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Sun Oct 31, 2021, 07:52 PM

Here's what 'Let's Go, Brandon' actually means and how it made its way to Congress

If you've heard people chanting "Let's go, Brandon!" or seen someone with a shirt or hat sporting the seemingly-jovial message lately, you might be wondering who Brandon is and why so many people are rooting for him.

In this case, the phrase isn't actually supporting a guy named Brandon. Instead, it's a euphemism that many people in conservative circles are using in place of saying "F*** Joe Biden."

The origins of the meme go back to Oct. 2, when race car driver Brandon Brown won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race and was being interviewed by NBC reporter Kelli Stavast. In the background, some in the crowd can be heard chanting "F*** Joe Biden," though Stavast says "you can hear the chants from the crowd, 'Let's go, Brandon!' " in her broadcast.

It remains unclear if Stavast misheard what the crowd was saying or if she purposely tried to change the message.

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/30/1050782613/why-the-lets-go-brandon-chant-turned-meme-can-be-heard-on-the-floor-of-congress
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I actually did not know this. F*** Brandon and all of them.

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Reply Here's what 'Let's Go, Brandon' actually means and how it made its way to Congress (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Oct 2021 OP
Zambero Oct 2021 #1
walkingman Oct 2021 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 2021 #3
SMC22307 Oct 2021 #9
Geechie Oct 2021 #4
mn9driver Oct 2021 #8
Geechie Oct 2021 #11
BlueStater Oct 2021 #5
LuckyCharms Oct 2021 #6
UTUSN Oct 2021 #7
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2021 #10
Oneironaut Oct 2021 #12
PA Democrat Oct 2021 #13

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 08:04 PM

1. Oooh speaking in code!

Wow that is so very clever. And with naughty words when you don't even say them. Bet nobody had ever thought of that up until now!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 08:06 PM

2. Conservatives suck, their music, their religion, and their ideology.

I wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire (that is an old saying from the 60's).

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 08:10 PM

3. It's 2 weeks old.

I believe a bunch of assholes (anti-vaxxer Trumpians who love their team?) at football game chanted "Fuck Joe Biden" and the broadcasting group thought (or made up) it was "Lets Go Brandon". So the hive-mind is all about promoting the true sentiment, disguised as an innocuous phrase. Good for them, I guess.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 09:53 PM

9. The OP is correct. "FJB" started October 2nd after a car race...

while Brandon Brown was being interviewed. "Let's go, Brandon!" was all over Twitter immediately after that. I know because I saw a tweet from POS Don Jr, didn't understand what he was referring to, and Googled to find out.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 08:33 PM

4. As for the real Brandon Brown:

And as for the real Brandon, things haven’t been so great. He drives for a short-staffed, underfunded team owned by his father. And while that win — his first career victory — was huge for him, the team has long struggled for sponsorship and existing partners have not been marketing the driver since the slogan.


(Source: AP story from yesterday 10/30/21)
[link:https://apnews.com/article/lets-go-brandon-what-does-it-mean-republicans-joe-biden-ab13db212067928455a3dba07756a160|]

If Biden wants to seize the moment, he should get in touch with those partners and convince them not to blame Brandon but rather to help him out. That could create more than one ally for Biden.

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Response to Geechie (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 09:46 PM

8. As far as I can tell, the actual Brandon has never expressed any political opinion

of any kind. It sucks to have your name randomly dragged into a gigantic hate cult meme.

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Response to mn9driver (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:20 PM

11. Right on

Which is why it would be a prime opportunity for Team Biden. Optics 101

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 08:56 PM

5. If they want to say "fuck Joe Biden", then they should just go ahead and say it.

This “Brandon” stuff is fucking stupid.

Idiots like Ted Cruz, Jeff Duncan, and Bill Posey need to stop being cowardly assholes and just say the actual damn line. I dare them.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 09:00 PM

6. Yup.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 09:27 PM

7. Imo both BROWN and STAVAST should say where they stand on it, whether disown or adopt it.

I saw the vid of the incident, all about the race, and BROWN seemed like an OK sort. If his name is being used for something he doesn't like, seems like he should tell them to cease and desist.






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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:05 PM

10. We need to out-shout them at every chance with "Let's go Biden".

Yard signs and bumper stickers, too.......

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:52 PM

12. Lame meme

Even if I was a Conservative, I would be annoyed by people still thinking it’s funny or clever. It’s not funny anymore when your grandma is repeatingly posting it to Facebook.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:55 PM

13. Someone in my neighborhood had a large pumpkin w/ Let's go Brandon painted

on it. It was sitting right next to the table the family had set up to pass out Halloween candy.

Classy, huh?

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