As I noted earlier this week, the left has nothing to offer on the coronavirus debate but hate and vitriol. The Trump Administration is calling the shots, not CNN, not MSNBC and not the New York Times.
Of course, that's not stopping the left from carping, complaining and offering unsolicited advice. But their progressive prescriptions are absurd. For example:
- CNN complained about the racial makeup of the administration's coronavirus task force. Just more evidence of how far the "woke" left has strayed from Martin Luther King's dream that we should judge people not based on the color of their skin but on their abilities and the content of their character.
- MSNBC is fretting about xenophobia. The left-wing media outlet Vox lectured us on "the history of racism and 'cleanliness.'"
- "Meet The Press" host Chuck Todd suggested that Trump is to blame for the coronavirus panic, saying, "You reap what you sow." In Todd's twisted mind, there is panic because no one trusts the government to handle the crisis because Trump has attacked and undermined our vital institutions. Again, this is total nonsense. The Deep State has been doing its best to attack and undermine Trump since before he was elected.
Meanwhile, the left can barely contain its glee over the fear currently roiling the financial markets.
By the way, liberals have repeatedly complained in recent days that Trump cut the budgets of critical health-related agencies. The only problem is that the charge is false.
An Associated Press fact check found that while Trump's budgets have proposed certain cuts, Congress ignored them and actually increased funding. "The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aren't suffering from budget cuts that never took effect."
The Associated Press also rejected Chuck Todd's claims that Trump has undermined the government's response, writing:
"The public health system has a playbook to follow for pandemic preparation — regardless of who's president. . . Those plans were put into place in anticipation of another flu pandemic, but are designed to work for any respiratory-borne disease."
We Have A Winner!
After 25 days and a partial recount, we finally have a declared winner in the Iowa Democrat caucuses. In a statement yesterday, the Iowa Democrat Party declared, "The recount process resulted in no change to the National Delegate allocation."
Translation: Pete Buttigieg wins and will receive 14 delegates. Bernie Sanders finished second and gets 12 delegates.
Except that the Associated Press isn't buying it. While acknowledging that the results will be certified Saturday, the Associated Press declared that it will not call a winner due to "remaining concerns about whether the results as reported by the party are fully accurate."
In related news, new polling shows Bernie Sanders with big leads over his closest competitors in upcoming Super Tuesday states. For example: