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The Wages of "Resistance" is Coronavirus

Laurence Jarvik

Posted on April 2, 2020 16:47

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The Coronavirus pandemic has become a global test for the American way of life. Partisan political division must be replaced by bipartisan cooperation for America to win the battle against Coronavirus and continue as a Superpower.

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America's temporary shutdown by the Coronavirus is causing fear, confusion, and dread.

Even more distressing, the worldwide pandemic has been used by Democratic leaders to stoke partisan division instead of bipartisan solutions, as has been traditional during past national crises.

Not since Abraham Lincoln declared "a House divided against itself cannot stand," has the situation facing our country been so serious. Unless the Democrats change political course quickly, the prognosis is dire.

When Speaker Pelosi tore up President Trump's State of the Union, she energized the "Resistance" on live television, signaling continued non-cooperation.

Now, during a major national public health crisis, this policy is having potentially tragic consequences.

Instead of focusing like a laser beam on doing whatever it takes to protect public health, political actors are encouraging self-dealing and profiteering, as well as opportunities for sabotage, subversion or even delay in the provision of government services for political benefit.

One example is the $2.2 trillion second Coronavirus bill that included a laundry list of pet projects unrelated to public health, including a bailout of Boeing, money for Legal Services Corporation and Community Development, as well as the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, Public Broadcasting, and the Kennedy Center ... and who knows what else, in an 1100-page bill masterminded by Speaker Pelosi herself.

Another is the revelation that Senators including Richard Burr (R-NC), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and Democrat Diane Feinstein (D-CA) allegedly exploited inside information about the virus to speculate in the stock market.

Such political shenanigans might be normal in Washington, but they undermine public confidence in the good faith of efforts to fight the disease, raising doubts in the public mind.

Add to this sad display of behavior by civil servants, government contractors, and grantees rewarded in the legislation — many of whom "resist" to the point where they refuse to utter the name of President Trump ... including a Kennedy Center meeting leaked after receiving their $25 million dollar share of Coronavirus relief.

Then consider that when a health care executive jokes about denying care to Trump supporters and Republicans, or others joke about President Trump catching Coronavirus and dying, they signal continuing political fanaticism and inhumanity instead of reason and compromise in pursuit of the common good.

Finally, watching the White House press corps viciously attack President Trump daily for actions of agencies over which he had had little political control since the "Resistance" began has been painful, and dangerous.

Any political attack that distracts from the best medical response to this pandemic harms not just President Trump, but the American public — and indeed America's place in the world.

For how we respond is a global test of the American way of life.

China is attacking America's actions, as is Iran, meaning the whole world is watching and waiting for us to succeed or fail.

Which makes those working to destroy President Trump, instead of the Coronavirus, today's "Copperheads."

Laurence Jarvik

Posted on April 2, 2020 16:47

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