Editor’s Note: The Trump brownshirts continue to undermine the Covid public health measure, all in a perverse effort to continue the pandemic’s punishment and to blame Biden for it in the 2022 election season.
Would Republicans be willing to cause unnecessary American deaths to enhance their own political power? You can bet your ass they would, and they have. The huge majority of the current deaths are Trump supporters willing to die for the Orange Buffoon public health critic.
Trump is the same elected official who told Bob Woodward that he had been briefed that Covid was easily transmitted via tiny air droplets, but kept that hidden to serve his reelection prospects.
I am still perplexed that Trump is not exposed to any actionable litigation when he is clearly responsible for a large number of deaths by playing Covid down.
Woodward has part of this shadow on him because he left that out of his book, and exposed it when Trump was already in the crosshairs for January 6.
A growing number of Republicans are looking to go the third party as the only feasible route for them so they are not canceled out by the Trumpers.
They then can be the swing vote, along with independents and the Democrats when aligned on key issues, and let the Trumpers stew in their own juice, as there apparently is no treatment for their disease. Thus ends my cheery missive for today… Jim W. Dean
First published … October 19, 2021
Republicans torpedoed vaccine edicts — then slipped in the polls
Politico: Republican governors crusading against vaccine mandates are facing significantly lower approval ratings on their handling of the coronavirus pandemic than their counterparts. But they’re not worried.
From Florida to Texas to South Dakota, GOP governors have been on the front lines of the war against vaccine mandates, barring immunization requirements in their states and threatening to fight President Joe Biden’s federal vaccine mandate in court.
Just last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott flat-out banned vaccine requirements, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis followed up by vowing to sue the Biden administration.
But new research shows governors in states without vaccine mandates — or where they’ve outright prohibited such a requirement — have “significantly lower” approval ratings for their handling of Covid-19. While many of these governors remain popular, some have seen dips in their overall approval ratings in recent months as their states faced the latest wave of coronavirus.
…Vaccine mandates are politically divisive but nationally have broad support. The Morning Consult/POLITICO poll from August showed eight in 10 Democrats and at least half of independent voters want to require vaccinations for all Americans. Roughly six in 10 American adults favor vaccine requirements for federal workers and employees of large companies.