"Make America Great Again," or "MAGA," is a clear symbol of Trumpism.
Those blindingly red hats with the slogan on them are so recognizable that there has been a cultural movement in response to the slogan: slogans such as "Make America Gay Again" or "Make Donald Drumpf Again" have emerged as counter-protests to the secessionism of Trump.
However, it's not a symbol liberals have adopted as a counterstance uniformly. Though someone recently tried to make that into an option.
I think Blue Maga is a bad idea to start acting like the cult we just got rid of. Its our time to set a GOOD exampl… https://t.co/JCHStHc9I3— 🇲🇨 Female VoR 🇺🇲 🌊🌊💙 (@🇲🇨 Female VoR 🇺🇲 🌊🌊💙)1607055336.0
The hats, which are blue and say "Made America Great Already," seem like a feeble attempt to take back the phrase from Trump's followers, and hold some serious traces of the cult of personality that have defined Trump's presidency and supporters.
For the love of all the good that is left in our lives now, please DO NOT make blue MAGA a thing. We will NOT be friends, EVER.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1607053324.0
We already have Blue MAGA. It's called not being MAGA.— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1607055983.0
@BidenHarrisHats Ummmmm .... https://t.co/TvH0AZtlD8— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@Hoodlum 🇺🇸)1607055024.0
@BidenHarrisHats https://t.co/R58qs28WXF— Eric Haywood (@Eric Haywood)1607050122.0
@BidenHarrisHats We just got done with one cult. We don't need another. Take all of those damn hats and create a b… https://t.co/sfniiwlPAp— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1607054296.0
Trump's supporters were often very loud and vocal about their support for him; waving MAGA flags in their front yards, or on their clothing and bumper stickers.
The left, conversely, has avoided such symbols in their political campaigns, preferring instead to focus on policy.
Y'all know if we wanted a Blue MAGA, we would have just voted for Bernie, right?— I Smoked America's Drunk Melted Face Mayor (@I Smoked America's Drunk Melted Face Mayor)1607056384.0
blue maga . . . we just—😟 https://t.co/aG1eES1YC8— princess guinevere (@princess guinevere)1607055962.0
Stop trying to make BLUE MAGA happen! It’s not going to Happen! @BidenHarrisHats #BlueMAGA https://t.co/tDg3ML3M6E— ThaCynic (@ThaCynic)1607058075.0
Blue MAGA? NO!!!! STOP COMMERCIALIZING the presidency. Look what happened to our country when a cult branded and me… https://t.co/oQT6R3iN7t— 🎙Dr. Comments-A-Lot 🇺🇸🇨🇺 (@🎙Dr. Comments-A-Lot 🇺🇸🇨🇺)1607086861.0
@BidenHarrisHats "What if we made the nazi hats blue and sold them"— Herman Candy Cain (@Herman Candy Cain)1607038730.0
Meanwhile, Biden's motto-"Build Back Better," seems to stand in stark contrast to the idea of MAGA: While MAGA implies some sort of tie and longing for the past, "Build Back Better" specifically focuses on the future.
"I don't think you can ever have an honest politics that revolves around the word again," former Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg would often say on the campaign trail.
Buttigieg would go on to endorse Biden.
@BidenHarrisHats How do none of y’all feel embarrassed— Vonté (@Vonté)1607042925.0
@BidenHarrisHats it's ok you rlly don't have to appropriate white supremacist rhetoric for a meme— ariel (@ariel)1607031001.0
@BidenHarrisHats NO— TATIANNA (@TATIANNA)1607106714.0
@BidenHarrisHats Hey, You shouldn’t have done this and you should feel bad about the decision you made— Rory Blank (@Rory Blank)1607044641.0
The hats have been universally panned from people who voted for the Biden/Harris ticket.
Hopefully the "fad" of Blue MAGA will never catch on and simply be a small mistake relegated to the archives of December 2020.