Editor’s Note: 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.
Yes, it happened. As expected to some degree, Democrats in the House of Representatives, in a strictly partisan pile on, voted to impeach President Donald Trump this week – just hours before the anniversary of President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 for perjury and obstruction of justice. It was nearly a symbolic payback. Nearly, as it was instead a process that alienated even more Americans and ticked up Trump’s approval ratings. It appears the Dems enjoy shooting themselves in the foot these days.
There have been interesting educational opportunities during the impeachment mini-series and Heartlanders who understand the process are quick to point out the follies of our elected officials. Yes, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made Santa’s list for receiving a high school civics textbook.
Unable to contain herself, AOC took a swipe at fellow legislator, Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), for voting “present” and then claiming the removal of the president “must be in the hands of voters.”
AOC mistakenly believed now was a good time to respond with this germane thought: “Today was very consequential, and to not take a stand one way or another, on a day of such great consequence to this country, I think is quite difficult. We are sent here to lead.” It appears “consequential” and its many derivatives was on her word of the day calendar.
Perhaps she should invest next in a pocket Constitution and then spend her vacay days reading and rereading it. You see, AOC, you were not sent to lead; you were sent to represent. Period. And one former U.S. Army Special Forces Sgt., Shannon Hunter, attempted to simply explain AOC’s inaccuracies to her:
“Represent, not lead. That’s the problem. You think that you’re above the people, but you are not. You’re not a leader, you’re a messenger pigeon. Try to do a better job of acting on the will of the people of your district while you are still in office.”
From Wells, MN, Steve Hargis advised: “News flash if AOC critiques you know you have made the right decision. She is the poster child for Anti American rhetoric.”
The sentiment was echoed repeatedly, including from West Lake Beach, IL, where Joseph Volpendesta said: “You were sent there to serve! You are nothing more than the hired help,” to which one flyover friend in Omaha, NE, replied, “I’ll have a cheeseburger medium well, lettuce, tomato, & onion and a side order of French-fries please!”
No one would try that line with Tulsi.
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