On October 30th Associated Press reporter Colleen Long was evidently quite traumatized by hearing her Southwest Airlines pilot utter “Let’s Go Brandon” over the aircraft’s PA following his pre-flight announcements on a flight from Houston to Albuquerque. According to Long there were apparently “audible gasps from some passengers.” Her story ignited a media-firestorm calling for disciplinary action against the pilot, against Southwest airlines, etc.
The left seems to have an exceedingly short memory and a very flexible definition of the word “vulgar”. Newsbusters even reported that “Leftist radical, former FBI special agent, and CNN analyst Asha Rangappa equated the pilot’s use of the anti-Biden slogan to support for ISIS. “As an experiment, I’d love for an @SouthwestAir pilot to say “Long live ISIS” before taking off. My guess is that 1) the plane would be immediately grounded; 2) the pilot fired; and 3) a statement issued by the airline within a matter of hours,” she tweeted.”
Prominent voices on the left and in the media (but I repeat myself) have all engaged in these pearl-clutching, monocle-dropping expressions of faux outrage that even the initial humor of reacting to their theatrical overreactions is starting to wear off.
Attacking A Pilot for “Conservative Code For Something Far More Vulgar” And The Left’s Selective Memory
Memories of CNN using the uncensored word “sh*thole” 195 times in 24 hours to discuss President Trump’s remarks, and hundreds of cities with “F*ck Donald Trump” graffiti, signs, and chants to the likewise at four years worth of violent protests are pretty fresh for conservatives, but the left seems to have forgotten that ‘vulgarity’ wasn’t (and isn’t) an issue for their words and actions. Does Kathy Griffin’s idea of polite, political discourse ring any bells?
Kathy Griffin posed with the likeness of Trump’s severed head. It was merely called an outward display of frustration.
Meanwhile, an airline pilot said “Let’s go Brandon,” which means he has anger management issues or a drug problem. For safety’s sake, he should be terminated. https://t.co/I7u610QBC8 pic.twitter.com/qDsJBdaegi
— Ian McKelvey (@ian_mckelvey) October 31, 2021
Or maybe that time that NYC’s Shakespeare in the Park, recast President Trump into the English playwright’s ‘Juilius Caesar’ in order to see him assassinated?
Feminists publicly demonstrating in various states of undress, wearing “Pink P*ssy Hats” or even “Screaming through their vagina’s” at President Trump as a form of ‘Protest’ in a project called “Raising The Skirt“. (Which did, in fact, occur and despite “fact-checkers” attempts to dissuade many, Twitter never forgot their so-called “#lamentanddissent #workshops #fundingcampaign“, the only way Snopes could object was by timing and scale. It took place during Trump’s 2016 run, not 2020, wasn’t “a popular activity” and was ” undertaken on a relatively small scale.” In other words, it still happened.)
What about spending four years filling the airwaves with the most lascivious accusations ever to be lobbed at a sitting president? Accusing him with no evidence of engaging a Russian prostitute to urinate on a hotel mattress? Or did they finally forget about the Steele Dossier? The utter hypocritical maximum that the left has reached in decrying “Let’s Go Brandon” as “Something Far More Vulgar” and comparable to “Hail ISIS”, praise for a group of mass-murdering Islamofascist terrorists, is absolutely beyond the pale. And may perhaps stimulate Trump supporters to drop the ‘polite society family-friendly version, and go right for the throat