NBC News reported this week on the proliferation of gun parts and accessories showcasing the meme, “Let’s go, Brandon!”
If you’re unfamiliar with the origin of the phrase, please, take a moment to watch the video below to gain some clarity. Warning, it may be NSFW, depending on your place of employment:
Following that Oct. 2 interview, “Let’s go, Brandon” is everywhere to the dismay of many on the Left. As mentioned, gun makers are even cashing in on it.
Per NBC News, “Gun dealers are marketing weapon parts and ammunition using a right-wing slogan widely understood as code for profanity directed at President Joe Biden.
“Palmetto State Armory, which operates a 12,000-square-foot gun store in Columbia, S.C., the state capital, is marketing a ‘LETSGO-15 Stripped Lower Receiver,’ which is a part meant for an AR-15-style assault rifle,” the article continues.
They point out that lower, which is available only on pre-order, has a fire selector switch with “F@CK!” (Safe), “JOE!” (Fire), “BIDEN!” (Full-Auto).
The question is, who cares? What’s the big deal? It’s a joke!!!
Not to pundits at CNN nor reporters at The Washington Post. It appears they want to turn this little molehill into a mountain.
CNN’s Edward-Issac Dovere was so upset about the meme that he called it “an inside joke telling the president of the United States to perform a sexual act on himself.”
Ashley Parker and Carissa Wolf, writing for WashPo, believe this “vitriol” to be much worse than anything that any previous president has experienced.
“The current eruption of anti-Biden signs and chants, however, is on another level, far more vulgar and widespread,” they wrote.
Not surprisingly, the two have very short memories.
Many of us remember when comedian Kathy Griffin held up a severed, faux bloody Trump head for a photo shoot or when Madonna admitted she thought about blowing up the White House during 45’s tenure or when Robert De Niro received a standing ovation at the 2018 Tony awards for saying, “F*ck Trump.”
Look, there will always be sharp criticism of every administration that comes to power. Supporters need to learn to take it in stride. Because to make a big deal of it is only going to give the criticism, in this case, the “Let’s go, Brandon,” movement, more momentum. It’s the Streisand effect.