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.
As spring storms continue to roll through flyover states bringing torrential rain, continued flooding, and standing water, farmers and ranchers are spending more time in local establishments slurping coffee and waiting for an opportunity to plant crops and shore up fence lines.
Televisions are tuned to Fox News and folks are scrolling and commenting on social media from the Ohio River Valley to Iowa prairies on the latest shenanigans taking place in the Swamp. From memorializing a foreign policy icon to hammering away at the Democrat clowns on the Hill, it appears too much free time has the hard-working folks unsettled and, at moments, quite testy.
The End of an Era
The Thursday lunch crowd at the Dan Patch Café in Benton County, Indiana reminisced about Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), who served the state from 1977 to 2013, and had recently passed from complications of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.
Mr. Lugar was a Rhodes Scholar, a man not afraid to cross party lines for the good of the order, a statesman that the good people of Indiana – and the nation – will sorely miss. He managed his family’s farm and was a protector of agricultural interests. He helped secure loans for Chrysler to keep the Indiana plant open and was instrumental in dismantling weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union.
“He was a statesman,” said Brad Hammond, an over the road trucker. “I disagreed on several of his stances but I always knew he was a Hoosier first kind of politician. A man we could trust. A decent man who believed in serving the state that he loved.”
As Governor Eric Holcomb stated, “The world weeps alongside Indiana after just learning we lost one of our best, ever. He was an officer and gentleman, father and faith leader, a mayor and senator, a diplomat and legendary role model to millions.”
Mr. Lugar was always courteous yet somewhat stoic. The last of a vanishing breed of public servant who cared not for short-term political gains and instead focused on the hard work in hearings, investigations, and always – a cornerstone of his service – diplomacy.
“He crossed the aisle and worked to get the job done and our country was safer for it,” a grizzled old man added, declining to have his name in print.
“Via Con Dios, Senator Lugar” was the comment from another lunch-goer, Miguel.
The Silliness and Stink of the Judiciary Hearing
There are almost an incalculable number of descriptors in use just one day into another Democrat attempt to find something, anything, to tie the sitting president to Russian election interference. The Judiciary Committee headed by clown-in-chief Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) went into a spectacular death spiral after United States Attorney General William Barr skipped a House hearing after Democrats pushed to allow staff attorneys to ask questions. Talk about your JV team.
Nadler, in full crotchety curmudgeon mode, made an outlandish, albeit veiled, threat, “If he does not provide this committee with the information it demands and the respect it deserves, Mr. Barr’s moment of accountability will come soon enough.” All because Barr refused to be grilled by low level staffers.
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders noted, “If he and his committee aren’t capable of … asking questions themselves and need to staff it out, then it seems like a pretty pathetic moment for the chairman of that committee.”
Social media warriors were out in full force commenting on the continual childishness of the Democratic Party. Janice Cowen from North Dakota asked: “What part of move-on don’t you yahoos understand?”
Chad Marks of Wisconsin went a tad further with, “ Screw no-nads Nadler and his bloated self-importance.”
Facebook was alive with a cross and irritable commentariat, clearly exhausted from the Barnum and Bailey big top, yet not ready to retreat to a safe space.
As everyone filed into clown alley, all eyes were on Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) who placed a rubber chicken where Barr should be and noisily chewed a piece of good ole Kentucky Fried Chicken with greasy fingers gleefully sputtering with a full maw that Barr was too “chicken” to show.
Amy from Des Moines, Iowa remarked, “I swear that fruitloop is chewing and talking with his mouth open. Do they think this is endearing to Americans?” Sandra from Ames offered, “And we thought this Party couldn’t stoop any lower.” From Chicago, Eric Villarreal: “Ladies and gentlemen, the Democratic Party… We mean business but also carry around chicken props.”
Delena Vickers-Smith was kinder than most as she explained how the Democrats were acting as idiots: “The left have lost their minds. Bless their hearts. If they have one.”
Then there was urbanite Jim Kontos. “Lol. I’m sorry, did Eric Holder show up in regards to the fast and furious catastrophe…the answer would be NO. Liberal media and Democrats being intellectually dishonest and fake outraged again.”
It was clear that flyover folks, once again, have the common sense take on all things in the Swamp. And they commend counselor Barr for not suffering the fools.
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