Fool’s errand

Over 152,000 Americans have died due to COVID-19. The US has 4.3% of the global population, but 23% of the COVID-19 deaths and 26% of the global cases. Yet, those facts seem to not sink into the minds of supporters of the president.

The president resorted to misinformation on COVID-19, his modus operandi, when briefed on the pandemic risk back in January. This person who wants to be liked and viewed as great leader, chose not to lead in fighting the pandemic, choosing instead to call it a hoax and naysay it. And, it continues to this day – both the misinformation and the pandemic. Fixing the problem is secondary to fixing the blame.

Conservative pundit David Brooks has offered two pertinent quotes over the term of the incumbent president. First, he noted “The Trump White House is equal parts chaos and incompetence.” Second, he said “Trump lacks a sense of decency or empathy.” Adding in attorney and fixer Michael Cohen’s comment under oath, “Donald Trump is a racist, he is a con-artist and he is a cheat,” and it paints a picture that is troubling about any person in leadership. Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the United States of America and our planet.

As for sycophants who carry water for the person defined above, I do not wish COVID-19 on anyone. But, it is not a surprise, when people flouting mask wearing and social distancing get infected. Herman Cain and Bill Montgomery, two conservative leaders, have died because of COVID-19, with Cain maybe picking it up at a Tulsa pep rally for Trump (where several staff members tested positive). Congressman Louie Gohmert has also contracted it and in so doing has galvanized criticism by Congressional staff for their bosses to take the virus seriously. They are being exposed because their bosses must carry water for the president and heretobefore have not acted cautiously.

Taking the president at his word is a fool’s errand. Now, many Americans are in danger and a many have died needlessly. Putting one’s life at risk for such a corrupt and deceitful person is beyond unwise. It is a fool’s errand.

11 thoughts on “Fool’s errand

  1. The number of cases and especially deaths is a tragedy, hard for the rest of the world to fathom. Here in Canada, our politicians stood together and deferred to the medical experts. We took the recommended precautions and have kept our numbers low. We continue to practice caution as we open in stages. What is happening in the States is akin to insanity.

  2. Note to Readers: On a different subject, conservative David Brooks noted on PBS Newshour that Trump wanting to move the election is “abhorrent.” Mark Shields said this is what a dictator or autocrat would do. He noted 5 states have only mail-in voting and 35 states have more available mail-in voting. Keith

    • It was predicted that if Trump feared losing the election he would stop at nothing to remain in the White House. Now this and his obvious attempt to cripple the post office a national monument. It’s heartbreaking that the representatives we elected can’t save our democracy.

      • Holly, he is the most corrupt and deceitful president in my lifetime, including Richard Nixon who was a crook. His history is one of lying and cheating, so nothing he does as president is new. Mark Shields said the president is OK with sports and schoold being open, bur draws the line at elections. Go figure. Keith

  3. We commiserate, hoping y’all vote well this year, as your version of democracy allows. To date in Australia, the fabric of a bipartisan consensus has allowed a civil discourse. The principle of “A Fair Go” prevails.

  4. Note to Readers: The tone deaf president is at it again, attacking Dr. Fauci for his being forthright. People are dying Mr. president. Let’s keep our eye on the ball.

  5. Hello Keith. I guess I am trying to see this from the other side. tRump won’t live forever even if he manages to hold on to power. But according to new information his personal income rose to almost 450 million, mostly due to his being president. His child Ivanka and her husband Jarad made almost 40 million. These numbers did not exist until the tRump presidency. Almost all of their personal investments were losing money, what changed? Well we know Jared’s ownership in the failed stupid buy of the building at 666 got bought out by Saudi Arabia. Wow wonder if that was due to his being the son in law to the US president? I wish the poor working people in this country would wake up to what tRump and his kind ae doing. The other’s of his ilk were content to just take a cut, but the tRump sycophants want it all now killing the goose that is laying the very golden eggs that make all lives worth living. Hugs

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