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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.

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[-] mipadaitu@lemmy.world 470 points 1 week ago
[-] A_Union_of_Kobolds@lemmy.world 348 points 1 week ago
[-] Conyak@lemmy.tf 291 points 1 week ago

It’s fucking hilarious! This is exactly how you respond to something so utterly ridiculous.

[-] GladiusB@lemmy.world 105 points 1 week ago

Troll the trollers. I'm here for it! I want my president to be smarter than the dumb conspiracies I'm being forced fed by the morons!

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[-] RememberTheApollo_@lemmy.world 291 points 1 week ago

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.”

[-] BeardedGingerWonder@feddit.uk 136 points 1 week ago

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.

[-] Zink@programming.dev 34 points 1 week ago

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!

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[-] urist@lemmy.blahaj.zone 33 points 1 week ago

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.

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[-] cabron_offsets@lemmy.world 29 points 1 week ago

They’re servile morons.

[-] laughterlaughter@lemmy.world 28 points 1 week ago

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.

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[-] yokonzo@lemmy.world 44 points 1 week ago

Remember to vote this year yall

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[-] Taco2112@lemmy.world 33 points 1 week ago

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?

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[-] ohlaph@lemmy.world 82 points 1 week ago

So damn hilarious.

[-] Semi-Hemi-Demigod@kbin.social 77 points 1 week ago

I figured some dumb politics thing would be how I found out who won. Goddammit.

[-] GladiusB@lemmy.world 24 points 1 week ago

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

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[-] Rebooturwayout@lemmy.world 69 points 1 week ago

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

[-] xc2215x@lemmy.world 51 points 1 week ago

Good for Joe.

[-] nutsack@lemmy.world 42 points 1 week ago
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