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Tucker Carlson Tells The Hard Truth [COVID19]
American Conservative ^ | March 9, 2020 | Rod Dreher

Posted on 03/10/2020 6:16:37 AM PDT by C19fan

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To: Redwood71; ClearCase_guy

“The people selling panic will be unhappy when this all goes away.”

Nope....then it will be hay fever or sunburn.


Or an airplane disappearance, hurricane, celebrity death, military action, etc. Big news stories always bring out the rubberneckers.


61 posted on 03/10/2020 6:55:55 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: C19fan

Your wasting your breath on the Trump bots who will happily follow their God off the political cliff. South Korea has shown through massive testing and effective quarantining you can keep the CFR under 1%. If you take the Italian approach of reaction you get a CFR of 5%. If this virus detonates over here no amount of bluster or tweets will be of comfort when the news footage is of hospitals overwhelmed. Trump better wake up quick before it’s to late.


62 posted on 03/10/2020 6:56:57 AM PDT by soupbone1
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To: C19fan
Trump is losing the election right before my eyes with his horrible handling of COVID19

You're kidding.

63 posted on 03/10/2020 6:59:30 AM PDT by kidd
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To: C19fan
Trump is losing the election right before my eyes with his horrible handling of COVID19.
Wishful thinking.

Tucker is just trying to keep his cushy job by pleasing his puppet masters. AKA Paul Ryan

64 posted on 03/10/2020 6:59:49 AM PDT by lewislynn (STOP SUPPORTING CHINA AND ANTI-AMERICAN GLOBALISTS! DO IT NOW!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“The people selling panic will be unhappy when this all goes away.”

BUT, they will claim “How lucky we were”. Just wait till next time.

Prepare NOW, spend BILLIONS and BILLIONS of dollars at left leaning institutions or DOOMSDAY will return!


65 posted on 03/10/2020 7:00:33 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: lewislynn
Tucker is just trying to keep his cushy job by pleasing his puppet masters. AKA Paul Ryan

He should be blaming Ryan for doing nothing to bring drug manufacturing back to America.

66 posted on 03/10/2020 7:01:54 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: C19fan

Go ahead and vote for Joe or Bernie.

I’m sure they’ll take care of you.


67 posted on 03/10/2020 7:02:52 AM PDT by moovova
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To: CharleysPride

Read your own post #26 .....500 more times and tell me who is ... classy!


68 posted on 03/10/2020 7:03:18 AM PDT by Guenevere (Press On!)
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To: CharleysPride

STFU and go take a cruise.


69 posted on 03/10/2020 7:03:34 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Redwood71

The hair on fire boosting their egos.


70 posted on 03/10/2020 7:06:57 AM PDT by JayAr36 (Organized Crime is now in charge of the District of Corruption)
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To: LouieFisk

We don’t know all that he and his team are doing. Trump has pulled off a lot of victories from behind the scenes, while ostensibly frittering his time away at foolish fun on Twitter.

(What did our grandfathers do, in situations like this? From all the stories I’ve heard, my father rushed out with many other men after Pearl Harbor, and enlisted. I don’t remember any criticism of the leaders - if there was, most of those men kept it to themselves and carried on.)

No matter what Trump did or how he handled anything, there would be criticism from both sides - he’s had a target on his back from the moment he came down the escalator - perhaps most dangerously from people who were supposed to be on his ‘side’.

We’re in a situation now where we have to ‘dance with the one who brung us’; and we could do a lot worse. Imagine a doddering Bernie, Biden - or Hillary! - leading us at this time.


72 posted on 03/10/2020 7:08:40 AM PDT by Jamestown1630 ("A Republic, if you can keep it.")
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To: ping jockey

Similar to Tucker’s Syria moment where he acted like the sky was falling and Trump was getting us into another Middle East War only to see Trump pull out our troops


73 posted on 03/10/2020 7:10:02 AM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: C19fan

You know you can catch Wuhan Virus from your keyboard, right? I advise you shut down your computer, stay glued to NBC, ABC, and CBS and do whatever they tell you to do.


74 posted on 03/10/2020 7:10:03 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: C19fan
It is not fearmongering to look at this and say it is failing. Likely the US should have closed the borders and set up mandatory quarantine sooner but now that has essentially passed. The virus is now loose in the US. Maybe it will be business-as-usually and no big deal for most younger and healthy Americans, but if it ravages our older population--they say 60+ are at risk, and it cleans out nursing homes and all, that is devastating. The lack of testing, aggressive testing and quarantine, is on Trump since he has taken lead. I do not understand how folks can be claiming millions of test kits available yet only a couple thousand tested and, more importantly, repeated reports of no tests available at all. This is, pardon me, a repeat in recent years of talk and no action. But this time, saying kits are available, yet anticipated recipients say they are not, is on public display.

We cannot and most of us likely should not stop working, stay at home, and all, but there needs to be more transparency and honesty in all of this. It should be sobering to everyone to understand the scope of challenge: (1) China locked down cities, bulldozed roads, (2) Israel has quarantine for everyone entering country, (3) Italy is under quarantine, etc. This is not typical flu and should not be dismissed as such. Every time Trump says it is, the reports suggest otherwise, and Trump looks bad. Just saying because it needs to be said. He keeps painting a rosey picture, his staff offer more sobering picture. I don't like that disconnect and I think it will get worse if not stopped. Do we really want to risk a Biden or Sanders getting elected?

75 posted on 03/10/2020 7:10:17 AM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!)
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To: 1Old Pro

Carlson is gonna look like a complete idiot when this turns out to be another Legionnaires’ disease, Swine flu, Avian flu, SARS, MERS, etc., scare. And, contrary to what Dr. Van Schoor wrote, like Britain, Italy has socialized medicine and a National Health Service (SSN, Servizio Sanitario Nazionale), which the WHO rates as the second best in the world, so I’d take his comments with a grain of salt as well.

Like you, I agree with one thing Dreher wrote: “If this pandemic teaches us anything, it’s that we cannot be so strategically entangled with China.” But then, isn’t that what Trump has been telling us for years and isn’t it an issue he’s actually been doing something about - and getting criticized for, no less?

Unlike Obama, Trump imposed travel restrictions to limit the spread of the virus and he’s had cruise ships remain at sea until passengers are tested. How do Lefties react? Travel bans, like everything else in existence these days, is “racist” and “he’s trying to artificially reduce the number of infections for political purposes” or “leaving people on ships to die at sea,” not that he’s trying to LIMIT the number of infections and that they’re flying medical personnel to those ships.

Last week, I found the following article from Cato, which seems to be pretty damned reasonable and a nice diversion from the “We’re all gonna die” approach:

https://www.cato.org/blog/covid-19-deaths-incredible-who-estimates


76 posted on 03/10/2020 7:10:47 AM PDT by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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To: Jamestown1630
The President gave the democrats an opening by playing golf.

President Trump needs to understand optics. Playing golf is bad optics when the country is overly concerned about the Corona virus (or anything that creates panic).

77 posted on 03/10/2020 7:11:36 AM PDT by sleepwalker (The future is so bright, I gotta wear shades)
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To: CharleysPride

“Or we can do nothing and turn out like Iran or Italy.”

Or we can do nothing and everything turns out the same anyway.

“Time” will end the Corona Virus, nothing else.


78 posted on 03/10/2020 7:12:24 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: 7thOF7th

Hey, look at it this way. Maybe, due to the fear of coronavirus, Democrats and RINOs will stay home on November 3rd; I know I won’t.


79 posted on 03/10/2020 7:13:17 AM PDT by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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To: 1Old Pro

Carlson is gonna look like a complete idiot when this turns out to be another Legionnaires’ disease, Swine flu, Avian flu, SARS, MERS, etc., scare. And, contrary to what Dr. Van Schoor wrote, like Britain, Italy has socialized medicine and a National Health Service (SSN, Servizio Sanitario Nazionale), which the WHO rates as the second best in the world, so I’d take his comments with a grain of salt as well.

Like you, I agree with one thing Dreher wrote: “If this pandemic teaches us anything, it’s that we cannot be so strategically entangled with China.” But then, isn’t that what Trump has been telling us for years and isn’t it an issue he’s actually been doing something about - and getting criticized for, no less?

Unlike Obama, Trump imposed travel restrictions to limit the spread of the virus and he’s had cruise ships remain at sea until passengers are tested. How do Lefties react? Travel bans, like everything else in existence these days, is “racist” and “he’s trying to artificially reduce the number of infections for political purposes” or “leaving people on ships to die at sea,” not that he’s trying to LIMIT the number of infections and that they’re flying medical personnel to those ships.

Last week, I found the following article from Cato, which seems to be pretty damned reasonable and a nice diversion from the “We’re all gonna die!” approach:

https://www.cato.org/blog/covid-19-deaths-incredible-who-estimates


80 posted on 03/10/2020 7:13:53 AM PDT by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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