I think I’ll seed this post with intermittent direct quotes from this one, about the ridiculous Governor of Georgia who told his state last week that he just learned that asymptomatic people could infect others with the Wuhan virus. Such excerpts will be identified by being set in italics, with the replacement for Kemp’s name, “Georgia” or other words in bold, like this one:
Mayor De Blasio should resign over this.
I knew that asymptomatic people could spread the disease after Dr. Fauci explained that in a press conference in late January. It was being openly discussed on television and the news in early February. When I did my last live ethics seminar on March 5…the lawyers were all discussing the fact that they couldn’t be sure if they were infected, or if I was.
And this idiot goes on the air and says; ‘Stop the presses! I just found out that people who feel fine might still spread the virus!’
This is an unacceptable level of inattention and incompetence, even for politics. An official like this not only cannot be trusted, but must not. His staff and advisors are similarly not safe to have involved in public policy, not just during a health emergency, but ever, not even if everyone could safely frolic in the sun.
Even ignoring the fact that he somehow managed to not pick up on crucial information that was available everywhere, Di Blasio really proved his stupidity by announcing his inexcusable misunderstanding on public radio. How many New Yorkers were blinded because they rolled their eyes so hard they fell out of their sockets? What else do you want to tell us, Mr. Mayor? That we finally put a man on the moon? That Paul isn’t really dead? That Truman beat Dewey? That Lindbergh landed in Paris?
Well, enough déjà vu. You get the point. The news media is, justly in his case, mocking a Republican governor for his unconscionable ignorance, and here comes de Blasio, a Presidential candidate and perhaps the most arrogant socialist on the planet, displaying the same level of incompetence. No wonder he was telling New Yorkers to go to Broadway shows in March, and no wonder New York City is the epicenter of the national Wuhan virus infection.
De Blasio, predictably, has blamed his city’s problems on President Trump.
The upside for the mayor, I suppose, is that this epic fiasco takes attention away from the crime wave his non-enforcement policies and no-bail innovations have created.
New Yorkers don’t deserve to die for electing this extreme leftist demagogue twice, but it would be nice if they absorbed the appropriate lessons from the experience.