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.
Flyover folks usually are followers of the rules: the golden rule, the rule of law, and the tried and true rule of thumb. But the rules went swiftly out the open window as political discussions turned to COVID-19, why the heck the presumptive Democratic nominee for president is skipping the anointment ceremony in Milwaukee, and whether he plans to take a cognitive test and allow results to be made public.
Rule of Thumb
Former Vice President Joe Biden, still locked away in Delaware, is biding his short time taping videos and making what many believe to be a poor showing. In an interview in concert with the virtual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Mr. Biden was offended at being asked if he would take a cognitive test:
“No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man. That’s like saying to you, before you got on this program if you had taken a test were you taking cocaine or not. What do you think, huh? Are you a junkie?”
So not the same, but that’s Joe Biden, bless his heart. As Xavier Arrisola of Beeville, TX, pointed out, “Lmfao everyone begged 45 to take it, and he passed with flying colors and now crickets with this nut job.”
One man thought Joe had “too many birds sitting on his antenna.” But Cornhusker Jeffrey Barak – an apparently strict observant of the trials and tribulations of the presumptive nominee – asked, “Hey Wuhan Joe, last week you said you were testing your cognitive skills all the time! This week, testing isn’t necessary! What is … testing or not? We’re waiting for you.”
Rules of Engagement
The former vice president is not leaving his basement any time soon. Afraid of the COVID-19 boogeyman bug, his handlers and staff announced this week that Joe would phone in his acceptance of the nomination for president from his home studio in Delaware. How convenient for the godfather of gaffe to prerecord a stellar speech in advance without the distraction of people, lights, shiny objects, and green screens. That led a plethora of Trump people to ask if this was a precursor to bailing out on a live debate with the president. Those dates for the rock’em sock’em robot debates are Sept. 29, Oct. 15, and Oct. 22 – which could make for a classic October no-show surprise.
But according to one heartlander, it isn’t a surprise that “Biden isn’t going to be nominated at all.”
The Golden Rule
If Biden accepts the nomination and if he – as his wife has promised – will debate Trump on stage, the president is being cautioned by a few heartlanders not to be the schoolyard bully. To be, essentially, less Trump-like in approach to an opponent. Debra Saville from Huntsville, OH, offered, “although I will love seeing the debates Trump has a fine line here. He can go hard on him and look like a bully, or if he is too soft, he will look like he is afraid to confront him. But I am sure he will know what to do.”
Play by the Rules
It’s a tense time for all Americans as COVID-19 appears to be revisiting locales that were set free of lockdown. Folks like to have a cold beer, hang out in taverns, shoot pool, and complain about politics. This nation needs to be free. The longer Americans are forced to deal with this pandemic panic, the less likely any bridge will ever span the political divide.
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