Heartland: Just Say No To Nike And AOC

Heartland: Just Say No To Nike And AOC

Between Nike and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stirring the pot, flyover folk have had about enough of the left.

by Sarah Cowgill

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.

They stood for the flag, hats in hands over hearts, as the local high school band played a John Phillips Souza march on Independence Day. Bar-b-ques fired across the heartland as flyover folks spoke about the freedoms of America and the sacrifices that were made to achieve them, followed by community fireworks displays and children running with sparklers and tossing pop-its as the day drew to a close.

Independence Day in the heartland was celebrated. But it was also met with concern by those who believe an anti-American faction has invaded our government and is undermining the unprecedented gift the Founding Fathers bequeathed to this nation.

The list of grievances ranged from what flyover folks saw as outright lies from a New York congresswoman to the extreme error in judgment perpetrated once again by an American corporation caving to an angry and historically ignorant demographic.

She Speaks, She Lies?

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) once again decided that facts were second to what she defines as a moral obligation. Living up to her remarks from earlier this year – “I think that there a lot of people more concerned with being precisely, factually and semantically correct than about being morally right.” – A-O-C felt “obligated” to accuse several members of the U.S. Border Patrol of lewd and lascivious and threatening behavior towards her as she sort of visited a detention center at the border. “Sort of visited,” as several witnesses claim she never set foot inside the Texas facility.

Officials and a group of Hispanic pastors tell a much more likely tale – that it was Ocasio-Cortez who launched a disrespectful tirade against federal employees and made up outrageous lies when facing the press. Flyover folks were not surprised and certainly not amused.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (pictured)

Amanda Lindquist wondered, “How would she know? She sat outside taking pictures of herself crying at a parking lot,” to which Paula Taylor observed, “She is such a bad actress.”

Nancy Couch Mackay from Michigan weighed in with, “So she can make up any bull she wants make accusations without proof and face no consequences for flat out rabble-rousing and slander?”

But others basically said, “bless her heart,” which translated to she’s brainless to begin with and should require our pity. JFE Hillen reminded Americans to be gentle: “Be kind to A-O-C.  She recently discovered the use of her apartment’s garbage disposal. Learning to identify and properly use a toilet is a big step for her.” But Mark Russell was having none of Hillen’s advice, replying, “For whatever reason and without knowing much about her, I kind of liked her at first. I’m now rapidly realizing the woman is a box of rocks.”

Nike, Oh Nike

Back in the news – perhaps realizing it hasn’t ticked off any patriotic Americans of late – Nike caved to its whiny spokesman, the former midlevel football player, Colin Kaepernick, who bawled like a newborn calf over the Revolutionary War flag – a banner that distinguished rebels from followers of the tyrannical crown in England.

The flag was on a tennis shoe – and apparently, this had the wild-haired Kaepernick seeking a safe space.

Texan Kathleen Thornell Bowings threw in with, “I don’t buy Nike products….never have, never will. The flag symbol was used to stir up the pot of haters for America. I am thankful for those that founded this country, the men and women that have fought, and died, to give me the right to live in freedom from oppression. God Bless the USA!”

DuWayne Orth agreed with the good Congressman from Texas, Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), and added a few additional garden spots for consideration: “I think Kaepernick should move to Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, or Afghanistan. Ya know, to get a better understanding of what oppression really is.”

James Holdren saw dollar signs and narcissism that led to this latest ploy by the show manufacturer. “It’s not the flag he just wants his name on the internet,” he opined. “It’s for the attention and nothing else. I hope Nike goes completely out of business.”

And Holdren may have gotten his wish as Ohioan Tom Beery reported that “NIKE died this week. Initial cause was reported as Colin Cancer.” Charlie Eastman brought it home: “People have no idea how much damage Obama did to America in 8 years of transforming our great nation.”

Perhaps we should view the divide in this nation as empathy finally leaving the electorate. It appears few are on the sidelines and all are readying for battle. Patriots, my readers, still exist – and they have a winnable platform.


(TLB) published this commentary by Sarah Cowgill,  from where it appeared at Liberty Nation, with our thanks.


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