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.
Folks from east of the Rockies to west of the Appalachians are crowing about illegal immigration and Attorney General William Barr’s Mueller Report press conference. The political fodder, almost eclipsing talk of the high school baseball season and the timing of when farmers would be able to get into the field for planting, kept flyover social media voyeurs in stitches.
NIMBY Alert! (not in my back yard)
President Trump kicked off a wild week of chatter with an ominous Twitter warning that he may send truckloads of illegals to sanctuary cities and turn them loose to run amok among the elitist left:
“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only….”
You would have thought the man was releasing patient zero with a bad case of Rubella to San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City, such were the reactions by liberal leaders and celebrities. Cher changed her mind on illegal immigration, tweeting in sheer desperation: “…If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own (Many Are VETS) How Can it Take Care Of More?” The capitalization of every word was especially poignant.
Iowan Julian Herrera was quick to observe: “I know I will always remember where I was, what I was doing, and who I was with when The Donald used his magic wand to turn Cher into a Republican.”
Trump’s trolling sparked an immigration flip-flop by Democrats worthy of ordering Dramamine by the pallet. After the initial shock wore off from the people’s representatives on the left, one or two PR savvy elected officials readied for the national game of immigrant chicken.
Mayor-elect of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, was the first to see the possibilities of massive press coverage by opening the city to thousands of people with no money and no green card. After first dismissing Trump’s tweet as “provocative” she continued with the bienvenido script:
“We are a city that is a sanctuary city. We have immigrants from all over the world who call Chicago their home. They’ll continue to do that, and we’re going to continue to make sure that this is truly a welcoming community for those immigrants and we want them to come to the city of Chicago.”
The new mayor was slammed by 75% of commenters on ABC 7 Chicago news. Darlene De Nike wrote, “Watch them raise the tax once again on the people of Chicago!! Pretty soon the only people left in Chicago will be the welfare recipients!” And Christine Register agreed. “Chicago is making Indiana rich with their high taxes and high crime rates. People are moving out of Illinois to fast they are almost bankrupt. This is going to be interesting.”
But John Noble brought the conversation around with, “If they don’t fix the potholes the illegals will leave out of frustration within days.”
Barr’s Press Conference
Trump’s trolling sparked an immigration flip-flop by Democrats worthy of ordering Dramamine by the pallet.
And Trump patriots came out to play.
Rosemary Richards stuck to the theme: “As long as you’re our President, I am having a great day. Thanks.” She was followed by Nieda Capone, who praised the soldiers as well. “This should never have happened to you Mr President and, because of your leadership and competence it will never happen again! Thank you sir and thank you to all these amazing heroes by your side!”
Marvin Donald Diehl summed the sentiments up: “In reality America is having a good day. America and Americans should have the same feeling today that they had when Trump was elected president.”
There is always one turd in the celebratory punchbowl and that label was awarded to this man, Steven Finnegan, who stated, “Reading the report now. Lol. It does not look good for trump y’all. Wow.” Yep, he was rapidly filleted and summarily dismissed. He slunk off after others who did read the report asked some tough questions – which included from what page they gleaned their information.
A tough and intelligent crowd to debate these days.
All in all, it was a good week for the leader of the free world and for folks in flyover nation who are happy to say all day long, “I told ya so.” Now, if Trump would just do something about those potholes.