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Does the Left Now Want to Chuck Fauci Across the Potomac?

Does the Left Now Want to Chuck Fauci Across the Potomac?

Slate publishes a piece that asserts Fauci’s credibility did not make it through the pandemic intact.

In the wake of the glorious news that White House covid advisor and megalomaniacal godlet Dr. Anthony Fauci was retiring, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had a few choice thoughts on the subject.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis described retiring Dr. Anthony Fauci as an “elf” and called for him to be chucked “across the Potomac” River in a stump speech Wednesday afternoon.

Fauci, 81, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the top medical adviser to the last seven presidents, announced Monday that he would retire at the end of the year.

DeSantis, speaking at a “Keep Florida Free” GOP rally in Seminole County, mocked Fauci’s height of 5’7″ — two inches shorter than his own — and called for him to be physically thrown from the US capital to Maryland, WFLA News reported.

“I’m just sick of seeing him. I know he says he’s going to retire. Someone needs to grab that little elf and chuck him across the Potomac,” DeSantis told the cheering crowd after discussing Fauci’s “poor” treatment of children during the coronavirus pandemic.

Many independent conservatives have long distrusted the Fauci. But now the left appears to be more Fauci-questioning.

Slate recently published a piece entitled The Last “Trusted” Doctor and asserted Fauci’s credibility did not make it through the pandemic intact. Among the Fox-News-hating and conservative-bashing smear, there were some signs that the glow has come off the doctor.

Like most people in power during a fast-moving pandemic, Fauci has been wrong. Most infamously, he was wrong about masks and asymptomatic transmission early in the pandemic.

He was also wrong about vaccines stopping transmission.

He was dismissive about the possibility of the lab origins of the virus—which, though increasingly unlikely, could not at the time be completely ruled out—which later raised eyebrows and fed into conspiracy theories because the NIH had provided grant money that indirectly funded virus research in Wuhan.

So while the left may not be entirely on board with chucking Fauci across the Potomac, it is at least chucking-adjacent.

Personally, I cannot express how challenging it was for me to cover covid for Legal Insurrection. Posts I prepared, which now were clearly correct, would have been dismissed as “misinformation” had we promoted them on social media. Assertions I made, which turn out to be true, were challenged by media “watchdogs” based on the distortions and disinformation provided by Fauci.

So, it is with some amount of ire I report that as Fauci is leaving office, he is now saying exactly what I have said for the past 18 months: We need to learn to live with covid.

“I think that when you talk about new normal, you have to focus predominantly on COVID,” Fauci said. “We have the emergence of infectious diseases more often than people realize. Many of them are relatively insignificant at a global level.”

Fauci has spent his career studying emerging viruses and guiding America’s response to health crises like the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and West Nile Virus.

“Could we actually eradicate SARS COV-2, the cause of COVID? I can tell you categorically, the answer to that is going to be no,” says Fauci. “We’ve only eradicated from the face of the earth one significant pathogen and that’s smallpox.”

Based on Fauci’s criteria, I guess I can now declare. . . I am science.


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Across the Potomac….nah, Half way will do.

The Gentle Grizzly | August 28, 2022 at 2:13 pm

Who is Chuck Fauci?

I agree with Whitewall.

    I agree, but one minor technical point: DC is embedded in Maryland. Tossing across the Potomac puts him in Virginia. Halfway keeps him in DC I think – the borders don’t necessarily conform to standard middle of the river alignments here.

Fauci torched his credibility in the 80s when HIV/AIDS came along. He’s the quintessential bureaucrat that kept failing upward while maintaining a pathological level of narcissism.

    User-Name in reply to Paddy M. | August 28, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    I’m starting to think that that’s the basic requirement for fame and riches in the US today – a pathological level of narcissism. Put a bit differently; The Kardashians are worth far more than 100 emergency room physicians, and even throw in some cancer researchers. No one cares today what you really DO for society; it’s all about your apparent level of confidence, arrogance and predisposition towards treating other people like lesser beings or even the dirt on your shoe.

    Fauci’s got what it takes in the narcissism department.

    diver64 in reply to Paddy M. | August 29, 2022 at 4:27 am

    At least PETA is finally realizing what a ghoul Fauci is torturing monkeys and dogs in a third world country of course out of sight and out of oversight.

    lurker9876 in reply to Paddy M. | August 29, 2022 at 10:46 am

    I am surprised that no one is talking about his HIV/AIDs involvement. He also censored many doctors back then.

And now the research proving that mRNA “vaccines” were never proven safe are re-appearing after having been disappeared soon after Fauci’s WuFlu dictatorship appeared. These aren’t new “vaccines”. They’ve been in development for at least 15-20 years and never found a way to pass muster with the FDA until “bureaucratic red tape” was swept aside.

Now could we get Pfizer to release that extensive research? Why do we have to wait another 55 years? What’s buried in there? Evidence about the FBI’s role in Russiagate? The the CIA’s role in the JFK assassination? What is it?

    healthguyfsu in reply to Pasadena Phil. | August 28, 2022 at 8:58 pm


    We agree on much but obviously debate heavily on a few things.

    Just reconcile this for me: how do you put together in your mind the evils you espouse to the vaccines and the fact that Trump really wanted them, pushed and paved the way for them removing said red tape, and should get credit for their rapid release from benchtop to clinic?

    I mean railing against Big Pharma is really what the leftists did 10 years ago. Why are we adopting that strategy now?

      Dathurtz in reply to healthguyfsu. | August 29, 2022 at 6:58 am

      Because Trump trusts people he shouldn’t?

      Your arguments continue to rely on Trump being an omnipotent and all-knowing superman who, despite not being a politician, could prevail with a perfect record despite being surrounded by almost nothing but enemies including the bureaucracy and media. Do you not understand that WE were duped too? That is the whole premise about Trump forcing the Uniparty masks to fall. What could he do? He was duped on the vaccines ok?

      His own VP Pence (and boy did we all love HIM didn’t we?) turned out to be the most conniving one of all! He was the one who advised Fauci and Brix on how to pull the wool over Trump’s eyes.

      The alternative was Hillary!!!! Trump saved us and gave us four years to rethink what is really going on! Every single conspiracy “theory” has not only been proven to be fact but even worse than anyone of us dared believe! Do you really think DeSantis would have survived this? Really?

      Now get a life and move on!

      tom_swift in reply to healthguyfsu. | August 29, 2022 at 9:20 am

      how do you put together in your mind the evils you espouse to the vaccines and the fact that Trump really wanted them

      I don’t recall Trump ever anointing himself the embodiment of “Science.”

      Fauci enlightened us somewhat like Caligula speaking in his assumed identity of a deity. The god of snake-oil salesmen, perhaps.

All hail Leslie Science! She is, in my not-so-humble opinion, the most reliable of reporters of a mostly murky set of scientific facts.

I would also suggest that the next time a politician or bureaucrat rolls a ceremonial first pitch past 1st base, they should be fired immediately. Saying he throws like a girl does not capture the awfulness of how bad a throw that was. And by the way, most women I’ve seen throw ceremonial first pitches actually do very well so we are going to have to find something else.

As it were, D.C. is contiguous with the border of Maryland whereas Virginia is across the Potomac River. Albeit, wherever the little bastard ends up will be made worse by having him around.

E Howard Hunt | August 28, 2022 at 2:49 pm

Hunter Biden is Fauci’s sex slave.

sort of on topic
you may enjoy this humor

Midget bowling used to be a thing. Maybe it will make a comeback as elf bowling.

Colonel Travis | August 28, 2022 at 4:02 pm

How many things are we now allowed to talk about that we were not allowed to talk about for the past two and half years?

The fact that you were not able to ask a damn question scared the hell out of me. It still does. So it’s OK to wonder if this jerk was horrible at his job?

Now watch public opinion turn on him, because the elites say it’s safe to do so. Would be nice if people could think for themselves every now and then.

Seems appropriate … we’re coming into pumpkin chucking season … puts a smile on my face to imagine Fauci in a trebuchet … he’s too big for a spud-gun …

As for the timing … just before a new congress comes to power with promised investigations … wonder if he’ll move out of the country in retirement?

“Posts I prepared, which now were clearly correct, would have been dismissed as “misinformation” had we promoted them on social media.”

Some of us chose to speak the truth regardless. I was banned from Twitter after 20 years on the platform for speaking the truth about the Chinese Virus.

Having worked in Drug Discovery for 30 years, number one rule, Don’t Kill the Rats. And that’s exactly what the mRNA vaccines do, including COVID

Nobody would say I’m a fan of the Kennedy clan, but RFK Jr. wrote
The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, And The Global War On Democracy And Public Health (Childrens Health Defense). It’s heavily referenced and footnoted. Obviously he did his homework before publishing it.


    Milhouse in reply to DSHornet. | August 29, 2022 at 2:07 am

    RFK Jr is a nut, and his “homework” consists entirely of “researching” what other nuts and liars say. That he’s against Fauci doesn’t make him any more right or more honest.

“Slate publishes a piece that asserts Fauci’s credibility did not make it through the pandemic intact.”

To begin with, Fauci had credibility only with those who weren’t paying attention through AIDS and SARS.

“He was dismissive about the possibility of the lab origins of the virus—which, though increasingly unlikely…”
Umm…..really? I’ve seen good research and evidence that the opposite is true.

The fact that Doctor Fauci continually talked down to a US Senator with a medical license, dancing around the questions, angrily claiming that a Doctor did not know what he was talking about, shows that Fauci believes he is accountable to no one.

The facts that the AMA refused to even look at and consider “alternative treatments” to those already infected with SARS-CoV-2 (e.g. Hydroxychloroquine-Zithromax-Zinc which was proven to he highly effective in a Hasidic Jewish Community in NYC 78/80 survivors or Ivermectin) proves they were in on forcing everyone to take the “damned vaccine.”

The fact that President FJB-Sock Puppet demanded that he was “losing patience with everyone who wouldn’t take an experimental vaccine” and threatened service members careers and jobs and terminated and discharged many, when NAZIs were tried, found guilty convicted of those crimes against humanity and executed for the same crimes.

The fact that my wife and I both got CoVid at age 59 and 56, in November of 2020, with me having 5 co-morbidities (age, weight, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes and her having 6 co-morbidities (add asthma) proves it is survivable.

Were we blessed to survive? Absolutely! Could we have died from CoVid? Certainly. We calculated the risk of the shot as too great for any short term immunity.

The fact that even today my blood has a high enough amount of CoVid anti-bodies to use my blood plasma as convalescent plasma (as measured by the American Red Cross when I gave blood about 16 weeks ago), some 20 months after I had the CoVid virus, means that I used my brain, made a decision based on statistics and facts, took the risk and am here today, probably with better CoVid immunity than ANY EXPERIMENTAL VACCINATION, despite what ALL of the NAYSAYERS screamed at me, at the top of their lungs.

Lessons for life: Use your brain, count the cost, take calculated risks and live your life today like everyday is your last day on earth.

Finally, take the late General George S. Patton’s sage advice: “If everybody is thinking the same way, nobody is thinking.”

BierceAmbrose | August 29, 2022 at 3:56 pm

The Sciencetician-Elf is no longer useful, and they need a scapegoat for all the ‘rona shenanigans they were complicit in, insisted upon, or both. See last week’s info storm of Trumps “irresponsibility” in “rushing” the vaccines.

There’s a wonderful riposte for this one, which the idiot opposition won’t take. (Trump, who is not the opposition party, is temperamentally incapable.)

“Good guess to start. Making more options is always better, especially when we don’t know much.”

“BTW, If it was so dumb, why’d you continue it? As we knew more about the disease, how to treat it, and the fast-tracked treatments?

“What’s your excuse for double, triple, quintuple-ing down as we steadily knew better?

“Concretely, having a pre-treatment that changes the odds for the most vulnerable isn’t so bad; insisting that people at less risk than from salad contamination these days get the thing, then again, then again… what’s up with that?

“If the spike-popping gene-tech jabs are so scary, why’d you slow walk the legacy-tech vaccines, even after 90 other countries approvved them? BTW, Fauchi said we have all the vaccines we need — that’s a quote — when asked about approving the other technologies.

BierceAmbrose | August 29, 2022 at 3:57 pm

“So, those wrongthinkers you were lynching were right all along?”