The Dems must be confident that they have this election in the bag because the NYT yesterday published an op-ed that ran under the title "When Trump Was Right and Many Democrats Wrong." This is the same NYT that not many months ago ran it's editorial page editor out of his job on a rail for the thought crime of publishing an op-ed by US Senator Tom Cotton that called for using the military to suppress the Dem rioters in our major cities.
When was Trump right and the Dems were wrong? We could try counting the ways, or just go with the one example that Nicholas Kristoff--Dem dinosaur--offers:
Some things are true even though President Trump says them. Trump has been demanding for months that schools reopen, and on that he seems to have been largely right. Schools, especially elementary schools, do not appear to have been major sources of coronavirus transmission, and remote learning is proving to be a catastrophe for many low-income children."
"Yet America is shutting schools — New York City announced Wednesday that it was closing schools in the nation’s largest school district — even as it allows businesses like restaurants and bars to operate. What are our priorities?"
Joseph Wulfsohn comments, noting that, for Kristoff and the NYT, it was of course Trump--even while speaking the truth--who was the one that was really at fault:
Kristof complained how the debate over keeping schools open was "politicized" after Trump "blustered" in July about schools needing to open while "trying to project normalcy" while "too many Democrats instinctively lined up on the other side" and noting how then-Democratic nominee Joe Biden, as well as Democratic mayors and governors, expressed "extreme caution."
As in, Who could really blame Dems for "instinctively" inflicting a catastrophe on "low-income children" after Trump "blustered" the truth? How could you think that Dems themselves would politicize a pandemic? And, anyway, how could you expect us to let a crisis go to waste without deriving political benefit from it? It's our due--because history is on our side! The ends justify the means!
We all know, of course, that "low-income children" is simply a codeword for Black/POC children. We also know that behind Kristoff's excuse for Dems inflicting this catastrophe on minority children--precisely the demographic that most desperately needs to be in school, rather than shooting each other on the streets--is the reality that Black Lives DON'T Matter. Not to the radical Left they don't--which is now the mainstream of the Dem party--and not to the Tech Giants. Big Tech will be rewarded for their complicity in the election scam with an Executive Order allowing them to import low wage but well educated Asians to do the work our own children will be unqualified for. Those Black lives only count for Dems and their Big Media allies as political pawns for the purpose of ousting Trump and, ultimately, all dissenting voices from the public square. The catastrophic collateral damage will be, as usual, pushed off on Republicans: 'If Trump hadn't "blustered" when he spoke the truth we woulda done the right thing--so don't blame us!'
Nor will it be easy to do the right thing, now that the wrong thing has become a way of life for the Left. That's how it always works. It seems a powerful Left constituency is not interested in reopening the schools. This week in Chicago the School Board set a timetable for opening schools in February--after the anticipated Biden inauguration. But in less than 24 hours the Teachers Union was saying: 'Not so fast! We don't know whether we'll feel safe by then!' "Feel safe" constitutes a negotiating version of moving goal posts. You can be sure that reopening the schools will cost the City--and above all the taxpayers--dearly.
Actually, the underlying message in this type of reporting by the NYT/WashingtonPost et. al. is "now that we've stolen a presidential election, we want to make nice and hopefully fool the public into thinking we have recovered some measure of honor and integrity."ReplyDelete
Good luck with that. And in addition, Trump is still the president and the election is not over yet.
As the saying goes, you can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason their way into. Having foisted fear and panic porn on the public, most will resist a return to normalcy while still fearing for their lives.ReplyDelete
Politicians and media have whipped up the emotions of the mob, and just as they failed to subdue the BLM/Antifa mob, so do they fail to subdue the emotions of the WuFlu coronavirus mob.
To say I have no sympathy for the political class and media would be an understatement. They long ago forfeited their trust and integrity--2020 has been an ample demonstration of that conclusion. It's just a shame that so many (small business, blue collar types, poor, elderly) had to pay a steep price for the incompetence of the so-called "elites," who'll escape their own malfeasance.
The Trump campaign attorneys just had a barnburner of a press conference at which they presented their “opening statement”… Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, constitutional attorney Jenna Ellis who took the media present to the woodshed for hiding this fraud from the American people. ... I tuned in late but see Joe DiGenova and Victoria Toensing on the podium. Their stated thrust: To make elections fair; to guaranty election integrity.ReplyDelete