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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:58 PM

GOP's dream is about to come true - but it's a nightmare for the rest of us



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GOP's dream is about to come true – but it's a nightmare for the rest of us

"It's very hard to fathom why the right seems so determined to prolong the deadly COVID-19 pandemic but it's obvious that they are."

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GOP's dream is about to come true – but it's a nightmare for the rest of us
It's very hard to fathom why the right seems so determined to prolong the deadly COVID-19 pandemic but it's obvious that they are. From politicians banning mask requirements to media celebrities...
12:51 PM · Jan 14, 2022


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It's very hard to fathom why the right seems so determined to prolong the deadly COVID-19 pandemic but it's obvious that they are. From politicians banning mask requirements to media celebrities pushing disinformation about vaccines, there is no escaping the fact that Republicans and their allies simply do not care that more than 850,000 thousand Americans are dead in less than two years from this scourge and that hundreds of thousands of them are still dying because they refuse to take life-saving vaccines. That the majority of them are their own constituents who have died because they believe right-wing conspiracy theories is just mind-boggling, but apparently they are convinced that this is good for them politically and gives them great ratings.

I guess I was hoping against all evidence to the contrary that there was some corner of the former conservative world that was above exploiting a global health catastrophe for their own gain but that was a silly illusion. Not even the Supreme Court could set aside their partisan and ideological goals in the face of a calamitous crisis. Yesterday they joined the anti-vax fanatics of Fox News and Info-Wars and blocked the implementation of the Biden administration's "vax or test" requirements for large businesses. If they could bend the rules just a little bit further the majority no doubt would have joined Tucker Carlson last night for a celebration.

The court did manage to scrape up a majority with the three liberals plus Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh to decline to block the mandate for health care workers — although the fact that four justices voted to block that as well is stunning. Remember, however, that there are still cases in the pipeline about that mandate so I'd guess the conservatives still hope they will be able to convince Kavanaugh or Roberts to join them on the dark side down the road. For now, the federal government has the right to mandate that institutions that serve Medicare and Medicaid patients require their employees to not willfully spread a deadly virus to their patients for no good reason. A rare moment of sanity.

Still, it's quite something to see the entire right-wing of the U.S. political system, all the way up to the Supreme Court, work together to hobble efforts to contain the pandemic so they can blame their political rivals for failing to contain the pandemic. Talk about teamwork.

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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:05 PM

1. Some of my friends and I with backgrounds have theorized a fair portion of the US is unhinged.

In my educational background we learned at least, about, 20% of the US population needed some serious mental help. Now, that is so mixed in with politics. It appears a fair number of unhinged people are promoting this fetish of spreading Covid-19. FFS, anymore, I'm thinking about 40% of the US is really fucked up. I don't get it, it's a damn disease. It's a total WTF to me. And then, some of the media makes big bucks promoting this diversionary behavior.

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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:44 PM

3. This, with the help of the media, of course:

Still, it's quite something to see the entire right-wing of the U.S. political system, all the way up to the Supreme Court, work together to hobble efforts to contain the pandemic so they can blame their political rivals for failing to contain the pandemic. Talk about teamwork.

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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:47 PM

4. Well, then...

Let's Go Darwin!

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