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Arthur_Frain

(1,836 posts)
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 03:21 PM Oct 2020

The only "plan" the republicans ever had was herd immunity.

It still is. If he and all of his supporters knew that he was positive before the debate, then this is a Jonestown level kool-aid event. They know the jig is up, and they have no way out.

But if everyone is reeling from a mass outbreak right here at home, after it’s all over, they can claim to have been pivotal in getting us through, and can spin whatever seems favorable to them as we’re picking up the pieces.

Knowingly passing along a potentially fatal virus? Willfully? Aside from the morally repugnant aspect that is going to register with many voters, I’d imagine there’s even some legal nuances here that can be shaken out.

But the timing here sucks for them, from the SCOTUS nomination to the election itself, it’s time to be very concerned about what they potentially will do next. Because they’ve shown what they really care about and what they’re prepared to do to get their way. Unless there was any question that they believed in honor, in fair play, in what the constitution represents, their actions of late have removed all doubt.

They don’t care about America, they only want their theocracy.
They don’t care about you, only they matter (true sociopaths).
They have no honor, and will lie, cheat, steal, and kill to get their way.

What atrocity are they preparing to retain their grip on power? You can bet it’s in the works, it’s coming.

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Arthur_Frain

(1,836 posts)
10. How to get their base to see that though?
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 03:32 PM
Oct 2020

Even now, the most outrageous responses are being aired. They may all be Russian bots, but there’s his base, tuning in and turning on.

Education didn’t work, they won’t be learnimified.

I don’t get how the herd immunity plan was a go when it was apparent from the start that half the population was going to take precautions - and from their political standpoint, the wrong half.

They’re not smart enough to approach it from Thanos’ perspective.

JHB

(37,152 posts)
14. I don't know if it's really about the immunity, or...
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 03:40 PM
Oct 2020

...they just have the herd part down pat and can't leave that comfy zone.

WSHazel

(159 posts)
2. They had no plan
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 03:25 PM
Oct 2020

Even a herd immunity strategy wouldn't follow what the Republicans were doing. There was no plan, even a bad one, for dealing with Covid.

Arthur_Frain

(1,836 posts)
12. See I thought originally the plan was to corner the market on the financial aspect of the pandemic.
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 03:34 PM
Oct 2020

How many doses of hydroxyshite did the government buy for how much?

Under The Radar

(3,401 posts)
3. Herd immunity - the equivalent to letting all of the California
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 03:25 PM
Oct 2020

Forest burn to prevent further fires.
If people die and homes destroyed, it is what it is.

Arthur_Frain

(1,836 posts)
13. Only with herd immunity they stand to lose more of their voting bloc.
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 03:37 PM
Oct 2020

If the west coast burns it’s mostly libs.

RockRaven

(14,885 posts)
7. They don't even have THAT. Herd immunity is not a plan. It is an outcome.
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 03:28 PM
Oct 2020

Their "plan," such as it was, was to do nothing of substance and ignore/downplay the illnesses and deaths as much as possible.

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