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Thursday, April 02, 2020

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced a statewide shelter-in-place order on Wednesday night in an effort to curtail the rapid spread of the coronavirus in his state. Kemp had recently come under pressure to implement stricter measures, with several Georgia mayors surpassing Kemp to announce their own shelter-in-place orders, including in Atlanta, Savannah, and Athens.

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Another tragically stupid Red State Governor uses tragically stupid excuse to avoid blame for being tragically stupid on Covid-19.

...No one could have anticipated.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-04-02 06:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

I've known this for many weeks.
Who am I compared to a Governor of a State?
Is this what sticking to right-wing propaganda stations and outlets does to you?

#2 | Posted by YAV at 2020-04-02 06:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Here is another story about another Stupid Red State Governor showing how stupid Presnit informs Stupid Governor's stupid Covid-19 response.

Spoiler alert: It's a 'Florida Man'.

www.cnn.com

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-04-02 06:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Making sure to always have "Plausible Deniability" is the real GOP lesson learned from the Iran-Contra Scandal.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-02 07:26 PM | Reply

Dereliction of duty.

#5 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-04-02 07:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Righties are always uninformed -------.

This fine specimen is in charge of a state but apparently hasn't been paying attention to a pandemic going on the last two months.

Congrats, righties. This is the best you can do.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-02 11:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The GOP loves their poorly informed morons so much, they elect them Governor, and even in the last two instances POTUS!

I was going to end it there, but I just had a thought that enraged me. Yeah, W was dumb as a box of rocks, but I think in his way he probably cared and I think he did his best as POTUS given his limited mental capacity. But Combover Quisling is a different story, not stupid so much as lazy, incurious, and his narcissism stops him from caring about anybody but himself. He is truly evil as he will have allowed over 100,000 Americans to die because his mental illness kept him from thinking about his duty to the American people and instead he lied and minimized the problem because he thought it would hurt his reelection chances.

#7 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-04-03 03:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Kemp lives only 6 1/2 miles from the CDC. Doesn't have a TV? Incurious. Trump sycophant. Lying douchebag...

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-04-03 04:06 AM | Reply

"I learned of asymptomatic carriers just 24 hours ago."

LOL ~ That isn't even good plausible deniability. In fact, it so astoundingly stupid it sounds exactly like what Trump would tell him to say.

Of course, the other excuse was worse ~~ (((I was waiting for Trump to tell me what to do.)))

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-03 05:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Governor Abrams would have known better, would have listened to experts, and would have handled this situation professionally.

Every sane person knows this.

Another job well done, MAGAts.

#10 | Posted by anton at 2020-04-03 06:39 AM | Reply

Do ANY Republicans tell the truth anymore?
I mean, you know, for such a Church Going Crowd...........

#11 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-04-03 07:51 AM | Reply

"He is truly evil"

I have been reminded often since Trump has become president, and especially in the last week or so, of a book I read years ago, M. Scott Peck's People of the Lie. Trump is absolutely an evil person as Peck defines the term:

If the central defect of the evil is not one of conscience, then where does it reside? The essential psychological problem of human evil, I believe, is a particular variety of narcissism.

Narcissism, or self-absorption, takes many forms. Some are normal. Some are normal in childhood but not in adulthood. Some are more distinctly pathological than others. The subject is as complex as it is important. It is not the purpose of this book, however, to give a balanced view of the whole topic, so we will proceed immediately to that particular pathologic variant that Erich Fromm called "malignant narcissism."

Malignant narcissism is characterized by an unsubmitted will. All adults who are mentally healthy submit themselves one way or another to something higher than themselves, be it God or truth or love or some other ideal. They do what God wants them to do rather than what they would desire. "Thy will, not mine, be done," the God-submitted person says. They believe in what is true rather than what they would like to be true. . . In summary, to a greater or lesser degree, all mentally healthy individuals submit themselves to the demands of their own conscience. Not so the evil, however. In the conflict between their guilt and their will, it is the guilt that must go and the will that must win. . . .

"Pride goeth before the fall," it is said, and of course laymen simply call pride what we have labeled with the fancy psychiatric term of "malignant narcissism." Being at the very root of evil, it is no accident that Church authorities have generally considered pride first among the sins. By the sin of pride they do not generally mean the sense of legitimate achievement one might enjoy after a job well done. While such pride, like normal narcissism, may have its pitfalls, it is also part of healthy self-confidence and a realistic sense of self-worth. What is meant is rather a kind of pride that unrealistically denies our inherent' sinfulness and imperfection"a kind of overweening pride or arrogance that prompts people to reject and even attack the judgment implied by the day-to-day evidence of their own inadequacy. . . [T]he malignantly narcissistic insist upon "affirmation independent of all findings."


www.journeytoforever.org

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-03 08:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

This is Trump through and through:

A predominant characteristic, however, of the behavior of those I call evil is scapegoating. Because in their hearts they consider themselves above reproach, they must lash out at anyone who does reproach them. They sacrifice others to preserve their self-image of perfection. . . .

Scapegoating works through a mechanism psychiatrists call projection. Since the evil, deep down, feel themselves to be faultless, it is inevitable that when they are in conflict with the world they will invariably perceive the conflict as the world's fault. Since they must deny their own badness, they must perceive others as bad. They project their own evil onto the world. They never think of themselves as evil; on the other hand, they consequently see much evil in others. . . .

Evil, then, is most often committed in order to scapegoat, and the people I label as evil are chronic scapegoaters.


Anyone who is interested can read more here:

www.journeytoforever.org

So, what can we do now that we have an evil person as POTUS? Because of Republican politicians' cowardice and of Barr's hamstringing of the DOJ, there is nothing we can do at this point, but vote him out of office in November. God willing and the coronavirus doesn't prevent us from having a free and fair election this fall.

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-03 08:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Straight out of the COVFEFE-45 book of lying, revise obvious history. Well played, Trumpvoter idiots, you built this.

#14 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-04-03 08:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday

It became apparent pretty early on in the 2016 GOP primaries that the candidates were either just plain dumb (Rick Perry being a great example) or could not come up with a rational reason for their policies and ideas (Rubio). Then you had Trump. He didn't even try. Just made sheet up. Pandered to the bottled up and plain wrong emotional thoughts of the right without offering actual facts. Populism at it's worst.

The right of today is a lost cause in terms of things that make sense.

#15 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-03 09:43 AM | Reply

Does it occur to you that the Gov. is lying? Of course he's lying. He's not stupid, he is evil, but he's not stupid.
Don't believe anything that piece of filth says.
BTW, he stole the election that made him governor and nothing he ever says or does will erase that crime.
Republicans suffer from self=hatred issues.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-03 09:58 AM | Reply

It is either a lie or dereliction of duties. Should be removed from office.

#17 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-03 10:51 AM | Reply

Should be removed from office.

#17 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-03 10:

He should resign, but incompetent Republicans never do.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-03 10:55 AM | Reply

It's tough to get Georgians to understand science.

To be fair Georgia just found out about evolution.

And they still don't believe that either.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-03 11:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Here is the Georgia Dept of Public Health Commissioner, Dr Kathleen Toomey, discussing asymptomatic shedding on March 26.
twitter.com

Someone should ask her if she had provided that information to the Governor's office.

#20 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-04-03 11:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#19 | Posted by donnerboy

I kind of agree with you on that. Outside Atlanta Metro area Georgia is one backward state and even Atlanta isn't a ray of sunshine. A very conservative friend moved to Atlanta for a few years for a work transfer. He couldn't wait to get out of there... He's back in Texas now.

#21 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-03 12:12 PM | Reply

#20 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce

The answer is probably "yes - weeks ago"...

#22 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-03 12:13 PM | Reply

I kind of agree with you on that. Outside Atlanta Metro area Georgia is one backward state and even Atlanta isn't a ray of sunshine. A very conservative friend moved to Atlanta for a few years for a work transfer. He couldn't wait to get out of there... He's back in Texas now.

#21 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

Sounds like he lowered the average state-wide IQ of each state when he moved back to Texas.

#23 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-04-03 12:37 PM | Reply

Governor Brian Kemp after the epidemic is over: "I just want to tell you good luck. We're all counting on you".

#24 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-04-03 01:59 PM | Reply

And I used to think that Georgia was the 'educated' heart of the South. Ha! Move over Alabama, Mississippi, Loozyana and Carolinas, because Georgia is making a run for the "stupid award". Florida needs to step up it's game if they want to repeat.

#25 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-04-03 05:01 PM | Reply

Just a reminder that Republicans are dumb and only elect other people who are dumb.

#26 | Posted by Tor at 2020-04-03 05:41 PM | Reply

There needs to be an IQ test for all (R)tards running for office.
Too many dumber than a bag of hammer (R)tards in Governorships, Congress, and the White House.

#27 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-04 12:59 AM | Reply

"Stupidity is the same as evil, if you judge by the results."

Margaret Atwood

#28 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-04-04 03:31 PM | Reply

Too bad there are no Brian Kemp supporters here on the DR. Some insight into the reasoning behind supporting someone so clueless as Kemp would be enlightening.

#29 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-04 06:03 PM | Reply

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