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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

"Let's Go, Brandon"

Our 2020 book is titled Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics. Among other things, it discusses how polarization has affected Americna life.

Ben Gittleson and Matt Seyler at ABC:
A man used a vulgar insult for the president when calling into a Christmas event on Friday and speaking with President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden.

The Bidens had been speaking with children and their parents who had dialed into a phone line run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, which tracks Santa Claus' path across the globe. The president and first lady surprised callers, asking the children what they wanted for Christmas and wishing them a happy holiday.

A father who identified himself as "Jared" spoke with the Bidens about his children, then, as the call ended, said, "Let's go, Brandon."

The phrase is a vulgar insult that has become code for the phrase, "F--- Joe Biden." It stems from a reporter misinterpreting a chant after a NASCAR race and is popular among conservatives opposed to the president.

Biden responded by repeating the phrase. "Let's go, Brandon," he said. "I agree."

The first couple then moved on to the next callers.