One of the things that I will really, really, really, really miss about President Trump is his ability to reveal the left and the NeverTrump GOP establishment as a bunch of slobbering imbeciles using 240 characters or less.
A few hours ago, President Trump sent out this tweet
The lockdowns in Democrat run states are absolutely ruining the lives of so many people – Far more than the damage that would be caused by the China Virus. Cases in California have risen despite the lockdown, yet Florida & others are open & doing well. Common sense please!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2020
This caused walls, ceiling, floors, and windows to be sprayed with what passes for brain matter exploding from the ears and nasal passages of people who react to the truth the way Dracula reacts to Holy Water.
“Florida is NOT” is trending on Twitter. This is how Twitter frames the subject:
People are pushing back on Trump’s claims that Florida is doing well in the pandemic
Florida is not doing well they have increasing cases and deaths along with becoming a dictatorship
— Alfredo Montanez🌊🗽💛🇺🇲 (@Deadpool650) December 26, 2020
You're not the one to be talking about 'common sense,' mister world's worst president. Florida is NOT doing well, and neither are you. https://t.co/1lqeQAOs3g
— John Lundin 🌊 (@johnlundin) December 26, 2020
So many lies. First of all it’s Democratic-led states. You don’t get to decide how to say it. Second, Florida is not doing well. It’s hitting new records because your disciple is irresponsible. Third, it’s not called the Chinese virus, which is racist thing to say. #Jan20
— Jon Ullman (@jdullman) December 26, 2020
Florida is not doing well & Governor Ron DeathSantis needs to face criminal charges for manipulating data, lying to the public, and killing 30k Floridans (so far). https://t.co/goMHWrFRA7
— Bleeding Heart Liberal Marine (@BleedingMarine) December 26, 2020
“People.” Yeah, right.
Here are the facts. Numbers of cases is a totally bogus metric that is glommed onto by the media because the number is big. Liberal politicians love to talk about cases because if you test enough people using imprecise tests, you can juice the number of cases and extend your ability to rule by decree. Everyone in the Pandemic Porn industry loves cases. The number of cases are irrelevant, unless it requires a limited resource to manage. A case that requires ICU admittance is very different from a case that is virtually symptom-free and requires only a period of rest. The reason states don’t regularly report hospital bed utilization and ICU utilization is because those numbers will not tell a tale that will set off a round of fecal incontinence in the newsrooms of MSNBC or the Washington Post. They also don’t talk about the other side to the large number of infections. None of those people can catch the virus again and none of them can spread the virus (it’s true; that is the entire principle behind vaccines).
President Trump was obviously not making an absolute statement, but a relative one. So let’s see how Florida, operating as a civilized state government by the rule of law, stacks up to the example of California, where living in fear and being ruled by arbitrary decree is now the norm. Since the left loves number of cases…and since it is the easiest data to produce, let’s use their preferred tool of measurement:
It is media malpractice that the contrast of California & Florida is not the lead story of every major media outlet in the country right now
One of the most locked down places on earth has MORE THAN DOUBLE the case rate of one of the least locked down & there is complete silence pic.twitter.com/Bav9udp03y
— IM (@ianmSC) December 21, 2020
Anyone tweeting that Florida is not doing well is just hoping. It's not even debatable. Anything can happen but right this minute both NY and California would trade with Florida and everyone knows it. And Florida is wide open while CA and NY are crippled with closures. pic.twitter.com/xNPgx6CnBF
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) December 26, 2020
The fact is that lockdowns aren’t working. If they were working, then both New York and California would have much better data than Florida. They don’t. The opposite of better is what they have.
While Andrew Cuomo is trying to exterminate the elderly and Gavin Newsom is exercising Divine Rule, Florida is going on with its collective life. The critters screaming at President Trump and Governor Ron DeSantis on Twitter should be demanding that every state do what Florida is doing…and they would, if they cared more about the welfare of fellow citizens than they do about their hatred of President Trump.