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Why $2 trillion isn't nearly enough...

In one graph from today's New York Times.

Yeah, it's just one week, but this isn't going to last just a few weeks.

How many will die because of the single most corrupt and incompetent president since Warren Harding and his greasy enablers in Congress?

November needs to be a clean sweep, so we can begin to rebuild the country.
Posted by LudwigPastorius | Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:46 PM (4 replies)

"Donald Trump's Cult of Personality Did This"

Adam Serwer -The Atlantic


The president of the United States is a menace to public health.


Neither the tide of pestilence sweeping the nation nor the economic calamity that will follow was inevitable. They are the predictable outcomes of the presidentís authoritarian instincts, his obvious incompetence, and the propaganda apparatus that has shielded him from accountability by ensuring that the public is blinded to his role in the scale of this disaster.


The coronavirus pandemic provides a rigorous case study in the priorities of most of the conservative press: Faced with a choice between informing their own audiences about dire threats to public health, and propping up a Republican president, they chose the latter, because informing the public is not their job. The job of outlets like Fox News is to ensure that the conservative masses believe that their leader is infallible, even if it causes them tremendous personal harm.


Americans want to believe that their leaders are competent, engaged, and concerned about their well-being. Recognizing that the presidency is occupied by an incompetent narcissist whose major life accomplishment is parlaying an inherited fortune into reality-show celebrity is rather less comforting, but it is the world we live in.


The other day I remembered that line from Trump's inauguration speech about "American carnage".

Thanks to his egotism and blithering incompetence, we're about to see that carnage manifested in economic terms and in the deaths of many.
Posted by LudwigPastorius | Sat Mar 21, 2020, 02:53 PM (3 replies)

One of the best analyses I've seen on the pandemic.

I can't make a clickable link for some reason known only to DU (I think it doesn't like the @ sign).

You'll have to copy and paste this address in your browser:


It includes this graphic, just to whet your appetite.

Posted by LudwigPastorius | Thu Mar 12, 2020, 11:22 PM (9 replies)
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