Politics will always be politics but when one political party flat out lies with reckless disregard for the consequences suffered by the American people… well, that signals a level of desperation that transcends normal political infighting.
Democrats have, until now, been successful at labeling President Trump’s defenders as deplorable, tin foil hat conspiracy theorists, helped to a large degree by a corrupt media.
That may be changing.
Without a strong, unwavering wall to hide behind Democrats’ corruption during the Obama administration – Uranium One, Skolkovo, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the whitewashing of the Clinton email probe, the persecution of Donald J Trump and everyone around him by violating FISA law, collusion with Ukraine to take down Donald Trump, the use of the IRS to target conservatives, giving credence to a now discredited dossier so that Clinton loyalists could spy on her opponent for president, et al. – is about to be exposed…
(AP) Democratic presidential contenders are describing the federal infectious-disease bureaucracy as rudderless and ill-prepared for the coronavirus threat because of budget cuts and ham-handed leadership by President Donald Trump. That’s a distorted picture…
…The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aren’t suffering from budget cuts that never took effect…
Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg said during the most recent Democratic debate:
“There’s nobody here to figure out what the hell we should be doing. And he’s defunded — he’s defunded Centers for Disease Control, CDC, so we don’t have the organization we need. This is a very serious thing.”
Bloomberg is flooding the airwaves with the same message. The AP says Bloomberg is lying… and that funding has increased.
Former Vice President, who appears to be the Democrats’ first presidential candidate made as a concession to the dementia-challenged demographic – said: “We increased the budget of the CDC. We increased the NIH budget. … He’s wiped all that out. … He cut the funding for the entire effort.”
Again, the AP says Biden is lying…
Some public health experts say a bigger concern than White House budgets is the steady erosion of a CDC grant program for state and local public health emergency preparedness — the front lines in detecting and battling new disease. But that decline was set in motion by a congressional budget measure that predates Trump…
…The public health system has a playbook to follow for pandemic preparation — regardless of who’s president or whether specific instructions are coming from the White House. Those plans were put into place in anticipation of another flu pandemic, but are designed to work for any respiratory-borne disease.
Among the health authorities overseeing the work are Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC’s principal deputy director and a veteran of previous outbreaks, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIH’s infectious disease chief who has advised six presidents.
“The CDC’s response has been excellent, as it has been in the past,” said John Auerbach, president of the nonpartisan Trust for America’s Health, which works with government at all levels to improve the nation’s response to high-risk health crises. Some Democrats have charged that Trump decimated the nation’s public health leadership, but Auerbach said CDC’s top scientific ranks have remained stable during the past three years.
The fact is Trump went beyond the already strict protocols put in place for instances like this..
Buying time by slowing down the spread of the disease to minimize the number of people infected, until an effective treatment plan can be discovered is the most important strategy that can be deployed. Trump did that.
Only Donald Trump had the stones to close the border, the single most effective way to limit the spread of any disease. He ordered a travel ban and restrictions on January 31st while the TDS-stricken Demonrats were trying to impeach him. Democrats resisted and called him a racist for doing this.
Only Donald Trump demanded an uncoupling of manufacturing from China. Now we learn that 95% of the raw materials for pharmaceuticals, and a similar percentage of medical supplies and equipment are manufactured in China.
Where do you think those products will be directed if the coronavirus becomes a legitimate pandemic?
When Trump talked about the national security aspects of uncoupling from China, Democrats and RINOs who are heavily invested in Globalist economics resisted and criticized him for this.
Wherever the Coronavirus goes from here, President Trump did everything – and more than Democrats approved of. Now it’s up to the scientists and researchers.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 29, 2020
What motivated the AP to break ranks? We can’t read their minds but…
“In 2013, the Justice Department launched a brazen attack on press freedom, issuing sweeping subpoenas for the phone records of The Associated Press and several of its reporters and editors as part of a leak investigation. At the time, the subpoenas were widely seen as a massive intrusion into news gathering operations. Last month, we learned that they told only part of the story.”
“Disturbingly, the report does not come close to explaining why the subpoenas targeted the trunk lines of major AP offices — lines which could potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the AP’s news gathering activities.”
Hopefully, the wall of secrecy that surrounds the multiple legal transgressions of the Obama administration is beginning to crumble. If it does, you won’t believe the lengths the desperate Dems will then resort to… You ain’t seen nothing yet.