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Biden Sets Internet Alight With ‘Dark Brandon’ Super Bowl Reaction ( www.thedailybeast.com )

President Joe Biden had conspiracy theorists in a tizzy after posting what appeared to be his reaction to the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl win on Sunday night.

“Just like we drew it up,” Biden posted on X alongside a photo of “Dark Brandon,” the meme created by hardcore—and very online—supporters of Donald Trump that Biden and his team loved so much they adopted it as their own.

The post was apparently referencing far-right conspiracy theories which posit the NFL and high-level government operatives conspired to rig the Super Bowl in Kansas City’s favor to give maximum exposure to a yet-to-be-announced endorsement from Chiefs star Travis Kelce and his girlfriend Taylor Swift.

HuntressHimbo ,

I get the gut reaction to say 'haha epic burn' or whatever, but this makes me really uneasy. I don't think an official presidential account should be addressing this through a meme. Right wingers are going to lose their minds over this, but that scares me more than amuses me at the moment. Someone already got decapitated by their son over MAGA conspiracies this year, so meming about it feels really really reckless to me.

RagingRobot ,

Idk I think that making fun of the conspiracy theories and joking about them is a good way to kill their credibility. Not addressing it at all would probably only lead to it persisting longer.

Serinus ,

Looks like it was his personal account, not the POTUS account.

HuntressHimbo ,

That does alleviate some of my misgivings, still not my favorite idea but its better that it wasn't on an official government account.

TheKingBee , (edited )
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Right wingers are going to lose their minds over this, but that scares me more than amuses me at the moment.

They will lose their minds over literally anything, they created this whole conspiracy out of thin air and hatred of women.

Someone already got decapitated by their son over MAGA conspiracies this year, so meming about it feels really really reckless to me.

That happened anyway, avoiding making fun of them (by pointing out what they say is nonsense) won't make their delusions go away.

Shenanigore ,

"Dark Brandon" isn't no right wing thing, there was a team of PR guys creating pro Biden memes leading up to the last election, to compete with the more natural pro trump mems being made. They were obviously not made by your usual trolls because they weren't fucking funny.

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  • Shenanigore ,

    I don't think you understood what I wrote. Read it again with the partisan chip off.

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  • Shenanigore ,

    doubt

    TokenBoomer ,

    So much for bringing the country together.

    Gradually_Adjusting ,
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    Is that really the mandate we gave him in 2020? To mend our social fabric? I don't think that's on the table no matter who's the president for the foreseeable future, if I'm honest.

    TokenBoomer ,

    From his inauguration speech:

    My whole soul is in this. Bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation. And I ask every American to join me in this cause. Uniting to fight the foes we face - anger, resentment and hatred.

    Gradually_Adjusting ,
    @Gradually_Adjusting@lemmy.world avatar

    I've seen you around and I know you're too smart to be mistaking rhetoric for policy. I want that for America too, but it's hardly realistic. The fact is that civil wars have to be properly dealt with from the jump, or they fester into insurgencies. That's what this is, and it's not over at all. I hope we make it.

    TokenBoomer ,

    I agree. I’m just taking note of the hypocrisy. If he had tweeted the Dark Brandon pic captioned with “ Trump will be arrested next week.” That would have been much better. Stop with the mocking of his supporters, they’re deplorable. Cut off the head of the snake.

    Linkerbaan ,
    @Linkerbaan@lemmy.world avatar

    It would be funny if israel didn’t start bombing Rafah during the super bowl killing at least 67 people while israel played their $7million 30 second Super Bowl commercial about khamasss to brainwash Americans.

    “All according to plan” with the laser eyes Dark Brandon might not be the best timed meme after that.

    ILikeBoobies ,

    It’s unrelated

    Linkerbaan ,
    @Linkerbaan@lemmy.world avatar

    The Genocide that happened during the Super Bowl is unrelated to Biden posting a meme about his "secret plan" that was executed during the Super Bowl?

    Darkblue ,

    Probably.

    More probable than the scenario you're painting. I mean, if Biden did have anything to do with that, he wouldn't put a spotlight on it by tweeting about it.
    (And no, don't start to accuse him with "distraction" or "false flag" tactics, that's just doubling down with conspiracy theories, we're better than that)

    Linkerbaan ,
    @Linkerbaan@lemmy.world avatar

    Of course it's not intentional but it was insanely bad timing nonetheless.

    While Biden is in hot water over his Genocide in Gaza his campaign goes making Homelander style tweets at arguably the worst timing possible.

    The real meaning of the tweet was likely supposed to reference the stupid right wing Taylor Swift conspiracy of the super bowl being rigged but now Biden is getting flak from both the right and the left for entirely different reasons.

    andxz ,

    You sound like Biden personally started the clusterfuck in Gaza.

    Spoiler alert: he didn't.

    Linkerbaan ,
    @Linkerbaan@lemmy.world avatar

    You sound like Genocide Joe didn't personally bypass congress to give the IDF 15 million in tank and mortar shells to commit Genocide with

    Spoiler alert: he did.

    andxz ,

    I'm aware. You on the other hand should read the definition of 'personally'.

    There's a whole swathe of right-wing Israeli characters you could blame before ever getting to Biden. Unlike him, they're all adamantly unapologetic about the whole thing.

    Unless your only agenda is badmouthing Biden you should probably at least try to get your facts straight.

    Linkerbaan ,
    @Linkerbaan@lemmy.world avatar

    No literally Biden personally bypassed Congress in December.

    andxz ,

    Yes, but he still didn't kill anyone personally, nor did he order anyone to get shot, unless you can prove otherwise. I'd love to see you try.

    ILikeBoobies ,

    Yeah obviously

    It’s about that silly conspiracy that he had fixed the Super Bowl for the Chiefs to win

    batmaniam ,

    It's not. He's in office during a crisis and directly involved. It's not some big conspiracy but this is why "celebrity" politicians are a bad idea. You don't get to shit post if you have access to nuclear weapons. Is it funny? Sure. But all it did for me was solidify how out of touch democrats are right now.

    daltotron ,

    nooo but our heckin epic presidenterino! that's MY president! he's really sticking it to the woke libs, or, no, I mean the nazi chuds! he's really sticking it to them! he's such a le ebin troll, guys! he's a master baiter! he posted this personally for our salvation! I'm sure this will help his poll numbers! don't forget to vote for our heckin ebin president now guys!

    I have brain worms. the situation is not looking good. the libs are just as broken as the chuds. maybe even more, in certain respects. it's all about respectability politics and proper order, until the president, personally, at the age of 81, posts a meme, definitely him and not some intern. then it's time to shit on the "other side", even though they all agree on the most basic premises, and just not on what level of racist they should be.

    a9cx34udP4ZZ0 ,

    Good point, I'm sure if we had Donald Trump in office, Israel would stop immediately. There's never been anybody tougher on Israel than Trump. For instance he... checks notes... moved our Embassy to Jerusalem after decades of US presidents refusing to do so and single-handedly set peace negotiations back 50 years.

    But I guess when your entire post history is ripping Biden on the Israel situation you can't really do much else or the boss won't pay you.

    Linkerbaan ,
    @Linkerbaan@lemmy.world avatar

    Sorry when did I mention Trump again?

    GladiusB ,
    @GladiusB@lemmy.world avatar

    Don't play coy. You know that is the alternative. I agree that it shouldn't be happening. But it doesn't help anyone to act like they don't have a point.

    bigMouthCommie ,
    @bigMouthCommie@kolektiva.social avatar

    i am not voting for either of them, and no one should.

    Soulg ,

    Then you're voting for Trump.

    bigMouthCommie ,
    @bigMouthCommie@kolektiva.social avatar

    I said I'm not voting for trump.

    I mean to vote for Cornel West. Jill Stein could still win me though

    Gradually_Adjusting ,
    @Gradually_Adjusting@lemmy.world avatar

    Vote third party down-ballot by all means, because alternatives need a wider base to start taking more of the spotlight. However, the current voting system is a devil's bargain. If you refuse to play the game, you lose anyway.

    bigMouthCommie ,
    @bigMouthCommie@kolektiva.social avatar

    the only ways i can lose is if a democrat or a republican wins

    Gradually_Adjusting ,
    @Gradually_Adjusting@lemmy.world avatar

    As Calvin Coolidge said, "you lose."

    bigMouthCommie ,
    @bigMouthCommie@kolektiva.social avatar

    sounds like the kind of thing someone would say if they were trying to suppress the vote.

    Pratai , (edited )

    Just popped in to say-

    A throwaway vote can’t be suppressed, because it doesn’t matter one way or another. It’s like adding a grain of sugar to a family-sized chili recipe. It’s irrelevant. So go ahead and drop it in there…. It isn’t going to make the slightest difference.

    No one is trying to suppress your vote. You’re not a victim here. Now you’re free to respond as you predictably will- I’m not going to argue with you and get any more comments removed or banned from any communities. I said what I said for the benefit of anyone reading along, and not to engage with you or your attempts to bait people.

    bigMouthCommie ,
    @bigMouthCommie@kolektiva.social avatar

    this is mask-off telling people not to bother voting for their candidate.

    Pratai ,

    No, it isn’t.

    maypull ,

    if on election day, an hour after teh polls open, everyone calls the election for cornel west, and people say "you can vote for one of the genocidal maniacs, but it won't matter. they can't possibly win", no one would characterize that any way except voter suppression.

    Pratai ,

    For starters, you need to look up the definition of genocide and stop using it incorrectly as an argument. Secondly, saying someone is irrelevant and pointless isn’t suppression. It’s an opinion.

    I never once suggested that anyone shouldn’t vote for them. THAT would be suppression.

    maypull ,

    I think we just have different ideas of what voter suppression looks like.

    Pratai ,

    Well, I follow this definition.

    maypull ,

    I wasn't arguing about the definition of genocide. it's a pretty outlandish hypothetical for you to be worried about that.

    Pratai ,

    I wasn’t arguing it either…. But you called the two options “genocidal maniacs” which is an incorrect usage of the term.

    maypull ,

    in this hypothtical, those are the other two options. I would know: I wrote the hypothetical

    Pratai ,

    Again, I’d ask you to look up the definition of genocide.

    maypull ,

    ok. you look up hypothetical, and we can meet back here to discuss!!

    Pratai ,

    I’m not going to agree they’re genocidal for the sake of continuing a discussion. Either we both adhere to reality, or we’re done here.

    I don’t do hypotheticals.

    maypull ,

    my whole comment was a hypothetical. so.... bye.

    Pratai ,

    If making up an altered reality is what it takes for you to participate in a discussion, you might want to look into how things are in reality and try and work with that. It’s a lot easier for everyone if the rules are the same.

    maypull ,

    I assumed everyone here had a similar level of reading comprehension. that was my mistake. have a nice night.

    Pratai ,

    The person who got called out for thinking that using hypotheticals is an easy way to manufacture a win in a discussion/debate is an accusing me of poor reading comprehension?

    Yeah.

    Gradually_Adjusting ,
    @Gradually_Adjusting@lemmy.world avatar

    That isn't what's happening right now though, is it? If Cornel West wins the election, you are hereby allowed to message me, find and meet me, and punch me in the dick, up to fifty times, and then I will give you my wallet, eat my hat, and shit my pants.

    So in summary what I am telling you is that Cornel West will never be president in 2024, not in any universe, because that is not how this flawed and adversely designed big evil system works. And if stating a plain fact, regrettable though it may be, is voter suppression in your mind, then we simply speak different languages, and I will wish you a happy whatever you call Tuesdays in your reality.

    Pratai ,

    VERY well said.

    Gradually_Adjusting ,
    @Gradually_Adjusting@lemmy.world avatar

    If they did cash in on this bet, I'd be laughing the whole time.

    maypull ,

    your mockery doesn't change whether it's a voter suppression tactic

    Gradually_Adjusting ,
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    They feebly croaked. I'm devastated for you.

    maypull ,

    your mockery still doesn't change the facts

    jordanlund Mod ,
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    Cornell West won't be President because (so far) he's only on the ballot in Alaska. He had a chance as a Green Party candidate, he has no chance now.

    Gradually_Adjusting ,
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    Beside the point really. He was F'ed from the jump

    bigMouthCommie ,
    @bigMouthCommie@kolektiva.social avatar

    thank you

    A_Random_Idiot ,
    @A_Random_Idiot@lemmy.world avatar

    a third party vote is just an indirect vote for republicans and their fasciastic fetishism.

    Linkerbaan ,
    @Linkerbaan@lemmy.world avatar

    Jill Stein? Cornell West?

    Certainly you're not suggesting anyone to directly vote for someone that supports israel's Nazi style genocide right?

    SpacetimeMachine ,

    When the alternative is letting an actual Nazi type leader win, people should be weighing their options accordingly.

    Linkerbaan ,
    @Linkerbaan@lemmy.world avatar

    Indeed, so don't vote for Genocide Joe or Agent Orange.

    Instead vote for someone that isn't a genocidal Nazi.

    HuntressHimbo ,

    The alternative to the meme being unfunny? I feel like you're replying to a whole paragraph of text that doesn't exist in the original comment and acting like the original commenter is unreasonable for not knowing what you're talking about. Is there some edit I'm missing here, or can you literally not fathom any statement about something Biden does outside of the context of the election?

    A_Random_Idiot ,
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    We're not allowed to criticize israel, remember.

    Criticizing israel is antisemetic, or pro-trump, or (insert convenient negative connotation here)

    Strawberry ,

    Do you unironically believe that this lemmy commenter is getting paid to express anti-genocide views? You sound insane

    TokenBoomer ,

    It was just a locker room tweet.

    RememberTheApollo_ ,

    It’s crazy. Any leftie knows this is a plain joke while the wingnutters on the right take every facet of it seriously. Meanwhile, trump says some pretty terrifying shit and means it, but the right has to translate it as “he was joking.”

    yokonzo ,

    Remember to vote this year yall

    JasonDJ ,

    Vote early, vote often!

    Taco2112 ,

    Wait, this is a joke? I’m pretty sure we talked about the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl at the annual “You didn’t vote Republican so you’re part of the Deep State” meeting back in August

    Oh shit, was I supposed to keep my mouth shut?

    j4k3 ,
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    Donkter ,

    🍆🍆🍆💯👁️

    BeardedGingerWonder ,

    Not a USer, what I find utterly bonkers is seeing clips of them discussing the dark Brandon conspiracy on fox news, like it's real and relevant political discourse. Wtaf is wrong with that portion of you population.

    lolcatnip ,

    They've joined a cult.

    RememberTheApollo_ ,

    Raised on evangelical TV preachers and AM radio talk show hosts. The more radical, fire, thunder, brimstone, and fear you can throw at them theatrically the more they love it. Think WWE, carnival freak show barkers, snake oil salesmen…they eat it up. Used to be there was this view of an intelligent, reserved country folk that whiled away their time reading and listening, having a plain sense of what’s right. A quaint image. The lot of them have been taken in by hucksters and proudly show off the Emperor’s new clothes.

    Zink ,

    Am USer. I have no explanation, but I can assure you that being up close to this shit doesn’t help it make any more sense. I come from a conservative white family in a mostly white area, and sure I can see how people get into that insular world and are conditioned to reject rational inquiry, but at the same time we live in the information age, people!

    Shanedino ,

    The problem is that there is too much information. And information doesn't come with a disclaimer of whether it's fact, opinion, conspiracy, or otherwise batshit.

    drivepiler ,

    We have passed the age of information, we have entered the age of misinformation.

    Zink ,

    Upvoted with a frown of agreement on my face.

    oce ,
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    Or went back to it? I think there was only a short period of time in human's existence when only the intellectual elite could reach the public with the new technologies because it was too complicated or pricey for the common people. Now we're back to bar-room level of information quality.

    CosmicCleric ,
    @CosmicCleric@lemmy.world avatar

    Or went back to it?

    Now we’re back to bar-room level of information quality.

    /disagree

    There used to be something called The Fourth Estate (of Government). Used to be.

    oce ,
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    Was that press accessible for the average people at that time? Everybody being able to read is fairly recent too.

    redfox ,
    @redfox@infosec.pub avatar

    Did people think more critically before? Or maybe there was limited dissemination in the past? Crazy BS maybe didn't travel as far?

    I'd like to think we could differentiate between fact, opinion, and BS more in the past, but that's probably not true.

    Zink ,

    I think learning everything about the world from the random unqualified people around you is exactly how most people in history have done it. As long as it’s a person you like and they say it with confidence, it will probably stick.

    But now it is easier to see that process happening and avoid it. It’s also easier to locate authoritative sources of information.

    Except… even though this works for many of us, it paradoxically makes the problem WORSE for a huge number of people. We have easier access to all the opinions out there, but that means any given shitty opinion has the potential to reach millions rather than somebody’s social circle.

    redfox ,
    @redfox@infosec.pub avatar

    I agree. What I have no idea about these days is how to solve this.

    It might be a 'there is no solution' type problem, but it would be nice if more people and organizations as a whole recognized this issue.

    Maybe publishing questionable information over a long period of time or our lack of holding orgs and individuals accountable contributed. I'd think it hard to legislate accountability without reducing freedom or speech, press, and opinion (that isn't toxic, but that's subjective and part of the problem isn't it).

    CosmicCleric ,
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    News organzations should not be allowed to express opinions, but only recite news.

    CosmicCleric ,
    @CosmicCleric@lemmy.world avatar

    but at the same time we live in the information age, people!

    The Younger generations do at least.

    dumpsterlid ,

    Unfortunately the terrifying thing is nothing is actually physically wrong with those people that is making them believe crazy shit. They don’t all have dementia or something.

    America is just so dysfunctional that it shoots perfectly normal people off the deep end into crazy (very hateful often) conspiracy views like a particle accelerator shoots protons into stuff to make them explode. Some businesses actually target that as their explicit business model here (YouTube).

    LarmyOfLone ,

    Think of it as "throwing shit against the wall and seeing what sticks". That is the role of intellectuals or pundits, whatever you want to call the class that disseminates ideology / PR. There are lots of them and they spout all sorts of crazy stuff. Now basically it's like the theory of evolution through natural selection. Except as individuals we are intelligent and can make decisions like "oh that sold clicks" or "oh that helped pass that law". Who decides that? Well those who work for those that own everything and who see it as their job to increase profit.

    So basically ideology is like a secretion of a specialized class that is filtered and selected to "work".

    So my theory is that after decades of wealth transfer and increasing inequality, dwindling middle class and lowering of effective quality of life, you need "stronger secretions" to control the masses. Because the old ideology doesn't work any more. One word for it is late stage capitalism.

    Another environmental aspect that plays into this I think is climate change - since we already failed to prevent what could result in our extinction or at least in countless genocides, what social contract remains? Why even pretend to be civilized when our civilization obviously has gone insane? Like a decadent indulgence in an orgy of hatred. Or just insanity like in "Don't look up".

    urist ,
    @urist@lemmy.blahaj.zone avatar

    The US is very dysfunctional for anyone but the upper middle class. We all see our taxes taken out of our check, and the services provided to us are very limited: no working healthcare system, limited affordable housing, abusive elder care industry, few social safety nets, student debt & cost of education, etc.

    One party (Republicans) is convinced the government is broken (it has lots of problems) and their solution is to... break it more. They throw a lot of red meat to their voters (hatred toward minorities, LGBTQ+) to keep them energized and distracted. They also seem to be literal fascists lately, and are breaking our voting systems through pushing misinformation to make people distrust our institutions.

    The other party (Democrats) ignores their progressive supporters and pushes milquetoast half-meassures to solve problems. They are weak, inept. However, they aren't interested in literally erasing LGBTQ+ people or marginalizing racial minorities. Nor are they interested in breaking our democratic processes.

    Corporate-owned media has been pouring gasoline on this trash fire the whole time. I hate people who do this whole "both sides" shtick (Because the parties are not the same, it's fascism vs a party that still seems to believe in democracy), but that's what I think of when I see things like this . This is an article about how right wing talking heads are pushing some conspiracy about Taylor Swift and the Super Bowl, and it appeals to that part of my brain who wants to laugh at dumb people who disagree with me. But I have to point out, nobody actually cares.

    People are lonely and bored and are making how they vote into rooting for some sort of sports team. You can see it in the replies to your post: someone called the right wing a "cult". I'd like to say there is some grand conspiracy where corporations are dividing the working class but the truth is probably far more bland: Rage gets clicks, and this is dividing us. It's not hard to do because the USA is a very flawed place with a lot of wealth inequity.

    JasonDJ ,

    some right-wingers seemed to suggest that occasional camera shots of Swift had dubious, manipulative intent.

    Oh lawd. I hope they are just as concerned about the cuts to SpongeBob and Patrick in their box. They had a box!

    And Usher was pulling some serious MJ vibes with that rhinestone glove. I bet that means Epstein is involved somehow.

    redfox ,
    @redfox@infosec.pub avatar

    We have no idea!

    laughterlaughter ,

    Wtaf is wrong with that portion of you population.

    They would get along quite well with brexiters. Some segments of the human species are........ special.

    cabron_offsets ,

    They’re servile morons.

    zerog_bandit ,

    My sneaking suspicion is that a majority of the adult population has passed well beyond the sub-acute level of lead exposure and is now showing the side effects.

    Lead paint, TEP, 100LL.

    SendMePhotos ,

    It goes both ways. Jacob Frey (Mayor of Minneapolis, MN) took some heat from the left within the last week for a joke that he made. He, being a Democrat himself, made a joke about the remote workers having a... What was it... Nasty cat blanket and being losers?

    Blank ,

    He wasn't joking though. Capitalism go brrrrrrrr.

    zalgotext ,

    The difference being that the mayor's "joke" was dreadfully unfunny

    m13 ,

    “It goes both ways”

    Lmao. No it fucking doesn’t.

    Phegan ,

    While it was a joke, the meaning behind it is the problem. The agenda wrapped in the joke is that we should all go to the office and serve our corporate masters. Joke or not the message is still rotten.

    SendMePhotos ,

    That's fair.

    nova_ad_vitum ,

    "it goes both ways" followed by something completely and utterly different.

    umbrella ,

    cringy as fuck how they are trying to make that old fuck look cool.

    RememberTheApollo_ ,

    That’s part of the joke, genius. We all get it, an old dude trying to be cool is funny, yet that self awareness is cool, so therefore he’s cool to an extent because we also get that it’s deliberate.

    What about the other cringy old fraud who thinks he can run the country into the ground? Is being a piece of shit what passes for cool on his side?

    umbrella ,

    its a real bad joke. it might have been amusing last time, this time its just condescending.

    young people are not fond of you because of your warmongering, and what you do is try to ironically win the apparently dumb youth but making cringy jokes instead of like... actually putting a stop to the bad shit you do?

    is your baseline now Trump? that aint a high bar.

    RememberTheApollo_ , (edited )

    Warmongering? You don’t know me. I’ve been against every damn war we’ve stuck our noses in for decades.

    Dark Brandon? Far less condescending than the people who made up the whole “Brandon” thing in the first place? Can’t handle a little “in your face”?

    Typical for the kind of people that are fine with the whole “let’s go Brandon” thing. They’re perfectly happy to trash talk but whine when someone deservedly dishes it back.

    Edit: The comment about trump being low AF is the only thing I agree with.

    umbrella ,

    what are you even saying man. regardless of whatever culture war 'brandon' thing, here are some facts as i see them: your current leader declared 3 avoidable wars that are currently ongoing. he has broken up the biggest strike of our time, which might actually have got you worker rights.

    is fascism ok because the perpetrator is somehow way more polite now?

    RememberTheApollo_ ,

    Way off base. Not even gonna tackle that, no way to reason you out of a position that you got yourself into without reason.

    God luck.

    umbrella ,

    youre bot gonna acke it because you have no argument.

    appreciate the attention anyway, have a good day.

    Stanwich ,

    Totally.. why cant he have a little more class like trumps artful nfts cards? /s

    umbrella ,

    a literal fascist is your benchmark on how bad you are allowed to be?

    kandoh ,

    Say what you will, but the libs single handedly destroyed fashwave as an aesthetic with the Dark Brandon stuff.

    umbrella ,

    thankfully

    assassin_aragorn ,

    There's probably a lesson there, that co-opting and humor are really good ways to castrate fascist messaging.

    umbrella ,

    i'd be inclined to agree if it wasnt something new being used by another fascist. this is just meant to target different kind of people.

    kandoh ,

    Biden calling himself Dark Brandon with fashwave imaginary is like if the emo kid parents started listening to MCR, dressed in tight black and pink clothes, and planned trips to go see them in concert.

    It just obliterates any coolness the scene would have.

    pottedmeat7910 ,

    Yeah, I think it's weird when they photoshop Trump's head on Rambo's body as well.... But that is besides the point.

    umbrella ,

    thats.. exactly my point tho

    Rebooturwayout ,

    I love how the Biden camp has embraced the alt rights madness, with hilarious effect.

    TropicalDingdong ,
    dejected_warp_core ,

    Ooh, an anamorphic Travolta meme. That's rare.

    Also: internet looks okay to me too. Man I love this site.

    Maeve ,

    Kelce behaved badly and deserves benching and fining.

    DrSleepless ,

    You wanna bench and fine him, eh? Nudge,nudge!

    assassin_aragorn ,

    Bench and fine Kelce (Taylor's version)

    Maeve ,

    Lol; not what I find fine, but you elicited a fine, audible chuckle.

    nutsack ,

    badass man

    ohlaph ,

    So damn hilarious.

    peopleproblems ,

    Fucking brilliant

    Semi-Hemi-Demigod ,
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    I figured some dumb politics thing would be how I found out who won. Goddammit.

    GladiusB ,
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    Now I want to know what he would have done if the 49ers won.

    NoIWontPickaName ,

    The same

    homesweethomeMrL ,

    gottem

    TheSlad ,

    Jokes on them, I dont know who either of the teams are and I've already forgotten who won.

    xc2215x ,

    Good for Joe.

    givesomefucks ,
    1. Why would anyone think Biden is actually posting this shit to social media himself?

    2. Why do they keep hiring interns that want to make Biden seem like trump?

    All I want is a functional adult in the White House. But that's just not an option these day.

    I'd ask if "moderates" ever feel embarrassed over this stupid shit, but it's been obvious for decades their line is habitually right above republican.

    So whatever bullshit Republicans are fine with, give it 4-8 years and both parties are going to act like it's normal.

    Biden could have given the traditional pre game interview and alleviated fears of his ability. Instead he cancels it for the second year in a row and the media pretends he's posting "dank memes" and that's just as good.

    Neato ,
    @Neato@ttrpg.network avatar

    No all you want to do is shit on Biden because it's all you do. Apparently adults can't have a sense of humor.

    givesomefucks ,

    Oh the horror!

    Someone wants a functional president who does interviews and addresses concerns of voters!!!

    If someone wants that instead of an intern posting shitty memes that means they're a hater and we ignore every criticism they have!

    Kanye fuck West said that's reality and trump is so far gone that Biden acting like Kanye is totally fine and nothing to worry about!

    /S

    Fuck off with that stupid shit.

    Americans are allowed to want more than the current shit show.

    If you want a political party where voters cant criticize an elected official, feel free to try and get republicans back to the middle instead following them to right dragging the dead body of FDRs party.

    Candelestine ,

    At least be honest. You don't want a functional president, you want a left-leaning one. That's fine, but at least represent yourself accurately. Otherwise you're just acting with the same childishness as the guys on the other side of the aisle.

    From a pure functionality perspective, he's gotten a shitload done. Even if you don't agree with it all, like helping Netanyahu and such.

    Maeve ,

    American “left” is really right and it’s disgusting people with or without critical thinking skills can’t recognize that.

    Candelestine ,

    No, we know, those of us that lean left-for-an-American, anyway. We just don't want an actual communist state. They have this nasty habit of turning into dictatorships somehow. We at least get to throw our shitheels out of office periodically, without having to resort to violence.

    bigMouthCommie ,
    @bigMouthCommie@kolektiva.social avatar

    there is no such thing as a communist state. communism is stateless.

    Candelestine ,

    Right. My bad. State-moving-towards-a-communist-society then.

    bigMouthCommie ,
    @bigMouthCommie@kolektiva.social avatar

    i don't want that either.

    Full Communism NOW!

    Candelestine ,

    Yeah, I'm not sure there's a viable blueprint for that. Something has to handle huge moving bands of guys with guns, tanks and artillery. Otherwise they kill you and take your stuff.

    assassin_aragorn ,

    People with critical thinking skills are able to recognize that left and right have different meanings depending on the frame and context. In an American economic frame, Democrats are left, but in a European economic frame their beliefs are center right.

    Similarly, in an American social frame, Democrats are left, and in a European social frame, their beliefs are left as well. Labour is disgustingly TERF, and significantly further right than Democrats when it comes to trans rights.

    Immigration as well, the American frame tends to be more left than Europe. The recent bipartisan agreement was rather center for Europe, but right for the US. European immigration policy tends to not be as leftist.

    Frankly, it's just economic reductionism to say "the American left is actually right". I can look at Europe and see pretty clearly that Democrats are solidly left on social issues to the point of exceeding some European parties.

    Rolder ,

    Biden is perfectly functional even if you don’t agree with the specifics. Comparing him to trump is utterly disingenuous. Posting one joke every now and again is a far, far cry from the deranged ranting we see out of trump every day.

    givesomefucks ,

    The issue isn't the one joke

    The issue is he once again skipped the pregame interview. Despite constant criticism of his mental ability, he never sits down for an interview.

    Hell give a 5 minute speech or a quick comment. And usually mix up a couple words.

    There's no primary debate, they'll be general debate, Biden needs to actually show Americans he can at least hold a conversation, and there was literally no better opportunity than the traditional pregame interview.

    But he didn't do that, and people want me to clap for him like an intern doesn't run his twitter.

    Rolder ,

    If Trump somehow ends up as the Republican candidate again, we won’t get any coherent general debates anyway. And besides, I only ever hear criticisms about his mental state from right wingers as it is, so I find it hard pressed to care.

    homesweethomeMrL ,

    Me, I'm just blocking and moving on. I've seen enough of the Macedonian Contractor Troll Farm pablum. They're in every politics thread now.

    And just like the highly suspicious stop oil protests that inexplicably target museums, I don't disagree with some of their points at all but the way they're being complete fucking idiots about it means we're done here.

    ira , (edited )

    Damn those Macedonian trolls must be working overtime to hijack polls to put Biden's approval 17 points underwater and put him 5 points behind Trump.

    Apparently 86% of Americans are Macedonian trolls who think Biden is too old to serve a second term.

    All these Macedonian trolls that barely trust Biden more on climate change, gun violence, and abortion than trust neither Trump nor Biden.

    FlyingSquid ,
    @FlyingSquid@lemmy.world avatar
    1. I don't care.

    2. What?

    All I want is a functional adult in the White House.

    You have one. Hence the U.S. economy getting back on track, inflation dropping, unemployment low, fuel costs low and infrastructure finally getting rebuilt. Plus much cheaper insulin for seniors.

    Ohhhhh! Wait, what you meant is that all you want is someone to do exactly what you want them to do. My mistake.

    Nudding ,

    RECORD HOMELESSNESS

    FlyingSquid ,
    @FlyingSquid@lemmy.world avatar

    Exactly what do you expect Biden to do about that?

    Nudding ,

    Fuck all.

    FlyingSquid ,
    @FlyingSquid@lemmy.world avatar

    Okay, then why associate it with him?

    Nudding ,

    Because he's the president who's trying to convince us that everything is fine?

    A strong economy means companies are doing well, when companies are doing well, the average worker isn't being paid enough.

    FlyingSquid ,
    @FlyingSquid@lemmy.world avatar

    Because he’s the president who’s trying to convince us that everything is fine?

    When has he done that?

    A strong economy means companies are doing well, when companies are doing well, the average worker isn’t being paid enough.

    Again, what can he do about this?

    He put forward a bill that ended up creating and will create a lot of jobs. He can't control what people are paid in those jobs and he also cannot control rent and housing prices.

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