Beloved host and advocate for blue-collar workers Mike Rowe explained the real meaning behind the highly-popularized, “clever,” and “hysterical” “Let’s Go Brandon” chat.
Rowe explained how the anti-Biden/media chant came about at a NASCAR event, and elaborated on how it’s a refutation of not only the president, but of the media and the Left’s effort to change the meaning of language.
“The times that we’re living in right now are forcing lots of people on both sides of the aisle to look at a thing, or hear a thing, and be told that what they’re seeing and what they’re hearing is not real,” Rowe said. “And you can’t do that to people indefinitely and expect them not to push back somehow. You can’t tell people that the border is secure and then show them images of tens of thousands of people flooding over it. You can’t tell people that the evacuation of Afghanistan was a success and then show them people falling off of a plane. … And you can’t ask people who are watching a NASCAR race at home, who clearly hear the crowd yelling ‘F*** Joe Biden’ to pretend that what they’re really hearing is ‘Let’s Go Brandon.’”
“I think what’s happened is people have just become sick and tired of being told that what they’re seeing and what they’re hearing is not what they’re seeing and hearing,” emphasized Rowe.
“And this is the perfect trope,” he continued. “I don’t think people who yell it are necessarily enemies of the president. I think they’re enemies of being told that what they’re seeing and what they’re hearing isn’t real, that it’s somehow a figment of their imagination. People are sick of that.”
“It’s hysterical, because we’re doubling-down on the lie,” the “Dirty Jobs” host said.
Rowe went on to detail the recent manipulation language and “tricky” words, like how being “anti-vax” now includes people who oppose vaccine mandates, or how only some people are deemed to have “essential” work, and only some education is “higher” than other education or work apprenticeships.
“So ‘essential’ is a tricky word, ‘higher’ is a tricky word, ‘infrastructure’ is a tricky word,” Rowe said. “I used to know what it meant, and then the infrastructure bill came along. … How can you debate an ‘infrastructure’ bill when, at the same time, people are telling you that, no, no, infrastructure is not limited to bridges and roads and the electric grid, it’s not limited to runways and plumbing, it also includes free college, it includes free health care, it includes reparations for slavery.”
“Look, we can talk about any of those things, that’s all fine, but if you’re now telling me that we have to do it in the context of infrastructure, I’m going to say ‘Let’s Go Brandon,’ because that’s crazy … you can’t just refine a word.”
H/t Louder with Crowder