Wait, Huh? Valerie Jarrett Calls NYC's Staggering Virus Death Count 'Short Term Sacrifice'

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Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison, Office of the President of the United States, Valerie Jarrett pauses before speaking during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday Jan. 29, 2009. Business and world leaders meet for a second day of work and will continue to discuss ways of overcoming the global financial and economic crisis. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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!!!”


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.


Several responses put Jarrett’s “short-term sacrifice” in grim context.

This Twitterer summed up the whole thing in one appropriate word.

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.

Finally, perhaps this response best captured everything that was wrong with Jarrett’s careless characterization.

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


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