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Reality check: Republicans ONLY see red and blue.

President Obama consistently fought and provided for ALL Americans, whether they were in "red" states or "blue" states, and he never failed or refused federal aid to "red" states whenever disaster struck. By contrast, Trump, McConnell and their merry band of grifters are openly taking a different approach: Whenever and wherever possible, they will use the full weight, authority and economic power of the federal government to punish "blue" states for being blue, and to reward "red" states for being red.

Housing prices in blue states going up because of good governance and quality of life? Punish them by cutting the federal deduction for mortgage interest. Red states harmed by Trump's disastrous trade policies that hurt the whole country? Tailor the $28 billion bailout so that it narrowly benefits only red state farmers. Blue California suffering catastrophic wildfires? Grab a rake, Trump says, and never-mind that most California forests are federal land. Even now, as Covid-19 ravages the entire nation, Trump again makes it clear that the only federal response will be in terms of red and blue.

The harsh reality is that Governors like Whitmer, Cuomo and Newsom must assume that Trump intends to use Covid-19 to hurt them and their citizens, not help them. That's who Trump is and that's who his supporters are. It's who they have always been.

Pizzagate, Bill Gates, lies and sheep.

Apparently Bill Gates is the new bogeyman of unChrist-like Christians. Much like the Pizzagate kookiness, here is what sane people are up against. Notice the comments section.

Here is Gates actual TedTalk: https://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates_innovating_to_zero

And Snopes, of course: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bill-gates-vaccinations-depopulation/

Irony is alive and well as church tells the sick to stay away.

Being of a practical mind, I get the reasoning, but - Ohhhhh, the irony!

“We communicated with our congregation on Friday and basically asked them, please don’t come if you’re sick,” said Cathy Bien, senior director of communications for the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.”

More at the article: “Diocese: No more holy water, holy wine. KC churches, temples modify for coronavirus.” https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article241062161.html

Edited to add . . . But wait, there’s more! “A conservative Christian pastor issued an angry rebuke of churches taking measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, calling them “sissies” and “pansies” who have been “neutered.”
He went on to say
“Catholic Church not having holy water in the lobby — how holy is the water then?” he said in his rant. “That should be a sign to you that your whole religion’s a fraud. Any faith that doesn’t work in real life is a fake faith. Totally fake.” https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/03/pastor-says-sissies-pansies-wash-hands-prevent-coronavirus/

Time for Biden to ignore Sanders.

I think it’s time for Biden to ignore Sanders. Ideally, going forward, Biden can talk about his own policies to rebuild America’s credibility, rebuild our infrastructure, and rebuild our trade relations. Suggestions about who he would appoint in his administration, ads about bringing integrity back to the White House, . . . you get the point, but Biden need not personally mention Sanders again other than to compliment his passion and whatnot.

Meanwhile, the DNC and prior candidates could be pounding the hell out of the Trump criminal administrative enterprise and the Senators that support and enables him.

The attack ad slamming Sanders for threatening to primary Obama feels icky and leaves both camps a bit muddy. Likewise, Bernie’s attacks against Biden and the “establishment” leave Bernie looking like a desperate amateur.
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