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Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:50 PM

Fauci Said It's 'Horrifying' That CPAC Attendees Cheered About The US' Lagging Vaccination Rate

Source: Business Insider

(5 hrs ago).

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Sunday he was horrified when attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) appeared to cheer about the US failing to reach its vaccination goal this month.

Video of a CPAC discussion at its second conference of 2021 in Dallas posted to social media appeared to show the crowd cheering on the US' inability to vaccinate most of its population.

"They were hoping -- the government was hoping -- they could sucker 90% of the population into getting vaccinated. And it isn't happening," said Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter who The Atlantic earlier this year dubbed "the pandemic's wrongest man."

Berenson was interrupted by cheers from the audience before he continued, claiming that younger people were avoiding getting vaccination because of potential side effects. "It's horrifying," Fauci said Sunday during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union." "They are cheering about someone saying that it's a good thing for people not to try and save their lives,"...

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/fauci-horrifying-cpac-cheered-lagging-vax-rate-2021-7





'The Pandemic's Wrongest Man,' The Atlantic, April 2021,
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/pandemics-wrongest-man/618475/

.. In this crowded field of wrongness, one voice stands out. The voice of Alex Berenson: the former New York Times reporter, Yale-educated novelist, avid tweeter, online essayist, and all-around pandemic gadfly. Berenson has been serving up COVID-19 hot takes for the past year, blithely predicting that the United States would not reach 500,000 deaths (we've surpassed 550,000) and arguing that cloth and surgical masks can't protect against the coronavirus (yes, they can).

Berenson has a big megaphone. He has more than 200,000 followers on Twitter and millions of viewers for his frequent appearances on Fox News' most-watched shows. On Laura Ingraham's show, he downplayed the vaccines, suggesting that Israel's experience proved they were considerably less effective than initially claimed. On Tucker Carlson Tonight, he predicted that the vaccines would cause an uptick in cases of COVID-related illness and death in the U.S...
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- Glenn Beck, American commentator speaks during the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference/CPAC in Dallas, Texas.

'CPAC conference shows why America is failing to vaccinate Republicans.' The problem isn't just right-wing activists, it's also right-wing media,' Salon, 7/11/21,
https://www.salon.com/2021/07/11/cpac-conference-shows-why-america-is-failing-to-vaccinate-republicans_partner/

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Reply Fauci Said It's 'Horrifying' That CPAC Attendees Cheered About The US' Lagging Vaccination Rate (Original post)
appalachiablue Jul 11 OP
LetMyPeopleVote Jul 11 #1
Blue Owl Jul 11 #2
lark Jul 11 #3
appalachiablue Jul 11 #7
ananda Jul 11 #4
appalachiablue Jul 11 #9
BumRushDaShow Jul 11 #5
appalachiablue Jul 11 #6
BumRushDaShow Jul 11 #10
ArizonaLib Jul 12 #37
BumRushDaShow Jul 12 #39
hadEnuf Jul 12 #48
BumRushDaShow Jul 12 #50
IronLionZion Jul 11 #27
BumRushDaShow Jul 12 #38
CrispyQ Jul 12 #44
BumRushDaShow Jul 12 #46
IronLionZion Jul 11 #8
COL Mustard Jul 11 #15
BlueWavePsych Jul 11 #30
Evolve Dammit Jul 11 #11
monkeyman1 Jul 11 #12
FakeNoose Jul 11 #17
monkeyman1 Jul 11 #25
twodogsbarking Jul 11 #13
COL Mustard Jul 11 #16
Dreampuff Jul 11 #14
paleotn Jul 11 #18
mdbl Jul 12 #40
FoxNewsSucks Jul 11 #19
Orrex Jul 11 #20
Pas-de-Calais Jul 11 #21
appalachiablue Jul 11 #24
BadgerKid Jul 11 #22
mdbl Jul 12 #41
DallasNE Jul 11 #23
Music Man Jul 11 #26
3catwoman3 Jul 11 #28
appalachiablue Jul 11 #29
mdbl Jul 12 #42
keithbvadu2 Jul 11 #31
BlueStater Jul 11 #32
wiggs Jul 12 #33
orangecrush Jul 12 #34
Bucky Jul 12 #35
BlueMTexpat Jul 12 #36
AngryOldDem Jul 12 #43
Bengus81 Jul 12 #45
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:54 PM

1. TFG supporters are idiots

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:55 PM

2. CPAC is a celebration of stupidity and ignorance

Fuck those brain-dead troglodytes

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 06:00 PM

3. CPAC is horrifying and always has been.

It has only gotten worse with it's ever more upfront tight embrace of far right ideas/policies that will destroy the working class/poor and enrich the rich.

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Response to lark (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 06:42 PM

7. True and how swindled so many working

people are by the propaganda, lies and 'culture' issues.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 06:09 PM

4. The Reeps are infected with very sick minds.

And it appears to be contagious and rabid.

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 06:45 PM

9. What a waste of a Yale education, not

that the Ivy League is the ultimate. Berenson, a former NYT reporter is deranged or maybe driven to make outrageous claims for gains. Sickness.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 06:26 PM

5. Long past time for Liberals/Progressives to have more "conferences"

to discuss OUR priorities instead of getting outraged multiple times every year over the bullshit from the RW loon shit-shows.


Just cut their oxygen off and move on with actual governing.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 06:40 PM

6. Agree, totally. They're dominating media

with insanity, Dems. must have effective messaging and continue with real governance.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 07:12 PM

10. At this point, the "messaging" needs to come from the same type of "conference" format.

Maybe some organization like "Center for American Progress" (CAP) can help to host/sponsor some annual big shindig that can get media buzz and coverage, and then instead of their having a myriad of "little" topical discussion "events" through the year that get lost in the noise of the right, they can spend maybe 4 days doing those same discussions... inviting the rising stars of the Democratic Party, Working Families Party, etc., to participate/keynote along with the liberal/progressive elected officials and power brokers, and have at it with bringing our policies into the daylight - including being covered by someone like CSPAN.

Otherwise the media is NOT going to cover us, no matter how many podiums get pounded and feet get stomped unless and until there is some kind of "incident" between the more outspoken of the left and that of the right, or there is some "infighting" from within us. And in either of those cases, there's no "policy" message in any of it, just a gossipy reality show type of he said/she said substanceless reporting.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 04:11 AM

37. They might refuse to cover us - but you are correct: IT MUST BE DONE

Even if the largest media outlets don't cover it, the opportunity must exist for those who will.

The biggest problem is that 'Culture Wars' should be covered correctly as 'Racist Agenda'. No adult minded individual thinks anyone is trying to cancel Christmas - the conservatives are fighting the inclusion of non Christian religions with the use of 'Happy Holiday' wishes.

The other culture fights oppose 'All men are created equal'.

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Response to ArizonaLib (Reply #37)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 05:15 AM

39. Agree

especially about calling the promotion of a racist agenda "Culture Wars", as if racists are somehow legitimate enough to be put on some kind of equal footing with those who are fighting hate and trying to uphold the spirit of the preamble of the U.S. Constitution that the racists claim to believe in (despite their also only recognizing 2 Amendments from the Constitution).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 05:06 PM

48. We need to beat the right wing at their own game.

Relying on people's common sense to snap out of the GQP programming isn't effective enough.

Decency is not going to win entirely on it's own. It needs a helping hand.

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #48)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 07:52 PM

50. Yeah

certain types of people only respond to certain types of stimuli, although you do get a few who manage to break free and use common sense. Many of that type are so embarrassed that they won't say anything "publicly" though, but they'll go on and vote "common sense" as we saw with the last election. The others are lost causes.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 10:21 PM

27. The Center for American Progress has an Ideas Conference

but it's way smaller, is one day, and doesn't get much attention. Liberals aren't into the big conference/rally scene like conservatives are apparently.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #27)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 05:04 AM

38. So we end up

self-flagellating about our "lack of messaging".

As a sidenote - I have seen the media generally attempt to cover -

-NAACP Annual Conference (which is going on right now - but virtually)
-National Urban League Conference (which is at the end of the month and virtual), plus whenever they release their annual "State of Black America"

What prompts media attention (and hand-wringing) for at least the NAACP one, is whether a current sitting President "attends", and if so, what they might say. However last week, Biden did meet with the heads of some of the largest civil rights organization to hear their concerns - https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/07/08/readout-of-president-bidens-meeting-with-leaders-from-legacy-black-civil-rights-organizations/

Because we have been doing "virtual" meetings/conferences, it seems the media has chosen to dismiss any meaningful coverage the past year.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:04 AM

44. Our side's not very bright when it comes to marketing.

We've let the right dominate the narrative for over 40 years. Unfortunately, I don't see it changing.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #44)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:24 AM

46. I saw an OP in LBN

that reported on a characterization by GOP anti-TFG Rep. Adam Kinzinger regarding what the RW loons do and he dubbed it "Outrage politics" - https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142768167

And that is basically what the GOP "conferences" are designed to promote with the help of the media (that they mostly own). Whether it is done via "CPAC" or "Values Voters" or "Focus on the Family".

IMHO, that type of thing is bad for mental health (and cortisol levels) and I think this is why Democrats eschew that type of discourse.

Not long ago, there were outlets like "Move On" and "Occupy" that took up the mantle of elevating parts of our agenda up a few notches, using methods that gained media attention. But those organizations have sortof faded in the background and I expect there needs to be something along the lines of a "Lincoln Project" effort from our side to help with some countering and shifting attention, while we do what we do best - govern.

Of course there will always be those who disagree with our using their tactics to promote falsehoods that rarely if ever get called out by the M$M, outside of what they recently have started doing - inserting a boilerplate line of "so and so continued to repeat the falsehoods", while still dutifully repeating those GOP falsehoods as if they were "legit", and worth reporting.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 06:42 PM

8. CPAC probably has a lot of unvaccinated folks close together indoors unmasked

breathing in all that freedom, achieving herd immunity the old fashioned way. Conservatives should keep having unvaccinated conferences like this. Trump should have his rallies indoors for air conditioning.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 08:09 PM

15. Hope Springs Eternal

We can only hope for an improvement in the gene pool as they leave it prematurely.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 11:00 PM

30. 100% agree!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 07:37 PM

11. That's one word for it.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 07:50 PM

12. dumb republican's are slowly eliminating themselves from voting . as in dead !!

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Response to monkeyman1 (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 08:11 PM

17. That's how the percentages work

Every time a Repuke dies of Covid, the percentage of vaccinated Americans increases.
They haven't figured it out yet, and maybe we shouldn't tell them.
If enough of them kick, we'll be at the 90% mark pretty soon.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 09:25 PM

25. thank's for the # ! never thought of it that much in detail !!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 07:59 PM

13. It isn't the first time Fauci has been wrong about

how stupid people can be.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 08:10 PM

16. As Einstein Said, There Are Two Things Without Limits

The immensity of the universe, and human stupidity.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 08:05 PM

14. As usual, Dr. Fauci is right!

When I look at the recent numbers in my state, I find that horrifying, too. Dr. Fauci has saved countless lives and I would think he is getting tired of trying to help the ignorant people.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 08:35 PM

18. CPAC itself is horrifying....

It's horrifying that people in the 21st century still hold 15th century views.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 07:30 AM

40. +1000

my first thought too.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 08:46 PM

19. I guess he missed the time republicon scum cheered

when the US lost a bid for the Olympics.

FFS, "deplorable" is far too kind a word for those scumbag mf'ers.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 08:47 PM

20. They're a cult of ignorant racist fuckheads worshiping an ignorant racist fuckhead

It is folly to expect anything like rational thought or basic humanity from them. They are a plague as deadly as covid and should be regarded as such.




And that goes for the ignorant racist fuckheads lurking here from their various online KKKonservative circle jerk forums.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 08:49 PM

21. Loudest mouthpieces most likely fully vaccinated

No fear for them.
Those who believe them
NOT so much

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Response to Pas-de-Calais (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 09:17 PM

24. +1 Very likely, the ugly, sad truth

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 08:59 PM

22. They should make like the Pilgrims

And leave the USA in the name of viral freedom. I’d chip in $20.

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Response to BadgerKid (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 07:32 AM

41. Here's an idea for the space billionaires

Sell CPAC leaders a one-way tickets to space (but don't tell em it's one-way)

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 09:14 PM

23. This Shows Why We Have Become So Dysfunctional

Dangerous crackpots are given the bully pulpit to spew downright dangerous misinformation. It has been estimated that 40% of deaths could have been avoided meaning that 240,000 deaths were wrongful deaths and nobody takes them down from the bully pulpit. How is that even possible. Why is accountability now a dirty word. It is our only hope.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 09:32 PM

26. It's a suicide cult.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 10:37 PM

28. I was born in 1951. When I was a kid, education...

…was respected. Science was practically worshipped.

Dr. Fauci is right. This is horrifying. And heartbreaking. And terrifying.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #28)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 10:42 PM

29. +2 Same, I can't believe the descent

into ignorance, darkness, madness and fear.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 07:34 AM

42. I don't wonder how the Nazi's did it anymore

It's happening here.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 11:04 PM

31. Cheering the unnecessary deaths of children and grandparents.

Cheering the unnecessary deaths of children and grandparents.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 11:12 PM

32. Horrifying, but not surprising at all.

I expect no better from those knuckle-dragging, drooling, pea-brained, barely-evolved assholes.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 12:01 AM

33. deplorable. nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 12:02 AM

34. Death cult



They are like the walking dead.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 01:21 AM

35. Getting hospitalized for pneumonia to own the libs

Well played, doofuses. Well played.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 02:38 AM

36. Horrifying indeed,

but not surprising!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 07:58 AM

43. You know what...

I dunno…maybe reading this in a bad mood has colored my thinking. But pardon me if I really don’t give a flying fuck about these people anymore. You can’t reason with them. You can’t teach them anything. They are beyond reach.

We’re rapidly approaching the point where we will have to protect the majority of society from these ignorant fools. Make vaccinations mandatory to rejoin ANY part of society. Then let these fools become isolated, and let them wallow in their “victory.”

But…there is the health care system, which will have to care for them. And those other patients who will need the medical resources that these ignorant, selfish people will use up… No neat and tidy solution here, but the enabling of this bullshit has to stop.

I really don’t know why Fauci is so horrified at this. Nothing has really changed. They were all ready and willing to run out and hoard hydroxychloroquine (or whateverthefuck it was called) upon the endorsement of an illiterate con artist, and now they call the experts and scientists quacks. Same shit, different day. Sad, yes. Maddening, yes. Dismaying, yes. I am only “horrified” at the thought of them walking among us — all the more reason for a mandate. This is no different from the old bromide of “your right to swing your fist ends at the tip of my nose.”

Sorry if this pisses any of you off. But I. Am. Done.



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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 09:10 AM

45. Go ahead and DIE asshats,I don't give a rats ass about any of you

Being a part of the Trump CULT will be hazardous to your health.

More died from Covid in Kansas in June of 2021 than in June 2020. We already have 10 dead in July and thousands of new covid cases.



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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 12:00 PM

47. Darwin

They want to win the award so bad.

Letting COVID run amok and allowing it to mutate will take out some liberals, but it will kill a lot more conservatives.

The Republican Party and Conservatism in the United States has truly become a death cult.

All that’s missing is the punch.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 05:15 PM

49. It's horrifying living in a country with tens of millions of imbeciles

The USA has more stupid, gullible people than anywhere else - squawking about religion, guns, "freedom" and mostly their hate for people not like themselves. I advise everyone to have an escape plan to get out if this nation becomes a police state.

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