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.
It was the best of times for one billionaire and the absolute worst for another. As President Donald J. Trump buzzed the Daytona 500 crowd in Air Force One and then lead the NASCAR pack on the first lap in “The Beast,” Mike Bloomberg prepped for his appearance on the debate stage amidst a plethora of bad press.
Lest we forget, the former mayor of New York City has a checkered past of saying extremely stupid things about everyone who isn’t, well, him. He opined in 2011 that blacks and Hispanics “don’t know how to behave in the workplace.” Mike claimed he led the bewildered citizens of NYC out of the chaos of 9/11 – never mind that Rudy Giuliani was mayor at that time.
Here’s the gem, however, that sent rural Americans to their keyboards to vent: “I can teach anybody … to be a farmer. It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, you add water, up comes corn.”
From Ohio, David Ables pounced with, “Mike if we have a famine you will know what a farmer does. Farmers have gotten so good at what they do no one worries about food. Too bad politicians haven’t improved as much …”
And then there’s Craig Jones from rural Blue Ridge, VA, who gave us this vivid mental picture: “I think Bloomberg would make a great farmer. He wouldn’t have to bend over to plant his corn.”
A Step Stool and Mean Girls
President Trump held another rally in Arizona at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum. It was a packed house, with thousands more in the overflow areas outside. Meanwhile, in Las Vegas, the Democrats engaged in what feels like at least the hundredth debate.
This time, Michael Bloomberg made the cut. A step stool fitting a billionaire was supplied, and a rumble ensued, though the tiny man did not fare well. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) regurgitated the past missteps of Mike calling women “fat broads,” and – my personal favorite – “horse faced lesbians.” Sanders barked about Bloomberg’s controversial “stop and frisk” policy. The other two, however, didn’t seem to get the “beat up Mike” memo and talked about post-it-note policy.
Liberty Nation’s own Graham J. Noble endured the event and summarized Bloomberg in his stinging style:
“Bloomberg personifies the awful dilemma of today’s Democratic Party; He is the only candidate who understands that dismantling capitalism will lead to disaster but he is also one of the least pleasant human beings on the planet – an elitist with the mentality of an emperor who appears to have nothing but contempt for anyone who is less wealthy than he.”
Bloomberg was bandied about by the field like a badminton birdie but managed to send a few spit balls at his foes as well. At one point, he gave Bernie the stink-eye and said, “What a wonderful country we have. The best-known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. What did I miss here?”
But the best line of the night – perhaps the most honest of the entire election season so far – came when Bloomberg replied to an insane discussion on whether billionaires should even exist. “I can’t think of any better reason,” he said, “for Donald Trump to get re-elected than listening to this conversation.”
And Donald Trump took yet another victory lap in flyover states.
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