The “Let’s Go Brandon” Phrase from Southwest Pilot on Aircraft Intercom Triggers Calls for Canceling the Pilot

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A Southwest Airlines pilot used the anti-Biden slogan “Let’s Go Brandon!” while signing off, and Associated Press reporter Colleen Long wrote a long history of the slogan with Associated Press writers Aamer Madhani, Mary Clare Jalonick, Brian Slodysko and Will Weissert in Washington and Jenna Fryer in Charlotte, N.C., contributing to the report.

The slogan was announced to some audible gasps from passengers on the morning flight from Houston, Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to Colleen Long who said she was on the flight and heard the announcement. In the name of safety and media justice, Colleen Long apparently attempted to enter the cockpit unauthorized to find out who the pilot was that made the comment.

Her tweet — a little hard to comprehend — said this …

“TFW (the feeling when) you’re trying to go on vacation and then the pilot says the very thing you’re working on over the loud speaker and you have to try to get him comment but then almost get removed from plane.”

The writers explained the origin of the slogan which occurred almost a month ago (almost everyone knows all about this already) at the Oct. 2, 2021 NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama when Brandon Brown, a 28-year-old driver, won his first Xfinity Series.

People beyond the usual Trump followers are likely to use the LGB slogan because they are upset about one or more of the following:

the botched Afghanistan withdrawal;

the loss of independent energy sources in the United States;

increasing gasoline prices and inflation;

the stalled supply chain;

the southern border crisis;

the Hunter Biden controversy;

the get vaccinated or lose your job mandates;

COVID-19 mask hypocrisy;

censorship;

technocracy;

the swamp and corruption of lobbyists; and

the conflict between school board and parents involving critical race theory, sexual misconduct, and filthy literature prioritized over basic education.

Underlying these problems are an increasing number of people who have entered into a phase of cognitive dissonance in response to the messages of American media and the United States government that do not match reality.

When the reporter suggested they were chanting “Let’s go, Brandon” instead of the actual “F—- Joe Biden” slogan, the Right felt they were given the gift of a new secret, non-vulgar slogan. The Left is simmering at “the childish behavior” while denying the basic problems of the Biden Administration and the State of the Union. Here are the Pros and Cons …

Context? Why do you think pilots are prohibited from making statements like this? Of any politics. Maybe it’s a big joke, a f*** you to Biden? Or it may show lack of restraint, a temper, or worse. It could upset passengers in air. It isn’t words generically. It is context.

— Juliette Kayyem

Unlike some of you, I’m not saying he should fired. Only that there should be investigation. For all we know he was making fun of it. Either way — bad joke or asshole — it cannot go unaddressed lest it opens up other pilots to harangue passengers.

— Juliette Kayyem