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Mike Luckovich for October 25, 2020

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  1. DD Wiz Premium Member 3 months ago

    Trump keeps saying we are finally “turning the corner” on the pandemic. He uses the exact same language as Herbert Hoover, who for three years after his policies (combined with his Republican predecessors Harding and Coolidge) collapsed the economy in typical Republican outcomes) kept saying, “Prosperity is just around the corner.” Literally the exact same language.

    And just as Hoover kept promising “prosperity around the corner” as the Great Depression just kept getting worse, so also Trump keeps promising that we are “turning the corner” as the pandemic gets worse, death rates are exploding and we are rushing towards another wave that looks to dwarf anything we have seen yet.

    How can Trump fix it when he refuses to even acknowledge it?

    Trump has been saying the same thing since March. Well, at least to the public. Privately, he was admitting the seriousness. He knew, he lied, people died.

    To Bob Woodward, he admitted back in JANUARY that he knew the new coronavirus was transmitted airborne and was FIVE TIMES more deadly than even the “most strenuous” flus. To insider traders among his closest Wall $treet donors, he gave inside information about the financial impacts they could use to sell of stocks that were at risk and buy into industries (like hand sanitizer and paper towels) that would become more profitable.

    Trump was saying it would be over before Easter, or “in a few days” or “it will go to zero” it will be “like a miracle” but all the time he was lying and he knew it. He was playing golf and holding rallies, putting the supporters he calls “disgusting people” at risk of their lives, but DID NOTHING because he did not want to threaten the election or the economy, but instead drove both over a cliff like Thelma and Louise mixed together.

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  2. PraiseofFolly  3 months ago

    Step back to see the whole Trump geometric construction of his policies and notice that the many “corners” of which he boasts are arranged in a large polygon that looks nearly circular.

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  3. mourdac Premium Member 3 months ago

    What, his Sharpie ran out of ink?

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  4. FrankErnesto  3 months ago

    Trump lives in a different time zone. The Twilight Zone.

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  5. Patjade Premium Member 3 months ago

    It’s turned the corner so may times, it’s developed its own orbit around Trump.

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  6. gammaguy  3 months ago

    But he never tells us what’s there… around the corner.

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  7. #Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Our third wave of deadly covid is the biggest yet, and we owe it all to Republican policies or lack there of.

    If you don’t wish to get deadly covid, you ought to vote out the deadly covid spreading republicans.

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  8. Michael G.  3 months ago

    How is it he hasn’t gotten laryngitis?

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  9. brwydave Premium Member 3 months ago

    Tiny used to say: “turning the corner”, now its “rounding the curve” which takes longer and requires more space to accomplish. Give me 40 acres and I’ll turn this rig around.

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  10. Alberta Oil Premium Member 3 months ago

    trump has led the country on one tortuous road.. one corner after another with never an end in sight. Little wonder we are all car sick.

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  11. cracker65  3 months ago

    Nailed it Mike

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  12. Bookworm  3 months ago

    It’s seems to me we’ve turned the corner so many times that, even if true, we’re only going in circles. But of course, that is the Trump style of management; “When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream, and shout.” It doesn’t accomplish anything, but it plays so well to The Base. /s

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  13. BHALL77801  3 months ago

    He thinks if he says something often enough it will be true…

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  14. Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

     New World Record in Ball Dropping

    2020-01-07 • Presidential Daily Brief: “Analysts concluded [coronavirus] could be a cataclysmic event.” • Trump did nothing.

    2020-03-11 • WHO declared a global pandemic.

    2020-04-15 • Trump suspended US funding of WHO.

    2020-10-25 • US coronavirus deaths: 230,176 (40 weeks after PDB; 5754/week)

    For comparison …

    9/11 attacks: 2,977 (5 weeks after PDB warned Bush about it)

    Korean War (33,686) + Vietnam War (58,220) + Afghan War (7,970): 99,876

    WW1: 116,516 (83 weeks for US; 1403/week)

    WW2: 418,500 (195 weeks for US; 2146/week)

    Civil War: ~620,000 (213 weeks; 2911/week)

    Spanish flu: ~675,000 (~117 weeks; 5769/week)

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  15. #Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Rachel Maddow skewers Trump as a super spreading epidemiological menace.

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  16. #Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Republicans have made the USA into the can’t do nation.

    ‘We are not going to control the pandemic’: Trump aide Meadows makes confession during CNN interview

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/we-are-not-going-to-control-the-trump-aide-meadows-makes-confession-during-cnn-interview/

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  17. Coopersdad  3 months ago

    I’m not sure why but tRump always seem to find the wrong way to turn/do things.

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  18. Coopersdad  3 months ago

    But then it is hard to see where you are going with your head up your “keester”!

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  19. kentmarx36  3 months ago

    Yessiree, a sharp RIGHT turns into a dead-end and a reinforced brick wall. Another bright move by The Repulsican Crime Cult.

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  20. Concretionist  3 months ago

    Unsurprising that neither Trump nor Luckovich wish to use a real exponential curve. Trump because he’s stupid and ignorant, Luckovich, presumably, because he wants to make a visual point.

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  21. Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

    “Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!” —Winston Churchill, Report to House of Commons, 1940 June 4

    “We are not going to control the pandemic.” —Mark Meadows (1959- ) White House Chief of Staff under President Trump, 2020 Oct. 25

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