How 'Let's Go Brandon!' became a national social media sensation | Fox News

On a quiet street south of downtown Boise, Michael Dick has festooned his front yard with homemade signs, including a large yellow placard that facetiously thanks President Biden for a growing list of grievances — $4-a-gallon gas, inflation, Afghanistan, covid-19. In capital letters in black marker, Dick, 59, recently added "dead civilians" and "dead U.S. soldiers" to his bill of particulars.

On Wednesday, when the president visited Scranton, Pa., he was greeted at the corner of Biden Street by a woman holding a handmade “F--- Joe Biden” sign, with an American flag as the vowel in the offending word. And back in Boise, Rod Johnson, a retired gunsmith, has hung a blue flag from the roof of his home that reads “F--- Biden.” Underneath, in smaller letters, he added, “And f--- you for voting for him!!” 

“I’m not the only Republican that doesn’t like Biden,” Johnson, 68, said in an interview, sporting a red “Proud White American” hat and puffing a skinny cigar. “I just chose to show it.”

During the 2020 presidential campaign, one of Biden’s political superpowers was his sheer inoffensiveness, the way he often managed to embody — even to those who didn’t like him — the innocuous grandfather, the bumbling uncle, the leader who could make America calm, steady, even boring again after four years of Donald Trump.


But it’s clear that after nine months in office, Biden — or at least what he represents — is increasingly becoming an object of hatred to many Trump supporters. The vitriol partly reflects Trump’s own repeated baseless claims that Biden is a usurper, depriving him of his rightful claim to the presidency, and partly stems from Biden actions that Republicans deplore, from his spending plans to his immigration policies.

Yet the anger also demonstrates how a political party or cause often needs an enemy, a target of vilification that can unite its adherents — and, in this case, one refracted through the harshness, norm-breaking and vulgarity of the Trump era.

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    • Pragmatism works only where moral and cultural values are not compromised...  The problem with political pragmatists is that they have never seen a compromise they didn't like, as long as they can make a deal.  THEY HAVE NO MORAL CORE.

      Trump is not a hard-core pragmatist ... in business, pragmatism may work, as business deals usually involve issues with minimal or no cultural or moral impact.  I would not want to be labeled as a political pragmatist... this is especially true in a political system where the norm is cultural debauchery and moral decadence.  What many today see as reasonable is not what our Parents and forefathers would consider normal or morally acceptable. 

      Getting things done... anything... while marginalizing the moral impact and cultural effect on society is often considered pragmatic today. RINO's are very pragmatic. They have never seen a Bill or Act they could not find bipartisan agreement or compromise.  Often voting for Bills or Acts, that are superfluous, unconstitutional, immoral, and culturally deblitating.  The RINO, like many pragmatists today, simply has little or no core moral value system.

    • Colonel, who better?

      As woefully ill-prepared as we are, are we better off as force of a leaderless irregular confederation?

      Without a leadership figurehead (not a Biden woodenhead), how shall any patriotic effort function?

    • Exactly...  The people need leadership that can inspire and mobilize them.  A leader capable of organizing the masses to accomplish their common purpose... in this case a return to Constitutional Government.

    • Good to know. I ws afraid malaise was creepng up on you.

    • One can not raise the taxes on the wealthy without hurting the poor... tax the rich and they simply fund the new tax burden by increasing their rents, rates for services, and the costs of their retail merchandise.  The Wealthy don't pay taxes that they can pass along to others.  Wake up, do you actually think a landlord will absorb a new tax, or will he simply raise his rents to cover the tax?

      Corporations treat taxes as expenses... they factor in their tax liability into the costs of their products and services... corporate taxes are largely funded with consumers dollars... dollars consumers would keep if corporations were not taxed.   Stop drinking the kool-aide...  Warren Buffet said it all when he quipped that he pays less in taxes than his secretary.... wake up, the wealthy pass on their taxes and take advantage of tax loopholes and havens the middle class and poor don't have.  The very definition of income can become a tax loophole... as there are many ways to receive wealth without calling or defining it as income.

    • The Marxists are not satisfied with taxing realized income (earned income) they are now considering taxing 'unrealized capital gains' by taxing the increase in the value of one's assets annually. If one thinks defining 'taxable Income' for tax purposes is problematic, it becomes child's play, when compared to establishing taxable unrealized capital gains. 

      Computing the tax on 'Unrealized Capital Gains' is very problematic and a highly debatable process... The taxable amount of 'Unrealized Capital Gain' can be a widely variable figure. Using current accounting practices, appraisals, depreciation formulas, and the complex estimates of current worth... too, arrive at a taxable figure.  One must first agree on the ORIGINAL and CURRENT value of a wide range of assets. Rules for calculating gains and losses to asset values must be defined for a wide range of assets: real property, art, jewelry, stocks, bonds, derivatives, options, intellectual property, royalties, and on and on.

      The process for determining the taxable amount for 'Unrealized Capital Gains' will be fraught with loopholes and legal arguments challenges to the taxable gains or losses.  This process will become a real boondoggle for tax professionals: lawyers, accountants, appraisers, etc.  I see no way to create a fair system to tax the undefined and imaginary figure of unrealized capital gains.  The IRS will simply pick a figure from out of the air and let the challenges and appeals begin.

      Currently, these assets... real property, shares, unused options, derivatives, cryptocurrencies, artworks, debentures, and a wide range of financial instruments, contracts, and currency funds... aren’t taxable until they are sold or converted to cash. Only then do they become taxable, usually at capital gains tax rates. This is how wealth is grown without paying a cent in taxes. However, these currently untaxed assets are leveraged to supply the large sums of private capital needed to expand our nation's economy and enterprise.  Tax them and that capital will leave for nations with favorable tax laws.

      The Marxists want to tax unrealized (not sold yet) capital assets... Taxing such assets will result in the wealthy moving those assets out of the USA, along with the jobs and financial resources that provide the liquidity needed to finance a consumer-based economy.  It will destroy our free enterprise system and the Marxist know it. Taxing 'unrealized capital gains' is a very dangerous and complex issue... if permitted it will prove to be the final blow that destroys our CAPITALIST SYSTEM. 

    • One needs to be cautious about claiming that 60% of Americans are being pulled along by their neighbors... IT IS SIMPLY WRONG and part of the divisive rhetoric designed to keep us at one another's throat.  There are those who work the system and that must stop. Welfare reform must be enforced 5 years max and your off welfare... under the 1996 welfare reform law, federal funds may only be used to provide a total of five years of aid in a lifetime for a family.

      The law to remove welfare as a lifestyle is there, it has simply been illegally bypassed by EO's from Democrat Presidents.  However, we must acknowledge, the WORKING middle class and poor pay FICA taxes, State and local taxes, sales taxes, federal excise taxes; they pay rents with the landlord's taxes being part of the rents... and are productive members of our society.

      Services and consumer goods all have corporate federal and state taxes computed into their retail costs... The tax is passed on to the consumer. Effectively making anyone purchasing corporate commodities and services fund their taxes. Any taxes the wealthy pay are partially if not fully funded by consumers. Taxing the rich hurts the poor because they eventually fund the lion's share of the taxes on the wealthy.

      There are also a whole host of fees, duties, and licenses that fund government... highway tolls, hunting and driver license fees, professional licensing, fees for government services (Parks, Pass Ports, etc) that all American's pay.  All of these taxes, fees, duties, and licenses are working to PULL THE GOVERNMENT WAGON... and those paying them deserve the vote.

      No taxation without representation... one of the key elements in our Revolution and separation with England.

  • Two things I have never seen before the amount of support for Donald Trump at his rallies and the amount of hate and disrespect for Joe Biden. Biden became president through fraud and most, if not all, Americans know that now! Like it or not socialist marxist democrats America is waking up to your intentions regarding the promised fundamental transformation into a socialist marxist state and you who call yourself woke are soon going to be history!

    When you come after our guns you will find out exactly what it is like to overstep your authority. Until then words will suffice to display our disdain for your actions.

    You and your fake front are garnering the disrespect of every patriotic American, regardless of political party, and you will soon reap the consequences! Make no mistake there will be consequences for the whole of this socialist marxist democrat party!

  • As much as I dislike biden, we all know this is not coming from him. It's obama and his mininons running America into the ground

    • You beat me to it Janet. Where ever Biden goes, you will find Obama somewhere in the background. But, the main character no one sees in the background who is pulling all the strings is George Sorros.


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