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?
Don't you understand, Dave? We're pivoting to election fraud now. And terrorists in 'Democrat-run cities'.
Thank God we have the con-servative radical Right to tell us who to hate and blame.
I certainly got the message.
Now we know Democrats are America-hating socialists, and protesters, especially antifa, are terrorists. Black lives don't matter to BLM, because they are a Marxist horde bent on overthrowing our republic and establishing a Stalinist dictatorship, and ONLY Democrat-run cites have problems.
And yes, the Post Office must be crushed because they are commies and socialists bent on delivering mail-in ballots, that clearly threaten God's Own Party with democracy.
And then there are the millions of "illegals" who voted for Hillary... GRRR.
And above all, the racist birther liar, and sociopath-in-chief Trump is the ONLY ONE who can destroy all this evil and make America great again...and again...and for all eternity.
It's unfortunate my response to Darrell's latest post will not be considered. He's very afraid of my take on his hateful falsehoods, accusations, and bigotry. I may post both positions later.
In short, his case is, "Protesters and BLM are bad, cops are good". My case was "Vandals and violent cops are bad, peaceful protesters, including BLM, are good".
They really can't tolerate facts that contradict their indoctrinated beliefs. This is how authoritarians operate.
One of us is afraid to compare and contrast our positions. I know he hates this fact, but it's his over-active amygdala again. I posted numerous facts and evidence at his BLM piece, and NONE of them were acknowledged or refuted. All he could do is quote random individuals and a known bigot.
The only thing he made clear is his intolerance for facts and good faith discussion.
Well Dave, you sure summed it up perfectly. I've been on Facebook trying to present these Trumpsters with some facts and have a civil debate. Holy s--t, I was met with many of the same statements you listed. Deflection and name calling is all they have. The original topic was "What do you think about the Federal response to the COVID pandemic"? Their reasoning was astounding. Some things they used to defend their positive or to blame the pandemic on were masks along with social distancing was proven not to work and isn't needed, the numbers are bogus, fake news, it's a stupid virus, BLM, protester, unrest in Democrat lead cities, abortion, abortion clinics and most cases are caused by going grocery shopping, just to name a few. They even tried to link North Korea and Russia to socialism. WOW!! I am now a proud ignorant, moron Demonrat. Boy, I love the god damn recognition.
I also debated the Trumpsters on BLM, the protesters and the Federal response to that situation. Pretty much the same results. This crowd was more apt to attack. "You're mentally ill, what are you smoking and you're smoking crack you f--king idiot, now white people take up arms and shoot these mother F--kers" were a few of the replies. More recognition, I guess.
So true, I've learned "They can't tolerate facts that contradict their indoctrinated beliefs". When "Don the Con" and I'm paraphrasing here said "Don't believe the things you see or read" kinda worked on these folks. There are plenty of lost souls who pledged their allegiance to this despicable con man.
They prove it day after day.
Racism isn't racism to racists.
A cult isn't a cult to a cult.
Try those two mentalities on them. They won't know what the hell you're saying, then get angry, and project by accusing you of whatever hate is inside their authoritarian-addled little brains.
Trump: “Just remember, what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what's happening.”
"A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses."
And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 1984
“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” 1984
"The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history."
"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
Thanks Dave, for refreshing this old 264k RAM memory on the "Don the Con" quote. It's probably too late to recharge the memory or get an upgrade. Ginkgo biloba time?
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