What Has Gone More Wrong with the Republican Party?: Hoisted from the Archives
Time to Bang My Head Against the Wall Some More (Pre-Elementary Monetary Economics Department): Hoisted from the Archives from 2009

Once again, the fact that the Republican Party applauds and that Washington journalists pretend that this emperor has clothes is deeply disturbing: John Amato: Trump Shocked The Flu Can Be Deadly https://crooksandliars.com/2020/02/trump-shocked-flu-can-be-deadly: 'Most Americans understand that the flu kills thousands of people a year-especially the elderly.... I guess Trump finally went to an actual briefing... finally listening to something other than Fox News and Lou Dobbs wax poetic about his awesomeness.... I can't explain how uneducated and myopic his words were when he said this: "I want to you understand something that shocked me when I saw it. I spoke with the doctor on this. I was really amazed and I think most people are amazed to hear it. The flu in our country kills from 25,000 people to 69,000 people a year. That was shocking to me. So far if you look at the 15 people, they're recovering. One is pretty sick. But hopefully will recover. The ruse in great shame. Think of that. 25,000 to 69,000. Over the last ten years, we've lost 360,000. These are people that have died from the flu. From what we call the flu. Hey, did you get your flu shot? And that's something..." It's not shocking or amazing to over 300 million people in the United States. It's been a known fact for decades. But to this imbecile, it was a revelation. And yes, it is called the flu. Bravo. He acted like a toddler who first learns that fire burns your hand...

#noted #2020-03-03