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Likely Dem Strategy: “If Biden is serious about winning he needs to accuse Trump of willingness to kill people”

Likely Dem Strategy: “If Biden is serious about winning he needs to accuse Trump of willingness to kill people”

Tweet from Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin shows us what we can expect from Democrats: Squeezing Trump in a vise with mass economic disaster on one side, and death of Americans on the other.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx8oJCzRJUk

Jennifer Rubin at The Washington Post was hired almost a decade ago as a conservative blogger to offset the overwhelmingly liberal opinion pages, but she’s never been an actual conservative. She has as much to do with the conservative movement as Elizabeth Warren has to do with the Cherokee Nation.

Rather, Rubin serves the purpose of presenting a “conservative” opinion that can be weaponized against conservatives, and never has that been more clear than in the age of never-Trump conservatives, of which she is one. Yet, Rubin serves as a useful reflection of what we can expect from Democrats against Trump.

And a recent tweet from Rubin tells us what we can expect from Democrats: Squeezing Trump in a vise with mass economic disaster on one side, and death of Americans on the other. If Trump allows unemployment and business destruction to grow to depression levels by continuing for months the current economic shutdown, Trump will be blamed for the economic destruction of tens of millions of people. But if he loosens up, even slowly, he will be blamed for each and every death.

So, in sharing a WaPo article claiming Trump was planning to disregard health experts by opening up the economy, Rubin tweeted advice for Joe Biden:

If Biden is serious about winning he needs to accuse Trump of willingness to kill people.

https://twitter.com/JRubinBlogger/status/1248414743997476865

My reaction on Twitter:

As sick in the head as she is, this is in fact a preview of how Democrats will handle reopening of the economy, it’s win-win for them: If unemployment reaches 30-40% it’s Trump’s fault, if the economy rebounds and even one person dies of virus, he’s a killer.

Rubin’s advice to Biden was gratiuitous, the media and Democrats already were going there. During the coronavirus briefing today a reporter asked (this is paraphrased): If we open up the economy before the health experts say it’s okay to do so, doesn’t that mean more people will die?

Of course, many of our economic activities cause death. We accept tens of thousands of auto deaths a year rather than banning driving, but we do things to minimize death, such as vehicle design (airbags, three-point seat belts, crumple zones, computer controlled stopping, and much more), road design, and driving enforcement. Do we have a “willingness to kill people” by not shutting down driving and tearing up roads?

If we continue the way we are going, there will be death, but it will be through suicides, substance abuse, and violence.

Trump needs to ignore demagogues like Rubin and her Democrat friends and do the right thing. People will understand that the current widespread shutdown cannot go on much longer, it’s not sustainable. A slow reopening of the economy, combined with the healthcare equivalent of airbags, will strike the right balance.

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“If Biden is serious about winning he needs to accuse Trump of willingness to kill people.”

This statement is brought to you by a group that advocates the killing of unborn babies!?! Got Hypocrisy?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Romey. | April 10, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Now Dems are trying to “holocaust” the whole population…..

    4fun in reply to Romey. | April 10, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    I’ve been arguing that with the idiots over on the hill dot com. They’re claiming republican women are all doing abortions. Anything to deflect.

LukeHandCool | April 10, 2020 at 9:19 pm

Trump? Oh, brother. Come on!

The world would be in great shape right now if it weren’t for the Chinese government and Carole Baskin.

Her premise is unsound but, well, so is she.

So, let me get this straight — dim-witted and corrupt Biden, who, like his Dhimmi-crat peers, indefensibly and foolishly claimed that the common-sense China travel ban was allegedly “racist,” believes that he has a leg to stand on in criticizing POTUS’s leadership, during this situation?

“Come on, man!!!”

“But his soul was mad. Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself and, by heavens I tell you, it had gone mad.”

-Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness-

jennifer rubin has been lost in the wilderness since November 2016. Not sure how she will get through November 2020.

Rubin is desperate.

Biden’s health is failing at an alarming rate. He’s not even able to read a teleprompter during a stage-managed fake townhall meeting. He blows his cool at a blue collar worker during a AFL-CIO managed campaign stop.

There’s no way Biden can physically or mentally endure the rigors of the campaign trail from now until August.

Comanche Voter | April 10, 2020 at 10:06 pm

I have some life long friends, who I thought were rational, (I’ve known them for more than 50 years) who are more than willing to swallow that Anti Trump swill.

    This ‘crisis’ has opened my eyes to just how irrational people can be. Not that I wasn’t already synical and hadn’t already drawn some conclusions, but a lot of human history now makes even more sense than before.

    This is why the Dems/socialists appeal almost exclusively to emotions and the worst aspects of human nature.

I think we have already crossed the point where people are going to rave at President Trump opening up the economy and having some people die.

In so many discussions I’ve had with people from various trades and occupations through the last few weeks, it is nearly universal that they know people will die from this virus, but the economy shutdown is far worse for the long term outlook.

The disgust I hear from most toward the Democrats is growing stronger. The anger directed at Cuomo and his draconian ways is growing stronger.

Biden is a joke. His chances hinge on how well the left will use voter fraud, hence the push for mail in voting by Il Duce Pelosi.

PDJT is going to have to make up some charges and put some governors in jail. They’re the ones shutting down the states. A few jailings wouldn’t hurt my feelings.
Kind of like how the gestapo is tossing off people from transit buses for not wearing a mask.

Jennifer Rubin is just another motherless c*nt.

F*ck her twice, with an ice dong.

If the GOP can’t overcome this b.s., they should be killed as party – which, but for PDJT, was on its deathbed anyway.

Well, we know they can’t. Or rather, they won’t.

It’s up to us and PDJT. Support him like your future depends on it.

TheOldZombie | April 11, 2020 at 1:15 am

Is Joe Biden, at this point, even capable of remembering that he’s alive?

People are going to die from this virus no matter what you do. You have to do what you can to minimize the number, but you have to be realistic. In the 2017-2018 influenza season, the estimated deaths were 61,099. The Dems haven’t gotten around to blaming Trump for the seasonal flu, but they probably will if they run out of other things to investigate.

So far, the Wuhan Flu has killed about 18,000 to 20,000, or about a third of the typical mortality for seasonal influenza. Heart disease kills about 647,000 and cancer about 600,000 per year. (CDC Fast Stats) That places the Wuhan Flu as a relatively minor cause of death, at least so far.

Someone has to decide how many lives can be saved by shutting down the economy for a given period of time, versus how much damage to the economy will result. This is a no-win decision. Jennifer Rubin is correct that the Dems can and will accuse Trump of both killing people and wrecking the economy no matter what he does. I hope most people can see through their doublespeak.

    ronk in reply to OldProf2. | April 11, 2020 at 5:04 am

    what’s that saying, ‘figures lie, liars figure’, it really applies in this case. one thing I have noticed, how many people died in the first four months from 2015 till now, outside normal progression due to population growth, the difference would be low neighborhood of about 10k. it reminded me of the I think it was Gulf 1, one of the medical journal reported 650k died in the first year of the war, they made the article sound like they died from the war, but in reality maybe 50k died from actually fighting, the rest do what we humans due, grow old and die, get sick and die, have accidents and die, some actually win the darwin award and die, in other words the death are normal.

And Trump needs to relentlessly pound the Dems for running Joe dementia and trying to conceal his slide into veggie world … and when they pull a late inning substitution and it isn’t Bernie, but Hillary or Michelle, that the Dems are not democratic – the votes of the people never mattered to the Democrat party …

Oh, and a sure veto for any voting reform in the next stim bill.

There is a very safe and effective Corona cure. No need to be slow about opening the economy. Just tell everyone that if they start coming down with flu-like symptoms immediately get tested and if they are positive for Corona they will be issued a prescription for a week or of the Hydroxychloroquine treatment (HCQ + zinc and maybe Azithromycin, dosed for size and severity).

This treatment is strongly evidenced through thousands of field trials to reduce Corona mortality to conservatively 1/10 of the untreated rate, turning Corona from a disease with as much as four times the mortality of a normal flu (.37% is the latest German estimate vs .1% for a normal flu) to a disease with less than half the mortality of a normal flu.

Shutting down the economy kills thousands of times as many people as a normal flu. That’s why we don’t do it to avoid a normal flu, and with treatment Corona is only half as bad as a normal flu. Only a Democrat (or a fake conservative like Rubin) could be so dismissive of human life as to keep the economy shut down over Corona now that we have a safe and effective cure.

Democrats can’t count. They are like Mara Gay thinking 500 million equals 327 million million. Trump will be able to point to death numbers well below a normal flu for proof:

“Democrats wanted to keep you jobless for less than a flu. They would have killed our whole country for less than a flu. Just ask Sleepy Joe. Hey Joe, in your dementia, would you have the whole country commit suicide in a vain attempt to avoid the flu? He’ll say yes. He actually says yes.”

The Dems have already blown themselves up with their relentless extremist doom and gloom hate campaign. The country is creeped out. They are even running a senile zombie for their POTUS candidate. And I don’t know anyone who is blaming Trump for the virus shutdown.

The Dems are so disconnected that haven’t even noticed that no one is listening to them anymore. They’ve been push-polling so long they now the only ones who believe their own lies. They seem to have forgotten that they are lies.

I say keep going. Suicide is painless.

The Governor of California, admitted on CNN that Trump has done everything he requested, that was possible. That will make a great political commercial.

I developed an aversion to Rubin way back when she was at Commentary, filling their blogging section with lengthy word salads. Seriously, they must have been paying her by the word because an editor would have been able to cut at least by half the length of most of her posts and she still would have gotten her points (whatever they were) across.

And not just any people! People of color!! Becuase he’s a racist!!!

The 2020 election will be a blood match — The Deplorables vs The Despicables.

Katy L. Stamper | April 11, 2020 at 9:47 am

I admit I never believed the dems would be willing to run a man whose advanced age was affecting his mental capacity.

Very surprised this time by the dems. Definitely moved the Overton window.

I’m stunned that the Dems are going with the “Republicans are literally killing people” gambit. I mean they’ve never, ever…

resisted the urge to do that before. Such as when felonious tax cheat, dog abuser (I forget, did he tie the dog to the bumper of the Family Truckster and drag it to death like Chevy Chase in one of those “Vacation” movies) who once brazenly hair-raped a gay classmate in High School like Brett Kavanaugh spiking the punch at one of those gang bangs he used to mastermind, Mitt Romney* MURDERED a down-and-out steel mill worker’s wife by personally giving her cancer and forcing her to die. I guess confining women to binders and withholding food and water while laughing villainously at their plight as they struggle to free themselves from the three-ringed dungeons Romney used to keep on his office shelves as governor of MA just wasn’t enough entertainment.

Perhaps the Dems can dust off that old commercial with the video of Paul Ryan* throwing wheel chair-bound grandma off a cliff and repurpose it.

Seriously, who couldn’t see this coming.

*Two of the most loathsome Republicans in recent memory, especially Romney, but if the Dems will accuse those two squishes of “literally killing people” they’ll do it to anyone with an “R” after their name.

With this kind of political advise, I’m reminded of the words of Lt. Kaffee…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkkP0iT05Q4

“A slow reopening of the economy, combined with the healthcare equivalent of airbags, will strike the right balance.”

Really? What does this mean, exactly? We have to wait for a vaccine before we reopen the economy? Where do you people get these ideas, anyway?

Facts are that the COVID-19 virus has not produced fatality numbers significantly greater than the usual seasonal flu. In the US, the flu infected 4.5 million people and produced 20,000-23,000 deaths in the first half of the 2019-2020 flu season alone. And, that is with a vaccine and proven therapeutic treatments. In the second half of the flu season, we have less than 20,000 deaths from COVID [even with the ridiculously loose cause of death reporting standards in place]. So, it is unlikely that we will see a death toll greater than 35,000-40,000 from COVID, if the current trends continue. Remember, this is a novel virus. We have no vaccine or proven therapeutic treatments for it. So, we would expect to see a death rate higher than normal influenza, in the first season. However, in each of the two previous flu seasons, we had in excess of 60,000 deaths from the flu [with vaccines and proven therapies].

On the other hand, we have seen 17 million people apply for unemployment benefits in the last three weeks alone. Due to computer problems, we can expect many more to apply within the next two weeks. Also, this does not take into account the number of people, who are not eligible for unemployment insurance, who also have no income. then we have the percentage of small businesses which will likely not reopen or fail by the end of the year, due to the draconian restrictions applied by the state and local governments. We are pacing tens millions of people at risk of death from starvation to save a few thousand, who MIGHT die from the COVID virus. The longer we wait to reopen our economy, the more people who are put at risk and the longer it will take to bring the economy back again. It is time to hit the reset button and get back to work.

    SDN in reply to Mac45. | April 11, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    “We have no vaccine or proven therapeutic treatments for it.”

    This is bull$hit, and you know it.

    Chloroquinine has been in general use for decades. It has worked, and worked well; its’ side effects are rare and well understood. Even the latest “Metformin and chloroquinine interact” has been known for quite a while. The same thing for zithromax and zinc. And there’s a growing clinical history that it works for WuhanFlu.

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