There are, apparently, only two news stories this week: Joe Biden & the coronavirus.
Joe Biden …
It was obvious from the day Joe Biden announced his candidacy in the 2020 election that he was the candidate Trump most feared. Hence, the now-infamous call to the president of the Ukraine that got Trump impeached, and if we had conscionable senators, would have removed him from office.
Just to set the record straight before I go any further, it has already been proven that Joe Biden did nothing illegal when his son worked for Burisma in the Ukraine. It has been discussed, investigated, etc., ad nauseam, and there is nothing.
For a time, when Bernie Sanders seemed to be coming out ahead of the pack, Trump dropped off on his rhetoric about Biden. It was reported that Russia was not only intervening on Trump’s behalf, but also on Sanders’. Why would they do that? Well, Russia helped put Trump in office in 2016 because Putin saw a puppet he could use. Putin could never have manipulated Hillary Clinton in the ways he has Trump, he understood that Trump would be easy to sway, and that was that. It’s in Putin’s best interest to keep his puppet in the White House. It’s largely believed that Trump could beat Bernie Sanders, if for no other reason that that label, ‘democratic socialist’, that Bernie wears. So, if Russia helps Bernie, they help Trump as well.
But now, it appears that Trump’s nemesis on November 3rd may well be Joe Biden after all, so … the day after Biden’s Super Tuesday win, Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin attempted to plant a seed of doubt about Biden’s credibility. He told reporters that the Senate Homeland Security Committee, of which Johnson is chairman, will be releasing an interim report on his panel’s probe of Hunter Biden’s ties to a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma. Oh for Pete’s sake, get over it, Johnson! ENOUGH already! First, it has been clearly established that, while Hunter Biden may not have used good judgment, he broke no laws, and at any rate, it was nothing whatsoever to do with his father! DROP IT!
But, Trump is clearly not going to drop it, either, for in an interview Wednesday night on Fox, he opined that it …
“will be a major issue in the campaign, I will bring that up all the time because I don’t see any way out.”
So … in other words, if you can’t win fair and square, then lie, cheat and steal! Why should we be surprised, for that’s how he ‘won’ in 2016, though he didn’t actually win, for he lost by nearly 3 million votes!
In the U.S., it isn’t so much the virus itself that is making headline news, as the response of the loon in the White House. He (Trump) has been on some sort of tirade for weeks now, as if somebody must have concocted the virus to personally offend him. First, it was a hoax, or rather the media coverage of it was a hoax, designed to “bring him down”. The latest?
Due to slow and insufficient response to the virus by the Trump administration, testing has been haphazard and inadequate. But, since nothing can ever be Trump’s fault, it must be Obama’s fault, right? BINGO! He’s blaming Obama for the shortage of test kits (is there really a shortage of kits, or is it simply that they aren’t being distributed properly?) …
“The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we’re doing and we undid that decision a few days ago so that the testing can take place in a much more accurate and rapid fashion. That was a decision we disagreed with — I don’t think we would have made it — but for some reason it was made but we’ve undone that decision.”
As I said in this morning’s post … don’t believe a word of it. But, as if that weren’t enough, Trump called in and had a chat with his good buddy Sean Hannity over at Fox last night. Hannity asked Trump about the new estimate by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the global fatality rate for the coronavirus is around 3.4%. Trump, however, had a ‘hunch’ …
“I think the 3.4% is really a false number. Now, this is just my hunch, based on a lot of conversations with a lot of people that do this, because a lot of people will have this, and it’s very mild – they’ll get better very rapidly, they don’t even see a doctor, they don’t even call a doctor. You never hear about those people, so you can’t put them down in the category of the overall population, in terms of this corona flu, and/or virus. So, you just can’t do that. You know, all of a sudden it seems like 3 or 4%, which is a very high number, as opposed to a fraction of 1%. So I think that that number is very high. I think the number, personally, I would say the number is way under 1%.”
I didn’t realize you could earn a medical degree at Wharton School of Business. Obviously, Trump knows sooooo much more than the scientists and medical experts. Who needs all those experts when we can just ask Trump for his latest ‘hunch’?
I don’t know about you guys, but I am getting damn sick and tired of the childish, harmful games that Trump and his republican sycophants are playing. They have put their own interests much higher on their priority list than ours, and now are even willing to gamble with our very lives. Let’s send them a HUGE message on November 3rd … Let’s send them all packing!