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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 10:40 AM

BTRTN: Absence With Malice, As the Nation Rages

Born To Run The Numbers provides its month in review for May. It is a comprehensive and devastating analysis of Trump's abdication of the coronavirus pandemic even as he shelters-in-place, hiding from the fall-out of the murder of George Floyd.


Excerpts:"The Trump Administration has, essentially, given up on containing the virus, apart from attaching itself to various efforts to find a vaccine. There is no national effort underway to combat the spread, no 'United States' strategy, coordination or call to respond to a common cause. There are simply 50 states finding their own way, the red ones galloping ahead, spurred by Trump.
"What are the goals? (Trump) will ask to be judged as follows: 1) keep the death rate, however great it is, well below the 1.1 to 2.2 million projection 'had nothing been done'; and 2) improve the unemployment from the bottoms-out level, likely reached next month, call it 25%. So those are the goal posts: keep the death rate below a million, and get the unemployment rate below 25%...
"Every action you see is a reflection of this entire approach. The demise of the coronavirus task force. The willful disregard of the 100,000 death mark. The questioning of the death rate. The mocking of masks. The 'order' to re-open churches. The deferral of Phase Four legislation. When it comes to the coronavirus, the Trump Administration, and most of the GOP, is absent, with malice...
"Absent a calming voice the traditional role of the President in turbulent times perhaps it is unsurprising that America is now aflame. This combustible mix the catastrophic death toll, the hideous pain of rampant unemployment, the frustration of shelter in place, the divisiveness over the merits of science, the inequalities in our society laid bare, all festering without any national leadership at all, the utter absence of a uniting force was set to be lit. What would ultimately ignite it? It ended up being the all-too-familiar horror of a black man dying at the hands of white police officers over an alleged, non-violent crime..."

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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 11:04 AM

1. kik, a must read!

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