maybe along with Dem officials from various states.
Cuomo has really been the lone strong Dem voice in all of this; without him it seems like we're just Trump's little elves just coming up with a bill he wants, rather than letting the public know that this is a Dem/left/FDR type measure to save the economy.
If all your typical American sees is Trump and the covid crew giving briefings every evening - they see him as 'doing something', and won't give credit to Dems for this rescue bill which is ideologically a Democratic/left leaning thing to do - but Trump will be viewed as the one 'helping people' due to Dems failure to put their faces on it.
The goal of Trumpism is white nationalism.
The more 'dead darkies' the better, from his base's perspective.
IOW, Trump has no political incentive to help, as long as he thinks his rural white base is safe.
while Covid19 has about a 3% mortality rate.
3% of 325million = 9.75 million people could die, many more very sick, especially since covid19 is more contagious than the flu.
who is tough, smart and empathetic - exactly what a president should be in a crisis.
The contrast of our big blue state governors (Cuomo, Newsome, Pritzker) and Trump is not good for Trump - who is a bumbling idiot compared to these fine executives.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, Central China, and has since spread globally, resulting in the 201920 coronavirus pandemic.
It's a new (novel) coronavirus.
If you test positive for the virus you have Covid-19, whether or not you show symptoms.
IOW, there's no classification of degree, like with HIV, where one can test positive but not yet have 'full blown' AIDS.
In an emergency darwinian instincts take over, and people can't be expected to 'do the right thing' because most won't.
The gov't needs to take an active role in this: identify which items are in short supply, have the companies double/triple production of those items, enforce limits on how many items people can buy at one time, etc. The cops and/or national guard should be placed in and around stores and supermarkets to prevent price gouging, hoarding and theft (people are stealing items from the carts of older people, women, etc).
We hear very little about this issue on the news, only that 'everything is ok with supplies', yet the shelves are stripped bare of the essentials in most stores, even in large metro areas.
Hit the fuckers in the wallet, then see how proudly they wear that stupid red hat.
If they want to vote for someone who puts kids in cages they need to pay the price.
We can get our food/goods from non-Trumper businesses and farms in blue states, or from Canada and Mexico.
It's the blue states that have high populations and purchasing power, yet we have far less representation or control of the direction of the country. It's absurd that diverse 'mini-nations' like California, New York and even Texas (to be fair) have the same two senators as tiny shithole states. And the founders could never have envisioned what important national role senators (or the Supreme Court, which The Senate confirms) would have.
are typically always sitting back waiting to use anything against non-whites they can.
Chinese wet markets are inhumane, barbaric and unhygenic - but so to are the conditions of farms and slaughterhouses in America and the West, where there have been several outbreaks originating from such animals/conditions. We're just lucky none to this point have been as contagious and serious as covid19.
The message we should take away from this situation, as with climate change, is to respect nature more.
as long as he thinks it can work and he can get away with.
By now, one would think there'd be mass uprisings in the street, and that Trump should've been impeached/removed for numerous violations, yet he remains.
Now he has this pandemic to 'work with'. Fascists thrive on emergencies and a breakdown in what is normal only to replace it with their own 'normal'... and offer themselves as the 'only one you can trust'.
Biden, who has the gravitas as VP and alot of moxy himself - can win - but he/we need to be aware that Trump will use fear, manipulation etc - anything to keep himself and his corrupt grifing family in office.
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