Have we reached the corner finally? Or at least, a corner?
“By the way,” Trump said, after disparaging former vice president Joe Biden’s rhetoric on the issue, “we’re rounding the corner. We’re rounding the corner on the virus (WAPO).”
With the long-awaited announcement that Donald Trump is Covid-19 positive — as well as the First Lady — does this mean we have reached the corner? Does this mean that we are turning the corner on stupidity, leaving it behind us in the rear-view mirror? Does this mean that jackass Rush Limbaugh and Fox News will suddenly become responsible citizens and help rally the nation to fight not just Covid-19 but its mutation to Covid-20?
Sadly, I doubt it.
As of this writing, 847 people who were alive yesterday are dead today from Covid-19. In total 208,000 Americans are dead. Actuaries and epidemiologists estimate that this number of Covid-dead, had President Trump actually been an effective and selfless leader at this time of crisis and acted promptly, would have been 150,000 fewer today (Still Alive).
POTUS, despite the bubble around him, in a sense got what he deserved. I wish no human death unless the punishment is warranted; unless the sentence is passed down by a court. Donald Trump’s obsession with self and inability to speak basic truths even when the cause of the problem was not related to him originally means that, as Joe Biden so poignantly said in the first debate, tens of thousands of our fellow citizens are not “eating breakfast at home this morning.”
The callousness, and I will say even, criminal behavior of POTUS backed up fully by the silence of the Republican Party has taken our nation to a place most didn’t think possible; and yet, all we need to do is look back at the poison that has daily been injected into our society by talk radio, Fox News and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. for the past 24 years and then it becomes so glaringly obvious what “the hell happened.”
The sea of stupidity that shows up at Trump and biker rallies whining about 1st Amendment rights certainly demonstrates to the world just how bad our schools are; and, just how important it is we work to ensure our teachers are paid better; respected. The right has waged war on them for the past three decades and the result is what we see, hear and are forced to deal with during the most deadly pandemic in a generation.
But today, the leader, the wizard of lunacy has fallen. Ding-dong, the dunce has finally, hopefully, escorted our ailing and morning nation to the corner — now it’s time to come together and beat this thing back.
To the rest of the Trump Bunch, to little Josh or whatever our “Covid-Czar’s” name is, (a kid who so pompously stated that his team of privileged brats had done a “stellar job” at defeating the pandemic) relish the fear, the uncertainty and the potential for anguish with which the families of 208,000 — as of this moment — passed Americans are experiencing each hour since March.
Go out and get some Clorox — “I was being sarcastic,” Trump says. Well, so am I.