Ever since audio of former New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate referencing farmers gained traction during his campaign, right wing media like Sean Hannity jumped on Bloomberg's comments and used it to highlight a new class of patriot Americans placed on a pedestal along with veterans and first responders. Hannity and company spent weeks talking to God-fearing Trump-loving farmers painting them as heroes of the soil despite the folks interviewed typically represented multimillion operations.
And when news of the Coronavirus pandemic started months ago those same media personalities dismissed the virus as a Democrat-concocted hoax.
So what have the right moved onto?
Celebrating Donald Trump as a tremendously great "wartime president."
Since farmers seemed to lean conservative and Trump needs those voters in vital states for reelection, Republicans laid it on thick when they talked about them but some states are starting to recognize another set of workers that are on the front lines of this pandemic along with healthcare workers - grocers!
Minnesota and Vermont have designated grocery clerks as an emergency responder since they are out their risking their health tirelessly stocking shelves for people to purchase essential goods.
But since Hannity, Limbaugh, Dobbs, and folks of that sort have spent years vilifying these very same people as lazy people undeserving of a living wage, I am sure mention of these workers will be conveniently absent from their broadcasts.