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Opinion Rubber and glue, meet ‘Brandon’ and the GOP

A supporter of former president Donald Trump displays a "Let's Go Brandon" hat in Arlington, Va., on Oct. 26.
A supporter of former president Donald Trump displays a "Let's Go Brandon" hat in Arlington, Va., on Oct. 26. (Al Drago/Bloomberg)
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Regarding the Nov. 17 news article “Expletive-masking ‘Let’s go Brandon’ slogan unites GOP”:

“Let’s go Brandon” does not mean “I oppose President Biden’s politics,” nor does it mean “Joe Biden spends on roads and bridges, but I prefer them crumbling and rusting,” nor even “Biden stole the election.” It means “Look, here I am, dropping the f-bomb on the president of the United States in code. Ain’t I clever?”

As this piece of vulgar middle-school wit is embraced by the Republican establishment, I feel nostalgic for the time the GOP had meaningful policy proposals, or at least pretended to care about decency and family values.

Andras Malatinszky, Fairfax

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