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 a week of heroes rising to the battle and zeros infesting the Swamp as witness after witness took the stand in the impeachment charade. Throughout the weeklong bombardment of the likes of Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jerry Nadler (D-NY) talking out both sides of the mouth, culminating in Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) asking for articles of impeachment, some Americans rose to the challenging occasion while others drowned in their own pools of desperation.
Working for months like carpenter ants to irritate the electorate and overthrow a duly elected president, congressional Democrats paraded witness after witness in front of the television cameras to complain about Trump. For all the good it did, namely angering flyover country and amusing the president to some degree, a handful of the left lunatic fringe caught middle America’s attention and made the Zeros list:
Zero #1 – Rep. Jerry Nadler, the man often mistaken for Jabba the Hutt’s cousin, was forced to face his younger, rounder self, in a resurgence of videos from the William Jefferson Clinton impeachment proceedings way back in 1998. In a now infamous clip, Nadler proclaimed:
“And we must not do so without an overwhelming consensus of the American people. There must never be a narrowly voted impeachment or an impeachment supported by one of our major political parties and opposed by the other … There is far from sufficient evidence to support the allegations. And the allegations, even if proven true, do not rise to the level of impeachable offenses.”
The internet was in its infancy during the olden days and Nadler probably didn’t expect so much access in 2019 to information by the public. His new stance in direct conflict with his rounder self had some folks head-scratching and others channeling the local high school mean girl.
Steve Anderson in New Mexico was on the mean team, as he emasculated Jerry and asked God to smite the Speaker, saying: “Jerrold Nadless made HIS televised statement regarding the Clinton proceedings, however, he HAS lost a little weight since then … but the stammering woman before us this morning, Ms. Pelosi, almost had an air of ‘piety’ about her, as she sucked her teeth, and declared indignantly that she ‘prays’ for the President daily, and then in the next breath called him a coward.”
Zero # 2 – Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan, who, as the star constitutional authority for the Democrats, drew the ire of nearly everyone for her liberal elitist remarks and for insulting the president while using his 13-year-old son, Barron, as a prop with her remark “So while the president can name his son ‘Barron,’ he can’t make him a baron.”
Was she attempting humor? Did she believe the audience of mostly leftists could understand the Constitution?
Ann Rosenstein in Minnesota called her out, saying: “That cut against the President’s son Barron was scripted. So was the question that prompted it. These people have sunk to a new low. Her apology was meaningless. They have no shame.” Arkansan Daniel Allbritton saw through the pathetic attempt as well. “I’m sure she rehearsed and thought it was clever,” he said. “I wouldn’t be surprised to hear she performed the line for like-minded friends. If so, I’m sure they were thoroughly entertained.”
Americans, not so much.
In what appears to be Republicans finally putting a collective boot up the darkest of recesses the Democrats keep covered, several unlikely heroes emerged and had middle Americans boisterously cheering them on. But it wasn’t the well-known folks who were stepping into the lion’s den to battle for the righteous.
Hero # 1 – Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who took umbrage to the angry, progressive, harpy-like Professor Karlan for using Barron Trump as a sticking point, responded: “When you invoke the president’s son’s name here, when you try to make a little joke out of referencing Barron Trump, that does not lend credibility to your argument. It makes you look mean.”
He then proceeded to bring up her less than unbiased past of political donations to Democratic candidates and a few other unsavory actions. Well, she got her knickers in a knot and interrupted the congressman one too many times. Testily, raising his voice, Gaetz said, “you do not get to interrupt me this time.”
Mike McGee in New Mexico was nearly apoplectic with excitement, exclaiming, “Gaetz is kicking butt and taking names! Finally.”
Hazel Baker Evans of Houston, TX, brought the sentiment home, saying, “I am so glad the Republican Party has found their back-bone … They are standing up and speaking out against the hateful things the Democrat party has said and done to this country. I am so proud of the men and women of the Republicans Party they had to sit through this kangaroo court today. God bless you all!”
Hero #2 – An unlikely ally for Trump, Jonathan Turley, a Republican anti-Trumper and George Washington University professor. Turley turned to common sense and constitutional expertise, irritating the Democrats by saying:
“I get it. You’re mad. The president’s mad. My Republican friends are mad. My Democratic friends are mad. My wife is mad. My kids are mad. Even my dog seems mad. And Luna’s a golden doodle, and they don’t get mad. So we’re all mad. Where has that taken us? Will a slipshod impeachment make us less mad? Will it only invite an invitation for the madness to follow every future administration?”
He then added that George Washington’s powdered wig would be on fire over this impeachment circus. Heroes and zeros abound, but the common sense heartlanders can easily decipher the good guys from the bad. And they stick to their loyalty to God, country, and family.
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