The Insanity of a Trump led GOP

Posted: August 21, 2021 in News and politics
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Republicans eyeing the White House bids are emulating Trump’s confrontational, fact-challenged politics on Covid. DeSantis is taking a page directly from Trump’s playbook — betting that an aggressive campaign against mandatory mask-wearing in schools will make him a GOP star and get him the nod for a run at the Presidency

At a conference in Utah recently, DeSantis said, and I quote; “It is very important that we say unequivocally no to lockdowns, no to school closures, no to restrictions and no to mandates.” He already signed an executive order that school children did not have to wear masks. Fortunately the school districts are, so far, not paying attention to that order!

Greg Abbott, who has just come down with Covid himself said; it is now time to open Texas 100% as he lifted the state’s mask mandate in March and allowed businesses to open at 100% capacity despite warnings from public health officials. This also is a political move, not caring who dies or gets sick, as long as the GOP base is mollified! More than 12,400 people in Texas were hospitalized with the virus as of Wednesday, according to state data, an increase from 10,791 last Wednesday!

Gov. Noem of South Dakota bragged that they had not ordered any businesses to close and enforced no mandates. South Dakota saw the highest Covid-19 case increase per 100,000 residents in the entire nation over the past two weeks!

GOP led states are the lowest in vaccination rates, highest in new cases of Covid, and also do not follow, as a general rule, the mandates of the scientific community on how to stay safe!

This is the insanity of a party who still worships at the feet of Trump. Who are willing to sacrifice lives to keep their agenda and electability alive in a GOP that still follows the  rule of, if facts are not to your liking, just change them, then repeat the lie often!

Opinion by John Love

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