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Rural Republican Voters Must Know Elections Have Consequences

July 5, 2018

Squeeze them where it hurts and they will see the error of their ways.  That is true in so many facets of life.  Doubly true in politics.

I am enjoying the tension and growing concern within the agriculture community who voted for Donald Trump.  They are now finding that he is as seriously crazy as he threatened to be in the campaign.  These rural voters are getting exactly what they voted for–and now have the audacity to complain!  Yes, this is a joy to see play out.

“The U.S. Farm Belt helped deliver Donald Trump to the White House, drawn to his promises to revive rural America and deregulate industry. Now, the president’s global trade offensive is threatening the livelihoods of many farmers,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“Mounting trade disputes, spurred by U.S. threats to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of goods from key trading partners, have cut U.S. agricultural exports and sent commodity prices tumbling. Many farmers, who depend on shipments overseas for one-fifth of the goods they produce, say they are anxious, especially because they are already expecting bumper harvests or grappling with a dairy glut.”

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