Left-wing CNN commentator Ana Navarro-Cardenas inadvertently set herself up as a target for intense mockery last week by acting shock and appalled over the popular anti-Biden meme “Let’s Go Brandon.”
To hear her tell it, the meme is not only “offensive” but also “stupid” and “silly.”
“We live in America. We have freedom of speech -though employers have a right to restrict what you say on their time. My issue with ‘Let’s go Brandon’ thing, is not that it’s offensive. It’s that it’s stupid. If you’re gonna curse an elected official, why use a silly code phrase??” she wrote on Twitter last Tuesday.
We live in America.
We have freedom of speech -though employers have a right to restrict what you say on their time.
My issue with “Let’s go Brandon” thing, is not that it’s offensive. It’s that it’s stupid.
If you’re gonna curse an elected official, why use a silly code phrase??
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) November 2, 2021
While plenty of left-wing Biden worshipers rushed to express agreement with her, plenty of conservatives and centrists alike jumped at the opportunity to put the “hypocrite” commentator in her place.
Look (*Language warning):
Maybe because we have more class than to use profanity to get point across to a younger audience and to remind people of the incident that created the term⁉️ Let that sink in…
— Michael J. Zuccaro (@MichaelZuccaro1) November 2, 2021
Hypocrite is right! Talk smack about Trump for five years with nothing but hate and lies and the View wackos act mad about Let’s go Brandon? Or anything negative said about Biden?😂 Nah, you all laid the ground rules out so you reap what you sow! Dish it out but can’t take it
— Blake Pierman (@PiermanBlake) November 7, 2021
From the side who literally held giant screaming protests for four years wearing vagina hats, this is spectacular
— JSParker (@jsparker31) November 7, 2021
@ananavarro should have been here during the last four years. “Let’s go Brandon” is tame. The only difference is the Progressive left is so fragile and can’t withstand the same level of criticism they deliver.
The definition of snowflakes.
— Tough Love Child (@toughlovechild) November 3, 2021
After 4 years of “fuck Trump”, not impressed in the least. #LetsGoBrandon
— Dan Nelson (@OccamsFloss) November 7, 2021
As noted by the critics above, raging anti-Trump leftists spent four years (and counting) spewing vile insults about not only former President Donald Trump but also his wife and children.
Moreover, these leftists were routinely cheered by members of the establishment press. In some instances, members of the press joined in the attacks.
After then-first lady Melania Trump finished renovating the Rose Garden last year, for instance, Navarro joined other leftists in slamming her:
In March, as Pandemic began, it was a tennis pavilion.
Now, as +175,000 -and climbing- American lives and millions of livelihoods have been lost, she unveils new & NOT improved Rose Garden.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) August 23, 2020
She at least kept it tactful. Many of her cohorts, on the other hand, resorted to genuinely offensive, patently racist rhetoric.
In one particularly disturbing screed, fellow establishment press figure Kurt Eichenwald tweeted that because Trump “is a foreigner … [s]he has no right to wreck our history.” He went on to disparage her as a “tasteless former Slovenian model” who was “only granted citizenship 14 years ago.”
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) August 24, 2020
Navarro has never uttered a single complaint about this rhetoric. Or about “comedian” Samantha Bee calling Trump’s eldest daughter a “feckless c-nt,” or about Hollywood actor Peter Fonda threatening to kidnap Trump’s wife and youngest son.
Only once President Joe Biden took office did Navarro and her peers suddenly start caring about decency and decorum.
As liberal journalist Matt Taibbi recently noted in Substack, anti-president “outbursts during the Trump years were not only not condemned, they were celebrated, as pundits and reporters for the first time told us directly profane insults of presidents were okay.”
But not anymore, apparently.
As for Navarro’s complaint about “Let’s Go Brandon” being “stupid” and “silly,” critics noted that the true stupidity and silliness lies in the way in which the meme was invented out of thin air by a member of the establishment press.
Following a NASCAR race last month, an NBC News reporter tried interviewing the race’s winner, Brandon Brown, but she was drowned out by a crowd of NASCAR Xfinity chanting “f–k Joe Biden” in the background.
For reasons that still remain unexplained, the reporter tried to play it off by pretending they were chanting something else.
“You can hear the chants from the crowd: Let’s go, Brandon!” she said.
In other words, she blatantly lied — which, incidentally, is something the “trusted” media have been caught doing again and again and again in recent years.
And so “Let’s Go Brandon” isn’t just an attack on the president — it’s an attack on members of the press, including Navarro:
Let’s go Brandon is making fun of people like you
— LuzAzul (@LuzAzul21253805) November 7, 2021
It’s a 2 for 1 deal.
“Fuck Joe Biden” just digs at Joe Biden.
“Let’s Go Brandon” digs at Joe Biden…AND the #fakenews media that coined it.
Get two enemies of America in one shot! A bargain at any price!
— Liberty ＞ Life (@StpeterPadilla) November 7, 2021
Because you’re stupid let me explain.
“Let’s go Brandon“ originated by a reporter who was trying to cover up for a crowd saying “fux Joe Biden.“
So “let’s go Brandon“ reminds everyone how easily the media will lie to cover for Democrats, in addition to “fux Joe Biden.“
— Vin 🇺🇸 (@VinceGottalotta) November 7, 2021
Perhaps because one of your idiot ‘I’m a journalist’ friends deliberately took the words that were being said, “F Joe Biden” and ‘translated’ it to “Let’s Go Brandon”. That’s what she heard? No, but since she brought it up…
— msk68 (@msk68) November 7, 2021
I understand why “Let’s Go Brandon,” upsets you.
Because it’s not just about Biden, it’s about the media gaslighting to protect Biden.https://t.co/RyQrmdwqpN
— John Taznar (@Taznari) November 7, 2021
“[I]t’s not just about Biden, it’s about the media gaslighting to protect Biden,” the latter Twitter user wrote.
Indeed, and Navarro is herself a master gaslighter.
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