March 8, 2020


Donald Trump has become the leader of the dumbest suicide cult ever (Joshua Holland, 3/07/20, Raw Story)

"Democrats are about twice as likely as Republicans to say the coronavirus poses an imminent threat to the United States," according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to "say they are taking steps to be prepared, including washing their hands more often or limiting their travel plans."

Americans, who often consume news based on their political preferences, have received two different views of the virus's potential impact.

Trump has accused the media and his political adversaries of trying to derail his re-election campaign by amping up alarm over the dangers posed by the virus. He has largely sought to cast it as a comparatively minor threat, comparing its risk to the less deadly seasonal flu.

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh told listeners last week that, "The coronavirus is the common cold" and was merely being "weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump." [...]

In related news, The New York Times reported that "Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper has urged American military commanders overseas not to make any decisions related to the coronavirus that might surprise the White House or run afoul of President Trump's messaging on the growing health challenge.... Mr. Esper's directive, delivered last week during a video teleconference call with combatant commanders around the world, is the latest iteration of Mr. Trump's efforts to manage public fears over the disease, even as it continues to spread around the world."

In. The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry, one of the main villains is Donald's soulmate, Woodrow Wilson and the totalitarian means he used to pursue WWI.  His censorship and disinformation helped prevent effective response to the flu.  Indeed, one of the reasons it was historically known as the Spanish flu was because Spain reported on the outbreak honestly while Wilson would not allow the same here.

Posted by at March 8, 2020 9:46 AM