‘Let’s Go Brandon’: Mischievous Meme Mocks Fake News and a Failing Presidency

It all started with a profanity that can’t be repeated here.

NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast was questioning NASCAR driver Brandon Brown about winning the Xfinity series at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 9. Crowd members began chanting, “F*** Joe Biden,” a phrase that had been popping up at sporting events across the country in recent weeks.

Stavast, either misinterpreting the chant or trying to clean up the phrase for broadcast standards, told NBC viewers the crowd was chanting, “Let’s Go Brandon” in Brown’s honor.

A meme was born.

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Joke Anti-Biden Song ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Goes Viral, Tops iTunes Hip-Hop Chart

The joke anti-Biden song “Let’s Go Brandon” is currently trending #1 on iTunes’s hip-hop chart, a jocular but embarrassing slight against the Biden administration that has been ongoing for several weeks.

The meme “Let’s Go Brandon” stems from a NASCAR sportscast in which a group of fans could be heard intoning the vulgar chant “Fuck Joe Biden.” Reporter Kelli Stavast mistakenly claimed that the crowd was chanting “Let’s Go Brandon” in support of driver Brandon Brown.

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Roger Simon Commentary: Time to Stop ‘Communism, American-Style’

Some will remember that comedy classic from 1961, “Divorce, Italian Style,” starring Marcello Mastroianni. Unfortunately, 60 years later, we seem to be moving toward, even living through, a far less funny, real-life “Communism, American Style.”

What is “Communism, American Style”? As yet one would think it bears little resemblance to the Soviet kind with its gulags and so forth.

Or does it?

On Oct. 6, the Los Angeles City Council proclaimed, nearly unanimously (11–2), COVID-19 mandates that require proof of vaccination to enter indoor restaurants, movie theaters, salons, shopping centers, and just about every other public indoor space you could think of in the entertainment capital.

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No Charges in NASCAR Noose Incident Involving Black Driver

The noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, federal authorities said Tuesday in announcing there will be no charges filed in an incident that rocked NASCAR and its only fulltime Black driver.

U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. said an investigation determined “although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week.”

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NASCAR Ready for Long-Term Commitment in Nashville

Here’s what NASCAR hopes is the honky tonk truth — that a Nashville reboot is good enough this time to make the sport a tough ticket in the heart of one of the entertainment hot spots of the south.

The first step? Convincing its star drivers the trip to Nashville Superspeedway in 2021 is the spark of a motorsports rebirth in the area and not just another lazy ride on an intermediate concrete track.

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NASCAR Legend Darrell Waltrip Races Into Marsha Blackburn’s Corner

U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn has received a high-octane endorsement. Blackburn’s Senate campaign launched a new television ad Monday featuring NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip. The ad will air in media markets across the state and on digital platforms statewide. The video is available to watch here. Speaking about the ad, U.S. Representative…

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Justin Allgaier Faces a Serious Penalty After His Car Fails Post-Race Inspection

With a 10th-place finish yesterday at Phoenix Raceway, JR Motorsports driver Justin Allgaier punched his ticket to the Championship 4 race at Homestead, but he’ll be competing in that race with an all-new crew chief. Following the Ticket Galaxy 200, NASCAR officials discovered his No. 7 Chevy had an unattached…

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Two NASCAR Drivers Will Reach Career Milestones on Sunday at Kansas

Kasey Kahne and Matt DiBenedetto aren’t in the playoffs competing for a championship, but the two drivers can still celebrate career milestones this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Kahne will be making the 500th Cup Series start of his career, and the 37-year-old’s career began in 2004. DiBenedetto is making his…

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Martin Truex Jr. Breaks Down in Victory Lane Over Longtime Girlfriend Sherry Pollex’s Failing Health

It was supposed to be a time of celebration — a moment when NASCAR driver Martin Truex, Jr. should have been basking in the sheer joy of winning the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 8. But something was missing. His longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex was…

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Yet Another NASCAR Superstar Enters the Anthem Controversy Fray

austin dillon anthem As much as the NFL has found itself in the middle of the discussion surrounding the national anthem controversy, NASCAR has also found itself being looked at closely, particularly after President Trump singled out the sport for not “[putting] up with disrespecting our country and our flag.”…

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