Democrats would like to pretend that they’re more inspiring than Republicans. Whether they present themselves as the forward-thinking visionaries and us as rubish squares or pretend that they’re the ones out giving great speeches while we sit and bicker about how to privatize the local garbage collection service, their whole outlook, not to mention their attitude, is premised on being the popular side. Like the kid in high school whose whole worldview and paradigm is built around being “popular,” they need popular acclaim not just to thrive, but even to survive. Their outlook is built on popularity rather than tradition, so they need cheers to keep their blood pumping.
The problem is, as President * has exposed (when he’s not too busy eating cold, mushy oatmeal and watching Matlock reruns with a shawl over his knees), they’re simply not that popular. JFK probably was; despite not being that great of a president, he was a good public speaker and was (relatively) young and handsome at a time when politics was dominated by men that looked like Eisenhower and Nixon. So they got their cheers with him. FDR, thanks to his rhetoric, was similarly popular. But JFK was around 60 years ago. FDR entered politics almost a century ago. Is there anyone around now with that level of popularity?
Perhaps Obama was when he first ran. The retard from Texas (W Bush) had so mangled the American economy, decimated our image around the world, and created an expensive disaster in the Middle East that even a rotting cabbage could have beaten a Republican that year. When it was Obama, a somewhat (at the time) charismatic Senator, against a…senile RINO, of course Obama won. But, once in office, his popularity plummetted. 2010 was a bloodbath year for the Democrats. Unlike FDR or JFK, Obama couldn’t remain popular while actually doing things.
And now, none of them (perhaps with the exception of AOC the Incompetent in socialist circles) are popular. That’s killing them. Their whole worldview is built around being the popular kid in school. They need praise and acclaim to keep functioning. But that’s not what they’re getting. Instead, they’re getting reams upon reams of new Republicans every time Slow Joe opens his mouth and tries to speak. Whenever the bumbling, senile idiot tries and fails to string together a coherent sentence, a new Trump voter is born.
Want proof? Just watch the “let’s go Brandon” cheers that have been heard around the world in recent weeks. Everywhere from NASCAR races to an anti-Covid mandate protest in Rome, fed up people are chanting “let’s go Brandon” or the more vulgar original, “F*** Joe Biden.” That’s not a sign that he’s popular; it’s a sign that everyone with a brain is switching over to the other side. It’s a sign that people are switching to conservatism. As the AP put it:
When Republican Rep. Bill Posey of Florida ended an Oct. 21 House floor speech with a fist pump and the phrase “Let’s go, Brandon!” it may have seemed cryptic and weird to many who were listening. But the phrase was already growing in right-wing circles, and now the seemingly upbeat sentiment — actually a stand-in for swearing at Joe Biden — is everywhere.
South Carolina Republican Jeff Duncan wore a “Let’s Go Brandon” face mask at the Capitol last week. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz posed with a “Let’s Go Brandon” sign at the World Series. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s press secretary retweeted a photo of the phrase on a construction sign in Virginia.
The line has become conservative code for something far more vulgar: “F—- Joe Biden.” It’s all the rage among Republicans wanting to prove their conservative credentials, a not-so-secret handshake that signals they’re in sync with the party’s base.
The most important line is the last one: “in sync with the party’s base.” The base hates Brandon. And every single time President * opens his mouth, poops his pants in front of the Pope, or loses a war in the Middle East, more voters will switch from Brandon to the Bad Orange Man.