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.
Where the heck is the 46th president of the United States? For a few minutes of the day, we are treated to written statements succinctly read off the teleprompter – so far without him reading the prompts as well, photos of him scribbling his name on stacks of executive orders, and random, excruciatingly scripted tweets. Is this nation not in the same confusing, chaotic, pandemic-challenged one we lived in last week? If so, will Mr. President please come out and tell America her soul has been saved? Otherwise, flyover folks will stay mad, stay home, and, well, not unite with 46 anytime soon.
C’mon, man, Americans are desperate to be riddled by the Don Rickles of the presidency. The non-stop updates, commentary, name-calling, and economic progress is becoming a fond memory for many folks who may have strayed and voted for the blue ticket.
Who’s A Lying Dog-faced Pony Soldier?
Mark McManus, president of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters, is not pleased with the ticket his organization endorsed. Yep, a bit of regret is felt by many as the new president unceremoniously whacked the Keystone XL pipeline. The gas and oil industry lost thousands of jobs, but ancillary businesses are also feeling the sting. Namely, the union gals and guys and McManus, who sputtered his disbelief:
“In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1. Sadly, the Biden Administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work. For the average American family, it means energy costs will go up, and communities will no longer see the local investments that come with pipeline construction.”
If McManus was surprised by the Biden administration, inquiring minds might ask: “where in the holy heck were you during this campaign? Fossil fuels were prominently on the political chopping block.”
As Tim Edwards of Arizona asked: “Anyone having buyer’s remorse yet? None of you will ever admit it, but very shortly, you are going to say to yourself, ‘Trump wasn’t such a bad president.'”
But, Mr. Biden believes in unity and democracy. Just three weeks before the 2020 election, he proudly stated:
“I have this strange notion we are a democracy … if you can’t get the votes … you can’t [legislate] by executive order unless you’re a dictator. We’re a democracy. We need consensus.”
And then he Sharpy’d his name on a whole slew of executive orders on week one that eclipsed Donald Trump’s and Barack Obama’s use of the golden pen. What the what, already?
Oh wait, there’s more. Back to calling for unity. “This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge, and unity is the path forward.” What apparently is implied is the notion that being a dictator is a one-man-a-century kind of problem. And that brings us full-circle on the current political climate: Why is America’s uniting president issuing stiff statements and calling off in the late evening, leaving a breathless electorate hanging ungainly sipping away on a stiff cocktail?
Asking heartlanders if unity is in the works, you will hear a resounding “No, nada, no way not this century.” Does that feel like folks are begrudgingly admitting that Mr. Biden is their president? Yes, that was the often used and tricky hypothetical question designed to trip up the questionee. But the responses were deafening, and unfortunately, Mr. Biden’s dream of uniting the country can be summed up by one of many disgruntled Red State patriots: “When Hell freezes over.”
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