Democrats and NeverTrumps accuse Trump and Republicans of mass murder
For a long time, the Democrat party has held a monopoly on mass death in America. That monopoly is the party's fetishistic obsession with abortion. Every year, around 640,000 babies are aborted in America. Since 1973, when abortion came out from under the penumbras and emanations that had previously obscured it, almost 62,000,000 babies have been aborted, of which more than 18,560,000 have been black.
With COVID-19, Democrat politicians and activists across America have fought to declare that abortion facilities are "essential services." Meanwhile, the Democrats are using COVID-19 as an excuse to shut down gun sales, which are explicitly protected from government infringement under the Second Amendment. When it comes to killing babies, nothing will stop the Democrats.
Compared to the 640,000 babies who die annually, the total number of identified COVID-19 deaths since the disease was recognized in America, per the CDC, is a relatively insignificant 16,570. That number, however, is soft. One the one hand, it's apparent that, as in Italy, people who died with COVID-19 in their bodies, as opposed to from COVID-19, have been listed as COVID-19 deaths. This cruel but funny meme pokes fun at that statistical problem:
Indeed, the CDC's guidelines almost demand overcounting, because they require that any death that might have resulted from coronavirus is a coronavirus death. Nevertheless, leftist outlets such as the New York Times insist that coronavirus deaths are undercounted. Many jurisdictions are also playing around with their numbers in ways that seem highly suspect. As with climate models and climate data, the changes always support the leftist narrative.
To put things in perspective, in the six-month-long flu season from Fall 2017 to Spring 2018, approximately 80,000 Americans died, which is an average of 13,300 per month. Without in any way diminishing how aggressive COVID-19 is, what's happening now is not the Black Death, which killed one third to one half of the world's population. Whether because of our having stopped the economy dead or because this is how things would have gone anyway, with the virus mowing down the vulnerable people, leaving everyone else relatively untouched, we're in typical virus territory.
But that's not how the left is spinning things. Perhaps because he's feeling worried about COVID-19's risks to himself, 75-year-old James Carville, who was Bill Clinton's campaign genius, has flipped his lid about Republicans. The subject of his wrath is the fact that Wisconsin's Supreme Court ruled that the governor lacks the power to delay the state's Democrat primary (emphasis added):
"My kind of mission in the short-term is to sound the alarm to say [that] Mitch McConnell and the Supreme Court — they're going to do everything they can to hold onto power," Carville said during an appearance on MSNBC.
"This thing in Wisconsin was one of the most awful things I've ever seen in my life," Carville said. "The extent that they will go to to hold onto power — it was all about one Supreme Court seat in Wisconsin — they will kill people to stay in power, literally."
Neither MSNBC anchor Brian Williams nor former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele objected to Carville's claim that Republicans "literally" will kill people.
That kind of slander isn't limited to the mouth-breathers at MSNBC. The rag that is the Bezos-owned Washington Post also has a resident mouth-breather.
There, it's Jennifer Rubin, who was once a conservative but who hates Trump so much that she is more rabid than most Bernie-supporters. Now that Bernie's gone, she is offering some helpful advice to Biden in the upcoming campaign: "If Biden is serious about winning he needs to accuse Trump of willingness to kill people," she wrote, along with tweeting out a WaPo update about COVID-19:
If Biden is serious about winning he needs to accuse Trump of willingness to kill people. https://t.co/JiTMMGvDBE— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) April 10, 2020
Rubin and Carville would do well to remember Longfellow's line: "Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad." With their recent pronouncements, both these people have shown that they have a screw loose, especially considering that (a) abortion is the biggest cause of death in America year after year after year and (b) coronavirus deaths to date have been tragic but statistically consistent with regular flu seasons.
This kind of rhetoric, while almost amusing because it's so unrelated to reality, is also frightening. When people in power speak in these unhinged, apocalyptic terms, it can cause equally unhinged, but even less restrained people on the ground to get horrible ideas about how to handle the situation. The media have done an excellent job of memory-holing Bernie Bro James Hodgkinson, but once he imbibed those bad ideas, he tried to wipe out the entire cohort of congressional Republicans in 2017.