Monday News Roundup: Rand Paul is Done With Fauci and Cuomo Scurries for Cover

The Mid-Day Campaign Update

“My fellow Republican senators have tried to see things from the Speaker’s point of view, but we can’t get our heads that far up our rear ends.” – Louisiana Senator John Kennedy on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo just now, talking about Pelosi’s $3 trillion “stimulus bill” atrocity.

Oops, he did it again. – Remember how serial alarmist Anthony Fauci warned that we would see a spike in Wuhan Virus cases in states that opened up their economies early? Yeah, that’s not happening, according to HHS Secretary Alex Azar. Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” program with Snake Jake Tapper, Azar had this to say about that:

“We are seeing that in areas that are opening, we’re not seeing the spike in cases. We still see spikes in some areas that are, in fact, closed, very localized situations. And so this is going to be very important for us to watch the circumstances on the ground. With reopening, what’s the key to reopening?”

Thus, as with every other prediction Fauci has made related to this Chinese plague over the past four months, he turns out to have been wrong. When are we going to quit listening to this guy?

Rand Paul is certainly grown weary of Fauci’s faulty advice. – In a weekend interview with NewsMax TV’s Greg Kelly, Senator Paul had this to say about Fauci’s contention that we need to keep schools closed through the fall semester:

“The future is difficult and we shouldn’t assume that one guy with a Ph.D. or an M.D. knows everything about the future,” he said.

“Every school was closed and not one kid was sick in Kentucky. Is that an overreach? I don’t know,” Paul added. “We have 600,000 people out of work in Kentucky now. We’ve got devastating numbers where we’re gonna bankrupt the state again on unemployment, even though we’ve given $3 trillion out.

“There’s not enough money in China, there’s not enough money to be printed at the Federal Reserve. We’ve gotta open the economy and we have to be reasonable about this. We can’t wait for perfection. That’s my gripe with Dr. Fauci. Not that he’s a disingenuous person or he doesn’t have the right motives. I think he does. I think he wants what’s best for the country. But so do I, and we have to have a debate over whether we keep the economy closed. I don’t think it can go on forever.”

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Senator Paul is right.

Perfect example of how Democrats behave in the face of adversity. – Fascist California Governor Gavin Newsom is being quoted today by The Hill as promising that first reponders “will be the first ones laid off by cities and counties” if congress doesn’t provide a bailout for blue states like California that have been mismanaged by Democrats for decades and now find themselves on the brink of bankruptcy.

There are literally hundreds of budget items in any city or county government that can be cut instead of laying off first responders. But Democrat mayors, city councils and county governments invariably, without fail, resort to laying off law enforcement and firefighters first any time spending must be addressed. They do this for two reasons: 1) because fighting fires and crime are their lowest personal priorities, and 2) in order to make the process of cutting a budget as painful as possible on the community they govern.

In making his promise to The Hill, Newsom is simply following the standard Democrat playbook.

Speaking of thuggish Democrat governors, Fox has a really good report detailing the fact that several of them are now facing a string of lawsuits challenging their clearly unconstitutional orders. Newsom alone is facing at least a dozen such suits.

And it isn’t just Democrat mayors who are being challenged. Buried way down in this piece is a paragraph discussing the fact that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is threatening to file actions against several big-city Democrat mayors and county judges over their 0wn efforts to enforce public restrictions that exceed those issued by Governor Greg Abbott. Abbott will hold a press conference Monday afternoon outlining his own plans for moving forward, and I’m told he will address this matter during that conference.

Meanwhile, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is coming under fire for his Sunday comments about thousands of elderly citizens dying in his state’s nursing homes.:

“We worked it out so we always had available beds. Nobody was deprived of a bed or medical coverage in any way. And still people died. Still people died. Older people, vulnerable people are going to die from this virus. That is going to happen, despite whatever you do.”

Prior to that passage, Cuomo had defended his decision in March to force his state’s nursing homes to admit infected patients, an action that no doubt resulted in thousands of other elderly patients in those homes contracting COVID-19 and dying. In defending his decision, Cuomo said no one is to blame, and “no one should go to jail” for having caused those deaths.

How to react to this? Well, first, try to imagine the uproar you would be hearing today had President Trump issued the order that Cuomo issued. The cacophony would be overwhelming, and we would already have impeachment proceedings taking place in the House of Representatives.

But because Cuomo is a protected Democrat, the corrupt, mainstream media is essentially silent on this matter, and has been for weeks as the scandal has percolated.

But second, note that Cuomo is to some extent correct here. Older people, vulnerable people with underlying health conditions, are most at-risk from this virus, and are going to die from it. Note also that, according to the Dept. of Health and Human Services, the average remaining life span of an elderly person admitted into a nursing home in this country is a stunning 5 months. Thus, many of the thousands of New York nursing home residents whose deaths have counted as COVID-19 would have died in any event, and a high percentage of them really died from another cause.

That having been said, all of that reality ultimately condemn’s Cuomo’s approach to the matter. The proper response to this virus in the first place would have been to focus resources on protecting nursing home patients and others among the most vulnerable. That’s what governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis and other Republicans did, and their states have not experienced anything like the problems in nursing homes that New York has seen.

Instead, Cuomo shut down his entire state, depriving millions of jobs and shutting down hundreds of thousands of businesses that will never come back. Even worse, he actively ordered infected patients to be embedded among the most vulnerable of all in his state’s nursing homes.

Cuomo’s rationalizations notwithstanding, someone is responsible. If he wants to know who, he should look in a mirror.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

11 thoughts on “Monday News Roundup: Rand Paul is Done With Fauci and Cuomo Scurries for Cover

  1. Gregg - May 18, 2020

    Cuomo is done nationally, and probably in NY (2022) when the SchiffRHTF. Eventually the dimmest bulb Dem lemming will have to face the reality of what a disaster he has been for NY and NYC.

    He kind of reminds me of former Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans before and after Katrina – no preparation, pissing away the people’s tax money for everything but disaster preparedness, getting a warning in advance and ignoring the impending problem, i.e. letting buses that could have been used for evacuation get flooded out (“Chocolate City” Nagin), and no warning from Cuomo with da Blasio saying party hardy AFTER Trump imposed the CV-19 travel ban.

    The difference here is Nagin, the corrupt Louisiana Dem Governor’s political machine, and the corrupt MSM (D) were able to frame the whole Katrina narrative as BUSH’s FAULT. Eventually Nagin and the LA Dems paid a price, but Bush’s presidency was destroyed. And that worked because the feckless, gutless Bush Jr. refused to push back and lost the congress the next year.

    Since the Katrina strategy worked so well, the Dems now will apparently accept all this collateral political and economic damage in order to try to GET TRUMP at any cost. The same template is getting warmed up right now (Fake Crapper said the pandemic caused this disaster yesterday; guarantee within a month “president” will replace “pandemic” as to who/what is the cause of the disaster and who is to be blamed), and it won’t be China or CV-19 being blamed!

    However, Trump is not Bush and will fight back and expose, if not stifle this reign of economic terror orchestrated by and colluded with and between the CHICOM controlled media and Democratic Party at every level.

    Rand Paul or some of the other actual doctors who actually treat patients should be the new leaders of the CDC. Some of these out of work doctors WITH contrarian (and accurate) views should be appointed since many are now out of work thanks to “Dr.” Fraud’s CDC’s ‘models’.

    1. JdIll - May 18, 2020

      The cops and firemen in California will string Newsom up from the nearest tree. Who is going to arrest them?

  2. CharleyC - May 18, 2020

    There will be plenty of time for finger pointing when we are all back to work. Now we all need to focus on ending this absurd lockout and getting back to some semblance of normal.

  3. Sir Cumference - May 18, 2020

    Dr. Fauci (False) needs to just go away and shut the hell up.

    1. Marshall Gill - May 19, 2020

      No, he needs to be tried for inciting a panic and hung. He has made how much money supposedly protecting us from disease? He has utterly failed and should be fired, at the very, very minimum. Death is really too good for that turd.

  4. Va Gent - May 18, 2020

    Oh, but David, Fredo’s Big Bro just gave Trump a “Get Out of Wuhan Jail Free!” card with his statements, because if he can absolve himself of any blame for Wuhan deaths, then so can Trump.

    Goose-Gander, dontcha know……

  5. Don McCoy - May 18, 2020

    Come on…why on Earth would Cuomo “scurry for cover”? Anyone reading this comment knows darned well that Cuomo is a Democrat and thus above the law. He could go and burn down the nursing homes on camera and there would be no legal repercussions for him in the least. AND they clowns in NYS will elect him again.

  6. Sharon Campbell - May 18, 2020

    I continue to say, Cuomo is a Snake in a Brooks Bros suit! After seeing Cuomo’s daily briefings, no one can say that they are surprised that he’s another stupid Dimocrat! He thought he was real bright with the briefings. No, all he did was demonstrate to the entire country he was a narcissist thug. Putting COVID19 patients in retirement homes was irresponsible & criminal!

  7. Butch - May 18, 2020

    Steve Bannon called for Dr. Ben Caeson to be head of WHO. That sounds like a good choice to me.

  8. Big Al in NC - May 18, 2020

    Newsom’s threat is empty. Just wait til the first real riot/firestorm….. Logistics being what they are, it’s unfortunate that the First Responders (caps out of respect) are very low on the pay scale, making them LESS able to relocate out of the state. They are economically tied to their jobs….as are many others….

    If YOU had a choice, would you really live/work in a city with needles, human waste, and criminals being supported by YOUR tax dollars? Really? How do you fix THAT???

    COW: California, Oregon, Washington. All three have governmental-based folks that openly seem to support ANTIFA, illegal immigrants, felons let out from jail due to the “virus”…. Let these same officials wither and writhe WITHOUT Federal funding…. No. More. Money.

    Taxpayers (regardless of their party affiliation) need to really think hard, come November, and FUTURE elections.

    But (as shown in CA), they won’t.

  9. brian - May 18, 2020

    Seem to remember Barr saying the DoJ was going to watch the whole covid thing closely. So I’m wondering if hes just to busy working at mitigating the coup cabal to actually care about the communists abusing their citizens.

    Hello… Mr Barr…. anybody home?!?!? maybe they are all out back…

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