Democratic response to the coronavirus has been a political disaster

Democratic response to the coronavirus has been a political disaster
Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – The author offers credit grudgingly and couches it in a way that implies the administration was stilling liberal ideas, but the fact that the article was published at all by a notorious left-wing rag and fixes blame on people like Pelosi and Biden is remarkable.]

President Donald Trump has unleashed a humanitarian and economic disaster on his own people. There is no way to escape this fact.

But Trump does not have a monopoly on political malpractice. As the crisis has spread, Democratic Party leaders ― House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden ― have either been missing in action or short on solutions.

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Incredibly, a handful of arch-conservative Republicans have been able to take public credit for advancing the popular, progressive idea of just sending every household a large check for the duration of the crisis. Pelosi explicitly rejected that very idea in early talks among House Democrats, overruling pleas from Democratic economists.

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