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.
The Democrat clown car was loaded to capacity — and then some — and heading for the Swamp as presidential hopefuls one-upped their own outlandish campaign promises as they bounced and bumped across the nation hurtling toward the history books. Although progressives cheered and elitists gulped for air, folks in flyover country ordered another round of Stella Artois, a few more deep-fried salty snacks with Ranch dressing, and settled in to watch the spectacle.
This week was one for the ages.
The Bern – Feels Like a Rug Burn
Crazy began in earnest when Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) declared that convicted felons – even still serving prison sentences – should have the right to vote. Appearing on CNN’s presidential candidate town hall, he told his audience:
“Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away and you say, ‘Well, that guy committed a terrible crime, not going to let him vote. Well, that person did that. Not going to let that person vote,’ you’re running down a slippery slope.”
He’s talking about allowing convicted Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the right to have a say in the direction this country should steer toward. He is a “terrible” person, and frankly, no one cares what he feels or thinks – including former pop-star Cher.
After she dissed President Trump’s idea of dropping bus loads of illegals in sanctuary cities by stating the obvious – “We can’t take care of our own people” – she went all in and blasted the frumpy socialist for his lame-brained idea:
“Does Bernie Sanders really believe [people] in prison who are murderers!? Rapists!? Child Molesters!? Boston bombers… still deserve the right to vote!?”
It was a question to her 3.65 million Twitter followers, who were once again shocked at her tone.
Sitting at Robie’s bar in the tiny rural town of Attica, Indiana, one couple watched the television tuned to Fox News, snickering and snorting over the appearance that Cher was becoming a conservative.
But when pressed to weigh in on allowing felons of every type to vote, they both shook their heads, took long pulls on their beers, and asked “where do we begin?”
The woman, an out-of-towner named Julianne, finally sighed and answered. “The Democratic Party is trying to destroy this nation. Illegals should vote. Felons should vote. All the while the rights of Americans – privacy, free speech, due process – are being taken away at every turn.”
Her companion nodded his head and offered, “Bernie told his audience, ‘At the end of the day what is most important to me is to see that Donald Trump is not re-elected.’ And yet it seems most of the Democrat candidates are acting in a way that will ensure that Trump does get reelected.”
Then they clinked bottles and toasted President Trump, and all was right in the world once again.
And Then Gropey Joe Made It Official
After much sniffing about and testing the air with a licked finger, former Vice President Joe Biden, at age 76, appearing tanned, toned, and serious, announced his candidacy via video on Twitter. He went all folksy in an effort to appeal to rural deplorables, who he feels might like his brand of old white guy better than the brand of old white guy Trump is putting forth.
He yammered on and on.
“The core values of this nation… our standing in the world… our very democracy…everything that has made America America is at stake.”
It was quickly followed by another Tweet asking for campaign donations and, of course, President Trump reacted:
“Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty – you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!”
Most folks in the upper Midwest agreed with Trump’s take on the situation. From Cottonwood, Minnesota, Jason Nurmi crowed, “And the list of losers get longer.” Another Facebooker, South Dakotan Jim Darling, followed with, “Ah… that 20th century smell JOE BIDEN AND OLD SPICE.” Not to be outdone in the Mount Rushmore state, Myron Lord called Biden a true “hands on” president while Kevin Reagan went all in with a ticket theme: “Biden/Cortez. 2020. ‘THE GROPE A DOPE’ ticket
‘Brains like a butterfly, brains like a bee.’”
Biden has a healthy lead in the polls – one survey had Biden ahead of all other Democrat contenders, including Sanders, by a healthy margin. He probably has a clear lead on Trump, the next crowning of the Queen of England, and for replacing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well, depending on who you ask.
Democrats were wowed.
But not everyone shared in the hallelujahs exalted by the legacy media. And I’ll let Rodd Sanders of Wyoming bring the Biden hysteria all back into focus. The social media commenter posted on Facebook his idea for a campaign slogan. Somewhat reminiscent of Former President Bill Clinton, who was remembered to folksy speak to constituents, “I feel your pain,” but with fewer words and much more meaning.
“I feel ya.”
No matter the winner of the Democratic primary, or who might win the big chair in 2020, it appears folks will remember Joe Biden fondle-y.
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