Today Joe Biden made an announcement confirming what everyone on the right has been saying for months, the mask mandates imposed by the CDC are wrong. The President made the announcement that the CDC has finally come around to the science which shows masks are not needed and have never been needed on people outside.
In a recent report, there has never been a case of COVID attributed to casual proximity to another person, ever. This finding flies in the face of accepted norms that wearing masks should be observed even by children at summer camp. Republicans understandably have been fuming at the challenge to civil liberties and flies in the face of science.
So with the recent announcement aside, why are Republicans so against receiving the COVID vaccine, when President Trump was the man behind the life saving drug? Are republicans stealing defeat out of the jaws of COVID victory and allowing Joe Biden to take all the credit? It would seem so.
Shortly after receiving the update on the CDC announcement Republicans across the blogosphere were up in arms about the announcement. There wasn’t one person who remembered that had it not been for President Trump possibly have the country may not be alive?
Many Republicans argue that the mask mandate is the overriding issue. They say that Dr. Fauci, who has been wrong from the beginning on the mask mandates is the central issue and everything else is secondary. But the historical significance of the development of a vaccine in record time and that vaccine effecting the entire planet is secondary in their minds.
Meanwhile Joe Biden and the Democrats are taking all of the credit for a drug and distribution policy that was implemented even before they took office. Biden literally had nothing to do with the execution of the COVID drug response. The doses were already bought. The distribution centers were already in place. The only thing the Trump administration team was waiting for was the FDA to clear the drugs.
Unfortunately Republicans although they are right a vast majority of the time, lose the narrative because they keep getting in the way of their own victory. In the case of the COVID-19 development, distribution and cure they are once again on the wrong side of history.
The best thing Republicans can do is stop listening to talking heads and start thinking for themselves. The pundits on the Right get paid to keep people upset and fighting battles that have already been won. If Republicans would just take a step back and allow Democrats to self implode under the weight of their own hypocrisy and venom it would be best, but Republicans continually have to show how stubborn and right they are.
Democrats don’t need anyone to show them the way to destruction. They have already created the platform to destroy themselves. What the GOP should do is take the credit for saving the entire planet by the development of the COVID vaccine.