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.
After a relatively quiet week post New Hampshire hangover, genteel and polite conversation across the heartland has been reborn. It was good news heralded, and no one said “Schiff-storm” or “Nadless,” or accused the Speaker of the House of being incoherent. Love was in the air.
Hope was about the airwaves, as the White House announced former presidential aide, Hope Hicks, was coming back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Hicks had left in March 2018 for an executive communications position with the Fox Corporation. Americans were excited to hear of the Trump ally coming home to roost.
Texan Ken Cochran commented, in a sarcastic blurt, “Brilliant. As if the Train needed more momentum.”
Royce Hakes of Tennessee, on the other hand, shared a warning: “We all must stay on top of supporting the President, because the left never sleeps!”
Bernie Vs. Carville
Another past presidential strategist reared his shiny pate and tore into the field of Democrat candidates – sending a bleak message to liberals and progressives from sea to shining sea. James Carville finally and candidly spoke out, saying the party has “lost its damn mind” for leaning into a socialist agenda. He commented:
“Do we want to be an ideological cult or do we want to have a majoritarian instinct to be a majority party? People voting from jail cells … We’re talking about not having a border … Bernie Sanders isn’t a Democrat … He’s an ideologue.”
Bernie and his Bros were quick to rebuke the message as the rantings of an elitist establishment pawn. They called Carville a “political hack.” Naturally, it had the candidate himself screaming into whatever microphone he could find:
“I guess the former head of Goldman Sachs attacked me yesterday … And the insurance companies don’t like me. And you know what, the pharmaceutical industry, which is charging us ten times more for the same drugs they sell in Canada, they don’t like me either. Nor does the fossil fuel industry. Because their product happens to be destroying our planet. Nor does the military-industrial complex, or the prison-industrial complex. We are taking on Trump, the Republican establishment, Carville, and the Democratic establishment.”
Yeah, Bernie, no one likes you. Yet here you are, running in the hottest popularity contest on the planet. Ironic.
Flyover folk don’t like Bernie, of course, and with the Republic at stake, they grudgingly agreed with Carville. From Colorado, Marci Spingola stated: “There are no printable words to describe you Bernie; however. I take conciliation that you will never be President. James Carville is not a hack – he is extremely intelligent – just wish he was on our side.” Most commenters from the heartland mirrored the sentiment.
From Michigan City, Indiana, Jeff Samelson went further. “Good, Bernie. Give Carville hell. He’ll tear YOU a new one,” Samelson said. “The Ragin’ Cajun. I kinda’ like him. Loyal guy (even though it was Clinton to whom he was loyal).”
Carville is a brilliant strategist. So much so that he managed in one interview on MSNBC what the entire field of Democrats has failed miserably, thus far, to accomplish: He framed the choice the Democrats must make in 2020. Are Democrats about socialism or preserving the American way?
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