Washington, D.C. – The Democrats continue to blast Trump for the coronavirus response of the federal government. Their latest tactic in the attacks is disgusting. They have now decided that the coronavirus is a race issue and should be handled as such.
It started last Friday as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made statements regarding race. In her comments, AOC states that deaths among minorities are disproportionate compared to whites. Specifically, she called for reparations to be made in additional COVID-19 relief bills.
COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities.
Why? Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc. ARE underlying health conditions.
Inequality is a comorbidity. COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 3, 2020
Her claims about environmental racism and inequality resonated all throughout the usual suspects in Washington. Representatives Ayanna Pressley and Robin Kelly, along with Senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren all supported. They all sent a letter to DHHS to request that data be reported regarding race.
Another individual that joined in on the situation was Former Vice President Joe Biden. As the presumed Democratic nominee, Joe Biden spoke out on the issue saying that data needed to be collected regarding race. The focus is on how this is disproportionately affecting the minorities, but this is just another Democrat ploy.
Race has nothing to do with COVID-19 and the deaths. There are numerous data points that will help prove otherwise. First, the left wants to argue about the high death rates of the virus, including in China. China’s official tally has the death rate at 4%. Yet, by the same official totals, Italy’s death rate from the virus is 12.6%.
By our own demographic standards, an immigrant from Italy would be classified as white in the United States. The same story is found all across Europe. So why were folks in Italy dying at such high rates? It has to do with underlying medical conditions and complication.
The CDC has even found that life expectancy among the African American community has increased, but chronic conditions are increasing among African American youth. This is not a question about race, but a question about lifestyle. But the Democrats do not see it that way.
As Democrats continue their calls of unity to deal with coronavirus, this rhetoric does not help. This continues the Democrats plan of class warfare for the 2020 election. Rather than dealing with the crisis, they are more interested in playing politics.
This has become a political game for the Democrats. This was proven with their initial bill for the coronavirus relief. In that bill, they wanted $15 minimum wage, climate change initiatives, free phones, retirement plans and more. I’ve yet to see one way that solar and wind farms will help ailing Americans with COVID-19.
They have proven time and time again that they are unconcerned with the health of the American people. Their pet projects and hatred of President Trump are more important. A fine example of this is in the situation of hydroxychloroquine. Rather than advocate for finding a cure, they would rather continue to criticize Trump and accuse him of making money off the medication.
But the Democrats need this crisis to continue. One has to question how serious they are overall. They have openly commented about the need for an economic downturn to help defeat Trump. The NY Times even commented recently that the Democrats now see an opening thanks to the coronavirus. Is it possible that Democrats want to prolong this as long as possible, to the detriment of the American people?
It is time for the Democrats to grow up and get serious. They need to get serious about the truth and serious about keeping America great. There are only two things the Democrats are serious about right now. The first is how they can force socialism into the United States. I will say, the current stay orders are giving us a taste of that now. The second is how they can eliminate President Trump.
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