Saturday, August 22, 2020

There goes Joe, plagiarizing again

 Hot Air: "WSJ: Biden’s COVID-19 Plan “Is Mr. Trump’s Without The Bluster” 

The Wall Street Journal notes that everything in Biden's so-called "plan" to address coronavirus has been implemented by Trump.  In this editorial, the WSJ expands on an opinion piece Karl Rove wrote in July: "Joe Biden’s Lazy New Ideas - On Covid, he doesn’t have any. On climate and the economy, they’re liabilities."  

The only new idea Slow Joe has put out is the Federal Mask Requirement which is unconstitutional fantasy unless he means to have Federal officials enforce it.  


Roger Bournival said...

Biden's fucked in the head, and now he's fine with a nationwide lockdown (which just cost him this election), but somehow Trump is the fascist...

Anonymous said...

58% disapprove of Trump's handling of the Covid outbreak; 39% approve. Only 79% of Republicans approve of Trump's leadership on the issue. In March, Trump's Covid approval was a net positive. But his numbers since then have been bad.

69% of Americans say they're worried that someone they know will contract the virus. 29% say they're not worried. The first presidential votes will be cast in less than 13 days.

Science is science. The sensible, workable options to handle a pandemic are long-established. Any vaguely competent politician would come up with the same basic response.

Perhaps if Trump had adopted the much-imitated Trump Plan before shitting the bed with bleach and miracles while trumpeting his own imaginary success atop mass graves, his reelection odds would look stronger today. It's a very lucky thing for Trump that everybody saw Slow Joe's nomination speech and thought, "He's so senile."

Eric said...

The mortality rate for Covid in New York and New Jersey is four times higher than Florida and Texas and TEN times higher than for Kentucky and Wisconsin.

Must be all those Trump fans in NYC chugging bleach.

Anonymous said...

Remember when Kushner and Trump decided to give Massachusetts just 17% of the PPE gear it needed early on, while Florida got fully supplied at the same time despite their outbreak being smaller and controlled? Remember when your governor said Massachusetts was being outbid on PPE by the federal government? The same things were happening to New York and New Jersey, but I thought you might find Massachusetts' experience even funnier than that.

Remember when the federal government fully funded the cost of the National Guard to assist the Covid response in Florida and Texas, but did not do so for NY, NJ or MA? It's okay, you don't need to remember, because that's happening now.

The Trump administration made an early decision to starve blue states and reward red states. A public health expert who was working with Trump's coronavirus task force told Vanity Fair, “The political folks believed that because [the virus] was going to be relegated to Democratic states, that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy.”

Yeah. Good times.

Anonymous said...

Also, that was an excellent point about New York’s and New Jersey’s Covid mortality rates being TEN times higher then Kentucky's and Wisconsin's. Those four states are the U.S. epicenters of international travel and ethnic diversity.

NY JFK Airport: 31 million travelers per year
Newark Airport: 23.1 million
LaGuardia Airport: 15.4 million
Cincinnati Airport: 4.4 million
Milwaukee Airport: 3.3 million
Louisville Airport: 2 million

Eric said...

Good thing that Trump instituted the travel ban, which Slow Joe called "xenophobic" until he changed his mind a month later and plagiarized the policy.

Nah, I don't remember those stories, but then I don't read Vanity Fair. I do read USA Today sometimes:
"There is no indication that the Obama administration took significant steps to replenish the supply of N95 masks in the Strategic National Stockpile after it was depleted from repeated crises. Calls for action came from experts at the time concerned for the country’s ability to respond to future serious pandemics. Such recommendations were, for whatever reason, not heeded."

Eric said...

LAX: 63 million travelers per year

California death rate: less than one-fifth that of New York state and one-sixth of New Jersey. Meh, probably because there weren't a lot of foreign travelers. At LAX.

Anonymous said...

Remember how only fetid fever swamps on the left spun fantasies about Trump punishing blue states by witholding PPE, while liberals like WBUR noted that an analysis of the distribution data "shows no clear bias toward states that lean Republican or voted for President Trump"?

Remember how the principle that "the squeaky wheel gets the grease" is an actual thing, and that TX and FL got a continuation for their states in August of what to that point had been countrywide 100% federal funding of National Guard covid response, because they directly appealed to the president?

Remember when Cuomo pounded the table and demanded that Trump send him 40,000 ventilators immediately, and said that if he didn't do that, then Trump could just come to New York and choose the tens of thousands of covid victims who would have to die? Remember how lucky New York was that Cuomo crushed the virus anyway, since the actual number of ventilators Cuomo could find a use for at the worst of it was less than 6,000?

Remember how even lefty Snopes called "Unproven" Vanity Fair's and its anonymous "public health expert's" slur that Trump's intent was to reward the red states with covid help and starve the blue states?

Remember how Trump expedited the outfitting and docking of a hospital ship at New York and had the Army erect field hospitals there as part of starving the blue states? And remember how none of those got any use?

Remember how the WHO proved that international travelers spread a much more deadly and infectious strain of covid than that which is spread when seeded throughout a native population?

Anonymous said...

Daily new Covid cases per 100K people, 7-day moving average, for August 23:

New Jersey: 3.7 (46th highest of 51)
New York: 3.2 (47th of 51)

Texas: 23.3 (4th of 51)
Florida: 20.0 (8th of 51)

Kentucky: 12.7 (22nd of 51)
Wisconsin: 11.9 (25th of 51)

Worst ten states (for now): 8 "red states," plus Nevada and Iowa
Safest ten states (for now): 10 "blue states"

Which isn't how a virus works, either. But you try telling that to Donald Trump and Jared Kushner.

Also, have fun convincing the American voting public that Trump really hasn't done a horrible job on Covid because of Andrew Cuomo, and Biden's "plagiarizing."

The first presidential votes will be cast in 12 days. Biden's national lead is 9.2%, which is like plagiarizing Barack Obama's polling from August 2008, or Bill Clinton in August 1992, or Dwight Eisenhower in August 1952. Tick tock, tick tock.

Anonymous said...

Fact: Europe’s Covid fatality rate is three times higher than that of the United States.

Source: President Donald Trump, speaking this evening from the White House.

Eric said...

"Daily new Covid cases per 100K people, 7-day moving average, for August 23:"

Now that Andrew Cuomo killed all the vulnerable New Yorkers by sticking them into nursing homes the number of new cases is way down is a hell of a spin.

Oh, good, the polls. For when you've utterly lost the debate, there's always the polls.

Anonymous said...

It's cute when you say polling means "you've utterly lost the debate," and then post a poll in response. In which a 0.5% shift within an abridged RCP average that omits two-thirds of the polls is intended to devastate me.

What's the takeaway supposed to be: that 2020 is really a more favorable electoral environment for Trump than 2016? That the 2018 midterms were a false flag? That voters actually think Trump's done a GREAT job containing the virus, but they're deliberately lying to all pollsters because they love to see his angry tweets?

Sundown Biden is leading Pennsylvania by 6.3%, Michigan by 8.0%, Wisconsin by 7.1%, Florida by 6.3%, North Carolina by 1.3% and Arizona by 4.7%. Biden is polling better in five of those six states than RCP says he's doing in total.

But don't let that get you down. Trump is still up by 0.1% in Ohio! Seems weird for him to call for a boycott of Goodyear Tires over some hats, but the man is playing 12-dimensional chess.

Eric said...

Right to your safe space.

Guess we ain't talking about Sundown Joe's plagiarized coronavirus plan no more.

I understand.

Anonymous said...

A 9.4% Biden lead?

Where the drooling basement flatliner has been at 50% for 66 of the past 75 days? Plus another week at 49.9%?

While strong lucid Trump hasn't reached 43% even once in the same 75 days?

Oh yeah. That place feels safer to me every day!

Sleepy Joe's best piece of "Trump plagiarism" will be "I, Joseph Biden, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President..."

Election's ten weeks from tomorrow. That might be enough time to convince Trump's sister to vote for him.

As we just found out, Maryanne Trump is a notable Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferer.

Anonymous said...

"I, Joseph Biden, do solemnly swear that I will fully faithly, uh...furry, um... uh... D'oh, you know the thing!"

It's fun to laugh at something like that, knowing it will never happen.

Anonymous said...

Q: Which son said it?
"We’re losing, dude, and we’re going to get really hurt when we lose."

Hint: It's not Hunter Biden. Nor the ghost of Beau. Nor the droop-lipped Presidential son who just took the 5th Amendment in a fraud case today.

Fun Fact: "Getting really hurt when we lose" doesn't refer to feeling sad when Dad loses the election. It refers to the aftermath of facing prosecution by the New York courts.

It's fun to laugh at something like that, knowing that it's already happening.

Anonymous said...

So an anonymous yet "prominent conservative activist" says Don Jr. thinks they're going to lose, but adds that Don Jr. is "the only person who thinks they're going to lose."

It's touching to see you in the position of having to credit the reported words of the only man you hate even more than Trump himself, with containing such prophetic and redeeming power.

It's even fun to laugh at.

Anonymous said...

Disjointed gibberish is a kind of rebuttal.

Anonymous said...

A weak, dispirited attempt at gaslighting is a kind of admission of defeat.

And fun to laugh at.

Anonymous said...

I'd say that you're not even trying anymore... but what's depressing is that you're probably trying very hard.