How do we know that the “F Joe Biden” and “Let's go, Brandon” movement has had an impact?
When media like The Washington Post tries to argue it away and shoot holes in it, you know it's having an effect. As we reported, WaPo argued that the chants were somehow especially more vulgar than prior political chants against opponents.
What absolute bunk, especially given all the incredibly nasty things that folks on the left and their willing acolytes in media called President Donald Trump during his years in office and how the reaction of most liberal media was to think that was just wonderful. As we noted, they even included an absolute lie about Donald Trump, Jr. in their article supposedly inciting the “Let's go, Brandon” chant at a rally on September 22, when it didn't actually come into effect until after Oct. 2 and the NASCAR event.
But you know they're in next level panic when you even have the White House spinning and claiming they haven't heard about the “F**k Joe Biden” or “Let's go, Brandon” chants.
“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,” The Washington Post reported Saturday.
White House spokesman Andrew Bates claimed, “I had never heard of that chant until you explained it to me.”
Mocking the anti-Biden sentiment as fringe, Bates added, “I guess I'm not spending enough time on 8chan or whatever.”
Isn't that sweet? Trying to downplay it as from 8Chan. Once again, there's that dismissing of Americans, from the folks working for such a “unifier.” Who has Biden actually unified? Except people in unity against him?
Bottom line is they don't want to acknowledge how viral the movement is because then they'd have to acknowledge how unpopular Mr. Unifier truly is.
Even as the White House denies knowing about it, Biden himself acknowledged seeing the “F**k Joe Biden” signs twice already. Both sayings have been chanted at every Biden stop by protesters over the past month, “F**k Joe Biden” in September, as well. The first time Biden acknowledged it was on 9/11 at the Shanksville, PA memorial to Flight 93. Biden inappropriately invoked the dead heroes, saying what would they think about people holding signs that he saw saying “F someone.” Biden also acknowledged it during a stop in Michigan where he tried to argue the signs didn't mean anything because he got “81 million votes.” Not only does that show he is aware of it, it shows he's insecure about it enough to feel he has to argue it away and justify himself. Biden also appeared to some to be trying to flip the meme when he did a clip with a man named Brandon pushing for the passage of his Build Back Better bill.
So it's just a straight-up lie that they don't know about it. But let's go with that a second. If they're saying they don't know about it, they're acknowledging they don't pay attention to what Americans have been chanting at them for more than a month. Perhaps that's why they are so off the mark in understanding what Americans think. Because they really don't care.
However, Donald Trump, Jr. had a solution to their stunning claim of ignorance. “If they're not familiar, let's keep it going until they are,” he shot back on Instagram.