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Saturday, March 21, 2020

President Trump has unleashed a humanitarian and economic disaster on his own people. There is no way to escape this fact.

While other places " Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea etc. " prepared for the coronavirus and took proactive measures to prevent its spread, Trump did nothing. As a result, the United States now faces a domestic crisis unseen since the Great Depression. This is the result of political malpractice, not merely biological bad luck.

But Trump does not have a monopoly on political malpractice. As the crisis has spread, Democratic Party leaders - Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader Schumer and presumptive Dem nominee Joe Biden - have either been MIA or short on solutions. The leader of one party has caused a national calamity, while the leaders of the other have nothing much to say.

With Democratic leaders thinking small, a majority of the public now actually approves of Trump's catastrophic pandemic management, according to a new poll.

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Incredibly, a handful of arch-conservative Republicans have been able to take public credit for advancing the popular, progressive idea of just sending every household a large check for the duration of the crisis. Pelosi explicitly rejected that very idea in early talks among House Democrats, overruling pleas from Democratic economists.

Unfortunately, a significant block of committed partisans in both parties has lost the capacity for self-reflection. Among Republicans, this manifests as the maniacal cult of personality surrounding Trump. In the Democratic Party, it registers as widespread loyalty to a leadership that is increasingly obviously unfit for the emergency at hand. We face not only a crisis of leadership, but a crisis of democracy in which members of both parties accept calamitous government as normal and inevitable.

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This, to me, has been mind-boggling - Cheatolini has FUBARed this and Democratic leaders have failed to step into the leadership void.

Unbelievable.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-03-21 05:18 PM | Reply

The house passed a relief bill.
Biden gave a speech laying out a plan and reassuring the public.
Bernie sounds like an Oracle for pushing free testing and M4All.

The dems have this.

But that gets lost is the orange cluster frak shartnado of the GOP response.

Lying, insider trading and blame shifting is all they have.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-21 05:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Perhaps they know better than to be seen as politicizing this disaster. Their efforts will be in legislation; like turning Yurtl'es top down stimulus into something that helps those who need help.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-21 05:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Three months too late, what was so important in Jan and Feb?

You mean, when Donnie was screeching "Democratic Hoax!" and golfing.

Since then. What has Donnie proposed?

More nothing?

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-03-21 06:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Biden gave Trump's campaign a bunch of free ammo when he said travel restrictions were racist. Biden does better when he keeps his yapper shut, and that seems to be his current strategy.

#6 | Posted by LIVE_OR_DIE at 2020-03-21 06:19 PM | Reply

Biden does better when he keeps his yapper shut, and that seems to be his current strategy.
#6 | POSTED BY LIVE_OR_DIE

Until Monday .. then lets see if he can do 90minutes!

#8 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-03-21 06:36 PM | Reply

#4 The Senate would have blocked any dem bill that gave money to the poor and you know that.

The dems passed a bill that would help in this emergency and the GOP promptly went on vacation.

Besides we don't need new laws, we need a competent admin.

Perpetual failure trampy isn't up to the job.

#10 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-21 07:48 PM | Reply

Cheatolini has FUBARed this and Democratic leaders have failed to step into the leadership void.
Unbelievable.

#1 | POSTED BY LEFTCOASTLAWYER/i>

How? Other than legislation to lessen the impact there's nothing for Dem leaders to do.

HHS is a cabinet level position who runs all the alphabet soup organizations like CDC. They're part of the executive branch. So how do you propose the Dems like Biden lead?

Also, do you really think it's appropriate to have people who don't have that position of leadership undercutting Trump publicly? Trump chaos is bad enough without other people adding to it.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-21 08:10 PM | Reply

Why do the poor always get nothing? Working poor get a little,if they jump through hoops.
Middle income and up they just hand it over. Super rich, it gets given without them even asking for it. Assistance seems geared toward those who need it least in a progressively generous way.
This sucks!

#12 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-03-21 08:32 PM | Reply

What a stupid article.

#13 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-03-21 08:34 PM | Reply

"How Did Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden Screw This Up?"

Nancy screwed up by never interrupting your opponent while he's making a mistake. She may have killed the GOP along with 1.1-2.2 million people. That's shrewd. Probably one of the most daring acts of American politics I've ever seen in my life. She would make an excellent President.

Joe Biden screwed this up by not running in 2016.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-21 09:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nancy Pelosi's chances of becoming President might actually be rising faster than the number of known Coronavirus cases!

TINGLE

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-21 09:49 PM | Reply

The dems passed a bill that would help in this emergency and the GOP promptly went on vacation.

Wrong, you need better fact sources.

The House passed the bill on a Saturday, but because of errors didn't finalize it until Monday evening and delivered it to the Senate the next Tuesday morning, the Senate passed it on Wednesday afternoon.

Trump signs coronavirus relief legislation into law

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-21 10:28 PM | Reply

Nancy Pelosi's chances of becoming President might actually be rising faster than the number of known Coronavirus cases!

Why do you think she wants Trump to use Emergency Prodction Powers?

You really aren't keeping up with things.

#17 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-03-21 10:40 PM | Reply

Haha. RoC and Mackris interrupted Snoofy just as he was about to rub one off.

...had the candles lit and everything

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-03-22 12:03 AM | Reply

#16 The dems did pass the law, while the GOP went on vacation. They could have stayed and worked with the dems in this national emergency, but instead just cribbed Nancy's notes after trying to push their pathetic tax cut. The GOP are useless. SAD!

#19 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-22 01:21 AM | Reply

#19

Still not true, no matter how many times you repeat it.

Sad.

#20 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-22 11:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

LCL=FakeLawyer.
You Overplayed your hand one too many times hilljack.

#21 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-03-22 12:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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