Sunday, July 5, 2020

Pandemic Diary Day 111: GOP Message 'Just Live With It' is Insulting and Dangerous

Dear Diary,

The Republican party's final surrender to Trump and the coronavirus is complete. 

Proof: Trump and minions are now messaging a new approach to their losing battle against COVID-19...

"Just live with it."

A real catchy slogan if you ask me. This abdication of safety is the final glass of Kool aid for Trump's minions. Drink, or sink. It's a desperate time for Republican's running for office this November.

This new message, or tactic, is doomed no matter how you look at it. 

Trump is literally asking his supporters to ignore reality and act like the virus is a bug that will magically disappear one day. If they're devoted Trumplicans they won't mind risking their lives (and their loved ones and friends) to re-elect the worst president in American history.

The Trump re-election campaign and the Republican cowards in Congress are going to have a hard time convincing people everything is alright while the coronavirus death toll surpasses 130,000 and counting.

It's a tough sell when the whole country is fighting outbreaks from coast-to-coast and when over 50,000 Americans are testing positive for COVID-19 daily.

By having super spreader events like Tulsa and 4th of July at Mt. Rushmore, the Republicans are insuring the virus won't go away anytime soon.

The planned Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, promises to be another super spreader event where masks won't be required. 

I suppose that's why I'm puzzled. How can anyone with common sense follow our wannabe dictator to death's door just to get his orange ass re-elected?

It's scary. It's a cult. Trump followers deny science for the sake of racist ideology. He's a serial liar and world class narcissist intent on rolling back America's standing in the international community.

The good news? The moron is going to lose by a landslide in November according to a majority of political pundits (from both parties) and sociologists. It's what keeps me going through these dark days.

                 On the Homefront - Medford, Oregon
(Local officers walking through a homeless campground near the Medford Railroad Park last week. Photo by Jamie Lusch/Mail Tribune)
Homeless in Medford
Despite objections from Cascade Christian School, Medford City Council voted to approve an urban camp ground for homeless people near Biddle Road.

It's going to be a temporary campground and will help improve some of the issues associated with people camping along the Bear Creek Greenway.

Both the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Medford police will provide a strong presence there according to the plans.

Quote for the Day; "In the rough-and-tumble play of politics, dog-whistle messages are copiously dispatched over the heads of the grassroots people that cannot see the writing on the wall and have to remain in the cold, like dumb puppets on a string." -Erik Pevernagie 

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