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.
The pomp and circumstance of inaugural ceremonies-past was replaced this week by a small viewing audience, three former presidents, zero protests, and 25,000 bored National Guard troops as Joe Biden took the oath and proceeded to call for unity – a lot. Just by way of clarification, he called for unity a lot. Unfortunately, most flyover folks failed to tune in, and many more probably felt an overwhelming desire to shove the word “unity” into one of the new administration’s oval orifices.
Much like President Trump, successor Biden spent his first day undoing and reinstating what the previous administration had undone, infuriating the hard-working heartlanders who had enjoyed a three-year run of job growth and economic expansion. And to top it off? Those guard troops were shuffled off into a parking garage for the duration of their stay. That’s a fine how-do-you-do from an ungrateful Congress just days ago too frightened to come out and do the business of the people.
Thanks, but Now You Are in Our Way
All National Guard troops were ordered to leave the Capitol on Thursday and told to take rest breaks during their 12-hour shifts outside. Troops relocated to the Thurgood Marshall Judicial Center garage, where they had the luxury of one restroom, one electrical outlet, and no internet. Good times in the old town tonight. Way to stay classy, Swamp people.
One guardsman reportedly told Politico:
“Yesterday, dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands, and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed.”
Short memories, these folks possess. Aaron Wood from Glen Ellyn, IL, expressed his frustration: “Such a shame. Our soldiers deserve better. At least a great Republican American and freshman Congressman Madison Cawthorn (NC), brought them pizza. He hand-delivered it himself — all while in a wheelchair.”
Yes, Mr. Cawthorn was a tad angry and tweeted: “No soldier will ever, ever sleep on a garage floor in the US Capitol while I work in Congress — Our Troops deserve better.”
And no one disagreed.
Blah, Blah, Blah
So, the inaugural lacked a certain je ne sais quoi – except for the outstanding performance by Lady Gaga – and belied the damage the new president could inflict in one sitting after taking the oath. In a few swipes of a ceremonial pen. Biden killed the Keystone Pipeline and re-upped for the Paris Climate Accord, costing thousands of American jobs as he scribbled away.
Fredi Krieg in the four-corners region of New Mexico wasn’t pleased with the president: “Day 1 has taken a toll on the steel industry. Our legs have been taken out from under us. All the gains we had made are gone. Thanks.”
But back to the inauspicious inaugural ceremony itself: YouTube, for some reason unbeknownst to mere mortals, was quick to turn off notifications on President Joe Biden’s White House page. The Uniter-in-Chief was performing poorly in the praise department, and that couldn’t be allowed on day one, now, could it? With a scant 116,000 views (where are those 8o million voters?), the video clip had much more than twice as many dislikes as likes. It was big tech to the rescue, disabling the ability to comment. From Chickamauga, GA, Robert Basham hinted that the fix was in by reminding: “They don’t want to hear what Americans really think of him and his Communist Party.” Basham might be a tad critical since he is a quality control manager for a steel plant.
Perhaps Mr. Biden can’t handle the truth. Now, where have we heard that before?
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