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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:34 AM

Republicans were warned. Yet they persisted in defending Trump.

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That notorious cut-up Mitch McConnell got an early jump on April Fools’ Day this year, blaming Democrats for the Trump administration’s failure to prepare for the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“It came up while we were, you know, tied down in the impeachment trial,” the Senate majority leader said Tuesday. “And I think it diverted the attention of the government.”

In addition to implicitly acknowledging that President Trump wasn’t paying attention to the growing danger, it was a curious entry into the blame game for the Kentucky Republican, who recently said this isn’t “a time for partisan bickering.”

If anybody was diverted, it was McConnell, who, along with most of his GOP colleagues, again put lockstep defense of the president ahead of the national interest. During the three weeks of the impeachment trial, public health experts gave stark warnings about the growing biological threat. In that same time, several Senate Democrats (and a few Republicans) urged a more robust mobilization.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/01/republicans-were-warned-yet-they-persisted-enabling-trumps-coronavirus-debacle/

Republicants own this crisis.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:41 AM

1. Hey Mitch, FUCK YOU!

What about that little long weekedn recess you called for BEFORE taking up relief action bill? You are a coward, a conman and a puppet of Russia and a traitor. Fuck you, I hope you die in pain, alone, unable to receive aid, comfort or acknowledgement until your body rots you piece of shit.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:41 AM

2. "It came up while we were, you know, tied down in the impeachment trial,"

You, you Mitch McConnell and your GOP senators are the ones who could have stopped this in its tracks!
You knew folks around the world were getting sick and you knew it was only a matter of time it came here and you KNEW that trump was incompetent and would not keep us safe - yet you voted to acquit him on Feb 5. You kept him in office. Look at your bloody hands.

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Response to FM123 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 03:17 PM

8. That trial was an opportunity to save the country. They chose to tie us down

to the train tracks.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:41 AM

3. Republican-Trump Party owns the Trump Catastrophe. They voted him, enable him, protect him. . nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:44 AM

4. I am determined to live long enough to read how the history books trash them all!!!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 10:13 AM

5. More from your link

Certainly, the virus got less media attention because of impeachment. And few in either party anticipated the scale of the outbreak here. But Senate Democrats point to 32 other warnings, requests and statements they made seeking action against the virus — all while the Senate impeachment trial was underway. It begins with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Jan. 17 releasing a letter to Azar about steps “should this outbreak escalate,” and includes several requests to increase preparedness and to reinstate the National Security Council directorate for pandemics that Trump had dissolved.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 10:43 AM

6. Partners in crime:

Charles Koch Network Pushed $1 Billion Cut to CDC, Now Attacks Shelter-in-Place Policies for Harming Business
Lee Fang

March 26 2020, 3:20 p.m.

excerpt: The libertarian advocacy network has spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying for corporate tax cuts, deregulation, and reductions to social welfare programs, particularly state Medicaid programs. This aggressive advocacy record has come into focus in recent days as Americans confront the coronavirus pandemic. Medicaid funding is seen as a critical tool for treating sick patients, and many are now questioning the wisdom of reductions to the CDC’s funding and staff.

https://theintercept.com/2020/03/26/americans-for-prosperity-cdc-coronavirus/

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 01:21 PM

7. I keep being reminded of those scenes in "The Death of Stalin"

"Long live Comrade Stalin!"

(BLAM!!)

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