In response to a report that New York City experienced zero Wuhan virus-related deaths on Saturday, former Obama administration senior advisor Valerie Jarrett alluded to the city’s total number of virus-related deaths during the pandemic as “short term sacrifice.”
As NBC News reported, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recorded zero virus-related deaths for the first time since the state’s first official virus death was recorded on March 11.
Jarrett was apparently ecstatic over the news, proclaiming in a tweet: “From epicenter to zero deaths. Short term sacrifice saves lives!!!”
From the epicenter to zero deaths. Short term sacrifice saves lives!!! https://t.co/iHJktiPX5p
— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) July 13, 2020
How does someone with a modicum of common sense not realize how tone-deaf “short-term sacrifice” comes across when talking about anything related to the staggering number of virus-related deaths in a city that became the epicenter of the pandemic in America?
Even if that “someone” claims she was not referring to deaths from the virus, let alone the sheer number of those deaths, shouldn’t she realize that reasonable people reading her tweet would, at the very minimum, recoil at the lack of sensitivity of her choice of words?
Many Twitterers did just that.
Dear God, this may be the worst victory lap of them all.
‘SACRIFICE FOR THE GREATER GOOD!’
Age>75, 665 deaths per 100k
About 30 children have died, and hundreds have viral sequelae.
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) July 13, 2020
Several responses put Jarrett’s “short-term sacrifice” in grim context.
More people died with coronavirus in New York City (population 8 million) than Texas (29 mil), Florida (21 mil), California (39 mil) and Georgia (11 mil) … combined. https://t.co/8CLb81l8u3
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) July 13, 2020
NY infected the rest of the country – they are responsible for 1/3 of all COVID deaths and Cuomo’s mandate killed 6k elderly people.
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) July 13, 2020
This Twitterer summed up the whole thing in one appropriate word.
— I didn’t vote for him, so think of a new retort (@jtLOL) July 13, 2020
vj09 slammed NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s deadly order to “force COVID-19 infected patients into nursing homes,” along with four other Democrat governors, including Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitman and California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
— vj09🇺🇸 (@vjan09) July 13, 2020
Finally, perhaps this response best captured everything that was wrong with Jarrett’s careless characterization.
Dead wrong. pic.twitter.com/U8h5e2j27F
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) July 13, 2020
Incidentally, many of the responses to Jarrett’s tweet were “not suitable for family viewing,” so I left them out — not that I didn’t want to toss in a few of the choicer ones, mind you.
Imagine, for a nanosecond, the degree of apoplectic meltdown on the Left — including the “mainstream” media sock puppets — if Donald Trump were to refer to anything related to the vicious pandemic that ravaged New York City as a “short-term sacrifice.”
Imagine the hyperbolic, hour-after-hour, hand-wringing coverage on CNN and MSNBC — including trotting out survivors of victims, among them, children who lost a parent or grandparent — with hosts and guests alike calling Trump everything but the Devil’s own spawn.
Wait — somebody would probably call him that, as well.
And why would that be, when we hear nothing but crickets from the Left over Jarrett? Because the hypocrisy of the Left knows no bounds.
It really is that simple.
HT ~ Twitchy