No, the political left – which includes Democrat leadership and their cronies in the left-wing media – are NOT cheering on the Coronavirus and its economic impact on America. We should only wish that is all they were doing.
They are promoting and advancing the deleterious effects of the Coronavirus outbreak for perceived political benefit. In the perverse would of Democrat politics, the bad news is good news. As the former Obama White House Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emmanuel callously once put it, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
Today, Emmanuel claims that he only meant we should learn for it, but that was not in any way shape or form the context in which he offered that cynical advice. He was speaking politically. More than ever, the Democratic Party – and their echo chamber in the media – are acting on that advice.
It was not so long ago that a left-wing television personality opined that the only way to beat President Trump would be a recession. He suggested that the #NeverTrump Resistance Movement should hope and pray for one.
Well, they now have it – and they are taking full advantage of it.
In a previous commentary, I raised the warning that in terms of nasty biased political posturing, “we ain’t seen nothing yet.”
MSNBC and CNN are promoting the panic and distrust in the Trump administration, the Republicans in Congress and Republican mayors and governors. Not only are the host and anchors pushing Democrat political propaganda, but they are pulling in every Democrat they can for interviews or as so-called analysts.
While Democrats – like New York Mayor Bill de Blasio – pleads and pleads for aid from Washington IMMEDIATELY, he approves of Democrats in the Senate now twice voting to block $500 billion in immediate financial relief. Democrats claim it is just another big business bailout that does nothing for the small enterprises and the workers. Actually, the GOP legislation has $300 billion for small businesses.
The Republican bill is nothing like the Obama stimulus package that subsidized the Wall Street Banking and major corporations without any restrictions on the use of the money – including big bonuses for executives and corporations buying back their stock instead of expanding the business and hiring more employees. Still, Democrats – and the media – keep advancing their standard mendacious political narratives.
Even as they criticize the President and congressional Republicans, Democrats do what they do best: seize every opportunity to spend and squander taxpayer money by attaching their pet spending projects onto emergency legislation.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took to the airwaves in an attempt to have Trump end the federal lawsuit against Obamacare. She said it would end pre-existing conditions coverage and coverage for offspring up to 20 years old. Technically that is true, but the Republican replacement proposals all protect that coverage. In the middle of the Coronavirus, Pelosi shamefully offered up her political agenda that has nothing to do with the Coronavirus — just another crisis not to waste politically.
In the orgy of piling on pet projects, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren wants student loan forgiveness to be part of a stimulus package. Others want to enact universal vote by mail. These are issues worthy of debate on their own but have little to do with addressing the immediate crisis.
Democrats are peddling fear that the economy is on the verge of another Great Depression. That is not true – but simply political fearmongering. During his appearance on MSNBC, Rahm Emanuel used the term “depression economy” to describe the situation today. More fearmongering.
In fact, as of today, we are not even officially in a recession. We are in a temporary government-induced shutdown – and arguably one that has been created, at least partially, by an overreaction mentality AND by Democrat fearmongering.
If you follow the news on CNN or MSNBC, you are likely to believe that there is a massive shortage TODAY of masks, rubber gloves, protective garments, ventilators, hospital beds, and test kits. The situation is not as bad as they say. Most of the concern is over FUTURE needs – and that is justified.
Mayor de Blasio said that New York hospitals could suffer shortfalls IN A WEEK OR SO. In other words, the supply on hand is meeting the needs at this moment. Planning ahead is a necessary strategy but giving the impression that scores of people are currently dying for lack of medical equipment is simply not true.
The position of the Democratic Party is that we should do more to shut down more of the American economy – creating more economic hardship across the land and, by an extension (they believe), more political damage to Trump and the GOP. Democrats are calling for a national house arrest. Okay, they do not call it that, but the only things missing are the ankle bracelets.
It is starting to be a toss-up as to whether the Coronavirus or Democrat fearmongering poses the greatest threat to the Republic at this moment
So, there ‘tis.