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Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:44 AM

Right on cue. Republicans now falling over themselves to look engaged on COVID-19.

They see the polls (sad that THAT was the impetus for action). COVID-19 response by Republicans has been a disaster and most on the political spectrum know it and are laying blame at their feet. R governors and senators now have motivation to address and advocate closures, testing, masks, social distancing, etc. after first villfying those measures in black-and-white terms as an assault on the economy and personal freedom.

Oh, they'll put on a show for the bare minimum while infections and deaths continue to rise (I'm looking at you Ducey, Abbott, DeSantis, Kemp, McConnell), but they'll stop short of anything meanginful to halt the spread and aid in the long road to recovery. Just saving thier assess for this election cycle.

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Reply Right on cue. Republicans now falling over themselves to look engaged on COVID-19. (Original post)
NCDem47 Jul 2020 OP
Claustrum Jul 2020 #1
JenniferJuniper Jul 2020 #2
NCDem47 Jul 2020 #3
keithbvadu2 Jul 2020 #4
chowder66 Jul 2020 #10
Freddie Jul 2020 #5
Claustrum Jul 2020 #7
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #6
louis-t Jul 2020 #8
Midnight Writer Jul 2020 #9
malaise Jul 2020 #11

Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:50 AM

1. I don't think it's simply just the polling

It's the fact that it starts affecting "their' voters. It's no longer the "blue states" problem so they are changing their tunes. They can't lie to their base anymore when it's directly affecting them.

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:50 AM

2. Exactly.

Especially older voters, who they need.

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:51 AM

3. Agree!

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:51 AM

4. It took Trump killing 125,000 for them to get concerned?

It took Trump killing 125,000 for them to get concerned?

Are they up to the Susan Collins level of 'concerned' yet?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 06:09 PM

10. +1

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:54 AM

5. This was predictable

They were absolutely fine with sickness and death in blue states, but now that itís affecting THEM itís ďtime to be concernedĒ. So very typical Repugs. Itís not a problem until it affects them directly.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:58 AM

7. "I don't know anyone personally affected by it so I am not concerned" is my most hated phase

I don't need my parents or grand parents to get COVID, cancer, AIDS, ebola, to know that those are very bad and dangerous diseases. I don't need my relatives or myself to be out of job for a year to know the financial impact.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:55 AM

6. Way too late to save their asses - and ours.

I think a million Americans will be dead before we recover from the malfeasance of the RePutin Party in the COVID pandemic. But their party will NEVER recover.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:08 AM

8. And remember, they weren't just on it early...

It was 'very, very, very, very....VERY early'.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 01:34 PM

9. To the GOP, voting polls trump death tolls.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 06:10 PM

11. Nothing like polls

Fugg em all

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