this has nothing to do with covid.
it has everything to do with the midterm elections.
clearly, the biden admin is seeing polling for next year that scares the bejeesus out of them.
suddenly, they are desperate to stop any voting accountability laws. they need the “new normal” of unaccountable mail-in voting, early voting, zero verification, and zero validation or they are going to lose the house.
this is why they are pushing back so hard on this idea of “returning voter laws to pre-2020” and trying to act like debasing the democracy was saving it. they need it or their power is going bye-byes.
“The department's enforcement policy does not consider a jurisdiction’s re-adoption of prior voting laws or procedures to be presumptively lawful; instead, the department will review a jurisdiction’s changes in voting laws or procedures for compliance with all federal laws regarding elections, as the facts and circumstances warrant," reads a document released by DOJ. “
all the wild, unprecedented, poorly conceived, and worse implemented changes that turned last election into a cartoon pastiche of a banana republic ARE being presumed to be lawful. the status quo ante is not.
and how did they push this reckless joy ride with your democracy through last time? covid fear.
they are just going back to the same trick play that scored the last touchdown.
fortunately, 70% of america is absolutely ruling out listening to the CDC anymore, because whoever is in charge over there, they are certainly not “experts” in anything but politics.
they have flip flopped so many times at the behest of politician patrons and paymasters as to render themselves entirely devoid of credibility.
this is clearly sham, farce, and partisan thumb on the scalery.
there is no real covid surge, just a casedemic from over-sensitive assays applied to asymptomatic people. deaths and hospitalizations are down dramatically year on year despite being counted more inclusively now.
they are selling clear development of community resistance as new societal susceptibility.
not even they are this incompetent.
to be sure, i’m speculating here on motive, but if you have a more plausible theory, i’d love to see it.
this looks like the kind of move that’s right in the wheelhouse of the current gang of political grifters and it sure worked last time.
create a crisis, debase the democracy, prevent accountability, and once the laws are set, you can let everyone go again and hope they forget in the 9 months pre-election.
easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.
let’s see if i’m right. if you start to see covid risk linked to voting laws in the next couple weeks, we’ll know for sure.
this will get zero traction in red states. it’s already a fait accompli in blue ones.
purple is the battleground. if you live there, keep an eye out. this is aimed at you.
once was more than enough.
let’s not do this again…
Our friend Gerry Rawlinson suggested this, and I tend to agree:
How to use past data to bolster your narrative.
The Hope-Simpson curve and past covid trend indicates virus will begin decline in the US in roughly 10-14 days with or without mask recommendations or vaccinations, so here's what CDC is doing.
1) Looks at Hope-Simpson curve
2) Realizes nature is about to do it's thing presenting a golden opportunity
3) Issues 'new and improved' mask recommendation based on past trends calming the 'masks forever' crowd
4) Sit back and wait while watching nature do it's thing
5) As cases decline, take credit for issuing recommendations that 'saved' lives while citing decline was due to masks and vaccinations.
6) Place in file for future use
Could also be a pretext for more stimmie. They are deathly afraid of the end of free money.
Yes to this, and eyes on the audits!
> it has everything to do with the midterm elections.
Yes, yes and more yes.
I'm not sure I'm buying this one Bad Cat. I don't believe this is all point of an elaborate plan. To me it looks like moral panic combined with the cognitive dissonance in refusing to admit that every measure taken over the last year plus had no effect against the virus, only adverse effects to the public.
Always remember Hanlon's razor: "never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"
Meanwhile, the liquidity event at Pfizer just keep on giving to the corporate oligarchy: "During a July 28 second quarter earnings call, Pfizer told investors the company has increased its revenue projection, now expected to be in the range of $78 to $80 billion. The company projected revenue from its COVID vaccine alone will hit $33.5 billion — a 29% jump from the previously estimated $26 billion. Pfizer registered $7.8 billion in COVID vaccine sales in the second quarter, bringing total worldwide sales so far this year to $11.3 billion. The new profit forecast doesn’t include a contract struck last week with the Biden administration to provide an additional 200 million doses to the U.S."
I'm wondering if we could appease our "leaders" if we just got rid of elections, and let the people who are currently in just stay there for life? And of course their children would automatically rise to the seats of power as well. Would that be enough for them to leave us alone? Maybe then they would take mercy on us and stop ruining the lives of the peasants just to score election points and invent excuses to change "election" rules more in their favor. In all actuality little would change from installing an official aristocracy as our so-called "democratic elections" result in almost no actual change in policy or personnel. And since our entire government is 100% consumed with "winning the next election and we will burn down the country to do it," maybe we should just give up on our little American Experiment. King Gonna King.
Seeing this in print makes it seem obvious to those of use who lack sufficient skepticism about human nature. Thank you for flipping the switch.
I agree with you but that’s still 1 1/2 years away. They can’t keep this up for that long. People are tired of it.
"Due to new “delta variant” California will be mailing in ballots for recall election. "
And....... already we see proof. I wonder just how ridiculous it will get.
I think the teachers' unions driving the bus for now.
bc covid hysteria the free range 2020 election is not above reproach, as ethical skeptic observed caesar's wif e should be.
of course, the c19 flu will impact the election 16 months from now. with out a free range election that is reprehensible the democrats won't have either house.
if they pull it off in 2022.....
Huh, I hadn't thought about that reason for the new COVID "surge" hysteria, but it makes sense under the umbrella of "we don't want to give that toy back because our parents will never give it to us again."
What's a "gritter?" Do you mean grifter? I've been thinking the same thing for several days now. They can't win if the elections are fair. They have to pull the Covid Panic button.
Yup grifters gonna grift and they will go for the jugular this fall/winter. One or two more kicks at the COVID can and then get ready for full court press on the new green deal and equal outcomes, Err equity, should they retain the house and senate in 2022