Skip to comments.Coronavirus shakes the conceit of ‘American exceptionalism’
Posted on 04/24/2020 2:55:35 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON - What if the real invisible enemy is the enemy from within - Americas very institutions?
When the coronavirus pandemic came from distant lands to the United States, it was met with cascading failures and incompetencies by a system that exists to prepare, protect, prevent and cut citizens a check in a national crisis.
The molecular menace posed by the new coronavirus has shaken the conceit of American exceptionalism like nothing big enough to see with your own eyes.
A nation with unmatched power, brazen ambition and aspirations through the arc of history to be humanitys shining city upon a hill cannot come up with enough simple cotton swabs despite the wartime manufacturing and supply powers assumed by President Donald Trump.
In the pandemics viral madhouse, the United States possesses jewels of medical exceptionalism that have long been the envy of the world.
For effective diagnostic testing, crucial in an infectious outbreak, look abroad. To the United Arab Emirates, or Germany, or New Zealand, which jumped to test the masses before many were known to be sick.
Or to South Korean exceptionalism, tapped by Marylands Republican governor, Larry Hogan, who accepted a planeload of 500,000 testing kits from Seoul to make up for the U.S. shortfall. The aid was dubbed Operation Enduring Friendship and annoyed Trump, the America First president.
Simple gloves. Complicated ventilators. Special lab chemicals. Tests. Swabs. Masks. Gowns. Face shields. Hospital beds. Emergency payouts from the government. Benefits for idled workers. Small business relief. Each has been subject to chronic shortages, spot shortages, calcified bureaucracy or some combination.
Yet Trump uses his daily White House briefings to claim success and talk about his poll numbers, TV ratings, favorite theories about science and the praise he gets from governors.
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The commie press is losing their touch.
A blatent hate filled hit piece on our country and of course Trump.
What is the point of even posting this useless crap? We learn nothing from it and we don’t need to have the feelings of the lamestream media re enforced.
I bet this guy was pissed that Trump did not promote a “Hug a Chinese Person” event in February like what Italy did.
OK, how about lynch mobs then? God knows they've fomented enough of them.
Fauxcy and the CDC/FDA still stand in the way of gittin ‘er done.
This guy is like most "journalists." A propagandist for the Left. His articles on Obama were glowing with praise, and his articles on Trump are dripping with hate.
But just who is it who has taken a wrecking ball to Our Institutions?
:: ...a system that exists to
- prevent and
- cut citizens a check in a national crisis. ::
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” It’s my Constitutional right that the government pay me!”
- h/t Dindu Nuffin
Calvin. Dude. It’s generally considered poor form to rub one out in public. Just sayin’.
Coronavirus seals in concrete the fact that Democrats, just as they are the Party of slavery, are the real Nazis in this world.
The media clowns should just print the words Hate President Trump and Hate America. That’s all they write anyway. They’re a bunch of assholes who should be tarred and feathered like the old days. They earned it.
Dun-know, my conceit is feeling pretty exceptional. (Polishes nails on shirt, pulls lever for Trump.)
Yes, gov’t was unprepared and lacked the supplies to deal with a pandemic.
Gov’t lacked the emergency plans and systems that would allow it to react quickly.
It was gov’t that failed on every level....but this mentally deranged moron supports more of this failed gov’t....expanding its power and incompetence so it can be immune from criticism in the future.
We get to razz them without mercy, and understand the hysterical panic that we hear from friends and family.