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The Democrats’ delta variant

Posted: July 27, 2021 by chrisharper in elections
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By Christopher Harper

As Joe Biden’s approval ratings plummet and his policies falter, the Democrats are turning to a tried-and-true strategy of promoting anxiety and fear over the delta variant of COVID-19.

The renewed imposition of mask wearing in St. Louis and other locales seems to be just a start in the election battle for 2022. Moreover, some major cities are forcing students to wear masks when school starts in the fall.

I firmly believe that the COVID coup forced Donald Trump out of office, but I don’t think the strategy will work for the upcoming election.

At the outset, it should be noted that Biden’s approval rating, according to a recent Gallup poll, fell from 56% approval to 50% in only a month. An estimated 45% disapprove of Biden’s performance, with 5% having no opinion.  The poll found that 90% of Democrats, 12% of Republicans and 48% of independents approve of the job Biden is doing. His ratings among Democrats and independents are the lowest to date among those groups. See

As is often the case, the media have become water carriers for the Democrat strategy—as evidenced by recent stories about possible opponents.

For example, The Wall Street Journal ran a story that targeted Florida, the home of potential GOP presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis.

“Driving the rise are the delta variant, large numbers of unvaccinated, relaxation of preventive measures, and more indoor time,” the news organization reported.

The local CBS station in Miami picked up the attack by quoting a local physician. “While hospitals in our state were filling up, DeSantis was shouting about ‘Freedom over Faucism,’” said Dr. Bernard Ashby, who leads a group of Florida physicians. “If DeSantis were as concerned about stopping COVID-19 spread as he was about coming up with these clever jabs about Dr. Fauci, we might not be in this position.”

Ashby said DeSantis has bragged about Florida’s approach to handling the pandemic, but he accused the governor of being reactive and not having a plan to protect residents.

That sure sounds like the same media-fueled attack that Trump faced during the election campaign in 2020.

The article failed to acknowledge how successful DeSantis had been in dealing with COVID in comparison with other states.

But let’s be clear: The Democrats have no one other than themselves to blame for what’s happening in every aspect of American life.

As Gallup noted: “Consumers are paying higher prices for gas and other goods. Biden has also struggled to deliver on his promise of greater bipartisanship, although negotiations on an infrastructure bill continue in the Senate.”

Add to that Biden’s moves to divide rather than unite Americans over issues such as the border crisis, critical race theory, energy independence, and international affairs.

Simply put, the play toward politicizing the pandemic once again should not have much traction. That’s because Joe Biden—not Donald Trump—has been in charge.

Fool me once; shame on you! Fool me twice; shame on me!

The Cleveland Indians caving has already had a side effect

On Monday, Donovan announced another change coming this season. The team intends to eliminate the running of Warpaint, an American Indian-themed horse mascot, from pregame activities. Warpaint has been with the franchise since its inception but was previously retired in 1989. The franchise brought it back in 2009 for its 50th anniversary. As it turns out, the tradition should have stayed retired.

Why don’t we just name every sports team and product the “bland white guys” and be done with it because nothing says virtue and diversity like purging non-white faces from anywhere anyone looks.

Apparently Seattle is feeling the side effects of last year’s “Summer of Love

“Our city is experiencing the highest number of shots fired in recent history and just a few weeks ago we had over two dozen shots fired in a week alone,” Chief Diaz said. He said it represents a 40% increase in shots fired compared to last year. The city has also seen a 100% increase in drive-by shootings.

The Mayor is talking about hiring more officers but the question is what potential officer in their right mind would take a job where he knows the city and the force won’t back them up? I suspect it will be those officers who are the least likely to do a professional job.

While Darwin’s Theories on Macro Evolution have some issues with the math his ideas on Natural selection are spot on, to wit:

“I have one child, a daughter, who told me age 8 that she would never have a child because of global warming. She’s now 34 and has never changed her mind. So I will not experience a grandchild. For her wisdom, I am grateful. I would be heartsick if I did have a grandchild who would have to experience the onslaught of changing climate.”

This is a NYT reader who got a lot of support in comments on a piece concerning Climate change/Global Warming etc etc etc.

This is both why the left needs to push radical theories in the classroom and to control who counts the votes. When you don’t replace your population you have to get recruits and numbers from somewhere.

Speaking of needing recruits something interested happened at my place of work a few days ago, a place where Spanish is the primary language where most of the people I work with don’t speak or understand English.

A woman came in wearing a T-Shirt with an American flag on it that said: Reject socialism Vote trump. This woman is in her forties and has very little English but she knows enough about what socialism does to want no part of it. I commented admiringly on her shirt and she gave me a big smile.

I don’t think the Democrat left understands that Cubans aren’t the only Spanish speaking people who get this.

Finally here’s a a pet peeve of mine coming to fruitarian:

“There is, unfortunately, evidence to suggest that cannabis is increasingly seen as a somewhat harmless substance. This is unfortunate, since we see links with schizophrenia, poorer cognitive function, substance use disorders,” study author and associate professor at the Copenhagen Research Center for Mental Health Carsten Hjorthøj told CNN in an email. “I think it is highly important to use both our study and other studies to highlight and emphasize that cannabis use is not harmless.”…

That cannabis users have an increased likelihood of becoming schizophrenic is well established, but researchers believe their findings show that the issue is worsening and becoming more widespread.

Via NEO. I remember when my wife was a school nurse there was a chart on her wall showing all the of the various part of the body that were adversely affected by pot. Once the cultural left took over on the issue people pretended all of this was just propaganda but when you decide all your ancestors are idiots and racists you tend to forget the hard lessons they learned. But don’t worry millions will get to learn all those lessons again the hard way.