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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, November 21, 2020

More than a year ago, I argued in these pages that if Donald Trump held virtually any other position of responsibility in modern society, he would already have been removed from that role. Yesterday nearly 2,000 Americans died of COVID-19. By Thanksgiving Day, another 10,000 to 15,000 will have perished. By year's end, who knows? And meanwhile the person in charge of guiding the national response does nothing. Or worse than nothing. He tweets in rage. He fires anyone suspected of disloyalty. He encourages endless lawsuits that are tossed out of court one after another but that, one after another, do cumulative damage to confidence in elections and democracy. His cat's-paw in charge of the General Services Administration does what none of her predecessors ever dared, pretending that the outcome of the election is still in doubt.

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I can't really say which is worse:
That Trump's inaction cost hundreds of thousands of lives.
Or that Republicans will never be able to bring themselves to admit it.

I suppose that's a distinction without a difference, since it takes two to tango.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-11-21 04:01 PM | Reply

@#1

How the Republican party goes forward into the future after January 20, 2021 is probably a topic, a thread, with many comments.

(please note that I use the word "leader" {and its derivative forms} loosely in this comment, give me that slack. But that is a whole different thread...)

For now, I'll proffer that Pres Trump is the current leader of the Republican Party.

I will also proffer that I do not see anyone on the horizon who might take away the Republican leadership position away from the then fmr Pres Trump on Jan 21.

The Republican has become deferential, indeed kowtowing, to the Tweet of Damocles wielded by Pres Trump.

With more than 75% of Republican voters saying they support Pres Trump, how is a Republican candidate for sanity to talk to her/his constituents?

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-11-21 09:20 PM | Reply

Lobotomize them. They'd be smarter and more empathetic.

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-11-21 09:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Shame is the only word I can think of for Trump and all Republicans. You have unnecessarily caused the deaths of 250,000 people. You don't get to somehow forget that. No, you are responsible. You caused these deaths. Trump and the rest of you should not just get to walk away from this. There needs to be consequences for you, your family and your supporters. I suggest that they lose their right to vote for the rest of their lives. I suggest they lose all Social Security benefits for the rest of their lives. These people are inhuman pieces of filth, we need to deal with them as such. This is why the Sausage Party left here, they realized we were going to finally come to a place and blame them for the harm they supported and they couldn't face it. They are s**t! I don't miss a simgle one of them. Let them know that there is no forgiveness, they have supported a President who presided over the deaths of 250,000 people while doing virtually nothing to avert it. Shameful! It is shame for him, of course, but it is also shame for every single supporter of him. You are responsible for the deaths of thousands of people while you idiots went to rallies and cheered for that murderer. Shameful! There is no excuse. There is no forgiveness. You people are simply horrible people. Live with that.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-11-24 09:09 AM | Reply

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