Out of an abundance of caution, I’ve been self-quarantined for two days. No, it’s not the Chinese Coronavirus, but a virus, nonetheless. I have not taken an antibiotic for decades. Ergo, my body’s natural immune system has not been destroyed by these chemicals and always heals itself in short order. I took advantage of my time home to watch the Chinese Coronavirus coverage on cable news.
Even I – as cynical as I am – was shocked at what I witnessed coming from our Democrat “leaders” as well as anchors, contributors and pundits on cable news networks, even as they insisted “this is a time when we must all come together.” The level of vitriol and demagoguery has been beyond the pale, leaving me not only extremely angry, but more emboldened than ever to finally drive a stake through the collective heart of the Democrat Party. If their behavior since Donald Trump took office has not convinced you that the Democrats – certainly the leadership – are pure evil, then their behavior since the Wuhan Coronavirus conveniently surfaced during Trump’s reelection campaign ought to do so.
Yesterday, I watched pressers by Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders as well as a Fox News Special Report interview with Brett Baier and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I will deal with them in the order in which they took place.
During her press conference, Speaker Nancy Pelosi talked about working with the Trump Administration to pass a Coronavirus economic relief-package bill. She expected the Trump Administration and the American People to take her seriously when the bill proposed by her Party included – as the President called them, “a lot of goodies.” Among them, a loophole that would provide $1 billion to Planned Parenthood, a usurpation of the “Hyde Amendment” which bans taxpayer funded abortions. The Democrats’ bill would fund a number of other pet projects having nothing to do with the Coronavirus and everything to do with their taking advantage of the very crisis they, themselves, created in order to achieve their own political ends. As Rahm Emanuel (Barack Obama’s first Chief of Staff) famously said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that….it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
During her presser, the third-in-line to the presidency Pelosi took three shots at the word “epidemiological” with no success: And I quote:
“…to understand the ep— epi— e— epidi— (gibberish) the epilogical stuff— the spread of the virus,” she said with a laugh.
Minutes later, she had another go, and admitted failure sooner.
“It’s the only way you’re going to learn about the epideomy— how this is spread.”
It was like watching a Foster Brooks routine. By their own logic and reasoning, Pelosi and the Democrats’ refusal to accept President Trump’s Coronavirus Economic Relief Package during a time when immediate action is needed means that – to turn their own words on them – “Democrats want people to die” right?
Later, Joe Biden gave a 15-minute teleprompter speech on the Chinese Coronavirus. While briefly feigning concern for the American people, he used most of his time to trash President Trump.
As an aside, President Trump was widely criticized by the Left for using a teleprompter during his Oval Office speech earlier this week. Meanwhile, Biden’s former boss, Barack Obama, was the American Express of teleprompters. “Don’t leave home without it.” I would surmise that he even had one in his bedroom. But I digress.
Among other things, Biden said that President Trump’s response to Covid-19 left us “woefully-unprepared.” For nearly 50 years, Joe Biden has been one of the most-powerful men Washington DC. For eight of those years, he was a heartbeat away from the Presidency. Over his nearly half-century of “public service” what did Joe Biden ever do to prepare us for a worldwide pandemic?
Biden’s plan to deal with the Coronavirus is the Democrat plan: Power grab, grow government, create dependency, take away even more of our freedoms, create new programs and subsidies that will remain in perpetuity long after the Chinese Coronavirus is a distant memory, further pandering to the Democrats’ low-information voter base who simply wants “free stuff” that they actually believe is free.
After having read his Trump-bashing speech, Biden abruptly left the room as if someone had just caught him groping a young woman or sniffing her hair. He wasn’t about to take questions since the answers would not be on his teleprompter.
Later in the day, Biden’s campaign sent out a massive email about his earlier Chinese Coronavirus teleprompter speech. The email concluded thusly: “This isn’t the time to be complacent. If you’re ready to fight for the soul of this nation, you can start by donating to elect Joe Biden by clicking the button below.” Biden is raising money off the backs of potentially millions of Americans who may contract the Chinese Coronavirus, some of whom will succumb to the disease.
Rahm Emanuel’s quote bears repeating here: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that….it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
Another quote is befitting here. It comes from Joseph Nye Welch, the Chief Counsel for the Army during the Senate McCarthy hearings in the 1950s. After enduring McCarthy’s barrage of attacks and accusations, Welch fired back:
“You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
Joe Biden has none. But we already knew that. After nearly a half-century in Washington, he has no core beliefs, no core values, no core. He is a man of very modest intellectual acumen. He is a political opportunist and chameleon and will be, do and say anything that is politically expedient at any given time in order to further his own aspirations and expand the wealth of his family. He is the Peter Principle incarnate. Meanwhile, having already given his no-experience son, Hunter, $1.5 billion, the Chinese have given a gift to the old man, himself. Due to the Coronavirus, Joe Biden will make no public appearances. So, there’s no chance of newly-surfaced videotapes chronicling his public gaffes, nor his insulting and physically threatening voters.
Moving right along, Bernie Sanders spoke 15 minutes on the Chinese Coronavirus. In case you missed it, it was the same old same old from the would-be Communist in Chief: Hate Trump. Hate the Rich. Hate corporations. Grow the government. Sanders said that President Trump “is risking American lives.” This is the same man who wants open borders, who wants to flood this Country with millions of unvetted and untested illegals from Third-World countries, yes, “s _ _t hole” countries. This is a man whose Party feigns concern for the health and welfare of the American People even as they allow American citizens in the very cities they govern to live in tents and cardboard boxes, to poop on the sidewalks and leave behind their used hypodermic needles.
In fact, it is so bad in these tent city areas that experts warn that the growing rat population – attracted by the food and garbage – could fuel a bubonic plague epidemic in addition to the typhoid fever which already exists and which keeps even the police from entering these areas.
Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden attacked President Trump’s response to the Coronavirus, his unpreparedness, the lack of resources, test kits, clinics, hospital beds, etc. Meanwhile, Sanders, Biden and every single Democrat on the debate stage raised his/her hand when asked if they would give free health care to illegals. So, even as they argue that President Trump has left us “woefully unprepared” to deal with this crisis, they would overburden an already-overburdened, “woefully-unprepared” healthcare system with millions of illegals who have no right to be here in the first place. These same people then have the gall to claim that President Trump is the one who is “risking American lives.”
Finally, to cap off the day, I watched Fox News Channel’s interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Brett Baier’s “Special Report.” Why Fox gives this dolt a minute of precious airtime leaves me incredulous. But then, there are a number of things Fox has done in recent months that find me shaking my head. But I know what’s going on here and that’s a topic for another post.
AOC stated that the Coronavirus is ten times more lethal than the flu. That’s ostensibly serious stuff, right? What AOC didn’t say is that the lethality rate for the flu is 0.1%, which makes the lethality rate for the Wuhan Coronavirus a mere 1%. Brett Baier did not make that clarification. He allowed her to engage in fearmongering, unchallenged.
Baier does get credit for bringing up AOC’s recent comments about the choice of Vice President Mike Pence to head up the Chinese Coronavirus Task Force.
“This decision could cost people their lives. Pence’s past decisions already have.” This is the same AOC who now tells Brett Baier that we need to come together and “now is not the time for politics.” Not an ounce of self-awareness. None.
While AOC was merely a guest, Fox News does have it’s own Trump-hating Chinese Coronavirus fearmonger under it’s employ. His name is Juan Williams. In his world, NOTHING President Trump has done, is doing or will ever do – about anything – is good enough for him and will automatically be the subject of his visceral ridicule, vitriol, demagoguery and partisan gobbledygook. As Fox News Chief Coronavirus-hype peddler/purveyor, he should change his name to Wuhan Williams.
Of course the payrolls at MSNBC and CNN are replete with Trump-hating Chinese Coronavirus-hype and race purveyors who take their marching orders from China, not unlike a large percentage of the denizens of the DC Swamp who have used their “public service” or high-ranking connections to enrich themselves and their families at the hands of the Chinese, Hunter Biden notwithstanding.
CNN’s Jim Acosta, as intellectually vapid a man as has ever walked this earth, said that President Trump’s referencing the Coronavirus as a foreign virus “smacks of xenophobia.” Just weeks ago, before the great minds at CNN figured out they could use this issue to once again call the President “RACIST!!!!!” numerous CNN anchors, pundits and contributors used the terms “Wuhan Virus” or “Chinese Coronavirus” with abandon. CNN actually singled out the country/city of origin of the virus while Donald Trump used a generic term, “foreign.” Yet, Trump is the xenophobe. Again, absolutely no self-awareness. None.
Most of these same “journalists” and most of the saggy and soggy-bottomed Democrats in Washington today were around during the “West Nile Virus” (originating in Uganda) scare in the late 90s and no one had any compunctions about using the term. Ah, but that was long before the Democrats and the sycophantic media figured out that they could make EVERYTHING racist – even calling something exactly what it is – and use it as a political cudgel with which to bash Republicans and conservatives. The tact worked very well for years until we finally got a president who is willing to fight back. The terms “xenophobe” and “racist” now have NO meaning and carry NO stigma, having become hackneyed at the hands of “The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf” Democrats and their media lapdogs.
As I write this, word comes that President Trump will speak this afternoon and is expected to declare a State of Emergency which will then allow him to use special powers granted under The Stafford Act of 1988. This allows the President to bring the full weight of the federal government to bear on the Chinese Coronavirus crisis by using FEMA money, just as he would in the aftermath of a Katrina-like natural disaster. One can only imagine the depth, the breadth, the height the Democrats will reach in criticizing him for this decision.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says this is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. As millions of test kits become available within the next two weeks and as more people finally get tested for the first time, the reported number of cases will necessarily soar. That does not mean a rapid spread and many more new cases. It simply means that people who were already infected are now – having been tested – being counted for the first time.
As for the stock market, I am not the least bit surprised by what is taking place. I warned people about it. I expected it. That is why – in December – I instructed my financial advisor to move my funds from growth vehicles to capital-preservation vehicles. I knew this was coming. I knew it was coming THIS YEAR.
The Democrats create manufactured crises, then promise to fix the very crises they created if you’ll simply vote for them. Remember what Rahm Emanuel said: “It’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Having tried everything else to bring down Donald Trump, to no avail, I knew the Democrats would eventually get to the last arrow in their quiver……causing a Stock Market crash and a recession. They have instilled fear and widespread panic across the country, just in time for Trump’s reelection campaign.
Let me remind you of what “comedian” Bill Maher said in June of 2018. “I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point. And by the way, I’m hoping for it. Because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So, please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people.”
The Democrats are obviously onboard. Their hatred of Donald Trump, their thirst for ultimate power run so deeply, that they are attempting to create massive suffering in order to then step in and promise to quell the suffering in exchange for your vote. Their proposals to deal with the Chinese Coronavirus are demonstrative of their quest for power masquerading under the guise of helping people. As Ronald Reagan said, “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Democrats’ promises to help businesses and the unemployed are nothing more than a self-created opportunity to seize more power from the American People and to take away more of our liberties and freedoms.
Life as we know it in America has come to a screeching halt. We are changing our behavior in myriad ways, both large and small. The very goal of terrorism is to force people to change their behavior, to change their way of life. As such, in this writer’s opinon, the Democrats are guilty of domestic terrorism. As everything shuts down, as people fear leaving their homes, now-thriving businesses that came roaring back under president Trump will soon see plummeting revenues, slowdowns, shutdowns, closings and forced layoffs. Every newly-unemployed person will necessarily be unable to patronize the businesses he or she once did and then those businesses will suffer……and so on……and so on…..and so on. The Domino Principle. Millions of newly-unemployed will then be forced to turn to the Democrats to take care of them. In so doing, they will, as Ben Franklin predicted, “give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety.” Franklin said that such people “deserve neither and will lose both.”
The most-robust economy in American history is President Trump’s signature achievement. It is the biggest “promises-made, promises-kept” item on which he has to run for reelection. The Stock Market has fallen nearly to the level it was when President Trump took office. The gains are nearly gone. The Democrats have ostensibly taken away the President’s calling card.
Soon, the Chinese Coronavirus will be a distant memory and the mainstream media will get their marching orders to never again utter the terms “Coronavirus” or “Covid-19”. Most Americans will have forgotten all about the Chinese Coronavirus by the time they start following the elections in earnest, in September. Nevertheless, low-information voters, the Democrat Base, may still be stinging from their 401k losses but – with months having passed – will never connect the two, never remember the cause and effect.
With this in mind, we’ll then see the Democrats try to make the case that Trump’s policies didn’t work, that his economy wasn’t real, that it was a fantasy, smoke and mirrors. Many will buy into this narrative and that’s what the Democrats are hoping for.
However, based on what’s already happening in China, experts are predicting that the Chinese Coronavirus may all but disappears by the end of April. If their predictions come to fruition, the pent-up demand will see the Stock Market come roaring back as businesses start returning to their pre-crisis statuses, just in time for the warm weather months when people want to get out of their homes. I believe that the markets have the capacity to come back just as quickly as they went down. In the parlance of Wall Street, this is known as a “V-shaped Recovery.” The fundamentals are there. This is not a money, financing, banking issue. It’s a Chinese Coronavirus issue. Just as it is a cause and effect to the downside, it will be a cause and effect to the upside.
For those who may see their 401-Ks evaporating, remember this. In order for the stock market to collapse, trading must take place. There must be liquidity. For the trade to be executed, there must be a willing buyer for every share being sold by a panicky investor. If you sell, someone will buy your shares from you for a fraction of the price you paid, then sell them for a huge profit once the Chinese Coronavirus scare goes the way of the Ebola virus scare. The person who buys your shares will make all of the money you could have made had you stayed in. Much has been said about the billions lost during the crash of 1929. You don’t hear too much about the billions made by those who not only didn’t panic and sell, but who stepped up and bought.
Even if the market doesn’t return to it’s recent highs in time for President Trump’s reelection, I fervently believe this will not separate a single Trump supporter from their man. We see this Chinese Coronavirus for what it is and the people who turned it into a “manufactured crisis” for what they are. Even if an unemployed worker can’t afford a car, nor shoes or a coat, nor a bus, he or she will walk 25 miles, barefooted, in the cold, to the polls in November to pull the “Trump” lever.
In 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, during his first Inaugural Address, Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear, itself.” In 2020, the Democrat Party has now embarked on a campaign of fear. They have nothing else to run on, nothing else to offer. Their slogan should be “We have NOTHING but fear, itself.”