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So a few days after Trump decided to let Covid-19 spread across the land unhindered by the federal government, McConnell sent the Senate on vacation without passing any sort of economic relief bill. Basically when it comes to the worst pandemic in a century and the worst economic crisis in nearly as long, the GOP’s message to America is “You’re on your own.” As Trump Declares Surrender to the Coronavirus, GOP-led Senate Punts on Pandemic Relief. A week before the election, Trump and the GOP have announced that not only do they have no plans, they’re not even going to try.

In a normal election year this would be an example of how to lose an election, 2020, who knows. It’s not really going to get to Trump’s base, in fact to them he announced he beat Covid-19: White House science office takes credit for ‘ending’ pandemic as infections mount. And Trump and the GOP will just blame the Dems for the failure to pass any sort of economic relief. The fact that the GOP controls the Senate and didn’t even propose any economic relief bill is overlooked.

The whole Trump world is a sea of misinformation. An interesting article comparing the US to South Korea in their response to Covid-19. Both countries had their first case on the same day last year. To say the outcome has been different is an understatement, South Korea controlled it just fine, only about 500 dead so far. Less than on most days in America. And South Korea did it by following the scientific playbook developed by the US. America could still do that, will we? Not under Trump: Instead of learning from South Korea’s coronavirus example, Trump is lying about it. Not surprising, Trump does not appear to be capable of learning from his experiences … (cough) sociopathy (cough.) On the plus side, all of the money so wisely spent (by Trump’s predecessors) in America on developing a pandemic playbook has saved lives. All over the world: How America Helped Defeat the Coronavirus* *Just not in the United States. Just not here.

And in a lovely little incident that sums up the whole Trump thing to many, Trump held one of his trademark rallies. In Omaha. He bused in all sorts of supporters for the event. And apparently didn’t plan on busing them home. So thousands of Trump supporters were abandoned outside in freezing weather. Creating a huge mess for police and other services, some suffered hypothermia and such requiring medical treatment. Old people and children dumped in the cold after being used basically as props for one of Trump’s rallies. Kinda does sum up the man: Trump Abandoning Thousands Of His Supporters In The Freezing Cold Has Led Many To See A Metaphor In The Whole Thing.

In conclusion, I realize Trump is about to have an amazing accomplishment under his belt, something that will get him into the history books. He’s about to break a record that even Obama couldn’t top. Election turnout this fall is well on track to be the highest in generations. Yes Mr Trump, you drove Americans to the polls this fall in numbers that are undreamt of by any of your predecessors. In a way that makes Mr Trump one of the greatest inspirations for democracy of my lifetime. I salute you Mr Trump for inspiring record numbers of Americans to vote. The fact that the majority of them are voting for Biden, well, it is what it is.

Less than a week now. I don’t think I’ve ever felt this way before an election. Maybe Goldwater/Johnson, I was just a kid, but it seemed really emotional. Oh, less than a week before election day. Trump declaring he won, could happen any day. Fun times. Stay safe everyone.   #StaytheFHome #WearaDamnMask #FelesRegula

Copyright © 2020 Doug Stych. All rights reserved.

(Image: Tweet. Credit: Attribution in image. Used without permission. Claimed as Fair Use under US copyright law. It made me laugh, and sometimes it feels like that’s all voting for Biden is.)


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October 28, 2020 at 7:14 pm

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