“Once again. We are in agreement.
What is interesting, however, is that after such (relatively) intense actions by so many countries, COVID-19 still managed to spread so widely and still resulted in so many deaths. And we’re still in the middle of this here in the USA.
Still, the overreaction is remarkable. Multiple daily televided public briefings from the Presidentband his task force? Way overkill.
So what is really going on. I submit the following:
- The Dems, as is their wont, are seizing on this crisis to accomplish multiple goals.
Crash the economy and stock market
- Make people miserable in order to reduce President Trump’s chances of reelection in Nov…as they played every other card in their and completely lost
- Along the way, make progress on as many socialist programs as they can, knowing the political dynamics are driving Republicans to accept legislation riders they otherwise wouldn’t have.
I won’t dwell on the Democrats, as they’re pretty transparent and obvious.
Still, they’ve forced the president and GOP into corners where they’ve had take far more aggressive action. Combine that with Democrat Governors acting unilaterally to force businesses to close, amplifying the Federal actions. So, the economy is melting down…but only partially.
Remember, there were no underlying factors that drove this economic slowdown. In theory, once COVID-19 is bag in the bag, the economy is very well prepared to rebound hard…with a bang.
The stock markets were already clearly overextended and frothy. Many traders and investors are happy to see such a deep dip, although they would rather not have had the economic freeze along with it.
What infuriates the Dems now is that they’ve once again underestimated President Trump! To their dismay, he has jumped to the middle of the fray and impressed most observers, even getting compliments from Dem governors and a few media types (who will pay high prices therefor). His approval numbers are going UP.
Rather than being the President that did nothing, personally allowed tens of thousands of Americans to die from a savage disease and thus personally destroyed the economy, and ruined tens of millions of American lives — they’ve got a president that is getting credit for saving lives and will soon get the credit for leading a massive economic resurrection…or at the least, the start of one.
All that will suffice to help ensure the president’s reelection.
And the Democrats are trapped. Having screamed so loudly of the dangers of the virus and the need to DO SOMETHING NOW…they can’t walk back. They have to watch as Trump gets hundreds of millions of dollars worth of FREE campaign advertising as he “personally” saves the lives of every single American!
The Democrats aren’t the only party that can take advantage of a crisis. Eventually, books will be written about Trump’s masterful turning tables against the Dems.
You can imagine the campaign ads already. Joe Biden screaming about Trump being excessive when he first closed US borders to Chinese citizens, and required screening of many others.
Then, the video will cut to Biden, just a few days later, screaming that Trumo had not responded fast or hard enough. Poor Joe.
Whatever the realities of COVID-19, Trump is winning the subsequent, somewhat hidden political battle. And the Democrats helped!
AH writes: Hey Jim, Good points…all of them! Now, questions for you…Do you think this is more than just a Dem issue? Do you think there are other forces at play? We all know preppers…do think there is a slice of the prepper community that has gone off their nut as well?
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