Politics and the pandemic — Republicans are rightly worried

Politics and the pandemic — Republicans are rightly worried
N95 respirator mask. FDA

[Ed. – Wishful thinking. The country is currently suffering the effects of Obama’s failure to restock N95 face masks after depleting the reserve.]

Martha McSally complained it was “inexcusable” the president was so “unprepared” for the virus epidemic: “Real leadership means taking action before there’s a crisis.”

No, the Arizona Republican — then a Congresswoman — wasn’t talking about President Trump‘s tragic failure to respond early to the Coronavirus pandemic: It was 2014, and she was assailing Barack Obama on the Ebola scare.

On the infinitely more serious current crisis, McSally — now a Senator — gushes about Trump’s “decisive” leadership.

The politics of Coronavirus, which is shutting down much of the country, throwing the economy into a tailspin and threatening the health of perhaps millions of Americans, will play out in the weeks and months ahead. The downside is with Trump and Republicans.

This may be especially troublesome for a half dozen embattled incumbent Republican senators. …

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