Tuesday, Ohio postponed its primary elections due to the coronavirus, but Joe Biden won lopsided victories over Bernie Sanders in Illinois, Arizona and Florida. Florida was the least surprising of all, given Bernie’s recent comments that revealed his man-crush on Fidel Castro.
This puts Biden even further ahead of Bernie in the delegate count, and puts even more pressure from Party higher-ups on Sanders to drop out. Sanders, however, could continue on, hoping to at least deprive Biden of a first round delegate majority. He has to decide whether he could wring more socialist concessions out of Biden and the Democrats if he agreed to drop out now, or if he held them over a barrel at the convention. They can’t expect him to make that decision out of Party loyalty because he’s not even a Democrat. He just put the word "Democratic" in front of "socialist" to pass himself off as a Democrat, which is like putting a Buick hood ornament on a Trabant.
Then again, even if Bernie keeps pushing on, how much further toward socialism could he possibly “nudge” the current Democratic Party? They're so far to the left already that they're in danger of falling off the edge.
Even more telling about the far-left drift of the current Democratic Party is not the triumph of Placeholder Joe over Socialist Bernie but what the next generation of Democrats who will replace them soon is like. For instance, here’s yet another signal that if you have any respect whatsoever for the lives of children in the womb (or recently out of it), then there is no longer any place for you in the Democratic Party.
Wednesday Fake News: No, despite what you might have heard from many ranting leftist media figures, the Trump Administration did NOT close the White House pandemic response office, leaving us unprepared to deal with the current crisis. That nonsense claim came from a Washington Post op-ed by a former Obama official. But it isn’t true, according to Tim Morrison, who says he knows the pandemic office wasn’t disbanded because he ran it for a year, then handed it off to another official who is still running it now.
Morrison says there were some cuts in the bloated staff, and three directories were combined into one, but that didn’t eliminate the pandemic office, it actually made it more efficient.
To give credit where it’s due, Morrison’s piece debunking the previous fake news was also published by the Washington Post. It would have nice, however, if the editors had bothered to call and check with him before running that first piece of fake news.
I wrote yesterday that I seem to live in a very different America from the dog-eat-dog Zombie Apocalypse described by the media. In the America where I live, people are dealing with the current pandemic scare by trying their best to stay calm, keep on keeping on, and helping each other as much as possible.
One great example of a Huck’s Hero in this situation is Kurt Kruczek, owner of Naples Pizza in West Hartford, Connecticut. His business is down 50%, he had to close one location, and he’s struggling to keep paying all his workers. But when he saw the doctors at the local hospital on TV in their “space suits,” working so hard to deal with the coronavirus, he knew he had to help. So he called and asked if they’d like some free pizzas. The gift was greatly appreciated by the overworked staffers and worried patient family members. So he’s now making a weekly delivery of free pizzas to the hospital, one during the daytime and another at night, for the night shift people who tend to be forgotten.
Kruczek appeared Wednesday on “Fox & Friends,” where he urged people to please support their local restaurants that are struggling to survive by ordering good to go or to be delivered. And here’s a great idea: he said if you can afford it, consider buying gift cards and either using them when the pandemic is over, or else donate them as thank-you gifts to your local hospital, police or firefighters.
There’s even a website now that can help you find a restaurant near you that’s offering gift cards, to help your local businesses survive. To learn more, go to www.RallyForRestaurants.com.
This story reminds us of two things: Not everyone in show business is a smug, arrogant atheist. And sometimes the kids of really great people react so negatively to their parents’ greatness that they think they must never stop acting like rebellious adolescents.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is fast becoming the voice of the fight against COVID-19, said Tuesday that it may be several weeks before we know how successful the effort to stem the spread has been. He also urged younger people not to assume that because they’re at the lowest risk of suffering too much from contracting the disease that they can ignore the warnings about prevention, because even if they don’t get very sick, they’ll help spread it to people who are at high risk from it.
Dr. Fauci also said there are many things we just still don’t know about how contagious it is or how it spreads, although we are learning more every day. There was a report that one of the first patients in the US, a woman who returned from China with it, was found to have had contact with 372 people before being isolated, and out of all those, the only one who also contracted it was her husband. That’s at least encouraging that it seems unlikely you would catch it from being in the near proximity of a carrier. However, we’re still not certain how it spreads, and in too many cases, it’s spread without detection, so it’s still best to keep up that “social distancing” and stay home if you can.
In other words, maybe don’t engage in your regular Spring Break activities…
A lot of people are saying that the world will not be the same after the pandemic scare is over. Some say this will plunge us into a recession or depression, while some on the left think it will help them finally get government-run health care in America.
But in today’s MUST-READ article, Michael Walsh at the Epoch Times predicts that there will actually be some major positive changes that were long overdue, and some of them might surprise you.