Last October, an NBC Sports reporter tried to do damage control when a crowd chanted “F*** Joe Biden” at a NASCAR race. The reporter claimed the crowd showed support for winning driver Brandon Brown by shouting, “Let’s go Brandon!”
The phrase “Let’s go Brandon” immediately became a rallying cry for critics of President Joe Biden. “Let’s go Brandon” has been sung at sporting events, heard on rap songs, and seen on license plates, restaurant signs, shirts, flags, luggage, face masks, and even golf balls.
Democrats may have conducted an extensive search to find their own version of the “Let’s go Brandon” slogan.
That Washington Post reported this week that Democrats spent six months coming up with a catchphrase to hurt Republicans ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. The end result of the six-month research is “ultra-MAGA”.
The term “Ultra-MAGA” was the strategy pioneered by the liberal group Centers for American Progress Action Fund — which is led by Biden’s top adviser, Anita Dunn.
Polls and focus group tests conducted by Hart Research and the Global Strategy Group showed that potential voters viewed the term “MAGA” more negatively than other designations such as “Trump Republicans.”
“In Battlegrounds, more than twice as many voters said they were less likely to vote for someone named ‘MAGA Republican,’ than they were more likely to be,” reported the Washington Post. “The research also found that the description indicates the broad consensus among voters that the Republican Party has become more extreme and power-hungry in recent years.”
Navin Nayak — the president and chief executive officer of the CAP Action Fund — told the Washington Post that “Ultra-MAGA” is a “versatile epithet” because “all of that extremism is captured in that brand.”
“We’re not trying to create a new word,” Nayak added. “That’s how they define themselves.”
President Joe Biden first used the phrase on May 4 when speaking to reporters at the White House about reducing the deficit. biden called “ultra-MAGA” and “MAGA” on 10 separate occasions – primarily used in an attack on Sen. Rick Scotts (R-Fla.) “Save America“to plan.
“This MAGA crowd is truly the most extreme political organization that has existed in American history, in recent American history,” Biden told reporters.
While delivering a statement on the economy on Tuesday, Biden said Second hand “ultra-MAGA” or “MAGA” five times, in reference to former President Donald Trump’s popular campaign slogan.
During a fundraiser in Chicago on Wednesday, President Biden voiced the jargon approved by the focus group three more times.
“But we have to take on the – MAGA Republicans – ‘Make America Great Again’ Republicans. I think they’re the most extreme party,” Biden said at the Democratic National Committee fundraiser. “And that’s the Republican Party now. Not every Republican believes that. But the fact is, they run the show — the MAGA Republicans.”
Also on Wednesday, President Biden addressed the 40th Annual Conference of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers — where he recited the sentence five more times. Biden even called Trump “the great MAGA king.”
“Under my predecessor, the great MAGA king, the deficit went up every year he was president,” Biden said of Trump. “The first year of my presidency — the first year I reduced the deficit — literally reduced the deficit by $350 billion.”
Ashley Parker – who wrote the Washington Post article – written down“Trump ‘loved’ co-opting Biden’s new nickname for him – ‘the great MAGA king’ – and has privately ridiculed Biden and the Democrats’ ‘ultra-MAGA’ taunt as coming from bad branders, who don’t understand the art of marketing.”
Trump responded to being called the “great MAGA king” by sharing a meme of him photoshopped on the cover of a “Lord of the Rings” movie on his Truth Social platform.
Trump also thanked Biden for the compliment: “The great MAGA king is the name Joe Biden now uses to describe me. Thank you Joe MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!”
Also, Rep. Elise Stefanik (RN.Y.) embraced the supposed barb, and explained“I’m Ultra MAGA and I’m proud of it.”
Meanwhile, other Republicans are capitalizing on Democrats trying to make the “MAGA” phrase great again.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is giving away 1,000 “ultra-MAGA” t-shirts.
Trump’s Save America Joint Fundraising Committee is offer “ultra-MAGA” t-shirts for a contribution of $45.
The Washington Post’s report that the set of focus groups was developed appears to contradict a claim made by former White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
On Tuesday, Psaki claims that “ultra-MAGA” “was the President’s expression and the President made those comments himself”. Psaki said President Biden added “ultra” to give “MAGA” a “little extra pop.”
“But I can tell, whether tomorrow or in the coming days and weeks, all of you will continue to hear him speak more about his concerns about the ultra-MAGA Republicans and their agenda,” Psaki told reporters.
Other Democratic leaders have taken the “MAGA” message at the same time as President Biden.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) Second hand the sentence “MAGA Republicans” on Tuesday: “For the MAGA Republicans, it was never about the rights of the states. It was always about abolishing abortion altogether. Tomorrow the Senate will vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act to Protect Abortion Rights. We’ll see where each individual senator stands.”
Democratic Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot called on Thursday, “The most patriotic thing a person can do is fight for their rights. You better believe I will fight for women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, voting rights and any other freedoms the MAGA crowd or the Supreme Court are trying to take.”
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