What is at Stake

What is at stake

View these data and ask yourself, who do you want to run the government over the next four year?  One can judge leadership in crisis and ideas over overcoming obstacles  While much of the pressure is being put on Florida, Arizona and Texas to pause or stop the reopening, the reality is that you are safer in a Republican state than Democrat state and more likely to be employed.

In states with Democratic governors, 93,000 have died of Covid and only 32,000 have died in GOP states (week ending June 26th), and on a per capita basis, 415 death per million have died in Democrat govern states versus 200 death per million in states run by Republican governors.   So, you are twice as likely as to die in states with Democratic states.  I will point out that these data’s are skewed toward Democrats since two of the bigger nominally blue states, Maryland and Massachusetts have Republican governors who followed the lead of their Democratic governors in ordering a lockdown and two nominally red states, Kansas and Montana have Democratic governors and they have followed the lead of their follow Republican governors in opening up.

 

(I included Democrat data that includes DC and excludes DC versus Republican states below is the raw numbers of death)

Dem/DC 91,557
Dem 91,011
Rep 31,917

(Below is data that is based on deaths per million)

Death per capita
Dem average/DC 415
Dem average 401
Rep average 200.7

On the economic side, again Republican governors are ahead of their Democratic counterpart as Republican states had less unemployment and lower percentages of civilian labor receiving unemployment claims.   According to May data saw Republican states unemployment was 11.4 percent compared to Democrats governors with 14.3 percent unemployment. The percentage of the civilian labor force receiving unemployment claims was 8.9 percent in Republican states versus 11.9 percent in Democratic states run by governor.  (data based on June 20th data)

May unemployment Claims % of civilian population
Dem average/DC 14.1 12.2
Dem average 14.3 11.9
Rep average 11.4 8.9

While Trump and GOP are taking the heat for the COVID virus spread, a major reason for much of the spread of the virus has been Democratic governors mismanagement beginning with Andrew Cuomo reign that resulted in over 31,000 deaths including seniors and their caretakers when he thought it was a great idea that one should put infected patients back into nursing home.   While Florida and Texas are taking the heat for their reopening, what is missing from the rapid rise in cases were the massive protest throughout the country and much of the increases occurred after the protest supported by Democrat. Much of the media have blamed the reopening and ignore the massive protest for the spread but then we are seeing an infection explosion among the young, the one group least likely to die. The overall death has been declining for the past several weeks and are 90 percent lower than the peak, news that should be treated as good.  For the Democrats, they want to stop the economy from growing and aid in the election of Joe Biden and take over the Senate and they understand that if the economy continues to grow, there is a chance they could yet lose this election.  The real fact is that Democrats have mishandled this virus on a state level, and they have been responsible for the lion share of deaths recorded.  Democrat governors slowing down the opening in their states have added to the economic woes of their voters, but they do not care.

The economic lockdown has proven to be a disaster as a strong economy was derailed and millions found their business shuttered and millions more unemployed. The biggest losers were business run by Blacks, Hispanics, and immigrants as a higher percentage of their businesses deemed non-essential.  State governments have granted themselves extraordinary powers and states run by many Democratic governors have abused that power beginning declaring what is and what is not essential businesses. Many people have seen their dreams crushed and the unemployment numbers have exceeded what it should have been.  From mandating masks, shutting down businesses, declaring war on church gathering while allowing the “right kind of protest” to happen, Government have dictated what free speech is allowed and whether Churches would even be open.  Abuse of rights have occurred, and Democrats have led the way.  We are getting a taste of what will happen if Democrats control all aspect of government.  Considering that the socialist left of the Democrat Party has already declared war on the gun industry and fossil fuels industry, many businesses will be under siege as the federal government will expand their power.

The narrative is that Trump and the GOP have failed to stem the virus, but the reality is that government response was completely the wrong response and there is no learning of past lessons.   If Trump made a mistake, it was actually to shut the economy down.  While in early March, there was a reasonable fear that this virus was more serious and Models claiming that 2 million would die and this set up a panic that led to Trump shutting down the economy.

The reality is that the virus was far less than lethal than imagine and that the biggest threat was to those with co-morbidity and in nursing homes.  This has given us the ability to target our response and keeping the economy open but we have done the complete opposite.   Trump and GOP effort to reopen the economy is not only the correct response, but the only recourse.

As for Joe Biden, he has demonstrated at his best mediocrity.  For fifty years, he has wrong on almost every major foreign policy from opposing the successful Reagan foreign policy that ended the Cold War while being part of the worst foreign policy team as Obama’s Vice President.  He even opposed the one decision that Obama made that almost every American agreed with, the killing of Bin Laden.  He was caught on tape bribing Ukrainian officials to stop an investigation into a company that his son was making millions of dollars nor this was all.  His son also profited from dealing with China while his father was negotiating with the Chinese governments.  Biden over the years have used his power to benefit his family members and has shown himself as a creature of the Swamp.  About Biden’s own capacity to lie to benefit his career, Kevin Williamson wrote, “ For some reason, the evidence shows, in the early 2000s, Joe Biden began to remark in public that his wife had died at the hands of someone who “allegedly . . . drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch.” That Curtis Dunn “was an errant driver who stopped to drink.” That drunk-driver story spread into news accounts. The Dunn family, who had strong sympathy for Biden, was shocked by the sullying of their now-dead father. They wrote the senator and asked him to stop and reminded him of the exonerating investigation. When that did not happen, they went public. Per a 2010 Biden profile in The Atlantic: For many years, he described the driver of the truck that struck and killed his first wife and their daughter in December 1972 as drunk, which he apparently was not. The tale could hardly be more tragic; why add in a baseless charge? The family of the truck driver has labored to correct the record, but Biden made the reference to drunkenness as recently as 2007, needlessly resurrecting a false and painful accusation…This is profoundly disturbing. But by our current standards, hair-sniffing rates condemnation, while the false accusation of an innocent dead man, and the embellishment of a personal tragedy — could the Biden tragedy be more tragic? — are forgotten and/or ignored.”   Biden own personal tragedy turn into a campaign story that included lies about a man who could not defend himself.  This is not a man who will bring back integrity to the White House but allow the White House to be use for profiteering by his family while others run the administration behind the scene.

I began this essay with detailing how Republicans have been more successful in saving lives and jobs but that is not the story voters are hearing. Kristi Noem’s accomplishment have been ignored and Andrew Cuomo incompetence is paraded as brilliance.  Democrats are the socialist party of American and made it clear that they will transfer America away from a Democratic capitalist society and allow anarchy triumph over the rule of law.  Cites are seeing crime wave happening while Democrats call for defunding the police, the last line of defense in many urban cities.  The lawlessness of the Obama era will return and a foreign policy of appeasement as United States surrender sovereignty to transnational organization and simply allow China to become the dominant power in the world.  We are witnessing a battle of civilization or if we even remained a civilized state.  Many within the right or in the political middle may view Donald Trump as the imperfect vassal to defend Western Civilization but he is what we have left in 2020 to defend Civilization. Decline of a civilization is a choice and electing Joe Biden is making that choice.

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