Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Biden's Deplorables

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In September 2016, Hillary Clinton defined Trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables."

"You know," she said "to be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?"

We now know that President Biden also has a basket for the undesirables---the deplorables.

If you want to know what disenfranchised America looks like, look no further than East Palestine, Ohio.

Poor, sick, forgotten. Left out, powerless, helpless.

While the liberal elite sips champagne at climate fundraisers in LA and DC and New York City, in East Palestine, the terrified residents stock up on bottled water for their kids and stand in line hoping to get a seat at the city council meeting.

They're scared. 

Our government has let them down when they needed help the most.

Be informed, not misled.

The Boston Herald published this yesterday: 

The Biden administration tells them the water and air is fine, don’t worry about it. But it smells bad outside. And it’s not only the water that doesn’t pass the smell test.

The people of East Palestine don’t trust the government.

Imagine being trapped by poverty, unable to afford a hotel and having to lose sleep over your child getting cancer or your pets dying.

And Joe Biden is in Kyiv.

Democrats have learned nothing from 2016.

These are the Deplorables.

And they won’t forget. No matter who the Democrats find for a nominee.

This is likely why Donald Trump is beating Biden and Kamala Harris in the polls to the disbelief of most Democrats. 

Trump plans to visit New Palestine within the week. 

Politicians not caring about the disenfranchised– and that includes minority communities– has been going on for decades, but the gap between elected officials and the ordinary person struggling to survive is growing.

The Herald says, "Biden, who likes to think he can connect with the average person by saying 'buddy' and 'pal' a lot, has not come anywhere near East Palestine or declared a federal disaster since the train derailment more than two weeks ago, spilling toxic chemicals into the ground, water and air. Neither has Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who would rather be doing CNN interviews or hobnobbing with the rich and famous than getting his hands dirty."

And they say this: "Biden made a 'secret' visit to Ukraine rather than go to Ohio, showing where his priorities lie and enraging his critics. How will ordinary people react to Biden ignoring them? We’ll find out next year."

Ronald Reagan once said, "The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

Finally, yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Norfolk Southern to pay for the cleanup of the East Palestine, Ohio train wreck and chemical release as federal regulators took charge of long-term recovery efforts and promised worried residents they wouldn’t be forgotten---three weeks after the derailment.

Most say that is too little, too late.

The Boston Herald also says, "And it’s not just Biden and Democrats who aren’t in touch with the average person. Our political leadership in Massachusetts is even worse. Democrats who meet in secret with no accountability or transparency vote to give themselves big pay raises and eliminate term limits, and were forced only by a state law to give voters a tax cut. It was so painful they are now going about dismantling that law.

The good news for the Deplorables across the country is that they can still vote.

But what's going on?

Yet another train rolled off the tracks; this one is on the east end of Gothenburg, Nebraska.

The train contained cars carrying hazardous materials. It’s the latest in more than a dozen train derailments this year. Hazmat crews rushed to the scene.

This isn’t the first derailment near Gothenburg.

“This is the fourth one in the last 10 months, it must be one of the busiest railways in America,” local resident Jesse Ambler told reporters. “The rail company keeps laying people off and building longer and longer trains, but with fewer people to maintain the tracks. It’s a problem.”

The latest derailing comes after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has finally agreed to visit East Palestine, Ohio, the scene of a disastrous derailment— and intentional burning of poisonous vinyl chloride-- that has left hundreds of animals and thousands of fish dead.

Matt Vespa, writing for Townhall, asks, "Is This Why the Democrats Don't Care About Ohio Anymore?"

He says, "Joe Biden is in Ukraine instead of East Palestine, Ohio, which embodies how this administration handles crisis management. Again, it's a brutal theater of failure, and this clown show of a White House has yet to address any domestic crisis killing America's working families."

In answer to his own question, Vespa says:

"Evidently, if you're white, working-class, and live in areas dominated by Republicans, they want you to drink the contaminated water. They don't care about you; they never did. The fact that you would live here is a disqualifying factor in the minds of these people. The fact that you're a Trump supporter makes you a proto-Nazi, and no higher education means you deserve to starve. That's the mind of the American liberal: Be like me or die."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.