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.
Still stoking the inferno between President Donald Trump and the hopeful Democratic challenger Joe Biden, heartlanders raised numerous questions after the first of three scheduled presidential debates. Top three conversation threads – both live and on social media – were: Did Mr. Biden cheat? How did Mr. Biden cheat? And what the holy hell did America just witness? An added observation: Tuesday night’s debate did not likely change one vote either way. It appears there are no undecided voters whatsoever despite the perceived efforts of Chris Wallace.
Chris Wallace, avid anti-Trumper and Fox News talking head, spent most of his credibility moderating two testy contestants. Leesa K Donner, Editor-in-Chief of Liberty Nation, assessed the situation almost hilt to the bone:
“His narcissistic synapses firing at warp speed, Fox newsman Chris Wallace could not stop himself from ruining the American people’s opportunity to hear from President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in 2020’s first presidential debate yesterday evening … Wallace spent the entire 96 minutes of the debate adding to the melee instead of tamping down the rebellion … Let’s hope America learned its lesson and never again will Mini-Mike, the insecure shell of his father, take the stage as a moderator of a nationally televised debate.”
Donner was almost timid in her assessment – compared to the good folks in flyover states.
Sharlene Rock, a rural southwestern gal, posted this colorful observation, “This debate is like trying to sort a herd of south Texas white Humpy cows with a Shetland pony and two Blue Heeler pups for help, in a pen made out of hog panels.” And Kyle Roddy, from Tyler, TX, had a critical view of the apparent lack of control, “What channel was the presidential debate on last night? I was scrolling through the channels and kept finding a Jerry Springer special with two old guys pretending to be candidates yelling at each other.”
Did Mr. Biden Cheat Like Hillary Did?
Negotiations early on, leading up to the first showdown, focused on the use of earwigs – much like Mr. Wallace uses as news alerts come in during a broadcast. Specifically, whether or not Mr. Biden would need one actually to answer questions. Photos, memes, and speculation abounded that a wire was used, that the notebook he appeared to read from after every question asked, and the fact he was coherent, led folks to believe he may have been dosed with adrenaline and fed responses.
It was uncanny that each question appeared in the same order as Biden paged through his notebook – and that brought up 2016 when DNC chair and then CNN panelist Donna Brazile gave Hillary Clinton the debate questions in advance. There is no way to convince the not Silent Majority that the fix was in: According to Tim Artz in Landis, NC, “Yes it was fixed Biden had help,” to which Howard Kingsbury in Sevierville, TN, replied, “Get the notebook.”
Lizzie Warynick also observed some hanky-panky at the podium, “Total help AND he had an earpiece in again too! That’s why you could see him listening in it while he was not talking!”
Be A Clown – Everybody Loves A Clown
Mr. Biden made a strong impression on flyover folks in the first presidential debate of 2020. It was one of being a petty, mean-spirited, arrogant man who couldn’t name any law enforcement endorsements and called Antifa an idea and not an organization. At one point, Biden lashed out to call President Trump a “clown,” which resonated with Mr. Wes Wilcox of Arizona: “That was no debate…that was a blatant attack…my clown, My President, crushed it…!!!…Biden has no answers, just attack…I am very proud of my clown…” And he signed off with a new hashtag, # I’ mAClownToo.
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