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 crispness in the air between the Appalachians and Rockies have loosened the tongues of flyover folk – and though they howled at the harvest moon this week, they felt compelled to pray for the soul of a political rival. On their minds, of course, was the lack of business – besides the monkey kind – in the hallowed halls of Congress, the death of one of the president’s biggest detractors, and the ridiculousness of red flag gun laws popping up in liberal controlled pockets across the country.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) waffled on a formal impeachment vote after Trump invited the Democrat leader to move forward with the process. Rankled, Pelosi announced: “There is no requirement that we have a vote. So at this time, we will not be having a vote.” The depression, brought about by yet another impeachment tease from Madam Speaker, had die-hard Hillary supporters rushing to up their Xanax dosage.
Oops, he did it again, at least according to Lucy Cowgill in the Scottsdale desert: “Nancy and her minions are dumber than a stick of wood. Trump will ‘trump’ them all!”
The same sentiment reverberated in Saint Leone, IN, as Dale Rieman offered the Speaker a bit of advice: “Now, Pelousy, pay back the Treasury for all of the taxpayer dollars you and your dim cohorts have spent on your dog and pony show. And remember, we have long, long memories of what you have put our nation through.”
Judy Vittetoe of Marshfield, MO, analyzed the secretive process of Pelosi and House Dems, and offered an observation echoed by many. She didn’t call for a formal vote, “Because no one is buying their stories. They keep going after the Repubs. and no one is cooperating. Love it.”
Michigander Ron Quada has monitored the process with a keen eye: “they voted ‘no’ the first time and they would again … they know they would have a target on their backs come Election Day.”
Guns, Guns, Guns
It’s tough to find a sympathetic Hoosier ear for the trials and tribulations our weird friends in the Golden State must bear due to poor liberal policy decisions over the years. This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a radical “red flag” measure that grants enormous power to employers, co-workers, teachers – and any Tom, Dick, or Harry bent on spousal revenge or retribution – to obtain gun violence restraining orders. All one must do is say: “That darn gun owner is a threat to me,” and – poof – the authorities can confiscate your firearm. You know it’s a bad law when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) steps in for Second Amendment rights. They claim, “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States,” and perhaps they are finally on the side of the Republic. This law “poses a significant threat to civil liberties,” and folks the law will empower to wreak havoc on an emotional whim “lack the relationship or skills required to make an appropriate assessment.”
Who knew the ACLU had the fight within? One man who left California to move back to Indiana, Steven Dyszkewicz, was euphoric in his assessment of the situation, breathing a huge sigh relief for living in the sticks:
Way to go Cali! You’ve got the ACLU backing gun owners by saying that the new ‘red flag’ laws could be a serious threat to civil liberties! When a hugely liberal group such as the ACLU calls out a hugely liberal state government for extreme laws and/or policies, that’s saying something! And what it’s saying isn’t very nice for Commiefornia!”
Good-Bye to a Passionate Public Servant
The death of a friend or foe rocks the heartland in ways the coastal elites may not imagine. The seemingly sudden death of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) put the flyover folks at odds with their political leanings, but did not deter social media commenters from taking the high road – and as many observed, it would be extremely unlikely that the Democrats would offer the same. Todd Malmen felt gratitude. “I just want to say thank you to most of my Republican friends, who have risen above their discontent for this man at the time of his death. It shows the difference between the right and the left.”
Linda Sparling, from Edgewood, NM: “I was never a fan – actually didn’t like him much at all BUT there are people who loved him and whom he loved. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.”
From the red state of Texas, Ron Villareal imbued respect for the fallen public servant. “Put aside his politics and theatrics. The man served his country and community to the best of his conscience, we may not agree with it – but he did what HE thought was best.”
A death brings great perspective to people who believe in God and, throughout the heartland, a gracious and hopeful electorate prayed Cummings had been right with his maker. But it was not a time for politics as usual and Kevin Hanes, from Evansville, IN, summed up the majority of sentiment from commenters: “President Trump said these nice things about Cummings because it was the RIGHT thing to do as President. And whether the dems want to believe it or not, our President has a good heart. Cummings has passed away and Trump is paying respects to him and his family.”
And so we’ll close with the gracious and heartfelt words of our president about the loss of a Congressman, political rival, and a man who will be sorely missed by his family and friends: “My warmest condolences … I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!”