity race. The crowd was changing louder and louder...F... J.. Biden, but the NBC interviewer told the racer that they were changing Lets Go Brandon!

  16. I wonder who had the hottest 14 year old girl, Jimmy Page, Bill Wyman, or Hunter Biden?

  17. All I can say is FJB and the whore he rode in on. The two of them are a trainwreck and if they think we're going to be polite about it, after they vile way they treated Trump, they have another think coming.

  18. What was it that the crowd in New York was saying, NBC reporter? Was it "Come on, let's score"?

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