I subscribe to the Hill, which provides the latest news on goings on up on Capital Hill. Yesterday the news came in that Drumpf had tested negative for the Coronavirus. I posted something on Facebook relative to how “disappointed” I was. (Would have served him right.)
In any case, what was fascinating to see was how many of my Facebook friends simply did not believe that he had tested negative.
This is what happens when someone lies so much, it’s as if they were breathing.
Drumpf has his loyalists, of course, those who think that Drumpf is “telling it like it is.” But for everyone outside of his camp, he has shredded his credibility a long time ago, beginning with his inexplicable claim that the crowd for his inauguration was bigger than Obama’s, and going straight downhill from there.
- Drumpf has, of course, contradicted his own Center for Disease Control.
- Drumpf fired his own pandemic response team because he thought it would save money.
- Drumpf tried to blame Obama for the mishandling of the pandemic response.
Well, he’s right about that. He literally has taken no responsibility.
Drumpf loyalists aren’t likely to care or believe how massively he and his administration have fucked up the Coronavirus response. But the few swing voters who are out there might care, and in any case, this extraordinary episode in American history is likely to expose much more clearly the deficiencies in our health care system, in our labor law protections, and in the general inequities in the current American system.
If so, that would be at least be a silver lining of sorts.