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The Many Things In My Toy Box ….my view may change due to verifiable evidence

12 thoughts on “John King shows stark difference between US coronavirus cases 1 month ago and today

  1. The saddest thing is all the science told us this would happen if we didn’t adhere to the guidelines for re-opening. The thing about pushing to “open the economy” is without putting everyone back to work there is no money to spend to move the economy to it was a stupid risk the governors took.

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    1. Nan says:

      it was a stupid risk the governors took — Encouraged, of course, by our brilliant doctor-in-chief!

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      1. What I do not understand is why Republican governors are so subservient to trump.

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        1. Nan says:

          I think it may have something to do with their desire to remain in power in their own state. If their supporters see them as being Democratically- sensitive to the situation, they’ll most likely abandon them come election time. IOW, it all comes down to p.o.l.i.t.i.c.s.

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          1. It’s too late for most Republicans up for re-election this year (Thank goodness!), but I guess that’s their hope.

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    2. Scottie says:

      Hello. Death of Democracy. Yes true. The hardest hit countries managed to hold out long enough to open safely, but tRump couldn’t wait, and the Republicans couldn’t stand to give regular people any government money. tRump panicked and because he doesn’t understand anything he just decided he could wish the virus away , change reality just be insisting it was something different just as he has done all his life. The Republicans don’t want the regular people to see the government can be used to take care of people other than just the wealthy donors. So here we are, the entire gain made has been wasted away and lost. Hugs

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      1. Drump in so many ways is the worst thing to ever happen to the US. On the positive side, his hate and corruption has exposed the racism in the US. Maybe we will actually make progress toward true equality of ALL US citizens.

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        1. Scottie says:

          Hello Death of Democracy. Yes true. tRump enabled the worst people, he gave them permission to hate freely. Before this we shunned those people and so they tried hard to keep their bigotry more hidden.

          The US has moved more progressive for decades according to polls. But there has been a die hard racist bigot group of about 25 to 30% that has grown under tRump. These people want to be as uncouth as tRump. They admire his ability to just say what he wants, to insult and bully others with no one being able to call him on it. They want to do everything in their life with no consequence like tRump does. They do not mind him sleeping around and assaulting women because they want to be able to do it.

          One problem we have moving forward progressively is that the country is in the control of people in their 70’s and 80’s who have the ideas / opinions of things that were prevalent when they were in their prime. Why are 88 year old people in charge of important committees in congress? They struggle to understand and accept the changed views of most of the country. We are fighting our own left leaders at the same time we are fighting the bigoted right. There is a reason that most Republicans in congress do not understand BLM and are racist in some fashion, they grew up in it. To them it is normal and was the good old days. The congress fights recreational marijuana because they grew up with it as a supreme evil, referrer madness. We need to install younger people in leadership that understand the country / world as it is today. Hugs

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          1. Nan says:

            Excellent points.

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          2. I agree! Term limits are a must for House and Senate. I say there should be a mandatory retirement age of 70 as well. Like you, I am tired of straight old white guys like my dad making decisions for the rest of us. They do not accurately represent the people at all any more. But one thing at a time. First Biden must become president, with a much younger VP. Then we’ve got to provide young replacements for all the old representatives. The group Brand New Congress has a good start. A link if you are unfamiliar: https://brandnewcongress.org/

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            1. Scottie says:

              Hello Death of Democracy. Thank you for the link. I am reading about them and while I like the overview there is a glaring omission. The reason that elected officials do not represent the voter, but instead wealthy and large corporations is the legal bribery in the US called donations. This group needs to add to their platform a complete overhaul of the campaign finance system and the overturning of Citizens United. That opened the floodgates and was what completely destroyed the governmental system. It was weak and wobbly but Citizens United cut the legs right off our democracy and drove a stake through its heart. Other countries do not have this system of unlimited funding and they have less grift and their leaders are more responsive to the people. Also why do we have election cycles that go unofficially from the last election to officially in the two years before the next one. A never ending election cycle. The UK has a 6 week election system, which cuts down on how much money a candidate needs. Our problem also includes the many consultants and media markets trying to grab as much of the campaign money pouring into and out of these super PACs and campaigns. Like I said the rest of their platform is a good idea and I support it, but would like to see how they would say it should be implemented. Hugs

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              1. Absolutely correct, Scottie. I believe there should be NO donations for elections. What is it all about, except to buy votes? It’s never been good for the people. It should be FREE to run for president. Why should it cost them money? I also agree we do NOT need a two year election season and six weeks doesn’t sound unreasonable. Whether we can change this is a big question. I’d also recommend a NO PARTY system. I have heard arguments as to why we need it, but none have convinced me.

                And for ending Citizens United! Please, at last, next year Biden should make sure that is overturned. That’s one disappointment I had with Obama, but he’d never have gotten it changed with McConnell there. But it has to be overturned.

                You and I are certainly on the same page here.

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