The rapidly expanding list of thousands of dead Americans from Covid-19 was avoidable. So too was Herman Cain’s death.
But certain events occurred that sealed his fate. It will prove to be our nation’s worst failure of leadership. That failure quickly resulted in more American deaths than the 47,434
And the body count is rising every day. How long before it reaches a half million, surpassing the American death toll in World War II?
The worst failure of leadership in American history wasn’t an accident. It was through deliberate malfeasance, willful ignorance, dereliction of duty and criminal negligence.
The “Pandemic Playbook” left by the Obama Administration was discarded. The Trump administration didn’t prioritize a mass mobilization of testing, social distancing, masks, ventilators and Personal Protection Equipment. Trump did the opposite. He minimized, denied and dismissed the threat of the Covid-19 virus for too long. His followers got the message. “It’s a hoax!”. “It’s a democrat conspiracy!” And as Rush Limbaugh claimed, it’s just the “common cold”.
Every victim of Covid-19 is a separate heartbreaking tragedy, leaving grieving friends and family.
It’s also heartbreaking to see so many dedicated medical professionals like Dr. Fauci slimed by far Right conspiracy nuts. It’s heartbreaking to hear the president praise a deranged pediatrician for saying, “Hello, you don’t need a mask. There is a cure.” She means hydroxychloroquine.
Trump responded: “I thought she was very impressive, in the sense that, from where she came — I don’t know what country she comes from — but she said that she’s had tremendous success with hundreds of different patients. I thought her voice was an important voice, but I know nothing about her.”
“I thought she was very impressive... but I know nothing about her.” Clearly the judgment of a stable genius.
Dr. Stella Immanuel is the medical “stable genius” who warns of “Alien DNA in medicine”, “a vaccine to prevent people from being religious”, and “people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches” , among other delusions that would qualify as certifiable mental illness.
So, onward they march. “Good conservatives” follow their leader’s example, refuse to wear masks, and attack Dr. Fauci.
A certain kind of news story is becoming a pattern these days. People who had previously expressed disdain for masks, rejected medical opinion, or disbelieved and denied the danger of the virus, are dying from Covid. They lose. Darwin wins.
But the Leader wanted a rally. Masks optional.
Ah, the cheering crowd! The glory! The pageantry! The FLAGS!
Yes, a cult is not a cult to a cult, no matter the consequences.
A short stroll down Herman Cain’s Twitter trail tells the story.
From the Tulsa Trump rally: “Here’s just a few of the #BlackVoicesForTrump at tonight’s rally! Having a fantastic time!” (Photo showing his group without masks.)
To the hospital: On Trump’s July 4th rally/celebration at Mt. Rushmore, tweeting: "Masks will not be mandatory for the event, which will be attended by President Trump. PEOPLE ARE FED UP!"
To the end: “You're never ready for the kind of news we are grappling with this morning. But we have no choice but to seek and find God's strength and comfort to deal.”
The last tweet was posted by someone on his staff. RIP, Herman. You don’t need a mask anymore.
How could this have happened?
I’m sure it was a fluke. Masks are for libs, the silly snowflakes. Real men and women (conservative men and women, obviously) don’t need no stinkin’ masks.
Like Louie Gohmert, still owning the libs. Louis too, was “FED UP!”
It’s no wonder the US has shown nothing but unprecedented victory after victory in our war on covid, thanks to outstanding Republican leadership and the “war president”.
America, consider yourself “liberated”. We have won! Nobody in the world whupped the corona virus like Trump whupped it.
USA! USA! We’re number one!
Ignore all the human sacrifice, the suffering of survivors, the collapsing economy, the rampant police brutality, the racism, the looming depression, the imminent homelessness crisis, etc. These constitute the steep price Americans must pay for Trump’s ego, ignorance, power, and ambition for re-election.
Every sacrifice the American people make will be to the glorification of Donald Trump.
That’s what’s most important to keep America great, amirite?