'Let's go, Brandon' and the politics of degradation

When did vulgarly insulting people become a form of politics?

A protestor holds a 'Let's Go Brandon!' sign in Los Angeles
(Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Family of mine in the rural Midwest recently told me they've begun to see flags flying outside private homes bearing the message, "F--k Biden." Underneath that statement, in smaller typeface, the thought continues: "…and f--k you for voting for him."

If you're surprised that politics has descended to such depths, you haven't been paying attention.

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