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Politicizing Brandon

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To the editor: On Wednesday you published a letter that used the phrase “Let’s go Brandon.” As we are all aware by now, that phrase is a euphemism for an obscene expression regarding our president. The News-Miner might just as well have published the expletive.

It is important to recognize the origin of the phrase. Brandon Brown, a NASCAR driver, won his first Xfinity race at Talladega. Rather than celebrate this important achievement, a group of “fans” gathered in the stands chose instead to chant an ugly four-letter word and associate it with President Biden. As a result, not only was this young man disrespected and belittled, but his first name has been co-opted to stand for a profanity regarding our president. That is just wrong.

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