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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said unvaccinated African Americans -- not lax coronavirus precautions in states like his -- are responsible for the surge in Covid-19 cases in his state. "The Covid is spreading, particularly most of the numbers are with the unvaccinated, and the Democrats like to blame Republicans on that," Patrick told Fox News host Laura Ingraham in an interview Thursday night. "Well, the biggest group in most states are African Americans who have not been vaccinated."

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African Americans, who have had lower rates of vaccinations, make up about 13 percent of the state population and about 16 percent of cases, while whites and Hispanics, who make up more than 80 percent of the population, have accounted for about 70 percent of cases, according to statistics from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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I mean. It was a terribly dumb thing to say, but he isn't wrong. African Americans are coming down with a covid at rates higher than their population, whites and Hispanics less than their population percentage.

#1 | Posted by ABH at 2021-08-21 07:04 PM | Reply

I'm not even going to run the math when I assume that the unvaccinated black people in Texas wallow in their ignorance at about the same rate as white Texans.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-21 07:36 PM | Reply

Blacks are barely 8% of the population. This is a racist lie.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-21 08:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead

12% Nationally & 11.8& in Texass - But still a racist lie. Just like the good 'ole days - blame it on the blacks or whatever minority.

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-08-21 10:52 PM | Reply

pathetic on top of really really sad... to the point of tragic.

#5 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-08-21 11:00 PM | Reply

"Well, the biggest group in most states are African Americans who have not been vaccinated."

That's true for pretty much all vaccines, though, because health disparaties are real.

It's racist af, but the racist right won't get vaccinated, so they squander the opportunity and suffer the same losses.

An ongoing turf war between former slaves and former slave owners.

Suddenly, the Federal Government steps in and says, you have to take this vaccine or we're all gonna suffer.

One side says, I'm not a slave, you can't tell me what I have to do.

And the other side says, I'm not a slave, you can't tell me what I have to do.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-21 11:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This was on Reddit today, road deaths per million people. It's pretty much way higher, up to double, in red states.

www.reddit.com

They just don't value human life as much in red states.

I'm not saying this is enough to prove the GOP ia a death cult, but...

I have a different opinion about the value of human life.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-21 11:38 PM | Reply

There's plenty of blame to go around, most of it lays right at the feet of Governor Abbott and his efforts to pad his resume' for when Trump needs to pick a wingman in 2024.

His message comes across as: Screw you, Texas, (and all your kids, too.) I'm on my way to Washington DC.

So, rather than look at percentages, I'm looking at the contradictions in what this article says, in the terms of sheer volume: "while whites and Hispanics, who make up more than 80 percent of the population, have accounted for about 70 percent of cases."

In the finger pointing game, how does that equate to "blame the blacks?"

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-08-22 05:45 AM | Reply

""Well, the biggest group in most states are African Americans who have not been vaccinated."

Read the article before inserting foot into mouth.

"In the finger pointing game, how does that equate to "blame the blacks?"

The article doesn't say "blame the blacks." Racist Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick did.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2021-08-22 08:34 AM | Reply

""Well, the biggest group in most states are African Americans who have not been vaccinated."

Read the article before inserting foot into mouth.

"In the finger pointing game, how does that equate to "blame the blacks?"

The article doesn't say "blame the blacks." Racist Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick did.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2021-08-22 08:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's just possible that even in Texas this jackass is considered a jackass.

#11 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-08-22 08:37 AM | Reply

Black people are not, as Patrick claimed, the biggest group of unvaccinated people in most states. Texas has 5.6 million unvaccinated white people, versus 1.9 million unvaccinated Black people, according to the Texas Tribune. A Kaiser Family Foundation report published this week found that white adults account for the largest share of unvaccinated adults in the U.S.

www.huffpost.com

Feck you, you race baiting POS ignoramus Patrick. And stay in Texas. None of the other 49 states want anything to do with you.

#12 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-08-22 10:06 AM | Reply

The numbers:

Number of White/Black people in Texas:
22.82 million/3.74 million
(population of Texas, 29 million, then 29m*78.7%, 29m*12.9%, percentages from
www.census.gov)

Total population white/black: 22.82+3.74=26.56

Contribution of unvaccinated WRT the States total White/Black population:
5.6/26.56*100=21.1%
1.9/26.56*100=7.15%

Percentage unvaccinated within each group:
5.6/22.82*100=25% White unvaccinated.
1.9/3.74*100= 51% Black unvaccinated.

Findings: Within these two defined groups, Blacks are twice as likely not to be vaccinated as Whites in Texas, while the sheer number of unvaccinated Whites present 75% of the unvaccinated White/Black population in Texas (75%=(5.6/(5.6+1.9))*100)

#13 | Posted by YAV at 2021-08-22 11:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A good follow up question would have been:
What has Texas Lt Gov Dan Patrick done to reduce health disparaties for black Texans?

(crickets)

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-22 11:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#14 A better question for this racist piece of filth would have been, "Where do you get your pointy hood laundered?" "Racist says what?"

#15 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-08-22 11:32 AM | Reply

13

Way to kill the thread

LOL

#16 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-22 12:24 PM | Reply

It's just possible that even in Texas this jackass is considered a jackass.

#11 | POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS AT 2021-08-22 08:37 AM | FLAG:

He's a professional whiner that built a following from AM radio. He was elected in a very, very safe Republican district off the back of that and the Texas version of the Tea Party. His current approval rating is all of 37%.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-22 04:10 PM | Reply

His current approval rating is all of 37%.
#17 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

More or less guaranteeing him reelection.

#18 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-08-22 06:47 PM | Reply

If he went back the Texas Senate he would definitely win... but it's the 7th district. It'd be very hard for him to lose.

With Abbott, they're about to be in the race of their lives.

#19 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-22 08:33 PM | Reply

In Texas, we like our racism out in the open, plain with no garnish thank you.

#20 | Posted by e1g1 at 2021-08-23 11:52 AM | Reply

He's a professional whiner that built a following from AM radio.
#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg

How come those people find so much success in republican politics?

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-08-23 12:31 PM | Reply

How come those people find so much success in republican politics?

#21 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2021-08-23 12:31 PM | FLAG:

Likely many reasons. They get 5-15 hours of content to put out a week to a local audience and get paid to do it. Their opponents end up buying ads on the same program their opponent is speaking on just to get a few seconds in. Who really listens to AM radio in 2021 anyways? Old, mostly white Republican males for talk shows and Mexicans for tejano stations.

#22 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-23 01:52 PM | Reply

I think it is worth noting that the vast majority of hardcore right wing conservatives are white males over fifty years of age. That indicates they will be dying off in due course. Question is, as other generations age will they too become increasingly conservative? (I suspect the answer is 'yes', but in smaller percentages.)

#23 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-08-23 01:56 PM | Reply

Likely many reasons. They get 5-15 hours of content to put out a week to a local audience and get paid to do it. Their opponents end up buying ads on the same program their opponent is speaking on just to get a few seconds in. Who really listens to AM radio in 2021 anyways? Old, mostly white Republican males for talk shows and Mexicans for tejano stations.

#22 | Posted by sitzkrieg

So what? You could move one of them into my house and let him spew lies into my ear 24/7 and it won't make be believe him. Simply getting air time isn't the reason these moron radio hosts get elected. Why does the republican base embrace the people you call "professional whiners?" and think they should run the country instead of experienced adults?

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-08-23 02:27 PM | Reply

Oh you don't want a technical answer, you what the rhetorical one. You could just say that. It's to pwn the libs.

This is the generation that used socialist as an insult so much it became a generic euphemism for pretty much any social programs in a capitalist system.

#25 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-23 03:55 PM | Reply

Note, when they pwn the libs, they're rarely running against liberals, let alone Democrats. It's Republicans running against other Republicans in gerrymandered Republican districts. To win that you spend 10 hours a week on AM radio calling your opponent a Republican In Name Only for any flimsy pretext you can come up with.

#26 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-23 03:58 PM | Reply

This is the generation that used socialist as an insult so much it became a generic euphemism for pretty much any social programs in a capitalist system.

#25 | Posted by sitzkrieg

and yet you keep voting for them - A party you admit selects irresponsible leaders out of spite. Is your goal to bring about america's downfall by electing these morons? That's why putin is helping to do it.

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-08-23 05:21 PM | Reply

Ahh you got me! What I've been doing is sneaking around and putting Dan Patrick For Life stickers on people's cars while they're in Starbucks.

#28 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-23 05:42 PM | Reply

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