Mike Pence is now promoting the idea that China so badly mishandled their ‘Wuhan’ virus, the rest of the world is suffering on purpose…kinda. Ooooh, bad, bad, bad Chinese.
The WHO and the CDC have declared the virus was naturally occurring and Pence and Trump reluctantly seem to have conceded that point. NOT accepted it, but NOT arguing. Instead, they can still shift the blame to the Chinese anyway by criticizing the PRC/CCP for ‘doing such a bad job and then covering it all up and likely stockpiling supplies to screw us all over.’
So, the Trump administration is looking for someone to blame for the mess they are in. Scapegoating. Does anyone find that surprising?
Despite the science saying it was a natural virus and despite Japan, Korea, Iran and Italy being decimated right in front of his eyes while he denied the severity of it, Trump wants to blame the Chinese for the predicament he and his woefully inadequate White House are now facing.
The USA was not even in the vanguard of the virus. The virus visited itself on Asia and Europe and the Middle East before it made significant inroads into the US. But while Rome was burning up with fever, Trump fiddled. Trump denied. Trump wished it away. What a catastrophic ass!
Harry S. Truman once famously said, “The buck stops here!” It was also the motto on his desk. It meant, Everyone else may have passed on taking responsibility but that is not going to happen here. If the problem gets here, the responsibility is mine.
Trump has reversed that ethic. “It is not my responsibility.” “I do not take any responsibility.” “It is not our fault!” “Those health supplies are for us, not ordinary people!”
And now: “Blame the Chinese. It is all their fault!”
If you are a MAGA Bubba, are you proud? I mean is this ‘da man’ you want to follow? Is this the POTUS you would ‘take a bullet for’? Really?
This may offend some readers but here goes: It is bred into the male of the species to provide and protect. Or, rather, it has seemed to be that way over the ages. Men are supposed to face the physical dangers to protect the rest of the family. Then, if the family is safe, we are obliged to go get them some food. Maybe a roof. A fire would be a nice touch. In other words, to be a real man is to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for provisions and protections.
Fortunately, we are not expected to do much more.
Presumably, the president would be a real man. HE would provide and protect. HE would take the responsibility. Or at least the president would be a really, really smart and responsible human being (female). But this president is a shame to his gender. Well, a shame to the species, actually. I admit that most of us males are pigs in some all-too obvious ways (especially him). But most men would still step up to provide and protect. It is one of our basic, primal traits. That feeling comes with muscles, size, savagery and ambition. Indeed, we are pigs. But we are pigs in a blanket..we want the family to be happy, warm and sleeping close to us.
This dickhead is just a pig.