Warm Southern Breeze

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DJ Trump Plays Americans For Fools

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, May 14, 2020

So… the Bullshitter in Chief went to Allentown, PA today – to Owens & Minor, a PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) manufacturer’s distribution facility, no less – and REFUSED to wear that Made in America product, and had the audacity to say in part, that:

“You know, we’ve been doing testing at a level that nobody has ever done it before. We cannot get any, and we cannot get the press to write about it or write fairly about it. And nobody has ever done. We’ve done double what anyone else — if you add up all of the countries in the world, we’ve done more testing than all of the countries in the world added up together. Nobody has ever done anything like that. And we have the best tests.”

Look, Americans aren’t dummies.

And he’s just blowing smoke. Purely.

Just because someone doesn’t have a university degree doesn’t make them a complete blithering idiot.

Seriously.

And you don’t have to be a brainiac to know that America (330,000,000) has MANY MORE people than Spain (46,752,506).
And the UK (67,841,007).
And France (65,255,350).
And Germany (83,750,217).
And Italy (60,472,954).
COMBINED!

In fact, the TOTAL of all those nations COMBINED is: 324,072,034 – STILL very nearly 6 Million LESS than America.

So… how do you make an apples-to-apples, i.e., a “fair,” comparison? I mean, comparing you kid’s little league football team to the NFL is no comparison, is it? It’s nowhere near fair. So, how do you make it “fair”?

Easy.

Use percentages (per 100), or per capita (per head).

In this case, it’s per capita at per 100,000.

The same principle applies when examining Infection Rates, Death Rates, and other enumeration or accountancy aspects of infectious disease.

Tests per 100,000
USA – 92.36
Spain – 194.12

YOU do the math.

After all, you’re not a dummy like POS45 plays you for.

I’m reminded of a quote by a former American President, who also happened to be a two-term Republican… and an outspoken critic of the successive administration, and who also maintained a column in the Kansas City Star.

That man happened to be Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, who won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize while President for brokering an end to the Russo-Japanese War.

“The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.”

–– p149, excerpt of the most renown portion of former POTUS Theodore Roosevelt’s OpEd Column entitled “Sedition, A Free Press, and Personal Rule” published May 7, 1918 in the Kansas City Star. Roosevelt’s sharp criticism of President Wilson‘s leadership during World War I – especially in this OpEd of his regularly-appearing column – led the Post Office to warn the Star that such views might cost the paper its second-class mailing privileges.

So when people criticize the sitting President, Teddy Roosevelt’s quote should be borne in mind.

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