Gullible

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Gullible is a word you don’t hear used much anymore. I wonder why? My Grandmother used the word gullible a lot as in “he is a gullible old fool” when she was talking about her sister in laws husband Mr. John. Maybe it’s an old fashion word in this new age of google. It’s hard to be gullible if you can google the truth or what people perceive to be the truth or for our Deplorable brothers and sisters hear the “truth” on Fox News.

I think gullible is the perfect word to describe all the Trumpers, MAGAers, GOPers and Red Staters out there who are still convinced that;

  1. This Coronavirus mess is some kind of Deep State conspiracy.
  2. The Great Pumpkin is doing an A+, tremendous job leading our nation through it.

Yes, gullible would be a great word to describe these clowns.

The latest gullible message the GOP is trying to sell to the rest of us is that Trump’s lack of response, or lack of urgency concerning the Coronavirus rest firmly on the shoulders of the Democrats. Why you ask? Well if King Rump had not been so preoccupied with his impeachment trial, read tweeting every fifteen minutes, that maybe, just maybe he would have taken a more proactive approach to dealing with this serious issue.

This is a real talking point being propagated right now and spread by the head GOP man himself, Mitch “The Turtle” McConnell. What I assuming is the Fox News brain trust (sounds like an oxymoron) came up with this clever, gullible excuse and recruited the powerful Turtle to distribute it. But there are just a couple of oh so small problems with it that I would love to point out.

Number One: By floating this excuse Mitch, Hannity, Tucker and Kellyanne basically admit that yes, the Great Pumpkin didn’t act quickly enough and didn’t give the Coronavirus the attention it demanded or deserved. Now Joe Deplorable down in Scooba, MS will disagree with my observation. If Crazy Nancy and Shifty Schiff hadn’t been hounding his President, he will reason, Trump would have waved his golden, magic wand and the Coronavirus would have disappeared just like he said it would, like a “miracle”.  Gullible.

Number Two: While Rump was not providing the impeachment committee with any documents or witnesses, basically ignoring all the request the committee was making for documents and witnesses, and apparently “stress tweeting” 24/7 he was also busy doing some other stuff. On January 9th, 14th, 28th, 30th, February 10th, 19th, 20th, 21st and the 28th Trump may have been busy worrying about the impeachment but still found the strength and resolve to hold nine of his redneck rally’s. And then on January 18th, 19th, February 1st, 15th, March 7th and the 8th he was able to find the time to play a just few rounds of golf instead of actually reading one of the many reports available to him about the coming pandemic. Gullible.

To Date: Coronavirus Cases: 238,823 – Coronavirus Deaths: 5,768

Just as a reminder here is the list again of the A+ job “our” President has done:

Feb. 7 (tweet): “…… as the weather starts to warm & the virus hopefully becomes weaker, and then gone.”

Feb. 10: “I think the virus is going to be — it’s going to be fine.”

Feb. 14: We have a very small number of people in the country, right now, with it. It’s like around 12. Many of them are getting better. Some are fully recovered already. So we’re in very good shape.”

Feb. 19: “I think it’s going to work out fine. I think when we get into April, in the warmer weather, that has a very negative effect on that and that type of a virus. So let’s see what happens, but I think it’s going to work out fine.”

Feb. 24 (tweet): “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. … Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

Feb. 25: “You may ask about the coronavirus, which is very well under control in our country. We have very few people with it, and the people that have it are … getting better. They’re all getting better. … As far as what we’re doing with the new virus, I think that we’re doing a great job.”

Feb. 26: “Because of all we’ve done, the risk to the American people remains very low. … When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero. That’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”

Feb. 28: “I think it’s really going well. … We’re prepared for the worst, but we think we’re going to be very fortunate.”

Feb. 28: “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

Feb. 28: “This is their new hoax.”

March 4: “Some people will have this at a very light level and won’t even go to a doctor or hospital, and they’ll get better. There are many people like that.”

March 9 (tweet): “So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!”

March 10: “And it hit the world. And we’re prepared, and we’re doing a great job with it. And it will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”

March 11: “I think we’re going to get through it very well.”

March 12: It’s going to go away. … The United States, because of what I did and what the administration did with China, we have 32 deaths at this point … when you look at the kind of numbers that you’re seeing coming out of other countries, it’s pretty amazing when you think of it.”

March 15: “This is a very contagious virus. It’s incredible. But it’s something that we have tremendous control over.”

March 16: “If you’re talking about the virus, no, that’s not under control for any place in the world.”

March 17: “I’ve always known this is a, this is a real, this is a pandemic … I’ve felt that it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”

March 18 (tweet): “I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously, and have done a very good job from the beginning, including my very early decision to close the “borders” from China – against the wishes of almost all. Many lives were saved. The Fake News new narrative is disgraceful & false!”

 

About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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