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.
Away from the Swamp and on dry land, folks residing between the Appalachians and the Rockies couldn’t decide what was the most titillating political gossip of the week: Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide or the banning of Reps Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from setting foot in Israel.
From realists to conspiracy theorists, foreign policy wonks, and our Jewish friends in flyover states, both subjects created a stage for soapboxes.
Pro BDS? Stay Out of Israel
Tlaib and Omar are proponents of the Boycott Divest Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel and have made antisemitic comments since given the platform of being elected to the United States Congress. Uncontrolled by the Democratic Party elders, their statements have raised the eyebrows of leaders worldwide – and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is one of those leaders.
An organization run by Palestinian activist and BDS proponent Hanan Ashrawi co-sponsored and organized the trip for Omar and Tlaib. The first red flag was the official itinerary for the dynamic duo listed as destination: Palestine.
Aryeh Deri, Israeli Interior Minister, confirmed the congresswomen would be barred from entry, and they have every right to lock the doors. Israel has a law on the books that “prohibits the entry into Israel of those who call for and work to impose boycotts on Israel, as do other democracies that prohibit the entry of people who seek to harm the country.”
Netanyahu doubled down in an official statement: “The two-member congressional visitation plan shows that their intent is to hurt Israel and increase its unrest against it.”
The second “are you kidding me?” gaffe was also pointed out by the prime minister, who noted, “Unlike all Democratic and Republican members of Congress who have visited Israel, they did not request to meet any Israeli officials, either from the government or the opposition.”
There was no diplomatic love extended to the Swamp critters heading to Palestine.
Most flyover folks applauded the decision by Netanyahu and agreed with President Trump that the pair deserved no such respect from one of this country’s greatest allies.
Texan Brian Muzny offered his sarcastic idea for a middle east vacay: “Hey ladies….perhaps you can save your trip by visiting garden spots like Yemen, Sudan, Iran, Pakistan….”
But more middle Americans were praising the decision by Israel for sending a clear message. Patricia Ann Pilkington of Montana joined in the discussion, too. “With Israel’s history they have every right to ban extremists and hate from their country.” Linda Belanger agreed and brought the fight back to American soil, “Yay! Thanks, Israel for helping us out in Michigan and Minnesota. Who’d vote for someone who was denied entry in a sovereign country?”
And Jeff York offered his heartfelt opinion on the woman who cries racist at every turn, “Um, Omar, looks like some people did some things.”
Suicided: No One is Surprised Epstein is Dead
It has been like watching a mashup series between a Tom Clancy novel and the CBS show Criminal Minds to hear the declarations, theories, questions, and a lot of posts on social media that start off with the words, “Isn’t it interesting that …”
Jeffrey Epstein – the financier and convicted sex offender, friend of Bill, hob-nobber with Hollywood elite, royalty, and heads of state around the world – was pronounced dead after a short incarceration at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. Autopsy reports show broken neck bones consistent with manual strangulation and hanging. But no one believes it’s as cut and dried as authorities would like us to believe. At least if Facebook is any indication.
From outright murder to cooling his jets in witness protection program or even Mossad whisking him away to retain him as an asset, theories abounded.
From Peoria, IL, Michael Souba reminded us: “Way too many convenient coincidences …no guards, no cell mate, no video …the man had so much dirt on people in power they couldn’t let him live.” Ohioan Sarah Daniels Rust warned the populace to remain calm, “Don’t get too excited folks. They won’t find any irregularities in his death. It was a natural suicide. It could happen to any of us.”
Ellen Roberts from South Carolina sees a different ending for the charming and wealthy man: “Who is that a picture of? I think he’s still alive!” But she was quickly informed by Lou Minello from Scranton, PA, “Rumor has it he tried to cremate himself after he hung himself but the guards woke up in time to put out the fire.”
Considering the known associates of Jeffrey Epstein and his little black book, Minello might be on to something.