It isn’t COVID-19.
It is a political party turned rancid.
How many times does Trump have to do this sort of thing before people realize he is an enemy of the United States? Whether at the behest of a foreign power or not, he is an enemy.
Trump caused the COVID-19 disaster. This can all be laid at his feet without subterfuge, without any smoke and mirrors.
He was briefed in January about Covid-19. He ignored those briefings. Same way that Bush II ignored the report “Al-Queda likely to attack with aircraft.” Same result, except with a far, far more dangerous enemy.
The death toll of his ignoring this has already exceeded the toll of our Bush II loss at 9/11.
Because unlike Bush II, this asswipe tore out our ability to respond to the problem two years before it happened, because a black man created that response team. He also reduced funding of the CDC and public health organizations across the board, to make it look like he was making an accommodation for his gigantic tax cut which still threatens our economy independently of this crisis.
It would be as if Bush II had dismissed all the Special Forces of our various military branches in Feb of 2000.
Trump’s inaction and lying about the severity of this crisis will always hang around his neck, it’ll be his albatross. Sycophantic supporters of him will share that load.
Spending weeks pretending it was a hoax, weeks wearing his idiotic MAGA hat, weeks pretending “our fifteen cases will be zero next week”, “It’ll magically just go away”, and so on, those commissions of fraud and criminal negligence will cost.
This preoccupation with “looking competent” while *being* totally incompetent will cost.
The spewing of lies on camera that fly directly in contradiction with the information from people who actually know something about fighting viruses will cost.
This fumbling about while trying to funnel cash out of the government and into rich people’s pockets will cost.
These actions and inactions will cost LIVES. Thousands, tens of thousands, perhaps MILLIONS of lives.
By the time this is over, this orange shitstain and his enablers will have managed to kill more Americans than every enemy we’ve ever fought a war with – from the British to the Spanish to the Confederacy to the Kaiser to the Axis to the N. Koreans to the N. Vietnamese to every terrorist group there’s ever been.
Today’s Republican party and its supporters have proven to be the worst national enemy the United States has ever faced.
Even today, 25.03.2020, Trump and other prominent Republicans are saying publicly that they want to end social prevention measures in order to get Wall Street moving again. They say that they are willing to sacrifice the lives of the victims of the virus in exchange for that. The Lt. Governor of Texas claims that the old should be willing to die to re-boot our economy.
That’s 8.25 million people. They are willing to let 8.25 million people die. To try to re-start stockholder’s recovery. Never mind that this wouldn’t even work, look at that number.
They mean you. You can die to help their bank accounts. Your mother. Your partner. Your child. They want you to sacrifice your life and the lives of your loved ones. For their money.
Could it be any clearer? If a foreign nation was attacking us, and was threatening to cause upwards of 8 million dead in such an attack, would we not have whipped up enough nukes against them to render their land a radioactive, glassy wasteland?
Then why are we treating the Republicans any differently?
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