Hollywood star Rob Schneider took issue with all the Dems who made fun of Trump for four years, (Robert DeNiro said F**k Trump at some awards show and they thought it was high comedy), who now have lost their sense of humor over the ‘Let’s go Brandon chant sweeping the nation.
Specifically, he was referring to all the people who lost their minds over a Southwest Airlines pilot saying “Let’s Go Brandon” over the intercom with Schneider saying “they have lost their souls.”
The pilot said: “We’re heading east at about 107 or 108 mph. Clear visibility, mostly clear skies, about 77 degrees. Thanks for coming out, flying Southwest Airlines, welcome home, and let’s go Brandon.”
Schneider said: “The authoritarians more angry at a Southwest Pilot for saying “Let’s go Brandon” then they are at a President that is pressuring States to fire; Police Officers, Fireman, Nurses and other First Responders who only a year ago were hailed as heroes, is proof they have lost their souls.”
An AP reporter Colleen Long broke the story. She wrote on Twitter: “TFW you’re trying to go on vacation and then the pilot says the very thing you’re working on over the loudspeaker and you have to try to get him to comment but then almost get removed from the plane.”
She added: “Also in defense of the airline, I was asking them to open locked cockpit and probably sounded insane.”
She wrote in the AP:
On Friday morning on a Southwest flight from Houston to Albuquerque, the pilot signed off his greeting over the public address system with the phrase, to audible gasps from some passengers.
Southwest said in a statement that the airline “takes pride in providing a welcoming, comfortable, and respectful environment” and that “behavior from any individual that is divisive or offensive is not condoned.”
Veteran GOP ad maker Jim Innocenzi had no qualms about the coded crudity, calling it “hilarious.”
“Unless you are living in a cave, you know what it means,” he said. “But it’s done with a little bit of a class. And if you object and are taking it too seriously, go away.”
America’s presidents have endured meanness for centuries; Grover Cleveland faced chants of “Ma, Ma Where’s my Pa?” in the 1880s over rumors he’d fathered an illegitimate child. Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson were the subject of poems that leaned into racist tropes and allegations of bigamy.
The authoritarians more angry at a Southwest Pilot for saying“Let’s go Brandon”then they are at a President that is pressuring States to fire;Police Officers, Fireman, Nurses and other First Responders who only a year ago were hailed as heroes, is proof they have lost their souls— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) October 31, 2021
Dude I had a full-on swarm of these lunatics in here tonight. https://t.co/BdbkvSbg3K— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) November 1, 2021