It was homecoming weekend in Farmington, New Mexico. Former members from classes back to the 1960s migrated to the Four Corners to watch the Scorpions beat their rivals, the Rio Grande Ravens, in football, reminisce of their own glory days, and reunite with family.
In the Land of Enchantment, there is magic in the air – and conservative politics.
The Law According to Lynch
As the sun beat down on the dusty, dry ground at the Lynch family property – The Yard – classmates, friends, and family of the brother they lost too soon gathered to play at the Annual J Pat Lynch Horseshoe Tournament.
Bodine manned the registration desk complete with raffle ticket sales that would be distributed to different causes and charities. The donation boxes to choose from included a local business organization, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and an extremely small blue box labeled “The Democratic Party.”
Mike Culver, Farmington native and, quite possibly, President Trump’s biggest fan, took offense to the small box and hurled it into the scrub oak. Once retrieved, amidst cheers and laughter, Bodine pointed out the fact that there was no slot to put in any tickets. It was the first clue that the Lynch family were deep-rooted conservatives.
The second clue was when a young girl in western attire began to sing the National Anthem: and every single man, woman, and child stopped what they were doing, removed hats, placed hands over hearts, and sang along.
Every. Single. One.
As Lynch family member and event organizer, Amanda Garcia explained to all present, “We don’t kneel.”
United They Stand
It was a rainbow of religions, races, and Republicans sharing memories and discussing the most recent events in the Swamp – namely, the Kavanaugh circus – and the possibility of another Trump Supreme Court placement.
Lambert Yazzie, an oilfield worker and horse wrangler, opined between horseshoe sets, “I’ve never seen such utter nonsense in all my life,” as we discussed the protests from actors dressed in costume. “It blights the process.”
At a nearby pop up canopy, wolfing down New Mexico green chili made with Hatch Chiles, Tripp Schwab from Durango, Colorado commiserated with Sheri Rogers about the state of the union with Democrats now resorting to violence and low-down dirty tactics — such as the 11th hour attacks on Brett Kavanaugh facilitated by the leftist machine and set into motion by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
“To preserve the Republic, the Democrats must be quashed in the Midterms and beyond,” Schwab said to Rogers, who shook her head in agreement before replying, “Yes. And the Kavanaugh confirmation is a heck of a big step in the right direction.”
When Culver announced the final vote and that Kavanaugh had made the highest bench, there was absolute celebration.
New Mexico State of Mind
The people of northern New Mexico are warm and welcoming. And they are engaged in what is going on in their home state and inside the Beltway.
From Trump tariffs, fake news, the advent of laying the first stone for our southern border wall, or the upcoming elections, the folks gathered at the Lynch Yard were adamant in turning back the damage done by the previous generations of past presidents.
Hispanic, white, black, and Navajo Native Americans – a combination that would make most leftists beam with pride – all supported without condition the president of the United States. They cheered for him. They were proud of him. And when asked what was next in line for another Trump win, Culver replied, “It’s time for Ginsburg to give this great man and America another new justice.”
There was a chorus of “Amen, brother.”
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