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Knee-deep in a weird weather winter, heartlanders spent countless hours not so politely railing against the antics of liberals and progressives in North America. President Joe Biden lost his temper – again – and made himself look more foolish and incompetent in the eyes of flyover folks. Another character being labeled a fool across the prairies and plains is none other than a 1960s icon of free speech, who now believes the First Amendment might not be worth fighting for. And topping it all off, we had ourselves a regular C.W. McCall convoy moment in history.
Pulling the Threads to Unravel a Presidency
Fox News’ White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked the president a simple question this week: whether skyrocketing inflation will be a “political liability ahead of the midterms.” The president responded: “What a stupid son of a b–ch.” At least he didn’t use a cackle to deflect the absence of a legitimate answer. Flyover folks stepped up the chatter about symptoms of dementia and the lack of competence they see in how the country is being run. Yet, believe it or not, one online news outlet published an essay “How Trash Talk Can Save Biden’s Presidency,” advising more temper tantrums are the cure for what ails thee at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Attacks will show that Joe Biden is a virile, competent leader. Hurtling insults at journalists, voters, and Congress may give the man the ability to “harness his voice.” Yes, the “essay” laid out the insults to be used effectively. Unfortunately, it didn’t go over well with the non-elites in ‘Merica.
From Woodville, MS, Carrie Percy Carter reminded social media surfers: “So when a Republican talks ugly, he/she must immediately be removed at any cost. But the media glorified Biden like it’s needed? WAKE UP, AMERICA.” And patriot Tom Hessick down in the Old Pueblo, Tucson, AZ, opined, “Senile Joe has made a career out of trash-talking, temper tantrums and angry, nasty outbursts. He has never been able to respond to difficult questions, even before dementia.”
Keep on Rocking in the Free World
Neil Young was once a proponent of the freedom to smoke dope, live in communes, pass around free love, and most importantly, speak one’s mind. This past week, the man who sang songs bemoaning the Vietnam War, uptight guys in suits, and those ignorant southern men found out about the free market. Enraged that Joe Rogan had a podcast on Spotify, Young demanded the man be removed from the platform. He leveled his insistence with an ultimatum: It’s him or me. Spotify ignored him, and Young’s music is now gone from the platform – and cheers went up throughout the land of the free.
Lisa Hollowell Mowell spoke up from her perch in Kansas City, MO, “What happened to the anti-establishment freedom singer he used to be? I never thought I would see the hippies stand with the government and against the people.” And as Lynyrd Skynyrd sang, “southern man don’t need him around, anyhow.” Oh, how the mighty have tumbled in relevancy.
Breaker, Breaker One -Nine
In the case of an elite underestimating the power of the people, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stooped to Clinton-style name-calling as a convoy of thousands descended upon the Canadian capital city to send a clear message of rebellion against government overreach. Almost as piqued as when he was busted wearing blackface, Trudeau attempted to stem the tide of the peasants and launch an attack against over-the-road truckers protesting vaccine mandates.
Heartlanders lined up to lend support to their North American brothers and sisters when Trudeau, faced with an epic display of unsanctioned behavior, claimed: “The small fringe minority of people who are on their way to Ottawa, who are holding unacceptable views that they are expressing, do not represent the views of Canadians.”
Unacceptable views? Canadians lamenting their leader brought up facts that made Americans smile ear to ear. One was that Trudeau turned off traffic cams in hopes of concealing the masses of trucks thumbing their nose at the government. The PM appeared shaken and retreated to parts unknown but left a parting shot that angered the freedom-loving Canucks. He claimed anti-vaxxers “are very often misogynistic and racist. It’s a very small group of people, but that doesn’t shy away from the fact that they take up some space.” This could be why they decided to take up space in Ottawa – out of spite.
Trudeau went further: “This leads us, as a leader and as a country, to make a choice: Do we tolerate these people?” Seriously?
In Plymouth, MN, Phil Johnson pledged his support to the protesters: “Truckers are a pretty important group to the supply chain to write off. Plus, have you seen the support of regular folks in the overpasses?” In Kingman, AZ, Donna Buchanan was ready to roll alongside, stating emphatically, “Thank you, truckers, for standing up for our freedoms!”
As the vast convoy barreled towards Parliament Hill, supporters lined the streets and cheered for the unsung heroes, and somewhere, C.W. McCall felt his heart swell with pride. And just like that, Canadians everywhere are now chanting #Let’sGoJustin!
~ Read more from Sarah Cowgill.