Oakland, Ca. (Special to Informed Comment; Feature) – I love how Republicans are using the romance of pop star Taylor Swift and football great Travis Kelce to forecast and promote their own political doom. They’re crying, “This is how we’re gonna’ lose and it’s not fair.” They are “swift-boating” themselves, and they have my permission.
Having seen every Super Bowl since 1966, this is the first one where media focus is divided between the game and America’s favorite power couple. Republicans have abdicated ownership of the manliest game in America to the Snowflake Collective. They’re having an apoplectic fit at Fox-MAGA world for many reasons; mainly the romance of Swift and Kelce.
Let’s connect the dots: Swift is part of the deep state conspiracy to rig the election in favor of Joe Biden. She’s a psyop (psychological operative) within the Pentagon and a tool of the deep state, who endorsed Democratic candidates in Tennessee. Swift also expressed regret over not speaking out sooner against Donald Trump, and they just hate it when globally famous female superstars diss on them. They also can’t figure out why Young Republican men have trouble finding dates.
Her steady Kelce was one of the few white players to take the kneeldown in honor of the BLM movement. He’s been a pro-vax spokesman for Pfizer and other progressive causes.
In MAGA world, the Super Bowl is a deep fix orchestrated by the Deep Left of the Deep State to sew up the 2024 Election on Super Bowl night. The Chief’s will win, and America’s new power couple will announce their endorsement of Joe Biden. I’m already collecting my popcorn for the big reveal. The fix is so deep that all other AFC playoff teams (Dolphins, Bills and Ravens) willingly rolled over for the Chiefs to set this plot afoot.
Why do Republicans hate Swift? SF Chronicle’s Ann Killion noted, “She sets up voter registration tables at her concerts and has encouraged millions of young people to register. She treats her employees great, handing out $55 million in bonuses to her roadies and staff. Her charitable contributions include food banks, survivors of sexual assault, cancer organizations, public schools, animal groups and disaster relief. She’s a force — for good and for girls. Now, all that power is benefiting the NFL.” Killion summarized, ““The entertainment star has done the seemingly impossible: Swift has made the NFL even bigger. It’s no wonder that so many men are acting like third-grade boys afraid of cooties.”
With her fan base, Swift is lining up her constituency of teenage girls to get out the vote for Biden. I hope she covers Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues,” so we can hear her say, “I’d like to help you girl, but you’re too young to vote.”
Swifties are naturally offended by the GOP, especially after that Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Meanwhile the Fox News Cheer Team (their female newscasters), are especially bug-eyed with their mouth-breathing assessments. Other choice panic attacks have been expressed by other MAGA supplicants:
Jack Posobiec: “They’re gearing up for an operation to use Taylor Swift in the election against everything: against Trump, for Biden, they’re gonna get her and all you know they call them the Swifties they’re going to turn those into voters, you watch.” OK.
Laura Loomer said, “The Democrats’ Taylor Swift election interference psyop is happening in the open . . . It’s not a coincidence that current and former Biden admin officials are propping up Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. They are going to use Taylor Swift as the poster child for their pro-abortion GOTV Campaign.” Fine.
Jack Lombardi warned, this conspiracy, “. . . has one purpose, to capture and manipulate the feelings of American women.” They know Trump can’t beat the Legion of Swifties, so they’re forfeiting the 2024 Election in advance, to hasten the riots they’ve wanted since January 6.
SF Chronicle’s Scott Ostler reminds us that Taylor has all the qualifications for president that Trump does: “A president who is a preening pop celebrity who spends hours a day on their makeup and hair, whose only qualification for office is the power to draw crowds of adoring, hypnotized followers. Let’s not get sucked into that kind of silliness.” THAT’S what they’re afraid of.
For all those worried about Western Civilization and Democracy, fear not. The Fox-MAGA echo chamber is half the size of the echo chamber for the mostly civilized world. The only thing I’m betting on is that no hearts and minds will be changed between the final gun of the Super Bowl and the 2024 Election. Echo, echo, echo . . . and get out the vote!