Dems Do an About-Face on COVID

by Kerry Dougherty

Some of us knew right away that it was not just a happy accident that the governors of four blue states suddenly announced two weeks ago that they were rolling back COVID restrictions and scrapping loathsome mask mandates.

It was clear that this Road to Damascus moment was triggered by polls. Really bad polls.

Now we know.

SFGate, the digital version of the San Francisco Chronicle, confirmed yesterday that they’d been shown some grisly internal polling conducted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

It’s worse than many of us imagined.

According to writers for the publication, a poll that took the pulse of voters in 60 of America’s most competitive congressional districts showed Democrats in deep trouble.

Turns out, 57% of those polled agreed with this statement: “Democrats in Congress have taken things too far in the pandemic response.” Oh and it gets worse: 66% of “swing” voters agreed with that statement.

Now do you see why Democrats have been breathlessly rolling back restrictions and pretending that some sort of metrics are behind the move?

There’s even more bad news for the left: 64% agreed that “Democrats want to defund the police.” That could explain Nancy Pelosi’s declaration Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that her party has now abandoned its defund-the-police mantra.

“Make no mistake, community safety is our responsibility,” Pelosi told host George Stephanopoulos. “I quote one my colleagues from New York, [Rep.] Ritchie Torres, brand new member of Congress, way on the left, saying that defund the police is dead.”

“That causes a concern with a few in our caucus,” she admitted.

No doubt. The Squad and others in the far-left wing of the party are at war with law enforcement and they won’t be quiet about it.

That’s going to be a problem for Democrats come November.

Read the report here. There is not a single morsel of good news for Democrats in it.

This may also explain the stampede for the exits by Democratic members of Congress. So far, 30 have announced their “retirements.” This is the largest number of members leaving from a single party since 1992. A sign that they know they are doomed to minority status after this November’s midterms.

Being in the minority is not nearly as much fun as running the show.

Others, like Rep. Eric Swalwell of California who reportedly canoodled for a bit with a Chinese spy, are trying to spin a narrative that Democrats are leading the country back to normalcy.

Hilarious.

It’s too late, Eric. Voters know that it was Democrats who seized on COVID-19 and used the pandemic as an excuse to stomp on civil liberties and mask 2-year-olds. We know they’d happily extend the emergency orders and the power it gave government for years if they could get away with it.

But the American people had their own Road To Damascus moment months ago and it led to a GOP sweep in Virginia and the landslide recall this week of three of the most radical members of the San Francisco School Board.

Buckle up. This show is just getting started.

This column has been republished with permission from Kerry: Unedited & Unemployed.


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20 responses to “Dems Do an About-Face on COVID”

  1. Republicans would be wise not to count their chickens before they have come home to roost. After all nine months is a lifetime in politics. Will have to wait and see what happens if the GOP makes 2022 all about the 2020 election and the great one.

    1. Stephen Haner Avatar
      Stephen Haner

      Before the 2020 election some independent polls (Pew?) showed those independent voters were in the “government must protect us” mindset, and at the time I knew that was trouble for GOP candidates. Just more proof this is all a big pendulum, and political science outweighs epidemiology. That’s why they call them “swing” voters.

    2. Stephen Haner Avatar
      Stephen Haner

      Before the 2020 election some independent polls (Pew?) showed those independent voters were in the “government must protect us” mindset, and at the time I knew that was trouble for GOP candidates. Just more proof this is all a big pendulum, and political science outweighs epidemiology. That’s why they call them “swing” voters.

      1. Matt Adams Avatar

        It could have also been that the GOP standard bearer at the time was a pompous tweeter (well he did tweet before he was banned).

        I’d wager there were more anti-Trump votes than there were Pro-Biden votes.

      2. Matt Adams Avatar

        It could have also been that the GOP standard bearer at the time was a pompous tweeter (well he did tweet before he was banned).

        I’d wager there were more anti-Trump votes than there were Pro-Biden votes.

      3. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Oh! SWING voter. Now I get it. I thought they were just kinky couples.

  2. James Kiser Avatar
    James Kiser

    democrats are portraying themselves as Republicans

    1. PassTheBuckBureaucrat Avatar
      PassTheBuckBureaucrat

      Republicans, portraying themselves as supporters of freedom…

      .. reveal they are as hypocritical as democrats. You should have maximum freedom, to do what we say!

  3. LarrytheG Avatar

    No question, many people are fed up with the pandemic and it appears THIS variant is winding down so Democratic leaders are bailing also and ironically (or not), the current popular advice is that if you feel that you have health conditions that put you at risk – go hide! We’ve heard that before!

    I think the GOP has the hot hand right now but also think they are likely to overplay it (again) so we’ll see if they can keep their gains.

    1. PassTheBuckBureaucrat Avatar
      PassTheBuckBureaucrat

      Not doubt. Freedom for me, not for thee.

  4. Eric the half a troll Avatar
    Eric the half a troll

    3,189 Americans died from COVID-19 today… so great work there, Kerry….

    1. Nancy Naive Avatar
      Nancy Naive

      You’ll wonder where the Covid went,
      When you brush your teeth with Ivermectin…

      Results Among 490 patients included in the primary analysis (mean [SD] age, 62.5 [8.7] years; 267 women [54.5%]), 52 of 241 patients (21.6%) in the ivermectin group and 43 of 249 patients (17.3%) in the control group progressed to severe disease (relative risk [RR], 1.25; 95% CI, 0.87-1.80; P = .25). For all prespecified secondary outcomes, there were no significant differences between groups. Mechanical ventilation occurred in 4 (1.7%) vs 10 (4.0%) (RR, 0.41; 95% CI, 0.13-1.30; P = .17), intensive care unit admission in 6 (2.4%) vs 8 (3.2%) (RR, 0.78; 95% CI, 0.27-2.20; P = .79), and 28-day in-hospital death in 3 (1.2%) vs 10 (4.0%) (RR, 0.31; 95% CI, 0.09-1.11; P = .09). The most common adverse event reported was diarrhea (14 [5.8%] in the ivermectin group and 4 [1.6%] in the control group).

    2. PassTheBuckBureaucrat Avatar
      PassTheBuckBureaucrat

      and what else? More interesting, is to compare the percentages of death vs infections in the US vs other countries … while smoking cigarettes and eating snickers.

      1. Eric the half a troll Avatar
        Eric the half a troll

        During the months December 2020, January 2021, and February 2021, COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart disease and cancer are usually the number one and number two leading causes of death, respectively.

  5. Mask requirements in responsible states are being lifted.

    If I learned nothing else from Rep. Swalwell’s “tweet” I learned that he is an arrogant, elitist, condescending piece of cr@p.

    Oh, wait! I already knew that.

    1. “cr@p” is not acceptable usage on this blog any more than the word it is disguising. Please refrain.

      1. 10-4.

  6. PassTheBuckBureaucrat Avatar
    PassTheBuckBureaucrat

    Democrats in majority, overreach. Republicans win, campaigning for freedom, ban abortions and books. Democrats take back control. repeat.

    The only headline you need

  7. tmtfairfax Avatar

    McKay is touting the CDC without acknowledging that three major studies relied upon by the CDC to support mask requirements were flawed because they failed to account for other variables, such as vaccination levels. Democracy Dies in Darkness.

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