Despite carrying candidate Trump to the White House, the Silent Majority aren’t the only inhabitants of the flyover states. There are a few liberal-minded folks mingled in for healthy discussion and debate, and happily existing in what left and right coast hardcore Democrats would consider enemy territory. And if there is to be a victory changing the course of the Trump tide in 2018, the elite Swamp Dwellers would best pay attention to the Midwest in the coming months.
Although the leftist media is propagandizing a victory for any Democrat, anywhere, as with the skewed polling of 2016, winning is not about bashing Trump—and that tired old song will not change the balance of power. Not that the RINOs have helped pass Trump’s aggressive agenda, but at least there is hope that (as with Paul Ryan’s miraculous recovery over tax reform) the ingrained conservative mindset will bubble to the surface and prevail. One can hope.
Not Your Average Liberal
It’s safe to proclaim that Democrats throughout middle America fall into one of three categories: 1.) It is a family tradition; generations have instilled in them their political beliefs. 2.) It’s a Millennial thing – a big thank you to communist professors in our secular institutions. 3.) It’s a right brain issue, the artists and their free spirit ways (yeah, that was just mean-girl smack talk, and I do appreciate their work).
Medley Byers is an architect with a large firm in Indianapolis, Indiana who falls into the Millenial category. Born and raised in a relatively small town, her roots run deep, and her politics tend to Socialism. She was a Bernie Sanders fanatic and vocal opponent against Mrs. Clinton. And believe me, since the Donna Brazile tell-all, her opinion about the Clintons has only deepened. Outspoken in her beliefs, she is frustrated by the lack of qualified candidates.
“It seems many people are discouraged because of the financial investment in running for office. Many of us feel that the candidates out there don’t come close to representing our progressive interests and I cannot find anyone who garners my full support. We (Indiana) have a pro-life Democratic Senator. This does not help move my political agenda forward.”
And if you probe Byers about the Bernie debacle in 2016, and resulting historic presidential election, her frustration with the Democratic Party deepens further:
“I believed all along that she couldn’t beat Trump. He had the people. Bernie had the people, and the will of the people was ignored. I lost a lot of trust with the Party, and I don’t know what they can do to earn it back. “
Jeanne Kane is a right brain kind of gal; an artist of many disciplines and until recently, a diehard Mrs. Clinton fan. But thanks to Donna Brazile’s brave expose of corruption and RICO-esque activities of the Clinton Cartel, Kane is not “with her” anymore. Although she does hope for a female presidential candidate (I wonder if a conservative candidate would do), the taste of bitter disappointment lingers. Kane doesn’t know much about Brazile’s history as an operative, but she appreciates her honesty. I asked her point blank if Brazile ran for president in 2020, would she have her support. Surprisingly, her response was:
“It’s time we had a woman as president. I hate to sound sexist, but the men continue to screw things up, and I think we can do better. How many women in powerful positions do you hear being accused of sexual improprieties or holding men back from succeeding?”
Hey, conservatives, does this sound familiar? We the people elected a man with an America first agenda. And we are allowing RINOs to attack our election results. We have enough problems with the Democrats and now is the time to circle the wagons and push through the policies that have been ignored for generations. I may sound like a broken record, but until the Republican Party gets over losing to an outsider, a centrist of the people, and promotes the Make America Great Again agenda, we may find ourselves in the unfortunate position that our Democratic friends currently hold. If the Democratic Party has learned anything from 2016, the Trump stronghold of middle America may face those wily Democrats who will court the heartland and their solid roots and loyalty. And we can’t let them leave their big cities, invade our turf, and win the rumble.