Thread: Presidential Elections have Long been a sporting event to my nerdy ass - like the olympics. Polls and Debates and Primaries and all the other various statistics are more exciting to me than who won more gold medals or a win/loss record.
That changed this year. -1
Nobody expected COVID and the devastating losses it is bringing. Nobody expected our government to act more like Syria than the functional government we were used to when it hit.
On top of that, the criminality at the very top is out of control. -2
Which leads me to this moment.
COVID isn’t going away. The criminals will still be around for at least six months.
But my favorite sport has been ruined and I just want to come out the other end of it, knowing that Biden will coordinate a federal COVID Response
Every Local group I am a member of is filled with people complaining about fascist rules and the constitution, about pro-maskers,"real" death number which is "much" lower. They're willing to risk the lives of others...for what?
They're talking about how people like me are fascist scumbags who are living in fear of this, how we should open up because its only killing the elderly, and how they're willing to drive from Boston to Kittery, ME next week to get a fucking haircut.
These aren't bots. They're not trolls. They're well respected member of every local community.
Hundreds of thousands are going to die and the President is letting it happen.
This was Putin's last move on the chessboard. Now, how do we get the asteroid to finally come?
We know China lied. The Extent of the lie ranges from the accepted "# of cases and death" to to "Poor Lab security" to bioweapon
Honestly? I came into this knowing China was a bad actor. Nothing that comes out changes that
We know that a lot of Western Countries totally failed to understand what was happening, partially because of incompetent leadership and partisanship, and partially because of China lying.
Those people are also at fault.
If China Developed a bioweapon, Trump is still a bad actor doing a disservice to this country.
If China lied because that is what dictatorships do, Trump is still a bad actor.
If China had bad lab security and this escaped, Trump is still a bad actor.
Here’s the thing: Trump sucks. He worked with our enemies to get elected and got impeached. He’s terrible at Public Speaking and he’s a criminal. He should be in jail for life.
BUT, he’s what we are stuck with until November.
Yes, he failed initially and may have made this worse, but it was always going to be terrible. It’s also not his fault China hid this for a while. We can vote him out in eight months by mail in ballot and be done with him
For me, a global pandemic that could kill hundreds of millions and result in a worldwide depression and 18 months of quarantine means that it’s time to put politics aside.
Got a family member or friend that you stopped talking to over politics since 2016? Make sure they’re ok.
A week later is Georgia which Bernie also is polling poorly in. 1290-895
April 28th Bernie might do better...but that’s still 1590-1260
@brycejabroni@Gaslit_Nation Oh and early April he might close the gap a little bit more in Wisconsin Alaska and Hawaii, but Bernie’s ONLY shot right now is to win huge margins in NY and PA on 4/28 and hope that that propels him to win all the states in May and June too.
@brycejabroni@Gaslit_Nation There are 560 delegates up for grabs in May and June. He MIGHT win Oregon and Montana. The math just isn’t in his favor