We have now passed the 6 month mark of the introduction of the COVID-19 virus into the U.S., and are approaching 200,000 deaths as a result. Mind you, these numbers are suspect as quite a few observations have documented that many deaths that have been attributed to the virus are in fact due to other factors. One recent observation was a young man who was diagnosed as having COVID-19, was asymptomatic and subsequently got into a motorcycle accident and died: the official cause of death? COVID-19. Yes, these numbers are as reliable as the sworn oath of a sumo wrestler to lay off of the all-you-can-eat buffet at Golden Corral.
Our response to 'flatten the curve', in order to keep the plague from overwhelming our hospitals was to shut down the economy. That worked, as far as any reasonable observation can attest. OK. The curve was flattened. Success. Now, politics rears its ugly head, and we now see a red state versus blue state continuation of government intervention of the Wuhan virus.
Red state politicians see the devastation to our once record setting economy that the shutdown has caused, and are easing restrictions, with cautions put forward. Blue state policies? Continue with crushing shutdowns of businesses that are simply wiping out once thriving businesses in their own communities. Red states are opening up, blue states are closing down. It is clear to see that the blue state governors and mayors of Democrat controlled cities see political advantage to keeping people from making a living: apparently, they seem to think that these poor downtrodden constituents will blame their woes on Republicans and particularly Donald Trump in the up coming elections.
News flash for all of you Democrat voters out there who voted in these tyrants who are now telling you that you can't make a living: it's YOUR fault that you are broke if you live in a blue state, county or Democrat controlled large city. The plurality of you and your liberal neighbors who put these power hungry ogres into office deserve the government you elect.
You elected these guys who are now killing your businesses, not your Republican neighbors who were in the minority. Now live with it.
I suspect that come November, there will be a backlash against the political interests of Democrat governors such as Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) and Gavin Newsome (D-CA). Their once cobalt-blue unassailable majorities may see some cracks.