Believe it or not, there are other things going on in the news besides the “novel coronavirus.”
Turn on your TV, though, and chances are 99.99999 percent that the word “coronavirus” will be mentioned within the next 15 seconds. If you're lucky, it’s reasonable and useful information about what is being done on a variety of fronts to deal with the virus and its possible effects on our lives. This is important and we do need to know about it. But the relentless hysteria has become tiresome, especially considering that a distressing amount of the coverage comes from a blame-Trump-at-all-cost political perspective.
Remember, this virus has no agenda except to spread wherever it can. It is not into identity politics: it doesn’t care if you’re black or white, American or Chinese or Iranian, Republican or Democrat, rich or poor, famous or unknown, male or female or trans-whatever. It doesn’t care whether or not President Trump gets re-elected. And It certainly doesn’t care what else is going on that normally would be getting media attention right now.
But we should care. The world still turns, and what goes on behind the scenes now will determine the direction our nation takes, long after the novel coronavirus is no longer a threat.
Last night's Democrat debate
By Mike Huckabee
Welcome to the Huckabee newsletter, the only media outlet in America that isn’t leading with a coronavirus story! You’re welcome! (That’ll come later.)
Last night, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders squared off in the Democrats’ first one-on-one “debate,” mano y mano (or “old mano y old mano.”)
There was no studio audience, to prevent the spread of disease and to keep from spooking the participants with any sudden noises. The DNC once again changed the rules to keep their one remaining, interesting, appealing, “diverse” candidate, Tulsi Gabbard out, so the Democrats are down to this Hobson’s Choice. Each candidate had a clear objective: Biden had to prove he could go for two hours without wandering off the stage or lapsing into word salad, while Bernie had to prove he had the “fire in the belly” to go after Biden hard on his vulnerabilities and take him down.
By Mike Huckabee
Yesterday, I mentioned that I tried watching a little of Stephen Colbert, just to see how well his childish mockery of President Trump would come off without a studio audience clapping and hollering to tell us what the “funny” parts were supposed to be. The result was even more embarrassingly deadly than I expected. Apparently, I’m not the only one who thought that, since it took just one night of that horror for the networks to announce that the liberal late night “comedy” shows would go into reruns until further notice, rather than try to do new shows without their not-very-demanding human laugh tracks.
If liberals need a comedy show to tell them why they should hate Trump every night, they’ll just have to tune in Rachel Maddow.
I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
Turning Lemons Into Lemonade Dept: With the NCAA canceling the college basketball championships, a Florida state senator introduced a resolution declaring his alma mater, Florida State, the national champions by default. It passed 37-2. So if you had Florida State as the winner in your March Madness brackets, go collect your winnings.
One of the Democratic attorneys who tried to impeach Trump announced that he and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus, and naturally, he immediately blamed Trump.
On that subject: since so many stories in the news these days are attempts to attack, question, blame, second-guess and undermine Trump over the pandemic – and to convince us that the Democrats would have handled it so much better – rather than recap them all, I’m just going to link to this. It’s a day-by-day account, going back to January, of what was happening with the virus, what Trump was doing about it, and what the Democrats were doing. Hint: The Democrats were solely preoccupied with one three-syllable word, and it wasn’t “containment” or “pandemic.
Reminder: Many small businesses and entrepreneurs are being hurt by all the coronavirus shutdowns. If you’d like to help your local businesses survive, remember that many of them have online stores where you can purchase products for delivery. Or you can buy gift cards from local businesses and restaurants now and use them once this is over.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
"Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfill all thy counsel."
- Psalm 20:4
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