America is held hostage by flyover states.
The predominant narrative coming out of the 2016 presidential post-election analysis is: The flyover states have spoken. A flyover state is the huge region between the coasts. As opposed to the eastern seaboard, northern post-industrial states and Pacific Ocean states. They’re overwhelmingly Republican, stanchly conservative, regressive right wing, evangelical Christian and working class, well, the loudest, most ill-informed of them are. The term wasn’t commonly used in a political manner until recently with the emergence of the Tea Party and the election of Obama.
By the way, their version of eastern seaboard, stops at Norfolk. Anything else south of it is Redneck Country and Tony Montana Land.
I have this nagging feeling that if they could tent & treat flyover country like a house full of termites, they would not think about it twice.
Hat Tip Keith G.