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They're Angry, Not Stupid! Why Trump Is Likely To Win Again
or may do the opposite
his take is crude and comically overstated, typical of those so easily swayed, who only watch TV (and whose numbers are legion)
>> The perception is that Chicago is a crime nightmare; San Fran is becoming a cesspool and now even normally quiet spots like Portland are becoming like third-world countries.
We don't need to kill the Electoral College, after all. Whoever dreamed this up deserves a medal.
This idea that Trump botched the covid response is widespread, and many say Biden would have handled it better. I predict that flips for Trump by election night. First, the initial outbreak happened while dems, specifically including Biden and Pelosi, were downplaying the virus and bashing Trump's air travel ban as "xenophobic." Trump did something out of the gate when a President Biden would have done nothing. Second, wearing masks seemed like a wise move from the jump, yet the "science" that Biden says he would have followed said mask wearing was unnecessary, even counterproductive. Even that "fool" Tucker (no fan of the lock down) said over and over, "does the media think we're stupid"? If masks were bad why is there this concern that there won't be enough masks for front-line workers? Third, Trump will rightly compare Cuomo's disastrous response an example of what a Biden response would have looked like. California too. Fourth, the notion that the U.S. trails the world on covid response is murky at best and is mostly moving in Trump's favor over time. Some "good" countries turned bad and the U.S. is doing OK (not great, but not the worst of the developed countries) in the most important category, the death rate from Covid (again statistics hard to compare since what we call a covid death may be classified as something different elsewhere). And, one more point...I spend at least an hour a day watching MSNBC with an open mind and spend additional time reading liberal news outlets. How many people piling on my views watch FOX news everyday? Just sayin'. Peace.
It all revolves around his inability, indeed a lack of interest in governing. He wanted the power of the Presidency...doing the job of President, not so much.
While it's difficult to prove a negative, it should be easy to substantiate a positive, i.e. that Pelosi did bash the January 31 suspension and limitation of entry. Something, anything, please?
On the same January 31st, Pelosi did issue a statement critical of an extension of the 2017 travel ban to additional, mostly African nations. Take care not to confuse the two.
You might run across a video doing just that. (The Pelosi statement, in the form of a tweet, is shown at the 4 minute mark.) Here's a relatively short FactCheck.org piece about this video.
Calling the executive order a travel ban is not inaccurate, but it is imprecise. It does not make clear that this partial ban allowed unfettered travel by US citizens and permanent residents (Section 2(a)(i)). As Ron Klain (Obama's Ebola response coordinator and first of VP Biden's chiefs of staff) said, "There's not a lot of science behind the color of your passport [allowing] entry into the United States".
The ban at the time, such as it was, was based on nationality. While Pelosi might not have called it xenophobic (evidence to the contrary invited), the ban itself was indicative of that mindset.
Again, perceptions don't match reality. Not in what Pelosi said, not in the porous (and discriminatory) nature of the travel ban. If you want to say that this is what people think happened, you'll get no disagreement. But saying that this is what actually happened calls for substantiation.
As Ricky said to Lucy, way too much "'splaining." Dissecting words is the province of people who have a losing argument. Are you saying Biden supported Trump's air travel bans? That Pelosi didn't implore people to come to Chinatown just as Covid was becoming a national issue? The ban was NOT based on nationality. It was based on where Covid was thought to be. How would president Biden have done it? I certainly did not see him saying the travel ban was a good idea in any respect. In my opinion he is going to look like a fool trying to say he would have done a better job given the statements he and other prominent Dems made at the time. (Not to mention the nursing home murders in NJ and NY at the hands of dem policy directives.) There are legion you tube posts making my point ... and just as many posts trying to "debunk" what normal people thought they heard and saw.
Had to address this separately. Are you saying that a country allowing it's own residents and citizens to return home despite a travel ban from a certain region is proof of racism or xenophobia? I'm not going to spend the time you probably have (but I don't) to research this issue but I would think it common to allow citizens to repatriate despite a travel ban.
As you wrote, way too much "splaining". Stick to the Pelosi statement and skip the distractions. I made a simple suggestion: if it is a fact that she said what you stated, provide a quote. That should be easy, There are legion you tube posts making [your] point
What you perceive as a slight ("bashing") to the travel ban is a facially affirmative appeal to visit her district's Chinatown (boosterism). "We should come to Chinatown ... and hope that others will come."
I'm not sure where her presentation might create even an impression that she was bashing the ban as xenophobic. If anything, she was speaking to germaphobia, as you noted: "Her sub point was that everything was safe covid-wise". We agree, she was wrong. The precautions being taken in the United States at the time were not adequate.
How many Americans were running to china and returning to spread covid?
Due to inadequate screening we'll never know. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/04/us/coronavirus-china-travel-restrictions.html
Were there even commercial flights? https://www.airchina.us/US/GB/info/news/
And that bottom of that barrel are the states listed on the chart below with deaths/1m population. What do those states with the horrible (scary) numbers (greater than 1K) have in common? Who stopped these great democratic governors from doing whatever they wanted to stop the "disaster"? It seems pretty clear they created the disaster that made us the bottom of the barrel.
.....But to beat this pandemic requires strong leadership at the NATIONAL level, at the top. What we have at the top just now is a President choosing to IGNORE his responsibility. That leaves 50 State Governors to fend for themselves, while the tRumpster plays "Gaslight."
Brian Kemp - Governor of Georgia Republican
Ron DeSantis - Governor of Florida Republican
Greg Abbott - Governor of Texas Republican
J.B Pritzker - Governor of Illinois Democrat
Gavin Newsom - Governor or California Democrat
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_governors#:~:text=As of January 2020, there,26 states with Republican governors.
"As of January 2020, there are 24 states with Democratic governors and 26 states with Republican governors."
This is self-explanatory.
So you introduced racism as a distraction? What happened to KISS?
Biden would not have done it, and rightly so. That should be feather in Biden's cap. Isn't that YOUR point?
No, my point concerns your posts. You sometimes post as facts what are at best perceptions. I selected an example; you distracted (see above), you diverted (asking for MY thoughts on something other than the veracity of the purported fact).
This practice doesn't help in making an underlying point. As Moynihan said,“You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.” But see @WABABC's post on postmodern conservatism.