Crisis doesn’t have immunity from the symptoms of politics. We’re just a few months from the next presidential election. For Democrats, whatever President Trump endorses is bad, and a prolonged crisis is nothing more than an opportunity for them to boost the Democratic Party in the upcoming elections.
Democratic governors from New York to Nevada are proof of this sad truth. They interfered with ordinary folks trying to get treatment for COVID-19. Even in red state Georgia, nursing home patients vulnerable to coronavirus couldn’t get preventative medicine while in other countries like South Korea and India they were dishing it out left and right.
Trump tried to get treatment to people as early as possible, so Democrats reflexively did the opposite. Grandstanding Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo opted to take on the hospitalize-and-ration approach of socialized medicine rather than Trump’s approach of getting medicine out as quickly as possible. Cuomo hoarded so much medication that patients couldn’t easily obtain it in New York. Cuomo and other Democrat governors stopped treatment for coronavirus patients until they got into a hospital, and then they rationed it. This ties in perfectly with the model for socialized medicine, which is to withhold care and then earn political support by appearing to be generous with the public who should have had access to it all along.
If you still aren’t convinced that Democrats can’t keep politics out of the business of saving lives, listen to this: A hospital executive in New York was rightly fired for suggesting that Trump supporters should infect each other with the coronavirus. Bias against conservatives reaches from Hollywood to hospitals. Liberals even used COVID-19 as an excuse to take political potshots at those they hate most. Abortion is somehow considered “essential” while “non-essential” services like churches and gun stores were put on indefinite lockdown with pastors even being arrested.
When our grandchildren read about COVID-19 in the history books, I wish they could see a nation united against a common enemy. I want them to see people coming together for the betterment of our communities. That’s the legacy our grandchildren deserve to read about.