When viewed through the lens of Clausewitz, a military theorist, the democratic party’s action’s over the last four-plus years are totally understandable “War is not merely a political act, …. political view is the object, War is the means, and the means must always include the object in our conception.” When Obama was faced with a weak soulless successor to serve his “3rd” term, he opted to illegally weaponize federal law enforcement and our spy agencies against Trump in order to give Clinton a better chance. His party continued the fight with the fruit of the poisonous tree with their Russiagate hoax and then their impeachment sham. I got it; they lost power, they wanted it back, no political chicanery was off-limits. With the pandemic we are now suffering, they’ve transcended mere politics. No longer are they deploying methods to just tarnish and diminish the prospects of the opposition, Democrats and their allies are now weaponizing the coronavirus to serve their political goals. They see opportunity in the devastation of our economy and even in the death toll caused by the virus in their pursuits. American citizens are now considered collateral damage.
.We got our first taste of their duplicity in the attempt to pass the significant stimulus bill. On the eve of passing a bipartisan bill designed to give desperately needed financial relief to millions laid off, 1000’s of a small business’s about to be permanently shuttered, stocks in historic declines, Pelosi blew in at the last minute with a bag of pet projects totally unrelated to the pandemic. Funding for national mail-in ballot fraud and same-day voter registration, the Green new deal, a post office bailout, it’s too revolting to list more. How many hopes were dashed, lives irreparably changed in the near week delay, but the Democrats had planned the stunt all along. Pelosi claimed her obstruction was a “jiu-jitsu,” and the week before, the majority whip Clyburn in a house conference call declared, “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.” To top it off a much needed $250 billion addition to the stimulus bill SBA loan provision, to prevent small firm layoffs, was blocked by Democrats because they demanded a separate $150 billion as a ransom to bail out democrat state and local governments that were flirting with insolvency before the virus even hit. Bankrupt, unemployed, you can just wait; we have an agenda to fund.
Perhaps the best example that Democrats will do anything, even jeopardize our health to achieve their ends, is their reaction to hydroxychloroquine just because Trump was hopeful for it as a virus treatment. This is a drug that has been FDA approved since 1955. Lab experiments reported it virus effective in the Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal, doctors used it effectively in Wuhan, French physician-researchers used it successfully in a small clinical trial, all indicating compassionate off label use is warranted with little else available. First, Democrats said he was giving us false hope and peddling a magic cure: USA Today: “Corona Virus Treatment: Dr. Donald Trump peddles snake oil and false hope.” Next he reportedly “forced” a couple to drink poisonous fish tank cleaner, killing the husband, because it had a similarly named ingredient as chloroquine (never mind that an internet search turned up she had a history of mental illness, took a lot of medications, and they had years of marital problems). The Democrat governor of Michigan touted as being on the shortlist of Biden VP prospects, attempted to raise her national profile with a blustery news conference proclaiming that state doctors prescribing hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 “without further proof of efficacy… may be further investigated for administrative action”. I understand Trump is not a doctor, that the results of hydroxychloroquine use so far are anecdotal (the virus is new), and we don’t yet have the results of controlled clinical trials. However here’s a simple question for the malcontents afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome: Is it not likely, even without formal clinical verification, that after promising indications from around the world that Trump is just hopeful it can help those afflicted here and that his intentions are as righteous as every one of us hoping for the same apolitical outcome? Even if you cynically believe his advocacy is wrapped in the hope that should he be correct that it will help him in the fall, the end result will still be symptom relief and life saving for thousands of Americans. These outcomes are not mutually exclusive. On the other hand isn’t hoping he’s wrong, hoping this drug proves ineffective a morally bankrupt and life-threatening position for Democrats seeking a boost from its failure come November?
A guiding principle for Democrats is letting no crisis go to waste in their pursuit of power. Exploiting the pandemic fulfills their long-standing desire to derail the record-breaking economy to stop Trump. Last summer, “Real-Time” host Bill Maher hoped the U.S. would fall into recession to derail Trump, repeatedly saying that any hardship that resulted would be “very worth” it. The Democrats and their other mouthpieces also tried to talk down the economy than with stories like CNN’s Business piece titled, “Two recession warning signs are here.” Sen Warren published an article, “The Coming Economic Crash — And How to Stop It.” More recently frighteningly influential Ezekial Emanual a chief architect of Obamacare, but famous advocate of Kavorkian views on public health weighed in. In his attempt to create hysteria on the liberal cable circuit, last month he projected 100 million Americans will be infected by the virus by the end of April. As if that wasn’t enough, he now is arguing that life in the U.S. can’t return to normal and should be locked down for about 18 months, until a vaccine is available, or millions could die. One can’t help but be skeptical of Democrat intentions en masse calling for a complete federal lockdown of the economy for a protracted time except to maximize its economic damage. Sadly many Republicans in Congress are too frozen with fear that if even one person were to die after they choose to restart the economy, they would be vilified for it, also though, in the long run, it would prevent a much more ruinous economic catastrophe with its own attendant fatalities.
In Eisenhower’s farewell address he warned us of letting unelected white coats run public policy. Contrarily, Democrats have embraced the weaponizing of medical opinion to instill fear and panic, labeling any action to restart the economy as anti-science and “millions could die.” Ike said “Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system-ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society”. It’s time for Trump to do what Presidents are elected for, to distill and balance ALL his expert’s opinions and begin to get the country back to work before the cure becomes more deadly than the disease.