After successfully avoiding censure by Michigan’s House of Representative Governor Gretchen Whitmer once more exerted her somewhat questionable authority over the state by extending Michigan’s shut down for the 5th time extending her
sorry suckers err “Safer at Home” order until June 12th, hopefully of this year.
The empathy challenged Governor offered little in the way of facts to defend her decision, resorting to the wearisome “We are not out of the woods yet” reasoning which is quickly replacing the race card in the standard liberal progressive’s excuse arsenal.
Whitmer made this
dumb ass hateful ridiculous umm, somewhat controversial decision despite mounting evidence that continuing these extensive lockdowns is as bad or worse than the virus itself.
No less a liberal darling (well as of yesterday anyway) than Dr. Fauci himself has recently spoken out against prolonged lockdowns
“Fox News” also carried the story which informed us that
More than 600 doctors signed onto a letter sent to President Trump Tuesday pushing him to end the “national shutdown” aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, calling the widespread state orders keeping businesses closed and kids home from school a “mass casualty incident” with “exponentially growing health consequences.”
According to the article
“We are alarmed at what appears to be the lack of consideration for the future health of our patients,” the doctors say in their letter. “The downstream health effects … are being massively under-estimated and under-reported. This is an order of magnitude error.”
But the Doctors signing the letter were far from the only medical professionals questioning the continued shutdown. “Twitchy.com” is reporting that Dr. Zeke Emmanuel is currently in favor of allowing children to attend summer camps, stating in an Op-Ed appearing in the “Atlantic” that in regards to children
……Adults need to help them regain normalcy. One way to do that is by opening summer camps as soon as possible. Children face a relatively small risk of harm from summer camps, the risk that their participation poses to adults can likely be managed, and the benefits of giving families at least the option of sending children to camp are substantial.
If the name “Zeke Emmanuel” seems familiar to you, that could be because he is currently the medical advisor to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
Another interesting development that would seem to support ending prolonged shutdowns (such as the one in Michigan) would be the recent reversal by the CDC regarding the manner in which Coronavirus is spread. According to a recent article in “The New York Times”
The virus does not spread easily via contaminated surfaces, according to the C.D.C. For those who were worried about wiping down grocery bags or disinfecting mailed packages, the news headlines highlighting this guidance in recent days might have brought some relief.
Strangely enough, this information from the CDC has received very little coverage by the Main Stream Media, of course, that could be because (as the Times article explains)
…this information is not new: The C.D.C. has been using similar language for months. If anything, the headlines have pulled into sharper focus what we already know about the virus.
So we’ve known this “for months”? So why so little coverage? It could be that the news doesn’t fit the media’s “Stay in the house and lock your doors or else everybody’s going to die!!!” narrative. It appears as if Governor Whitmer hasn’t seen fit to advise Michigan of what might accurately be described as good news from the CDC, strange that liberals are so opposed to the dissemination of good news, isn’t it?
No doubt liberal ‘Panic Porn Purveyors’ and ‘Fear Facilitators’ (aka the Mainstream Media) will take exception with the positions of all of these Doctors and demand that they are censured, have their license revoked, be publicly flogged, fired from their positions and have their homes and offices burned to the ground – well at least moderate liberals will invoke these punishments, hardcore liberal progressives will be somewhat more extreme
In addition to the “good news” that liberal media outlets and liberal politicians (almost the same thing) are attempting to suppress, these people and organizations are also hiding some truly horrendous information, and that concerns the tragic increases in the number of suicides that have accompanied these draconian shutdowns
Michigan alone has seen a sharp increase in the amount of suicides statewide, with some predictions that these number may increase by as much as 32%
One report published by “Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services” outlines some of the reasons for the expected increase
The research literature indicates that the impact of economic downturn, isolation/quarantine, increased substance use, insomnia, and lack of community gatekeepers, among other factors, could all lead to increased deaths by suicide—unless we act. Certain groups of Michiganders are especially at risk for a behavioral health crisis due to COVID-19’s impact, including healthcare providers, children and adolescents, older adults, the LGBTQ community, and those with autism spectrum disorder.
It is interesting to note that none of Governor Whitmer’s televised updates on the status of Coronavirus in Michigan include the above information, although the death toll from the virus (at least those deaths that have been reported as COVID-19 deaths) are loudly declared.
Whitmer is an intelligent and articulate woman, at least she presents herself as such during her many (many, many) appearances on a plethora of Sunday talk shows and network news programs, so why would she ignore the facts presented here, which are doubtlessly available to her, and continue to support the shutdown of her state’s economy? That question can be answered in one word, and it’s a dirty word – “politics”
Whitmer is on the shortlist for the Vice Presidential slot on the Democratic ticket, and if it seems that she is constantly auditioning for the role of VP it may very well be that is despite her protestations that she just wants to go on loving being the Warden of Michigan, she is without a doubt interested (make that highly interested) in becoming Biden’s running.
One of the ways that Whitmer might tip the scales in her favor as far as Presidential running mate is concerned is by delivering the State of Michigan to the Democratic Party. Remember, losing Michigan during the last Presidential campaign cost Hillary Clinton the election. Democrats are very hopeful of a different outcome this November, and if Whitmer can put the State through enough pain and misery while deflecting the blame onto Trump and the Republicans then low information voters might bring the state back into the blue column.
Keep in mind that in 2016 over 70,000 black voters in Detroit left the Presidential selection box on ballots blank and that was before Biden even told them that they weren’t really black. Liberals can ill afford to allow a recurrence of that this time around.
Perhaps Whitmer believes that her being all tough with her constituents and thumbing her nose at Michigan’s GOP makes her look like someone who is much stronger than the perpetual gaffe machine Joe Biden, but in reality her draconian measures might very well come back to haunt her.
In so far as a Biden/Whitmer ticket is concerned there is an old saying that is without a doubt no longer politically correct, but it goes something like this “We know who wears that pants in that family”