Editor’s Note: From the Back Forty is Liberty Nation’s longest-running and most popular weekly column. Capturing the truth each week from heartlanders in flyover states, LN gives voice to the hard-working Americans otherwise ignored by the coastal elites.
Middle America went all in this week, taking to task the man in the White House presumably calling the shots. A newly released Army investigative report on the Afghanistan withdrawal, the pesky subject of inflation, and of all things, a government program handing out free crack pipes to junkies spun the hard-working Heartlanders around like an old school merry-go-round and prompted another presidential temper tantrum. Whew!
It all began with that doggone Army report: And NBC’s Lester Holt getting Doocyed. Twice.
C’mon Man, Don’t Make Me Go All Doocy on Ya
Holt eased into a late-week interview with the once ordinarily soft-spoken Biden. The 2,000-page Army report on the collapse of Afghanistan sent flyover folks into a rage. It included Rear Admiral Peter Vasely accusing First Lady Biden of interfering and prioritizing folks in Kabul. Vasely called the constant barrage of classing from Mrs. Biden and, of all people, the Pope, “the flavor of the day.”
Holt basically forced Biden to say on the record that he “rejects” the contents of the report. In Mandeville, LA, Glenn Daigle was struck by the president’s inability to admit colossal defeat: “From one old US Marine, Joe should be in Gitmo.” And following Daigle’s take, Texan Richard Ewing replied, “From this Gunny, you are too kind! I so get your drift. Semper Fi.”
Backing this president into a corner began to backfire on the NBC host. Undeterred, Holt goaded the president on another prickly issue, saying: “Back in July, you said inflation was going to be temporary. I think a lot of Americans are wondering what your definition of temporary is.”
Biden saw red and called him a “wise guy.” And that spurred Texan Grady Johnston into sharing what flyover folks believe: “Not supposed to question the king. Questioning and disagreeing is now an ‘insurrection.’” And in Kokomo, IN, Elizabeth Carter tied the tirade into a neat little blue bow, “Holt’s question was exactly the correct one. It is a legitimate concern…to all except the president, it seems.”
Someday, someone is bound to boom out a solid “yes” when Biden asks for a meet behind the bleachers to prove just who is the big man on campus.
Build Crack Better
The latest Joe Biden policy drifting out of the Swamp has folks asking if 81 million Americans are crack addicts. The Biden administration is rechanneling $30 million in COVID funds to provide “safe smoking kits” for drug users, claiming they can make smoking crack cocaine and meth less dangerous. And no one in rural and small-town America thinks this is a good use of taxpayers’ dollars. Appearing on Fox News Channel’s Hannity, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) made a darn good point:
“This entire controversy, in my judgment, Sean, is why millions of Americans tonight are thinking, you know, Republicans aren’t perfect, and God knows we’re not, but the other side is crazy.”
Kennedy was a man on a mission, proclaiming, “Once again, intelligence is chasing the Biden administration, but the Biden administration is managing to beat it. Now, look, stupidity is a lot like pornography. It’s very hard to define, but you know it when you see it. This is stupidity.”
Carol Dittman Rizzi in Dyer, IN, agreed with the lawmaker, and unlike the president, admitted how mistaken she was, “I Didn’t think this government could get any stupider. I was wrong.”
America may well know where the idea came from: After all, the president did recently claim that son Hunter was the “smartest person I know.” That small reminder prompted Scott Michele from the Lone Star state to initiate a new slogan for the administration, “Don’t Meth With Joe.”
[Editor’s note] The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has denied that government-funded safe smoking kits would contain crack pipes, and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that any report otherwise was simply misinformation.
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