While the media and other leftist elites ignore the millions of folks living in “flyover” states, they do so at their own peril; it was this silent majority that put President Trump in the White House. Each week, Liberty Nation gives voice to the hard-working heartlanders who are silent no more.
As the Midwest battened the hatches during a wild and wicked houses-landing-on-witches weather week, moods soured over the recent ridiculousness of the Democratic Party. On tips of tongues – between forecast updates and power outages – flyover folks spent hours discussing a presidential candidate from Indiana, another from Hawaii, and whether or not the Speaker of the House was invoking the wrath of God against the president of the United States of America.
Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend Indiana, Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) dominated the barstools, barns, and social media conversations – and no one was politically correct in their opinions or assessments.
Buttigieg – Just Rolls off the Tongue
Presidential candidate Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg, a man seemingly named after a 1960s folk music group, stuck his nose into the most contentious discussion of the week: Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey signing into law the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban to date. The governor indicated the law would likely be unenforceable, as Roe v Wade is the law of the land – but this bill aims to challenge that decision.
Buttigieg was asked by a reporter to weigh in on the movement throughout the heartland to pass restrictive abortion laws. His non-answer answer was almost comic:
For those who have a strong view about some of these almost unknowable questions around life, the best answer I can give, is that because we will never be able to settle those questions, in a consensus fashion. If by chance, your view on that issue is motivated by faith, I would point out that this is also a moment for people of faith to think about what it means to support policies and politicians who care about lifting up the least among us.”.
Perhaps the most innocent and vulnerable should be a part of the discussion as well. But social media voyeurs were ready to set the mayor straight on a few issues.
Virginian Patricia Lehman wondered, “If this guy is so clueless as to when life begins then what in Hell’s name is he doing running for President? Good grief.” And Hoosier Bill Idzior asked, “What will they tell him to say next?”
Then Buttigieg’s record came up and was compared to another inexperienced politician. As Daniel Nellis said, “Amazing…No real experience except he speaks well and is a Mayor of a City….And people want him to be President of the USA…..Can’t make this up…You would have thought we learned a lesson when we elected a Community Organizer to that position…”
But Robert Pultz pulled no punches: “It’s not at all ‘unknowable.’ According to biology and genetics, a zygote is alive and the fetus is genetically human. What is truly ‘unknowable’ is how such a little pansy-ass ever survived the military.”
Presidential candidate Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) also had her fair share of commentary for a somewhat uncommon interview on The Joe Rogan Experience. Gabbard, in her six-years on the Hill, is one of only a handful of legislators who wants to reach bi-partisan decisions. She’s not your run-of-the-mill Democrat and that makes her a bit dangerous to her kind. And Gabbard decided to let the worst kept secret out of the bag, telling Joe Rogan:
“But very quickly, I would say within the first few days, where we first come in together as Democrats and Republicans, immediately, ‘OK, Democrats go this way, Republicans go this way.’ Immediately separated, and what we’re told right off the bat is, ‘Look, this is about getting wins for our political party.’”
And then she thrust the sword to the hilt:
“…Where you’ll have a bill, that because it is a Democrat bill, Republicans will vote against it, substance aside. Or a Republican bill, Democrats will vote against it just because it is a Republican bill — but then, hey, if they come in a month or a year later and introduce the same bill or a similar bill, but now because it is a Democratic bill, ‘OK everybody, let’s go and support this legislation.’”
One Republican commenter from Ohio went dark. “Someone should do a health and welfare check. The Democrats don’t like dissenters.”
But Julianne from Wisconsin praised Gabbard for taking an honest stand. “I’m Republican but if I was in Hawaii I’d vote for her … not as president until 2024 though,” she said.
Nancy Pelosi, Still Babbling
Our seemingly immortal Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is fretting about President Trump and has offered her own professional medical assessment of the man, calling for his family to stage an “intervention.” She was visibly miffed that Trump bounded away from the negotiating table after she insulted him earlier by claiming he was “covering up” something or other.
But when Pelosi told reporters, and therefore the world, “I pray for the president,” the agonized groans of millions became almost palpable.
From hardscrabble Apache Junction, AZ, Ray Pinter warned, “Trump and Pence need a boatload of security right now, guess who would be President if something happened to them, Nancy!” But Georgia peach Barb Garrett softened the tone, “I think Nancy needs that intervention. Somebody give her a bag so she can find her marbles!” And from Pennsylvania, Donna Brazzon received the most kudos for “She needs to pray for herself. Anyone who condones the murder of babies up until birth are on the side of Satan. Do you really think God answers prayers of people like you?”
It was a tough week for the handful of Democrats scattered throughout flyover country. For candidate Buttigieg, it appears to be just a matter of time before he is kicked off the stage. Representative Gabbard will soon feel the wrath of an unappreciative Democrat Congress, and Madam Speaker, well, it’s just a kick to watch her twist and squirm in the vortex of the Trump tornado.
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