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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Like seemingly everything else in America, the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked its fair share of bitter, polarizing debates: over masks, over distancing, over vaccines. Lockdowns are no exception. One assumption many Americans seem to make is that the more a government limits gatherings, mandates masks, restricts business activity and advises residents to stay at home, the more economic damage it will do. Among the loudest of these voices is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican who raised his national profile by allowing bars and restaurants to operate at full indoor capacity during America's horrific holiday surge, then effectively banned mask mandates once Florida started to recover " all in the name of supporting business.

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Sad thing is, viewers of FoxNews will simply refuse to believe this is true.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-06-08 04:49 PM | Reply

#1 they'll latch on to some other metric that's irrelevant but makes FL and TX look better.

Expect employment rate to be pushed hard.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2021-06-08 06:09 PM | Reply

How many people does it take to scoop up all the dead bodies from the Spring Break covid surge and the electrical grid fail?

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-06-08 08:56 PM | Reply

Republicans want normal people to do worse economically. Republicans only want successful people to do better economically. And if you're up or you're not successful.

Doing worse economically is a core Republican value.

And just look at the red States. On average, yhey are economically worse off than the blue States.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-08 09:00 PM | Reply

Wow. I'm shocked this thread hasn't gotten any play.

I figured Madbomber would have gotten some kind of sign to address this.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2021-06-09 09:15 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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