“God save us from the news media and scientific experts.”
The ultra-radical, so-called progressive movement has unsurprisingly decided that the Wuhan COVID-19 crisis is a fine time to try to do to President Trump what the Russian collusion hoax and impeachment charade failed to do.
Honestly, the ability to come up with new descriptors that adequately describe the American media and its associated affiliates in the network-cable-entertainment world, and its house pet, the organized Democrat Party has dried up like a puddle in the Sahara. Words such as dishonest, corrupt, mendacious, immoral, and such, have lost their saltiness and don’t capture the true nature of the radical left in America. Socialism is a disease of the soul.
This past week the corporate media complex sent the new political master plan and order of battle against the President out to its minions through their primary political organ, The New York Times. Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus, is a tedious article whose headline telegraphs its political purpose. It is gilded with the usual projection of the paper’s self-styled intellectual superiority, as though the six reporters are the preeminent authorities on what should have or shouldn’t have happened. (In a brief bio review, none of the six contributing reporters appear to have the executive, business, organizational, or public policy experience that would inform their writing. Nor have any of them held a job outside of a newspaper.)
The first paragraph of the NYT’s article sets the new meme for both the already announced Congressional “deep dive” into the run-up to the pandemic and the government’s reaction while laying the foundation for the upcoming 2020 election attacks on President Trump:
“Any way you cut it, this is going to be bad,” a senior medical adviser at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Carter Mecher, wrote on the night of January 28th, in an email to a group of public health experts scattered around the government and universities. “The projected size of the outbreak already seems hard to believe.”
See how this works? A doctor that you and I have never heard of, in an unnamed group of “public health experts” are privately discussing the Wuhan coronavirus. Therefore, based on that, everyone knew about the Wuhan express, except the bad man in the White House.
Then the NYT’s article veers off, contending breathlessly, that White House trade advisor, Peter Navarro, warned in a January 29th memo of the coming pandemic’s danger. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex M. Azar II, personally appraised the President in a phone call on January 30th that the coronavirus posed a grave threat.
The article continually shapes the President’s actions in response to these advisors as indifferent or dismissive – without sources, of course. Or, alternately, that he was overly concerned about the economic implications of drastic action.
(This from a media-complex that parroted the Chinese communist party line for the first month or more, and swallowed the WHO, Imperial College of London, and IHME mathematically absurd predictions on morbidity without serious question, helping to fuel confusion and hysteria.)
The problem for the NYT’s and the Democrats, of course, is that the intense focus on the President’s alleged inaction is wrong, and demonstrably so. It does, however, reveal that the radical left – the Democrats – actually care nothing about the nation’s safety or wellbeing – your safety or welfare.
They only care about the political trajectory of their drive to socialism.
The radicals dismiss the fact that this President, like every previous President – and every executive, manager, or decision-maker in any capacity – is captive to the information and potential remedies that reaches his or her office. But having information and facts are two different things. Life-altering decisions involving 320 million citizens as the baseline deserve serious thought, not snap conclusions based on unclear or limited information.
Notwithstanding the NYT’s timeline, here is what we know to be true. On January 17th, the CDC and HHS announced that the White House had authorized inbound passengers from selected countries to be re-routed to specific airports for observation and temperature checks.
On January 21st, the first case of COVID-19 was identified in the U.S. Between then and January 29th, there were numerous statements made on the virus, including the President saying that the new virus was “under control.” However, behind the scenes, there was extensive discussion and fact-checking taking place. On January 29th, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, assured the public that they “had no reason to worry,” about a pandemic.
However, that day, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Deborah L. Birx, now the response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, met with President Trump and advised him to stop air travel from China inbound to the U.S. The President, according to Dr. Fauci, without hesitation immediately agreed. The President declared a U.S. Public Health emergency and a travel ban from flights from China on January 31st.
(A more useful and accurate timeline was presented by well-known Washington attorney Cleta Mitchell in the Federalist recently. Her headline is more accurate than the NYT’s; The Real Coronavirus Chronology Shows Trump Was On Top Of It While Biden Was Mocking The Danger. It also has the advantage of brevity.)
One doesn’t have to agree to every action taken by the Trump Administration since the declaration of a national emergency on March 13th. But, to hand-stitch a history, as the NYT‘s has done, that the President “failed on the virus,” is to ignore the facts, revealing that the article is nothing more than a campaign blueprint.
On cue, the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA issued a letter to her Democrat members on Easter, outlining the need to recognize the “truth” regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, and mirrored the NYT’s battle memo, listing a series of talking points that will be used to soften up President Trump for the coming campaign.
Speaker Pelosi claimed to her caucus that Easter had afforded her the time for “prayer and reflection” which motivated her to list certain “truths” about the virus and the policy execution in Washington. She wrote, “We will overcome this moment, but success requires one fundamental from which all actions will follow: we need the truth. To succeed in this crisis, we must insist on the truth, and we must act upon it.”
Here are truths Speaker Pelosi found in her prayer time that will form the basis for the fall campaign;
Donald Trump dismantled the infrastructure handed to him; in January he was warned about this pandemic, ignored those warnings, took insufficient action and caused unnecessary death and disaster; told his loyal supporters the coronavirus was a hoax; he did not have proper testing available, and even now does not have adequate tests, masks, PPE; because of his incompetence, the strong economy Donald Trump was handed is now a disaster, causing suffering and endangering lives.
This is where we are in the spring of 2020. The Wuhan COVID-19 crisis is nothing more than a campaign stop on the radical socialist agenda of the Democrat party. They are without shame. Cold and emotionless. Without empathy for the 28,000 dead Americans, or the 22 million Americans out of work, or the millions of destroyed small businesses, or the tens of millions of shattered dreams of young Americans.
In the meantime, the communist government of China, the actual culprit that is responsible for the catastrophe overtaking the U.S. and the rest of the world, goes unmentioned, unblamed, and the Democrat radicals will no doubt fight like alley cats against holding them accountable. After all, they aren’t Donald J. Trump.