Rep. Gloria Johnson — a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives — took to Twitter earlier this week and fired off a post that made a number of folks, in a manner of speaking, see red.
What did she write?
Johnson — who seems to be a very active Twitter user and doesn't appear to appreciate Republicans and conservatives very much — eyeballed a tweet from the Tennessee Holler making fun of the "Let's Go Brandon!" chant and then posted the following:
As a friend said, I think it should be equated with burning the flag, in essence, that\u2019s what they are doing.https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/status/1460245720330551299\u00a0\u2026— Rep. Gloria Johnson (@Rep. Gloria Johnson) 1636988041
"As a friend said, I think it should be equated with burning the flag, in essence, that's what they are doing," Johnson wrote in reference to the "Let's Go Brandon" chant.
What's the background?
As most everyone in America likely knows by now, "Let's Go Brandon!" is code for "F*** Joe Biden!" The chant came to life after a reporter seemingly tried to downplay a "F*** Joe Biden!" chant at a NASCAR race in early October by insisting the crowd actually was cheering "Let's go, Brandon!" for the winner, Brandon Brown.
But no one with an honest pair of operational ears thought that was the case, and since then anti-Biden folks have upped the ante by going all in with "Let's Go Brandon!" at various gatherings to get under the skin of leftist politicians and media members who know full well what the chant stands for.
How did folks react to Johnson's declaration?
While the Democratic lawmaker added a tweet saying, "Reading is fundamental. It's not a legal take, it's a person's opinion. And as a few were smart enough to understand — both are protected speech," detractors still gave Johnson a harsh history lesson, particularly with regard to the fact that many prominent leftists practically made a sport of publicly declaring "F*** Donald Trump" when the Republican commander in chief was in the White House:
"Really? So i assume you also condemned the vile remarks made to our 45th president for four years?" one commenter wondered. "Could you link me to those tweets? Otherwise #LetsGoBrandon."
"Your party loves burning the flag, now you you're against it? Hahahahaha. Yeah, right," another user mocked. "Also, I'll delete this if you can direct me to your phony outrage (and that's exactly what this is) toward the previous occupant of the White House when far worse things were said... and done [to Trump]."
Remember that time when Robert de Niro burned the flag at the Tony Awards?\n\nYoutube remembers.https://youtu.be/1zNr8Pf1QkY— Utah's Libertarian Party \ud83d\uddfd (@Utah's Libertarian Party \ud83d\uddfd) 1637167595
Then this would be the equivalent of\u2026?pic.twitter.com/C7QPI4mLwB— Dave Emerich (@Dave Emerich) 1637160194
A) it's NOTHING like burning the flag, and \n\nB) Say WHAT? You assholes APPROVE of flag burning...pic.twitter.com/8xv9T0nqrm— Safing Sector (@Safing Sector) 1637108295