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.
Harkening back to the Jimmy Carter years, when fuel shortages plagued the country and long lines were the norm at filling stations, folks in the southeastern states struggled to remain calm at the pumps. As Hamas attacked Israel and the U.S. seemingly tagged out the international crisis, Heartlanders of a certain age remember 1979. Iran took U.S. Embassy hostages in Tehran to protest another of Carter’s humanitarian decisions. These days, there is even more disdain for the decisions being made at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It may be hard to fathom, but there is no love for Biden from half of the nation.
What a week.
The 1970s gave us timeless music, bell-bottoms, the cheese fondue craze, and polyester Angel Flights. John Travolta wore them well enough in the blockbuster Saturday Night Fever. We also had a gas shortage and energy crisis. In 2021, Colonial Pipeline was hacked, the eastern seaboard ran out of gas, and everyone feared the worst was yet to come. President Biden assured us there would be no shortages and to relax. He would throw more money at education to stop these hackers. Heartlanders snarled in response.
In St Louis, MO, Mike Knopf grumbled, “With Joe, we have so much to look forward to. Soaring prices – Long lines – Shortages – Outages.” And Everett Buettner in Neillsville, WI, asked: “Why has Joe Biden not dispatched his secret weapon to solve the gas shortage? Hunter was paid $180,000 a month for his expertise in this field … and we’re not going to utilize that skill set?”
Where is Hunter these days?
But on yet another disturbing front, this week saw Hamas attack Israel, Israel respond, and the Biden administration sit on the sidelines.
With Friends Like the U.S …
Arab riots in several areas, including the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem’s Old City, soon turned into an all-out battle between Israel and Hamas. More than 1,000 rockets were launched from the Hamas-ruled area of Gaza, prompting airstrikes in response. Both sides experienced collateral damage. Liberty Nation’s Jim Fite summed up the political blowback in the Swamp:
“Meanwhile, back in the States, President Biden is under fire from both major parties for his lack of action. Many Republicans want him to take action against Hamas, while several of the more progressive Democrats demand he take a stand against Israel.”
Bill Detert asked us: “Can $100,000,000.00 of U.S. aid to Palestine be used to buy missiles?”
Good Luck on That Unity Thingy
This current administration, calling for unity, will have a devil of a time getting heartlanders to do their bidding as the continual ramping up of crises begins to take a heavy toll on those outside the Beltway. But Red Staters may finally have a bit of muscle in shouldering the concerns of Mr. Biden’s actions.
Just this week, 120 generals signed a letter calling out the actions taken under the Biden administration. Called into question was the crisis at the southern border, the “free flow of information” or lack thereof, China, losing our energy independence, and the “hard left turn towards socialism.” The letter says America is in “deep peril.” The warning shot was released by Flag Officers 4 America.
Oh, and another thing these retired military leaders were on edge about: Biden’s health. One bullet point reads:
“The mental and physical condition of the Commander in Chief cannot be ignored. He must be able to quickly make accurate national security decisions involving life and limb anywhere, day or night. Recent Democrat leadership’s inquiries about nuclear code procedures sends a dangerous national security signal to nuclear armed adversaries, raising the question about who is in charge. We must always have an unquestionable chain of command.”
So, do we have an unquestionable chain of command? Not according to New Mexican Stan Mobley, who has the last rant today:
“SSHHHHHH! Sleepy’s put a lid on it again – he needs his sleep. Stop wondering why he hasn’t called the crisis at the border a crisis. Someone told him not to. He refuses to support Israel in their time of need. Someone told him not to. The gas crisis? ‘We need to train more people in cyber warfare.’ Someone told him that, too. ‘Pipelines aren’t important anyway’ some —hole wrote that on the tele-prompter for him…We better find out who someone is, and fast!”
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