No one in the heartland wanted to talk about former Trump minion Michael Cohen’s spin on what he thought or felt or saw – although legacy media types did their best to hype it. And Mid-western folks cared not for the hysterics from the left and their doomsday prophecy on the impending implosion of Mother Earth in 2031. The $93 trillion Green New Deal is not a common-sense conversation starter either, with the rural folks. They just smile and brush off the nonsense with a simple “well bless your heart” – a versatile line, which in this case translates to “you are just plain stupid.”
Just another day in the middle of nowhere.
But the Hollywood types – specifically those who find themselves on the d-list or lower – have been making political noise intended to ruffle a few feathers. In most cases, the folks in flyover country either ignore the blatant stupidity, counterattack with educated vigor, or scratch their collective heads and ask: “Who is this person anyway?”
This week, for whatever reasons – weather, weak coffee, loss in agricultural commodity markets – the rural people just couldn’t let it slide.
Ya Just Don’t Get It
Bill Maher believes he is relevant. Host of the HBO show Real Time, Maher went off on a rant about the good people in the middle of America who wish they could live in the city and therefore are acting out and voting red. Not a political or policy genius, this guy, though few folk between the Appalachians and the Rockies would know. In fact, people only found out that Maher essentially passed gas in the church pew after Breitbart published an article on Facebook. Here’s what he said that led heartlanders to enter “who is Bill Maher” into their search engines:
“The blue parts of America are having a big prosperity party while the big sea of red feels like their invitation got lost in the mail – and they still use the mail. The fly-over states have become the passed-over states, that’s why red state voters are so pissed off. They don’t hate us, they want to be us.”
Well, even folks living in blue states are pouring out of the city and heading to greener pastures. Flyover folks are happy where they are at, and are the envy of those stranded in Los Angeles, Chicago, or D.C. – just ask a southern Californian, Ari Molinari:
“As an educated, cultured conservative living in Los Angeles, I doubt decent, moral hard-working Americans living in middle America want to emulate these God-less, soul-less, arrogant, drug-addled, immoral and filthy “elites” who light up buildings in pink to celebrate killing infants. He’s a prime example of the slime.”
According to Julie Jackson of Oklahoma: “Save the stamp. We don’t want an invitation to your world.”
Of course – as leftists are wont to do – Maher doubled-down on the insults and let this gem slide off his old, tired tongue: “We have orchestras and theater districts and world-class shopping. We have Chef Wolfgang Puck, they have Chef Boyardee.”
No one should slam a true American Dream icon. No one.
John Wiemer took the lead in defense:
“Chef Boyardee, Ettore Boiardi immigrated to America at 16. Owned restaurant, and grocery. Went on to pioneer the early canning process to become a leading brand. Produced rations for WWII GIs. Worth $60 million at his death at 87 in 1985. Boiardi was the American dream. Maher shows his education, elitist snobbery, and lack of facts.”
A real Dreamer, and one who contributed to the nation he loved. Maher is no match for those who love and live in the boondocks – many of whom had never heard of him anyway – so he remains irrelevant in political persuading for the left.
Saddle Up for Trump
Another event that caught the eye and praise from the rural people was a horseback ride through the streets of the nation’s capital by men and women waving Trump 2020 flags. The group, Cowboys for Trump, comprise mostly folks from the southern counties in New Mexico who wanted to show their support for the president and his determination to secure their porous border. But they added one last rider, Leo Wolf Portugal, a Native American living in Maryland, who gladly explained: “I’m not quiet about how I love Trump and what he’s doing.”
The ride was a peaceful show of solidarity with Trump and a taste of the life that these rural people live every day. They carried the New Mexico flag, Old Glory, and Trump banners and told anyone who asked that they were riding to “defend life … defend families with our Second Amendment.”
Gavin Clarkson told reporters: “They’re riding to defend the rights of the unborn – the right to life … We’re riding to defend the lives of the young children that are smuggled across our insecure border.”
As you can imagine, patriots across the nation went wild with pride and freely expressed their love of these demonstrating men and women. Trent Mortensen of Safford, Arizona, offered one stellar idea: “The Cowboys need to throw Nancy and Chuck over a saddle and escort them directly to the border then just turn them loose with no security and let them see the importance of the border wall.” And Patricia Treasure described the event, “This was so emotional to watch. Made me proud, but nothing on the news! We need to correct this.”
True American grit. Men and women who wore patriotism like their own well-earned mantle on the mean streets of the Swamp to support a border wall. But the event was, perhaps, summed up best by the youngest rider – Walker Acres, 23, from Las Cruces, New Mexico: “I love immigration, but it’s got to be the legal way. We’ve got to have a little say as to who gets to come into our country.”
And there you have it, folks, a little common sense from cowboys and the followers of Chef Boyardee.