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White House signals defeat in pandemic as coronavirus outbreak roils Pence’s office

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  1. [7]
    nacho
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    This presidential tweet today says so much about everything that's going on. The President wants it to be illegal to report on his poor pandemic handling to save his election numbers. I think that...

    We have made tremendous progress with the China Virus, but the Fake News refuses to talk about it this close to the Election. COVID, COVID, COVID is being used by them, in total coordination, in order to change our great early election numbers. Should be an election law violation!

    This presidential tweet today says so much about everything that's going on.

    The President wants it to be illegal to report on his poor pandemic handling to save his election numbers.

    I think that speaks for itself, so I won't write anything more.

    26 votes
    1. [4]
      RapidEyeMovement
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      There is one thing I have to give this administration, and that is its ineptitude. Things would be a lot scarier and dark if they were not so bad at this. This feels like Slapstick Fascism*....
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      There is one thing I have to give this administration, and that is its ineptitude. Things would be a lot scarier and dark if they were not so bad at this. This feels like Slapstick Fascism*. Because if they were efficient, well coordinated and tactical. Their policy could have way more impact and destructive potential. Some will say that is part of Fascism, but I really don't think you understand the depth and the breath of the ineptitude that we are seeing from this administration.

      Contrast this with characters like Tom Cotton who truly terrify me. He is not playing around when he says no quarter. And him being a West Point grade brings to bear that he knows the full weight of those words.

      *please don't read this as I am not outraged or sickened by the deaths caused by this administration.

      18 votes
      1. [2]
        Omnicrola
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        This is definitely how I'm going to describe this to kids in the future. If we were reading or watching this instead of living through it, we'd likely assume that Trump's entire presidency was a...

        This feels like Slapstick Fascism*.

        This is definitely how I'm going to describe this to kids in the future. If we were reading or watching this instead of living through it, we'd likely assume that Trump's entire presidency was a dark-humored SNL skit about a very inept daddy's boy failing over and over to try and be a fascist. It would be funny for being so far over the top as to be beyond belief.

        11 votes
        1. FishFingus
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          If you've never seen The Great Dictator, there may be no better time.

          If you've never seen The Great Dictator, there may be no better time.

          6 votes
      2. acdw
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        That's the truly scary part of this for me. Thank God it's only this bad, but how easy will it be for someone actually savvy to finish the job?

        That's the truly scary part of this for me. Thank God it's only this bad, but how easy will it be for someone actually savvy to finish the job?

        6 votes
    2. [2]
      DougM
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      That tweets comes across as if it was written by someones drunk uncle on Facebook.

      That tweets comes across as if it was written by someones drunk uncle on Facebook.

      8 votes
      1. ras
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        I feel like this could be said about most of his tweets.

        I feel like this could be said about most of his tweets.

        4 votes
  2. [3]
    culturedleftfoot
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    Who is the most high-profile COVID casualty in the USA? Have any of the White House staff lost any family members?

    Who is the most high-profile COVID casualty in the USA? Have any of the White House staff lost any family members?

    5 votes
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      ras
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      I'd say that the highest profile casualty is former presidential candidate Herman Cain, who probably contracted the virus at a Trump rally in Tulsa, OK. However, his death barely made a splash here.

      I'd say that the highest profile casualty is former presidential candidate Herman Cain, who probably contracted the virus at a Trump rally in Tulsa, OK. However, his death barely made a splash here.

      15 votes