Quote of the Day: Kimberley Strassel on how D’s and R’s respond to the Wuhan Coronavirus Crisis

 

From the Friday, April 3 column entitled “Pols Face a Coronavirus Test”:

Example: The Trump administration spent this week distributing ventilators, standing up small-business loans, dispatching hospital ships, erecting alternate care facilities, explaining virus modeling, revamping regulations to keep truckers on the road, and plastering the airwaves with information about hygiene and social distancing. Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent this week setting up a new House committee to investigate Donald Trump.

It is simply amazing, seeing what the two branches of government, represented by two parties, consider the most important in this time of a literal shut-down of the world’s largest economy.

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  1. Mark Camp Member
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    I don’t like it either.  One party is working on another phony investigation to remove the lawfully elected President.  The other is focused on shutting down and taking over the world’s largest free economy.

    A pox on both of these parties.

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  2. Misthiocracy held his nose and Member
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    RushBabe49:

    From the Friday, April 3 column entitled “Pols Face a Coronavirus Test”:

    Example: The Trump administration spent this week distributing ventilators, standing up small-business loans, dispatching hospital ships, erecting alternate care facilities, explaining virus modeling, revamping regulations to keep truckers on the road, and plastering the airwaves with information about hygiene and social distancing. Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent this week setting up a new House committee to investigate Donald Trump.

    It is simply amazing, seeing what the two branches of government, represented by two parties, consider the most important in this time of a literal shut-down of the world’s largest economy.

    Hypothesis: The D’s assume that the federal government would have done all that irrespective of whoever happens to occupy the White House.  i.e. The bureaucracy handles the essential services, and the White House handles the patronage.

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  3. JosePluma Thatcher
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    I wonder what a restaurant owner (or worker!) would think when asked about their gross income.

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  4. Tedley Member
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    I always find Kim’s articles worth reading!

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  5. kedavis Member
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    Misthiocracy held his nose and (View Comment):

    RushBabe49:

    From the Friday, April 3 column entitled “Pols Face a Coronavirus Test”:

    Example: The Trump administration spent this week distributing ventilators, standing up small-business loans, dispatching hospital ships, erecting alternate care facilities, explaining virus modeling, revamping regulations to keep truckers on the road, and plastering the airwaves with information about hygiene and social distancing. Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent this week setting up a new House committee to investigate Donald Trump.

    It is simply amazing, seeing what the two branches of government, represented by two parties, consider the most important in this time of a literal shut-down of the world’s largest economy.

    Hypothesis: The D’s assume that the federal government would have done all that irrespective of whoever happens to occupy the White House. i.e. The bureaucracy handles the essential services, and the White House handles the patronage.

    Well I think that would certainly be the case under President Biden, or President Bernie, or President Hillary…

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