Will you die from the coronavirus? That may depend on whether your governor is a Democrat or a Republican.
To be fair, some Republican governors have responded to the coronavirus responsibly putting their constituents first. The governors of Ohio (Mike DeWine), Maryland(Larry Hogan), and Massachusetts (Charlie Baker) have treated this like the serious crisis it is and not as a partisan hoax created by China, Democrats, and Jim Acosta to destroy Donald Trump.
But it’s been governors like New York’s Andrew Cuomo, California’s Gavin Newsome, Washington’s Jay Inslee, Louisiana’s John Bel Edwards, and Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer whose name Donald Trump can’t bother himself to learn, who has lead this nation through this crisis.
While Andrew Cuomo has been the leader for this entire nation, not just New York, delivering facts and blunt assessments of the crisis, Donald Trump has lied, vilified, and expressed more concern over his TV ratings and if he’s number one on Facebook.
Then, you have idiot Republican governors following Donald Trump’s lead. To be a leader of a state, you need to acquaint yourself with facts and not just propaganda, dogma, or partisan bullshit. In Governor Brian Kemp’s case, he waited two months before learning the fact that asymptomatic people can spread the disease which finally made him shut down Georgia. But another fact he’s had at least three years to learn is that DONALD TRUMP IS A LIAR AND AN IDIOT!!!
Sorry, I yelled.
Donald Trump is a liar, an idiot, and he doesn’t care about you or anything that isn’t Donald Trump.
But it may not matter what party your governor belongs to since there are open borders between states. People can travel to New York from Georgia, where idiot Kemp has reopened the beaches, and bring the virus with them while getting sand in your carpet (and it gets everywhere).
Instead of shutting his state down, the governor of Mississippi, Tate Reeves, decided all he had to do was pray that God would give Donald Trump wisdom. Again. Three years, fucko. No wisdom. There are some miracles God can’t perform. The governors in Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, and Missouri have responded similarly.
Which brings us to Florida…again.
Florida is one of the states hardest hit by the coronavirus, yet it took an extremely long time for Governor Ron DeSantis to shut the state down. He wouldn’t even shut down the beaches during spring break. Today, the churches are still open and God still hasn’t given Trump wisdom.
Florida is the third most populous state in the nation with 21 million people. DeSantis has proven he’s not up this moment in history. On Thursday, he said he’s considering reopening Florida’s schools. His reasoning? The coronavirus doesn’t affect kids.
He said, “This particular pandemic is one where I don’t think nationwide, there’s been a single fatality under 25. For whatever reason, it just doesn’t seem to threaten, you know, kids.”
And he backed it up with, “I think the data on that has been 100% consistent. I’ve not seen any deviation on that.”
As a governor of a state with 21 million people, he shouldn’t make statements like “I think the data has been 100% consistent” if he can’t say that with 100% accuracy. The thing is, the virus does infect kids.
The virus does kill kids. It HAS killed kids. DeSantis should know that. And even if it doesn’t kill them, they are carriers and can spread it to other people. In Florida, at least 1,200 cases have been in the 15-24 ranges.
Part of DeSantis’ strategy, or maybe his entire strategy, is to follow Trump on this. He said he based his decision to finally shut the state down on Trump’s somber “demeanor.” Again, he had three years to learn this (longer actually but I’m being generous and spotting him a few years for his disadvantage of being a Republican). Donald Trump lies and only thinks of Donald Trump. And, he tapes his hair to his head. What does that have to do with the coronavirus? Nothing but I like reminding you that he tapes his hair to his head.
So, it may not just be Republican governors who kill you. It may be a Republican president. By the time I’m done writing today’s blog, there may be more deaths from the coronavirus than lies from Donald Trump. That’s around 19,000 and it’s a huge number. And every day during his press conferences where he doesn’t provide anything new or substantial but talks for two hours about himself, both numbers grow (but his hair doesn’t).
If you live in Florida or any southern state with a Republican governor, I’m so sorry. And if you live in the United States of America, we’re all sorry.
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