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Sun Aug 1, 2021, 12:59 AM

Asa Hutchison Met With Jeers During COVID Event as Cases Surge in Arkansas: 'Liar'

Source: Newsweek

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson faced some backlash during an event he hosted Friday in an effort to promote COVID-19 vaccinations.

Hutchinson, a Republican, was met with heckling from some members of the audience who called him a "liar," the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported on Saturday. Some members of the audience held up signs as the governor and Arkansas Secretary of Health, Dr. Jose Romero, spoke.

Not all of the more than 100 attendees at the event, which was held at the Siloam Springs Community Building, protested the governor. Some spoke in favor of vaccinations, and raised concerns about the public health risks of COVID-19, according to the newspaper.

The event came as COVID-19 cases are surging in Arkansas, as the highly contagious Delta variant spreads throughout the U.S. The state is seeing its highest number of COVID-19 cases since January, local news station KARK reported on Friday.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/asa-hutchison-met-with-jeers-during-covid-event-as-cases-surge-in-arkansas-liar/ar-AAMMWEI?li=BBnb7Kz



This is why Republicans and right wing media like Fox News have blood on their hands knowingly pushing COVID misinformation for political advantage, but then finds themselves boxed in when they have to deal with the consequences of their actions.

Sadly, the Republican party has now become nothing more than a contest as to who can become the most obnoxious, lying troll with folks like Ted Cruz, Marjorie Greene, Matt Gaetz and Trump winning the race to the bottom.

Likewise, when Fox started getting competition from Newsmax and OANN as Trump praised them for pushing his lies, Fox ended up trying to outdo them in the right wing, extremist Olympics.

This is why we need to fight from having America as a whole fall into a right media fueled death spiral, because Republicans have created a QAnon, reality ignoring monster that even they can no longer control.

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Reply Asa Hutchison Met With Jeers During COVID Event as Cases Surge in Arkansas: 'Liar' (Original post)
TomCADem Aug 1 OP
RockRaven Aug 1 #1
NJCher Aug 1 #2
Prof. Toru Tanaka Aug 1 #3
NJCher Aug 1 #5
Prof. Toru Tanaka Aug 1 #9
NJCher Aug 1 #13
monkeyman1 Aug 1 #4
elleng Aug 1 #6
NJCher Aug 1 #8
Roy Rolling Aug 1 #7
Prof. Toru Tanaka Aug 1 #10
PatSeg Aug 1 #11
Cognitive_Resonance Aug 1 #12

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 01:15 AM

1. Wanna know why Gov DeathSentence of FL is banning school mask mandates? Here's why.

He's so craven, he's willing to use the state's monopoly on force (i.e. police + school truancy laws) to purposely infect millions of children (a literal, not figurative number) with COVID... all to avoid this reaction which could possibly derail his personal career ambitions.

There is no more immoral, bigger social deviant than a Repuke politician in office trying to grab the next brass ring.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 01:41 AM

2. That occurred to me

But I pushed the thought out of my head because it was so shocking and sickening.

There is no other explanation, however.

How irresponsible can one be?

I feel enormous pity for the people of Florida. This is going to be such a disaster.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 02:22 AM

3. I feel the same way but I am also scared


because Florida is such a large tourist destination. If the state is a hotbed for COVID variants, visitors could end up bringing the virus home with them if they are not vaccinated, masking, and trying to practice social distancing.

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Response to Prof. Toru Tanaka (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 03:57 AM

5. Maybe a boycot

Because there is no reason that wonít happen.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 08:24 AM

9. It's a good idea but


somehow I think the same stubborn, hard-headed people who won't vaccinate or mask won't participate in this, either.

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Response to Prof. Toru Tanaka (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 10:35 AM

13. DeSantis is Like a Tornado Sucking People in and Spitting them out with Covid

SSHHP (same stubborn hard-headed people) will continue, but their numbers can be reduced enough to show DeSantis is the economic and health disaster for the state that he is. As RockRaven states, "There is no more immoral, bigger social deviant than a Repuke politician in office trying to grab the next brass ring."

Really, we're talking about a very dangerous health situation being compounded many times over because of this psychopath. It needs to be an official boycott. Do we need to bring this to the attention of the CDC or will they realize this on their own? I think they will realize it, but how soon will we see any action?

Some of the fallout from his policies will happen naturally:

Competitive vacation spots will realize this DeSantis mistake on their own and target their advertising accordingly. I used to work in marketing/advertising so I know this to be the case. Advertising dollars are always being analyzed for where they will be most effective.

Regardless, DeSantis is a national health hazard and attention needs to be called to this situation.

I wonder what some other ways are to handle this problem. Which of our leaders will step up and be the voice for it?




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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 03:53 AM

4. republican's now have the unvaccinated # & are droping like fly's !!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 04:38 AM

6. 'I'm Chris Jones, Democrat running for Governor of Arkansas.

I'm fighting for the chance to make sure all Arkansas families have a fair opportunity to succeed -- but I need your support.
Will you chip in $15 to become a Founding Donor? Help build this movement and letís flip Arkansas blue!'

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ads_bs_jon_dd_fb_2106_launch?

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 05:45 AM

8. Will do

Thanks

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 04:45 AM

7. Deplorable

The email lady was right, there are deplorables lurking in the Republican ranks.

Now, the deplorables are driving the GOP bus. Moderate Republicans gave them the keys.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 08:26 AM

10. Good analogy

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 09:59 AM

11. The monster that republicans have created

is coming back to bite them in the ass. It took years for this to happen, they should have seen it coming.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 10:31 AM

12. It's as easy as pie to lather-up the rubes...reasoning with them...not so much. nt

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